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City reports brief power outage near University Ave., Branch St.

A struck power line near University Avenue and Branch Street in Middleton caused a power outage affected hundreds of customers and knocked out two traffic lights Friday afternoon, the city said.

The city of Middleton said in an alert shortly before 3 p.m. that traffic lights at University Avenue and Branch Street and at Century Avenue and High Road were out.

Madison Gas and Electric reported 1,096 customers in the area were without power at about 3 p.m. About 15 minutes later, the MG&E website reported power was restored.

Middleton skateboard park closed due to vandalism once again

The Middleton skateboard park is closed once again for vandalism maintenance work.

The vandalism happened on Thursday. The vandals covered the park in graffiti, and took a sewer grate about a foot in diameter.

The graffiti was cleaned up, but the sewer grate will not be replaced until Monday at the earliest, keeping the park closed through the weekend.

No arrests have been made, however, the park is equipped with security cameras. Police are looking through the footage to identify the individuals involved.

Branch St. to be closed next week due to construction

Branch St. final paving will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2. The entire roadway, from University Ave. to Century Ave. will need to be closed off in different phases.

To view where these road closures will be, click here to view the map.

 

Good Neighbor Festival parade scheduled Sun.

This weekend the annual Good Neighbor Festival returns to Middleton with a variety of food, entertainment and the parade.

Events begin Friday at 5 p.m. with a kiddie parade at 5:30 p.m. beginning from the high school. The carnival at the Good Neighbor Festival grounds, Firemans Park, is open from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Live music will play on multiple stages throughout the weekend.

A 5K run and walk will start from Firemans Park at 9 a.m. A craft fair, dunk tank and coin dig will also take place at the park Saturday.

The main parade begins Sunday at noon on University Avenue. News 3's Charlotte Deleste was named the 2014 Good Neighbor parade marshal for her contribution to the community through Gio's Garden, a non-profit respite center on Parmenter Street.

Live entertainment continues at Firemans Park in the VFW and food tents after the parade.

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Two events this weekend are scheduled to celebrate and support the high school soccer program. 

A match Saturday will pit former Middleton High School soccer players against the 2014 boys varsity soccer team. And an event Sunday will raise money for the proposed soccer pavilion. 

The Middleton High School Soccer Reunion and Pavilion Fundraiser will take place Sunday at Capital Brewery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said there will be music from the Evan Riley Band, food, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more.

Attendees can purchase bricks engraved with a message, which will be incorporated into the building of the pavilion.

The pavilion is slated to be built at the MHS Soccer Stadium on Airport Road. It will house concessions, restrooms and a trophy case. 

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

A Sun Prairie business will offer food and free massages at its official grand opening next week. 

Elements Massage's open house will take place from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the business, 2804 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 102. 

The company said it will offer free 15-minute chair massages and serve light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can get tours of the facilities and information about massage and overall wellness. 

The Sun Prairie Chamber of commerce will also hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Elements Massage of Sun Prairie is located across from Costco. There are two other Elements Massage business in the Madison area including Fitchburg at 6317 McKee Road and in Middleton at 1950 Cayuga St., according to the company website. 

Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Author will discuss novel, sign books Thursday

Dale Kushner will read from and discuss her novelm "The Conditions of Love," at an event at the Middleton Public Library Thursday.

The event will end with a question and answer session and a book signing, organizers said.

Copies of "The Conditions of Love" will be available for sale at the event.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Archer Room.