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Middleton holding contest to select name for "market arcade"

According to the City of Middleton website, Middleton and Capital Brewery are asking the public to submit names for the new "market arcade" on Terrace Avenue.

The "market arcade" is located in front of Capital Brewery and is part of a project bringing a new face to Terrace Avenue.

The person who submits the selected name will win a $50 iTunes gift card. The contest closes April 16.

Spring elections candidate forum set next week at Kromrey

The Middleton Action Team will sponsor a spring elections candidates forum on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Drive.

Board of Education candidates Todd Smith and Linda Yu, who are vying for the seat in Area IV, along with incumbent Anne Bauer and Tia Edy, who are competing for the seat in Area V, are scheduled to attend the school board forum, which will go from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Middleton City Council candidate forum will follow from 8 to 8:30 p.m. First District candidates Kathy Olson and Robert Stipicevich along with 4th District registered write-in candidate Briana Giosta are scheduled to attend.

There will be prepared questions, and attendees are encouraged to submit their questions for consideration. The forums are being moderated by the League of Women Voters of Dane County.

A tour of Kromrey will be held at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested.

Residents encouraged to bring memorabilia in to Middleton Community Scan Day

The Middleton Public Library is inviting residents to bring in historic photos, documents, letters, or other memorabilia reflecting the history of Middleton to be scanned and preserved as digital images.

Middleton Community Scan Day will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's Archer Room.

Attendees will be able to keep the original copies of any items they bring in along with a CD containing their digital images.

Employment Opportunity! Golf Course Mechanic

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City considers plans to reconstruct portion of Parmenter Street

City considers plans to reconstruct portion of Parmenter Street

Plans to resurface Parmenter Street north of University Avenue are being reviewed by city staff, according to a release.

The plans submitted by Mead and Hunt are to resurface Parmenter Street between University Avenue and the roundabout, officials said. The design includes a bike lane and driving lane in each direction, burying all overhead utilities along Parmenter Street and installing boarding pads at Metro Transit stops.

The west side of the road will tentatively not have on-street parking, but will get a 5-foot wide sidewalk and wider grass terrace with trees, according to the release. The east side of the road will still have on-street parking and portions of the existing 4-foot wide sidewalk will be repaired.

Middleton Public Library to hold listening sessions for future of library

The Middleton Public Library will be holding two public listening sessions to discuss the future construction for the library.

Share your stories and ideas and meet the architects from Dimension IV, the firm conducting Middleton Public Library's feasibility study.

The listening sessions will be held on Jan. 19 from 4-6 p.m. and Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m., both at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave.

They will discuss plans to possibly expand the library, remodel it or construct a new building.

Refreshments will be provided by the Hubbard Street Diner.

MCPASD board considers open enrollment

Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services George Mavroulis led a brief discussion about potential open enrollment numbers for the 2015-16 school year at the Board of Education regular meeting on Dec. 15.

The board must approve a plan in January for open enrollment for the upcoming year. Mavroulis presented a chart of open enrollment spaces according to the Department of Public Instruction formula along with a copy of the rollover enrollment chart.

He noted there would be room for up to 46 open enrollment students in the first grade, although he thought 30 was the number the elementary schools could handle.