Make The Magic

Posted April 14th, 2014 @ 7:32 AM by

One of my favorite charities – Camp Kesem – UW Madison, is having their annual fundraiser – Make the Magic. Make the Magic is our only annual fundraising event. At this event, we also hope to spread the word throughout our community to tell more people about Camp Kesem! When? Saturday, April 26, 2014 from […]


Posted April 10th, 2014 @ 9:22 AM by

Photo by Wendy Schneider Yesterday I was made aware of the yellow dot. My head has been somewhere else. I told my kids about the one across the street, not knowing that the four year old tree we have on our terrace was scheduled to be taken down. I called the Forestry Department this morning, […]

Madison Common Council Unify on Antibiotic Resolution

Posted April 9th, 2014 @ 11:58 AM by

Eight co-sponsors of the resolution were joined with all of the other Common Council Members to vote yes on Resolution 32795. Testimony from citizens told of water and soil contamination right here Madison in a near East Side stream, where test results showed high concentrations of antibiotics traced back to a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations(CAFO) […]

6 designs + 6 hours= more design hours for SBA

Posted April 9th, 2014 @ 11:03 AM by

The Common Council voted 12-7  to not grant an appeal to Steve Brown Apartments (SBA) on their plea of economic hardship in regards to their not being approved by the Land Marks Commission to build three five-story buildings one next to another where two historic ones and the 1968, Highlander now stand. Alder Resnick, voted […]

Kinda Sorta Lazy-ish Live-ish Blog of Common Council Meeting

Posted April 8th, 2014 @ 9:21 PM by

Ok, missed the first few minutes and am multi-tasking so you’re only getting the highlights, or lowlights, depending how you look at it.

What’s on the Council Agenda for Tonight

Posted April 8th, 2014 @ 2:55 PM by

Here’s what has been suggested for discussion – plus anything anyone shows up to speak to or any last minute additions. The rest of the agenda will get passed, as recommended.

Friends of Lotherian Update

Posted April 6th, 2014 @ 9:25 PM by

Photo by Heather Nicole Benson Firestarters! There were updates on the Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) membership vote, re memberships of those 36 who used to live in the house, and moving forward with Sunday Work Parties at the site of the damaged in need of repair historical Lotherian House. It is located in a prime location along […]

Homeless Issue Committe Chair Resigns

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:00 PM by

I don’t blame him, but its a real loss. When good people are forced to walk away to stop contributing to the farce . . well, they make the right decision, but the whole community loses.

After Months of Being Kept in the Dark . . .

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:48 AM by

We still don’t have any real details . . . the sad part is, most county board supervisors and the Homeless Issues Committee members have all been equally kept out of the loop. So, this is news to everyone . . . except? Who? Who is making the decisions here? And who are they working with? Where is the public in all this?

Jim Villa — $178,000/Yr + Cadillac Bennies!

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:51 AM by

The UW system created a new job- Vice President of University Relations at the University of Wisconsin System. Many immensely qualified people applied for this job, unfortunately we found out that only one qualification mattered….the ability to kiss the ring of the republicans in charge of our state. For this important qualification, they found the […]

School Board Silly Season

Posted March 29th, 2014 @ 12:49 PM by

While running for elected office can be very confusing, sometimes needlessly so. There are also few people outside of the far right wing, who do not think that money in politics is out of control. That being said, there are a couple of incidences on the Wayne Strong campaign that need to be looked at. […]