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SUPPORT SOLIDARITY SINGERS/STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS
State Capitol – People are being arrested and ticketed at their homes for signs, banners, balloons and more.
Or actually ‘for less,’ even for nothing…
Recently a young woman, a disabled vet with a severe cardiac problem was nearly killed by the Cap Cops.
New Capitol rules from the Dept. of Administration require people to get a permit for any group of 4 or more people inside the Capitol, 100 outside. They also have to apply 72 hours in advance and pay for police presence. This is directed at the Solidarity Singalong and is a violation of the 1st Amendment. They have started trying to enforce the rules recently, so we need a large number of citizens to attend.
The Singalong is outside on Fridays, and inside Monday through Thursday. Next Thursday there will be a 4:30 Singalong for the teachers, like last year.
MORE CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT
MIFFLIN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Proposed Redevelopment of 305-325 W. Johnson Street
Monday, October 1, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
Madison Senior Center – 330 W. Mifflin Street
Please join me to discuss the proposal by Hovde Properties to build a mixed use development at 305-325 W. Johnson Street. There are four buildings located on the site which will be demolished. The building site is approximately 61,000 square feet and the building would be approximately 460,000 square feet in overall size. The mix of uses would include approximately 11,000 square feet of retail space on W. Johnson Street, 20,000 square feet of office space and a 30,000 square feet condominium space which would be sold to the City of Madison for the Fire Department administration offices. There would be 253 residential apartment units and 303 parking, 27 moped, 18 motorcycle and 160 bike stalls. The building would vary in height from 7 to 14 floors. The parking structure would consist of two underground levels and one level at grade. The vehicular access to the parking garage would be off W. Johnson Street and W. Dayton Street. Construction would be scheduled to begin January 2013 and completed the summer of 2014.
I look forward to seeing you on the 1st.
For more information, please contact:
Alderperson Mike Verveer
Madison Common Council
Cell Phone: (608) 576-4355
Home Phone: (608) 255-6498
Office phone: (608) 266-4071
GET INVOLVED IN MARQUETTE NEIGHBORHOOD
Help us get the word out about the 2012 Marquette Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting (Oct. 18), the Williamson Street Gateway Sculpture Fundraiser (Oct. 7), and other exciting things happening with your neighborhood association!
Neighborhood Lit Drop Launch
Sat. Sept 29
Ground Zero Coffee * 744 Williamson
The Marquette Neighborhood Association will be putting flyers on every door in the Marquette Neighborhood to get the word out about MNA. That’s about 3000 households! We have 6 lovely volunteers and need about 6-8 more to get the job done. Yes, that means you! We’ll give you the maps, flyers and detailed instructions. You deliver them to your 4-6 block area “route” which should only take you a little over an hour.
Please respond to me (julieannaspears AT yahoo.com) to sign up for a route. If you can’t come pick up a packet at the Launch on 9/29 but would like to help, we can arrange to pick up a packet at your convenience. Lit drops can be done anytime, but preferably by Monday afternoon (10/1) to give folks at least two weeks to get it on their schedule. And hey, I can even guarantee there will be NO SNOW for this task! It might even be sunny & 70 degrees!
MNA Board & Membership Committee
Not a member of MNA yet? Now’s a great time to join $5/yr per household & $20/business. A membership form will be on your doorstep this weekend or go to: www.marquette-neighborhood.org. Bring it to the Annual Meeting!
SAVE THE DATES! Donate/More Info
Williamson Street Gateway Sculpture Fundraiser
Sun. Oct. 7th
Madison Sourdough Bakery & Café
4-7pm BBQ Fundraiser w/ Cash Bar & Live Acoustic Music
Meet Metal Sculpture Artist Eria Koivunen
MNA Annual Meeting
Thurs. Oct. 18th
Marquette Elementary School
6 pm Open House
6:30-8 pm Annual Meeting
I hope you’ve all got APPLEFEST on your calendars this Saturday. An admission of just $2 gets you fun, food and frivolity. It’s great for the kids and an inexpensive way to support the North/Eastside Senior Coalition do the critical work of ensuring that frail and elderly people get basic human needs met.
NESCO’s case managers–the social workers who solve problems for our mostly low-income clients, many of whom have serious physical and mental health issues–find themselves functioning as psychiatrists, doctors, pastors, bankers and fortune tellers. They find themselves in situations that no amount of training has prepared them for. Yet every day they find ways to come between disaster and their clients.
A simple way to help them is to attend Applefest! Thank you!
TREE CUTTING AT TENNEY PARK
Just had the opportunity to say hello and thank you to contractors chainsawing invasive shrubs and trees along E. Johnson St. in Tenney Park. Note that:
- they are cutting and removing shrubs and trees that are either non-native or aggressive invasives (buckthorn, some vines, european alder, etc.) and preserving the plants that enhance and sustain the Prairie School of Landscaping plan that gave Tenney and the Yahara River Parkway their National Register of Historic Places status.
- removal of invasives will also open up the shrub layer to help local native flowers grow on the ground
- native shrubs like red osier dogwood, various viburnums, button bush and many others will flourish
- native trees will be preserved, though some that are susceptible to invading insects like the ash borer, or trees that are leaning mostly into the roadway may be removed to help foster growth of others
- opening up of the shrub layer and tree upper story will enhance sight lines into the lagoon (ice skating etc.), the park and the new Wall Family Pavilion – in keeping with the original OC Simonds historic landscaping plan
- shrubs and trees nearer to the corner of Marston and E. Johnson will not be cut or pruned at this time – and will continue to shield houses along Marston from E. Johnson traffic noises and headlights
So – COMPLEMENTS to Madison Parks Dept. and local neighborhood and parks volunteer groups for a coordinated effort to preserve, enhance and protect our unique Park!
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY GARDENS/ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE FILMS
To supporters of downtown community gardens:
We are sharing this information about a film series that is sponsored by friends of ours at the Economic Democracy Collaborative, the Madison Institute, and Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin in preparation for the Economic Democracy Conference to be held at Madison College (MATC downtown) Oct 11-14th. (For info on the conference see www.economicdemocracyconference.org.)
While we realize that this announcement is going out after the dates of the first two films being shown, you can still attend the screenings of the last two.
Members of DCGG will be on hand to introduce “The Garden,” being shown this Saturday, Sept 22, at 10:00 am in the Grand Hall at Capital Lakes Retirement Center, 333 W. Main St, Madison. We hope to see some of you there.
WHAT CAN BE DONE NOW TO RESHAPE OUR ECONOMY ON A MORE DEMOCRATIC, COOPERATIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE BASIS?
The Economic Democracy Collaborative invites the Madison community to free screenings of four films which explore different aspects of this issue. These will be screened in the Grand Hall at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Center 333 W. Main St. at the dates and times indicated below. In each case, a local person familiar with the type of activity described will introduce the film briefly and then stay for a discussion afterwards.
1. “FIXING THE FUTURE: Creating Local Jobs and Building Prosperity” (2011, 60 min), SAT SEP 8th 10AM:
Some communities across America are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, including: 1) Sustainable Connections, a collaboration of thousands of businesses committed to buying locally, hiring locally, and selling locally; 2) Yo Mama’s Cookin’, a cooperative of women of color part of a national movement to build and train cooperative groups; and 3) The Time Bank, which allows people to barter their time and services. These and other efforts are built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability, and creativity.
2. “COMING HOME: E. F. Schumacher and the Reinvention of the Local Economy” (2009, 37 min), WED SEP 12th 7PM:
In 1973, British economist E.F. Schumacher wrote “Small is Beautiful – Economics as if People Mattered”, a book that offered a vision of an economy driven by a desire for harmony, not greed; a local economy based on community and ecological values, not global financial derivatives. For the last three decades the E.F. Schumacher Society has transformed Schumacher’s ideas into a series of practical innovations – reinventing much of the local economy of Great Barrington, Massachusetts and southern Berkshire County in the process.
3. “THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” (2006, 53 min),
WED SEP 19th at 7PM.
After Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s the country transitioned from large fossil-fuel intensive farming to smaller less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens–and from a highly-industrialized society to a more sustainable one through cooperation, conservation, and community.
4. “THE GARDEN” (2008, 80 min), SAT SEP 22nd at 10AM
The story of America’s largest cooperative urban farm, established in the midst of low-income South Central Los Angeles following the 1992 LA riots and bulldozed after a long battle against a powerful coalition of real estate developers and self-serving political and “community” leaders.
These screenings are part of series co-sponsored by the Economic Democracy Collaborative, the Madison Institute, and Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin in preparation for the Economic Democracy Conference to be held at Madison College (MATC downtown) Oct 11-14th. For info on the conference see www.economicdemocracyconference.org. For more info on upcoming film screenings call 608-442-8399.
The Downtown Community Gardens Group
Jane Anne Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 251-2784
Sue Rosa (email@example.com) or 236-9374
Danna Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WALK WITH A DOC
Walk with a Doc – presented by Madison Parks
Taking Steps for Your Health
Madison Parks is pleased to begin a local chapter with Just Walk, Walk with a Doc program.
(Madison, WI) Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter would be the first in Wisconsin!
“Madison Parks is excited to kick off this new program,” says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. “Public parks around the nation can and should be a part of a program for healthy lifestyle. We are eager to partner with Madison’s healthcare providers to showcase our parks.”
The organized walks will start in a Madison Park and will be led by a local doctor. The walks will be held at all times of the day: morning, afternoon, evening; weekday/weekends.
The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals from Madison will provide:
· a 5 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice.
· lead the walk and answer questions from participants.
Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
The first Walk with a Doc will be held on October 6 at 10a.m.
Event Name: Just Walk: Walk with a Doc, presented by Madison Parks.
Date: October 6, 10a.m.
Location: Owen Conservation Park, 6021 Old Sauk Road
Topic: Weight Loss Surgery and Medical Care for Weight Loss
Physician: Join Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, EdM, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Assistant Professor of Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Join Dr. Greenberg for an invigorating walk in Owen Park. Dr. Greenberg will provide walk participates with information on his specialty of weight loss surgery and medical care for weight loss.
To see a listing of more Walk with a Doc events, please visit the website. This website will continue to be updated as more walks are added to the calendar!
SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISCRIMINATION
FREE TRAINING Friday October 5, 2012 at 10:00am!
Madison Equal Opportunity Ordinance protections with regard to Discrimination and Social Media in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
This is a great opportunity for businesses who want to understand our ordinance better or for those who want to make sure they have a welcoming business. It is also great for the general public, folks wanting to know more about their rights, or community advocates.
See attached flier for more information. Mark your calendars – we offer trainings in housing, employment, and public accommodations the first Friday of every month at the Job Center 1819 Aberg Avenue. Check in at the employment and training desk by the computers for room location.
To register, please email Gloria Cervantes at email@example.com.
Pairing with a Purpose
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Brocach Irish Pub
7 E Main St
Madison, WI 53703
Pairing with a Purpose is just two weeks away. We just posted the pairings and raffle prizes on eventbrite; check out what you can win and taste!
Each day Chrysalis works to pair individuals in our community, living with mental illness, with the perfect job opportunity. Help us celebrate this work. Raise your Glass & Raise Funds Chocolate & Beer Tasting Sample delectable local chocolates…
We hope you can make it!
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