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First Unitarian Society To Host Big Rummage Sale

First Unitarian Society To Host Big Rummage Sale

First Unitarian Society will hold a big rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium at 900 University Bay Drive.

900 university bay drive, madison, wi

Bargain hunters will find furniture, books, jewelry, kitchenware, toys, children's clothing and more.

A portion of the proceeds will go to fund FUS's eviction protection fund.  

Visit www.fusmadison.org/sale for more information.

New Kitchen Gallery location increases store’s space and visibility

New Kitchen Gallery location increases store’s space and visibility

The Kitchen Gallery, once nestled into the 1200 block of Williamson St., relocated this month. The more prominent space on King St. includes room for cooking classes, and was acquired with a 24-hour fundraising feat.

"We wanted to stay as close to the near east side as possible, but we needed more visibility," store manager Stephanie Kessenich said. "Being this close to the farmer’s market is a big plus."

Beth Crawford, long time near east side resident, came to the new King St. location on Saturday, looking for Middle Eastern cookie molds. She was sad to see the store move, but realized the more visible location and larger space was necessary.

"The new store is beautiful," she said.

Online Auction Supporting Local Businesses Is Under Way

Organizers said that an online auction selling local goods to benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local is off to a successful start.

Dane Buy Local said the hyper-local project uses technology and social media to support the common message of buying and supporting local business.

DANE Exclusive Deals is using Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, which is happening now and will end on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Bid-A-Thon can be accessed at http://deals.auctionanything.com/

Participants can bid on over 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses.

Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phones. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

An online auction is being held later this month in which all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local.

The mission of Dane Buy Local is to support local businesses within the community while raising awareness of the importance of buying locally.

DANE Exclusive Deals will use Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, Sept. 24-30.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on more than 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses. Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phone. This can be done from any mobile phone with premium text message capabilities. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

For more information about the Bid-A-Thon, people can also visit http://www.facebook.com/DaneExclusiveDeals.

Target To Host A Private After-Hours Shopping Event For UW-Madison Freshmen

Target To Host A Private After-Hours Shopping Event For UW-Madison Freshmen

University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman in the Class of 2015 are invited to catch a bus to the Hilldale Target store for a private shopping event.

Students will be able to shop for their dorm items and enjoy entertainment and demonstrations.

The event will be on Saturday Sept. 3 from 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. at the Madison Hilldale Target Store.

City Unveils First On-Street Bicycle Parking Corral

City Unveils First On-Street Bicycle Parking Corral

Madison's first on-street bicycle parking corral was installed on Wednesday on the 100 block of King Street near the intersection of Main Street, according to the Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions Department.

The bicycle corral provides space for the parking of 10 bicycles in what had been one car parking space. The pilot project's goal is to see how well accepted the concept of on-street bicycle parking is in Madison. 

The approach is useful in areas of the city where there is not enough space to provide bicycle parking in the terraces and other off-street locations.  

Businesses in the area were consulted on this project and agreed to the trial, officials said.

Saris Cycling Group donated the bicycle racks to the city for the project. The racks will be removed in November to allow for winter snow plowing.

Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale Set For Saturday

 Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale Set For Saturday

The Madison Parks Division will host the Kids-to-Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Youth will sell their own items on the 100 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

Individuals will sell items such as toys, games, dress-up attire, books, bikes, DVDs and other like items. 

There will be about 60 booths available. 

This is a great way to get rid of or find great deals on slightly used clothes, games, books, toys, electronics, puzzles, etc.  This event is free and open to the public.