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Maxwell Street Days Poised For Big Year

Maxwell Street Days Poised For Big Year

The 2011 Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale is coming up Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 on State Street in downtown Madison.

This annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases Madison’s unique State Street and Capitol Square shopping district. For more than 35 years, Maxwell Street Days has provided bargains, culinary delights and music for more than 30,000 annual attendees. 

Shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants -- many locally owned -- offer deals on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, music, books, toys, health and beauty items, food, drink and more in the family-friendly event.  

For a list of the vendors so far, see www.maxwellstreetdays.org.

Hours are Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

No Refuse, Recycling Collection Monday

No Refuse, Recycling Collection Monday

There will be no refuse or recycling collection in the city of Madison on Monday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday.

Residents who have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will have their material collected on Tuesday, July 5. Residents in Tuesday's refuse collection district will also have their material collected on July 5.

"Because of the double collection on Monday, July 5 it is important that residents have their material out by 7 a.m. to insure collection," Madison Recycling Coordinator George Dreckmann said in a news release.

Because of the holiday, the Streets Division's large item service may run a day late the week of July 4th. 

The city of Madison yard waste drop off sites will be open the following hours

City In Search Of Kids To Sell Items At Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale

City In Search Of Kids To Sell Items At Kids-To-Kids Garage Sale

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

Youth can reserve a space to sell their own items on the 100 Block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

Individuals can 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.

For youth or parents of youth wishing to reserve a space to sell their items, please find more information at the Kids to Kids Garage Sale website at http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/kids/garageSale.cfm.

 

State Street Business Group Announce New Motorcycle Showcase Event

State Street Business Group Announce New Motorcycle Showcase Event

On the heels of the successful Cars on State Classic Car Show, the Greater State Street Business Association has announced a new event.

Motorcycles on State Custom & Classic Showcase will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Organizers hope to have up to 200 custom and classic motorcycles on display on State Street from the State Capitol to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

For event information, see www.motorcyclesonstate.com or call 608-512-1342.

Organizers are looking for custom and classic motorcycles, and hope to showcase Madison-area cycles in the show. 

To enter a cycle, see www.motorcyclesonstate.com to download an entry form. The entry deadline is Friday, July 15.

Madison Ballet To Host A Flea Market

Madison Ballet To Host A Flea Market

Madison Ballet is hosting a Flea Market fundraiser, called Everything But the Tutu on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 160 Westgate Mall.

Families and friends involved with the Madison Ballet have cleaned out the closets to raise money for the the group's Education and Outreach programming.

There will be Indoor and outdoor furniture, holiday decor, clothes, costumes, house accessories, books, DVDs, office equipment and supplies -- you name it, they have it, organizers said.

Metro Bus To Host Service Input Session On UW Campus

Metro Bus To Host Service Input Session On UW Campus

Metro Transit staff will hold a service input session on Tuesday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Union South to present and discuss proposed service changes on the University of Wisconsin campus.

Check mymetrobus.com/UW or "Today in the Union" for a room number closer to the meeting date.

Proposed adjustments are to address changing ridership patterns on campus. Materials describing these changes will be available soon.

If you would like to submit comments, please attend the input session or email mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com. All comments will be reviewed before final changes are designed.

Yard Waste Sites Open On Saturday

Yard Waste Sites Open On Saturday

The weather is warming up and thousands of Madison residents are heading out to do yard work. With that yard works comes yard debris leaves, plant stalks and weeds.

The city of Madison yard waste drop off sites will open for the season this Saturday, March 26.

"Our yard waste drop off sites will open summer hours on Saturday, March 26," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. 

Madison's yard waste drop off sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd., 4602 Sycamore Av, and 402 South Point Rd. Starting the 26th the sites will be open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The sites will also be open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.

"Right now, our sties at 1501 West Badger Road and 4602 Sycamore Avenue are open winter hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.," Dreckmann said. "The South Point Rd. site is closed until the 26."