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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."

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced that the city of Madison will close all non-essential services to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 2 due to severe winter weather warnings.

"For the safety of our residents and our employees, only the city’s essential and emergency services will be in operation (Wednesday)," Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said. "We encourage residents to stay safe at home for the duration of the blizzard."

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning through noon Wednesday. Heavy snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours.

Emergency services, including the Madison Police and Fire Departments will not be affected by the closure. The Madison Streets Division will continue around the clock snow plowing and salting operations.

Metro Bus Unveils Process Of Determining Bus Service

Metro Bus Unveils Process Of Determining Bus Service

Metro bus staff will inspect bus route roadways at about 3 a.m. Wednesday and make a determination on whether bus service will be delayed or canceled for the day.

Metro Bus officials said once the determination is made, recorded information will be available between 4 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. at 608-266-4466 and posted at www.mymetrobus.com.

Updated recorded information will be available throughout the morning. Customer service representatives will be available as soon as possible during the day.

Van Galder Cancels Bus Routes To Chicago

Van Galder Cancels Bus Routes To Chicago

Van Galder Bus service has cancelled a series of routes between Madison and Chicago.

Service for Tuesday, Feb. 1 has been cancelled as follows:

  • Last Departure from Madison Memorial Union to Downtown Chicago was at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Last Departure from Madison Memorial Union to O'Hare Airport is at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Last Departure from Downtown Chicago to Madison is at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Last Departure from O'Hare Airport to Madison is at 5:30 p.m. 
Customers should check our website at http://vangalderbus.com for schedule updates for Wednesday, Feb. 2.

No Refuse, Recycling Collection On Monday

No Refuse, Recycling Collection On Monday

There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, Jan. 17 because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Residents who normally have their refuse and recycling collected on Monday will have their material collected on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

On Tuesday, the Streets Division will be collecting refuse from residents in both the Monday and Tuesday refuse collection districts. It is important that residents have their material out by 7 a.m.

The Streets Division's offices and self-help drop off sites will also be closed on Monday.

Additional information on all of Madison's solid waste and recycling services are available on the Streets Division's web site at www.cityofmadison.com/streets or by calling 246-4532 (East) and 266-4681(West).