City Life

Different living conditions, life stories and sharing in our community

 

by Madison Area Bu... | 11/30/2017 - 11:44am

Looking down at car traffic at the intersection of John Nolen Dr. and North Shore Dr. (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking down at car traffic at the intersection of John Nolen Dr. and North Shore Dr. (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Madison’s leadership in the transportation of disabled people may be coming to an end. 

by Lauren Faust | 11/22/2017 - 11:34am

(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)(Photo courtesy of Music & Memory)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  How I wonder what you are.

Have you ever been listening to a song and it brings back a vivid memory from years before?  

In the case of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” this may bring back memories from childhood, such as parents singing, siblings playing or the smell of homemade fried cheese curds.

by Megan Duncan | 11/07/2017 - 12:43pm

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More than 400 people attended Madison’s first game development conference, and the group hopes to grow larger in the next year. 

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by Logan Garcia | 10/30/2017 - 10:03am

Sagashus Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers, an organization helping black mothers share their experiences, spoke at the A Fund for Women’s Annual Dinner and fundraiser on October 12 (Photo courtesy of A Fund for Women).Sagashus Levingston, founder of Infamous Mothers, an organization helping black mothers share their experiences, spoke at the A Fund for Women’s Annual Dinner and fundraiser on October 12 (Photo courtesy of A Fund for Women).

A Fund for Women awarded $74,500 to Madison nonprofits in October. 

by Aaron Hathaway | 10/20/2017 - 2:29pm

Aerial view of the Edgewater Hotel with its concert patio on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Aerial view of the Edgewater Hotel with its concert patio on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Residents of Madison's Mansion Hill neighborhood remain concerned over noise disruptions following last week's approval of an entertainment license for the Edgewater Hotel.

by Aaron Hathaway | 10/16/2017 - 10:51am

Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking West along Atwood Ave. toward Olbrich Botanical Gardens with Starkweather Creek in the foreground (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

A planned reconstruction project for Madison's Atwood Avenue has sparked conversation among East Side residents, who see the initiative as an opportunity to improve safety conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Logan Garcia | 10/02/2017 - 12:25pm

Members of the public present their ideas on how to achieve total renewable energy and zero carbon emissions to Sustainable Madison Committee (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons)Members of the public present their ideas on how to achieve total renewable energy and zero carbon emissions to Sustainable Madison Committee (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons)

The Sustainable Madison Committee met on September 27 to gather public comments for a renewable energy and zero emission plan for the Madison area. 

The meeting took place on Central Library’s third floor at 6 p.m. in order to promote the project and begin taking public comments in-person.

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by Meredith Metzler | 09/21/2017 - 3:52pm

Losing the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison reflected the general trend of declining manufacturing jobs. But being part of a national trend doesn’t change the reality for the company’s employees and the city.

Madison Commons is proud to introduce After Oscars, an in-depth multimedia project examining the local impact of the plant’s closure. 

by Alana Conley | 08/28/2017 - 10:59am

(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)(Madison City Hall/Madison Commons)

Local officials are looking for a way to honor former President Barack Obama in Madison, but a proposal to name the City-County building after the 44th president is unlikely to proceed.

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by Gretchen Christensen | 08/04/2017 - 10:00am

If you only read one local news story this week, it should be this one about a Madison bakery that will be affected by Kwik Trip’s buy-outs of PDQs.

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by Jack Kelly | 07/31/2017 - 1:38pm

The Madison Community Foundation announced Wednesday their third of 12 major gifts totaling roughly $1 million as a part of the organization’s 75th anniversary celebration, revealing their latest initiative from the rooftop of the Madison Children’s Museum.

The setting of the announcement afforded those in attendance a front-row view of the focus of MCF’s latest initiative: the Wisconsin State Capitol. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the government building.

by Matt Davis | 07/25/2017 - 10:00am

The city of Madison will debut a new interactive map for bicyclists and pedestrians in late summer or early fall. The map is part of an effort to facilitate traffic and improve the channels for public feedback, and city officials provided an update on its progress during a meeting in late June.  

 “The map is a tool for pedestrians to use to make their own suggestions and see what other people have suggested,” said Jose Navarro, engineering aide for the city of Madison. “The city can use it to see what citizens are saying so they know how to respond to them.”