🌱 The PFAS + Biergarten filtration system opens this week at Olbrich Park

Happy Tuesday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about Madison today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and cloudy weather. Top: 48 Bottom: 39.

Here are the top three stories in Madison today:

  1. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway wants to buy a $425,000 system designed to filter PFAS chemicals out of a Madison well. The filter would filter “forever chemicals” from the city’s drinking water. The purchase will be through a non-tender contract to meet the October deadline for state grants. (WTMJ)
  2. The Madison Police Department arrested Jesse J. Ortega for allegedly injuring another man with a baseball bat outside a clinic. The incident happened in the 3100 block of E. Washington Ave on Saturday morning. Staff called the department after the two men were seen fighting outside the building. (WMTV-NBC15)
  3. Madison’s Biergarten will open in Olbrich Park this Thursday. Guests will have the opportunity to order kids, beer and various products until 10:00 p.m. Tables will be spaced six feet apart to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community. (WMTV-NBC15)

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Today in Madison:

  • Outdoor playgroup! At the Monona Public Library (9:30 a.m.)
  • Preschool story time At Middleton Public Library Children’s Events (9:30 a.m.)
  • We read on the spot At the Sequoya Branch Library (10:00 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The City of Madison shares plans to upgrade city buses with federal funding. Watch the conference recording to learn more. (Facebook)
  • Arts Wisconsin reminds the community that Randy showcases the arts and creative economy of the city. The presentation is today at 10:00 a.m. (Facebook)
  • The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art highlights the work of Nia Wilson. Wilson is a featured artist in the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial “Ain’t IA Woman?” exposure. (Facebook)

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That’s all for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, editor, SEO specialist and marketing manager for various digital media companies. He is currently co-owner and operator of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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