Thousands of residents will be on the move in August, just 6 weeks away. Now is the time to make arrangements for a moving truck (Ryder, UHaul, etc.) or you may be left truckless. Actually I've heard of movers renting trucks from Janesville and West Bend just for the day!
Effective immediately, the city Of Madison has suspended it's mattress/bed recycling program and the $10 fee associated with it. Citing the closure of the out of state recycling facility as the reason for the programs suspension, the city will revert back to the curb side collection without fee stickers for mattresses. Check your collection schedule for large item pick up day.
The best prevention is too keep your apartment temperature around 55 degrees. Even if you are away, don't lower the thermostat below 55. Open cabinet doors under sinks to allow air flow. If you have a history of freezing pipes, allowing a slow drip during the coldest days will keep the water moving and help prevent freezing. If you do have a frozen pipe, thaw slowly by having a space heater near the pipe. Thawing too quickly with a torch or een hair dryer can lead to expansion the the pipe bursting.
If you have a purchase you have been putting off or if you are an early holiday shopper, consider placing your Amazon order before November 1 to avoid an additional 5% sales tax in Wisconsin
Ironman Wisconsin is on Sunday. Be aware of significant road closures and plan for delays when traveling around downtown Madison. Better yet, go to the finish line at the capitol, and experience the inspiration of the athletes accomplishing their goal. Race ends at midnight
Just drive anywhere in downtown Madison this week and you will quickly notice hundreds of beds piled along the street. In July, Madison implemented a $10 fee for bed recycling. Beds without the proper recycling sticker will cost $40 per item!
If you are moving in or out next week, now is a great time to have your utility arrangements made. MG&E handles thousands of connects over Aug 14/15th. Moving into an apartment without power (refrigerator for cold beer) is a bummer, so don't wait til the last minute. MG&E 608-252-7222 or WEB
After 20 years at Warner Park, Madison mayor Paul Soglin has decided that Rhythm and Booms fireworks show needs a new home. Shot from up to 20 barges, the 30 minute display will continue the tradition of synchronization with music. Parts of John Nolen Drive will be closed to traffic to accommodate a festival and music stages. More to come...
The City of Madison is considering implementing a program that will recycle the 10,000+ mattress that are disposed of each year. To help offset the cost of this program, the city would like to collect $10 per mattress, much like the current program for discarded appliances. They are hoping to have the program in place before the August apartment turnover day. More HERE
ESPN, Sports Illustrated and USA today all agree- Madison is the Nations Best Sports Town and this video illustrates why! (video 2:23)