City Life

Different living conditions, life stories and sharing in our community

 

by Teodor Teofilov | 02/05/2018 - 11:34am

 

Jill and Kurt SchneiderJill and Kurt Schneider

Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.

Jill and Kurt Schneider, Community GroundWorks

by Maki Watanabe | 01/24/2018 - 12:56pm

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).

by Daniella Byck | 01/19/2018 - 2:36pm

 Food tour brochures in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Each company provides their own unique downtown food tour (Daniella Byck/Madison Commons).Food tour brochures in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Each company provides their own unique downtown food tour (Daniella Byck/Madison Commons).

by Simpson Street Free Press | 01/17/2018 - 10:49am

From left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani ThoronkaFrom left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani Thoronka

This story originally appeared in the Simpson Street Free Press. The story was written by Jacqueline Zuniga Paiz, an Assistant Editor at SSFP. 

by Lauren Thill | 01/15/2018 - 12:22pm

Worthington Park pop-up marked funded in part through Madison's neighborhood grant programWorthington Park pop-up marked funded in part through Madison's neighborhood grant program

The City of Madison’s Neighborhood Grant Program, which awards a total of $25,000 to neighborhood projects every year, is currently accepting applications through Feb. 19.

by Lauren Thill | 01/11/2018 - 10:03am

(Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)(Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

Every 10 years, the City of Madison is required to update its comprehensive plan, which is essentially a mission statement detailing the city’s plans and priorities for growth. To make this revision process more accessible to the public, the city created a public-listening project titled Imagine Madison. 

by Madison Area Bu... | 01/10/2018 - 9:19am

 The new Department of Motor Vehicle Customer Service Center at 8417 Excelsior Drive (Photo Courtesy of MABA)The new Department of Motor Vehicle Customer Service Center at 8417 Excelsior Drive (Photo Courtesy of MABA)

One of the many examples of the disconnect between public transportation and land use in Madison that has been disenfranchising transit-dependent people for years is the impending relocation of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Service Centers on the west side. The new location will make it more accessible to car travel but less accessible to bus travel.

by Martha Morganstein | 01/04/2018 - 1:07pm

(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)

Shawn Fredricks, a former health and physical education teacher at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, described always separating her students between boys and girls.

by Lauren Faust | 12/22/2017 - 1:51pm

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the hustle, bustle and in-laws. Here are some ways to enjoy the holidays with or without family and friends.

From volunteering at a community organization, to catching a show or bundling-up to play outside, we’ve compiled a few ideas on how to make the most of the holiday season in Madison.

Volunteer Opportunities

by Lauren Faust | 12/20/2017 - 7:23pm

The Wisconsin State Christmas Tree in the State Capital (Lauren Faust/Madison Commons)The Wisconsin State Christmas Tree in the State Capital (Lauren Faust/Madison Commons)

Still looking for the right gift for your loved ones? Traveling over the holidays? Possibly leaving Wisconsin? Look no further. Here are ten amazing gifts ideas made in Wisconsin.

Gift Basket from Fromagination

by Aaron Hathaway | 12/18/2017 - 10:32am

Look down at a bike path near Monona Bay (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Look down at a bike path near Monona Bay (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

The Madison Community Foundation announced an $84,200 grant last week which aims to expand bicycle access to Madison residents and increase community education on bicycle maintenance and safety.