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by Kait Vosswinkel | 06/16/2013 - 6:23pm

As Penn Park fills with tents, balloons and food stands on Saturday, crowds from the south side of Madison slowly populate the grassy fields to celebrate Juneteenth Day.

Juneteenth Day is a celebration of the emancipation of African Americans following the Civil War, but it is also a celebration of community, friendship and diversity.

by Rachel Schulze | 06/13/2013 - 1:28am

Summer vacation begins Friday, June 14 for students in the Madison Metro School District, and with free activities offered around the city throughout the season, kids can spend the warm months having fun and learning outside of the house. 

Read on for a rundown of some things for kids to do until school starts again in the fall.

Discovery Summer Science

by Abby Becker | 06/10/2013 - 7:26pm


The chilly June weather and slight drizzle of rain did not deter a sizable crowd from attending South Madison’s first of four community carnivals in June, called Eat Play Bike, Thursday.

by Sean Kirkby | 06/06/2013 - 1:01pm

Dane County’s program for recycling hazardous waste, Clean Sweep, will soon undergo changes that the county says will improve efficiency and customer service. Other changes, such as new fees, have already been in effect since the county opened its new year-round location in May.

by Scott Girard | 05/31/2013 - 11:49am

If a red-shirted volunteer asks you to change your regular Sunday drive route this weekend, it’s because up to 25,000 bikers could soon be passing through as part of Madison's fifth annual “Ride the Drive” event.

by Scott Girard | 05/24/2013 - 9:30am

A new $72,000 program will aim to support Madison high school dropouts with outreach and education about their options to obtain a high school diploma while also outlining long-term plans for success beyond school.

by Nora Hertel | 05/17/2013 - 1:31pm

Citywide music festival will bring 260 performers to different corners of Madison

by Susan DeVos | 05/15/2013 - 7:23pm

Madison Area Bus Advocates address cuts, prioritizing buses as Madison begins talks on city budget

by Susan Endres | 05/14/2013 - 5:27am

Foundation for area schools to support science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts

by Susan Endres | 05/13/2013 - 7:35pm

Although the school board elections are over, education-related issues still weigh on parents’ minds.

Soraya Willems-Neal (left) and Suzanne Swift: Willems-Neal is one of two new co-presidents who are replacing Swift for next year after her term endsSoraya Willems-Neal (left) and Suzanne Swift: Willems-Neal is one of two new co-presidents who are replacing Swift for next year after her term ends

For Suzanne Swift, the president of Franklin-Randall Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization (PTO), the issues are the same as they have always been, despite certain ones being used by candidates to “hang their hats on.”

by Emily Eggleston | 05/13/2013 - 11:49am

The Mexican-themed meal included a layered corn tortilla dishSlow Food Madison member David Griffeath prepares a saladSlow Food Madison member David Griffeath prepares a salad with shredded chicken and ancho chile sauce, a side of diced zucchini, corn, and roasted red peppers, along with a spinach salad dressed with garlic-stuffed olives and chickpeas. Many Goodman Community Center diners went back for a second serving of the meal prepared by Slow Food Madison, a meal that one diner called his “absolute favorite community food program.”