Hiring in I.T.  The City of Madison Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a permanent Applications Developer 3. The job posting can be viewed online at  The application deadline is Nov. 5.

Yard Waste Collection. It’s hard to tell from the city map, but it looks like they are collecting leaves and yard waste now in our area.  Brush collection is over.

Electronics Recycling.  MARC at 805 Forward Drive collects electronic items for recycling from 8am to 3pm Mon-Fri.  There is a charge for some items.  Go to or call 273-3630 for more info.

New Prairie Hills officers are:  Tara Keenan, president; Zach Scheeler, vice president; Kristen Gamble, secretary; and Jacob Ela, treasurer.

Don’t forget, Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5.  Set your clock back an hour.


Tues, Oct. 31  HALLOWEEN.  The city recommends limiting trick or treating to 4-8 pm.

Tues, Oct. 31  6-8 pm  Line Dancing at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center.  All welcome.  Family friendly.  Suggested donation $3.

Wed., Nov. 1  9:30- 10:30 am   First of 4 weeks of Build Your Core.  $25.  Fitchburg Senior Center.  Call 270-4290 to register.

Wed. Nov. 1  3:30-5:00 pm  Chess Club at the library.  Learn to play and play with others.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wed., Nov. 1  6:30-8:30pm  Alisha Ashman Crochet Club.  Each first and third Wednesday of the month. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of sharing an evening with other crocheters. Teens, adults, seniors.

Nov. 2-5    Wisconsin Book Festival. See insert in last week’s Isthmus or go to

Fri, Nov. 3  4-5 pm  Coding Circus with the Wisconsin Science Festival. An afternoon of coding exploration. Sure you may have heard of scratch, but have you ever drawn a code for your own path following OzoBot? Or coded a Meeper bot through a maze? Or created your own secret language through jewelry design? Drop in and explore how wide a world coding can be! No registration required.  Grade K-5. Sequoya Library.

Sun., Nov. 5  1:30pm  “What’s It Worth?  Mark Moran from the Antiques Road Show teams up with Fitchburg Library and Senior Center to offer fun and info.  Dig around and see if you have something worth some $$$.  Call the library to sign up for a FREE appraisal on Sunday.  Call 729-1763.


Tues. Nov. 7  6-8 pm   How Madison Should Grow.  At the High Noon Saloon (701 E. Washington) . One part panel discussion and one part listening session.  The panel discussion is part of our ongoing series called Cap Times Talks. Our city government reporter, Abigail Becker, will moderate the discussion (titled “How can Madison build more great neighborhoods?”) with a great panel.