Daily Dose

April 17, 2018

State news:

A full list of vendors for the 2018 markets has been released by Madison Night Market.

The Madison Night Market appeared last spring thanks to Madison’s Central Business Improvement District. There you can find handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce with live music, food carts and pop-up restaurants. As BID Executive Director Tiffany Kenney informed, there about 40-60 vendors would be possible to trade on Gilman Street during each of the Madison Night Markets.

The Madison Night Markets will be on the second Thursday of May, June, August and September.


National News:

This Friday, April 20, there will be a planned national walkout in Richmond, Virginia. That day is the 19th anniversary of the devastating Columbine school shooting. In 1999 two current students shot and killed 12 other students and one teacher. This walkout plans to have an attendance of about 10,000 or more people. It all starts at 10:00 a.m. with a protest at Brown’s Island. That would go on until noon and at that time there will be a pre-rally until 1:00 p.m. At one, the crowd will proceed to the State Capitol building which is over a mile walk from Brown’s Island. The Richmond Police Department will be escorting students to try and avoid traffic as much as possible. They say the walkout and rally are aimed at the “inaction and inability” to address school shootings and gun violence.

Local  News:

Attention all kickball enthusiasts, the Young Lawyers Division of Portage County Bar Association will be hosting their first ever major event. The community will have the opportunity to participate in a kickball tournament to raise money for the Portage County Legal Aid Society. The tournament will take place Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Zenoff Park, located at 1001 Second St. North. Registration is open to a maximum of eight teams. Any questions can be directed to the Young Lawyers Division at [email protected].