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Tue
22
Jul

"Weird Al" gets video help from local business

"Weird Al" Yankovic, famous for his parodies of popular songs, worked with a Fitchburg company on one of his latest releases, the Capital Times reported.

Mon
21
Jul

Pfaff elected Madison Area Technical College District Board vice-chair

Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff was recently elected to serve as the vice-chair of Madison Area Technical College District Board for the 2014-15 school year.

According to a press release from the college, the board serves as the official link between the college and the communities it serves, providing oversight and guidance on governance issues

Mon
21
Jul

Verona Road construction update for July 21-25

The following report is submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Verona Road work

Thu
17
Jul

Update: Police find missing man


Police are looking for Guillermo B. DeVenecia, 82, who was last seen near his home on Heywood Circle. Anyone with information regarding DeVenecia or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department at 270-4300.

Fitchburg police have located a 82-year-old man who went missing July 16.

Thu
17
Jul

CARPC questions Fitchburg developments

After getting some initial comments from a regional planning body, plans to prepare the city for development on its eastern and western fringes will go back for approval next month.

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, which advises the state on extensions of sewer service, heard preliminary presentations from staffers at the June CARPC meeting on expanding Fitchburg’s urban service area (USA) into the Northeast and North Stoner Prairie neighborhoods.

Wed
16
Jul

Eclectic mix found at flea market


Photo by Samantha Christian. Traci and Josh Mandell sort through old records at the Fitchburg Flea Market on Sunday while talking to vendor Victor Rasmussen, not pictured.

When Ed Oakey turns into McGaw Park in his red pickup truck Sunday mornings, he’s never really sure what he’ll find among the eclectic mix of treasures displayed in the upper parking lot.

As the organizer of the Fitchburg Flea Market, Oakey said there is “a good assortment” of vintage collectibles, repurposed items, furniture, crafts, jewelry and yard art.

Wed
16
Jul

Saucy New Neighbor: Chimmies’ flavor combinations making an impression


Photos by Scott De Laruelle. Chimmies owner Jose Fernandez, above, takes care of an order July 7, keeping busy even during the middle of the afternoon.

It’s all about the sauce.

When you combine premium ingredients like tenderloin, Wisconsin cheese and the famous Argentinian “chimichurri” sauce, you’re going to end up with unique flavor combinations that have folks coming back for more. And that’s exactly what’s been happening at Chimmies Awesome Sandwiches, 3050 Cahill Main, since the restaurant opened this spring.

Tue
15
Jul

Verona Road traffic shift planned Thursday

As major reconstruction of Verona Road and the Beltline continues, drivers should prepare for a major traffic switch this week.

 

Tue
15
Jul

Council moves forward with two-station plan for fire department


Map courtesy SEH, Inc. A map shows the 5-minute response times from the potential east and west fire station locations.

Although specific locations haven’t been selected, the Common Council gave the nod to staff to continue pursuing a two-station plan for the Fitchburg Fire Department.

As the city builds its Capital Improvement Plan, the group tasked with overseeing the fire station building process continues to seek the right sites that will provide fast response times to incidents.

Mon
14
Jul

Verona Road construction weekly report for July 14-18

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

By Thursday morning (July 17), all Verona Road (US 18/151) traffic will be shifted to the new northbound lanes, between the Beltline and Raymond Road. View the upcoming traffic staging plans.

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