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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Stage Q is proud to present 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street in downtown Madison, from March 28th to April 12th, 2014.  Directed by Jan Levine Thal, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a comedy with a twist and a “frolicsome little play that ventures into heady excesses of absurdism” (NY Times).


A dark comedy set in 1956 amid the threat of nuclear war, this play harpoons many of the mid-century myths and assumptions that pushed lesbians into the closet or into the kitchen to bake quiche.


Performances run from March 28 thru April 12 and tickets are available at www.stageq.com and are $15 for Thursday, $20 Friday and Saturday and $10 for Sunday.


$115k lotto ticket sold at west Madison store

$115k lotto ticket sold at west Madison store

State lottery officials said a $115,000 winning lottery ticket was sold at a gas station on Madison's west side. 

Wisconsin Lottery said Friday that the Badger 5 ticket matched all five winning number's in Thursday's drawing. The winning ticket was sold at PDQ at 2538 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison. 

The ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize by mail or at the lottery office in Madison or Milwaukee, according to the lottery agency.

Thursday night's winning Badger 5 numbers were 1, 5, 10, 28 and 31, according to the Wisconsin Lottery. 

Badger 5 is a $1 daily lottery game with jackpots that start at $10,000 and grow at least $1,000 per day until the jackpot is won, according to state lottery officials. 

Free health talk focuses on prescription drugs

This month, Jim Rybacki, director of pharmacy for Dean & St. Mary's starts a series of free events focused on prescription drugs.

The first in the series will kick off on Feb. 27. It will be an opportunity to learn about the 12 key medicines you and your family should know.

Rybacki said the health education session will teach attendees about aspirin and cholesterol-lowering medicines that you can get people on a path toward a healthy heart.

Rybacki is the author of "The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Medicines and Your Family," national treatment guidelines and more than 30 books and eBooks. Rybacki has been active with the American Heart Association Patient and Professional Education committees and sits on the National Advisory Council for Mended Hearts International.

The free informational series is offered by Dean Clinic Pharmacy.

Former state superintendent a finalist for Edgewood College job

Former state superintendent a finalist for Edgewood College job

Former Wisconsin state superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster is one of three finalists to serve as president of Edgewood College in Madison.

Burmaster currently serves as president of Nicolet College in Rhinelander. She took that position in 2009 after serving eight years as head of the state Department of Public Instruction.

The other two finalists for the Edgewood job are Scott Flanagan and Robert Pastoor.

Flanagan is executive vice president at Edgewood currently where he oversees admissions, athletics, financial aid, marketing and communication. He has worked at Edgewood for 13 years.

Pastoor is vice president for student life at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. He has been there since 2010.

Edgewood is a private Catholic college with about 3,000 students.

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Free snacks, entertainment at candlelit cross country ski event

Free snacks, entertainment at candlelit cross country ski event

A candlelit cross country ski event will be held at Turville Point Conservation Park on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy free hot chocolate, a warming fire, local drumming and s'mores, according to the Madison police department post. If there isn’t enough snow people are encouraged to walk the trail, organizers said.

The event is hosted by FOOT, the Madison Parks Department and Barriques.

Winter season ripe for snowshoeing at area parks

Winter season ripe for snowshoeing at area parks

If Madison area residents are looking for a cabin fever cure, area parks offer various trails for a fun snow activity.

Madison Parks spokeswoman Laura Whitmore said snowshoeing is a great way to get outdoors in Wisconsin's winter months and experience the Madison area parks. 

In addition to Edna Taylor Conservation Park, snowshoe trails are offered at Cherokee Marsh Mendota and North units, Elvehjem Park, Garner Park, Heritage Prairie, Heritage Sanctuary, Hoyt Park, Knollwood Conservation Park, Mineral Point Park, Prairie Ridge Conservation Park, Sandburg Woods, Walnut Grove Park and Warner Park. 

More information is available online at cityofmadison.com/parks/snowshoeing.

Watch News 3's Mary Jo Ola tackle the winter activity at Edna Taylor Conservation Park:

Madison Utilities: Make sure your pipes are protected

Madison Utilities: Make sure your pipes are protected

Madison Water Utility officials are hoping a few quick tips will help residents avoid costly -- and dangerous pipe bursting accidents during the extreme cold.

According to a release, MWU has initiated emergency water shut-offs at six unoccupied homes because of burst pipes. But, officials say there are a few simple steps customers can take.

  • If you have heating tape around pipes, make sure it's plugged in.
  • Double-check that outdoor spigots are off and all hoses are disconnected.
  • Insulate pipes in unheated areas.
  • Leave some heat on in unused areas of the home.
  • Keep the thermostat on at least 55 degrees if you're going out of town
  • If leaving town for extended period of time, have pipes winterized.

According to the release, all family members and household residents should know where the main water shut-off valve in the home is in case of a burst pipe.