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Managing Editor’s Column: December/January 2018

Many thanks to everyone who sent in articles and photos for this issue. We received so many submissions that we couldn’t fit them all into our 28 pages. Fortunately, we have...

Madison entrepreneurs become MarketReady as program begins

By Oona Mackesey-Green Northside News Three months of community outreach, countless community partners, 83 applications, 51 business pitches and 30 acceptance letters later, the Madison Public Market’s MarketReady Program announced its first cohort...

Managing Editor’s Column: October/November 2017

On page 19, Sherman Middle School teacher Vera Naputi reminds us that in the midst of local, national and global events, community members of all ages grapple with some of the...

Managing Editor’s Column: August/September 2017

I work out of an office in FEED Kitchens, the hub for Northside Planning Council (NPC) projects. In the summer, everything is sticky: the air and the people working elbow to...

Local entrepreneurs seek resources, support through MarketReady

By Oona Mackesey-Green Northside News Madison Public Market’s MarketReady Program collected 83 applications before the deadline to apply passed July 1. The applications flowed in over the course of a three-month outreach...

Managing Editor’s Column: June/July 2017

After 20 years of community journalism, the Northside News runs smoothly. I fidgeted anxiously as my first publishing deadline as managing editor of the paper approached. Abha reassured me: the articles...

New training program to prepare entrepreneurs for Madison Public Market

By Oona Mackesey-Green Northside Planning Council The Northside Planning Council and FEED Kitchens will administer a new training program to prepare vendors for the Madison Public Market in partnership with Wisconsin Women’s Business...

Managing Editor’s Column: April/May 2017

In mid-March, Boston Public Schools changed the world map used in their classrooms. Now, the 1569 Mercator projection, one familiar to most Americans, will hang side by side with the 1974...

Local Chef Thony Clarke Expands Operations

Oona Mackesey-Green Northside Planning Council After 15 years as a restaurateur and food cart owner in Madison, local chef Thony Clarke looks ahead to his next venture selling his signature sauces. Clarke closed...

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