Day: September 16, 2020

Madison cuts funds in 2021 for tourism marketing, Monona Terrace, Overture Center | Local Government

Destination Madison will get $3.9 million, including $3.75 million for marketing and $150,000 for event booking assistance. Overture’s $1.5 million will help support the shuttered arts center as it waits for the pandemic to wane and crowds and revenue to return. Monona Terrace’s $3.75 million includes a $3.6 million operating subsidy and $167,500 to help cover basic capital needs.

The commission steered $158,000 to city tourism marketing activities, including $45,000 for a music tourism study with a focus on equity that will deliver data on how to grow and improve the local music industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. This fall, the commission will consider whether to deliver another $50,000 for an “optimization study” by Destination Madison, Monona Terrace and partners that would help the city better use the convention center to fill hotel rooms and other venues.

The commission’s decision will exhaust almost all projected revenues

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Pierre recreation head highlights new facilities, new fees for fun and games | Local News Stories

The newly expanded and remodeled Boys & Girls Club now can provide Pierre residents with some room for indoor recreation, a civic element said to be long in short supply since the downtown City Auditorium was closed in May 2011, just before the historic flood.

The need for such space was the topic of city government for several years under former Mayor Laurie Gill, who ramrodded a plan — through a task force, then through the commission and a public hearing process — to build a $14.5 million recreation and events center on 16 acres of donated land off Garfield Avenue in the northeast corner of town and have it open in 2019.

Gill often cited the need to replace the recreational space lost when the 80-year-old City Auditorium went dark. It was demolished in 2014, leaving the green acreage between the old City Hall downtown and Sioux Avenue.


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Youth soccer, youth cross country, adult fitness programs highlight Wildwood Crest Recreation fall programs | Wildwood

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough Recreation Department will host an extensive variety of programs and activities this fall.

They are as follows:

• LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT SUNSET LAKE: Wildwood Crest will host live music at the gazebo at Sunset Lake (Louisville and New Jersey) at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening from Friday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 26. Saturday evening entertainment will also include magic and variety shows for children. Entertainment on Friday, Sept. 25, will also include the screening of a movie at 7:15 p.m.

• OUTDOOR ADULT FITNESS CLASSES: Outdoor adult fitness classes will be held 10 a.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Centennial Park beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. The class will focus on cardio fitness and weight training for older adults. Cost is $5 per class or a punch card good for any 20 Wildwood Crest Recreation fitness classes can be purchased for $80.

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