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Does anyone know who the creek was named after. I have a relative named Charles Starkweather who became an invalid in the Civil War. He was born in Aztalan, Wi and moved to Madison. His wife, born Jessberger, worked in the Capital to make ends meet. Her father, Anton Jessberger, owned a Shoe shop where the Triangle Market Stands. Any info would be appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

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No snow - but plenty of salt piled on parking lots across Madison this morning. 1 tsp of salt pollutes 5 gallons of water. We can do better! #ProtectOurWater www.wisaltwise.com/WI Salt Wise Clean Lakes Alliance Friends of Starkweather Creek Friends of Cherokee Marsh Friends of Lake Wingra Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters Ripple-Effects Wisconsin Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Dane Waters

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Hi! Hope you don't mind that I sent out my own FB event invite for the Solstice jamboree, but I'm kinda the FB guy for local drum circle stuff, and wanted to be sure that everyone knew about it. It's going to be amazing!!

People have been asking me, though, what the plan is if we get dumped on with snow. I've been telling them that it's my understanding that the bonfire will happen regardless. I know we've seen some snow in the past at this event...
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Winter Solstice Drum Jam!

December 21, 2017, 4:00pm - December 21, 2017, 7:00pm

Come celebrate Winter Solstice by pounding out some funky rhythms with Verge and an amazing group of drummers and dancers! We'll have a massive bonfire to usher in the new season!Drumming will start at 4:20 when the bonfire is lit. Please bring your own instrument.Friends of Starkweather Creek, the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association and local businesses present the annual Starkweather Winter Solstice Celebration. This free event, held below the sledding hill at Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, features ice lanterns, hot chocolate & cider, drumming, singing, dancing AND a bonfire lit at about 4:20 pm. Bring thoughts to forget and lose in the fire ash, wishes to ascend with the smoke and hope for more light in our lives as we celebrate the beginning of the long night. For information: madsolstice.org or 608-251-1893. - See more at: isthmus.com/events/starkweather-winter-solstice-celebration/#sthash.9v0sYO0Y.dpuf

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Please join your friends and neighbors on Thursday 21 December 2017 at Olbrich park (3527 Atwood Ave) for the Winter Solstice Sunset Bonfire Celebration. People will start to gather at 4:00 PM and the bonfire lighting will be at 4:20 PM. The sunset will be at 4:25 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter Solstice Sunset Bonfire

December 21, 2017, 4:00pm - December 21, 2017, 8:00pm

Please join your friends and neighbors on Thursday 21 December 2017 at Olbrich park (3527 Atwood Ave) for the Winter Solstice Sunset Bonfire Celebration. People will start to gather at 4:00 PM and the bonfire lighting will be at 4:20 PM. The sunset will be at 4:25 PM.The Winter Solstice marks the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. The Solstice is the first astronomical day of Winter and the day where the sun appears to stand still. Warm up with your neighbors as we gather around the fire and celebrate with drumming, singing and dancing.We would like to thank our sponsors: Friends of Starkweather Creek, Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY), and WORT FM Community Radio. Also a great thanks to Design Coalition, Gemini Landscape Servies, Glass Nickel Pizza Co. - Madison East, and Willy Street Co-op.

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