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Published Thursday, 10/13/16 11:02am - Expires Tuesday, 11/01/16 04:46pm - (975 Reads)

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is looking for friendly volunteers to help out at various Monona Terrace produced community events to check people in on Eventbrite software and serve as a welcome liaison. Ideal candidates will have experience and be comfortable working with smartphones and computers. Details can be found HERE. Over 50,000 people attend Monona Terrace produced programs each year. Monona Terrace is located at One John Nolen Drive.

For more information, Contact Misty Lohrentz, or (608) 261-4062 .

Upcoming girls' ULTIMATE FRISBEE clinic --> SUN 10/16, 1-4PM

Published Wednesday, 10/05/16 12:50am - Expires Sunday, 10/16/16 04:00pm - (870 Reads)
Dear parents of rad/strong/adventurous/energetic girls:

We are hard at work finalizing the details for this year's learn-to-play ultimate frisbee clinic for girls, which will be held from 1-4PM on Sunday, October 16th at Brittingham Park in Madison (829 W. Washington Ave.).

The event will again be FREE, and will be modeled after last year's wildly successful clinic at Breese Stevens Stadium. Girls (age 8-18) will be grouped by age/experience, and each tier will work with three or four coaches from Madison's elite women's club team, Heist. It will be a fun, relaxed session focused on building basic skills in the context of plenty of socializing and free play.

Participating girls will receive a free ultimate disc again this year, and will also take home some new ultimate skills and great memories. You'll again need to print and sign a participation waiver and a medical form (available at the website below). Though day-of registration on site is OK, we prefer that you pre-register again at the following URL to ensure your daughter receives a disc:


If you are on Facebook and know of girls who may be interested, don't hesitate to invite their parents via our event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/339820796361478/

Feel free to email me with any questions not answered on the websites above. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND ENCOURAGE YOUR DAUGHTERS TO INVITE FRIENDS! We look forward to seeing you there!

- Your GUM Clinic coordinators & coaches -

Nate Maddux

Coordinator, GUM Clinic 2016

West Madison Senior Center Volunteer Opportunity

Published Wednesday, 07/13/16 06:46pm - Expires Sunday, 07/24/16 06:46pm - (940 Reads)

Volunteer to help a westside older adult with their household tasks.
Help a senior in your neighborhood remain safely in their home by assisting with tasks they are unable to perform and unable to afford hired help.

Volunteers are matched with a senior and may help with one or a few of the following tasks: vacuuming, dusting, mopping, organizing items, cleaning kitchen and bathrooms, changing bed linens and outdoor chores. Friendly visiting can also make a huge impact in a senior’s life. Once matched with the senior, the volunteer and the senior can set up the meeting times and the tasks/activities. Locations vary.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffany Schafer, Volunteer Coordinator

Recycling Event

Published Friday, 06/24/16 02:42pm - Expires Saturday, 07/09/16 01:00pm - (855 Reads)
We are also taking things M-F from 8am-3pm excluding holidays. If you could please share this information with everyone that lives in your neighborhood that would be great!
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Meeting of Madisonians for leash law enforcement

Published Sunday, 04/10/16 07:53pm - Expires Monday, 05/02/16 08:00pm - (997 Reads)
Madisonians for leash law enforcement

Monday, May 2, 2016
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Sequoya Public Library
Meeting Room B
4340 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711

We are residents of Madison/Dane County concerned about the growing trend of dog owners allowing their dogs to be “off-leash” in locations where leashes are required. We define “off-leash” as dogs being walked on city sidewalks, streets, and parks as well as those that are permitted to run off their owner's property. This does not include legitimate off-leash dog areas. This group is dedicated to discussing the problem and developing strategies to promote responsible dog ownership specific to compliance with leash laws. This group includes dog owners, as well as non-dog owners, frustrated by frequently encountering “off-leash” dogs and is open to anyone concerned about this issue.

Display Flyer about the Meeting

MECIC is looking for host families

Published Tuesday, 03/22/16 04:14pm - Expires Wednesday, 04/20/16 03:29pm - (1074 Reads)
The Madison English and Community Immersion Center (MECIC) is looking for host families to host international adult students for 1-3 weeks at a time.

MECIC facilitates exceptional English Immersion Programs for international professionals and visitors tailored to their fields, interests, and needs. We are looking for hosts for our international adult students in our English Language Immersion Program. Our students are excited about the opportunity to learn from you about Madison and US culture while getting authentic practice with the English Language. Host families will provide our students with a private room, all breakfasts for a week, several dinners, plus lots of great authentic conversation. Host families are paid for their service to MECIC. Home location on/near a bus line is required. If interested, please contact Sara at 608/620-3351 or .

How to Haze a Coyote.

Published Thursday, 01/28/16 01:53pm - Expires Sunday, 02/28/16 01:12pm - (1060 Reads)
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC), has just released a short video entitled “How to Haze a Coyote.” The video was produced in response to reports received of coyotes attacking pets on the east side of Madison. Maybe you’ve seen them in your neighborhood. The purpose of the 3 minute video is to explain the process of hazing, or scaring away coyotes, so they do not feel comfortable being in urban neighborhoods.

Coyotes in urban areas are not a new problem, and this video gives some concrete solutions for how we can safely co-exist with them. When a coyote shows up during daylight hours and they do not move away, or they act aggressively toward domestic animals, this means they’ve become too comfortable in the area. When this happens, everyone in the community needs to take action by making the coyotes feel uncomfortable by hazing them. When everyone does it, and does it regularly, coyotes will become fearful of humans. This will result in a more peaceful co-existence between coyotes, humans and domestic animals.

Note: This is the time of year that coyotes are locating their dens and becoming more territorial. Do not haze a sick or injured coyote, or one with pups or near a den.

How to Haze a Coyote can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/JlC8KTDiIRs.

MARC your Calendar for our next eRecycling Event

Published Friday, 01/22/16 11:52am - Expires Saturday, 02/13/16 11:00am - (1052 Reads)

Event Announcement


MARC your Calendar for our next eRecycling Event

Together, let's reduce e-waste and create jobs for people with significant disabilities.

Do you have any old electronic devices hanging around? If so, what are you going to do with your old equipment? We have the solution.

MARC, part of the CyclePoint™, from the SourceAmerica® network, will hold an eRecycling event on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 from 8:00 a.m.- noon at 3939 Lien Road, Madison. MARC encourages participants to bring their e-waste-including surplus laptops, cell phones, LCD monitors, and PCs. For a full list of items that can be eRecycled, visit www.marc-inc.org. Support MARC and the environment by sharing this information with your friends, family and businesses clients.

<b>About MARC</b>
MARC is the largest provider of community and center-based employment and day services for adults with developmental disabilities in Dane county. We emphasize the importance of choice, the joy of work, and the power of compassion. Now more than 60 years old, MARC enhances the lives of more than 300 adults at five locations and at more than 130 community-based job sites.

<b>About CyclePoint from SourceAmerica.</b>
CyclePoint&trade;, powered by SourceAmerica&reg;, is a new eRecycling network that offers communities all across the U.S. convenient, safe and secure electronics disposal. Its mission&ndash;to employ people with significant disabilities&ndash;makes CyclePoint both a great service and a great cause.

<b>Accepted Items</b>
Computers, Laptop computers, Notebooks, Servers, Routers, Modems, Network cards, Computer accessories, Printers, Copiers, Facsimile machines, Image scanners, Mobile phones, Telephones, Digital cameras and projectors, Digital audio players, DVD players, Video cassette recorders, Video game systems, Video display devices, Game controllers, Signal converter boxes, Cable and satellite receivers, GPS devices. *$10 fee for CRT televisions and CRT monitors.

Ann Cerne

Voter ID Needed for 2016 Elections

Published Friday, 01/08/16 11:52am - Expires Wednesday, 02/17/16 01:00am - (3682 Reads)

Remember – Voter ID Needed for 2016 Elections

Make sure you and the people you know are ready to vote

Starting with the spring primary election on February 16th this year, most voters will need to show a photo ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of identification include:
  • A WI driver’s license (valid even if driving privileges have been revoked or suspended)
  • A WI state ID card from the DOT
  • A state ID card or driver’s license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
  • A military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  • A U.S. passport
The address on your ID doesn’t have to be current. The name on your ID doesn’t need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book.

To obtain a state ID card from DOT, bring proof of name, date of birth, identity, citizenship, and WI residency to a DMV office. If you don’t have a birth certificate, there is an alternate process to get a state ID. Call the DMV at (608) 266-1069 for more information.

UW – Madison student IDs are not valid photo IDs for voting. Any student who doesn’t already have a WI driver’s license or ID from DOT can obtain a separate voter ID card by bringing his or her existing Wiscard student ID to the Wiscard office in Union South.

You can find more details online at: Bringit.wisconsin.gov or call (866) VOTE-WIS.

If you haven’t voted in Wisconsin before, or if you’ve moved since the last election, you will need to register to vote. You must have lived at your current address for 28 consecutive days before an election to vote from that address. If you’ve lived there fewer than 28 days, you can still vote from your old address.

You can register by mail up to 20 days before an election, at your municipal clerk’s office through the Friday before an election, or at your polling place the day of an election. To register you will need:

A WI driver’s license, state ID card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number
Proof of residence, such as a property tax bill, utility bill, bank statement, paystub, residential lease, fishing or hunting license, vehicle registration, etc.
A completed voter registration application, which is available at http://www.gab.wi.gov

More information is available from the Madison City Clerk’s web site - http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/ - and at http://myvote.wi.gov

Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors!

Traci Peloquin, Research Assistant
Office of State Representative Terese Berceau
Proposed service changes to Routes 6, 10, 11, 12, 25 and 59

Metro Transit - Upcoming Public Hearing

Published Friday, 04/17/15 12:18pm - Expires Wednesday, 05/13/15 07:00pm - (990 Reads)
On Wednesday, May 13, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 PM to discuss proposed service changes to Routes 6, 10, 11, 12, 25 and 59. Detailed descriptions of proposed changes are available online at http://mymetrobus.com/publichearing

The meeting will be held at the Madison Municipal Building at 216 MLK Jr. Blvd. (Room 260). Interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing to give feedback. Consideration will be given to views and comments expressed at the public hearing as well as to all written comments received.

Information flyer about the proposed route changes.

Submit Comments: Fill out an online form at http://mymetrobus.com/feedback, email , or give us a call (608) 266-4466.

Written comments can also be sent to:
Metro Transit Public Hearing
1245 E. Washington Ave. Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703

The Madison Municipal Building is accessible to people who use mobility aids and is equipped with assistive listening devices. If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this service, activity or program, please contact Metro Transit at (608) 266-4904 at least three business days prior to the meeting.

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