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Goodman Community Center



September l October 2015


Memorialize your pet’s life in Eastside News Losing a beloved pet can be as big of a loss as the death of a friend or family member. We’d like to help you share your pet’s life with our community.

What to submit When submitting a pet obituary, please submit your pet’s name, date of birth, date of death, your name, full address, email address, phone number and your obituary submission exactly as you’d like it to read. Cost is $5 per 50-word or column inch, while photos are $10 (limit 1).

front desk at 241-1574 to pay by credit card.

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The WVMO-FM jingle team (l-r): Jill Bailey, Becca Reynolds, Jesse Reynolds, Mary Pet obits require payment before they are Huelsbeck and Valerie Hamstra record homespun station identification jingles. published.

The spirit of radio

Low-power FM station signs on in Monona

There are two ways to pay: Bring your email invoice in to the Center and pay at the reception desk or call the

Pet obits for the November-December, 2015 issue must be submitted and paid by Tuesday, Oct. 6. Please email submissions to kathleen@ l

By Margo Tiedt, east side radio enthusiast

Since 2006, a group of organizers in Monona has been quietly working behind the scenes to plan and implement a lowpower radio station for Monona. As of mid-August, “The Voice of Monona,” 98.7 WVMO-FM is now broadcasting in roughly a 5-mile radius from Monona City Hall. WVMO is a low-power (100-watt) FM station, with a limited broadcast range. According to the website, “LPFM stations are available to noncommercial educational entities and public safety and transportation organizations, (and) are not available to individuals or for commercial operations.” There’s been a boom in low-power stations since the Federal Communications Commission opened up the opportunity for 300 licenses in 2012, including stations in Janesville and Sun Prairie. A west Madison station is in the works. Similar to other low-power stations hitting the airwaves this year, “The Voice of Monona” is providing local programming and using local volunteers for engineering, production and on-air talent. WVMO is led by Monona’s Media Director Will Nimmow, along with others who have worked in the Madison radio market. The station’s radio committee chair is Lindsay Wood Davis, a long time Madison radio top dog, and WVMO’s operations and programs coordinator is familiar radio voice, Tom Teuber.

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I became involved because I had heard some rumblings earlier this year, and my curiosity took me to a meeting at Monona City Hall in March. It was great to be in a room with about 20 other curious radio enthusiasts. This was an opportunity to get in, get my hands dirty (literally — if I wanted to help with the build-out), and see how things worked. And to give my voice — either recorded, live on-the-air, or just share my thoughts and opinions. Among those I met that evening were folks who wanted to do radio shows, recording engineers, information technology people, a couple ladies who wanted to create old-school station identification jingles — and just curious neighbors like me. WVMO’s focus is local, local, local. Listen for Monona history bits, school information, Monona government updates, locally produced radio shows including jazz and polka, Americana music, and info bits from local listeners. And there are no commercials! Although the station’s focus is Monona and Madison’s east side, all are welcome to volunteer and listen (live streaming via the TuneIn radio app is coming soon). For more information, check out “WVMO — The Voice of Monona” on Facebook or contact Will at wnimmow@ci.monona. Watch for the website,, coming soon. l



Arcadian was adopted from the St. Paul Humane Society in 2007 and brightened the days of his human companion each moment thereafter. He possessed the unique ability to put his ears both up and down according to his moods and was not afraid to express his disapproval with a loud thump.

Beloved rabbit, Joni, passed away in the early morning hours of April 22, 2015, at the age of 7 years. While her passing was very sudden and devastating, her human family is incredibly grateful for the time spent with her.

Arcadian lived to the age of 10. In his old age, he enjoyed finding warm sun spots on the carpet while munching on a variety of tropical fruits. He was an independent bunny, but one that will be dearly missed. Condolences to Kathleen.

Joni always brought a smile to anyone she encountered. She enjoyed jumping and playing on the couch, munching greens, carrots, and banana, and being petted by her humans. Joni’s inquisitive and affectionate nature, big personality, stunning acrobatics, and strong desire for treats will always keep her in our hearts and memories. Condolences to Jake and Amanda.

Could you donate food or money to GCC’s Thanksgiving Basket Drive? See page 4.

Want to help hungry people? The Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry is always in need of food to help ensure that everyone has nutritious food.

Drop off food donations any time during our open hours.

Great Furniture Furniture arrives regularly!

Inquire in-store about delivery services.

Last Tuesday of the month sale All non-furniture items on sale at

Buy 1 Clothing Item, Get 1 Free! of equal or lesser value Terms: Up to 3 free items per transaction. Outerwear & accessories excluded. Must present coupon.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-7 • Sat 9-5 Located at Northgate Mall (Sherman & Aberg) • 608-268-0793

Contact Jon Lica at 204-8049 or

GCC Fritz Food Pantry needs: » Canned beans, canned meat/tuna » Soup, pasta sauce » Rice, pasta and gluten-free grains » Canned fruit and vegetables » Granola bars, protein bars » Personal care items » Baby formula and diapers, all sizes

Bark to School s intellect Engage your dog’ Toy. t with the Toppl Trea , and le BPA-free, recyclab . made in the USA

Gluten-free, low fat and low salt products are always appreciated.

Thank you! Thank you!

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