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Volume 143, No. 4 July l August 2013

Local growers digest climate data

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Weather extremes muster different plant choices and planting practices By Pamela Wiesen, Eastside News

Should Madison gardeners be rethinking plant and tree choices in light of indications that our climate is changing? Staff members at Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the Fair Oaks Nursery and Garden Center on Fair Oaks Avenue, gave me some insight into what they’re seeing with the Madison garden scene. At both places, we discussed recent updates to the Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone Map, which provides nationwide information on average annual minimum winter temperatures, and what these changes might mean for future Madison area plantings. The most recent map indicates a winter warming trend. The aim of the USDA map is to help people select plants that are appropriate for the growing season in their area — there’s no point planting perennials that won’t make it through the winter. Like many locations in the United States, Madison is placed in a higher zone, which indicates a warmer average winter freeze temperature. Our current zone is 5a, replacing the Zone 4 designation on the earlier map. This color-coded map divides North America into 11 separate zones; each zone represents a 10-degree difference from its adjacent zone. This map is coded with numbers (with “a” and “b” indicating a finer calibration to 5-degree differences). The most recent version, for example, puts Key Largo, Fla. in Zone 11a; Chicago, Ill. in Zone 6a; and International Falls, Minn. in Zone 3a. Should we be alarmed at these changes? Jeff Epping, director of horticulture at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, takes a judicious approach. He explains that the revisions are in part due to access to better, more finely-tuned data. Whereas in the past, the USDA might have painted regions with a broad brush, new data collection systems are able to assess microclimates, taking

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Union Corners plans moving forward

L to R: Chris Lazaneo and Terald Johnsrud at the Fair Oaks Nursery assured me that even if our climate is changing, we’re not yet able to leave our orchids outside during Wisconsin winters. into account such temperature-influencing features as nearby bodies of water or cities with a lot of concrete. And, Epping pointed out; climate change might mean more extremes in temperature, rather than simple across-theboard warming. A harsh winter could still come and kill off warmth-seeking plants. Sustainability is the watchword at Olbrich — the right plant in the right place. Olbrich is using less water, fertilizer, pesticides, and is identifying plants better adapted to our climate and situation, according to Epping. They’re rethinking past practices that may have gone unquestioned. For example, Kentucky bluegrass, the lawn grass of choice, uses much water and may require the use of chemicals. Epping noted that it may be great for a golf course, but you don’t need golf course turf everywhere. In addition, Olbrich looks to our region for appropriate plants while taking into account insect and disease resistance. Katy Plantenberg, strategic communi-

cation and event specialist at Olbrich, described the new gravel gardens and meadows that Epping has helped plan. “The gravel gardens require virtually no maintenance once established,” Plantenberg wrote. “Jeff has been replacing many areas of traditional Kentucky bluegrass turf areas with sedge and prairie drop-seed meadows that require so much less maintenance than traditional lawns.” At a garden facing Atwood Avenue, native plants grow in gravel, need little water, and little weeding. Business at the Fair Oaks Nursery and Garden Center was humming on a Wednesday afternoon this spring. Ann Berens, a staff member at Fair Oaks, described what their customers were asking for, and how plant sales might differ from those in years past. The biggest trend, they noted, is toward organic gardening. Customers are seeking earth-friendly insecticides and advice about

Could it be that the big ugly lot at the corner of East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street is finally going to be developed? Is it possible that we’ve printed our last article covering “what to do with Union Corners?” conversations in the ‘hood? Read about the plans for this key east side property. Article on page 16

Made in the shade In early June, new giant sun shades were installed over the popular playground at the Goodman Community Center. Thanks to many generous gifts from the community, children and the adults who watch them (and play with them), will have a more comfortable and sun safe summer. How great is that?! Article on page 4

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Becky Steinhoff, executive director at Goodman, receives YWCA’s Woman of Distinction award No one was surprised the Center’s dynamic, visonary director was selected.

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Volume 143, No. 4• July l August 2013 Goodman Community Center • 149 Waubesa St. Madison, WI 53704 • Phone: 608.241.1574 • Fax: 608.241.1518 EASTSIDE NEWS Volunteer Staff Julia Cechvala, Ed Jepsen, Zaher Karp, Rachael Barnacak-Link, Steve Meiers, Alexis Vargas, Pamela Wiesen

Goodman Community Center Staff Administration Executive Director: Becky Steinhoff Assistant Center Director: Lisa Jacob Facility Use Manager: Margo Tiedt Finance Director: Mary Smith, CPA Assistant Finance Director: Dewayne Powell Development Director: Rohan Barrett Communications and Community Giving Director: Kristin Groth Secure Futures Campaign Coordinator: Sheena Loiacono Development Communications Coordinator: Matt Rezin Volunteer and Stewardship Manager: Kate KatzbanBeren Office Manager: Tanya Martinez-Knauer Facility Use Assistant: Kristi Kading Receptionists: Rachel Brazee, Coy Campbell, Zoe Coleman, Julian Holt, Bettye Johnson, Alesia Mayfield, Ashley Staley, Alexis Vargas, Joanne Yanna Custodians: Roderick Brown, Devon Chambers, Lonnie Evans, Carlos Martinez, Jamel Phillips Maintenance Manager: Bret Hagemeyer

Adults and Seniors Older Adult Program Director: Marlene Storms Senior Program Assistant: Mercedes “Cookie” Tepiew-Davis

Eastside News Editor: Becky Steinhoff Managing Editor: Kristin Groth Advertising and Production: Dave Link Editorial Manager: Joanne Yanna Circulation Manager: Matt Rezin

Food and Nutrition Seed to Table Manager: Hugh Wing Ironworks Café and Working Class Catering: Catering Coordinator: Amy Manteufel Program Chef: Lucas Willis Ironworks Café Lead Barista: Heidi Hilliard Ironworks Café and Working Class Catering Staff: Kenneth Coleman, Helena Davenport, Santana Flint, Laurel Fruehling, Jeremiah Harris, Julia Joy Hilliard, Dahrl Hill-Killerlain, Christopher Johnson, Derrick McDaniel, Ebony Mims, Steven Price Jr.,

Angela Rainos, Kassidy Rosenthal, Marquitta Saffo, Kiara Stiger, Casey Tapster, Mai See Xiong, Joey Thomas, Andre Williams, Desmond Willingham Kitchen Manager and Working Class Catering Lead Chef: Chris Stephens Food Procurement and Processing Manager: Amy Mach Food Pantry Coordinator: Jon Lica

Family Advocacy Asset-Based Community Development Coordinator: Deenah Givens Childcare Lead: Sundshine Goodrich

Gym and Fitness Athletic Director: Tyrone Cratic Athletic Assistant: Terry Tiedt

Childcare Programs Child and Youth Program Director: Dondieneita Fleary-Simmons Elementary Programs Manager: Angela Tortorice Early Childhood Education Manager: Rob San Juan Preschool Teachers: Robert Bergeron, Ken Horn, Nick Howard, Jessica Kardas, Michelle Meier, Dani Stygar, Heather Weasler AmeriCorps Staff: Deborah Crabtree Summer Camp Teachers: Tatty Bartholomew, Megan Kleber, Laurel Marshall, Ashley Rounds, Libby Schultz, Sara Stephen, Tanya Walker

Lussier Teen Center Youth Programs Manager: Eric Hartwig Garden Fit Teachers: Melady Elifritz, Howard Hayes Girls Inc. Coordinator: Colleen Berg Evening and Weekend LTC Supervisor: Julian Holt AmeriCorps Members: Roberto Godinez, Emily Popp, Nora Rader TEENworks Education Manager: Keith Pollock TEENworks Education Coordinator: Stephanie Mather TEENworks Program Assistants: Hannah Klusendorf, Angela Baerwolf Boys Group Coordinator: Zack Watson Boys Group Staff: Barry Davis, Luke Bassuener MEDIAWORKS Coordinator: Kathleen Ward MERIT Manager: Libby Lee MERIT Youth Program Lead: Arthur Morgan MERIT Outreach Coordinator: Annie Sweers MERIT Child & Youth Program Evaluation Coordinator: Jessica Collura MERIT Data Management Coord.: Olivia Jonynas MERIT Facilitators: Melady Elifritz, Howard Hayes, Alison Stauffacher, Zach Watson

Hold your weekday meetings and events at Goodman!

Both Merrill Lynch Room C and Bolz Room B have sprung wood floors that are great for dance or exercise, but can also be used for meetings.

The Goodman Community Center has many rooms available for one-time or ongoing meetings or events. Check for details and room availability calendar. Call 241-1574 to confirm availability. Because of the number of inquiries we receive, it may take a day or two for us to get back to you.

The LOFT at the Lussier Teen Center is also available for private parties for children or teenagers (limited availability).

Some helpful information:

We offer catering, too.

Room seating capacities vary greatly depending on how the room is set up.

Working Class Catering is an established teen education program where youth work along side our professional chefs to learn the art and business of catering. You can trust Working Class Catering to provide quality food that tastes great and is presented beautifully. We will work with you to create a menu that suits your occasion and fits your budget.

Mezzanine seating areas are recommended for casual meetings because they are open spaces with glass wall partitions and are not sound proof. They are also not available for public meetings because they are at the top of a flight of stairs, making them inaccessible for the disabled.

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Price includes tables and chairs. Every event is different. Additional fees may apply. For more details see our website. Space use policy change: GCC has its own liquor license. You are not allowed to bring in any of your own alcoholic beverages for your event. Any beer/wine/liquor must be purchased through GCC according to all Wisconsin alcoholic beverage laws.

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Jung and the restless

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By Jessica Kardas, GCC 4K teacher

Staff make it easy for children in low-income areas to participate in afterschool programs By Angela Tortorice, Elementary Programs Manager

Team members from the Center’s afterschool program recently joined several other community programs at a summer activities fair at Brentwood. The apartment complex next to Warner Park is home to many lowincome families and lots of children. Goodman staff and Brentwood afterschool participants painted faces and ran a popular game of bean bag toss. Local drummers filled Warner Park with music, and parents and children were treated to pizza and fruit proMr. Coy and Eliot organized a bean bag toss vided by the City of Madison. for the children who live in the Brentwood For the past four years, Goodman apartments. has picked up and dropped off chilplete homework, have a healthy snack, do dren from the Brentwood community so they could participate in our afterschool hands-on academic enrichments, enjoy sports and team-building activities, and so program. Through our 21st Century Commuch more. Children are also offered care munity Learning Center partnership with during the summer months, when school is Emerson Elementary School, program not in session. members get the opportunity to enroll in Goodman’s afterschool program is high quality afterschool programming with available to Emerson elementary students a specific focus on literacy and math enand offers free tuition to families qualifycouragement. During afterschool hours, children com- ing for free lunch. Transportation services

4K has learned ‘all they really need to know’ By Michelle Meiers, GCC 4K teacher

In early June, we introduced our 4-year-old kindergarten class to the book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” by Robert Fulghum. We explained that it is a book written by a grown-up for grownups to help them remember the important things in life. We told the children that they already know so many important things, so much so, that they too could write a book. We asked them to think about what they have learned and what they know to be true.

What they’ve already learned: “Don’t break things.” ~Abbott “When you help people, it makes you feel good.” ~Amiyah “If you kick somebody, just say, ‘sorry.’” ~Carlin “Have fun with your friends.” ~Imogene “Make sure you share. And hands to yourself.” ~Jackson “No kicking and no hitting.” ~Jaden

“Love your best friends.” ~Julia “Always know your best friend before you talk to them.” ~Kyla

Kiara, a graduating Brentwood fifthgrader, has participated in Goodman’s afterschool program since 2010 said, “I like Goodman because it is safe and fun. I love coming here.” Eliot, another Brentwood fifth-grader said, “I will miss the teachers at Goodman, but it’s OK because I get to see them in the summer when I go to the teen center.”

During the early weeks of spring, our classroom of 4- and 5-year-old children studied all things plants. We helped them research what a plant needs to grow, the parts of a plant and what all those different parts do. Based on good behavior and helpfulness, the 4Kers earned a field trip to Jung Garden Center. Craig Johnson gave us a tour and patiently answered many questions about the different plants we were seeing. The children learned the difference between an annual and perennial, got to smell different herbs and learned about how some plants are sold without any soil around their roots — bare root!

are also available for families who live in the Brentwood neighborhood. One Brentwood parent said, “After just a couple of days in afterschool, my daughter looks forward to going to school so she can participate. I am so happy she found something that makes her happy.” Interested in enrolling your elementary student? Contact Angela Tortorice at 241-1574, ext. 235. l

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Kyleigh and Casimiro get a whiff of the chocolate mint. Before thanking Craig for the great tour, we purchased several kinds of vegetables and flowers and when we got back, the 4Kers added them to their garden outside the Center. Now they’re all impatiently watching their garden grow. l

“Be a best friend and know your best friend.” ~Maeve “No weapons allowed.” ~Miguel “Don’t talk when your mouth is full.” ~Oskar “Sharing is good.” ~Oswald “When you do something bad to someone you say, ‘sorry.’” ~Rosemary “Don’t hit anybody. And if they hit you, tell a teacher.” ~Saidu “You can help people if they are sick.” ~Soukaina “Be nice to people.” ~Tyger This year has been a year of growth, exploration, friendship and love. We have learned to trust one another and what it means to count on each other. Indeed, there is much we can learn from 4- and 5-year olds. l


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Congratulations East High School VIP graduates By Bonnie Goeke-Johnson, East High School Department Chair of Alternative Programming,

Doctors visited with kids at the Goodman playground to see how they like the new shade sails. Back, L to R: Doctors Nancy Pandhi, Aleksandra Zgierska and David Rabago. Front, L to R: Aliyah, Aliya, Sarah, Ebriham and Marena.

Physician initiates shades for sun-safe summer By Kristin Groth, Eastside News

Last summer, Dr. Nancy Pandhi brought her 6-year-old daughter, Leela, to a dance class at Goodman. After her class, Leela tried playing in the playground, but the sun was so intense that it wasn’t fun — or safe. So, Pandhi contacted the Center and asked if she could help raise money to fix that situation. We loved the idea. And thanks to Pandhi and UW Health family medicine doctors David Rabago, Aleksandra Zgierska and Alexander Young who donated $5,000, plus gifts from people in our community and matching funds from the Alliant Energy Foundation, Goodman had new shade sails installed in mid-June.

New shade has many health benefits Many playgrounds are in intense sun, making it tricky to find shaded play areas.

“There is a clear need for safe, accessible outdoor play areas that promote physical activities for children,” Pandhi said. “This need is readily apparent given the rising rates of pediatric obesity, and the barriers to outdoor physical activity when it is hot outside.” Executive director Becky Steinhoff is thrilled about the new shade sails, “We’re so grateful to everyone who helped our playground become a sun-safe space for kids to exercise their imaginations and their bodies throughout our hot summers.” And Lilyian, who was playing in the playground when the doctors visited, noted so succinctly, another big benefit to the shade, “Boo for skin cancer.” Amen. Thanks to all who gave this great gift — a sun-safe play space for fun and fitness. l

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Adding roots to the community By Gregory A. Schumacher, MSW Candidate University of Wisconsin-Madison

As my nine-month internship at Goodman was ending, my final project needed to make a difference. After working with the older adult program and two high school programs, I thought both groups could benefit from some interaction. So one day in May, the teens served the senior’s lunch and then the plan was to go outside and plant a couple of trees to celebrate the end of school and to symbolize personal growth. Lunch went well. This is easy, or so I thought, until we went outside to discover that the prep work we had done for the tree planting wouldn’t work. We needed to widen and deepen the


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Julie Carney was all smiles about her graduation. In fact, all the students were beaming as their teachers described their accomplishments and the ways they’ve grown while in VIP.

Every student in the Vocationally Integrated Pathways program here at Goodman met their goals and requirements and graduated from East High School. Goodman had a luncheon with the student’s families, teachers and GCC staff there to celebrate this big milestone.

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L to R: Keith Pollock, Julia, Jim Hoover (back), Greg Schumacher and Devon Chambers gently maneuver the root ball into the giant hole they struggled to dig. holes. Luckily it had been raining for the past 12 hours so after the dirty job of bailing out the holes, we easily removed the additional dirt, muck and mud. This project would not have been possible without the muscles of our teens. Thanks to the Fair Oaks Nursery and Garden Center for donating an autumn blaze maple and a spring snow crabapple, you’ll get to enjoy their beauty and shade for a very long time. Oh, and if you’re looking for the trees, they’re near our bike path cow. Thanks to the Goodman staff and supporters who made my time so fulfilling. One thing I am sure about my future is that I’ll be volunteering at the GCC golf outing, the Atwood Summerfest and for their Thanksgiving program for many years to come. l


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Need food? Goodman is site for free meals

American Family food drive keeps pantry stocked

Government program helps provide nutritious meals while school is out

By Amy Mach, GCC Food Preservation Coordinator

By Becky Steinhoff, GCC Executive Director

One day in late spring, we started with about 20 boxes of cereal in our food pantry. After American Family Insurance dropped off their donation, we had over 500! This was a huge boost — every summer when kids are out of school we see a 25 percent increase in need in our Fritz Food Pantry. A big thanks to American Family Insurance and all their employees who contributed! Their food drive gave us a head start stocking our shelves before the summer break began.

Children’s need for nutritious food doesn’t stop during summer vacation, so the Center is pleased to announce it Some will be a site for the the Summer Food Service Program families need (SFSP), which is funded by help providing food the U.S. Department of Agfor their children riculture (USDA) and is adduring the ministered by the Wisconsin summer, too. Department of Public Instruction. The program means the Center will provide nutritious meals to children this summer when free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable. “This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Becky Steinhoff. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children durMe a l S chedu l e ing the summer is vital to helping children Monday through Friday continue to grow and do well in school.”

Goodman relies on food drives to generate donations of food that help our pantry shelves stay stocked with healthy foods — especially in the summer. Thank you American Family Insurance.

Want to host a food drive? If you would like to host a food drive at your place of business or in your neighborhood, please contact Jon Lica, GCC Food Pantry Coordinator. He will be able

to provide you with a list of items that are needed in the food pantry. We can also supply printed materials to post and hand out. For more information contact Jon at jon@ or 241-1574 x249. l


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Keith Daniels, owner of the Harmony Bar, retires Daniels used his business to By Kristin Groth, Eastside News

Most businesses give back to their community, but Keith’s support of the Goodman Community Center has been something special. Not only has Keith always contributed to events and efforts we’ve invited him to support, but he has organized events (with the help of many patrons and friends) to support the Center for many years:   The

Harmony Golf Scramble: For 17 years he has hosted this annual golf event for experienced and novice golfers to have some serious fun.

  Jimmy

Buffet Night: For more than a decade, Keith turned his Harmony Bar into Margaritaville where parrot heads came out in force to hear local musician Chuck Bayuk and the Drunken Sailors perform the songs of Jimmy Buffett.

Since Keith opened the Harmony nearly 20 years ago, he has also sponsored the Harmony Blues Stage at Atwood Summerfest. The Center organizes that event, but clearly, the bands Keith lined up drew people to our largest annual fundraiser. We’re grateful for that.

Sunday nights were community benefit nights at the Harmony Keith dedicated Sunday nights for smaller

Free meals will be made available to eligible children 18 years of age and under. help the community Persons over 18 years of age who, determined by a state or local public educational agency, to be mentally or physically disEastide News Archive Photo Keith Daniels, abled and who also participate in a public hanging out or private nonprofit school program during and enjoying the regular school year may receive free the music at meals as well. the Harmony The Goodman Community Center will Blues Stage be serving these free meals this summer at Atwood from June 17 through August 16. Meals Summerfest in are provided to eligible children regardless 2011. of race, color, national origin, age, gender community-hosted fundraisers — for local or disability, and there will be no discrimito international non-profits, families raising nation in the course of meal service. money for a loved-one’s medical expenses to benefits for our neighbhorhood schools. All said, Keith has raised and leveraged well over a half million dollars to support Find us on Facebook the Center and who knows how much he’s helped neighbors raise for their causes. Goodman Com Thank you, Keith! We hope you enjoy your retirement.

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What’s next for the Harmony? On the Tuesday after Labor Day, Bradley Czachor will be opening the Harmony as the new owner. Czachor worked at the Harmony for nearly 10 years and currently manages the Great Dane at Hilldale. A friend recently overheard a conversation about what Czachor might name his new business, and the name that got the most chuckles was, “Brad’s Pit.” Stay tuned. l

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Want to help hungry people? The GCC 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. If you have a large quantity to deliver, our receptionist can often arrange for someone to help you. Contact Jon Lica, Food Pantry Coordinator at 241-1574 or

GCC Fritz Food Pantry needs: » Canned beans, canned meat/tuna » Fruit juice, applesauce, jelly » Soup, pasta sauce » Canned/boxed meals » Fresh fruit and vegetables » Granola bars, protein bars » Almond, soy and rice milks » Oatmeal, pancake mix,rice » Oral hygiene supplies » Household cleaning supplies, » Personal hygiene supplies » Diapers, all sizes Gluten-free, low fat and low salt products are always appreciated.

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G o o dm a n C o mmunit y C ente r Katherine Ceballos (left) and Hannah Dorman play a mythbusting game led by Libby Lee, MERIT manager, at Goodman’s National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy event in the Lussier LOFT.

Goodman MERIT program hosts teen pregnancy prevention event By Annie Sweers, MERIT Community Outreach Coordinator

MERIT, Madison Empowering Responsibility In Teens, program staff has been learning alongside many teens while we go through our sexual health programming, and one message that has been very clear is that youth really are concerned about teen pregnancy, but still have the mindset, “It can’t happen to me.” Although teen pregnancy rates around the country have dropped within the last two decades, there is still a lot of work to be done. Nearly 700,000 teen girls become pregnant every year. That averages out to about 2,000 teen pregnancies every day. In conjunction with our comprehensive sexual health curriculum, the MERIT program joined the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee to serve as the only other host of the 2013 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in Wisconsin. Hundreds of thousands of teens na-

tionwide participated in the 12th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, May 1. The purpose of the National Day is to focus teen’s attention on the importance of avoiding too-early pregnancy and parenthood. This was achieved through an interactive online quiz and games. The National Day quiz delivers important teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges teens to think carefully about what they might do “in the moment.” MERIT joined nearly 200 national organizations and media outlets to serve as an official National Day partner by promoting this online quiz. Youth had an opportunity to not only take the National Day quiz, but also meet with representatives from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and teen educators who work for WAHCCP (Wisconsin Adolescent Health Care Communication Program).

A BIG thanks to these community-minded businesses and organizations These organizations have donated time and/or resources to help keep our programs strong. This support, along with broad support from individuals and a corps of volunteers, makes all the difference. Thanks!

WOW! Thanks to these organizations who helped us in April and May: African American Ethnic Academy Inc American Family Insurance American Girl Brands LLC American Girl Fund American Transmission Company Art Gecko Artterro Attic Angel Association Barbara J Fraser Trust Beta Omicron of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Blackhawk Church Bullseye, Inc. Cafe Zoma Catalyst Chief’s Tavern City of Madison Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin Credit Union National Association Inc CUNA Mutual DRY Soda Echo Tap and Grill Elmside Children’s School Excalibur Fair Oaks Nursery & Garden Center Forward Theater Co Fox & Fox SC Fresco Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier Goodman Community Center Volunteers Graphite Apple Specialist Green Owl Cafe HAIR Home Depot Hotel Ruby Marie Johnson Block & Co Kraft Foods Group Foundation Lake Louie Brewery, LLC Local 311 Charitable Trust Macha Teahouse Madison Concourse Hotel Madison Kubb Manna Cafe

Martin Glass Co LLC Maurie’s Fine Chocolates MCA Network Consultants LLC Mifflin Street Planthouse Monroe Street Framing Oakhill Correctional Institute On 2 the Field Orange Tree Imports Petkovsek & Moran, LLP Pierce’s Supermarket, Inc. Pizza Brutta Playthings Quince & Apple Revolution Cycles Rock Auto LLC Sagacious Consultants Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin SolEscape Sons of Norway Idun Lodge St. Bernard Catholic Church Studio Paran Sushi Muramoto The Evjue Foundation Inc The Roman Candle Pizzeria Underground Butcher United Way of Dane County The Urban Grow US Cellular Agent - Dr. Detail USDA Wegner CPAs, LLP West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, NSI Whole Foods Market Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wisconsin Professional Police Association Wisconsin Union Theater

These two organizations are wonderful partners of ours and we would like to extend a huge thank you to them, especially to Amy Olejniczak and her teens from WAHCCP. WAHCCP does amazing work around bridging the communication gap between adolescents and their health care providers. The program empowers teens to use providers as valuable and trusted resources through the power of peer education. In addition to networking and accessing some great local resources, National Day participants got to have fun which was a necessary ingredient to our educational, carnival-themed event. Among the games geared toward pregnancy prevention and STD awareness, youth were able to test their knowledge with Steph Nash “Superstar” during STD Jeopardy and join Arthur Morgan at a ball toss, carnival-style game. The game was adapted to serve as an educational tool by asking teens to decipher between barrier methods or hormonal methods of contraceptives. Another highlight included a myth busting game led by MERIT Program Manager, Libby Lee. The game challenged youth with true or false questions, giving those with correct answers an opportunity to rack up points on a giant tic-tac-toe board. We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who volunteered with their time or through donations. We particularly want to thank and acknowledge all of the young people who came out to our National Day event. It’s been exciting to see Madison teens come out for a good cause and making a difference in their community by taking responsibility for their sexual health. l

MERIT appreciates the support of our community MERIT, Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens, would like to thank our partners and organizations that have helped us reach close to 1,000 youth this academic year. Whether it was through support and coordination of our sexual health groups, a donation of time and resources, or professional development for our staff, we could not have done it without them.

We are grateful to: Amy Olejniczak and the WAHCCP (Wisconsin Adolescent Health Care Program) teen educators Hillary Feller and Adrian Jones with Planned Parenthood of WI Noodles and Company (Monona Drive) Glass Nickel (Atwood Avenue) UltraZone Laser Tag O’Keeffe Middle School Mark Seidel and Whitehorse Middle School Monica Muraski of Work and Learn East Rob Mueller-Owens and Jan Lorch of TLC (Transition Learning Center) Michelle Olson and LaFollette High School Kit Laibly and her LaFollette MSCR staff John Miller and Badger Rock Middle School Joe Wuellner and Wright Middle School Becky Peterson and East High School Abra Vigna and YSOSW (Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin) Diana Love, Public Health Department Brian Counselman and the staff at AERO (Alternative Education Resource Option) M Adams and Freedom Inc. l

Midsommer Kubb Tournament fun for Kubb-crazed players — and good for Goodman Kubb is a 1000-year-old Swedish game where two teams compete to knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by throwing wooden batons (kastpinnars) at them. It’s described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes and a bit of chess. And it’s said to be addictive. Aaron Berry, who organized the regional tournament, made it a benefit for the Center, donating the net proceeds to Goodman programs. The Kubb tournament, held at Olbrich Park, drew seirous enthusiasts and novices — like many of the players on Goodman’s team — and everyone had fun. Tack så mycket, Aaron! Verkligt. l

L to R: Stephanie Mathers, Ashley Rounds, Tanya Martinez-Knauer and Angie Clark played on the GCC team. They are holding a kubb, kastpinnars and the coveted tournament trophy.

The Goodman Community Center, including the Ironworks Cafe and Lussier Fitness Center, will be C  L O  S  E  D for deep cleaning.

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What’s growing in Seed to Table? By Keith Pollock, GCC TEENworks Manager

In early June, TEENworks wrapped up the school year of the new innovative education Seed to Table program. This partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Goodman Community Center has allowed 14 students to earn high school credit while performing hands-on learning in Urban Agriculture and Culinary Arts. Seed to Table teacher Jim Hoover and students Tyson, Students in the proAndre and Steven by the new Urban Grow planter outside gram have been busy the Ironworks Cafe. planting garden spaces this spring. We have been fortunate to have see the younger students run to take time many donations of plants; vegetables from out of their recess to help the high school Oakhill Correctional Facility, herbs from students plant and weed the garden. Emthe Mifflin Street Planthouse and asparaerson students will enjoy lettuce, radishes gus, rhubarb and raspberries from commu- and peas at their end-of-school picnic celnity members. These gardens are located ebration all grown from their garden. across Waubesa Street in the first section This will be the second year of the Seed of community gardens and also in planters to Table summer school and job opportuaround the pergola outside the café. nity program. Students will be maintaining Recently Urban Grow donated two all the garden spaces at Goodman, Emerlarge vertical gardening planters that son Elementary, and also helping with the TEENworks will maintain this summer. Goodman Youth Farm run by Community One is hanging outside the café planted Groundworks. with a variety of herbs; the other is susAll of these urban agriculture projects pended off the gantry in the center of the help raise students’ awareness about food parking circle. These vertical gardening and where it comes from which in turn planters allow us to plant in areas that helps them to be better chefs in the kitchen would not be accessible for growing. The and better citizens in our community. planters are attractive and hang 4 feet off Thanks for all your support and stop the ground to allow easy access for plantby Goodman so we can show you what’s ing, watering and harvesting. growing. Seed to Table students also paired with For more information about vertical plantstudents from Emerson Elementary School ing, visit l to plant their school garden. It was a joy to

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PASS members pass the test By Eric Hartwig, GCC Youth Programs Manager

As we start the exciting LOFT summer program, our PASS AmeriCorps staff member’s time begins to wind down. PASS places 35 AmeriCorps members at host sites in predominantly low-income or resource-scarce communities. The goal of PASS is to enhance the academic achievement and school enPASS AmeriCorps members Emily Popp, Nora gagement of middle and high school youth through positive Rader and Roberto Godinez managed to combine relationships and member ac- lots of learning with lots of fun. tivities. The activities include literacy tutoring and academic support; providing youth development programming that promotes school engagement, social and life skills; and engaging youth in community service and volunteer opportunities. This year’s group of Emily Popp, Nora Rader and Roberto Godinez have been wildly successful with all of these activities. We have seen multiple grade level increases in reading abilities with their assigned youth. They lead activities daily including student council, sewing, science experiments, ALEKS math, study hall and so many more. They have also gotten youth involved with over 150 hours of

community service around our community. An excerpt from a handwritten letter from an eighth-grader sums it all up – “I just wanted to thank you for being my reading buddy. It was really fun and it helped me improve my hard work and all because of you I’m getting an A+. I’m really happy and so is my mom. I really hope I get to see you again, and maybe we can hang out like go shopping or get ice cream and sit and eat together. Love you Ms. Emily.” Goodman and other centers are currently hiring for next year’s PASS positions. For more information about PASS and AmeriCorps eligibility requirements go to l

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Older Adult Programs at the Center For more information about any older adult programming at the Center, contact Marlene Storms, Older Adult Program Director, at 241-1574 x232 or Marlene Storms

Bingo — hours and details

Mondays: 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesdays: 12:45-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays


Older adults play euchre every Tuesday and Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to preregister. You’ll need to pay $1 at the door to feed the kitty! Prizes go to the top three scorers.

to play kitchen bridge? Join your hosts at GCC on Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m. Adult bridge players of all skill levels are welcome — you just need a working knowledge of the game. Thursdays 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Ping Pong

Come play ping pong. New players always welcome. Alternate Thursdays

‘Philosophy of the Wise’

You don’t need prior knowledge of Philosophy, or the so called “facility Various Saturdays for deep thinking.” This philosophiEuchre cal journey will provide you with Euchre games are offered the first intimate, life-enriching conversaSaturday of each month from 12:30- tion. Topics are explored in an 3 p.m. in Bolz Room A. Dessert is open-minded way. Course subject from 12:30-1 p.m., and card playing matter is decided collaboratively by goes from 1-3 p.m. No need to enrolled participants. Discussion preregister. Just pay $1 at the door materials are provided. to feed the kitty! These fees become Upcoming Philosophy dates: the prize money for the afternoon. Discussion groups will meet on Upcoming Euchre dates: alternating Thursdays this summer. July 13 | August 3| September 7 Dates are subject to change.

Older adult activities mix fun and food Our activities for older adults are designed to help folks stay connected to our community and maintain a strong social network. Seniors come for card games, Bingo, Gentle Exercise class, and many also gather for our home-style meals, which provide good nutrition and a great place to make friends — new and old. Everyone 60+ is welcome to join in. Meet us in Bolz Room A for some fun!

First time joining us?

Please come a bit early and fill out two short registration forms. One form is to help us help you in case of an emergency, and the other form helps us with reporting to our funders.

Affordable transportation Monday through Friday you can catch a ride to the Center for only 50 cents each way. If you live in the service area of the North/Eastside Senior Coalition or if you live north of Buckeye Road and this side of the Interstate, you can catch a ride with Transit Solutions for lunch at the Goodman Community Center




ssist with a craft project, serve a meal or just engage in conversation with the young at heart whose health is frail. Or be an escort on van trips into the community. Weekdays from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Come help make someone’s life happier and emotionally healthier. To view “A Life Transformed” and “The Best Day” go to and click on “Patient Stories”.

Senior Program. Simply call Marlene at 241-1574 x232 by noon the business day before the day you wish to come for lunch. Ask to be put on the ride list for the following meal day and await your ride!

Need to cancel a ride? Call the Center by noon the business day before the meal day, and we will cancel your ride. If you need to cancel your ride after 2 p.m. or on weekends, there is a different set of instructions — just ask Marlene.

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Gentle Exercise and Tai Chi This gentle mind/body exercise and relaxation program is designed especially for people with arthritis, joint pain or any kind of stiffness that limits movement. These rangeof-motion exercises are recommended by doctors and therapists to help keep joints flexible and can be practiced both sitting and standing. By incorporating movements with basic principles from Tai Chi, you’ll lift your arms and your spirits!

Friday mornings Often on Friday mornings, Paris Blues, with Jim Willett, Larry Livingston and Al Hough, play jazz from about 10-11 a.m. It’s not a formal performance — you can still read the paper or talk with your friends while they play.

Hours and details Gentle Exercise Some of the women who regularly attend the older adult class meets on program get a kick out of Alexis, a Goodman receptionist. Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in Merrill Lynch Room C and the Friday We need YOU to help jazz up Tai Chi Fundamental Form class Monday and Wednesday our program offerings meets from 9-10 a.m. — usually Nickel Bingo after Lunch Have you traveled the world? Or in the same room. No registration Come for lunch and stay for the fun, the continent? Do you have travel needed. There is a $1 suggested or just come to play. Where else can donation. Led by Sarah Watts, certi- photos or mementos to show off and you have so much fun for a nickel? fied ROM, Range of Motion, Dance share with participants in our older adult program? Or perhaps you sing, Lunch — hours and details instructor. juggle, yo-yo or yodel? We would Doors open at 10 a.m. For more information, contact love to have you visit our program Sarah Watts at 244-9424. and perform and/or show off! Second Wednesdays Want to help? Contact Marlene.

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Five minute chair massage by Dr. Ron India, chiropractor. Free. Arrive early for this popular service. Check the welcome board in the lobby for the location. Dr. India will do massages from 9-10 a.m.

Answers to your everyday concerns

Do you need help getting your health benefits set up? Do you have questions about housing? A case manager from the North/Eastside Senior Coalition will be available at Upcoming chair massage dates: the Center one day a week to find August 14 | September 11 | October 9 answers and resources for you. Case manager schedules may vary, Thursdays so please contact Marlene. l

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Saturday, July 13

“Les Miserables” Middleton Players Theater presents this popular play at the Performing Arts Center. Prior to the show, lunch will be served at the Nakoma Country Club. Cost is $63

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“Silver Linings Playbook” After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. We’ll gather at 1 p.m. for the movie, popcorn and beverages. Donations for refreshments are gladly accepted.

RSVP volunteers help about 90 nonprofit and public agencies maintain and extend their services. You can help older adults remain independent and live in their own homes, drive people to appointments, join the Vets Helping Vets or intergenerational programs, or help a group for folks who like to knit, sew and quilt. Volunteers are interviewed and matched with appropriate assignments that meet their time, interest and lifestyle needs. Regular followup is provided so volunteers can stay connected with the agency. There are opportunities for younger as well as older volunteers whether retired or still working. For more information go to or call 441-7891.

Advice to get the most from your next medical appointment By Shannon Wall, MSSW APSW, Geriatric Care Management and Consulting

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your physician’s appointments. Ask for the time you need: Clinic visits are typically 15 to 20 minutes long. If you think you need extra time to discuss your medical concerns, you can ask for a 30- or 45-minute appointment. Just let the office know as soon as possible. Make notes: The doctor can understand your medical condition better if you keep a journal. Keep track of

The GCC Senior Meal Program is part of the network of Dane County senior nutrition sites. Lunches are served five days a week, by donation.

Wednesday, July 31

Based on the #1 New York Times best-seller, this humorous, heartwarming revue looks at modern grandmothers in a new light. At Memories Ballroom in Port Washington with a buffet included. Cost is $65

Participating seniors can use the county transportation system for Enjoy this humorous look into the older adults. Bus reservations are life of Curly Lambeau and the love affair between the Packers and their required by noon the business day fans during his reign. Lunch is at the before the meal day. Call the Center Riverside Ballroom and the play is at at 241-1574 x232 for geographic zone details or see page 8. the Meyer Theater in Green Bay. Cost is $80 Daily Menus

“Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother”

“The Packers Through Curly’s Eyes”

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 19-22

Dane County Senior Center Trivial Pursuit contest

Thursday, Aug. 22

Clutter: where do I start?

Whether you are struggling with organizing a cupboard or have plans Teams of three will compete and then the winner at each senior center to relocate into a smaller home, you will play the winners of area senior can learn simple steps to bring calm to what seems like chaos. The class centers in a championship round Sept. 7. Sign up is Tuesday, July 2 at is Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Call 266-6581 to reserve your spot. l 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. $10 per person

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Wednesday, July 24

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July menus

Senior PROGRAMS in the community Theater Bus for adults 55 and over

Happy Fourth of July! The Older Adult Program at Goodman will be


Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 the dates and times your medical issue concerns you. Make note of when it’s a problem such as after eating or early morning. Note specifics about your health issues: Note how frequently you notice the problem, what makes it worse such as movement, and the severity. Use a scale from one to 10 with zero being no symptoms and 10 being the worst symptoms. Take meds as prescribed: If you are prescribed medication; take it as your physician has specified. The only way your doctor will know if a medication is effective, at the dose prescribed, is if you take it exactly as it was intended.

Is money tight? FoodShare Wisconsin helps make every penny count Would you walk past a $20 bill lying on the ground? Being eligible for FoodShare Wisconsin, but not taking advantage of it is a lot like walking past $20 or more month after month. FoodShare offers monthly deposits to help with food purchases, freeing up money for bills, medications and other necessities. The average benefit for a single senior household is $108 per month. Did you know that 2/3 of eligible seniors are not claiming their benefits? Most seniors don’t realize that you can own a home and car and still be eligible to receive benefits. Even those only receiving Social Security or a small pension are eligible.

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Every meal includes a tossed salad, fruit, vegetable, bread, milk and dessert. Birthday cake is served on Wednesdays. Menu subject to change. 11:30 a.m. Suggested arrival time 11:40 a.m. Tossed salad followed by the main entrée. Monday, July 1 Turkey Chef Salad Tuesday, July 2 Baked Cod | Potato Soup Wednesday, July 3 Beef and Chicken BBQ, on site Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 CLOSED | INDEPENDENCE DAY Monday, July 8 Bean Burrito Tuesday, July 9 Shepherd’s Pie Wednesday, July 10 Chicken Alfredo | Pasta Thursday, July 11 Beef Teriyaki | Rice Friday, July 12 Beef Chili | Corn Bread Monday, July 15 Gouda Grilled Cheese | Tomato Tuesday, July 16 Chicken Caesar Salad | Garlic Bread Wednesday, July 17 Spaghetti w/Beef Sauce Thursday, July 18 Sweet & Sour Chicken | Rice Friday, July 19 Beef Stew w/Biscuits Monday, July 22 Chicken Quesadillas | Black Beans Tuesday, July 23 Baked Cod | Au Gratin Potatoes Wednesday, July 24 Stuffed Cheese Pasta

FairShare recipients use a Wisconsin Thursday, July 25 Hoisin Beef | Asian Noodles Keep track of all medications you Quest card — which is similar to a debit card — to purchase food. Friday, July 26 take: Let your clinic know every Chicken Noodle Soup medication you are taking including Getting benefits does not take all over-the-counter (OTC’s) remMonday, July 29 away from others. Everyone who is edies. This is important, especially eligible will get benefits and it’s easi- Tex-Mex Cheese Lasagna as we get older, because the more er than ever to apply. You can also Tuesday, July 30 medications we take the more risks get free, confidential assistance from Chicken & Veggie Tortilla Wrap there are for drug interactions. a FoodShare outreach specialist. Wednesday, July 31 Don’t be afraid to call: Call your Call the FoodShare helpline at Beef Tips | Buttered Noodles clinic for advice right away if you 1-877-366-3635 to see if you are The August menu can be picked up have side effects or concerns. eligible. l at the Center by mid-July. l



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W!sh L!st Please donate one of these new or gently used items to help enrich our programs and stretch our dollars. Label items with the staff person’s name next to the program. Afterschool, Angela Tortorice

Tulle fabric for tutus Markers and construction paper, new Acrylic paints, (blue, yellow, red), new My Little Ponies, new My Littlest Pet Shop toys Board games of Othello, Trouble and Sorry, new Umbrellas (many!), new or gently used Kickballs and foam balls Cooking utensils: measuring cups, mixing bowls and spoons Permanent markers Scrapbook materials

Boys Group, Zach Watson

Speed bag Electric pencil sharpener Piano keyboards Fishing supplies: poles, reels, lures, bait Bus passes Sports equipment: footballs, basketballs Age appropriate DVDs and Xbox 360 games — especially Guitar Hero games and guitar controllers Gift certificates in small increments: East Towne, Eastgate Cinema, etc. Bicycles, locks, like new Bike helmets, new

Building Maintenance, Bret Hagemeyer Small front end loader Pick up truck, economy size

DRUM CIRCLES, Deenah Givens Percussion instruments

Family Support, Deenah Givens Gift cards for movies, food, gas Yoga mats and meditation pillows Blank journals, large or small Digital cameras Bus passes and cab ride coupons

Gym, Tyrone Cratic Basketballs, men’s and women’s Gator balls

Lussier Teen Center, Eric Hartwig Skateboard supplies Bikes Sound proof panels

MEDIAWORKS, Kathleen Ward Digital cameras Headphones Blank CDs and DVDs

Older Adult Programs, Marlene Storms 30+ cups metal coffee maker, new or gently used 2 oscillating fans Duncan Hines cake mixes and frostings (Four each per flavor of cakes and frostings). Flavor combinations: carrot cake/cream cheese frosting; spice cake/butter cream frosting; chocolate cake/cherry frosting; orange cake/ lemon frosting; white cake/chocolate frosting Door prizes for lunches and Euchre: chocolates and other sweets, microwave popcorn, note cards, crackers and herbal teas. ($1.50 to $5 range)

Preschool, Rob San Juan Preschool computer games Digital camera Rubber animals/people Dress up clothes Silk flowers Buttons Muffin tins Books on CD or tape Preschool magazines like Ranger Rick or National Geographic Kids Typewriter or keyboard Multicultural art, dishes, books, CDs

activities for everyone

Find details for these activities online at: Community Events Atwood Summerfest Ironworks Cafe Fish and Burger Nights

Preschool Creative Dance for Children, Ages 4-5

Elementary School Aerial Arts for Kids Creative Dance for Children, Ages 6-8

Middle School CLUE, Skateboard Club

Older Adults

High School Band Nights, see CLUE, Skateboard Club

Adults Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) , Open Meeting Buddhist Philosophy Fish & Burger Nights Fritz Food Pantry Gentle Flow Yoga, Morning Drop-In Knitting Circle, Intro La Leche League Lussier Fitness Center

tivities all the time and will make every effort to ensure our online activities calendar has the most current information at all times.

Goodman Afterschool kids had a blast being in the Rotary SummerPalooza Parade on June 8.

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There is a new computer station at the Goodman reception desk where you can: 1. Check our online activities calendar 2. Check in when volunteering 3. View the Goodman website


Friday, Aug. 9

Public access to the online activities calendar

Hours and closings Fourth of July CLOSED Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 Cleaning Week CLOSED Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 24 Lussier Fitness Center Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ironworks Cafe Hours Monday, CLOSED for training

Tuesday through Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CLOSED when the Center is closed

Fish & Burger Nights in the Ironworks Cafe

Fridays, 5:30-9 p.m.

Fritz Food Pantry Hours Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Programs,

Preschool, Summer Camp, LOFT

Summer Program runs from June 17 through Aug. 16

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Want to help kids blossom this summer?

Marta and Lynn’s stories illustrate how your gifts help Goodman give them more secure futures By Kristin Groth, GCC Community Giving Director

Meet Marta Marta is in middle school. She’s an average even make eye contact with me. But, when the fourth quarter started, she dug in with student but recently, she discovered she’s renewed energy and a commitment to do good at something. her best and would happily report things to Really, really good. us like, “Miss Colleen, I turned in all my Thanks to a grant from the YWCA, reading minutes today.” She was back on two dance students from the University of track. Yahoo! Wisconsin spent a semester teaching six middle school girls here at Goodman dance Another cool thing you help Goodman routines. One routine was choreographed by the teachers and two other routines were staff do for kids mostly imagined and choreographed by the When kids who are on the right track start falling off the track, they are vulnerable. girls. At the end of the semester they perYour gifts help Goodman provide highly formed at Lathrop Hall. Marta LOVED dancing. And every time skilled teachers who spot concerns and she danced, people told Marta, “You’re re- seek out partnerships with the schools to make sure that dips never turn into ally, really good at this.” You know long deep valleys that threaten what that feels like, don’t you? those kids’ secure futures. Those are the things you want “I’m good at to do again. And again. something!”

One of the best things you help us do here at Goodman

Help us give kids those vital “aha” moments.

Each day you help us provide students with a wide variety of learning experiences where you can see a student discover: “I’m good at math.” “I have a good eye for photography.” “I’m good at cooking.” “I didn’t know it, but I love science.” Isn’t that cool? Those “I’m good at something” moments are packed with clues for career paths that will lead them to a secure future. Thanks to gifts from many people like you, Goodman can give many kids moments just like those.

Meet Lynn Lynn is finishing eighth grade. She’s been in Goodman programs since preschool and has thrived. She loved school and did well. She seemed destined for a secure future. Until this past January. Colleen Berg, our Girls Inc. Coordinator, noticed Lynn’s grades, her attitude and her enthusiasm for school take an alarming nose dive. When she talked with Lynn’s teachers at O’Keeffe, they were very concerned, too. So, they created a plan to communicate daily in order to surround her with consistent follow up and support. According to Colleen, it went well, but it wasn’t all smooth, “Third quarter was tense. She really didn’t like being the focus of that much attention and honestly, she didn’t do so much better. Lynn wouldn’t

Summer programs have just started. Could you give a gift today?

Want to help us make sure kids get the skills, experiences and ongoing support they need to blossom this summer? Want to help us keep kids on the right track?

There are many ways to give: Online By mail Mail your check with “Secure Futures” in the note. In person Stop by the Center and our receptionist can accept your donation by credit card, cash or check.

Be a GEM! One way we’ve learned recently that Goodman donors are increasing their gifts without burdening their monthly income is by signing up for our “Give Every Month” program. Monthly gifts help our cash flow — and maybe yours, too! You can set up automatic monthly giving through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or with a credit card at, or contact Matt Rezin at matt@ or 241-1574 x223 and he’ll send you the form. No matter how — or how much you give — we will be very grateful. Have a good summer! We know Goodman kids, will! l Building on 25 Years

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Becky Steinhoff honored with YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

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Since 1974, the YWCA has awarded the Women of Distinction to women for their community service, professional achievement, integrity, leadership, and dedication to the lives of others —a reflection of the YWCA’s mission and values. This year, six remarkable women received the award: Salli Martyniak, Betty Banks, Andreal Davis, Tehmina Islam, Mona Adams Winston and our own Becky Steinhoff. How lucky we are to have such inspiring women working so hard to make our community better. Becky was nominated by Mary Burke, a former winner of the Woman of Distinction award, Madison School Board member, former Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Department, successful business woman and passionate advocate for opportunities for children of color. Burke summed up why she nominated Becky, “Becky Steinhoff is a woman of distinction. Where some people see problems, Becky Steinhoff sees possibilities — and opportunities to bring our community together to help. Under her leadership, the Goodman Community Center has grown from a small center with a $200,000 budget to a vibrant center with a $4 million budget and 100 employees — including 63 women and 37 people of color — who serve our community. She has created a place where children thrive, young people grow strong and confident, youth of color discover their strengths and opportunities and people of all ages get healthier and stay connected. And Madison is better for it.” Nearly 1,000 people attended the May 23 awards luncheon at Monona Terrace. Each winner spoke after receiving their award. Without exception, they credited their rich circles of friends, family and community members who inspired them. Becky talked about how, “Our most

Becky Steinhoff (left), Executive Director of the Goodman Community Center, with Mary Burke, who nominated her for the YWCA award. valuable commodity is human capital.” She said, “There is a quote by either Bill Nye the Science guy or Jackson Browne (Google seems conflicted about who said it) “Everyone you ever meet knows something you don’t.” Remembering this incredible opportunity as we meet and interact with people helps shape a community based on understanding.” At Goodman, she noted how she works with an extremely diverse group of people. And talked about where she finds inspiration, “When it comes to inspiration, I find the low-income single mother juggling life stresses and living day to day with the circumstances life has dealt just as inspiring as the recognized leaders in our community — including me. When you stop and think about it, what really separates the commun­ity leader from the low-income single mother? It certainly isn’t strength and perseverance. It certainly isn’t resilience or fortitude or intelligence — it is more about life circumstances than about some inherent quality I have and they don’t. “I believe that it is this basic understanding, open-mindedness and acceptance of humanity — that taking the time to learn what we don’t know from others, even if it isn’t the easiest route – that makes us all better. To me, that is a core ingredient of a leader, and an attribute I use every day.” It’s no wonder she was recognized. l

Goodman awarded 4 Community Learning grants By Kristin Groth, Eastside News

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awards Community Learning (CLC) grants to organizations who provide educational programs to complement and enhance what students learn in public schools. Goodman was thrilled to learn that two of our CLC grants were renewed so we can continue our strong partnerships with

East High and Emerson Elementary, and we received two new grants to expand our collaborations with Lowell Elementary and O’Keeffe Middle schools. We are excited for the kids. We know they do better when our programs are in sync with their classroom work. Learn more at l


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Eastside ACTIVITIES July 12 and Aug. 9 & 23

Moonlight Movies in Madison Parks Bring the family and a blanket out to Warner Park and Goodman Pool to enjoy the warm summer nights and classic movies. The Madison Mallards baseball team and the Madison Parks Foundation are teaming up to host the Moonlight Movie series throughout the summer for outdoor screenings of family-friendly movies.

Friday, July 12

Friday, Aug. 9 “The Sandlot” Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. The Duck Pond at Warner Park.

Friday, Aug. 23 “Madagascar 3” Doors open at 7:45 p.m.; movie starts at 8 p.m. Goodman Pool. For more information, call 267-4919 or visit l

“Kung Fu Panda” Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. The Duck Pond at Warner Park. Aug. 18

Progressives meet with Madison school leader The East Side Progressives will be hosting a meeting with Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. The meeting is Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Mono-

na Drive. It is free and open to the public. Issues to be addressed are the achievement gap, impact of voucher legislation and preliminary results of the special assessment team’s summer work For more information, call 249-5693. l

Squeeze out a cure for epilepsy Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research, an allvolunteer grassroots organization that raises awareness and money for local epilepsy research, is inviting children and adults to host their own lemonade stands anytime and anywhere throughout the summer months — anyone can participate.

Everything you need is online in their lemonade stand kit. You can even email the time and location of your stand and Lily’s Fund will put it on their website. For more information, email lilysfund@ or visit the website at lilysfund. org. l

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13th annual Beach Days blood drive The American Red Cross is starting its summer blood drive Monday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive. On this date and at this location only, all presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt and Bucky Book, while supplies last. Then on July 2-6, the blood drive shifts to east and west locations. The Madison East Donor Center, 2109 Zeier Road, will

Olbrich’s neighbors featured in Home Garden Tour Nine east side properties filled with ideas for large or small gardens, with flat or steep terrains, corner lots, or secluded backyards will be showcased in this year’s Olbrich’s Home Garden Tour. Residences from the neighborhood range from Victorian to bungalow to ranch style, with the landscapes as varied as the homes. Some are lake front while others have

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created ponds or waterfalls, and many have personalized their outdoor living spaces with artistic touches. There is something for everyone on the tour. Tickets are available at Olbrich in advance and on tour days. Cost is $12 for Olbrich members and $14 for the public. The tour is Friday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. l

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The Art Cart is back For nearly four decades, the Art Cart van has offered hands-on art projects to children at no cost. With expert art instruction and a relaxed attitude, projects often incorporate natural materials or take advantage of outdoor settings, as the van travels to parks, playgrounds and beaches.

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Young writer’s camp at Olbrich Gardens ning of Thursday, Aug. 8. Participants should bring their own snacks and bag lunches. To register, visit or download a registration form and mail with check. Space is limited; register early. For more information, send an email to l

Join FairShare CSA Coalition and Death’s Door Spirits for the second annual Farm Fresh Mixology series. Learn from a pro as you mix, mash, muddle and more using farm-fresh ingredients. All classes are held at Death’s Door Spirits and proceeds benefit FairShare. Each session is one hour and registration includes a distillery tour. Happy Hour classes are 6-7 p.m. and Night Cap classes 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per class.

Distillery tours are each night at 7 p.m. Stay after the Happy Hour class or come early before the Night Cap class. Featured farms are: Dreamfarm and Campo di Bella July 11, Scotch Hill Farm Aug. 8, Small Family Farm Sept. 12 and Troy Community Farm Oct. 10. To purchase tickets online go to For more information, please call 2260300 or email l

July 24-28

Shakespeare in the Park returns to near east side The Madison Shakespeare Company is bringing the Bard back to the near east side in July with performances of the classic “Antony and Cleopatra.” In 2012, the Madison Shakespeare Company, started last year by Madison resident Warren Hansen, performed “Julius Caesar” at the field, which is more commonly used for athletic events. This year several Madison food carts

will set up shop before the shows. Spectators should bring their own chairs to set up on the concrete bleachers under the covered west end of the field. The performances will run nightly July 24 through July 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Breese Stevens Field, 917 E. Mifflin St. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to l

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July 9 and Aug. 24-25

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Kid’s grief retreat

“Spiritual needs and questions at the end of life,” is a free educational discussion and will be held Tuesday, July 9 from 6:308 p.m. Participants will learn about spiritual preparation at the end of life.

This is a two-day retreat for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one. Participants are grouped with others of similar age. Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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• • • Wine, beer and soft drinks Large group? Calling ahead helps us make sure we can accomodate you well. When you attend our Fish & Burger Nights you are supporting students in our Seed to Table program, a new innovative education program at the Goodman Community Center in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

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Youth entering third through eighth grades have the opportunity to learn from experienced teachers, draw inspiration from a beautiful environment and produce a finished published piece at Olbrich Gardens’ young writer’s camp. Registration fees include a camp T-shirt, a copy of the published anthology from camp and a family celebration on the eve-

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Climate data  from page 1 how to improve planting practices — not so different from the direction Olbrich is taking. Kris and Ann haven’t seen people changing tree purchases, “Fruit trees are still the standard and customary choice.” They point out that we are seeing rhododendrons, which, in the past, didn’t survive Wisconsin winters. They’re also selling other nonnatives like Rose of Sharon and English ivy. Even though Wisconsin’s hardiness range has expanded, these recently introduced plants may need an assist (a “friend”), like a tree or a house wall to provide a buffer from the elements or they might not make it through a tough winter, Kris said. Look for sunnier, more sheltered areas when trying out plants that are hardy in a generally warmer climate. Madison is now seeing plants succeed that might not have survived before and there’s a focus on native and sustainable plants. By way of comparison, Chicago officials are taking an aggressive approach to the planted landscape. City planners in Chicago are facing climate changes that scientists have told them will make their town “feel more like Baton Rouge than a northern metropolis before the end of this century,” according to a 2011 New York Times article. In the article, author Leslie Kaufman details how Chicago officials, in consultation with experts at its botanical garden and Morton Arboretum, are planning to grow swamp white oaks and cypresses, natives of the Deep South, while anticipating that the Illinois state tree, the white oak, will “be extinct from the region within decades.”

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John Kokkines, in front of his new restaurant just days before opening. Crostini Sandwiches is located at the corner of North and East Johnson streets.

Crostini Sandwiches on North Street offers Italian and all-American flavors By Kristin Groth, Eastside News

John Kokkines, owner of the new Crostini Sandwiches restaurant at 231 North St. may have discovered the one food we don’t have a plethora of in Madison — great Italian beef sandwiches. Straight from Chicago, no less. But that’s not all his menu has to offer. You’ll find fresh hot and cold sandwiches, crostini, panini, subs and wraps, deli offerings and fresh salads. Kokkines recently moved to Madison from the Chicago area where he grew up working in his family’s restaurant, Billy’s Hot Dog and Beef Express. So running a sandwich shop comes naturally to him. The small restaurant is designed for take-out, but has a counter with seats at the front window which should make for some great people-watching on North Street. Delivery is available for groups of 20 or more, and he is set for catering, too. “I’ll offer delivery for any order as soon as I can afford to hire a dedicated delivery person,” said Kokkines. To thank — or perhaps entice — new customers, Kokkines will be giving free cookies to customers during their first months of business.

Crostini Sandwiches will be open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, see, call 241-4284 or check out their Facebook page. l

Interior design shop will specialize in the edgy and eclectic By Alexis Vargas, Eastside News

Vault Interiors and Design, will soon occupy the historic space vacated by Anchor Bank on the corner of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street. Currently under construction, the shop is set to be completely renovated and open before the end of the summer. They’re going to offer an exciting, new option for those in need of interior decorating. “Our services are ever evolving. With each new client it seems we find ourselves doing something outside of what might be the norm,” said Carrie Simpson, a member of Vault’s team. “We can help you find the last piece to finish off a space, or we can source and/or create furniture and accessories to fill your whole home.” Vault specializes in edgy, eclectic designs that give each space a unique personality. Looking at samples of their work online, one can see how they combine modern, metallic pieces with woodsy, rustic furniture, and wall accents to create a truly exceptional atmosphere in any home or apartment. While those at Vault haven’t created a formal mission statement for the business,

Tip Top Tavern getting fresh look By Alexis Vargas, Eastside News

The Tip Top Tavern, a local Madison bar in the heart of the Eken Park neighborhood, has been purchased by Benjamin Altschul and Jane Capito. The two have teamed up to buy and revitalize the bar, giving it a fresh, new look. Their renovation plans aim to create the Tip Top’s new image in the likeness of places like Lazy Jane’s and Mickey’s Tavern, two unique Madison spots also owned by Capito. While still in the process of developing the menu, chef Durrell Williams promises food reminiscent of Mickey’s with slight variations, featuring items like asparagus

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Owners of Vault are opening up the storefront at Schenks Corners by adding windows on both sides of the building before opening for business. they maintain a few fundamental beliefs that come through in their work. “We believe that a good design should be accessible to everyone,” said Simpson. “And we encourage people to tell their own story through design, because design can be as unique as you are, whether you’re a kid at heart, a traveler, or someone that loves to entertain.” In anticipation of their grand opening, Vault’s team will continue posting about and uploading pictures of their renovations on Facebook. They are hoping to design an inviting space for their potential customers while establishing a good relationship with the surrounding community. “We are very excited about being part of the neighborhood. There is a great atmosphere and energy here, with an excellent mix of people and businesses,” said Simpson. “The building has such an amazing history and we are looking forward to being a part of it.” Vault Interiors and Design is set to open in mid-August, with a special celebration event set for Friday, Sept. 6 and throughout the weekend. l

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What’s in a name? Local streets reflect history By Steve Meiers, Eastside News

Finally, a real deal for Union Corners By Dave Link, Eastside News

The city of Madison and Gorman & Co. provements and cover other costs. have agreed on a deal to develop the long“The redevelopment of this key site is photo: Kristin Groth vacant Union Corners property. The city has owned the property since 2010 after the previous owner was unable to develop it. Gorman’s $83.9 million mixed-use project, to be developed in four phases, would feature a health clinic, housing, a restaurant and a grocery store with parking. The site, located at the corner of East Washington Avenue After years of blight and countless efforts to redevelop, and Milwaukee Street, is the big empty lot may soon be under construction. 11.4 acres. Tax incremental financgetting closer,” said alder Marsha Rummel. ing (TIF) is the key to the development “Once the sales agreement is approved, project. The plan is for the city to sell the the developer will have a period of time to site to Gorman for $1. The developer then get land use approvals for the first phase, would apply to receive $6 million in TIF which includes the U.W. Clinic.” support for the whole project. The city then The plan will need to win approval from would be repaid $6 million by the new the Board of Estimates and Plan Commisproperty taxes generated by redevelopsion July 8, and then the city council will ment. The city has already invested about have its chance to vote on it July 16. l $6 million to buy the land, make public im-

There are clear patterns to some street names in Madison. The streets in the Hilldale area: Sheboygan, Pepin and Shawano are named for Wisconsin counties. Two streets

on the southeast side of town, Day Tripper Drive and Penny Lane, are connected to a well-known musical group. The streets near Goodman on the east side are named for a variety of reasons. Let’s see how well you can match the street name with the source. Sources:; Indian names from Wisconsin maps, Virgil Vogel.

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The Madison Parks Forestry Section recently concluded its second year of the branch sampling test program for early emerald ash borer detection. No evidence of emerald ash borer was found, nor was it during last year’s sampling. The forestry staff sampled 788 ash trees in designated plots spaced at 0.6-mile intervals throughout the city limits. The bark was removed from the harvested branches to search for EAB larva. This detection method provides a more sensitive measure than the visual evaluation and the purple traps. Branch sampling has shown to be 75 percent effective at



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Atwood Avenue intersection gets diagonal crossing By Tom Klein, Dane County Director, Wisconsin Bike Federation

Things are looking a bit different on Atwood Avenue. Recently, the city completed work on a redesigned bike crossing at Dunning Street and Atwood Avenue. The new diagonal crossing in the intersection provides a separate crossing each for bicyclists using the Capital City Trail, finding EAB in low-level infestations. pedestrians using the sidewalk and motorThe Forestry Section has also updated ists using the street. The goal of the crossits emerald ash borer website. Residents ing is to improve safety for all commuters. can enter their street address to find out if Bicyclists now push the crossing button there is an ash street tree planted in front of at the intersection and wait for their desigtheir home or within the neighborhood. nated stoplight to turn green. They no lonResidents can email the Forestry Section ger need to merge onto a busy street. Pedirectly to report a suspected EAB sightdestrians have more space on the formerly ing. The website has information about the crowded crosswalk, and cars are able to pest and images to help you identify the move efficiently through the intersection. emerald ash borer. So far the community has warmly received For more information, go to the recently this intersection. updated website at “I used to take Atwood Avenue on my parks/eabcontact or call city of Madison daily commute, but will try the path now Forestry at 266-4816. l that the intersection is easier to cross,” said

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Common Wealth Development receives housing award for renovating Jenifer Place Common Wealth Development is receiving a statewide housing award for renovating three buildings. The 2013 Fair Housing Partnership Award recognizes Common Wealth Development for renovating Jenifer Place, a 12-unit affordable housing development on the corner of Jenifer Street and South Thornton Avenue. The project was a partnership between Common Wealth Development, the city of Madison HOME Program, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Monona State Bank, Operation Fresh Start, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Common Wealth Development used city of Madison HOME Funds to purchase the

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one bicyclist on his afternoon ride. This redesign made the bike path more convenient for cyclists. Madison is a leading community in bicycle infrastructure, and changes like this keep everyone safer. The tragic death of Stephen Rader on Mineral Point Road in May, however, reminds us that no matter how good our infrastructure, it is everyone’s responsibility to be attentive and follow the rules. While Madison remains a very safe place for both pedestrians and bicyclists, it is always a good idea to take extra precautions to ensure a safe and fun ride. Alerting others before passing, obeying traffic signals, and looking both directions before proceeding into an uncontrolled intersection is not only courteous to other road and path users, but also makes for a safer ride whether on two wheels or four. For information, see

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Darbo Family Picnic a 10-year tradition By Alfonso Flores V, President of Worthington Park Neighborhood Association

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Planning committee meets with city leaders Happy 2013 summer solstice! Great neighbors, food and ideas were shared while the council elections came together at the annual membership meeting for our Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association. We welcome Mark McFadden back as the newlyelected Elmside Circle Park representative. Facilitated by Kim Neushel, groups shared ideas about how we can build a healthier community for our neighborhood residents. We discussed safe biking by promoting safe riding and pedestrian travel, access to healthy food and how to share it with others (folding tables along bike path and community gardens for occasional shared meals), increased opportunities for art-making and neighborhood gathering spaces. Inclusivity was the common thread in the discussion groups. Our newly-formed Winnebago-Atwood Corridor Planning committee of SASYNA is up and running. This committee is a vehicle for neighborhood input, starting with the planned street reconstruction in our neighborhood.

Meghan Blake-Horst, Absolutely Art owner, helps make sure the pedestrian safety flags are kept stocked on the corner of Atwood and Ohio Avenues. The corridor planning committee met with Alder Marsha Rummel, Mayor Paul

Join our neighborhood association meetings on the second Thursday of each month at the Goodman Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Soglin and city staff from several departments. The committee asked if the city of Madison Engineering staff would work with our neighboring associations. By involving SASYNA, Atwood Winnebago Business Association and Marquette Neighborhood Association in advance of the planned reconstruction, we hope to avoid last minute discussions and neighborhood stress. City staff indicated there are about five years of improvements planned beginning in 2014. The committee asked that a comprehensive design-oriented, placemaking approach be used that keeps neighborhood businesses healthy and is created jointly, rather than how it is done with typical city reconstruction projects. SASYNA has resumed the use of the red flags where Ohio Street crosses Atwood Avenue with the help of Absolutely Art’s, Meghan Blake-Horst. Thank you, Meghan, for all you do for the neighborhood. There are many opportunities to get involved with SASYNA. One chance is at the Atwood Summerfest coming up July 27 and 28. Again this year, SASYNA will have a booth to grill corn to raise funds for our association. Please join us. For more information, contact James Montgomery at james.g.montgomery@ or visit l

Activity abounds in Darbo/Worthington this summer and we really hope y’all can make it to our community events. We’re quite busy coordinating this Alfonso Flores V year’s 10th annual Darbo Family Picnic which is Saturday, Aug. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. in Worthington Park. Returning to the event are Tate and the 008 Band, James the Magician and several local agencies providing information and activities for children. A new participant is Madison College with the Mobile Engineering Training Unit, complete with a robotics demonstration. Also returning, are the huge hits of the Mentoring Positives basketball tournament and Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. The latter should pair well with the Old Fashioned Root Beer from a new beverage sponsor, Blumers of Monroe. Facilities, food and fun are provided

free by volunteers, city of Madison and partnering community organizations. Much more information to come, please check WPNA online. This summer Darbo/Worthington children will engage in a drawing contest for a neighborhood yard sign. The yard sign project is made possible through the Goodman Community Center’s Asset Based Community Development project in the Worthington Park neighborhood and through a generous donation by Madison Community Foundation. The contest will launch in July and a winner will be announced at the Darbo Family Picnic. Area residents can find contest details and entry information on our website. For more information, visit or email info@worthingtonpark. org to keep informed and get involved in helping reshape this unique little pocket on Madison’s east side. Also find us on Facebook, if you haven’t already, at worthingtonparkna. l

Neighborhood timebank seeks to add members By Jonathan Garber, Dane County Timebank volunteer

Timebanking is a neighbor-to-neighbor credit exchange. For every hour you help someone, you earn an hour receiving help from anyone in the timebank. Timebanking offers new ways of thinking about how you value your time, skills and how we can grow our community. Hours earned can be exchanged for help from another timebank member. A timebank can help you reach your goals in exchange for just a couple of hours helping someone else meet theirs. Each member’s time is valued and everyone has something unique to offer. If you were to list your assets, they would most likely go beyond your job and include cool things like being a pianist, petsitter, party planner, triathlete, brainstormer of crazy ideas — well, you get the point — that you could offer others.

If you are one of the 150 current members in the Schenk-Atwood-StarkweatherYahara Neighborhood timebank, join us to welcome new members and find others to do exchanges with while learning about Neighbor-to-Neighbor Care teams. New member orientations will be held Thursday, July 11 and Tuesday, Aug. 13. Both orientations are from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Goodman Community Center. Timebanking makes our communities stronger. When you participate, you meet new people in your community you might have otherwise never known. Timebanking has been part of Dane County for almost eight years now and has more than 2,000 banks countywide with members of all ages and abilities interacting. For more information, call 241-1574 or email to l

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Expanded garden blossoms into summer club By Jacqueline Jolly, Lowell Elementary School principal

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classroom extensions. Anne McKenna has worked on a grant to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for students to have for class snacks. Shaheen Sutterwala, Kate Austin and Kate Wheeler as well as teachers and students have started a beautiful garden. They dug in dirt and mud, then planted seeds, and now are watching it slowly grow. And, of course they’re excited about eventually harvesting vegetables. Teachers have also used the area for their morning meetings; and with students during poetry, writing and science times. Sean Gere of Gere Tree Care, Inc. is a local arborist who has volunteered his help and expertise to make sure our mini forest is a viable space for all of us at Lowell. We appreciate the hard work, time and dedication that our parents and community volunteers put into Lowell teachers and students. Kate and Kate will facilitate a garden club this summer so children can help with

care and maintenance, harvesting and finally acquire healthy eating habits. The two Kates have even been ambitious enough to start a pumpkin patch so younger students can pick their own pumpkin this fall. Shaheen has been working with the Goodman Community Center to enhance various science components. We are excited to continue to strengthen all of these wonderful activities to enrich students’ learning experiences. Last, but certainly not least, is another bit of exciting news. We were one of several schools selected to take part in a Community Learning Center grant along with the Goodman Community Center. We are looking forward to providing our students with more services to support their learning and development with homework help, mentoring, community service opportunities and science, music, arts, sports and cultural activities. In reflection, over the school year, I have been fortunate to have learned so much from a new district, new school and new group of people. I have gained experiences providing me with a variety of tools to move forward and make even better choices for our children. John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” l

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By Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive

Overreaching at the state Capitol

For many people the long wait for winter grays to fade into summer sunshine goes hand-in-hand with waiting for the county’s hazardous waste collection site Joe Parisi to open. With Clean Sweep’s new green facility and year-round schedule, the wait isn’t just over for the year — the wait is over forever. The new facility is located at 7102 U.S. Highway 12/18 at the Dane County Landfill. Yahara Hills Golf Course is across the highway. Households, farms and businesses will no longer have to hang on to unused oilbased paints, poisons, pesticides, car batteries, gasoline or aerosol cans. Just take your unwanted items to Clean Sweep for easy and safe disposal. And for the first time in Clean Sweep’s history, electronic waste — broken or unwanted TVs, computers, cell phones and more — will be accepted.

By Chris Taylor, State Representative, 78th Assembly District

the courts. Furthermore, the functioning of the judiciary is also under attack. Two of the most controversial bills Republicans have passed recently, including the voter ID and pieces of Act 10, are temporarily unenforceable because of court injunctions. Rather than change their practice of passing laws that are unconstitutional, AB-161 would significantly infringe on the power of the judiciary when injunctions are granted by allowing an injunction to be lifted through filing an appeal. This would allow unconstitutional laws to actually go into effect until they are again enjoined by the Court of Appeals or the state Supreme Court. Numerous memos from the legislature’s own attorneys warned of the constitutional problems this bill would cause, but these warnings were ignored by the bill’s proponents. Despite the fact that the separation of powers doctrine is incorporated into our state and federal constitutions for the last two centuries, Republicans pushed this bill through in an attempt to dictate judicial practices and limit judicial remedies. I am committed to not only being a By Fred Risser, State Senator, 26th District vocal opponent of these bills, but to adSummer will bring vancing a proactive agenda that includes some hot and humid investing in our children, in our University days, so to help keep of Wisconsin System, in health care qualyou and your family ity and access, green energy jobs and in cool and comfortable protecting our most basic rights. We must without busting the change the policies, and the practices, of family budget, I’m this legislature. sharing suggestions I’m proud to represent you in the state Fred Risser on ways to reduce assembly. Your voice is important to me. your monthly electric usage and lower In just the first few months of this year, costs. I’ve held eight office hours, one listening Install and set a programmable thermosession and responded to nearly 2,000 constat. You can save an estimated 10 percent stituent contacts. If you would like to share your thoughts per year on heating and cooling costs by resetting your thermostat when you are with me, please feel free to email me at or call my office at asleep or away from home. You won’t have to sacrifice any comfort. Set your thermo266-5342. l stat to 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees or turn off when you are away. Using ceiling or room fans allows you to Do you enjoy the EastsideNews? Help offset our costs by supporting set the thermostat higher because the air the Goodman Community Center. movement helps cool the room. Since about 10 percent of the energy in your home goes to lighting costs, consider using energy-efficient lighting. Replacing 15 traditional bulbs with energy-saving bulbs will save you $50 a year, and more than $600 in energy costs over the life of the bulbs. Newer compact fluorescent bulbs give off the same light as incandesPlanning, Planting, Pruning cent bulbs, but use up to 75 percent less Paver Walkways and Patios energy and last up to 10 times longer. LED light bulbs are even more energy-efficient Retaining Walls and cost-effective, and are becoming a

Our founding fathers devised a system of checks and balances amongst our three branches of government for one simple reason: to safeguard our individual liberChris Taylor ties by diffusing power among three branches, with each branch keeping the power of the other in check. But these days in the Capitol, the majority in the Wisconsin Legislature continues to overreach and abuse their power. We saw it last session with the redistricting bill, Wisconsin Act 10 and the voter ID bill. Republicans are unfortunately now dialing back some of our most basic rights. As of this writing, Assembly Bill 183 is making its way through the legislature that would usurp our local landlord/tenant ordinances by allowing tenants to be evicted without personally serving eviction actions, allowing landlords to dispose of evicted tenants’ property in any manner they see fit, and even eliminating the requirement that landlords disclose conditions they are aware of that could create an unreasonable risk of injury unless the issue has been cited by a building inspector. Limiting our access to, and the function of the judiciary, is also a top issue. AB-19 recently passed the Assembly which limits a mesothelioma patient’s ability to sue if they were exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma is quite literally a death sentence and in this instance, justice delayed is justice denied. And AB-139 changed the statutory definition of “informed consent,” dialing back the information physicians must tell patients to help them make informed decisions about their health. This bill turned 40 years of patient protections on its head in order to limit injured patients’ access to

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Both the parks and police departments stated that continuation of the ban will further reduce the incidence of heavy drinking and make the parks accessible for all.

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Test Closure of Hermina Street behind East Madison Shopping Center In November 2012, I held a neighborhood meeting to address concerns with cut-through traffic on Hermina Street. The group discussed waiting until the McDonald’s was open for a month and then take traffic counts of motor vehicles. Traffic Engineering has now collected traffic counts from the back exit of the shopping center and will work with the shopping center owners to remove the vehicular access from Hermina Street. The temporary closure will be in effect for at least 30 days. During this time TE will get another count of the traffic for comparison purposes. By the end of June, we should be done with data collection and ready to reconvene and determine whether there is still support to proceed with a permanent closure. l

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The last issue of the Eastside News featured a front-page story describing local options for the new online travel phenomenon called Airbnb. It offers the community the opportunity to monetize an extra bedroom or an entire house. There is one key fact the article left out. Airbnb’s are not legal in Madison. The city is starting to look at the issue. Madison’s zoning code does not include a definition for “tourist rooming house,” which is the closest thing that Airbnb offers and therefore does not appropriately regulate them. The code regulates hotels, motels, hostels, lodging houses and bedand-breakfast establishments, which are defined in MGO 28.211. The closest definition in the zoning code is bed-and-breakfast establishment. A bedand-breakfast is defined as “private residence that rents rooms as temporary lodging and which is the principal residence of the operator.” This definition would prob-

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ably not encompass rentals of condominiums or apartments. Additionally, it focuses on the rental of rooms, and not the rental of an entire residence. Unless short-term rentals fit within an existing definition, the city has no choice but to treat them the same as traditional apartment, condo or home rentals. The problem is that short-term rentals do not operate like traditional rentals. The occupants do not sign a lease, enter into a contract for utility services, nor, typically, receive mail at the rented location. These short-term rental arrangements are much more similar to hotels than traditional lease-based rentals. Therefore, they should be regulated by the zoning code in a similar manner. The best way to regulate short-term rentals under the zoning code would be to specifically define this type of use. Madison could adopt the definition of “tourist rooming house” from Wisconsin Administrative Code DHS 195.03(20). But it is not clear to alders who have been discussing this whether we should permit Airbnbs. If you research the topic, the legality of Airbnbs is being questioned from New York City to San Francisco. It is also clear from the local Airbnb listings that there are several residents in District 6 who have been offering their homes. I have received one complaint from a neighbor. I am interested in your thoughts.

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Park, the Fiore Shopping Center and the city’s Fleet Services building. The city has purchased the former Cub Foods site for a larger Fleet Services operation, so this could mean property is available for redevelopment. Certainly one issue that is clear to me is connectivity across the railroad tracks and the Yahara River. There are no pedestrian/ bicycle connections to the Emerson East neighborhood and a rather difficult connection on East Johnson Street. As a resident on North Street, it is with some pleasure that I see activity at the Tip Top Tavern on Commercial Avenue. It is essential to create neighborhood spots that bring us together. Hopefully, Tip Top becomes a destination for our neighbors and friends. The Eken Park and Emerson East neighborhoods took part in the first Make Music Madison event this summer. Also, Eken Park had its neighborhood picnic in Washington Manor Park at the Aberg Avenue bike bridge, and Emerson East’s neighborhood picnic was in Demetral Park. The city is still planning our summer Ride the Drive, and the Meet and Eat food cart program will be visiting the north side at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2126 N. Sherman Ave. Tuesdays in August from 5-7:30 p.m. It’s great to see our neighborhoods getting positive attention while creating an inviting and welcoming community. l

The city of Madison is gathering information from a test well newly installed by Madison Kipp Corporation to determine whether water could be contaminated with Marsha Rummel PCE or other chemicals from the nearby factory. MKC’s consultant Arcadis will be developing what is called a “fate and transport model” for the PCE contamination. This model will predict when and if the contamination will reach Well 8, as well as what the concentration level will be based on the geology and Well 8 operating scenarios. Following review by the city, DNR and WGNHS, the Madison Water Utility will make a decision on how and if they will operate Well 8 this summer. The city is also waiting for a new groundwater hydraulic model to be completed by the Wisconsin Geological Survey. Its computer simulation model will be able to help predict possible impacts of running Well 8. The long term plans for the East Isthmus Water Supply and the long-discussed filter for Well 8 is still a placeholder in the capital budget.


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Planning for the district’s future

When I campaigned last winter, many residents in the neighborhood surrounding Sherry (O.B.) Park — just north of Olbrich Botanical Gardens — felt they could not use David Ahrens the park as often as they’d like because a group of heavy drinkers frequently gathered there. These folks would arrive in the morning and drink all day. In response to the problem, I proposed an ordinance that would make Sherry alcohol-free. A hearing was held by the Parks Commission. A number of local residents came and spoke in favor of it and the commission and the city council then voted unanimously for it. Last year, an ordinance was passed to make Olbrich Park alcohol-free. However, this ordinance was to be in effect for one year and it expires this year. While the prohibition on alcohol use has been effective in reducing the use of the park for chronic inebriates, more work needs to be done.

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Summer is almost here, and it’s great to start my column with so much positive energy. There are new opportunities to get to know your neighbors, build positive spaces Larry Palm and make connections. Over the past several weeks I have been working with city staff to get the Emerson East/Eken Park neighborhood planning process going. However, when reviewing the plan boundaries, we realized there was a strip of land by Fordem Avenue and the Yahara River that was never contained in any city-adopted plan. I discussed this with District 2 Alder Ledell Zellers, who represents some of this area, and we have agreed to amend the composition of the neighborhood plan to include this area. We will also anticipate the future incorporation of town parcels into the city. In addition to the neighborhood plan, we are beginning a Yahara River/East Washington Avenue redevelopment overlay. The recent interest in new development along East Washington Avenue has increased our efforts to properly plan for a dramatic reinterpretation of the area. The existing Yahara River gateway and other neighborhood plans will be used. For District 12 residents, this is a great opportunity to create a vision for what will happen along the Yahara River, Burr Jones



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Hawthorne Happenings Hawthorne Branch Library is located at 2707 E. Washington Ave. in the Madison East Shopping Center at the intersection of East Johnson Street and East Washington Avenue. For program details or to register, contact staff at 246-4548 or visit Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All branch libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Listen and learn at Pinney Library Pinney Branch Library is located at 204 Cottage Grove Road, at the intersection of Monona Drive and Cottage Grove Road between Walgreens and the ReStore. For further program details or to register, call 224-7100 or visit Library hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. All branch libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Summer reading for all ages

Adult book discussions

Saturdays through Aug. 31 Ask at the reference desk for details.

Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” by Helen Simonson Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain Pick up copies of books at the reference desk.

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Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Get ready to sing and dance with musician Dave Landau. A rip-roaring good time for children and families.

Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. A henna artist will create a beautiful, oneof-a-kind henna tattoo on your skin. Registration and permission slips required. Call the library or register online beginning July 3.

First Friday flicks

The Salad Days book club

Tuesday, July 9 at 12:30 p.m. Magician Scott Obermann will wow you with his amazing powers.

Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Elves, gnomes and trolls: celebrate these wee mischief makers with stories, songs, crafts and more.

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Duck Tape Mania

Peek into animation Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in to this all-ages workshop and make a mini-film with the library’s new animation stations.

ArtVenture Girl Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Back by popular demand, ArtVenture Girl brings extreme hands-on art projects for boys and girls.

“Dig into Reading” concert and picnic at Olbrich Gardens

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Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. Pack a picnic supper and head to Olbrich Gardens for a fun-filled family concert. Come, rain or shine, at 6 p.m. to play with bubbles from Diane Schwartz’s “Get Children Outside.” At 7 p.m. Duke Otherwise will get your toes tapping.

Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Find your groove in this drumming circle with musician Elmore Lawson. Have fun with drums, shakers, rattles, rhythm sticks and more.

Creatures from the dark side … under the earth’s surface

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Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Join naturalist David Stokes for fun with armadillos, skunks, badgers, tortoises, snakes and other creatures who hug the earth. Live animals, dead things, puppets, songs and humor. Bring your camera.

Sink or swim storytime Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Does it sink or swim? Come read some books about things that float, and then become citizen scientists and figure out what else floats. For ages 3-6. Siblings welcome.

Tiny Tales film fest Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy short mini films for children. Refreshments provided.

Fourth Wednesday through August This group is intended for readers in their 20s and 30s to explore stories of early adulthood and popular culture. Meets at Ground Zero Coffee House at 744 Williamson St.

Friday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. “Oz the Great and Powerful” Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Find out about mummies, treasure and other secrets buried deep underground. Make some treasure to take home, too.

Cigar box guitars Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. Join us for our summer maker series. All adults, teens, and children 10 and up are welcome to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or in person at any Madison public library.


Monday, July 22 at 3 p.m. Challenge yourself. Challenge your friends. May the best player win.

Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m. Celebrate the wiggly work at this festival of fish bait.

Green Tuesday’s film series

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Tuesdays, July 16 and Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Sustainable Atwood presents free screenings of films, presentations and conversations about our world and how we can make it better, together.

Book discussions Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obrecht l

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Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner for your family to share while enjoying a marathon of the classic “Mole” movies by Zdenek Miler.

CRITTERrrMAN Monday, July 22 at 2 p.m. You’re in for a wild time with CRITTERrrMAN. Singing, stories and special animal guests round out this performance.

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Upcoming Events

July 14 Salute to Seniors: Music by Dean’s Blue Country Aug 11 Journey for YOUth: National touring artist Brian Ernst Aug 18 Harvest Birthdat Fest: Cooking demonstrations by local chefs Music by Rev. Eddie Danger

Edge Lightning Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. Join us for our summer maker series. All adults, teens, and children 10 and up are welcome to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or in person at any Madison public library.

Exploring entrepreneurship Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. Learn the personal considerations of starting your own business, where to find an idea, how to conduct market research and how to judge if your idea is financially feasible. Register by calling 257-5450 or online at First Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Join other LEGO fans for a different theme each month, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Also build your own creation. Children under 7 must have an adult helper.

Chess club First and third Thursdays at 4 p.m. Learn how to play chess and play against other children with varied levels of experience. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by adult. (No club July 4 or Aug. 15.) l


We offer a large selection of carpet and upholstering services to help restore your floors and furniture to their original beauty.


Ahuska Park on East Broadway EBT accepted Like us on Facebook Entertainment weekly (weather permitting)

Thursday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Snacks, colored Duck Tape and loads of fun. Bring your friends and make wearable art including purses, wallets, sandals, bracelets, belts and more. Registration begins July 25.

LEGO club

Dinner + Movie

Generally, first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (except July 4).

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• On-site upholstery cleaning

Green Cleaning • Delicate fabric cleaning, including wool, Orientals, Egyptian cotton, leather, etc. Carpet Cleaning • Special treatments for odors and allergens

Upholstery Cleaning • Emergency response services for flooding and water damage Carpet Repair Water Damage Restoration Tile & Grout Cleaning


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The Evjue Community Room at Goodman was packed with happy bingo players.

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July :: Goodman Gallery presents:

Callie Strouf, Photography The Art of Farming Artist Statement A couple of years ago I decided to return to school to pursue a career in photography. On a visit to my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, Blue Moon Community Farm, last summer, I found myself inspired by the beauty of rural life, small farming and the living transformations in the fields. Not only was I receiving fresh and delicious food, but I had the opportunity to actually experience the environment where my food was being produced. I know my farmer. I’ve walked the fields. I’ve held the dirt and freshly-picked produce in my hands. Through the use of my camera and the production of these images, I am hoping that you can also experience the art and beauty of local farming. Bio I was raised in rural southern Minnesota surrounded by large vegetable gardens, horses, chickens and other family pets. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. This is also where I took classes in rural sociology encouraging agricultural and social awareness. This soon led to my involvement in CSA farms and supporting a multitude of other local Wisconsin producers. For more information about Callie’s photography, see What’s a CSA farm? Community Supported Agriculture is a powerful investment in your health, community, and the local economy. CSA members join a farm early in the season by pur-

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Good People Bingo event was ‘so much fun’ By Kristin Groth, Eastside News

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Moon Barn chasing a share of that farm’s products in advance. In return, members get a delicious weekly or bi-weekly box of foods, carefully raised, harvested, and washed by the farmer, all season. Members pick up their shares in their neighborhood or at the farm, and can participate in on-farm events, work days, potlucks, U-pick gardens, and more. For more information about CSA Farming visit l

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look and brought energy and enthusiasm. When people leave an event asking, “Are GCC’s Girls Inc. program who helped get you going to do this again?” that’s a sign posters out around town. that things went pretty darn well. And we owe the biggest thanks for that GCC volunteers helped before and during to the folks at Forward Theater Company Good People Bingo. who selected us as the nonprofit they wantForward Theater’s play, “Good People,” ed to partner with them this past season. inspired raffle winner to give Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director Buck Rogers, the guy wearing the hat in at Forward proposed the idea to us something like this, “We are producing the play the photo above, was the big winner of nearly $500 from the cash raffle at the “Good People” where a lot of the story happens around bingo. We’re wondering if event. On the Monday morning after bingo I found this email in my Inbox: you would want to have a bingo fundraising event in conjunction with our producGood morning Kristin, tion. We will invite our audiences to atAnne and I sole mnly swore to have a good tend your bingo event and our actors will time at Bingo N ight and raise m oney for the be there to help.” TEENworks pr ogram. There is no denying That was an easy decision. It sounded we had a great time, ate delicious fo od, and won a grand pr fun. And we’re so glad we did. ize. To fulfill th e se co nd part of the pledge, ra The event sold out. Working Class ising money, w e de cid ed to Catering sold tasty food. There were fab- take our cue from Stevie in Goo d Pe op le When he won at . ulous prizes. Everyone stood and took a bingo, he donate d his winnings to Mar gie who needed silly pledge to remember why we were a helping hand. We are go ing to do likew there — to have fun while supporting is e, donate our winnings to the hard worki our TEENworks program. And the acng “g ood people” at TEEN works. We who tors from Forward Theater were a blast. believe leheartedly

Many good people to thank Forward Theater Company: Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Gwen Rice, Celia Klehr, Whitney Derendinger, Richard Ganoung and Sam White made it a great and super fun collaboration.

all of us do bett er with suppor t so this is just our way of saying th an ks to GCC for making our neighborhood a sp ec ia l pl and offering pr ace actical support to teens so they can succee d in their journe y to become productive, tax paying adults. Buck & Anne

GCC’s Emerging Leaders Network helped garner prizes, designed the graphic

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Upcoming Events: July Artists Opening Reception Friday, July 12th from 5p-9p Featuring the works of Amy Arnold, Kelsey Sauber Olds and Michael Joyce throughout the month of July. August Artists Opening Reception Friday, August 2nd from 5p-9p Featuring the works of Matt Berbee and Romano Johnson throughout the month of August.


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