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Volume 146, No. 3 May l June 2016
East side design firm looks to the past to inform the future
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Zebradog on Willy Street creates evocative high-tech displays Jean Rawson, Eastside News
An iconic building on Williamson Street — one that evokes the early days of Madison’s east side — contains a business whose mission mirrors its home. Zebradog — a “dynamic environmental design” firm — “designs what is unseen to help you feel what is seen,” according to its web page. “We help large organizations all over the world express themselves through their storytelling,” explained Mark Schmitz, who founded the company in 1992. While many of the firm’s projects help newer organizations create an aura around their brand to appeal to clients, Schmitz’s passion is for stories that reach back into history to flavor the present and future. The building that Zebradog moved into in 2012, at 1249 Williamson St., is itself a vital part of the history of Madison’s east side. It was the city’s first branch library, built in 1912-13 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie and designed by Madison architects Claude and Starck. The architects designed more than 175 buildings in Madison between 1896 and 1928. The Lincoln School Apartments, Breese Stevens Field, the Castle and Doyle Coal Company storefront on State Street, and the Jackman Building just off the Square on South Hamilton, are but a few examples of Claude and Starck projects that still lend character to the cityscape. The city’s first main library, also funded by Carnegie, opened off the Capitol Square in 1905 (the building no longer stands). However, a boom in industrial and residential construction on Madison’s east side led Carnegie to grant Madison additional funds to es-
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Plans being developed for Brass Works building Neighbors and frequenters of Goodman Community Center learned about its plans for the Brass Works building. Programming at GCC has tripled since moving into its current facility, so the Brass Works building was purchased to provide additional space. Article on page 13.
Make way for the Makers Movement
Zebradog founder and creative director Mark Schmitz stands outside their Williamson Street office, former site of Madison’s first Carnegie Library. tablish a branch library on Williamson Street. Prior to that time, “the Madison Free Library served east side factory workers and their families by placing shelves of books in neighborhood groceries,” according to East Side History Club records. Zebradog completely renovated the building’s interior before moving into it in 2012, installing modern electric wiring, plumbing and heating throughout, while exposing some of the interesting “bones” of the place — brick walls, wood inlays for attaching bookshelves and ceiling structure. The renovation will keep the building sound and useful for decades to come. It’s “preservation through renovation,” Schmitz explained.
Under the vaulted ceiling of the old library, about 20 professionals work on projects for as far away as Saudi Arabia and as nearby as La Crosse and Wisconsin Dells. The staff includes industrial and interior architects and designers, graphic artists, writers, historians and experts in creating interactive, experiential displays. To experience firsthand the work that Zebradog does, a trip to Livsreise in Stoughton makes for an enjoyable Saturday outing. Livsreise (pronounced lifs-rye-sa), which translates to “life’s journey,” is a Norwegian heritage center that opened last year on Norwegian Independence Day — Syttende Mai.
One-One Thousand provides resources to artisans and craftspeople who want to take their hobby to a higher level or turn it into a vocation. The Makers Movement has been referred to as the next industrial revolution where artists, craftspeople and designers can work together to improve skills or start a business. Article on page 17
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Goodman mural project envisions a better world Over a year ago, east side teen Tony Robinson was shot and killed. This tragedy inspired a group of O’Keeffe Middle-Schoolers to honor Robinson and two other youths, Mindy Fabian and Skylar Marcus Lee. Their plan is to create a mural and mural-inspired T-shirts to honor the trio. Article on page 6
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Youth Programs Youth Programs Manager: Becky Bauer Middle School Coordinator: Arthur Morgan High School Programs Coordinator: Darian Wilson Male Youth Programs Coordinator: Howard Hayes Youth Programs Leaders: Barry Davis LOFT PASS Americorps Members: Alice Bradley, Martin Zaborac FYI Manager: Zach Watson FYI Lead Fitness Instructor: Stephanie Fox FYI Youth Leader: Roy Boone, Arthur Morgan FYI Nutrition Education Specialist: Kellie Schweich FYI Evaluators: Brianca Davis, Deja Brown, Aspen Foy, Romale Grant, Journey Henderson, Sira Sangare, Sati Xiong, Shalon Williams Girls Inc. Coordinator: Pahoua Vang Girls Inc. Outreach Coordinator: Ann Brickson Girls Inc Facilitator: Wanda McCann-Smith TEENworks Education Manager: Keith Pollock TEENworks Career Educator: Amy Mach TEENworks Career Organizer: Cliff Davis Seed to Table Culinary Teacher: Allison Dungan
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Visitors to Livsreise in Stoughton explore Norwegian immigrants’ experiences through interactive displays created by Zebradog.
Zebradog from page 1 Beneath a soaring wood beam ceiling in the main exhibition hall, interactive displays connect the visitor through sight and sound with Norwegian immigrants who settled in Stoughton from 1825 to 1924. Display cases hold treasured heirlooms, while adjacent to each is a digital, illustrated book of stories drawn from firsthand accounts, letters and family interviews. One wall display uses changing photographs and sound to illustrate the social and economic conditions that led so many to emigrate from Norway around the turn of the 20th century. Another wall of interactive panels lets visitors get a sense of the incredibly long and difficult journey that lay ahead for the emigrants. The display, using satellite video, zooms in on the emigrants’ home regions in Norway, the course of the ocean crossing and the various routes they took to reach Stoughton. A third wall features five tall touchscreen windows that let the visitor see into the American experience of the Norwegian community. These displays cover daily life and the community; the performing arts; arts and handicrafts; holidays and celebrations; and language and folklore. Within each of these categories, links to photos, videos and audio within dozens of subheadings take the visitor deeper into the lives of Stoughton’s residents of that era. “Creating this exhibition was an exceptional challenge. During the procurement process, we went and talked with the great-grandchildren of all of the original families — they had all the
heirlooms, the letters and the stories,” Schmitz said. “The aim is to celebrate place in the present, by integrating history,” said Schmitz. “These are the real stories of real people who came and settled here, specifically. We are using history to enrich the current sense of the community of Stoughton as it moves into the future.” Zebradog’s philosophy for the Livsreise exhibit comes full circle to fit neatly into its own location. In 1957, after the Carnegie Branch Library was relocated, the city sold the building to the Dane County Grieg Male Chorus, a Norwegian men’s singing society. Norwegian immigrants throughout the United States began forming such choruses — a beloved tradition from their home country — as early as 1858. They existed in virtually all of the communities in the upper Midwest that had significant populations with Norwegian heritage. Zebradog’s building served as a hub for Norwegian-American musical culture and social life until 1999, and the chorus still meets weekly to practice at the Sons of Norway Idun Lodge on Winnebago Street. It is an easy stretch of imagination to think of those old walls giving inspiration to the creative team that brought Stoughton’s Norwegian heritage to vibrant life at Livsreise. “This building is where we can do for ourselves what we do for our clients,” Schmitz said. For more information on Zebradog, visit zebradog.com; for Livsreise, go to livsreise.org. l PHOTO: ZEBRADOG
Staff work inside the open floor plan of Zebradog’s office.
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Using nutrition and exercise to beat MS By Jo Mercurio, Madison College photojournalism student
Bruce Lindberg understands self-discipline. He taught himself to write lefthanded by practicing the alphabet. He walks laps two days a week at the Goodman Community Center to improve balance and coordination. He does 100 squats using a chair with arms just the right height in one of the community rooms. At home, he uses a small electric meat slicer to chop up his nine cups of fruits and vegetables a day. Bruce has progressive multiple sclerosis. Diagnosed first with MS in 2006 just months after he was laid off from his computer job, the disease has weakened his legs and right arm, saps his strength and makes it hard to think. At 58, Bruce isn’t about to let that be the whole story. Goodman’s Health and Wellness class on Mondays provides ideas and encouragement to maintain his goals. Those include following a nutrition plan and exercise regimen suggested by Dr. Terry Wahl, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and a staff physician at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital. Her book, “The Wahl’s Protocol: How I beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine,” has inspired Bruce to eats lots of dark green leaves, fruits and vegetables with colored flesh, and sulfur-containing vegetables, and to keep up regular exercise. With a nutrient dense diet, meditation, electrical muscle stimulation and regular saunas to detoxify the body, Wahl went from being wheel-chair bound to long bicycle rides within a year. She ate only organic vegetables. “Organics are too expensive for me,” said Bruce, “but I have less brain fatigue and feel better. I’m hopeful that if I keep it up, I’ll be able to walk again without a walker.” At Goodman, Bruce also participates in the older adult lunch program on Thursdays and plays Ping-Pong. “My energy and activity levels have gone up since I’ve been following the Wahl’s
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Bruce walks the Goodman hallways twice a week to help strengthen his legs. Protocol,” said Bruce. This increase in energy allows him to stay standing through the Ping-Pong games. Other players adjust the rules so Bruce can play from one spot while holding on to his walker. He also uses a modified paddle that allows him to serve the ball one-handed. “I’ve had to adapt from memory how to serve, and how to put spin on the ball, using my left hand instead of my right,” he said with some pride. As winning teams play other winning teams, Bruce said he sometimes gets to move up to the “head table and play with the good guys.” Bruce is still learning about all the community center has to offer. “I have to show you this wall,” he said and led me to the board with pictures of Goodman volunteers. There is the 500hour club, the 250-hour club, the 100hour club and others. “These people don’t get paid,” said Bruce quietly. “I’d like to give back more, but what I can do right now is save my paper bags for the food pantry. It’s something.” Yes it is, Bruce, and so are you. l
A young man, his dog and an officer By Becky Bauer, GCC youth programs manager
One of the milestone moments in any young person’s life is the day the family dog comes home. From the first lick on the face to the playful puppy bites and never ending energy of the new family member, each second becomes engrained in your family’s story. Romale, a Goodman teen and East High School student, and his family found themselves falling in love with a new puppy that they named Gotti. “He loves to sleep with the family,” said Romale, describing the chocolate brown Pitbull. “He’s a crazy dog but he is the family dog and very affectionate.” After several months of puppy love and play, Romale found out that they would no longer be able to keep Gotti in their rental home after a decision from the landlord. As the family dealt with this news, one could only imagine the questions swirling in Romale’s head. How do you give up a family member? Can there be a way to make it work? Is there another way? He worried about what would happen to Gotti. In steps Officer Lester Moore, who
heard of Romale and his family’s dilemma of having to give up Gotti. The east side police officer made the family a simple offer: To care for their furry, lovable companion and to keep him safe. Moore did not stop there. Almost every Sunday, he either brings Gotti over to visit the family or invites them over to play with Gotti. He sends pictures and video to the family and is continuing with Gotti’s training. “I’ve known Officer Lester since ninth grade. Since he has taken my dog in, he feels more like an uncle to me,” shared Romale. Kindness, compassion and empathy. These are not simple emotions and are often pushed aside in this busy world we all live in but, with this simple act, Moore has shown us how vital they are to keep families whole and a community inspired. Romale hopes that someday he and his family will be able to have Gotti live with them again, but until they do, they are content knowing that Gotti is with family. l
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GCC culminates alumni study with reunion event aimed at analyzing long-term impact By Kathleen Ward, GCC assistant director of communications
The Goodman Community Center has partnered with University of Wisconsin’s Center for Humanities on a yearlong study aimed at discovering the long-term impact the community center has had on former participants. Staff members have surveyed and interviewed former participants to understand the ways in which our programs have improved education outcomes, food security, employability and strengthened ties to neighborhoods and community networks.
The study Based on preliminary data, more than 70 percent of respondents reported that attending community center programs strengthened their sense of community and prompted them to become more interested in engaging in community efforts. A parent of a former childcare particpant shared, “My children were exposed to experiential education and lots of social skill building. I learned valuable techniques for raising high-energy, determined, mixed-race boys. We all ben-
efitted from the consistent, friendly and welcoming team at Goodman.” Implementing this study highlights Goodman’s current best practice: to verify our past work in order to create even more effective programs moving forward. We will use our results to continue to develop and offer programs that are responsive to the needs and feedback of our participants and stakeholders.
Alumni event The culmination of our study is our first ever alumni reunion, to be held May 1 from 2-5 p.m. at Goodman. This event distinguishes itself as not only a reunion, but also as an opportunity to share results of our alumni impact study. Alumni will have the opportunity to share their memories of the center over a picnic buffet and light refreshments. Attendees are asked to kindly RSVP online at goodmancenter.org/programs/ alumni-project or by contacting Chong Moua at 608-204-8044 or chong@ goodmancenter.org. Family members of former participants are encouraged to attend. l
Community advisory council prepares to provide input to GCC board of directors By Doug Smith, GCC social work intern
The Goodman Community Center advisory council convened Monday, Feb. 22 for its first official meeting of 2016. Although it’s still early in its development, the council was formed to keep Goodman and its board of directors informed on the pressing and emerging needs of the surrounding community. The Council is tasked with providing genuine, meaningful and direct community input and voice to the Center. Staffed by a group of diverse and dedicated volunteers, the council began its work in earnest by establishing ground rules and reviewing its govern-
ing charter. The council will soon begin to identify areas of focus on which to begin their work. With another meeting planned for the beginning of May, the council is well on its way in realizing its mission of keeping Goodman responsive to the needs of the community it serves.
First ever pop-up Taco Night wildly successful By Kathleen Ward, GCC assistant director of communications
The Goodman Community Center’s first ever Taco Night brought in more than 130 people, well beyond what was anticipated. The goal of this pop-up dinner was to give teens in GCC’s TEENworks program an employment and training opportunity alongside a top Madison chef. Chef Chris Meyers of Fresco Restaurant generously donated his time and energy to teach teen students how to prepare, cook and plate the multicourse meal. Given the success of this event, GCC hopes to hold more pop-up dinners with well known local chefs.
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TEENworks student Darius helps Chef Chris Meyers of Fresco prepare food for Taco Night.
Children are over the moon for zucchini moons By Kellie Schweich, Fit Youth Initiative nutrition education specialist
Kennedy Heights Community Center’s early childhood students were eager to help with our cooking project: making zucchini moons. Each child got a chance to slice the zucchini into a moon shape. Concentrating, they held the butter knives with both hands, carefully pushing through the green skin and into the spongy white flesh. After everyone took a turn, all eyes turned towards the front table, where an electric griddle and a frying pan sat. The children watched as a small pat of butter melted in the pan. When the zucchini were added to the pan, a hush fell over the room ― students were listening carefully to the sputtering sounds of the cooking vegetable. When the zucchinis were ready, students sprinkled cheese on top. Cooking with kids can prove to be a rewarding and fun experience for all involved. The sensory experiences allow kids to interact with foods in a new way,
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Zucchini Moon Recipe Ingredients: 2 small zucchini 1 teaspoon butter (more or less) 2 tablespoons water A shake of salt A shake of pepper 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
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86 families experience ‘Good Night Moon’ By Angela Tortorice, GCC assistant director of childcare programs
On Feb. 26, Goodman childcare families were offered the opportunity to experience playtime at the Madison Children’s Museum, followed by a play at the Overture Center. Thanks to funding provided by Dane Arts, 86 early childhood and elementary families headed downtown to the museum for dinner and interactive playtime. The group then took a walk around the Capitol square, arriving at the Overture Center for a special Friday showing of the Children’s Theater of Madison’s production of “Good Night Moon.” Upon arriving at Overture, children and families alike were extremely excited to learn that Dallas Jeanty, a new linebacker for the University of Wisconsin football team, was going to perform a live reading of the book before the show started. Aria, a current early childhood student exclaimed, “The Badgers are here
too? I know them!” After the show, families had a chance to meet the cast of “Good Night Moon” and collect autographs. Each family was also given their own paperback copy of this beautiful book. “This was my children’s first experience attending a live performance. I am thankful that we were able to share this evening together,” Esther, a parent of both an early childhood and early elementary student, shared. “The kids loved being able to see some of their friends outside of GCC, playing at the museum, enjoying a meal and meeting some memorable characters from a story that we have been reading together since they were babies. Overall, it was a wonderful evening that my children are still talking about to this day. Thank you for making this event a possibility!” l
Help fill the shelves of the Fritz Food Pantry by learning to preserve By Amy Mach, GCC food procurement and processing manager
Goodman’s goal this year is to preserve 3,000 pounds of fresh, local produce to distribute through Goodman’s Fritz Food Pantry. This can only be done with your help! We are looking for volunteers to help blanch, freeze, dehydrate and can vegetables in the kitchen and donate needed supplies. We are seeking volunteers willing to donate 2.5 hours a week during the growing season to help preserve all the produce. Don’t worry, no prior experience is necessary. There will be handson training so volunteers can learn all the basics of food preservation. Available volunteer shifts will be Mondays and Tuesdays 4:30-7 p.m., running June 20 through Sept. 27. An informational meeting will be on May 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. This will include our volunteer ordentation. We are also requesting donations of
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Goodman announces participation in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program The Goodman Community Center has a tremendous commitment to ensuring that high quality, nutritious foods are available to children and youth year round. The Center provides free meals — breakfast, lunch, snack and supper — through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and at-risk afterschool care programs. The goal of the CACFP program is to provide childcare centers with the financial and technical assistance needed to improve the diets of young children while increasing their exposure to a variety of healthy foods. These meals are offered without cost to all children and youth (3-18) enrolled in programs offered at the Center. Last year more than 110,000 meals were served to children. For more information contact Becky Steinhoff, GCC executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-8025. The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity
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Early childhood education students enjoy nutritious snacks thanks to the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda. gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. l
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A preservation volunteer smiles before freezing corn for the food pantry. Ball, Kerr or Mason brand canning jars that are free of cracks and nicks. The most needed sizes are pint and 8-ounce jars. Unused lids and rings are also needed. For more information on volunteering, please contact Amy Mach at amymach@ goodmancenter.org or 608-204-8027. l
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Lowell Elementary School’s Principal John Burkholder observes a science experiment in the Goodman Community Center gym. More than 200 people attended Lowell’s Family Science Night at the GCC, an annual tradition for Lowell. Earlier in the night, Burkholder helped serve a meal to families in attendance.
Miranda Starr, 4-year-old kindergarten teacher at GCC, hosts a table exploring blood anatomy and composition.
The Goodman Community Center splash pad is getting ready to kick off its second summer in May. We plan to be open May 30 to Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or as long as temperature allows). Check the GCC website and Facebook page before visiting for updates on inclement weather or unscheduled closures. And just a friendly reminder: swim apparel or GCC childcare programs made frequent use of the clothing should be worn at all splash pad last summer. times. Goodman Foundation for their generous The Goodman Community Cengift to the community. l ter thanks the Irwin A. and Robert D.
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Teens envision better world Goodman mural project honors the legacies of three teens who died too early By Howard Hayes, GCC male youth program coordinator
One year ago, Tony Terrell Robinson was shot and killed. He was an east side teen who was loved, respected and cared for by many closely connected to the Goodman Community Center. I briefly had multiple interactions with him, but when I had conversations with those who knew him, their eyes lit so brightly when talking about him. I, as an outsider, felt like I was missing someone special as we crossed paths. Here at Goodman, we had grieving circles with youths and adults; we had staff meetings to write a statement to respond to Tony’s death; and we looked at various ways to pick up our lives and put them back together again. But we realized it just doesn’t happen that way. We’ve all been transformed by this incident, so how do we move forward? I spoke with the Goodman staff and the youths in the Center’s programs. After bouncing ideas back and forth, we decided to do a mural. We have a licensed wall. We have youths showing us how much they crave to express themselves. Sounds like a perfect match. We are in the beginning stages of planning for a mural to be placed on the wall outside by the basketball courts. A T-shirt with mural-inspired graphics will be distributed during GCC’s Family Fun Night May 19. A group of O’Keeffe Middle School students approached the Goodman Center with the idea of bringing in youths from other schools. The students wanted to do “something that everyone can be a part of.” The first thing they did was to brainstorm characteristics they wanted to convey in the mural. They decided upon: motivated, courageous, strong, independent, smart, loving, protected, admirable, inspiring, dead, impressionable, confident, beautiful, dreamer, activist and hopeful. From those words Valencia, an eighth-grader at O’Keeffe, wrote this eloquent mission statement: “By creating this mural, we will raise awareness on social justice and inspire a new perspective in our community on what teens can do when they come together to make a
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The mural student planning group stands in front of the the basketball court where the mural will be painted. The group: (l-r) students Levi, Valencia, Yuliana, Teresa, Alexus, Journey, Omar and Howard Hayes, GCC male youth program coordinator. better world for themselves and generations to come.” I asked the students what issues they wanted to include in the mural. They said they want “to give people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ and youth being bullied hope.” During this conversation they also mentioned two other youths: Mindy Fabian and Skylar Marcus Lee. They were two transgender teens who committed suicide in 2013 and 2015. They asked, “Shouldn’t there be a place on the wall for them, too?” Mindy went to school at Goodman’s Seed to Table program, and Skylar was an outspoken activist on race and gender and the intersection of the two issues. He wrote: “We cannot separate the conversation between racial justice and LGBTQ justice when our oppression and liberation are interconnected with one another. Our identities are intersectional simply because we exist (…) Being East-Asian, specifically Korean, with light skin, able-bodied, and being born a citizen of the U.S., I experience a huge privilege within our education system. I understand that if I was not queer and trans, I would not have been impacted
by the pipeline. I also understand that I have still not been as severely impacted by the pipeline as those whom I share community with. In my activism in racial justice and queer justice, I work with queer youth of color every day who (…) are actively being pushed out of school. The direct and indirect ways the school-to-prison pipeline have impacted me gives me greater awareness to the urgency of creating programs to combat the pipeline.” We are working with Ali Mudrow of the Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools to help the committee come up with a better understanding of intersectionality and how we can give the public a space to “Celebrate not Tolerate.” I asked the students, why are you a part of this project? Fatou, a seventhgrader wrote, “It’s a way to express my voice and thoughts on a lot of things happening around me. The mural is a way to show I have a voice and say what I want to be heard. What I would say is that if people weren’t constantly feeling like they had to hide something about them-
selves or be afraid of who they are … We would have more people feeling good about themselves and wanting to live.” A student who wished to be unnamed wrote, “The world without abuse. Men and women not being afraid to go out and not be hit, because you won’t do something. Not being afraid to let your race and sexuality go, because you’ll be a disappointment. Not being afraid to stand up for what you believe in.” “If Martin can have a dream and fight for it so can we. We can also act and be a role model for the future youth, for example, not have stereotypes. I’m a part of this because I want people to find their voices, be who they really are inside, and fight for what they believe is right.” The youth have spoken and it is up to us as a community to support them in their vision of equality, safety for all and validation that their opinions matter. For more information about this project, contact Howard Hayes at email@example.com or 608-279-2156. l
MURAL SUPPLIES NEEDED Here is a list of supplies that will help students move closer to a vision of their world.
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Paint primer, new or recently used; ideally Kilz Brand Paint rollers, including with extended reach Paint sprayers Paint brushes Air brushes Plywood Large canvases Large poster board Fabric screen printing ink, all colors T-shirts, blank; all sizes We would love the support of other muralists for this project. To contribute time or supplies, please contact Howard Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-279-2156.
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Funk, chocolate, beer and good vibes combine at ‘A Night Out For Goodman’ By Kathleen Ward, GCC assistant director of communications
Goodman Community Center’s third annual beer and chocolate tasting will celebrate Goodman’s programs while attendees enjoy good brews, tunes, treats and a photo booth in a community atmosphere. Bring your dancing shoes Friday, June 3 from 6-10 p.m. and boogie to The Big Payback, a hard-hitting funk/rock/ R&B band with a smoking horn section. We have a number of talented local chocolatiers already committed, including (but not limited to) Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Batch Bakehouse and even Goodman’s Seed to Table teen employment program. A suggested pairing from last year was Gail Ambrosius’s cinnamon-cayenne truffle with Karben4’s NightCall, a
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LaToya Jackson (standing), one of seven speakers at the International Women’s Day celebration at GCC, shared stories of raising her daughter.
smoked porter. In addition to many local craft breweries, we will also be providing a number of nonalcoholic options. Get your tickets before they sell out! To purchase tickets, visit goodmancenter.org and click on “events.” l PHOTO: JENTRI COLELLO
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A young woman’s perspective on Girls Inc.’s celebration of International Women’s Day By Fatoumata Jammeh, GCC Girls Inc. participant
On March 8, Girls Inc. of Greater Madison held an event to celebrate International Women’s Day. We had many great guest speakers for this special event, including one of my peers and dear friend, Hailey Yagci. Hailey told us about her life and how Girls Inc. had an effect on a lot of her choices. International Women’s Day gave women and young girls all over the world a chance to share their stories. Many women around the world have very successful lives and jobs. They contribute their lives and hard work to make this world a better place. There are other women who don’t have the opportunity to contribute because they didn’t have the chance to start when they were younger. Girls Inc. gives young women
a chance to start giving to the world and learning all they can to make it in the big, outside world and in life. The Girls Inc.’s motto is “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” To me, this means you have to be strong through the good and bad times. You have to make smart decisions. Be bold and unique through life because being unique is a special thing you can give to the world and yourself. International Women’s Day was a chance for me and my fellow peers to meet amazing women who have come so far from where they started. They are doing something they love, which I admire. Everyone has to put in work before they reach their goal ― it’s all about how bad you want to succeed. l
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big gifts, small gifts, monthly gifts, gifts of stock and gifts of food and program supplies. Every day, our donors surprise us with gifts and sometimes they quietly make a plan to leave a gift for Goodman in their will — so the surprise comes later! Your story, no matter how unremarkable you might think it is, could inspire someone else to give, and that would be a huge gift to Goodman, too. If you’d like to be interviewed for a donor profile, contact Kristin Groth at email@example.com or 608-2048024. Of course, you will get to approve your profile before it is published. l
Nascent soap company donates to pantry By Laurel Steffes, GCC Fritz Food Pantry volunteer
You’ve all seen the TV ad. Someone says they smell cookies and the woman says, “No, that’s just me; I just got out of work.” No doubt Laura Daly, owner of Madison Soap Company, has had the same experience. Using highly fragrant, locally-sourced ingredients and organic oils, she creates hand-made, moisturizing soaps for Madison consumers. Daly recently donated some 60 pounds of hand-made bar soaps to the Fritz Food Pantry. Giving back is a key part of the company’s mission. “I know how a small token of love from a stranger can make a big difference for someone,” Daly said. “When I was in need, this city was there for me. Whether it’s a smile or a bar of soap, I try to give back however, whenever I can,” she explained. Daly employs a palm-free and vegan formula that is rich in organic shea butter, coconut, sunflower and essential oils mixed with ingredients from local Madison business such as Ale Asylum, Just Coffee and Nessalla Kombucha. Volunteers note that the soaps ― neatly packed in zip-close bags and in a variety of colors, shapes, fragrances and
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Thanks to all kinds of support from all kinds of people and organizations, Goodman has grown into an innovative, highly-respected community resource. In the past couple issues we’ve included profiles of a few of those supporters, and we’d like to make that a regular feature in the Eastside News and on our website. As far as we can tell, there’s no such thing as a “typical” donor. Our donors are from all different neighborhoods, income levels, ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Some lean left. And some lean right. They might be married or single, gay or straight. The only thing they all predictably share is their generosity. How they give varies, too. They give
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By Kristin Groth, GCC director of communications and community giving
A tribute gift is a welcome way to celebrate someone special and influenHappy tial in your life. Your gift reflects your desire to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your mother, father or mentor has done for you. from the For each Mother’s or Father’s Day Goodman Community Center A special gift was rmade in your hono donation to the Goodman Communtiy Center, we’ll send out a beautiful card and handwritten note. Your support will go to strengthening lives and securing futures of everyone — from little ones to oldHappy er adults — who participate in our programs or use our services. To make a gift online, visit goodfrom the mancenter.org/donate and simply man Community Center Good note “Mother’s Day” or “Father’s A special gift was rmade in your hono Day” in the donation preferences line. To make a donation by phone, call Goodman’s front desk at 608-2411574. To ensure cards get to your loved ones day, May 1 for Mother’s Day and Sunday, in time, please submit tributes by SunJune 12 for Father's Day. l [ Formerly the Atwood
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We’re so grateful for our dedicated volunteers By Kate Katzban-Beren, GCC volunteer manager
GCC food pantry coordinator Jon Lica holds up a basket of soap donated by Madison Soap Company. decorative imprints ― have been offered to people as they come into the pantry to shop. They smile and raise the soap to their noses. It brightens their day. Madison Soap Company was started in 2014 and is a one-person, public school teacher bootstrap operation. It is available at the Willy Street Co-op, Jenifer Street Market, The Soap Opera, and Orange Tree Imports. More information about this unique new company can be found at madisonsoapcompany.com. l
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This past year, more than 1,100 volunteers donated more than 21,000 hours of their time. And that’s a conservative estimate. Volunteers support Goodman by mentoring youth, maintaining our gardens, welcoming visitors at the front desk, teaching fitness classes, helping to keep our data and records accurate, feeding the hungry and writing and editing this paper. Goodman would not be nearly as effective in delivering programming and services without the tireless support of a dedicated volunteer base. As a small token of our immense gratitude during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we presented our program and administrative volunteers with homemade food items to start their mornings right. Teens in Goodman’s Seed to Table program made carrot cake jam from carrots, pear and pineapple with a variety of spices, as well as a breakfast muffin mix. Ed Jepsen, Eastside News writer and all-around super helper, enjoyed the jam so much, he posted this to Facebook: “Where can I buy more of that jam?! Seriously ... I’d pay good money for that jam.”
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A huge thanks to Summit Credit Union for sponsoring our gym and Girls Inc. of Greater Madison. Summit has pledged $30,000 over three years to support the high quality, girls-only programming that Girls Inc. of Greater Madison offers.
Thanks to Eder Valle, owner of Fruta Artesana, for donating fresh fruit and beautiful carved fruit displays to the Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry. Fruta Aresana is an artistic catering company that provides delicious works of fruit art. For more information about Fruta Artesana, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers received carrot cake jam and breakfast muffin mix, along with personal notes of thanks. The next time you’re in the Center, join us in thanking a volunteer for all they do to support our community. For more information about volunteering at Goodman, visit goodmancenter.org/ volunteer. l
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AmeriCorps Volunteer Manager Spend the next year serving members of our community, recruiting and supporting volunteers at the Goodman Community Center! Goodman’s volunteer program engages members of our community to support its mission and programs. Goodman currently engages over 1,000 volunteers a year. During the commitment period, the member will support the volunteer program in recruiting and managing volunteers across programs, as well as developing tools to support our staff working with and supervising volunteers.
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Wingra School fills pantry with caring and learning
May l June 2016
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By Laurel Steffes, GCC Fritz Food Pantry volunteer
On a Monday in February, a volunteer arrived at Goodman Community Center to get the Fritz Food Pantry ready for the busy week ahead. She was astonished to unlock the pantry to find 25 overflowing bags of personal needs items stuffed on three racks, many bags embellished with crayon drawings of sunshine, children and smiles. There were things sorely needed but never seen at the pantry ― shampoo, deodorant, tooth paste and brushes, shaving cream, combs, moisturizing body lotion and soap. The donations were the product of a community service-based curriculum at the 140-student Wingra School. Wingra has no grades, prioritizes mixed-age groupings with small class sizes, and gives students wide freedom of choice in what they do and when they do it. Students choose a service project they want to work on and meet monthly to plan. For the last three years, one group of kids studying the causes of hunger in Madison have been working closely with Goodman’s pantry. The group organizes annual school donation drives and also provides items and sorting assistance for Goodman’s annual Thanksgiving Basket program. “This year we took a ride on the bus to the Goodman Center, toured the pantry, and met with (Food Pantry Manager) Jon Lica,” said teacher Lisa Kass, who along with colleague Debbie Blitz, advises the students working on fighting hunger in Madison. “Jon suggested we collect personal care items. We went back to school and talked about what personal items are and why they would be needed, and how they fit into food deserts,” she explained. Students planned and implemented the drive in January and February. Posters were made and students shared information about what was needed. A donation bag went home with every student in the school. When items came in, students sorted them by type and got them ready for the pantry. The participation and success was shared school-wide. “I watch the kids’ faces as they work on the pantry donations because you can see they feel like they are doing something important,” Kass said. “It’s great to see them learn and watch the lightbulb go on about situations they haven’t been exposed to before. It’s a lesson they will take with them wherever they go.” As part of their work, students have explored the issues behind what is caus-
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A student at Wingra School holds donated fruit cups. ing hunger in Madison. They have met with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s staff to discuss hunger problems and potential solutions. Buying groceries for the pantry is part of Wingra’s financial learning curriculum. Last year, students held a penny drive for the pantry, and then took the bus to Hy-Vee Foods and bought fresh produce. At school, they discussed their choices, what they had cost and got an understanding of the expense, and for some, the difficulty of feeding a family. Another student shopping with his family for Thanksgiving donations was concerned by how hard it was for him to make donation money stretch and to make choices on what to buy. Kass said these are teachable moments. Wingra School on Monroe Street was started 43 years ago by teachers interested in “progressive” teaching methods that embrace project-learning and team teaching. The Fritz Food Pantry hunger project is one of many ongoing service learning projects at Wingra that also include the natural world and partnering to support the University of Wisconsin Arboretum; sustainability involving improving the school campus through composting and other activities; community literacy in which students are constructing and filling free little libraries; equity and equality, working with LGBTQ issues and forming a gay straight alliance at Wingra School; and advocacy, learning about community strengthening through news media by partnering with WORT Radio. l
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Thank you! Girl Scout Olivia donated 15 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from her sales to our Fritz Food Pantry. Her donation went to several surprised and appreciative food pantry guests. Thank you, Olivia.
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Mindfulness is about getting in touch with your inner nature and thoughts. It involves paying attention from moment to moment. While mindfulness is a very simple concept, its power lies in its practice! The free class is led by Bill Benedict, MSW, and will include discussion, instruction, group meditation and home assignments based upon the work of Jon Kabat Zinn. Persons who complete the classes can expect greater inner awareness, health, self-esteem and happiness. Meditation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a discussion at 10:30 a.m. and a drop-in orientation for new members at 11 a.m.
GCC is delighted to welcome Andy Olson, RN, for our new monthly program “Ask nurse Andy.” Andy brings more than 40 years of expertise in various areas of nursing from University of Wisconsin hospitals and clinics. His interest in nursing started while attending the U.W. as an electrical engineering student and taking a job as an orderly. He quickly discovered he enjoyed helping people who were not well, and made a dramatic change in his career direction! Please come and welcome Andy. At each session, we will have a topic for discussion based upon your interests, followed by time for questions and answers.
Older Adult Programs at the Center For more information about any older adult programming at the Center, contact Gayle, Older Adult Program Manager at 608-204-8032 or email@example.com. Gayle Laszewski
Join the FUN!
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 and gentle exercise classes. Many also gather for our home-style meals, which For more information, please contact Gayle. provide good nutrition and a great place to make friends — new and old. Everyone 60+ is welcome Mondays to join in. Meet us in Bolz Room A for some fun!
Healthy Aging Wellness support group
Join our healthy aging support group and discuss ways to enhance your motivation to be healthy, offer day before the meal day, and we First time joining us? support, and help break down your will cancel your ride. If you need to Please come a bit early and fill out wellness goals so they are achievcancel your ride after 2 p.m. or on two short registration forms. One able. Participants will experience weekends, call Transit Solutions at form is to help us help you in case different activities in all areas of 608-294-8747. of an emergency, and the other health, including physical, mental, form helps us with reporting to our social, emotional, financial, vocaMonday and Wednesday funders. tional and spiritual. Each session Nickel bingo after lunch takes place from 12:45-2 p.m. and Affordable transportation Come for lunch and stay for the fun, will include group discussions, a or just come to play. Where else can Monday through Friday you can wellness topic, goal setting and you have so much fun for a nickel? catch a ride to the Center for only check-ins regarding your goals. 50 cents each way. If you live in the Lunch — hours and details Advance registration is required. service area of the North/Eastside Doors open at 10 a.m. Please sign up with Gayle. Senior Coalition, or if you live north Salad served at 11:45 a.m. of Buckeye Road and this side of Lunch served following salad First Tuesdays 12:45-1:30 p.m. the Interstate, you can catch a ride Bingo — hours and details Senior planning meeting with Transit Solutions for lunch at Mondays: 12:30-2 p.m. Do you have any ideas for future the Goodman Community Center Wednesdays: 12:45-2:30 p.m. older adult programs or suggestions Senior Program. Simply call to enhance our existing programs? the GCC front desk at 608-241-1574 Mondays Would you like to see something by noon the business day before the different offered to older adult Free blood pressure and day you wish to come for lunch. participants at the Goodman ComAsk to be put on the ride list for the blood sugar testing munity Center? Come and share following meal day and await your Do you know what your blood presyour ideas and thoughts at our older ride! sure and glucose levels are? We are adult program planning meeting offering free blood pressure checks Need to cancel a ride? while having lunch! 11:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the Call the Center by noon the business For a meeting schedule or to share Bolz A room. ideas, please contact Gayle. High blood pressure makes your FRIENDS NEEDED heart work too hard and increases View our older adult schedule your risk of heart disease and ssist with a craft project, online at goodmancenter.org/ stroke. You can have high blood serve a meal or just engage in programs/older-adults conversation with the young at pressure and not know it. That is why it is called the silent killer. It is heart whose health is frail. Or also why it is so important to have be an escort on van trips into the community. your blood pressure and glucose levels checked. l Weekdays from 8 a.m to
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• Tuesday, May 10 Know your numbers Do you know what your blood pressure or cholesterol numbers are? Do you know what they mean? These are just some of the important numbers to know for good health. Andy will discuss various types of health measures and screenings, why they are important and what the numbers mean for your health. • Tuesday, June 14 Everything about diabetes Diabetes is on the rise, and even children are being diagnosed with Type 2 adult-onset diabetes. Did you also know that there is a type of diabetes caused by a virus? Come and learn about the different types of diabetes, how you can prevent certain types of diabetes and what the latest treatment options are. Tuesdays
Philosophy discussions and DVD college lectures
Professor Joseph Lynch of Madison College continues his eighth season of leading biweekly sessions — currently on political philosophy On alternate Thursdays, we independently discuss short fiction. Attend either or both by showing up. Check topics and details at uproar21. us or call John at 608-515-9470. Tuesdays and Fridays
Older adults play euchre every Tuesday and Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. No need to register. Please pay $1 at the door to feed the kitty! Prizes go to the top three scorers. Various Saturdays
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No need to preregister; just pay $1 at the door to feed the kitty! These fees become the prize money.
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.
Upcoming euchre dates: May 14 & 21 | June 11
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Participating seniors can use the county transportation system for older adults. Bus reservations are required by noon the prior business day. Call the Center at 608-2048032 for details or see page 10.
Scrabble group Do you love to play Scrabble but don’t have a group together? Or perhaps you haven’t tried Scrabble but would like to learn? Join us on Wednesdays from 12:45-2:30 p.m. Thursdays
Daily menus The older adult program celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with themed food, games and music by muscian Art Paul.
Movie double feature
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join us for movies, documentaries, Senior bridge at GCC DVD lectures and/or music before, during and after our senior lunch on Looking for a place on the east side to play bridge? Join your hosts at Thursdays. On occasion, we offer GCC on Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 special speakers on timely topics. p.m. Adult bridge players of all skill To see what’s happening or discuss levels are welcome — you just need a a topic, visit uproar21.us or call John working knowledge of the game. at 608-515-9470. Friday mornings Wednesdays and Fridays
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. These range-of-motion exercises are recommended by doctors and therapists to keep joints flexible and can be practiced both sitting and standing. Hours and details Gentle Exercise class meets on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. The Friday Tai Chi Fundamental Form class meets from 1-2 p.m. No registration needed. There is a $1 suggested donation. Led by Sarah Watts, certified Range of Motion instructor. For more information, contact Sarah Watts at 608-244-9424. Thursdays 12:30-3 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m.
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Live jazz and blues
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. Second Fridays 12:45-2 p.m.
Please join us for board games, puzzles and music.
Answers to your everyday concerns
Do you need help getting your health benefits set up? Do you have questions about housing? Kate Shenker, MSW, from the North/ Eastside Senior Coalition is at the Center Thursdays 11 a.m. to noon to find answers and resources for you. Thursday, May 12
Trip to Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Come and connect with nature and learn more about native habitats in Wisconsin. We will be taking a naturalist-led hike through some of the surrounding 25 acres of mixed woodland, wetland and prairie found at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
The group will meet at the Goodman Community Center at 9 a.m. and will return to Goodman by 11:45 a.m. The cost is $5 to $7. 11:30 a.m. Suggested arrival time Please feel free to join for a deli- 11:40 a.m. Tossed salad followed by the main entrée cious lunch at our senior meal site (lunch cost is by donation). Monday, May 2 For more information or to register, Barbecue Chicken | Tomato Soup please call Gayle at 204-8032. Tuesday, May 3 Tuesday, May 24 Ham/Turkey Sandwiches | Bean Salad
Come celebrate spring with the Goodman older adult program! We’ll offer a delicious meal of baked tilapia or tofu, Mediterranean couscous, honey glazed carrots, rhubarb crisp and lemonade, in addition to delightful big band tunes from Alan Anderson. After the performance, we’ll be offering commentary on the big band era. Make your reservation today by calling Gayle.
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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. For more information, visit rsvpdane.org or call 238-7787. l
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Sunday, June 19
Enjoy traditional country music and yodeling from Maggie Mae and her Heartland County Band at the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells. Lunch is served at the theater. Cost is $77.
Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece about Eva Peron’s ambitious rise from poverty to first lady of Argentina at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill. Lunch is included. Cost is $95.
Based on the British sitcom Fawlty Towers about the hilarious happenings at a countryside hotel, this production is sure to bring laughter to the Waukesha Civic Theater. Lunch is included. Cost is $70. l
Wednesday, May 4 Chicken Stir-Fry | Mixed Veggies Thursday, May 5 Pulled Pork | Baked Beans Friday, May 6 Bean & Cheese Burrito | Corn Monday, May 9 BLT Sandwiches | Couscous Tuesday, May 10 Pork Chops | Green Beans Wednesday, May 11 Spaghetti | Garlic Bread Thursday, May 12 Red Beans & Rice | Broccoli Friday, May 13 Fish Tacos | Beans and slaw Monday, May 16 Veggie Lasagna | Garlic Bread Tuesday, May 17 Chicken Alfredo | Broccoli Wednesday, May 18 Brats | Baked Beans Thursday, May 19 Chicken Enchiladas | Rice Friday, May 20 Quiche Lorraine Monday, May 23 Ham/Turkey Sandwiches | Bean Salad Tuesday, May 24 Spring Luncheon, see description Wednesday, May 25 Beef Teriyaki | Mixed Veggies Thursday, May 26 Spaghetti with Meatballs | Veggies
Friday, May 6
Every meal includes a tossed salad, fruit, vegetable, bread, milk and dessert. Birthday cake is served on Wednesdays. Vegetarian options are available each day. Menu subject to change.
Friday, May 27 Egg Salad Sandwiches | Veggie Soup Monday, May 30 Bean & Cheese Quesadilla | Corn Tuesday, May 31 Beef Tips & Noodles | Broccoli The April menu can be picked up at the Center by mid-June. 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. Please label your donations with the program staff person’s name listed. Thank you. Afterschool, Tanya Walker
Swimsuit and towels, new Sand toys, new Dry-erase markers, new Socks (toddler and kid sizes) Kleenex Mason jars (1-quart), new Large square pillows for sitting
Rulers and protractors 1-inch to 3-inch binders, new Gift cards (to Walmart, Walgreens, Target) as incentives Art supplies such as paint brushes, paint, markers Cloth canvases, all sizes
Older Adult Programs, Gayle Laszewski
A pickup truck with or without plow Gas-powered lawnmower
Duncan Hines cake mixes and frostings (four each per flavor of cakes and frostings) Music CDs, especially 1920s - 1960s Nintendo Wii console; 2 Wii remotes and nunchucks Herbal teas Wire baker’s rack
FYI-Fit Youth Initiative, Zach Watson
Preschool, Tanya Walker
Boys Group, Howard Hayes
Gift cards for academic achievement Board games for teens Tickets to sporting events
Facilities, Margo Tiedt
Sports equipment (all types of balls) Soccer shoes, indoor and outdoor Cooking utensils, new or gently used Cooking knives or cutting boards
Gym, Tyrone Cratic Tumbling mats Oversized yoga balls Dodge balls and Gator Skin Softi balls Basketballs, new or used
Live Soundz Program, Zach Watson Instruments (keyboard, percussion, guitar, saxophone, flute, trumpet or trombone), well-functioning
Lussier LOFT, Becky Bauer
Color printer, like new Headphones Small sofa or couch, leather or faux leather only; no fabric Coffee table Youth bus two-ride passes
Girls Inc., Pahoua Vang Graphing calculators, TI-84 Plus preferred Regular Calculators
Tonka trucks, large or small Swimsuits (sizes 3T-6T), new Towels Puzzles Rubber animals/people Books on CD or tape Pants or tops, preschool size 4T-5T
TEENworks, Keith Pollock Headphones or earbuds, like new Digital kitchen thermometer or timer Double boiler Candy thermometer Native perennial flowers Strawberry or raspberry plants Vegetable seeds/small plastic pots Movie passes Youth bus two-ride passes
If you prefer to leave money instead of items, please make checks payable to the Goodman Community Center and include the wish list program in a note.
activities for everyone Find details for these activities online at goodmancenter.org
CLUE, Skateboard Club NESYB Youth Basketball, see nesyb.net
NA Traditions Ping-Pong SASY Neighborhood Association Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI), Sunday Gathering TangoBasico Lessons, Argentinian Tango Women of Worthington, contact email@example.com Yoga, Fridays and Sunday morning/ afternoon Zumba
Preschool Early Childhood Education programs
Elementary School Elementary Summer Camp NESYB Youth Basketball, see nesyb.org
NESYB Youth Basketball, see nesyb.org Teen Alliance, NAMI Dane County, see namidanecounty.org
Adults Aerial Silks, see mazomac.com Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Women Balanced Flow Yoga Buddhist Philosophy Community Drum Circles Early morning drop-in open gym, Wednesday and Friday. Indoor Soccer La Leche League
Bingo After Lunch, Monday and Wednesday Bridge, Thursday Euchre, Tuesday Movies, Thursday Euchre Tournament, Friday and some Saturdays Gentle Exercise, Wednesday Lunch, a Dane County Nutrition Site, Monday through Friday Philosophy of the Wise, Alternate Thursdays Ping-Pong, Thursday and Sunday Tai Chi, Friday
GCC also offers many drop-in fitness activities: We have many drop-in fit-
ness options, including yoga, Zumba, soccer, basketball, volleyball and open gym. Check our activities calendar for the most up-to-date information.
To register for a class If registration is required, the contact person or organization listed online will handle fees and registration.
To report changes or errors Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public access to the online activities calendar If you are at the Center and need detailed information about a specific class, please ask our front desk staff. They will happily look something up for you on our online activities calendar.
Hours and closings Goodman Community Center The Center will close for Memorial Day on
Monday, May 30
Building Hours and Lussier Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fitness Center Hours Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fritz Food Pantry Hours
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Brunch-style meal Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Dinner-style meal Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m., Brunch-style meal
Open May 30 to Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Check our website for inclement weather or unscheduled closures.
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Re-imagining the Brass Works building begins By Jean Rawson, Eastside News PHOTO: CLIFF GOODHART
About 15 neighbors and frequenters of the Goodman Community Center gathered on March 13 to discuss the repurposing of the newly acquired Brass Works building with GCC staff and Board members. At the end of the meeting, those attending got a chance to see the site and imagine how it might look … after a lot of The interior of the Brass Works building is in need of a work! complete overhaul before it can be used. Becky Steinhoff, GCC executive directhe fitness center into the gym building tor, began the meeting by emphasizing would be 24/7 access. the new building contains just the right The primary concern that attendees amount of space to accommodate GCC’s voiced was the neighborhood parking iscurrent programs. “We bought Brass sue. Overflow from GCC’s small lot alWorks solely to relieve space and allow ready causes curbside parking in front of us to use existing space for things we residences to fill up, and people parking didn’t think about when we originally there frequently do not respect drivedesigned the building,” Steinhoff said. way boundaries, according to more than “GCC programs have tripled in size one attendee. Steinhoff indicated that since we moved into the Iron Works in GCC would continue its current discus2008.” sions with Madison-Kipp and St. BerSteinhoff also emphasized that recon- nard’s Church to see if existing inforfiguration of space in both buildings will mal agreements on after-hours parking be aligned with identified program needs space could be formalized and perhaps and improvements. “We are really tryexpanded. ing to collect data on the results of our Neighborhood resident Kevin Corprogramming to guide space allocation,” rado voiced the hope GCC would use the she said. “There are things we could do expansion as an opportunity to develop better in our three program areas (lifeprograms that would bring younger and long learning, health and nutrition, and older generations together. He mencommunity engagement).” tioned the “citizen scientist” program at For example, more classroom space is the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee needed: “We are having to use the gym as an example of a shared activity that as a classroom,” Steinhoff said. “Middle included all ages and abilities. school and high school students would Many steps need to be accomplished benefit from having separate rooms for before Brass Works is ready to open and their programs.” GCC also is receiving the space in the Iron Works building is far more requests for rentable space for reconfigured. neighborhood events than it has rooms We value your input and would love to available. Derek Kruzicki, director of hear from you. To share ideas, please facilities operations and services, sugemail Becky Steinhoff at becky@goodmagested that a benefit of perhaps moving ncenter.org. l
May l June 2016
Union Corners cohousing incorporates as LLC By Dee Grimsrud, Union Corners Cohousing
It’s full speed ahead for Union Corners Cohousing. We’ve hired an attorney, incorporated as an LLC and just hired Greg Rosenberg to be our development consultant. We exceeded our initial fundraising goal toward predevelopment costs for the lawyer, the development consultant, and soon, an architect. The word is getting out and we’re receiving lots of inquiries about our unique living concept of apartment/townhouse ownership combined with common spaces and cooperative living. Our “Dream and Design” workshops on the second Saturday of each month have been popular and informative, and we’ve enjoyed getting to know each other at our purely social fourth Friday potluck suppers.
We invite you to join us at any of our upcoming events to check out who we are and the community we’re building. All will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 2165 Linden Ave.: • May 14 » Saturday Social — 11 a.m.noon: Information session (bring questions); and noon-1:30 p.m.: potluck lunch. • May 27 » Potluck Supper — 6-8 p.m.: Tableware provided; bring a dish to pass and a beverage. • June 11 » Saturday Social — 10 a.m. to noon: workshop/discussion on marketing cohousing; and noon-2 p.m.: potluck lunch. For more information, visit unioncornerscohousing.org. l
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What’s happening at Tenney Park? By Ed Jepsen, Eastside News
Tenney Park is a venerable old park. It is both well-loved and well used. Lately, the park has been receiving quite a bit of attention: a new shelter, better access and, most recently, a significant amount of landscape work. Heard of the emerald ash borer? One of the main reasons for the landscaping work is the reduction in the number of ash trees that would have likely succumbed to this pest. Over 300 trees, many of them large- to medium-sized ash, were cut and removed. The soft soils that make up the banks of the lagoon have been slumping into the waters for decades. Last year the banks were reshaped and replanted to stabilize the soils while still providing access for fishing, skating and enjoying the views. Finally, the city and volunteers have been working for at least 15 years to renovate the historic tree and shrub beds in the park. Many of the original planting beds still exist, and much progress has been made in reducing the invasive species in the park. The recent work is building off these efforts. Many of the shrub beds will be
cut back to rejuvenate the plantings, and many new and more diverse native species and cultivars will be planted in the summer. The planting work will be completed by July 1, but the contractors will follow up with watering and care for the next two years as part of the contract. The landscaping activities in Tenney will cost about $350,000. The effort will be impressive. More than 200 new trees and 800 shrubs will be planted. Additionally, more than 30,000 plugs of native wild flowers and grasses will be planted on four or more acres. Adding wetland plants will also be part of this effort to help stabilize the banks. Some areas will also be seeded with wildflowers and grasses. There will still be challenges. Invasive species, droughts, muskrats and beaver will be with us for years to come. The changes over the last year have been dramatic. With patience and appropriate maintenance, the landscape will be attractive, sustainable and enjoyed by many users. At a recent park tour with city staff, a loon was spotted on the lagoon — one of the many users of Tenney Park! l
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Chet’s care goes beyond cars By Kathy Paul, Eastside News
Thanks to the efforts of Chet Hermansen and the Madison-based Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF), close to 3,700 people in Honduras receive medical support each winter. In addition, hundreds of schoolchildren benefit from donations of school supplies. Chet, owner of Chet’s Car Care Center, 2020 Aberg Ave., and a HHPF board member, coordinates the collec- Taking a pause loading the container truck with supplies are: tion, storage, pack- (l-r) Chet Hermansen, Dr. Rick Owens and Mary Doherty. ing, and transport to Honduras of a in Madison for the year. Each January, 42-foot shipping container filled with under Chet’s supervision, a large group donated medical and school supplies and of Madison-area volunteers, including equipment. Chet’s son, Eric Hermansen, Chet’s Car Care employees, package and who now runs the long-time northeast load the items into a donated Standard side auto repair shop, also plays a major Fruit/Dole shipping container at a warerole in the project. house near the Car Care Center. Once Chet began his work with the nonfilled with the hundreds of boxes of medprofit HHPF over 20 years ago through ical equipment and other supplies, the long-time friend, Dr. Jeff Patterson, container travels by semi-trailer truck to one of three physicians for whom the Gulfport, Miss., where it is loaded onto a foundation is named. Chet’s mechanical container ship which sails to Puerta Casexpertise, logistical skills and dedicatilla, Honduras. tion to helping people in need make him Chet meets the ship at the port to a key member of the team. He describes navigate the container’s contents through this team as a “big family.” customs and then helps set up the clinics. This includes the health care profesVolunteers from U.S. — including Wissionals, students and community volconsin — and other countries (the 2016 unteers who assist with supplies and/or trip included 148 people) travel to Hondonate their time and pay their own way duras in March to carry out their work. to Honduras to provide medical care and Mary Doherty, president of HHPF, dedistribute supplies. Additional members scribes Chet as “a remarkable man. He is of the “family” include corporations, kind, caring and has a heart of gold.” hospitals and clinics, service groups, Despite the language differences, in hotels, schools and churches in the U.S., La Ceiba, Chet is on a first name basis Honduras and other countries which with every hardware store owner and donate equipment, supplies, space and car repair shop employee, many of the services. city’s taxi drivers, and some of the city’s HHPF has organized medical trips to homeless residents, Doherty said. Chet Honduras since 1969. The all-volunteer has fostered important connections with foundation provides patients with free the mayors and officers of the Honduprolotherapy (injection treatment for ran Red Cross in the cities HHPF serves. chronic pain), vein sclerosis (treatment This year he and the board had success for large varicose veins, many with ulraising the Honduran governor’s awarecers), and ear, nose and throat surgery. ness of HHPF efforts. Hondurans travel long distances to the Chet’s energy and commitment to temporary HHPF clinics in La Ceiba, the Honduran people is boundless. The Tela, and Olanchito. Some patients take donation collection process for the 2017 16-hour round-trip bus rides to receive medical trip is underway, and Chet may treatment, and many sleep in tents or just be the one making the pickup! under the stars near the clinics waiting For more information about making a to see the volunteer medical personnel. financial, equipment or supply donation, Chet collects donations of needed contact Mary Doherty at info@prolotheraequipment and supplies and stores them py-hhf.org. l
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A coyote wanders on Madison’s west side near Research Park. Spray
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The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association general membership meeting at the end of April was a blast. Newly elected council members are settling into their roles in the community. The Sustainable Finance Committee is hard at work pursuing 501c3 status for the SASYNA. To support these efforts, SASY council member Jason Tish has been meticulously rewriting the by-laws to help usher in the next chapter of SASY community involvement. This is no small feat, but the results so far have been fantastic. Betty Chew ning and the SASY Solstice Committee are hard at work planning the summer solstice celebration. The moment of the solstice is at 5:34 p.m. Sunset is at 8:40 p.m. Join us in Olbrich Park, Monday, June 20 and get your bonfire on! The Friends of Sid Boyum, a group of neighbors and art enthusiasts, have been taking steps to preserve and promote the works of one of SASY’s most eccentric and renowned artists. They need $20,000 by September to purchase the property. There will be an event May 21 at Next Door Brewing to support this work, as well as a guided tour of Sid’s sculptures. The Ohio Tavern will be changing hands and will be getting an upgrade. Fear not, however; the Blatz sign and the name will stay intact. New owners are
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sasyna.org hoping for a June 1 closing and a July 1 reopening. Mark your calendars for two days of food, music and fun at Madison’s muchloved AtwoodFest, where we celebrate the east side’s culture. AtwoodFest 2016: “Dancing In The Street” will be held July 30-31 on Atwood Avenue. It will feature 18 sensational bands, a KidsFest, local food vendors, a Makers Market and, of course, tons of dancing. For a schedule of bands and events, please visit AtwoodFest.com. Proceeds from AtwoodFest benefit SASYNA, The Barrymore Theatre and the WilMar Community Center. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor or our tried-and-true Yahoo group. See sasyna.org for more details. l
the animal with a hose. T hrow items such as sticks or rocks NEAR the coyote (do not try to hit). Use noisemakers to frighten the coyote, such as a can full of coins, a whistle or beating on a pot or pan. If the coyote is sick or injured or has pups with it, do not haze. Report sick or injured animals to local animal control. What about our pets? “It is always a good idea, if you know coyotes have been spotted in your area, to be outside with your pets and have them on a leash when possible,” Drake said. Generally speaking, pets over 20 pounds are less susceptible to a fatal attack; however, there was a report of a full-size golden retriever being injured near Olin Park. Drake said the project is not involved with animal control. If a troublesome or dangerous coyote is reported, they tag and monitor the animals. The project then gives the Department of Natural Resources all of its information to assist in removing problem animals. Drake’s advice to the average citizen regarding the increased presence of coyotes in our neighborhoods: enjoy watching them, take pictures from a distance and then scare them!
By Brad Kuse, SASYNA
A couple of months ago, my neighbor reported seeing two coyotes strolling down our street near Walter Street during the early morning hours. This caused a flurry of activity in our neighborhood as everyone was on high alert when letting their pets and small children into the yard. Shortly after that report, I was introduced to a YouTube video, “How to Haze a Coyote,” put out by Public Health Madison and Dane County. It is an excellent instructional video debuting former Madison alder Lauren Cnare as a “hazing specialist.” The video was narrated by University of Wisconsin professor and extension wildlife specialist David Drake. Drake is also the principal investigator for the U.W. Urban Canid Project, which has been radio-monitoring and tagging coyotes and foxes on Madison’s west and south sides. Drake said coyotes and foxes are both very adaptable creatures, and as the city expands into the country, they have found an ample supply of rabbits, mice and voles easily accessible. Coyotes and foxes travel between city green spaces and parks, mostly at night, with occasional day sightings. Drake’s project monitors the coyote population from the U.W. campus west and south to the Beltline, and within those boundaries, he estimates the population to be 21 — though they can be found in all other areas of the city as well. Drake said the most common risk factor with coyote/human interactions is the fact that the coyotes are becoming too comfortable with humans. It is our job to make them uncomfortable. Here are some of his suggestions for hazing: Stand tall, with arms outstretched to make yourself look large and aggressive. Yell at the animal to go away while clapping your hands.
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Chelsea Clinton (center, in black shirt and gray cardigan) joined the alumnae of Emerge Wisconsin at the Goodman Community Center before the Wisconsin presidential primary. Emerge Wisconsin is a training organization for Democratic women. It seeks to elect more Democratic women up and down the ballot.
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Chef Aaron Mooney and co-owner Laura Jones stand inside their light-filled restaurant located on East Washington Avenue.
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Julep opens in old Lussier Teen Center on East Wash By J. Yu, Eastside News
Julep is a new Southern food restaurant that opened in the Goodman Community Center’s former Lussier Teen Center at 827-829 E. Washington Ave. and occupies that space along with Barolo Wine Bar and A-OK Coffee House. All share the same executive chef, Aaron Mooney, as well as the same umbrella company, Robinia LLC. On a recent afternoon, I paid a visit to talk to Mooney and co-owner Laura Jones. The space retains original historic details of the building, which include wall-to-ceiling paned doors that look out onto a shared courtyard. Mooney hails from the South by way of Mississippi and South Carolina and views his job as cooking great food, as well as acting as an ambassador of southern food. He explained that Southern cuisine is not monolithic, but rather a mosaic of varied heritage, staple ingredients, and dishes that differ from one state to the next. For example, South Carolina cuisine is very seafood-based, given its proxim-
ity to the coast. Julep’s menu embodies Mooney’s efforts to stay authentic, with many supplies such as red corn grits and Carolina gold rice procured from regionspecific vendors. Jones is one of Julep’s co-owners who previously co-owned Blue Marlin, Restaurant Magnus and Tempest. Bright and energetic, she talked to me while prepping Julep’s dining room to open for dinner. Like Mooney, Jones is originally from the South and shared her memories about enjoying bounties from the garden like fresh tomatoes and cantaloupes. Her favorites on the menu include the Charleston shrimp and grits, and the cornbread. There are seven partners in Robinia LLC, so it was a shared creative and financial effort that brought this venture into existence. Once summer arrives in Madison, the restaurant will roll up the big glass doors to welcome the season and open up the sunny courtyard for al fresco dining. l
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If you practice art of any kind: visual, musical, literary or some combination — you’ll want to know about the offerings at the Arts+Literature Laboratory. This new non-profit at 2021 Winnebago St. is designed to connect writers and artists with each other and with an audience, according to Rita Mae Reese, co-director of literary arts programOpening reception of “Our Relationship with ming. Power” by Madison artist Jenie Gao. Since opening in Novemmicro presses, along with university ber (with a grand opening in presses, Reese said. “That’s where some January) the organization has received of the most innovative writing is being “tremendous support from the commudone. And it’s places that young writers nity,” said Jolynne Roorda, co-founder of ALL. They are the city’s first writing should know about.” In March, ALL hosted readings by center open to the general public and the state’s current poet laureate, Oscar offer a space for readings, concerts and Mireles, as well as the well-established exhibits outside of local bars and coffee local reading series, Monsters of Poetry. shops. “I feel like it does fill a gap that The organization wants to nurture less some people weren’t even aware existexperienced artists as well and, in pared,” Reese said. By including all art mediums in their ticular, welcome youth into the space. Reese who grew up “a poor kid in mission, ALL makes space for artists who identify with multiple art forms and West Virginia” reflects, “I never would have gone into a gallery space. I would allows for collaboration, Roorda said. “It’s not just we’re all sharing the space; have assumed that’s not a space for me.” Roorda wants everyone to feel welcome, we’re interacting with each other and and said one of the organization’s longwith the work in it.” term goals is to provide scholarships for Reese pointed out that in past art movements, such as the Harlem Renais- workshops so they can be accessible to a wider spectrum of the community. sance, artists and writers frequently Part of making people feel welcome joined forces. “The ideas cross-pollinated to make the artists and writers much, is showing the work of a diverse array of artists. “I think if you don’t see people much stronger, much deeper,” she said. like you represented, you don’t feel comDuring their first exhibit — photos fortable,” Roorda said. of incarcerated youth in Dane County Roorda helped found the original by local artist Amber Stowards — ALL Arts+Writing Laboratory when she lived hosted a coordinating poetry reading in New Haven, Conn. After she moved and panel discussion. One thing that surprised the organiz- to Madison and saw there was a need, she collaborated with others in the loers was the level of enthusiasm for the cal arts and literature scene to start one new space among musicians. “Musihere. cians said there was a huge need for There are many ways to get involved places to play,” Roorda said. ALL has a with ALL. Yearly memberships are full line up of performances scheduled available for $60. Upcoming lectures, in its concert series. Along with performances and exhib- workshops, readings, concerts and exhibitions are posted on their Facebook its, the Lab offers workshops for artists page, or people can sign up to receive a to improve their craft, as well as opportunities to work and connect, such as monthly newsletter. “write-ins.” Those interested in sharing their work or It also houses Madison’s first smallvolunteering to help plan and promote propress lending library, which holds nearly gramming should send an email to hello@ 200 titles published by small, even artlitlab.org. l
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Students unwrap their creations in a beginner Shibori dyeing workshop with instructor Cara Moseley at One-One Thousand.
Taking arts and crafts to a higher level By Alesia Mayfield, Eastside News
Betsy Swenson (left) and Elaine Glowacki are the co-founders of PinkSpace, a coworking office on the east side. There are still openings for new members.
An inspiring alternative to working alone
PinkSpace provides space for independent workers By Kristin Groth, Eastside News
Have an idea you want another perspective on? Exploring a new technology? Coworking gives you colleagues with varied expertise and different perspectives so you’re less likely to stay stuck or stymied. Coworking is a new concept for many people. For freelancers, consultants or people launching a new business, it can be isolating working at home or out of a local coffee shop — coworking brings those people together to create synergies between professionals as they each focus on their own work. PinkSpace is a new coworking space on Madison’s east side. Still in its startup phase, PinkSpace is housed in the Hops Museum on East Washington Avenue and is open a couple days a week when the museum is closed. All coworking spaces offer some of the amenities of a traditional workplace. In addition to Wi-Fi and parking, PinkSpace has “hot desks” or shared work stations; private, quiet work spaces; spaces for meetings; and areas for collaborative work. According to Betsy Swenson and Elaine Glowacki, co-founders of PinkSpace, “We describe our space as rather Bohemian. We have some nice amenities to share, but the very best thing we
offer are other motivated human beings to hang out with.” Swenson finds that coworking helps her manage her own consulting work efficiently. “Every week I look at my projects and identify the work I think would benefit most from collaboration,” Swenson said. And I’ve learned there is some work I plow through when I’m surrounded by other focused professionals. I do that work at PinkSpace.” If you want to grow your network, sharpen your focus, increase your productivity, cultivate your creativity — explore this or one of many coworking spaces in Madison. PinkSpace is open to people of any gender. While the name PinkSpace and a sign that says “feminists encouraged” might imply it’s a space for women only, Swenson and Glowacki are simply bent on ensuring the space is supportive of women. PinkSpace memberships are available on a monthly basis. If you’d like to learn more, see pinkspace. ninja, or contact Betsy Swenson at betsy@ pinkspace.ninja or 608-290-0765. Elaine Glowacki can be reached at email@example.com or 608-772-2895. l
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Artisans and craftspeople who want to take their hobby to a higher level or turn their passion into either a part-time or full-time vocation now have a new resource at their disposal. One-One Thousand is, according to its website, “a place for handcrafted artists, makers, designers and hobbyists to hone their skills, sell their goods and learn how to build a business.” The name is a playful nod to something building, a counting down to something. Sarah Artz, the founder of One-One Thousand, is excited about her new endeavor and equally excited about introducing and bringing the Maker Movement to Madison and connecting Madison with movements in the Midwest. The Maker Movement is a culture that encourages and empowers creative people to be the “makers,” that is, to take their skills and talents to the next level where possibly a business or a product will be developed. It is a national movement with communities in Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis; Nashville, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; and Brooklyn, N.Y. The movement has been referred to as the next industrial revolution where artists, craftspeople, technicians and designers can network, work together, attend workshops to improve their skills and even create a business. A successful population of artists and craftspeople allows communities to grow their workforce and create vibrant neighborhoods. And now the movement has come to Madison. Artz wants to create a system within One-One Thousand where resources are provided to help artists and craftspeople build their businesses. Many artists and craftspeople want to take their hobby or passion and turn it into a business, whether going full-time or having something to supplement an existing income. Bringing the Maker Movement to Madison is important to Artz because artists and craftspeople need a place to
go and connect to like-minded people. Transferring a skill like wood working, pottery, jewelry making, or leather making from a hobby into a profession requires knowing what your options are. “There are really talented, skilled people doing amazing things: furniture makers, textiles, knife makers, metalsmith,” Artz said. These artisans are creating items that can furnish a home and give consumers another avenue to buy locally. Artz has compared the Maker Movement to the local food and beer movements where people want to know where their goods are coming from. A crucial part for Artz is finding investment money outside of Information Technology. Artz is a member of the DOYENNE Group, a local women’s entrepreneur group, and is working with other non-profits to get needed funding. Artz used her 11-year experience in marketing to start One-One Thousand in 2015. The business was incorporated last fall and the first event was held in October. She had wanted to be part of the maker community after she started doing upholstery five years ago and took classes at Madison College. In addition to helping creative people start and market their business, another mission of OneOne Thousand it to connect artisans and craftspeople with existing organizations and people, here in Madison, within the state and nationally. Wonder Studios, the home base for One-One Thousand, has monthly workshops. Upcoming classes will feature bookbinding, fashion illustration, wood spoon carving, beginner tapestry, natural dyeing and leather working. The workshops are for people to learn a hobby; for the craftspeople, the workshops provide an opportunity for them to showcase their skills. There is also the periodic Handcrafted Happy Hour, where craftspeople of all skill levels meet at a bar to talk shop and make new connections. One-One Thousand is a one-woman show, with Artz doing everything from doing one-on-one networking, finding instructors for the workshops and finding collaborators to expand the community. She helped local jewelry maker Cire Cross with marketing her business on social media. Future plans include a summer market where people can sell their goods.
Creative workshop instructor Melissa Jenkins teaches students how to finish off their weavings in a beginner tapestry class.
For more information about One-One Thousand or to sign up for a workshop, go to oneonethousand.net. l
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A child’s eye view of the historic east side By Sarah White, East Side History Club
At our March meeting, Ann Waidelich and I shared stories and photos we’ve uncovered in the process of collecting material for the second edition of “An East Side Album.” Tom Moore sent us this reminiscence of Circle Park: “In the early 1940s, Elmside’s Circle Park had no name — it was just a wide place in the middle of the boulevard. It was a big round lawn with an intermittent low hedge and trees along the edge. Us neighborhood boys liked to use the open space for pick-up softball and touch-football games. But we had problem. “If things got boisterous, a neighbor, an old widow woman, would call the police! She contended that the circle was
Neighborhood kids shooting marbles.
History Club meetings will return in the fall Mark your calendars Sept. 19 Oct. 15 Nov. 12 Meetings are at Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St.
a park, not a playground. Then when a police car came, it would pause in front of her house, we kids would run, and the police would drive off, all to be repeated again and again. Until one day, the parks department showed up and planted a large evergreen tree in the middle of the circle — right on our pitcher’s mound. We moved our games to Olbrich Park. Some time later, the parks department showed up again and cut down the tree and installed a sandbox and park benches. Apparently the old widow woman had either died or moved away!” Around the corner, and a few years earlier (1938) on Center Avenue, a little boy named Perkins posed for Orwin Jacobsen’s camera in his Halloween cos-
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Perkins, a neighbor boy, trick or treats in the 2700 block of Center Avenue, circa 1938. tume, judging from the fallen leaves in the snapshot. Zig-zag a few blocks and fast-forward to 1948. Another little boy, 5-year-old Mike Ely, posed for another parent’s camera with his prize-winning fish beside his house at 2737 Lakeland Ave. He had just caught the biggest northern pike
ever caught in Lake Monona. It is memories like these that too seldom make it into a city’s official history, but they help us recall why we have always loved the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood. This fall we expect to celebrate the publication of a revised, expanded edition of our neighborhood history, “An East Side Album.” First published to commemorate the opening of the Goodman Community Center in the old Kupfer Ironworks factory, the revised edition will include additional photos and memories like these. There are also updates to material included in the first edition. The East Side History Club, a project of GCC, meets for three months each spring and fall to collect and share memories of Madison’s east side. If you would like to receive meeting notices by email or postal mail, contact Anitra Hovelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-204-8016. The East Side History Club blog at eastsidehistory.wordpress.com shares local history “finds” as they come to light. To submit your memories and pictures to publish on the blog, send an email to email@example.com. l PHOTO: ANN WAIDELICH
This is how Circle Park looks today, with Tom Moore’s house at 422 Elmside Blvd., just visible on the right.
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A Roadmap to Equity: A two-generation approach to reducing racial disparities in Dane County Published in February, on racetoequity.net. Race to Equity is a project of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
Roadmap, but to invite other community voices to revise, add, subtract, enlarge, refine and improve it. The Roadmap has grown out of an effort to weave together the best of existRace to Equity is an initiative aimed at ing local proposals, plans and initiatives, addressing the profound and persistent racial disparities that exist between Dane along with relevant national models, into an inclusive, comprehensive and practiCounty whites and nonwhites in the areas of employment, income, wealth, edu- cal action agenda capable of significantcation, criminal justice, health and child ly narrowing Dane County’s extreme racial disparities. It is a reflection of welfare. more than a year of on-going commuIn October 2013, Race to Equity nity consultations and extensive expert released its initial “Baseline Report” advice on the statistics, problems and which revealed two key realities about analysis laid out in the Race to Equity white/African-American disparities on over 40 well-being measures. First, Dane Baseline Report. The Roadmap is offered as a frameCounty was found to be home to some of work for the conversations we need to the widest black/white disparities of any have, including concrete suggestions for place in America. specific actions that need to be taken by Second, African-Americans in Dane all sectors of our community. We see it County not only lag far behind whites, as a dynamic document that will be rebut also generally fare less well and enfined and strengthened by the feedback dure more negative life outcomes than and suggestions we receive from interblacks elsewhere in the nation. ested stakeholders in the months ahead. Since its release, the Race to Equity More specifically, our outline calls Report has been widely cited as a key for serious, coordinated, and measurable catalyst for a remarkable resurgence actions around the following three overof commitment, planning and action around achieving greater racial justice in arching and interrelated goals, each of which is critical to any real narrowing of the county. racial disparities and increased opporOur preliminary roadmap for driving real tunity for all populations of color by the change in Dane County year 2020: Outlined below is Race to Equity’s 1) We must significantly increase the proposed “Roadmap” for equity — a employment, income and wealth of Dane comprehensive, results-based plan that County’s low-income families of color. identifies the actions, services, policies, 2) We must expand and improve supsystem reforms and investments that we ports for low-income working families believe our community must undertake of color to better enable them to balance if we are to meaningfully address Dane the twin challenges of parenting and County’s urgent racial inequity crisis. success on the job. The purpose of this general plan is 3) We must expand and improve supnot to dictate a solution, but to proports for children and youth of color to vide an initial scaffolding for building assure that a far larger percentage of and sustaining a stronger, more comthem meet early childhood developmenplete community consensus around a tal milestones, enter kindergarten ready two-generation action strategy that can to learn, and succeed throughout their simultaneously address: (1) the limited school careers. economic opportunities experienced Actions and progress measures by many parents of color, as well as (2) In the paragraphs that follow, we take the insufficient investment and support given to the healthy development, educa- a closer look at each of the three key tional achievement and fair treatment of Roadmap goals outlined above. We try to identify some of the specific investtheir children. ments and actions we believe are absoThe Roadmap to Equity is not an inlutely essential to making real progress dependent or original creation of R2E, on each goal. We also offer our recomnor is it a final blueprint; it is a prelimimendations for specific benchmarks to nary proposal designed to help inspire measure progress in each of the goal countywide commitments to effective areas. action. Our purpose is not to “sell” our The portion below is excerpted and condensed from the Roadmap to Equity publication and should be read in the context of the whole report.
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To increase the employment, income and wealth of Dane County’s low-income families of color by 2020: 1) Public, private and nonprofit employers should, individually or as groups, publicly commit to recruiting and hiring substantial numbers of additional workers from low-income households of color, and to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of their overall workforces. 2) Public sector, nonprofit and private sector employers should critically review their policies and practices relating to recruitment, definition of job qualifications, credential and educational requirements, interview and reference procedures, and treatment of prior justice system involvement in order to the reduce exclusionary consequences of many current HR practices for a disproportionate number of low-income job seekers of color. 3) Formal employment training and placement providers (public, private and nonprofit) should commit to identifying, engaging, training and placing significantly more low-income parents of color into jobs and do so in partnership with major employers. 4) City and county agencies along with employers, training organizations and youth-serving providers should significantly increase the opportunities for youth of color to participate in work preparation activities, work experience, career counseling and summer jobs. 5) Community organizations, churches, neighborhood associations, family service providers, neighborhood centers and advocacy organizations should actively help identify, encourage, support, refer and mentor an increased number of unemployed parents of color who are in need of job training or who are entering the workforce. 6) Dane County government should explore the overall economic benefits of increasing the minimum wage to a family supporting level as soon as practical; and county, city, employers and nonprofit service agencies should assure that all low-income working parents of color
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benefit from the earned income and child care tax credits for which they are eligible. 7) Public and nonprofit family-serving housing, employment and economic development agencies, adult education programs, as well as local financial institutions and financial education providers, should significantly increase the fraction of low-income families of color who are “banked,” have access to budgeting and financial coaching, achieve home ownership, and are supported in their entrepreneurial pursuits. 8) City, county and the private sector planning agencies should take into account the county’s changing demographics in the crafting of future economic development plans for the region.
Progress measures If the above action objectives are adopted and fulfilled by key actors, we (i.e., all sectors of the community) should aspire to and be held accountable for reaching the following targets by 2020: 1) Reduction in Dane County’s African-American unemployment rate from the 2010-2012 estimate of 21.4 percent to 12 percent or lower by 2020. 2) Reduction in Dane County’s African-American poverty rate from 40.8 percent to no more than 28 percent by 2020. 3) Reduction in the Dane County’s African-American child poverty rate from 57.3 percent to no more than 39 percent by 2020. 4) Increase in the median household income of Dane County’s African-Americans from $27,495 to at least $37,500 by 2020. 5) Increase black home ownership from 2015 levels of 17 percent to at least 24 percent by 2020. 6) Increase black-owned businesses from 2015 levels by at least 33 percent by 2020.
The role of a roadmap The Roadmap sketched out above is not a final blueprint; it is a preliminary proposal designed to help build and sustain a countywide commitment to meaningful action over the next five years. Although doubtlessly incomplete, we think our suggested Roadmap has some of the key features that must be built into any effective effort to reduce racial disparities. l
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Make Music Madison comes to GCC The Goodman Community Center provides an intimate outdoor space for performers, Tuesday, June 21 during the city-wide Make Music Madison annual music event. The performance space this year is under the GCC pergola, near the Capital City Trail. GCC will host performances from 1:30-9 p.m. Performers scheduled to play are: 1:30 p.m.: Marilyn Duguid starts GCC’s music day with Great Highland bagpipes 4:15 p.m: Live Soundz. GCC’s teen jazz band with GCC staff Bagpiper Marilyn Duguid
Madison Community Foundation presents Madison Gives Michael Norton, Harvard Business School professor and co-author of “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending,” will headline Madison Gives, Madison Community FoundaMichael Norton tion’s annual event, Thursday, May 12, at Monona Terrace. The two-part Madison Gives program will feature Norton in a live interview with Wisconsin Public Radio’s “To the
5:15 p.m.: Paul Abramson’s impromptu Kansas City, Chicago and New Orleans-style jazz/ blues piano playing 6 p.m.: Bret Hagemeyer plays acoustic folk guitar 6:30 p.m. Cactus Joe on acoustic guitar 8 p.m.: Margo Tiedt performs her original songs (and a few obscure covers) with acoustic guitar accompani- ment. Her songs range from May 13 soft folk to foot-stompin’ Americana. Goodman still has performance times available. Log on to makemusicmadison. org to schedule your performance at one of the hundreds of venues in Madison (but hurry, registration closes May 6). For more information about performing at Goodman, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. l
Best of Our Knowledge” host Anne Strainchamps, followed by a reception, dinner and keynote speech by Norton. Attendees may select one or both events. During the interactive afternoon conversation, Norton and Strainchamps will explore the science of spending, and the social, health and financial benefits of investing in others. For more information visit madisoncommunityfoundation.org/MadisonGives or email Brennan Nardi at email@example.com. Registration ends May 5. l
Come to the Multicultural Senior Health Fair The North/Eastside Senior Coalition will host its 10th annual Multicultural Senior Health Fair, Friday, May 13, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Warner Park Community and Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive. The Health Fair will offer 17 free health screenings and 30 informational booths. Some of the screenings will in-
clude: memory, blood pressure, hearing and spinal. A healthy lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by bingo. Please call, 243-5252, 24 hours in advance to reserve your meal. Limited transportation is available. Spanish speaking interpreters will be on-site. l
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Take a six-week watercolor class at Goodman A six-week Monday watercolor session will begin May 9 and run through June 20 (no class Memorial Day). It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All classes are at the Goodman Community Center. Beginners and advanced watercolorists are welcome. The session will include basic techniques, as well as solving problems of style, content and com-
position. The session will offer a couple offsite classes. Students are welcome to pursue their own areas of interest and particular issues. The cost is $125 for the six-week session. For more information or to register, contact Nancy Macgregor at 608-824-0038 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. l
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The 17th annual Pi Mile will take place at Warner Park, Saturday, May 21. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m. Join the East High math community for a nice walk or run and get a T-shirt — plus a piece of pie. Proceeds pay for maintenance of the calculator rental program — replacement batteries, as well as calculators.
East math students will be bringing home more information about registration soon. Please note: the math department accepts donations of used calculators anytime. Advisors are now accepting donated prizes for the end-of-race drawing. Contact Bridget St. Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-1603 x41540. l
Align your body with Hatha Yoga Come practice Hatha Yoga on Sunday evenings from 4-5 p.m. with instructor Christine Kopis at the Goodman Community Center. This class focuses on alignment, opening and mindfulness. The poses include gentle backbends,
standing and sitting spinal twists, lower back asanas and sun salutations. The hour ends with guided relaxation in savasana. Please bring your mat. The per-class fee is $4. Check Goodman’s activity calendar for cancellations. l
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Spruce up your garden with Olbrich’s plant sale Get plants and expert advice from area professionals at Olbrich’s Plant Sale with the Pros. The event will be at Olbrich Botanical Gardens Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Landscape design advice from local experts at the Design Station will be available Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Find out how to refresh a lackluster garden area, or get ideas to solve a gardening problem. Experts will also help pick out the right plant combination for a stunning sun or shade container and plant it for you at the Pro Potting Bench, available all hours of the sale. Get personal advice on choosing the right plants for your garden from local garden experts, knowledgeable Olbrich volunteers and Olbrich’s own horticulture staff.
Expert gardeners help visitors select plants.
Early-bird shopping is Friday from 9-11 a.m. for the best selection and early access to the plant experts. Be an early bird shopper for a donation of $20 per person ($30 per couple), which directly supports the Gardens. If you’re in the market for some newto-you gardening information, stop by the used book sale at the Schumacher Library, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. l
The VSA Choir of Madison will sing the national anthem and sign it using American sign language when the Madison Mallards baseball team plays the Battle Creek Bombers Friday, June 17, at 7:05 p.m. at the Duck Pond. The choir rehearses throughout the year and gives a variety of public performances.
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Spring is here — and that means it’s time to quench your thirst for gardening at the city of Madison compost bin and rain barrel truckload sale, Saturday, May 7 at the Alliant Energy Center. Discounted compost bins will be sold for only $69.99 and 50-gallon mosquito resistant RainReserve rain barrels, with a diverter, are on sale for just $119.99. Individuals who pre-order rain barrels and compost bins before by April 18 will receive an additional $10 off.
By harvesting rainwater for indoor and outdoor plants and putting clippings and leaves into a backyard composters, you don’t just make plants healthier; you’re also reducing run-off and the phosphorus that feeds our lakes’ algae problems. For more information or to pre-order rain barrels and compost bins, visit cityofmadison.com/streets. l
Celebrate El Día de los Niños at GCC The Latino Children and Families Council is honored to once again host the annual El Día de los Niños (The Day of the Children) celebration. This event will take place Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodman Community Center. El Día de los Niños, now in its 13th year, has become a Dane County Latino Community tradition that brings smiles, happiness and hope to more than 1,000 Latino children and families. This year,
we will focus on information and resources that assist with parenting skills and maintaining healthy families. Children will display their cultural heritage in the Parade of Nations and showcase their talents on our stage. As always, it will be a day filled with celebration and learning, a day of community building. If you have questions, please contact Fabiola Hamdan, LCFC Chair, at 2462967 or Hamdan@countyofdane.com. l
It’s time for the Marquette-Atwood Art Walk The annual self-guided art walk through the Marquette and Atwood neighborhoods is Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neighborhood artists will open their homes and studios for this one-day
event to share their artistic talents and creative spaces with neighbors, friends and art lovers. For more information please visit the Facebook page at MarquetteArtWalk. l
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Changes coming to Marling Lumber property By Marsha Rummel, District 6 Alder
By David Ahrens, District 15 Alder
For the third time in as many years, the mayor has proposed a big project downtown called Judge Doyle Square. For the first time, one of the two proposals has David Ahrens not requested city support either through a loan or grant. The other proposal has requested a loan of over $20 million and a grant of two plots of land that have an assessed value of about $12 million. The big ticket item (up to $30 million) is a new Government East Parking Ramp with a big difference in cost if the ramp is built above or below ground. Building parking below ground costs about twice as much per space as above ground. Also, above ground parking — if it is built on a flat plane — can be converted to other uses if there is reduced use of automobiles in the future. The ramp
would be paid by revenues and loans of the city of Madison Parking Utility. The two proposals have similar elements. Both include a hotel with 250-280 rooms. Beitler’s hotel plan is smaller, more affordable (but still quite high-end) and pays for its own parking. Vermillon’s hotel plan is very high priced and requires the city to fund much of its parking structure. Beitler proposes building about 200 “market rate” (expensive) rental apartments, a high-end supermarket and other retail. Vermillon proposes condo apartments and/or offices. These projects each have substantially different design concepts which you can see for yourself at cityofmadison.com. I favor the project that costs the citizens of the city as little as possible. The difference between the two is well over $30 million. I see no reason to pay one developer a huge sum when the other will do the same work for nothing. l
In March, the Madison Common Council approved demolition of the Marling Lumber building, 1801 E. Washington Ave., and rezoning of the site from industrial limited to traditional employ-
ment. Also approved was a conditional use for construction of a mixed-use building with residential dwelling units and retail space. The East Washington Avenue Capitol Gateway Corridor plan was amended from primarily employment to community mixed-use. The Campbell Capital Group proposes building 228 market rate residential dwelling units and 20,000 square feet of commercial space on East Washington Avenue. For more details about this project, go to cityofmadison.com.
New concerns over Madison Kipp A recent explosion of molten aluminum that spewed from the smokestacks
and a stream of pink water released into Starkweather Creek, raised many questions among neighbors. This may have involved the groundwater extraction treatment system that had recently been installed. Since 2011, the Department of Natural Resources has required Madison Kipp Corp. to install sentinel wells on the site and surrounding area. Kipp is also required to conduct testing to identify the depth and the boundary of the underground plume of PCEs (from the spill) and the potential impact of the plume on the city’s Well 8. Kipp was ordered to install soil vapor extraction devices in the homes of adjacent neighbors and remove PCB contaminated soil from the site and along the bike path. Rep. Chris Taylor and I co-sponsored a community meeting April 26 at the Goodman Community Center to get updates on remediation, groundwater protection efforts and information about the recent incidents. For updates on this meeting, please visit cityofmadison.com/ council/district6/blog. l
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Learn from the water crisis of Flint, Michigan
By Chris Taylor, State Representative, 78th Assembly District
The state’s natural resources are under attack By Fred Risser, State Senator, 26th District
Wisconsin is gifted with fantastic natural resources — rivers, lakes and forests, and a state park system to be proud of. Conservation and environmental issues are a Fred Risser deep concern to many Wisconsinites, regardless of political affiliation. However, control of our environment and water resources is being taken away from the people and sold out to big business and corporate interests. In the last five years, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration and legislative Republicans — those in control of state government during this period — have eliminated all general purpose revenue support for our wonderful state parks, mandated the sale of 10,000 acres of state public lands and have drastically cut funding for the popular and important Conservation Stewardship Program. Funding for scientific research positions at the Department of Natural Re-
sources has also been eliminated. Our protection of shore lands and wetlands has been reduced, and our state’s environmental infrastructure has been allowed to deteriorate. Most recently, those in power have tried — unsuccessfully, so far — to sell our public waters to private profiteers — in effect, those in power are trying to privatize, for a few, the public facilities enjoyed by the many. These actions do not represent Wisconsin values and traditions. Wisconsin’s water and other natural resources belong to the people. Proper budgeting to build and sustain our infrastructure is a fundamental job of our government. Wisconsin should be upgrading its deteriorating infrastructure and promoting its gifted natural resources and outdoor activities. This would spur economic activity, create jobs, and again make Wisconsin a prized destination, not only for its citizens, but for visitors looking for a healthy, enjoyable place to visit. l
Dane County Veterans Service Office worth saving By Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive
digital media presence to reach out to more veterans. Vets can sign up for “Vet’s Ride with Pride” which, under my leadership, Dane County has doubled in funding. This program ensures that veterans can make it to doctors appointments, employment meetings and other commitments. More than 4,200 veterans have received help, including 70 veterans who were able to stay in their homes through eviction prevention. Gas and grocery cards have also been provided to 26 additional veterans. Our Dane County Veterans Service Office works hard to reach out to our community to make sure veterans have help getting through the red tape and receive the benefits they deserve. We must do all we can to make sure this legislation threatening our local Dane County Veterans Service Office does not pass the Republican state legislature. At a time when our nation remains in conflict overseas, let’s make sure Wisconsin’s brave men and women have the services they need when they return home. l
The consequences of lead poisoning for young children can be deadly and lead to a lifetime of cognitive and other ailments. That’s why I introduced a bill to make sure that when children have lead contamination, their drinking water and paint in their households get tested in state mitigation efforts. According to a recent poll from the League of Conservation Voters, the public overwhelmingly supports government action to keep water safe and clean. Of the people surveyed, 84 percent said that water pollution is an important priority. But the desires of actual people seems more and more irrelevant to state policymaking. It is telling that several of the bills pending in the Wisconsin legislature further erode water protections by allowing dredging, pollution and private development. Special interest groups are calling the shots — the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. These groups have spent millions to maintain a Republican chokehold on all branches of our government. And that is the same story of Flint. Once democratic government is gone, like clean water, it can be hard to reverse the devastation that follows. The ramifications for people are catastrophic. l
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Recently, Republicans in the state legislature proposed to cut our county’s veterans services. This move is unconscionable. Our veterans deserve more than to Joe Parisi have services cut. Our Dane County Veterans Service Office helps veterans and their families obtain local, state and federal benefits. The service office locates benefits they are entitled to and assists them with the application process. The service office is committed to advocating for veterans and providing quality services and programs for them and their families. There is regular outreach to the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Stoughton Area Senior Center, The Colonial Club in Sun Prairie, Madison College and Oregon Area Senior Center. In 2015, the service office co-hosted the “Connecting Aging Veterans to their Benefits” event, performed numerous benefit briefings and staffed tables at a variety of local veteran-related events in Dane County. There is also a social and
Our nation is watching in horror as the Flint water disaster unfolds. This was a completely avoidable public health crisis that threatens an entire city’s health and Chris Taylor welfare. A Republican-controlled executive and legislative branch authorized unaccountable emergency managers to swoop in, take over municipalities and engage in “cost cutting” measures like switching Flint’s drinking water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River and failing to treat the water for corrosive elements (at an approximate cost of $100 per day). This failure resulted in the poisoning of a whole town. Republican power grabs in Wisconsin have also centered on eroding local control of our most precious natural resource — water. Specifically, they are looking at ways to make it easier for private interests to take water, use it and pollute it while destroying a community’s ability to do anything about it. The Republicans have bills that allow developers to build on lakebeds and remove local governments’ ability to limit polluting industries, while opening the door for private companies to purchase public utilities.
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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 former ReStore. For further program details or to register, call 608-224-7100 or visit madisonpubliHawthorne Branch Library is located at 2707 E. Washington Ave. in the Madison East clibrary.org. Library hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 Shopping Center at the intersection of East Johnson Street and East Washington Ava.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. enue. For program details or to register, contact staff at 608-246-4548 or visit madisonpubliclibrary.org. Library hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Adult book group Storytelling with poems Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, May 3-17, 6:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m. “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m. “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel
Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, a craft, donuts and juice.
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Kids Code Madison Thursdays, June 16-30, 6-8 p.m. Drop in for this weekly coding club. Program interactive stories, games and animations using “Scratch” and “Code Studio.”
One-on-one computer assistance Tuesdays through June, noon to 3 p.m. Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.
Madison Travel Circle: Exploring southern China by bicycle Wednesday, May 25, 6 p.m. Kurt Wenger will discuss his group cycling tour through Guangxi Province including unique food markets, high speed rail and boating on the Li River.
Make a pull toy Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. Create a wheeled base using upcycled materials, glue and duct tape.
Zoo to You Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Get nose-to-nose with furry and feathered residents of Henry Vilas Zoo.
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. Make a simple shaker, try out some dancing ribbons and enjoy drumming with Elmore Lawson.
Toddlers in Motion Tuesdays, May 3-24, 10:15 a.m. Enjoy music, dance, ribbons, shakers, interactive free play, an obstacle course and more.
Preschool storytime Thursdays, June 16-30, 10:30 a.m. A blend of stories, fingerplays and songs to develop print and vocabulary skills.
Harry Potter workshop Thursday, June 30, 2 p.m. Defense against the Dark Arts. Craft a book of spells, pretend to be Mad-Eye Moody, take a stroll to Ollivanders and make a magic wand.
Read to a dog Saturday, June 4, 1:30 p.m. Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. l Do you support the Goodman Community Center? Thank you! Thank you!
Learn how to use poetry as a tool to uncover and refine a story during this three-part workshop. All writing levels welcome. This is a three-part series. Please only sign up if you can attend all sessions. Registration is open now.
Friday, May 6, 6 p.m. “The Revenant” (R) Thursday, June 9, 5-8:30 p.m. Members only presale Friday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Public book sale Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public bag sale
Music together Wednesdays, May 4 through June 8 at 11 a.m.
Upcycled book flowers Thursday, May 5, 6 p.m. Transform old book pages into decorative flowers. Supplies provided. Registration is open now.
What Happens After You’re Published? Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. Hear and share perspectives on what to expect once your book becomes a reality. There will be a panel discussion followed by Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.
Third Thursdays, 4 p.m. Play against other children with varied levels of experience. For children in grades K-12. Free play in the children’s area. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Humanitarian knitting First and third Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. All experience levels welcome. Learn to knit or improve skills for charity. Yarn is provided.
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First Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Join other LEGO fans and build, build, build. Children under 7 must have an adult helper.
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Saturday, June 25, 1 p.m. Fashion flowers from scraps of fabric and ribbon to decorate hats, jewelry, neckpieces, hair ornaments or display in bouquets or garlands. Fabric and ribbon available. Bring sharp scissors if possible. Registration opens June 11.
Drop off clean, working, non-gas powered tool donations. To learn more about the Atwood Tool Library, visit sustainableatwood.org. l
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Lowell centennial weekend slated for May 20-22 By Jason Waller, Lowell Centennial Campaign team member
Lowell Elementary School and its community of teachers, alumni, parents and students are continuing their yearlong 100th birthday celebration with a packed weekend of fun events May 20-22. There will be a ticketed cocktail party at the Goodman Community Center Friday, May 20. The Lowell community will celebrate the school’s historic birthday with music, cake, ice cream and special events Saturday, May 21, at the annual spring carnival. And, Sunday, May 22, Lowell will host a breakfast panel discussion about the school’s past, present and future. In this centennial year, the Lowell Community Organization’s goal is to raise $400,000 to fund major improvements to the school’s campus. The plan is to use the funds to redevelop the playground, construct outdoor classroom space to inspire connections with nature, and to create a welcoming, safe and accessible environment for our neighborhood school. So far, the Lowell Centennial Campaign has raised more than $25,000 through school fundraisers and a $10,000 grant from the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association — the most they have ever given to any organization. More money will come through business partnerships, fundraising events and grant applications. PHOTO: JENEENE OLSON-MCCONLEY
Lowell students eagerly await the celebration of the school’s 100th birthday. As the LCO has been raising awareness of the centennial through the Lowell Centennial Campaign, they have reached out to hundreds of alumni and former teachers. In February, the LCO presented the campus master plan at the Goodman Community Center. “It was an amazing event,” said Kim Neuschel, who is leading the LCO’s campus redesign effort. “Half of those who attended went to Lowell, and the range of attendance as Lowell students was from 1935 to 1988.” The LCO is still trying to identify as many former students, parents and teachers as possible to invite to the Lowell Centennial weekend. If you or anyone you know was involved with Lowell at any time in the past, please send an email with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. l
Senior Deang Deang, a 6-foot-4 guard from Madison East High, piled up the post season basketball honors. He was named Big Eight Conference Player of the Year, a Division 1 first-team selection on the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State team, a second-teamer on the Associated Press AllState team and the Wisconsin State Journal/ WisconsinPrepZone.com All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season. This fall Deang intends to attend Highland Community College in Illinois, with the hope of transferring to an NCAA Division I school.
Troop 34 keeps community service projects local By Francine Hartman, Boy Scout Troop 34
Service to our community is important to Boy Scout Troop 34. We contributed 227 items of food and personal necessities through the Glacier’s Edge Council “Scouting for Food” effort in March. Keeping it local, our donations went to the Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry. We also assist with The Road Home project on a regular basis by helping families move in and out of temporary quarters at Trinity Lutheran Church. Planning is underway for our annual canoeing and camping trip to the Black River in late May. We’ll also be staffing the kids’ games at the Yahara Riverfront Fest in June. The older boys in the troop are preparing for a week-long High Adventure trip in August. They plan to backpack along the Superior Hiking Trail. If you know a young man who wants to learn practical skills, have fun and get outdoors, please join us. We go on outings every month (camping in all weath-
Troop 34 collected donations of more than 225 food items for Goodman’s Fritz Food Pantry in April. er, skiing, canoeing). Please visit our weekly Tuesday meetings, 6:45-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. We welcome all boys, ages 11-17, and families. Our troop is formally registered as an Inclusive Unit in Scouts for Equality. For more information, visit Scoutlander. com (password: troop34) or contact Scoutmaster John Nicholson at troop34sm@ yahoo.com. l
May l June 2016
Planning underway for 2016-17 school year By John Burkholder, Lowell Elementary School principal
Our school-based leadership team is in the beginning phases of determining goals for Lowell’s 2016-17 school year for our annual School Improvement Plan. Our school John Burkholder goals will be driven by some larger items, but we are also working to infuse grade-level team-driven initiatives into our plan. We are implementing a new math curriculum, Bridges in Mathematics, which is replacing our current materials. We will also continue to grow and develop structures that include flexible groupings across grade levels to meet the creativity and uniqueness of each student. On a smaller scale, we are working on a SIP plan that is driven by team goals that come from places of strength.
We are committed to forming positive and supporting relationships with our entire community. However, fundraising is necessary to create a more useful and engaging campus, not only for the benefit of our school, but also our east side community. When I look at each of our teachers and staff members here at Lowell, I see a great many strengths; when I look at grade level teams and the work they do, I see even more strengths. Instead of the tradition of building a SIP plan around teacher and staff member deficits in hopes of improving student achievement, we are working toward building a SIP plan that focuses on our strengths. It seems to make more sense to build from places of strength as we refocus and renew our efforts for the future. To learn more about our school, make a contribution in support of our campus redesign work or take a tour, please contact us at 608-204-6600. l
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Madison East High wrestler Mike Dunlap (right) fights off Liam Arnold from Milwaukee King in a 285-pound match at the Individual State Wrestling Tournament, Feb. 25. Dunlap finished the tourney, held at the Kohl Center, with a 1-2 record.
Cheerleading Fee is $75.00 per child. Player’s fees are $215.00 for Full Contact Football, ($240.00 out of district) and $50 for Flag Football. (This includes use of all equipment needed except for shoes). Payment plans are available. A limited number of Scholarships are available for those in real need. If you will be asking for ﬁnancial aid (Scholarship), you will need to provide proof of your household income (copy of tax return). New participants will need to provide a copy of your birth certiﬁcate. Players not registered prior to, or on one of the dates listed here, will be charged an additional $15 fee for late signup.
ANNUAL SPRING FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION Grades 4–8 Full Contact Football • Grades 3–8 Cheerleading Grades 1–3 Flag Football • Grades K–2 Mini-Cheer Warner Park Football is about teaching your child the fundamentals of football while learning valuable skills such as: team work, discipline and leadership. If you and your child would like to be a part of our organization please join us at our Annual Spring Football/Cheerleading Registration on one of the dates listed below.
Registration Dates: Tues, May 3, 2016 .....................6–8 p.m. Tues, May 10, 2016 ...................6–8 p.m. Tues, May 17, 2016 ...................6–8 p.m. Location: Warner Park Community Recreation Center 1625 Northport Drive Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar or send your registration in today! Team sizes are limited and formed on a ﬁrst-come basis. Girls/Boys who are interested in becoming cheerleaders, please come to one of the above sign-up dates to register or get more information. For more information and to REGISTER ON-LINE Visit our website: sports.bluesombrero.com/wpyf The on-line registration accepts credit and debit cards. If you have any questions please call: Jon Schwichtenberg at 358-9517 or contact us at email@example.com. *** This is not a school-sponsored activity. The MMSD does not approve, support, supervise or endorse this program activity. ***
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May l June 2016 May 6
New exhibition opens at VSA Wisconsin Gallery A new art exhibition is on view at the VSA Wisconsin gallery, 1709 Aberg Ave. “Visual Expressions” includes nearly 230 works of art and will be on display through May 7. The show is comprised of work in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media. This juried presentation features work by artists with disabilities ages 5 and older from across the state, including several from the Madison area. Among the works are 10 award winners that will be added to VSA Wisconsin’s traveling exhibition in June. Viewing hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment. The gallery also will be open Friday, May 6, 5-9 p.m. during Madison’s spring Gallery Night. A meet-the-artists open house/reception for the general public is scheduled Saturday, May 7, 2-4 p.m. After last year’s show one family member wrote, “I loved all the paintings and sculptures. The colors made everything pop! I love what VSA is doing, it made my sister smile every day when she heard she was an award winner! Thank you, you’ve made her believe she was amazing.” VSA Wisconsin uses the arts to expand the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for adults and children with disabilities. By using the arts to enhance education, advance socialization
Artist Nolan Council with his untitled award winning work. and promote inclusion, programs such as the “Visual Expressions” exhibition give artists with disabilities an opportunity to receive recognition for their accomplishments, enhancing feelings of self-worth and promoting a sense of belonging to the broader community. Do you need artwork for your living room, office, conference room? Many of the works on exhibit are for sale. For more information, visit vsawis.org or call 608-241-2131. l
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As part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s citywide spring Gallery Night, the Goodman Community Center will host a variety of artists from 5-9 p.m. As of press time, participating artists include: • Loralee Brumund, fabric aprons • Margo Tiedt, tote bags and machine- sewn quilts • Dianne Smith, wax paintings • Joyce Brown, ceramics • Phyllis Saunders • Hannah R. S. Wong, handmade sterling jewelry • Julie Snyder, handmade jewelry • Lily Stern, clay charms and water colors • Lori Mertens-Pelletteri, handcrafted hiking sticks and canes • Candi Rabe, handmade cards and bracelets Goodman’s Gallery Night will also feature a group of artists from the 14 South Artist collective: Mary Cuff, Laurie Mosher, Jillian Cori Lippert, Ralph Stromquist, Shirley Duerst, Rob Igl, Eleanor White, Chris Knowles, Susan Lutter, Thomas Kuchenbecker, Bill Buchanan, Kathy Warczak, Diane Dohm and Laurie Benzine. A group of students from the Madison
3-D mixed media by Jillian Cori Lippert. College Center for Printing Arts will also be showcasing their art. There will be complimentary snacks, a cash bar and live acoustic music, openmic style. A silent auction, with items donated by the evening’s participating artists, will take place in the lobby of the Center from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds of the silent auction will benefit programs of GCC. For more information or other Gallery Night locations, visit mmoca.org/gallerynight. l
Make Music Madison showcases local talent By Paul Soglin, city of Madison mayor
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Make Music Madison on June 21 is the city’s first mid-week event, so join me in planning your day accordingly. Coffee shops, restaurants, and businesses all over Madison will be looking for musicians to fill their locations with song. Coffee with a choral group; breakfast serenaded by a banjo — the possibilities are endless. Commuting by bike into work that day? Be on the lookout for musicians along bike paths throughout the city and allow for extra time to stop, listen, sing along and tap your foot if you are so inclined. We initiated the festival in 2013, joining over 700 communities around the world in kicking off the summer solstice.
This event turns the city into a stage, allowing hundreds of performances throughout the city and providing music for thousands of active listeners. Past stages include Bear Mound Park, Northside Farmers’ Market, Michael’s Frozen Custard, Hatch Art House, Few Street Block Party, The Rigby Pub & Grill, Segoe Park, The Traveling Pontoon Stage, Bob and Nancy’s Balcony, ZuZu Café, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society and Fire Station No. 3. Make Music Madison is performed by anyone and enjoyed by everyone and is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels and musical persuasions. For more information, visit makemusicmadison.org. l
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3-dimensional acrylic painting by Laurel Fletcher
‘Transformation’ Chinese brush painting by Chinese Fine Art Association members About Chinese Fine Art Association
Through thousands of years of development, ink painting derived its unique character from Oriental art. It does not mimic or imitate nature, but is a process of observation, meditation and expression. The artist cultivates and contemMisty Mountain Dreams by Claire Kotenbeutel, Chinese pigments on cicada paper, 19" x 27".
Giclee print (original is Chinese pigments on jinho paper), 20" x 22" by artist Vina Yang. plates with vitality and passion until the object and subject become inseparable. It is the art of using strokes of a brush or lines to capture an object or scenery. This technique was developed since 4000 B.C. Three painting styles are known in China throughout the dynasties. The elaborate style began in the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907). It uses fine lines, carefully drawn elements and multiple layers of color to create subtly shaded detailed paintings on rice paper and cicada paper with Chinese pigments. The spontaneous style uses a free flowing application of pigment or ink on paper to attain the feel of the subject rather than showing lifelike details. The landscape style of the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279) combines elements of both above styles to show misty mountains, rocky cliff, pines, lakes and waterfalls. “There are some paintings you can contemplate, some you can walk through, and some make you want to stay forever,” explained an elderly Chinese artist. We hope you will find that our paintings invite you to stay and enjoy forever. For more information about CFAA in Madison, visit cfaamadison.org or call Yvonne Lee, CFAA president, at 608-2717528. l
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The Chinese Fine Art Association is an independent, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1999 in Madison. It is an organization open to the general public. The primary focus is to promote and raise awareness of various Oriental arts, particularly the traditional form. The goal is to bring the Eastern and Western art styles together, to create unique images of subjects and to introduce famous ancient techniques. The objectives of the CFAA are to organize workshops for members and the general public who are interested in exploring various forms of Chinese art. Two more goals are for artists to exhibit their works in the local community and to provide a networking forum for sharing ideas and techniques. Currently, CFAA has 20 members who reside in the greater Madison area. In the past few years, exhibitions were held and well received at local galleries such as the Museum of Wisconsin Art, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, UW Health at The American Center, Memorial Union, Edgewood College, University of Wisconsin Arboretum and displayed in former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton’s office. Some members also competed and received awards at the International Federation of Asian Culture and Art competition.
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Bio and Artist Statement I was born in Montana, but grew up mostly near LaCrosse, moving to Madison for college. The dot paintings were something I had already been making since I was a kid, though. That’s when I first started gluing together pieces of corrugated cardboard and covering them in glossy tempera paint. In the beginning I added texture to the painted shapes by using a paintbrush as a stamp, and eventually these blobs of paint from the brush evolved into the dot Wedge, acrylic paint on wood and foam, 16" x 16". patterns that became my favorite best viewed at a distance. motif. I enjoy the exuberance of the finished I used dots in each new medium I paintings, but I also enjoy the slow, melearned as I grew up — polymer clay, thodical process of making them. I plan embroidery, icon-painting, ceramics. patterns so that they contrast with those I still love trying out different colors, around them in color, value and shape. shapes, scales; watching the markings unfold. Over the past year I have started When a pattern does not end up working to move away from small-scale patterns well with those around it, I paint over it that are best seen up close, to larger ones and start again, sometimes several times over several months. Sometimes I pull an old painting that I finished years earlier out of storage and continue to add to it. For this reason I only varnish them before they are needed for an exhibition, since they can’t be easily reworked after this has been done. In this way the exhibition is the final step in production, the seal that locks in a design that would otherwise continue to evolve. l Dagger Teeth, acrylic paint on wood and foam, 10" x 10".
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