22 Northside News December 2008 / January 2009
NEWS & VIEWS FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS
food items not only ensures that your
From food is fresh but you know that your From I enter the State Assembly at a time of
tremendous promise, but also of incred-
JON product didn’t need to travel across KELDA ible difficulty. With new leadership and
land and sea burning fuel to reach your
dinner table. The Dane County HELEN a diverse, energetic caucus, I am confi-
dent that we will be able to tackle some
Farmers Market offers winter loca- ROYS of the most pressing public policy con-
tions that can make the trip from the cerns facing our state. Yet we are also
STATE SENATOR farm to your table a lot shorter. The STATE REPRESENTATIVE ELECT confronted with a $5.4 billion deficit, a
winter Dane County Farmers Market troubled economy and the need for
This Year Consider Local and is at Monona Terrace every Saturday, On Jan. 5, thanks to your support, I
reform in many areas: campaign
Practical Gifts Nov. 15 through Dec. 20; Jan. 3 will be sworn in as your new
finance, health care, education, energy,
Wisconsin neighborhoods are loaded through Apr. 11 it moves to the Representative to the State Assembly. I
taxation and state spending.
with opportunities for shoppers that Madison Senior Center. am so honored that the voters have
I promise to do my best to represent
want to spend their hard earned money Having a hard time deciding what to placed their trust in me. I take the
you well, with thoughtful leadership,
close to home. This year consider buy for that person that has everything responsibility of serving the public
integrity and passion. My door will
locally produced items as holiday and stay within your budget? How very seriously, and I ask for your part-
always be open, and I hope you will
gifts. Whether purchasing locally about a gift certificate to their hair- nership in helping me become the best
continue to share your ideas and con-
made food products, artistic items, or dresser or barber, gas station, or local representative I can be.
cerns with me. Thank you again for
other items for the home, buying local- grocery store? This year as families Thanks to the people of the 81st
giving me the opportunity to be your
ly is a way to purchase in your own struggle to make their holidays a time District for granting me this privilege,
neighborhood for the benefit of your of joy while living within their family and also to Representative Dave
Please join me for an informal recep-
neighborhood. budget, thinking creatively and locally Travis, who has served our community
tion in my new office in the State
Local retailers need our support this can help. I wish you all a season filled as a thoughtful, progressive voice for
Capitol, Room 7 North, immediately
year and if they don’t carry the item with hope, joy, and lots of time with three decades. I’m grateful for his gen-
following my swearing in (approxi-
you want they are often willing to family. If my office or I can ever be of erosity and guidance. In addition, I
mately 3 pm), on Jan. 5.
order it for you. Saving your time and service, please call. thank my five hard-working oppo-
gas money can mean a saving in your nents, who challenged me and made Before Jan. 5, Rep. Elect Roys can
own family budget and the knowledge State Sen. Erpenbach can be me a stronger, sharper candidate. be reached at 513-7697 or
that you have built the greater commu- reached at 266-6670, 1-888-549- Many of you may have supported one email@example.com
nity. 0027 or senator.erpenbach@ of these good gentlemen, and I hope After Jan. 5, Rep. Roys can be
Locally grown produce and other legis.state.wi.us that I can earn your trust and support reached at 255-5340 or
in the coming years. firstname.lastname@example.org
☺ Annual Chili Supper Thank you!
Boy Scout Troop 29’s 64th Annual Chili Supper is Fri., Feb. 6 from 4-
7 pm at Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North St. Dining-in is The Northside community thanks
all-you-can-eat and includes bread, carrots and celery sticks. No time
Representative Dave Travis for his
to stay and eat? Take advantage of our carryout options and take
some chili home. Many chili varieties to choose from! many years of service to the Northside
Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 11 & under and the 81st Assembly District.
and $6 for a one quart take-out container.
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December 2008 / January 2009 Northside News 23
From Meet a Dog fr om WAGS Sat., Jan. From Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10:30
31, 11 am. A dog from the Wisconsin am and Tuesdays and Thursdays from
KATIE Academy for Graduate Service Dogs DENNIS 6-7 pm).
SCHARF (WAGS) will visit the library. The
dog’s trainer will talk about the train-
MCQUADE Pantries on the Northside which
require direct referrals from the pantry
246-4547 ing program, and the dog will demon- 241-4849 are United Refugee Services, which is
strate skills. open on the first and third Fridays of
LAKEVIEW BRANCH LIBRARIAN Dinner and a Mo vie for Teens COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORKER the month from 12-3:30 pm. Call 256-
Tues., Feb. 3, 5-7 pm. Catch a flick at 6400 to sign up ahead of time. In addi-
Library Hours the library and enjoy some pizza. All Happy Holidays! tion, you can phone the East Madison
Mon - Fri: 10 am-8 pm for FREE! And, you get to vote on This is a reminder that the Northeast Community Center at 249-0861 to reg-
Sat: 9 am-5 pm what we are going to show. Call 246- Joining Forces For Families offices are ister for their pantry from 12-3 pm
Closed Dec. 24, 25 & 31 4547 or check with us a month before located in the Vera Court every fourth Tuesday of the month.
Jan. 1 & 19 each movie to find out how to vote. Neighborhood Center at 614 Vera Ct. Also, The River Food Pantry has a
“Be My Valentine” Cookie and and 7 Straubel Ct., #502 in the Truax walk-in pantry open from 6-7 pm on
Adult Daytime Book Gr oup First Craft Fun Thurs., Feb. 12, 3:30 Apartments. The Vera Court office is Fridays and St. Paul Lutheran Church
Thursday of the month at noon, Jan. 8, pm.Yum, yum, yum. Decorate cookies staffed by JFF worker Dennis has a walk-in pantry every Wednesday
Feb. 5 & 18. Have fun discussing and make crafts for your favorite valen- McQuade from 3 - 4:30 pm Mon. - from 9-11 am.
books (and eating cookies) with other tine. For kids kindergartn through fifth Fri., while the Truax office is staffed For directions and more specific infor-
neighborhood readers. Copies of the grade. Register online or by calling from 8:30 - 10:30 am Mon. thorough Fri. mation and about these and all pantries
current month’s title are always avail- 246-4547 beginning Jan. 29. Marilyn Feil, a Housing Case Manager in Dane County, please call 211.
able at Lakeview. Storytime News! Starting in from the Community Action Coalition Also, if you need help with your util-
Scrabble for Adults Every January, we will begin a new and very also has office hours at Vera Court every ity bill and your gross income is below
Wednesday at 10 am. We didn’t forget special Family Storytime on the sec- Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 am. $1,300 a month for one person, $1,760
adults like to play games too! ond Saturday of every month. Weekly Please also note that one of the best for two people or $2,200 for three peo-
How to F eed and Attract Wild Storytimes are moving to Mondays sources for specific information on ple, you are probably eligible for utili-
Birds in Winter Sat., Dec. 13, 2 pm. starting in February. Preschool social services and resources, includ- ty financial assistance. Call Energy
Enjoy a window into the secret lives of Storytime will now be at 10:30 am on ing the location and times of food Services at 267-8601 to set up an
birds by furnishing healthy winter bird Mondays. Storytime for the Very pantries and meal programs is United appointment or find out more informa-
feeding stations. Jan Ross from Wild Young (formerly Book Baby and Way’s Information line. The number is tion, including eligibility income cut-
Birds Unlimited outlines ideas for Toddler Time), will be at 11:30 am on 211 (or 246-4357 from a cell phone). offs for larger families.
shelter/habitat, creative food options Mondays. No registration necessary Specific food pantries that require a Finally, be sure and contact the JFF
and seed blends to attract different for any storytimes. referral through 211 that are located on offices if your utilities are shut-off, to
species. Her handouts are worth more Sweets and Stories on Second the Northside of Madison include locate a place to have a free Christmas
than the price of admission - free! Saturdays Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Lakeview Lutheran Church, (Open meal or for any other information you
Lakeview Chess Club meets the and Apr. 11, 10 am. Now, the whole Mondays from 9-10 am and 6:30-7:30 need.
second and fourth Mondays of the family can enjoy Storytime! Bring the pm) and Bashford United Methodist
month at 6 pm. Beginners and players family for fun with stories, movies, Church Pantry (Open Mondays,
of any age are welcome.
donuts, coffee, juice and more.
Lakeview Game Club Every first Preschool Storytime Mondays,
Monday of the month Jan. 5-May 4, Feb. 2–Apr. 6, 0:30 am. Stories, songs,
2:30-4:30 pm. Kids from eight to 18 fingerplays and more for children ages
learn to play a variety of fun, exciting three to five. Younger siblings wel-
board games. Beginner and advanced come.
gamers welcome! For more informa- Storytime for the Very Young
tion, call 246-4547. Mondays, Feb. 2–Mar. 23, 11:30 am.
Video Game Party Mon., Dec. 22, Stories, songs and rhymes for children
Wed., Jan. 14, and Wed., Feb. 11, 3:30 ages birth through-35 months. One
-5 pm. DDR, Wii, and pizza. School adult per child is recommended.
your friends on how to compete in the
Annual rummage sale offers free children’s clothing
Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church will hold its annual rummage
sale on January 23 and 24, 2009. This year’s sale includes a new twist. All
children’s clothing will be free. It is the church’s way of helping families on
the Northside make ends meet this winter. Needed are donations of gen-
tly used children’s clothing for the rummage sale. Donations can be
dropped off at the church after Christmas at the church at 3705 N. Sherman
Ave. Please call the church office at 244-0868 for more information.
Help more people connect to Dane County r esources
United Way 2-1-1 is expanding ONLINE! United Way 2-1-
1 connects people to family support groups, grief counseling,
childcare services, caregiving resources, financial literacy
training, rent assistance programs and much more.
To see this new on-line resource and search our expanded database, go to:
Remember that you can still call United Way 2-1-1. Dial 2-1-1 or 246-(HELP)
from a cell phone if you prefer to talk directly with a trained resource specialist.
Northside scholarship soon accepting applications
Margaret’s Fund: A Northside Scholarship will begin accepting applications
for its inaugural scholarship in 2009. This year’s $500 scholarship will be award-
ed to one recent high school graduate enrolled in post-secondary education for
the 2009-2010 year. Applicants must a permanent Northside address and have
attended MMSD schools. Full requirements and applications will be available in
January. Check the February/March 2009 Northside News or call Alyssa
Kenney at 244-0767 for more information.
Drs. Brent McNabb, Ross Royster,
Dan Soderholm, Justin Rodriguez
2205 North Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
24 Northside News December 2008 / January 2009
HEALTH TIPS Start with a basic quality multiple
vitamin/mineral (two tablets a day). NUTRITION TIPS foods on the run. Carry fruit,
low fat cheese, whole grain
From Your Avoid the popular, inexpensive brands: By Deborah crackers, or a few nuts to curb
if they cannot be broken down and your appetite and prevent
Neighborhood absorbed by your body, they are
Chiropractor RD, CD &
worthless. Offer healthy, tasty
Invest in quality. Even the best
Ann Martin, choices at y our holiday
By Dr. Ross Royster, RD, CD, CDE
D.C. multi-vitamin will not have everything table. If you are the host,
you need, but it is a good start. offer some healthy choices
Recommended Vitamins You will need to add extra calci- Seven Strategies f or Holiday such as veggies and low-fat dip, hum-
Even if you are eating an exception- um and magnesium (about 1,000 Eating mus and pita wedges, shrimp cocktail,
ally healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegeta- mg/day of each). Holiday eating opportunities can fresh fruit, whole grain crackers with a
bles, nuts, pasture-raised or lean meats You will also need to add fish oil lead you down the path of temptation selection of low fat cheeses, carved
and fish, you still need to supplement (one to three grams/day). Fish oil is and overindulgence. Try these preven- roast turkey or poached salmon, roast-
your diet with additional vitamins and fish oil: you won’t benefit by paying tive steps to provide holiday damage ed potatoes, and stir fried vegetables.
minerals. Because of modern lifestyle more here. control for your healthy lifestyle. Many of your guests will be delighted
stressors and depleted farmland, a ter- You will also need extra vitamin Don’t starve yourself. It’s okay to have these tasty alternatives as they
rific diet alone is not likely to give you D (about 4,000 IU/day). Researchers to eat light meals during the day to are trying to eat healthier too!
all the nutrients that you require to be are saying that the old recommenda- save up some calories for the main Stay active. Taking a walk, danc-
truly healthy. The question is: Which tion of 1000 mg/day of vitamin D is meal or for a holiday party. Before ing to holiday music, using the stairs
supplements do you really need? not enough. leaving the house, have a snack to curb and parking your car far away from the
The variety of nutritional supple- Add probiotics (acidophilus and your appetite. mall entry are easy ways to be active
ments is mind-boggling, and it seems bifidis) to boost digestion and immuni- Make wise choices. Before load- during this hustle-bustle time of the year.
that there is something new every ty (one capsule/day). ing up your plate, browse all the selec- De-stress your holidays. Be real-
other day. To complicate the selection The above suggestions are not substi- tions and decide what foods you’d like istic about what you can do during the
process even further, there is no regu- tutes for a healthy diet; they are to to enjoy. Serve yourself small spoonfuls holidays. Start early by planning what
lation in the production of supple- enhance good eating habits. If you are on of the items that look most appealing to needs to be done by what day. Scale
ments. So, you have to be careful that blood-thinning medications, these rec- you rather than big helpings you’ll feel back your plans and enjoy things
you are actually getting what’s on the ommendations do not apply to you (see obligated to finish. Eat what you want more. Everyone in the family will
label, and that what you are getting is your M.D. for advice). Next time I will most first when you are still hungry and appreciate less stress.
most useful to your body. give you my recommendations for addi- the food will taste best to you. When Eat as well as you can as often as
Here are my general recommenda- tional supplements for specific health you want more food, delay your deci- you can.
tions for the average adult: concerns. Start with the basics, now. sion for five minutes by engaging in
conversation. Then decide if you have
room to comfortably eat more.
Savor your food and drink. Pay
attention to what you are tasting and
THE NORTHSIDE NEWS: smelling. Notice the textures and col-
Your Community Newspaper ors of the food selections.
Be prepared. If you are shopping
or traveling, pack a few healthy snacks
to decrease the chances of eating fast
who to call to take the
chill out of the bill
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From iting, answering phones, stuffing
envelopes, selling sloppy joes, shred-
CHERYL ding paper, calling bingo, watering
BATTERMAN MPA plants…Any measure of our success is
due largely to our volunteers. For over 33 years, the North/Eastside Home Chore Program: Volunteers
email@example.com Senior Coalition (NESCO) has been are needed to help with spring cleaning
…Several community foundations
enhancing the quality of life for all for seniors. This is a flexible volunteer
NESCO Executive Director for endorsing our efforts with gener-
senior adults by providing programs, opportunity that can fit into your busy
ous grants throughout the year (Alliant
End of Year Thanks Energy, Attic Angels, Dane County advocacy, and resources that assist them schedule and is very rewarding. Call
The last of the leaves have finally Cultural Affairs Commission, Evjue to remain independent, active, and Breena (243-5252) for more informa-
fallen, trick-or-treaters have scurried Foundation, Gordon Flesch Foundation, influential in the community. All pro- tion.
about in the dark, and our bellies are Heritage Credit Union, Madison grams and services are offered at Low-Vision Support Gr oup: The
still stretched out from the big feast. Community Foundation, and Madison Warner Park Community Recreation third Thurs. of each month, 10:15 am.
It’s now time to turn our energies to Rotary Foundation). Center/WPCRC (1625 Northport Dr.) Nutrition Education (FREE): Tues.
the last holidays of the year—while …Bashford United Methodist unless otherwise noted. Note: NESCO Dec. 23 and Wed. Jan. 21, 10:30 am.
keeping our sanity. As the end of one Church for hosting one of our senior will be closed Dec. 24-25 & Jan. 19 for Nutritious Lunches: Mon.-Fri.,
year approaches and another begins, dining sites for over 30 years! We look the holidays. Programs include: 11:30am; door-to-door bus service is
it’s the perfect time to me to take a few forward to offering a dining site at Bingo: First Tues. each month & all available (50¢ each way. Free on Tues.
minutes to reflect on what our agency Goodman Community Center next Fridays, 10:30 am; 5¢ per game with and Fri.). Guests 60 years of age and
has to be thankful for—in no particu- year. cash prizes. older are invited to enjoy their meal on
lar order. We are thankful for… …Highly successful programs we Cards & Puzzles (FREE): Mon.- an anonymous donation basis. Anyone
…The community donors who hosted through the year—Summer Thur., 10:30 am; Euchre, Mon. & Tues. under 60 is asked to pay the full cost of
honor our agency through their gener- Concert Series, Senior Health Fair, 10:30 am; Bridge, second and fourth the meal ($5.75). Reservations required
ous donations throughout the year. Senior Energy Fair, Caregiver Wed. each month, 12:30 pm, call ahead by 11:30 am the day prior. Meal site
They humble us while energizing our Workshop Series, Come Together to assure correct numbers (no Bridge closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 19.
collective efforts to ensure our mission Party, AppleFest, Thanks-for-Giving Dec. 24). Senior Exercise (FREE): Wednes-
is successfully achieved. Social, and the intergenerational Caregiver Support Gr oup: First days at 10:30 am.
…United Way of Dane County for Senior Prom (with Black Hawk Tues. each month, 10 am WPCRC, First Mark your calendars for these spe-
their continued financial support of Middle School’s Spirit Club). Thurs. each month, 7 pm, Bashford cial upcoming events:
our programs, specifically the caregiv- And lastly, thanks for the memories. United Methodist Church, 329 North St. Dec. 9 & 30, 10:30 am, Wii Games;
er workshop series. The City of We’ve said sad good-byes to several Case Management*: Provides sup- Dec. 9, 6 pm. Holiday Lights Tour
Madison and Dane County’s long- long-time participants and friends and port, resources, and community services (must pre-register*); Dec. 15, 10 am,
term funding is also appreciated. welcomed several births of healthy to enable seniors to safely remain living History of Madison Lakes; Dec. 16,
…The dynamic volunteers who babies. It puts life into perspective— in their own homes. 10:30 am, Holiday Carols with pianist
donate their precious time helping our enjoy your blessings and be thankful Cultural Diversity*: Hosts monthly Doris Cook; Dec. 17, 3:30 pm,
senior adults and agency in a multi- for all you hold dear. Happy New programs for African American and Intergenerational Musical Choir perfor-
tude of ways—setting tables, shovel- Year! See you in 2009! Latino seniors. mance at Lakeview Nursing Home; Jan.
ing snow, watching “Oprah” while vis- Foot Care Clinics*: NESCO and 14, 10:30 am, Intergenerational Musical
Home Health United co-sponsor six Choir performance; Jan. 15, 10:30 am,
foot clinics each month for individuals Martin Luther King Day observance.
THE NORTHSIDE NEWS: who can not do their own foot care and *For more information on NESCO
Your Community Newspaper do NOT have diabetes. The cost is $15,
and appointments are required.
programs, please call 243-5252 or
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Call today to take the first step towards a healthier smile!
Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm We are conveniently located on Madison's Northside
Sunday Closed near the Airport and MATC-Truax at the corner of
International Lane and Anderson Street
General, Cosmetic and Implant
Dentistry for Today's Family
26 Northside News December 2008 / January 2009
WARNER PARK COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER NEWS
the Board of Directors for NESCO; he
From and his wife help to send out the orga-
BRAD nization’s newsletter and they help
with the Apple Fest every year. He
WEISINGER calls Bingo once a month. He and his
wife also assist WPCRC staff with the
COMMUNITY SERVICES MANAGER Van Rooy especially appreciates the
social aspects of the center. Whenever
Holiday Greetings, Northsiders: he’s there, he can always find people to
Photo provided by Diane Dabbert
Staff of the Warner Park Community talk with. There are always folks
Recreation Center wish to thank you around, he says. He continues to be
for your patronage in 2008. We would involved in the work of planning and
also like to thank Mayor Dave directing the Center, as a member of
Cieslewicz, Northside Alders Satya the Advisory Committee and the Circle
Rhodes Conway and Michael of Friends.
Schumacher, the Center’s Advisory What he likes best about the Center
Committee, the Park Commission, the is that he always feels welcome there.
Park Superintendent and the WPCRC He says it’s the way he’s greeted by
Circle of Friends for their support of staff. He calls the WPCRC a very wel-
your community recreation center. We coming place.
hope to see you all again in 2009. Another member, Carol Burner, who Tricks and treats abound at WPCRC
Important upcoming dates: has been coming to the Center for five Scary monsters, adorable witches, fairy princesses, spidermen and many
WPCRC is closed Dec. 24-25 and years, says she uses the fitness center other famous characters attended the annual Halloween Party at the Warner
Jan. 1 and closes at 4 pm Dec. 31. and gym classes – Jazzercise, Pilates Park Community Recreation Center. Participants in the “Parent/Child
2009 Advisory Committee Meetings: and yoga. She appreciates the fact that Playtime” MSCR program enjoyed cake, ice cream and other treats as they
Jan. 22, Mar. 27, May 28, July 23, the Center offers a wide variety of played and paraded in their costumes. The event was organized by MSCR
Sept. 24 and Nov. 19. All meetings are activities; there’s something for every- instructor, Sandy Hoger, and has been a success at WPCRC for many
open to the public and begin at 7:15 one. She particularly enjoys the sea- years while helping to provide toddlers with a safe and fun-filled Halloween
pm at the Center. sonal decorations. Every season, she at WPCRC.
Happy 10 Year Anniversary in 2009! says, the staff goes all out to decorate, ~ submitted by Diane Dabbert
The WPCRC is 10 years old- time to and it’s always so festive in the building.
Winter wonderland wonders
reflect. We asked two of our members Carol thinks the WPCRC is a great
what the Center means to them. addition to the Northside – convenient
The WPCRC has been a major part and accessible. She says that everyone
would still be snuggled in bed.
of Paul Van Rooy’s life for more than is courteous and friendly. She thinks By Marlene Hardick Trees and bushes are covered with
10 years. He’s currently there four or that staff does an excellent job, the
Center is efficiently run and the Over the ground lies a mantle of snow and hoar frost as I leave the
five times a week. But well before the white. And over the trees. Over the
instructors are very good. In her opin- Northside. “Whore frost?” My friend
Center opened, he was heavily ground lies the first real snowfall of
ion, staff has provided a very pleasant almost falls out the car door laugh-
involved in planning the facility and the season. The snowplows have
environment in which to keep physi- ing. I explain, “Hoar frost. It is a real
fund-raising. It was long, hard work, been out for their first real trial.
cally fit. kind of frost. Google it.” What did
he recalls, but he enjoyed it. Now he Misty stretches out a tentative paw.
The Northside News will be high- we do before the Internet?
regularly uses the fitness center, and “Yes, I remember this. We had this
lighting the 10 year celebration in A little girl in bright pink snow
his wife participates in exercise classes. last year.” Misty loves snow,
future issues. boots skips down the sidewalk. A
In addition, his continued volunteer once she gets used to it.
Happy Holidays! See y ou at the man at the car lot clears car win-
work brings him to the Center. He is on Yesterday it was warm, and
Center! dows … 30 down, 30 to
my gutters were cleaned go. I won’t complain
Friends circle up to support Center by a Timebank member.
Whew! This was not pro-
again as I scrape one
car. A woman pulls a
Please consider renewing your COF
By Dorothy Borchardt membership or joining if you aren’t
crastination on my part. small cart across the street
Circle of Friends My giant silver maple to the grocery. For
currently a member. We always need tree, hanging over the her it will be long
This year has been another success- volunteers and participants. gutters, insists on winter. As I reach
ful year for the Circle Of Friends Membership in the COF is open to being the last tree to John Nolen Drive, the
(COF) of the Warner Park Community all residents that want to support the drop her leaves, about trees are bare. Probably
Recreation Center. We thank all of Center’s continuing growth and suc- mid-November. She a combination of lake effect
you that golfed with us, bought cook- cess. Board members are selected from retains a few to prove that she is real- and the gazillion cars that have
ies, supported our walk, Pounding the COF members that have volunteered to ly a tree. passed by this morning. By the time
Pavement for a Pool, and donated help and have the time to participate on The magic continues as I drive to I drive home, the magic will all have
your time and/or money. a working board. For more information work, away from my Northside melted. But it will repeat many times
The Mayor and City Council went please contact: Dorothy Borchardt at home. This is why we stay in the in the coming months. May we all
on record supporting Warner Park for firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve land of four seasons. The beauty of still recognize the magic and the
Madison’s second swimming pool. Nelson at email@example.com or Janet the first snowfall is incredible. If I beauty when it snows for the twenti-
One of the COF major projects is to Epps at M&I Bank at Janet.Epps were retired I would miss this, as I eth time—and the fortieth.
raise community awareness and money @micorp.com.
for the Warner Park Pool. The above The Madison Parks Foundation is a
activities help achieve our goal. 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are
We need your help and support. tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Please sign me up as member of the WPCRC Circle of Friends
Here is my membership:
CHEROKEE PARK, INC.
$30 Annual Circle of Friends Membership
$____ Additional Gifts Welcome Specializing in New and Previously Owned
Check here if you do NOT want to be acknowledged on the WPCRC
Circle of Friends website or in the Northside News.
Luxury Condominium Homes
Buy direct from the builder and SAVE!
Building Quality & Value Since 1974
Trades Always Considered
Phone: _____________________________________________________ Financing Available
Email: _____________________________________________________ 13 Cherokee Circle, Madison, WI 53704
Ideas for WPCRC: ____________________________________________ 249-6417
I would like to share my time and talents with Circle of Friends
Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Sat & Sun 10-3
Enclosed is a check payable to Madison Parks Foundation/COF For $ _________
December 2008 / January 2009 Northside News 27
SPORTS & RECREATION
Madison Stars shine bright
Second/third grade girls win first tournament
By Lynelle Harrison tournament on Nov. 8 in Beaver Dam.
The girls showed great fundamental
Photo by Tom Brokaw
The inaugural season of the Madison skills, teamwork and awesome com-
Stars Basketball Club has been a busy munication on the court to win all three
one! In September, our girls teams games and take first place in the tour-
were formed and practices started. The nament! Coaches and parents were
coaches and the girls have been work- amazed at how the girls worked
ing hard, getting to know each other together effectively to get the result
and learning teamwork, respect and they wanted. What a great start to their
responsibility. We have about 60 girls season. The UW Badgers women’s basketball team (top row above) taught a
playing for the Stars and 10 volunteer The girls definitely get a great work- skills clinic for the Madison Stars basketball players . The clinic was
coaches teaching the girls basic bas- out by practicing at least once a week, held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center on Oct. 1.
ketball fundamentals. playing in games on the weekends, and
The season has been challenging for attending skills clinics. We have had doing, visit our website at www.madis-
the fourth through seventh grade Stars the UW Badgers and the Edgewood onstarsbasketball.com or contact
teams. Although majority of the play- College Eagles women’s basketball Lynelle Harrison at 692-0218 or
ers are new to the game, they are play- teams run skills clinics for our young firstname.lastname@example.org.
ing in a higher level of competition in Stars. It was such a great experience Please help our rising Stars and make a
the Tri County League, which is run by for our young Stars to work with col- monetary, tax-deductible donation today.
Madison Area Technical College. The lege student athletes. The women bas-
girls are stepping up to the challenge ketball players are such great role
and really giving it their all in the models for our Stars.
games they are playing. What’s great is The Madison Stars will be offering
that they play the entire game, win or FREE basketball clinics to girls in
lose, and are having fun while playing! kindergarten through seventh grades
They don’t quit! The parents are defi- who reside in the Madison East school
nitely enjoying watching their daugh- attendance area. This is a great way to
ters play, although some of the games see if your daughter would like to play
have been nail-biters! basketball. All players, beginners to
Our kindergarten/first and advanced, are welcome to attend. The
second/third grade girls YMCA league skills clinics will begin after Jan. 1.
teams have started practicing at the We will be forming spring/summer
East YMCA. Soon, they will start their basketball teams to start playing in
league games. The girls have been also March, so the skills clinics are a great
working hard on their basketball skills. way to start playing basketball. For
Our second/third grade girls tourna- more information and to see lots of
ment team finally played in their first pictures of what our club has been
Ask Tim about
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• Give your friends and family Dane Buy Local
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Come in today and let Tim personally help you
choose unique holiday gifts for your friends and
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The Northside TownCenter Almanac
What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood
Rocky’s /Taco City reminds us to think gift certificates (available in
What Makes WONDERFUL!
Serenity Salon & Day Spa has some great “holiday aroma”
denominations of $5) for your babysitter, mail carrier, your child’s teacher or
that Secret Santa. And for those impromptu family gatherings there’s the
“Sweet Meal Deal”—a large pizza, 4 medium sodas, 2 orders of Italian
candles from Aveda (each burns for 50 hours) as well as a special breadsticks and a 14 oz bag of M &Ms—only $21.99.
on gift certificates—buy a gift certificate for $25 and get a $5 State Farm
certificate back for yourself. Don’t forget there are also special Insurance reminds
makeovers available for those holiday gatherings. With the you that it offers a
additional stress that goes along with this time of year, make time to complete selection of
take special care of yourself? Long-Term Care,
Pierce’s Northside Individual Medical
Market launched two Coverage and Student
exciting programs for the Select Health Care
season: 1) An art project that Insurance as well as
involves young students of Medicare Supplements.
Mendota School and The new year is a good
Lakeview time to get your affairs
Elementary in order.
School to make Benvenuto’s Italian Grill is looking forward to
a huge sign for festive gatherings of families and company employees.
the store entry Enjoy large gatherings by letting Benvenuto’s do all
with the title, the hosting and cooking work. Whether that’s
“The Future preparing scrumptious Italian or American dishes, you
Helping Hands can’t beat this Northside favorite. And between
of the Northside Community” and, 2) bags of food that parties check out the lunch specials, like Greek pizza.
customers can purchase and donate to help feed the For every $50 gift certificate you buy, you get a $9
hungry at the River Food Pantry (Pierce’s will donate an lunch certificate for yourself (or someone else).
additional bag for every ten). Store vendors are buying
bags or donating free product. Eddie says he hopes they AnchorBank Stop
can send over about 500 of these by Christmas time. by and ask Karen about
Now that’s the Northside spirit that makes this area reducing your income
wonderful! taxes through investing,
developing a realistic
Altered States plan for retirement or
Alterations. The starting a college savings
bad news may be the plan for your
economy, but the grandchildren. She has
good news is you been with Anchor Bank
have a closet full of for more than 30 years
clothes that can be and has specialized in
updated at a very investment services
reasonable price. Let since 1994.
Darlene have a look
and she can suggest SOME QUICK TAKES: Family Dollar boasts hundreds of
easy, inexpensive gifts for $5 or less including Barbies, Hot Wheels and Topple
ways to stay fashionable (and comfortable) this holiday season. (a fun game for the whole family). Sherman Plaza Hairstyling
thanks its regular customers for making this a great year, and
True Value The new store is a runaway success. Come by and reminds the rest of us it’s time for that annual haircut. Subway
pick up a free “Small Projects, Big Results” Calendar for 2009. It Subs is featuring a University of Wisconsin Superfan Giveaway.
is a handy reminder for those seasonal repairs: from the kitchen Enter to win 4 tickets to a Badger game, tailgate party passes, a
tune-up of February to March screen repairs and summer exterior trip to a Badger’s away game or the big grand prize: a trip to the
painting. Check out the best Benjamin Moore rites
k these favo post-season bowl game. Walgreen’s has a complete selection of
paint selection and painting supplies
w Libr ary staff pic ing pleasure: outdoor lights and holiday figures, plus cards, candy and those
in town. And why not consider Lakevie day vacation read special stocking stuffers that bring joy to the world.
switching to compact florescent for your ho T
he True Cri reatest
bulbs and rechargeable batteries to izard King: G
save both time in money in 2009? Kiki: The L assions of the World's hristy
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Spirits Unlimited is featuring Reptile Smu oran
by Nancy H
reasonable-priced ($6-$12) wine and
Jill: Lo ving Frank lizabeth Ha
champagne gift boxes and baskets. Nights on Air by E
Hurray, this is Tom & Jerry season. Katie: Late by Markus
Stop by for your frozen T&J batter Lynn: The mma by Mic
(good for 12 to 15 drinks) and a bottle n ivore's Dile
of brandy. It takes seconds to make the Mary: Om
most popular warm drink of this cold Pollan eorge
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season. Cheers! Molly : Wonderfu Eric Clapton and M
by Pattie B Meyer
k ing Dawn b
Let’s be thankful. One benefit of difficult times is that they make us appreciate the
“wonder” we do have. And please remember these other businesses and services that are
TownCenter conveniently located here for you: Suey Wong’s Acupuncture, Associated Podiatrists, Road
Ranger, Madison’s Hair Transplant Clinc, Hamann Charcuterie, White River Sportswear and
The Trafalgar Apartments. Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Retail N Residential N Professional
The World Within An Easy Walk!