Annual Chili Supper by yangxichun


									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,
                                                                                                                                state representative.
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        
nity.                                         0027 or senator.erpenbach@             of these good gentlemen, and I hope            After Jan. 5, Rep. Roys can be
  Locally grown produce and other                         that I can earn your trust and support            reached at 255-5340 or
                                                                                     in the coming years.                     

          ☺             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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                                                            COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 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.

                                                                                                      Happy Holidays!
                                           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
electronic world!
 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
                                                              COMMUNITY RESOURCES

         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
                                                                                                          Roussos, MS,
                                                                                                                                               excess hunger.
                     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

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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                                                               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
               Tuesday 7:30am-7:00pm
                                                                                                 Call today to take the first step towards a healthier smile!
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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
                                             Craft Shows.
 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,               Steve    land of four seasons. The beauty of        still recognize the magic and the
Madison’s second swimming pool.              Nelson at 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
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
   Name: ______________________________________________________
                                                                                                   Buy direct from the builder and SAVE!
   Address: _____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                Building Quality & Value Since 1974
   City:    _____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                      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   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
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
                                                                                                                         holiday gift ideas:
                                                                                                                         Homer's Club and
                                                                                                                         Dane Buy Local
                                                                                                                         Gift Cards!
                                                                                      Tim Fosdick
                                                                                      Branch Manager
                                                                                      608.282.6151         Give a gift with a lasting impact:

                                                                                            • Open a Homer's Club account for the children
                                                                                              on your gift list. They'll learn lifelong money-
                                                                                              savings skills, and they'll earn gifts as they save!

                                                                                            • Give your friends and family Dane Buy Local
                                                                                              Gift Cards, sold at all Home Savings Bank
                                                                                              locations. Good at more than 300 Dane County
                                                                                              businesses, your gift will help keep our local
                                                                                              economy strong.

                                                                                            Come in today and let Tim personally help you
                                                                                            choose unique holiday gifts for your friends and

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                                             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
                                                            an dP                          an C
                                                                             gglers by Bry
      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
                                                                     Book Thief
      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
                                                                              l Tonight: G             e
      season. Cheers!                                 Molly   : Wonderfu Eric Clapton and M
                                                                 Harr   ison,
                                                                  by Pattie B                         Meyer
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                                                                         k ing Dawn b
                                                         Katy: Brea

                                               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!

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