From PHNA President Tania Banak:

Habitat for Humanity in SW Madison

Habitat for Humanity will soon begin renovating the property at 5834 Russett Road into two owner-occupied townhomes.  You are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thurs. Sept. 24 at 6:30 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church , Whitney Way & Raymond Road .  Word is that Operation Fresh Start is finalizing purchase of a property on Prairie Road and will begin renovating there as well. Please support these efforts to take back our neighborhood.

Hearings about New Central Library

The Library Board felt it was important to meet with citizens who might have questions about a new Central Library.  As a result, they will be conducting informal meetings at several branch libraries to answer questions/concerns people may have.  We welcome your attendance as well.

The meetings have been scheduled as follows:

September 21 – Hawthorne – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

September 22 – Lakeview – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

September 23 – Alicia Ashman – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

September 25 – Pinney – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

September 28 – Sequoya – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sustainable Madison : Save the Date

Please come and learn what the city is doing to make Madison ‘s community, economy and environment sustainable and voice your priorities to shape upcoming efforts that will improve and sustain our quality of life now and for generations to come.

Community Meetings:

·        October 22 at Goodman Community Center – 6-8:30pm

·        October 29 at Overture, Wisconsin Studio – 5:30-8pm

·        November 5 at Sequoya Library – 5:30-8pm

For more info, contact Jeanne Hoffman at (608) 266-4751 or

Free Vehicle Winterization Check for Folks 50 and Over

Fri. Sept. 25 at Firestone at West Town, 8 am – 12 noon

Call 441-7897 to make a reservation or

Sponsored by Southwest Madison TRIAD– A Crime Prevention and Safety Program

Strengthen Your Community by Becoming a Schools of Hope Tutor at Toki Middle School !

Tutors can make a real difference in a student’s attitude toward school.  Tutors work one-to-one with students on homework and class projects, as well as practice general study and organizational skills to promote academic success.  Extra support in math and literacy are the most frequent needs, but it is not necessary to be an expert to provide a real service.  Just knowing someone has taken an active interest in their academic performance positively affects students.

For more information or to apply, please contact Anna Weidemann ( or Ariana Hauck ( at (608) 204-4763. An application can be downloaded from the Urban League website (

UW-Madison Arboretum Earth Partnership Team Leader Training

If you are interested in getting your hands dirty while learning about native landscapes, and you enjoy working outdoors and meeting new people, consider becoming an UW Arboretum Earth Partnership Team Leader!  For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608-265-5214 or