From PHNA president Tania Banak:

Hello Prairie Hills neighbors,

So sorry for the long pause in information about neighborhood happenings and opportunities. I was having problems with my email, and just recently was able to get them resolved.  So, here are some items which may be of interest.  Enjoy!

2009 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable

Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street , Madison, WI

This year’s them is “Go Green – Save Green.”  Go to the City of Madison Neighborhood webpage to see the workshop and demonstration topics and to register: You may also contact the City Planning Division at 267-1131, or 267-8727.

Have Bales of Fun on Madison Parks Hayrides

Enjoy a crisp fall evening with a hayride in Madison Parks.  Madison Parks is offering hayrides in Elver, Warner and Olin Parks this October and November.  For more information, please call 266-4711 or visit Madison Parks at

Funding for New Community Gardens

Seed money is available for start-up of new community gardens in neighborhoods with many low-income residents.  Interested?  Check out Applications are due in late January. For more information, contact Janet Parker at 246-4730 ext. 218.

Madison Budget Process

Want to know more about the city’s budget process?  Details here:

According to Alder Thuy Pham-Remmele (District 20), the budget cycle is a good time to remind the city about neighborhood safety or quality of life concerns. ( Mayor Cieslewizc) (all alders on Madison Common Council) (Madison Police Chief Noble Wray) (Joel Plant: Mayoral Aide/ designated “Mr. Neigborhood Safety”)

HospiceCare Question-and-Answer Seminar: “ Holiday Grief and Remembrance”

The holiday season can be an especially painful time for people who are grieving. Learn ways to make it less painful at HospiceCare’s next question-and-answer seminar, “Holiday Grief and Remembrance.” The free, public seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center , 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway in Madison . Pre-registration is requested; please call Carrie Glantz , HospiceCare public affairs, at (608) 327-7202.

Dialogs on Homelessness

Saturday Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 20, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, 1:30-3:30 pm, Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.  Free, everyone welcome.  Refreshments served.  Contact Donna at or 608/251-6610.

Holiday Blood Drive

Thurs. Dec. 24, 7 am – 2 pm, Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center .  Sponsored by the American Red Cross.  Free parking, child care, entertainment, refreshments, and raffles.  For an appointment, contact 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit

West Police District Newsletter

Enjoy the latest issue of the newsletter at

Blaska’s Views on What’s Happening on the SW Side of Town

Some interesting commentaries and observations can be read on Dave Blaska’s blog:

Join the Prairie Hills Google Group

This is where our neighborhood posts items regarding neighborhood safety issues.  You can join by clicking the button at the right side of the website (or here).