Hello Prairie Hills neighbors,

Block Captain Meeting
The PHNA board is planning a Block Captain orientation meeting.  The goal is to distribute updated information and to discuss potential association activities for spring and summer. It’s also a great time to share your ideas and meet other block captains.  If you are not currently a block captain and want to learn more, please email us at prairiehillsna@yahoo.com or call 278-1093.  We’d love to see you there!
How do YOU use the Meadowood Neighborhood Center?
The City of Madison is doing a study of neighborhood centers, and would like information from city residents about the need for centers, how well they serve current needs, whether they need to be expanded, and how they compare with other services currently available.  Several listening/information sessions are available:
  • March 22, 6-7 pm, Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd
  • March 28, 6-7 pm, Madison Senior Center, 330 W Mifflin
  • March 29, 6-7 pm, Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park
If you have questions, contact Lorri Wendorf-Corrigan at 261-9121 or lwendorf-corrigan@cityofmadison.com
Meet the School Board Candidates
Having trouble making up your mind as to whom should represent you on Madison’s School Board?  Meet the candidates during a Forum on Sat. March 24, from 10:00-11:30 am, at Orchard Ridge UCC Church, 1501 Gilbert Road.  The Forum is sponsored by the Southwest Madison neighborhood associations (Greentree, Meadowood, Orchard Ridge, and Prairie Hills).  Candidates will answer pre-determined questions, as well as take some questions from the audience.  (Please click here for a PDF flier with details).
West Police District Newsletter
The January/February issue of the West Police District is now available at http://www.cityofmadison.com/police/west/newsletters/  Please note that our Prairie Hills police officer, Brad Ware, encourages us to report quality of life issues, such as property damage, via the City of Madison’s “Report a Problem” website at:  https://www.cityofmadison.com/reportaproblem/
Source of Farm-Fresh Vegetables
On Sunday, March 18, you can learn more about how to receive fresh foods from a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm at the Madison Area CSA Coalition’s 20th Annual CSA Open House event.  The event takes is scheduled from 1-4 pm, at Monona Terrace in Madison.  For more information, contact info@macsac.org or visit www.macsac.org.
Get Your Fresh Veggies Locally
On Wednesday afternoons, once the garden season gets going, you’ll be able to get fresh veggies, baked goods, and more at the Southwest Community Farmers Market.  To be kept in the loop about the market, like them on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-WI-Southwest-Community-Farmers-Market/86387742218  Or, to help with promoting the market, or coordinating volunteer activities, contact Lisa at 235-8979.
Donate Items to Memorial High School Rummage Sale
Want to help support the school’s “Clothing Closet”?  They are holding a rummage sale on Sat. April 14 from 8 am to 1 pm.  If you’d like to donate items for the sale, please contact Beth Moss for more info (bethmoss@tds.net).
Sister City Neighborhood Center
A neighborhood resident is raising funds to construct a sister community center to the Meadowood Neighborhood Center in Ecuador.  See article at http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/around-town-student-s-lofty-fundraising-goal-is-in-days/article_6e511d46-6143-11e1-886c-0019bb2963f4.html  or visit her blog at http://30before30in30.blogspot.com/ She’ll be hosting a Zumbathon fundraiser on March 17th and a diner’s donation at Applebee’s on March 19th.  Be sure to print off the forms below to participate!
Neighborhood Google List Provides Safety Updates
Just a reminder that the neighborhood’s website offers a Google Group where neighbors can share safety concerns.  You can sign up for the list by clicking on the “PHNA Online Forum” box at the upper right hand corner of our website (www.prairiehillsna.org).

Tania Banak, Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association president