I am writing you today to invite you to our annual meeting and potluck.  We will be providing the main dish but ask you to bring a side dish or dessert if able.
We will be meeting from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Our Redeemer church.  We will take some time to reconnect and discuss what our association should focus on for the next year.
Two board positions will be up for election this year: Vice President and Secretary.  If you are looking to be more involved in your neighborhood please let us know if you are interested in either of these positions.
I look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday the 25th.
Zach Scheeler
Vice President, PHNA


For the latest flood / road closure information, visit

Drug Overdose Alert / Bad Drug Batch.  A bad batch of illicit drugs has found its way into the city, causing numerous overdoses and deaths.  Read more at .

Please, keep your car locked – even if it does not have anything of value in it – especially if you have a stand-alone garage door opener.  Thieves have been stealing garage door openers from open cars, and then come back later to open the garage door.   Also, the MPD has been leaving “report cards” on car windshields.  Read more at .


Mon., Sept. 10.  

West Madison Senior Center Exercise Classes resume.  Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:40-9:40 am class is focused on aerobic activity, strength, balance, and flexibility.  Mondays, 9:50-10:50 am class is focused on strength, balance, and flexibility and is less intense with most exercises being chair based.  The cost of the class is $20 for a month, $18 for 6 classes, or $4 for drop-in.   A new Chair Exercise Class beginning Wednesday, September 5 from 12:00-12:50 pm at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. 110 N. Whitney Way. Please bring an exercise mat if you have one.  $10.00 drop in fee and a sliding scale is available.  Thursday morning yoga class at Bethany United Methodist Church will begin again Thursday, September 13.  [In each case, please pay and direct questions to the instructor at the classes.]

Mon., Sept. 10 10:00-11:30

Mystery in the Morning — A legacy of Spies by John Le Carre.  Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem on the second Monday of the Month!  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., Sept. 11 6:30pm-7:30pm

Advance Care Planning.  Courtesy of GrapeVine Health Education/ Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, and presented by registered nurse Jean Skinner, this one-hour session will teach participants about advance care planning. Advance Care Planning is a process of understanding, reflecting on, and discussing future medical decisions regardless of age and current health status. All adults should think about, discuss and create an advance care plan. Having an advance care plan is truly a gift for yourself and others.   Alicia Ashman Library.  Register online at

Wed., Sept. 12 3:30pm-5:00pm

Chess Club.  Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meadowridge Library Study Room A (Blue), Raymond Rd.

Wed., Sept. 12 1:00pm-2:30pm

Medicare Workshop.  Whether you are new to Medicare, soon to be turning 65, or preparing to retire, you will need to make several important decisions about your health coverage. Learn about the different parts of Medicare, find out when you can get Medicare, and decide if you want Part A and Part B.  Special attention will be given to the new Medicare Cards and dealing with Long Term Care (LTC). More in depth 1:1 appointments will also be available. Workshops are free — call 266-6581 to register.  Warner Park, 1625 Northport Drive.

Wed., Sept. 12 5:00pm-7:00pm Alliant Energy center information / visioning / feedback session.   Alliant Energy Center.

Thr., Sept 13  LIBRARIES CLOSED (Staff inservice day)

Sat., Sept 15 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.  Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. 



  1. Human Services budget request hearing – Wednesday, September 12th at 6:00 PM in Room 201 of the City-County Building.


  1. All other county department budget request hearing (Sheriff, Public Works & Transportation, Land & Water, etc) – Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 PM also in Room 201 of the CCB.


  1. County Executive Budget Hearing – Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 in Room 201 of the CCB.
For Updates on streets and flooding, go to:
MSCR has a variety of day trips scheduled for fall, including a Lavender & Cherry Farm, a Milwaukee African American History and Food Tour, a Michigan Avenue Shopping trip, and a Scenic trip to Galena.  MSCR also has a variety of  arts and  enrichment programs for fall.  For more info, go to:
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts needs docents.  Docents play a very important role, engaging student groups and leading conversations with adults during drop-in tours. The training will begin soon. Contact Ericka Monroe-Kane at 257-0158 x237. 
Disposing of old mattresses.  There is a new guide on how to dispose of your old mattresses.  Go to:
Senior Lunches move back to Meadowridge Library.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at noon.  Meal, bus reservations, and cancellations should be made by calling 238-7368 ext. 8 by noon the preceding business day.
Mon., Sept. 3. Labor Day.  All city offices and libraries closed. 
Mon., Sept. 3  1-3pm  Ice Cream Social at Eplegaarden Apple Orchard (2227 Fitchburg Road),  Free ice cream.  Donations support Fitchburg Meals for Seniors in Need.
Mon., Sept. 3  6:00-8:00pm  Terrace Paintacular.  Memorial Union Terrace.  Canvas, paints, instruction provided until supplies run out. Get supplies at 5:30.
Tues., Sept. 4  1:00pm  Ukulele Network.  Come learn to strum or sharpen your skill at the Fitchburg Senior Center (5510 Lacy Road).  Call 514-3274 for more info.
Wed., Sept. 5 4:30-5:30pm  Read to a Dog at the Meadowridge Library.  Fun and educational.  First come-first served.
Wed., Sept. 5  6:30-8:30pm  Darn Yarn Group.  Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. Meets on first and third Wednesdays.  Meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, and share your own work.  No registration required.
Thurs., Sept. 6  6:30-7:30pm  The Basics of Canning, At the Alicia Ashman Library.  You might know Joey and Holly Baird from their popular radio show, podcast, and website, “The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener”. See them in person as they walk us through the basics of canning and how to safely preserve at home. 
Sat., Sept. 8   10am- 5pm  2018 Madison Vegan Fest. At Madison College’s Truax Campus.  This year there’s a free cooking class at 10:30 by professional chef Dama Wells-Foster.  She’ll teach participants to make no-bake vegan cheesecake and protein bites. She’ll also field questions on all aspects of vegan cooking.
Sun., Sept. 9  2-4pm  Sunday Jazz at Sequoya.  Mal-O-Dua pulls from a wide range of sources including Gypsy Jazz, traditional Hawaiian music, Kentucky thumb picking, vintage French pop, Eastern European Folk, early Parisian “Bal Musette” waltz style, and the American standard songbook to name a few. 
Mon., Sept. 10  10:30-11:30am  Preschool Storytime Chefs. At the Meadowridge Library. Start off with a short storytime and Kids Chef Lily will teach everyone how to make storytime-related snacks. Children will need adult assistance. Registration begins 9/1. Register online or call 288-6160.
Tues., Sept. 11  6-7:30pm.  Idli Sambar with Yakub Kazi in the Meadowridge Community Rooms.  Learn how to make idli sambar, steamed rice cakes, with a savory vegetable curry. Register online or call 288-6160.
Sat., Sept. 15  9:30-11:00am  Learn to Fish at Wingra Boats. Information and registration can be found on the Madison Parks website:


E. Johnson Street is closed between Fordem and Baldwin, and will be closed for quite some time, along with other closures.  For the latest information, visit

R.I.P. Jim Sewell.  Jim, 70, a resident of Lucy Lane, and a long time public servant perished in the widely publicized drowning that resulted from last weeks torrential downpour.  You can read more about Jim at

The Draft 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County is now available for review and comment. The TIP lists major transportation improvements and studies anticipated to be undertaken during the next five-year period. The draft document has been posted on the MPO’s website at .  A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30pm at the City-County Building, room 357.

The City of Madison Neighborhood Indicators (NIP) 2017 Edition is now available in a brand new website. The NIP is a tracking system designed to follow neighborhoods’ wellness over time.  See for more information.

FURNITURE NEEDED.  A new permanent housing facility opened on Tree Lane recently that provides stable housing to chronically homeless families.  The facility is in need of furniture, many of the families have little to no furniture in their apartments.  if you have anything to spare or would like to donate, please contact the manager, Chad Gehin at 872-444-4841 directly.


Mon., Aug. 27 10:30am-11:15am

Preschool Storytime.  A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Day-cares, groups and siblings always welcome.  Meadowridge Library, Community Room B.

Tue., Aug. 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

West Madison Senior Lunches.  Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8 .  Sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.   Meadowridge Library, Rooms A & B.

Wed., Aug. 29 6:00pm-7:30pm

Meadowridge Anime Club.  A showing of Ceres, Celestial Legend. Come watch and discuss anime favorites. Snacks provided.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., Aug. 30 3:30pm-5:30pm

Minecraft Club.  Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library’s private server. No account needed.  Uses library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance.  Meadowridge Library Study Room A.

Fri., Aug. 31 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fifth Fridays Poetry – Featuring Andrew Bouvet and open mic.  Andrew will speak on the topic of “The Joy of Reciting Poetry”, and then he’ll host an open mic poetry reading. Come to listen, come to read, come to experience the joy of poetry!  Alicia Ashman Library Meeting Room, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Sat., Sept. 1 9:00am-4:00pm

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale.  Location:  442 Westgate Mall, next to TJMaxx.  Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.


Mon., Sept. 3:  Labor Day.  Libraries Closed.


Open Swimming At Westside Goodman Pool.  Daily from 11am-8pm.  Adults $5, Seniors and Youth  $4, Infants (under 2) free.  The pool is at Goodman Jewish Community College Campus, 7762 County Highway PD.  (far west Raymond Road is closed.  Try Raymond to Marty to Midtown, to M to PD)  Call 848-1822
Changes in the Madison Metro Bus Schedules start August 28.  There is a change to Route 58.  Go to:
City of Madison to Raise Water Rates.  Madison Water Utility has filed for an overall 30.44 percent revenue increase. Any increase would only apply to water and fire protection charges on the Madison Municipal Services Bill, which represent about 1/3 of the total bill. Average residential customers would see a $7.40 per month increase in their bill if new rates are approved. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will hold a public hearing on the rate application on Wednesday, August 29. For more info, go to:
For golfers, check out upcoming men’s and women’s tournaments sponsored by Madison Parks Foundation.  Go to:
Mon., Aug. 20  6:15-7:45pm  Scallion Pancakes and Egg Drop Soup with Paul Tsung. Scallion pancakes are one of most famous street foods or small dishes in the Chinese community. Watch Chef Paul show how to make scallion pancakes and a simple egg drop soup. Meadowridge Library Community Rooms.
Tues., Aug. 21  6-7:30pm  Vegan Dairy Staples with The Mint Bunny.  Join vegan chef T.J. and plant-based nutrition coach Val, of The Mint Bunny, to discover the cooking potentials of a high-speed blender. Learn how to create typical dairy dishes using only dairy-free ingredients. Register online or call 608-288-6160.  Community Rooms, Meadowridge Library.
Thurs., Aug. 23  5-7pm  Back2School Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ dinner, games and fun for kids. Free bicycle repair, face-painting, raffle prizes, balloon artist and more.
Thurs, Aug. 23  8:00pm Movie, Coco at Meadowood Park. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the highly-rated animated movie.  Sponsored by Madison Parks.
Fri., Aug. 24  1-3 pm  Rock the Library Summer Reading Celebration. At the Meadowridge Library.  Finish your summer reading Bingo card and earn a golden ticket to rock out at the library! Create a music video to your favorite song with our green screen or try stop motion animation technology. Make props with us or bring your own costume for this one of a kind jam session just for ages 7 and up.
Fridays 11:30-12:30pm  Food From Friends  Every week Food from Friends offers fresh breads, produce, and an assortment of other perishables too. Individuals and families may help themselves to what they need as often as they wish.  Lussier Community Center (55 So. Gammon)
Sat., Aug. 25  Noon – ?  Community Block Pary on Balsam Road.  Food and fun for all.  Celebrate summer, neighborhood and good times.
Saturdays, 2-4pm  Ping-Pong at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. Sponsored by West Madison Senior Center.  
Sept. 8  10am-5pm   The 2018 Madison Vegan Fest will be held at the newly-remodeled Madison College’s Truax Campus. The free event features inspiring speakers, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, a kids’ area, and lots of delicious food (free samples and larger portions for purchase). All welcome.
Mon., Aug. 13  6:00+  Black Panther Movie and Pre-party.  On Theresa Terrace.  A barbecue and kids activities start at 6:00 with the movie, The Black Panther, to follow.
Tues, Aug. 14  ELECTION DAY.  polls open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Tues., Aug. 14  Election Day Bake Sale at Falk School. Sale hours are: 7-9 am and 4-7 pm.  Enjoy and support the Falk PTO.
Wed., Aug. 15, 10:30 am-Noon and Thursdays, 10:30 am-Noon & 12:45-1:30 pm.  Cribbage at Good Shepherd Church sponsored by the West Madison Senior Center.
Wed., Aug. 15 12:15-1:30 pm Cooking with Chef Lily Killjoy (ages 5-12) Medowridge Community Room B and Kitchen. Participants will whip up some of Lily’s favorite fun recipes.  Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration begins two weeks before class starts. Register online or call 288-6160. 
Wed., Aug. 15  6-7:30 pm. Sweet Breads and Muffins with Abasso Foods. At Meadowridge Library.  Get hands-on experience making sweet breads and muffins. Register online or call 608-288-6160. 
Thurs., Aug. 16 10:30 am-1:00 pm Food Pantry for Seniors at the Meadowood Neighborhood .Center.
Thurs., Aug. 16 6:00-7:45pm   Love InshAllah book Discussion.  MeaDowrige Library. The stories from the captivating book Love, InshaAllah, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, gives you the glimpse of the diversity of Muslim women’s love lives in America, while showcasing the nuances of being Muslim.
Fri., Aug 17  10-12:00 pm  Rock the Library Summer Reading Celebration at Sequoya Library.  Finish your summer reading Bingo card this summer and earn a golden ticket to rock out at the library! Create a music video to your favorite song on your own or with your friends with our green screen or stop motion animation technology. Make props with us or bring your own costume for this one of a kind jam session. Contact: Youth Services at 266-6345 or email
Fri., Aug 17  1-2:30pm Cardboard Robot Collages with Bare Knuckle Arts. Meadowridge Library. Join artist Amy Mietzel, of Bare Knuckle Arts for crafting fun. Registration begins 8/3. Register online or call 288-6160.
Sat., Aug 18  11-12:30pm  Dim Sum Style Taro Cake.  Meadowridge Library.  Learn how to make savory steamed taro cakes. Register online or call 288-6160. Part of the series, Cooking with the Chefs of the Madison Public Market.
Sat., Aug. 18 2:30-4:00pm  Indian Dishes with Nausheen Qureishi.  Meadowridge Library.  Join Nausheen in making mixed masala vegetables, cumin rice and roasted papadum,an Indian flatbread. Register online or call 288-6160. 
Thurs., Aug. 23  5-7pm  Back2School Party at the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center.  BBQ dinner, games and fun for kids. Free bicycle repair and more. 
Thurs, Aug. 23  8:00pm Movie, Coco at Meadowood Park.
Sat., Aug. 25  Noon – ?  Commonwealth Block Pary on Balsam Road.  Food and fun for all.