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Mon
01
Feb

Submit your Groundhog Day snowstorm photos

We want to see your photos of Tuesday's winter storm!

Wed
13
Jan

Photos: New Years Eve at the library, 2015

New Year’s at noon Kids and parents filled a meeting room on the second floor of the Fitchburg Public Library for a New Year’s Eve celebration around noon Thursday, Dec. 31. The event included holiday-themed books, festive attire-making, a balloon drop, below, and a juice toast Above, Evan, 6, left, and Jacob Lundgren, 4, pose in the photo area for their mother.

Wed
13
Jan

FACTv hosts city-focused talk show

Fitchburg’s community access television now has a daily opportunity to keep city residents up to date.

Fitchburg Access Community Television – FACTv – began its “Talking Fitchburg” segment in October to bolster its presence in the city.

Mon
11
Jan

Photos: Star Wars crafts at the library

The library hosted a morning of Star Wars-themed crafting on Saturday, Dec. 19 in honor of the new film’s release the previous day. Kids could make their own Yoda, R2D2 and lightsaber, design their own galaxy, search for clues during a scavenger hunt and participate in other fun activities. 

Mon
28
Dec

Photos: Boys and Girls Club egg drop

A group of U.S. Cellular employees visited the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Thursday, Dec. 10, to help kids design a way to protect eggs from breaking when dropped from different heights.

Fri
18
Dec

Sharing the Bounty: A cycle of giving emerges from area food, basic essentials pantries


Photos by Samantha Christian. Officer Jeff Wissink, who has been with the Fitchburg Police Department for 19 years, carts in food donations for the Allied Food Pantry on Dec. 4, following the department’s 13th annual “Stuff a Squad” food drive held in November. The modest pantry, located down a colorful hall in the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County on Jenewein Road, is one of many area food pantries that serves Fitchburg residents in need.

Shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, four Fitchburg Police Department vehicles pulled into the Allied Drive neighborhood and waited in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. When a white van turned onto Jenewein Road, they were on the move.

Sun
13
Dec

Photos: Holiday celebrations in Fitchburg 2015

The city celebrated the coming of the holidays Saturday, Dec. 13, with a kid’s party at the community center and a “Victorian Holiday at Balmoral Castle” at the library. Events included an inflatable obstacle course, giant chess castles, lego train sets and an appearance by Santa.

Mon
07
Dec

Pastor recognized for response to domestic abuse


Haslanger

Phil Haslanger, pastor of Memorial United Church of Christ, was awarded last month for his impact on the way the faith community in Dane County responds to domestic violence. 

Sun
06
Dec

Holiday party for kids is Dec. 13

UPDATE: The deadline for chess board designs has been extended to Friday, Jan. 29. 

Stop by the 29th annual Children’s Holiday Party from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Fitchburg Community Center, 5510 Lacy Road.

There will be an inflatable playground, pinatas, face painting, crafts, storytelling and hot chocolate. Kids can visit with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Tue
01
Dec

Fitchburg sewing club marks 100 years


Photos submitted. The current members of the Swan Creek Sewing Circle, which marks 100 years on Dec. 1, gathered at Quivey’s Grove on Oct. 7 to celebrate. Pictured front row from left: Betty Blaney* Guy, Marie Uphoff* Nobbs, Bea Larsen, Barbara Stoneman, Carole Kinney and Debbie Larsen* Henke. Pictured on the stairs from left: Kay Kinney, Gina Kinney Barden, Mary Kay Clark (Culp*), Patti Clark Berkan (Culp*) and Margie Blaney.* Not pictured is Evelyn Gundlach Paus (Lalor*). *Charter family names

On Dec. 1, 1915, a group of rural women from Fitchburg and Dunn townships started a new tradition: a sewing club. Generations of these women have been meeting the first Wednesday of each month for the last 100 years.

The first meeting was held at the home of Amanda Culp with the idea of organizing a social club to break the monotony of everyday farm life. The theme of their club would be “neighborliness.” 

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