Community

Mon
31
Aug

Back to School Block Party photos

Avante Properties held a Back to School Block Party on Research Park Drive Thursday, Aug. 27, to benefit Stoner Prairie and Leopold elementary schools. The party included face painting, balloon sculptures, a visit from Bucky Badger and a showing of "Monsters Inc." on a giant projector screen. The Fitchburg Fire and Police departments also came to let kids sit in their vehicles.
Thu
27
Aug

United Way Days of Caring car wash photos

Employees of Zimbrick Auto were at the McKee Park Apartments on Wednesday, Aug. 26 washing residents' cars as part of United Way’s Days of Caring. Beginning at 1 p.m., the crew had washed approximately 14 cars for apartment residents who McKee Park representative Angela Neidigh said could normally not do the bending and contorting needed to clean the inside of the vehicles.
 
Fri
21
Aug

Tour the new food pantry Aug. 23


Photo by Samantha Christian. Zeena Engelke, right, volunteers Aug. 6 to help a patron pick out bread at the new food pantry at Badger Prairie Needs Network, 1200 E. Verona Ave.

Badger Prairie Needs Network, formerly known as Verona Area Needs Network, reopened the food pantry for its patrons at the nonprofit’s new location, 1200 E. Verona Ave., last week. 

Mon
17
Aug

Nielsen to perform at Concerts at McKee


Photo by Samantha Christian. Daniela Barrios and Jose Rodriguez, of Middleton, dance during the MadiSalsa concert at Concerts at McKee on July 20.

Unfavorable weather may have canceled the Dead Horses performance twice this season for Concerts at McKee, but the MadiSalsa performance went off without a hitch on July 20, with plenty of people dancing to the salsa tunes. Now, just one concert of the season remains. 

Miles Nielsen is set to perform pop/folk/Americana music at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at McKee Farms Park. To get a taste of his music, visit milesnielsen.com. 

Sun
16
Aug

Becoming Himself: A Fitchburg teen’s transgender journey begins with family, school and church


Photos by Samantha Christian. Orion, a Fitchburg teen attending Madison West High School, has wanted to be thought of as male since he was in sixth grade.

Orion is not your typical teenager.

The 15-year-old student at Madison West studies Latin and is interested in the field of acoustical levitation – the science of using sound waves to suspend and move objects. He claims to be a “huge” Dr. Who fan, though he admits he hasn’t seen many episodes prior to the 2005 reboot.

Sat
01
Aug

Fitchburg library 'Crime Scene Discovery' photos

The Fitchburg Public Library held a "Crime Scene Discovery" program with members from the Fitchburg Police Department for teens and adults on July 31. Officers explained crime scene investigation tactics and allowed participants to try out tools and explore a mock burglary crime scene.

Thu
30
Jul

Fitchburg dentist receives public health award

A Fitchburg dentist was the recipient of one of four annual public health awards presented by the Dane County Public Health Department on May 6, according to a news release.

Dr. David Gunderson, a dentist at First Choice Dental’s Fitchburg office, received the leadership award for his work in improving public oral health outcomes within Dane County.

Fri
24
Jul

Superhero Academy photos

Kids showed off their superhero skills Friday, July 24, at the Fitchburg Public Library during the "Superhero Academy." The library held the same event a week earlier, as well. Participants made masks, practiced their balance beam rescues, saved a city and more at stations around the library's meeting rooms.

Fri
24
Jul

Stuff the Bus with school supplies at Hy-Vee

The Wisconsin Lions is partnering with Channel 15 to invite the community to donate school supplies for all Madison Public Schools as part of its Stuff the Bus campaign. 

People can stop by all three Madison Hy-Vee stores, including Fitchburg’s location at 2920 Fitchrona Road, through Saturday, Aug. 8, to drop off donations.The green collection barrels are out at each store and those that would like to can purchase a $10 bag of supplies at the stores.

Thu
23
Jul

Concerts at McKee photos

After the first concert was rescheduled and canceled due to rainy weather, Concerts at McKee finallly kicked off this summer with an energetic performance by MadiSalsa on July 20.

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