Four More Weeks of Winter!
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The Lake Edge News

President's Note

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil's saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.  As adorable as Phil is, I'm not sure if he's accurate given the upcoming forecast in our area.  As a result, please note event notices, especially those that rely on the weather for updates and/or cancellations.  We were hoping to try the Skates and Cocoa again this year but that seems unlikely yet again.  Perhaps we'll try much earlier in the season next time!  
We are in the midst of organizing the event calendar for this year.  It was decided at last week's meeting that an attempt will be made to repeat the events held last year with a sprinkle of new ones.  Stay tuned for announcements!  We currently have two positions to fill on the Board; Vice President and Member-At Large.  To date, I've had a few people inquire about the vacancies....let me know how we can help!  It's a wonderful way to build connections and form friendships!  Thank you for another fun filled evening!  We had a wonderful time getting to know new neighbors and reconnecting with those during these cold and often isolating winter months.  I'm pleased to learn that we've welcomed five new members to the association.  This is a targeted growth area for us - community engagement.  Please help us spread the word to neighbors by either letting them know about LENA or invite them to any of the events and/or meetings. 

What's New

Does this picture look familiar to you?  Have a guess!  For those of you not on Facebook or perhaps not aware that we have a Facebook group, neighbors had the opportunity to walk down memory lane this past weekend.  Stories, photos, and newspaper prints were shared from various sources of our neighborhood.  Coincidentally, this was also one my interests as well as others who responded to the survey recently.  I'd like to form a group of neighbors to help research and compile information on our neighborhood which we will publish on the website for all to view.  Interested?  Do you have 1-2 hours to spare each month?  Join us!  Email Angela at    

Join LENA Board 

We have openings for Vice-President and Member, At Large on the LENA Board.  If you're interested, contact Angela via email.  Until a replacement is identified, Bill Curtis will remain on the Board as the acting VP. 

Community Dinner 
Join volunteers, staff, families, and neighbors in a community dinner Friday, March 3 starting at 5PM.  This event will take place at the Lake Edge United Christ Church, directly across the street from Allis Elementary (4200 Buckeye Road).  

Lake Edge CSA 
Some of you got to meet Stacey and Bill in person at the Pizza Party last month.  We will continue to enroll members until the spaces are filled.  We hope you'll take advantage of the opportunity in supporting a small, family-owned, local farm with fresh certified organic produce delivered to our neighborhood.  Sign up directly with the farm, My Fine Homestead at CSA Signup.  

Membership Matters

Why? Because it's a way to connect with one another, build relations, and contribute to the community.  LENA membership is based on the calendar year.  Be sure to renew your membership.  Membership fees are $10/household per calendar year.  Forms and sign up information available on our website: Membership  If you're unsure of your membership status, drop an email to Steve McCarthy, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator at  
Next month's meeting will take place at the Pinney Library, our usual meeting place.  Be sure to check out our website or join our Facebook group for meeting agenda and up-to-date information.  
Member's Corner

Rutabaga Paddlesports to Offer Kayak and Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals at Olbrich Beach House

by Darren Bush, Owner, Rutabaga Paddlesports

Rutabaga Paddlesports will open a kayak and stand-up paddleboard concession at the Olbrich Beach House in 2017.  Rutabaga was selected by the Madison Parks Department to run a new rental operation, and we are excited to expand our rentals to east-side Madison neighborhoods and to be able to offer additional instructional program for adults and youths at this new location.  READ MORE...
Do you know that there are links embedded in the graphics and within the text throughout?  Be sure to click on for more information!
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03/08/2017 - LENA Meeting
04/12/2017 - LENA Meeting
04/29/2017 - Earth Day Park Clean Up
06/23/2017 - Neighborhood Garage Sale Weekend
More to follow!  
Volunteers Needed to help with any of the upcoming events.  Email Lake Edge board members for details. 
Around Us
Catch up on the progress and/or updates HERE...
From the Office of Representative Chris Taylor -

Cottage Grove Road Activity Center

Learn more about the project here...
Check out the newsfeed for up-to-date events and news that effect us on our website: Lake Edge News and Neighborhood News
Coffee and Conversation at Java Cat
with Lake Edge Lutheran Church Leaders

Every Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 pm
Each Wednesday one of the co-pastors or council leaders from Lake Edge Lutheran will be at Java Cat to buy you a cup of coffee or tea. We can discuss community, current events, church, and yourself! We look forward to seeing you at Java Cat on Monona Dr. between Cottage Grove Rd. and Davidson St.
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