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The Lake Edge News

President's Note

Happy New Year!  We are off to a great start despite the weather but it is winter!  The endless freeze-thaw cycles have made it more difficult to navigate with snow-ice accumulations in sidewalks and roads.  While the City does a wonderful job in maintaining our streets, we may want to contribute our parts in ensuring the streets (and sidewalks) in our neighborhood are safe for all users including pets.  Sand is available for residents (free) right in our neighborhood - Monona Golf Course.  Don't forget to bring a pail and shovel!
We've had our first meeting of the year last week that we rescheduled due to the inclement weather.  There were items that we didn't get to due to the time constraint and will be included in next month's meeting agenda.  If you have not been to any of the past meetings, we highly encourage you to come and check us out!  I'll highlight a few notable topics here:

  • Event survey: Thank you to those who completed the event survey.  There were 24 respondents in total.  The comments were positive and suggested we repeat most/all of the events this year.  Additional suggestions include family friendly activities such as run or bike group, meet and great for new/young parents/families, events at the park (e.g. kick ball, basketball, relay races), organized assistance for snow removal/shoveling, and historical presentation or information on the neighborhood.  I think that these are all great ideas and we would love to be able to incorporate into our events calendar - one thing we could use is for more volunteers.  Please consider helping to plan one or more events this year.  
  • Lake Edge CSA - check out this month's article about how produce are prepared and subsequent delivered to us in boxes.         
  • E Coldspring - The City of Monona has requested allowing parking on the North-end of the street between Monona Drive and Jerome Street.  No decision has been made at this time and will be further discussed at next month's meeting.  If you have questions or concerns, please attend the meeting or email concerns and/or questions to 
  • Renew LENA membership or Join Us at the Pizza Party - Refer to event flyer below.  Free pizzas for members.  Feel free to bring dessert to share.  Drinks available for purchase at the bar.   
What's New
LENA Board Vacancy
We have an opening for Vice-President 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. 

Lake Edge Park Playground Equipment Replacement - Read on for the latest news/updates!
LENA Membership
Friendly reminder: 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
Next month's meeting will take place at the Lake Edge Lutheran Church (entrance on Hegg).  Be sure to check out our website or join our Facebook group for meeting agenda and up-to-date information.  
Member's Corner

Typical Workday in a CSA Farm

by Stacey Fiener, Owner/Farmer, My Fine Homestead

The tasks vary from farm to farm however these are our daily and weekly tasks at our farm, My Fine Homestead.
  • Bill waters the vegetables started in flats daily. 
  • We feed and water the chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, goats, horses, and cows – our menagerie - each day. I milk the cow in the mornings, and someone (often Aidan) gets eggs. Sometimes these chores spill over into the afternoon even though we try to have them done by mid-morning.

Frank Allis Weekend Backpack Food Program Features "First Fridays"

by Pastor Lex Liberatore, Lake Edge UCC and LENA member

Last month a new neighborhood effort was announced to support our most vulnerable students and families at Frank Allis Elementary School.  READ MORE...

Greetings from Your County Supervisors

by Robin Schmidt and Jeff Pertl

We welcome in 2017 with an optimism that Dane County will continue to serve our residents in an inclusive and respectful manner, building community engagement and values. 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!
A Word From Our Sponsor.......

Come meet the staff, see the classrooms, and play at our
Open House on January 21 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM.  See flyer in the Announcement Section for more details!  
Ask Us About Sponsorship Opportunities

             Join Us!

01/11/2017 - LENA Meeting
01/29/2017 - Winter Party
More information about these events to come!  
Volunteers Needed to help with any of the upcoming events.  Email Lake Edge board members for details. 
Around Us

Job Training and Opportunities
Check out the newsfeed for up-to-date events and news that effect us on our website: Lake Edge News and Neighborhood News

Winter Fun Events:  Check out the various events in our area.  READ MORE...

Parks and Open Space Planning: Join in the conversation by attending one of the public meetings.  READ MORE...

Community Forum: United We Stand.  Learn more about it here. 
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.

Songs & Suds
February 12; 7:00-8:00 pm
Do you love to sing in church? Members of Lake Edge Lutheran Church  join in song at Chief’s Tavern, 300 Cottage Grove Rd. Bring your friends and family for a fun time. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our Sponsors
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