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President's Note

Summer is here and we have many new and exciting events planned!  We hope to see many of you.  Regrettably, we have another resignation on the Board this past month; our at-large member Ashley Bergeron.  Ashley and Alex recently welcomed a baby girl.  Congrats!  We will miss having Ashley on the Board however I'm certain that we'll be seeing them around whenever possible.  Ashley's position was recently filled at this last month's meeting by a new LENA member, Mallory Shotwell.  Welcome aboard!  
Back to the events, be sure to note Sunday, July 23; our annual summer picnic!  This year's picnic will be held in July to enable the playground replacement construction.  More information to come however it is expected that the construction will be completed sometime this fall.      
In case you missed the announcement, in an effort to streamline the membership renewal and sign up process, we will be accepting membership dues online!  This will be in addition to payments via checks or cash.  Access the link here.     
As for the overall engagement, we are still wanting to hear from you.  Please keep the comments coming.  Send us your thoughts and ideas via email.  

What's New
This Weekend!
Check out the interactive map for this year's garage sale listings. Official day/time is Friday thru Sunday (June 23-25) from 8AM to 4PM unless otherwise specified.  Glendale Neighborhood's official days are Friday and Saturday (June 23-24) from 7AM to 4PM and St Luke's Episcopal are Thursday and Friday (June 22-23) from 8AM to 2PM and Saturday (June 24) from 8AM to noon.  Lunch (hotdogs and BBQ) will be served at St Luke's!  Hard copy of the map is also available here.  
Special Outing at Olbrich Beach - Rescheduled
Due to high wind and gusts, the event was cancelled.  The rescheduled date is Saturday, July 1 from 10AM to noon.  Join us in supporting our neighborhood sponsor, Rutabaga and take advantage of the discounted rates, and reserve* (click to access sign up form) your boat today!  *There are a limited number of single kayaks and SUP boards available.  
Cottage Grove Road Activity Centers Plan
Save the date!  Next public meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 10 from 6-8PM at Olbrich Gardens (in the large community room).  The meeting will offer residents, property owners, businesses, and other stakeholders on opportunity to voice your opinions on the draft goals, recommendations and future of these important commercial centers as it relates to the following: 
  • Transportation - including bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements
  • Economic Development - including supporting local businesses and encouraging neighborhood supporting commercial uses
  • Land Use - including use, height, and design standards for any proposed new development
  • Placemaking - including any open space uses, connections, and opportunities for community engagement
Please visit the City's Planning Division Website at Cottage Grove Road Activity Centers Plan for additional information about this planning process.  

Welcome Luke Wagner, Nancy Werlein and Crystel Preuss to the LENA Board!  We will learn more about these new Board members soon!

Sold Out - Lake Edge CSA

Summer share is now in full swing.  Stacey and Bill indicated to me that they are sold out for the season.  There will be more information in the coming months for the fall and winter shares.  Learn more about the farm, My Fine Homestead.   
Wanted: Newsletter Distribution Coordinator 

After many years serving as the neighborhood newsletter distribution coordinator, Al Kent is ready to pass on the torch to another neighbor.  According to Al, the experience has been wonderful as he got to know many neighbors.  The position requires very little time commitment.  What does it take?  Twice a year, about two to three hours to coordinate the distribution of the printed newsletters to all households and businesses in the neighborhood.  To ensure a smooth transition, Al has agreed to provide training to the new coordinator.  If you're interested in helping out, send us an email at  LENA Board would like to recognize and thank Al for his years of service.  Thank you, Al!    

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  
Member's Corner

Meet our new Board member! 

Nancy Werlain joins LENA Board this past month as a member-at large.  Read her bio HERE...
Back by popular demand, the St Luke's Storytelling and Drama Workshop returns this summer!  Click here for the flyer!
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.....
The Sunset Music Series
As the Sunset Music Series, which take place on the shores of Lake Monona enters its 4th year we are encouraged by the attendance of neighbors, friends, and families in the adjacent east side neighborhoods. We strive to deliver a family friendly, laid-back and professionally run event.
As the music series grows and becomes established we see it as an opportunity to help raise funding, awareness, and collaboration among the East Side Neighborhood Coalition. The trial run last year was successful which led to the expansion to other nearby neighborhoods.  The arrangement is similar to other Madison neighborhoods run festivals where community  volunteers run a beverage area and tips are donated back to the organization.  We are excited to welcome LENA onboard at the July 13th event.  Check out the schedule in the Announcements section of the newsletter! 
The East Side Club
Steeped in a rich history of tradition and community involvement, the East Side Club has long been the gathering place for many groups. With its stunning panoramic views of the Madison skyline and the Capitol’s dome along the shores of Lake Monona, the East Side Club offers a wide range of choices for any banquet, corporate meeting, wedding, anniversary, fundraiser, business or social event.
Ask Us About Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank You to: East Side Club as they renewed their sponsorship with us! Be sure to check out the article announcing the Sunset Music Series for the summer!   

             Join Us!

06/23/2017 - Neighborhood Garage Sale Weekend
07/01/2017 - Special Event - Rutabaga Outing
07/13/2017 - LENA @Sunset Music Series
07/23/2017 - Neighborhood Picnic
07/30/2017 - LENA @Atwood Fest
08/01/2017 - Neighborhood Night Out
10/21/2017 - Fall Fest
11/08/2017 - LENA Annual Meeting
11/11/2017 - Rake Fest

Volunteers Needed to help with any of the upcoming events.  Email Lake Edge board members for details. 
Around Us

Make Music Madison

Registration is now open for both musicians and venues for our annual solstice celebration held on June 21st. We are Performed by Anyone and Enjoyed by Everyone, and encourage all musicians young and old to join us in this celebration of Madison.  You have until May 19th to register.  Visit the Make Music Madison website to register!  
Purchase season tickets at a discounted price here.
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