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President's Note

It is hard to believe that this is the last edition of the year.  It wasn't that long ago when we made the change to electronic format and increased the frequency of the publishing schedule.  Believe it or not, I struggle to pen a few words each month and oddly, I managed to get it done.  As they say, 'tis the season to be thankful and let those words be my guide in this month's column.  
Over the course of the year, I received feedback and comments in various forms from neighbors acknowledging the efforts and work we're doing which is a great indication that we're heading in the right direction!  I think it's safe to say that we're glad and happy to serve.  And of course, please let us know if there are any activities you'd like to see repeated as we look into the new year. 
I'd like to acknowledge and thank our neighborhood sponsors; MGE, Jr's Mulch, Movin' Out, The East Side Club and Sunset Music Series, Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic, Monona Grove Nursery School, Monona East Side Business Alliance, Lake Edge Lutheran Church, and Monona Shoe Repair for their generous contributions and in taking the leap with us.  Last but not least, thank you to Pinney Library for continuing to host our meetings.  Be sure to pay a visit or support our neighborhood sponsors and
thank them for being wonderful neighbors! 
Looking ahead, we've lots of new and exciting opportunities coming to Lake Edge: new playground equipment, neighborhood public CSA site, and a rather unique opportunity to contribute to Allis Elementary and our neighborhood.  Be sure to check out the articles and announcements in this edition to learn more about them!  In the meanwhile, please stay warm and have a wonderful happy holidays!    

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.  This is happening!  Come to the next public input meeting on Tuesday, January 10 from 6 to 7:30PM at the Pinney Library where two playground concepts will be presented.  

Children are most welcomed as they are the stakeholders! 
Meet Our Farmers!
Lake Edge CSA - It is happening!  In partnership with our friends at FairShare Coalition, we have identified a farm that meets our needs; My Fine Homestead.  I've had the pleasure in meeting Stacey Fiener and Bill Meyer last week to discuss the logistics to ensure we're ready for the upcoming growing season.  Learn more about the program here.  If you're interested however have not yet responded, there is still time.  Access the survey here: CSA Membership - Community Interest Survey  
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.  
Join LENA for the annual Winter Party on January 29 at the VFW (301 Cottage Grove Road).  More details to come. 
Member's Corner

Monona Off-Leash Dog Park

by Lori Scarlett, DVM, Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic

One of my favorite things to do with my dog is to go to a local dog park.  Letting him play with other dogs, being told how handsome he is, and getting to talk about dogs with other people is a highlight of my weekend and his!  Unfortunately, sometimes having to drive a distance to get to a dog park stops me from going.  READ MORE...
Do you have a great photo of the Monona East Side community? Consider submitting it for the 2017 cover photo contest! The 2016 edition was a stunning photo of sailboats on Lake Monona provided by Matt Lueck from the Lake Monona Sailing Club.  Read MORE...

Effort Feeds Children and Strengthens Neighborhood

by Pastor Lex Liberatore, Lake Edge UCC and LENA member

Beginning in late January a new community partnership will address hunger and bring our Lake Edge neighborhood together.  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

Lower Insurance Rates

The nation’s leading supplier of data and analytics for the property/casualty insurance industry has named Madison “Wisconsin’s newest Class 1 fire protection community.” It’s a distinction shared by only three other cities in the state.  READ MORE...
Check out the newsfeed for up-to-date events and news that effect us on our website: Lake Edge News and Neighborhood News

Volunteer Opportunity:  The East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging provides nutritious meals for seniors in the community. EMMCA is looking for one or two volunteers to help with our EMMCA Senior Dining Site each Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church on Cottage Grove Road. Volunteers would work between 11am-1pm. READ MORE...

Not able to attend the conference this fall?  Thanks to the Madison City Channel, you can view some of the taped sessions here
Olbrich Biergarten - An Update

Read updated information on our website or follow the discussion in our Facebook group.
Our Sponsors
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