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The Lake Edge News

President's Note

Summer is here and it's here to stay!  I hope everyone is enjoying the time outside and to explore the activities the city and surrounding areas have to offer.  Summer means many things and the first that came to mind is vacation!  That said, the turnout at the Lake Edge Park Shelter Grand Reopening Celebration was outstanding!  It was a sight to remember.  The LENA Board and I are thrilled to see the support from the neighborhood.  Keep it up!  
We've plenty of activities in queue.  Check out the events calendar and our website regularly for up-to-date listing.  We are continually updating the website to ensure you have the current information and events are typically posted on our Facebook page and NextDoor.  Be sure to follow us!    
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge by thanking Dar McDuffee, long time neighbor and fellow LENA Board Member, for her contributions as an at-large member.  Dar has recently resigned from the Board.  We hope to see you around, Dar!  

Welcome and Thank You to: Monona East Side Business Alliance and Lake Edge Lutheran Church to our growing list of sponsors!  Check out their websites to learn more by clicking on the business logos in the Our Sponsors section!
What's New
Food Carts in Lake Edge
Following the success of the grand re-opening celebration of the Lake Edge Park Shelter, there was a general consensus from the neighbors to a dinner night out with food carts.  Although the dinner locations for the season have been set, we were able to negotiate with the Let's Eat Out! organization.  For a limited time, Food Carts will be present at the Lake Edge Park, every Tuesdays starting from July 12 thru August 2 from 5 to 7:30PM.  Please note that this is a pilot and if you would like this to be a regular event in our neighborhood, please be sure to show up and help spread the word!  

The Sunset Music Series

If you've missed us last month, no worries, LENA has another opportunity to manage the Ale Asylum beverage tent at the Tiki Bar in this unique outreach and fundraising opportunity sponsored by the East Side Club.  Come check us out on July 28 at the East Side Club!  
Member's Corner

Gettin' Messy in the Summer

by Sue Carr, Director and Teacher at MGNS

Kids love to get messy! Summer is the perfect time for them to explore their 5 senses through play. Pushing kids to explore “what happens if” focuses them on scientific thinking. Having kids try new things stretches their brain and their connections to other aspects of their life. Head outside to play, grab the hose, and try some of these fun activities.  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!

Join the LENA Board!  We have a vacancy for an at-large member.  If you are interested, please email Angela or consider nominating a member.  Note that the nominee must be a current member of the Association.  
Storytelling and Drama Workshop
Don't forget to sign up for the workshop!  This is an exclusive event for Lake Edge children sponsored by St Luke's Episcopal Church.  Spaces are limited.  Click here for details.
A Word From Our Sponsor.......

Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic

Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic has been seeing neighborhood cats and dogs since April 2013.  Before opening the clinic on Monona Dr., Dr. Lori Scarlett (pictured right) previously practiced in Durham, NC for 11 years before moving to Wisconsin and practicing in McFarland for 7 years. Four Lakes Vet offers complete care for your dogs and cats, including diet and behavioral advice, dental and surgical procedures, in-house laboratory testing, and physical exams.  We practice Fear Free techniques to help lower the stress and anxiety in both pets and their owners. We offer a Free Vaccines for Life program, which allows us to emphasize wellness, rather than "just vaccines."  Dental procedures include full mouth x-rays and charting of all the teeth, not just cleaning.  We have digital x-rays and, should your pet need a cardiac or abdominal ultrasound, have specialists who come to the clinic.  We are a Gold Certified Cat Friendly practice and offer cat boarding and grooming.  We are proud to be a part of the Monona business community and of the Lake Edge Neighborhood and look forward to being involved for years to come!

Lake Edge Lutheran Church and Building Bridges

  Earlier this year Lake Edge Lutheran Church, which is predominantly white and the mostly black Christ the Solid Rock received a $20,000 grant to "build bridges" between the congregations.  The goal is to address issues of racial inequity with potlucks, book groups, vacation bible school and musical events that are free and open to all.  
A jazz concert featuring Latin American beats and New Orleans rhythms is the latest event in an ongoing collaboration between the two east side faith communities.  Visit, by phone, 608-222-7339, or view the event flyer in the Announcements section of the newsletter for more information.  

Ask Us About Sponsorship Opportunities

             Join Us!

7/28/2016 - Sunset Music Series
7/30/2016 - Lake Edge Garden Tour
8/13/2016 - Storytelling & Drama Workshop
8/14/2016 - Summer Picnic
10/23/2016 - Rake Fest
10/29/2016 - Fall Fest
11/09/2016 - Annual Meeting
Volunteers Needed to help with any of the upcoming events.  Email Lake Edge board members for details. 
Around Us
Ongoing Events

Free Energy Audit

Summer Food Program

YEAR Program - Host a Russian Student

Rooftop Solar Systems

Month of July Events

Ride the Drive

Jazz Concert featuring Latin American beats and New Orleans rhythms.
Sunday, August 14 from 6 to 9 PM

Click on the image for further details.
Dog Wash benefiting WisCares at the Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic.  

Saturday, August 20 from 1 to 3PM

Click on the image for further details.
Our Sponsors
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