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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free BB camp, Neighb. News, VOTE!

Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood e-News  
                                                May 30, 2012

The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule.  The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.  Our neighborhood is in Madison & Fitchburg.
               President, Bob Hague,   218-1760
               News contact, Mary Mullen,  298-0843
               Website: <>   (under construction)
               On Facebook:  Just type Dunn’s Marsh into the Facebook search box.
Lots is going on in the neighborhood, around Madison, and in the state.  Both the calendar and the article list look long, but many of the articles are very short.  
Whatever your opinion on the RECALL of the Governor and Lt. Governor, you’ll definitely want to vote either by absentee ballot or at the polls on Tuesday, June 5, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.  See articles 9, and 17-24.  The DMNA is prevented by its bylaws from taking a position on the candidates, but it does urge you to learn about the issues in more depth than from TV ads and to seriously consider what’s best for the state, for its people as a whole, and for yourself.

Calendar (# denotes the articles with more information)
Now through June 1 - Absentee Voting - #9, 18-20         June 7 - Girl Scout Benefit - #4
May 30 - Marlborough Park Cleanu - #10                          June 11 - Concerts at McKee Park - #5
May 31 - Deadline-Energy Assistance Applic. - #1            June 13-August 1 - Family Grief Support - #25
June 1 - Deadline for Basketball Camp - #2                       June 16 - Field trip to “Field of Dreams” - #6
June 1 - Last day to plant garden plots - #11                       June 16 - Garden Security Workshop - #12
June 3 - Ride the Drive event         - #3                               June 17 & July 15 - Aquadash - #7
June 5 - RECALL ELECTION - #9, 18-24                     June 20 - Verona Rd. Open House -  #15
June 6 - Verona Rd. Open House -  #15                              June 29-30 - Free Dental Care - #27
June 6 - DMNA Council Meeting                                       July 18 - Verona Rd. Open House - #15
   at Prairie UU Society, 7 p.m.
          This summer
1 -Home Energy Assistance Application Deadline, May 31
2 - FREE Basketball Camp, Registration Due June 1
   (Attachments:  “1 basketball flyer front.jpg”  & “2 basketball application.jpg”)
3 - Ride the Drive - Downtown - Sunday, June 3, 10a.m.-3p.m.
4 - Girl Scout Benefit June 7
5 - Concerts at McKee Park Begin June 11
6 - Father’s Day Field Trip, June 16
7 - Young Swimmers Can Compete in MSCR AquaDash
(Attachment:  3 Aquadash flyer.jpg)
8 -Lake Vista Café Opens on Monona Terrace!
           In the Neighborhood
9 - Need a Ride to Absentee Vote or Register to Vote?
10 - Park Clean-Up Scheduled for Marlborough Park, May 30
11 - Garden Plots May Be Available in Marlborough Community Garden
(Attach: “4 pics Marlb park”)
12 - Garden Security and Prevention Workshop June 16 at Marlborough  
13 - Neighbor Donna Clark Passes
14 - Verona Road Presentation Draws Neighbors May 17
(Attachments: “5 Verona Rd model.jpg” & 6 pics demolition.jpg”)
                                                                                                     (more articles, next page)
15 - Verona Road Meeting Materials and Video Recording Available On-Line  
16 - Preparing Your Mac to Play FACT TV Videos
17 - Voter Turnout for June 5 Recall Election Expected to Rival Presidential Percentages
           (Attachment: “7 pics pollworkers.jpg”)

            Voter Info         
18 - Madison Offers Extended Hours for Absentee Voting
19 - Fitchburg Clerk’s Office Open 7:30 am-4:30 pm
20 - Some Facts about Absentee Voting
21 - Voting Requirements Reviewed
22 - Check Your Individual Voter Registration and Polling Place
23 - Where to Vote Tuesday, June
24 - Overwhelmed with Political Ads on TV?

25 - Agrace HospiceCare to Offer Summer Support for Families Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
26 - Partnerships, Innovation, Overcome Year of Challenges
by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi
27 - Free Dental Care June 29 - 30


This summer

1 - Home Energy Assistance Application Deadline, May 31
            (Attachments:  “1 basketball flyer front.jpg”  & “2 basketball application.jpg”)

Thursday, May 31 is the deadline for applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program, available to help low-income and elderly residents pay their heat and electricity bills.

More than 9,000 Dane County households have received assistance through the program since the heating season began last September; the average grant is $275. Energy Services, a Madison nonprofit organization, administers the program in Dane County and 16 other Wisconsin counties.

For more information, call 608-333-0333.
2 - FREE Basketball Camp, Registration Due June 1

Parents…. Here is an opportunity for your child to attend a free one day basketball camp with Devin Harris …..former Badger star and now playing in the pros.

Youth going into 6th grade in the fall through 8th grade are able to attend.   Parents need to complete the attached form and turn it in by Friday, June 1.  It can be turned in to the YRC Coordinator a your child’s school or to Ian Hannah/MSCR, 3802 Regent Street, Madison.
250 kids will be able to attend for free, but that number is for all of Madison.  Free transportation from this area will be provided from the Allied Boys & Girls Club to the camp and back.  Leave time will be provided to parents once they are notified that their child is one of the 250.

3 - Ride the Drive-Downtown- Sunday, June 3, 10a.m. – 3p.m.

The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, on Sunday, June 3 from 10am-3pm. Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms some of Madison's streets into a public promenade. During the event, roads in the five mile route are open for participants to bike, skate or walk through some of Madison's signature streets - including John Nolen Drive, East Washington, and State Street. The event is free and open to the public. Along the route, there will be activities, informational booths, musicians, food vendors and a drawing for prizes.
Ride the Drive is a festival on wheels!   Along the route, there will be activities, informational booths, musicians, food vendors and a drawing prizes.
Family Drive (Brittingham Park) feature bouncy houses, kids games, food and fun.
Madison Parks Village (Capitol Square) features, food, vendor booths, and live music from local musicians.
Parade Drive (John Nolen Drive/Lakeside Street) features a climbing wall, bicycle demos, games and vendor booths.
Bike Avenue (John Nolen Drive and Wilson/under Monona Terrace) features free bike demos, a climbing wall, and Tunes in the Tunnel.
For a full listing of events, vendors and locations, please visit the Ride the Drive website.
Volunteers still needed
It’s not too late to volunteer for this event. Volunteers are essential to the success of the event. Bring a friend and have twice the fun! To register please go to the Ride the Drive website.
Thank you sponsors!
The success of the event is thanks to our sponsors and supporters:  Trek, Schwinn, Triple M 105.5, Charlie FM, WOLX 94.9, and UWSP Adventure Tours.
                                                                                    from City of Madison
4 - Girl Scout Benefit June 7

“BE THE HERO Benefit for CampHERO” is a family friendly fundraising event for the Girl Scouts of WI new summer camp, CampHERO. The event features a Madison based Disco band, VO5, voted Madison's Best Rock Band 2010. Beer, wine, soda, and water, food, Sumo wrestling, dunk tank, and Velcro wall, yard games, photos with local police, fire, and EMS women, celebrity bartenders, and large silent auction are all part of the evening.
The event runs from 6:00 p.m. til 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Madison Curling Club in McFarland, 4802 Marsh Road. The band starts playing at 7pm. $10 is the suggested cover. See <>  for more info, or call Co-Chair Lori at 608-213-5441. For directions to the curling club, go to <>
CampHERO is a summer camp designed to help girls develop courage, gain confidence and build character while introducing them to the protective services. Girls will explore their interests and skills through experiential activities in the areas of police, fire, emergency medical services and dispatch.
Donations for the silent auction are requested.  Some of the items already available are:
Green Bay Packers Football Autographed by the 2011 team
Summerfest Tickets
Milwaukee Brewers Club Level tickets valued at $48 each
Chula Vista waterpark passes
Madison Children's Museum passes
Betty Lou Cruise
Kid Bowling Parties at Schwoeglers and Spartan Bowl
Up North Chartered Fishing Trip for two value $600
Bolders Climbing Gym Climbing Passes
Fired Up Pottery Certificates
Local Restaurant Dining Certificates
Artwork that is limited edition and signed
Antique Fire Truck ride with a retired Firefighter
Fire Station Brunch or Dinner and a Tour at Various Madison Fire Stations
130 sq ft of Hardwood Flooring

E-mail for an event poster and/or a CampHERO flyer for girls K-12th grade, held July 15-28.

5 - Concerts at McKee Park Begin June 11
In the mood for a free concert?   Then Concerts at McKee may be just your thing.  They occur on one Monday night each month, namely on June 11, July 9, and August 13.
They are held at McKee Farms Park, 2930 Chapel Valley Road.  The park is accessible off McKee Road/PD.  Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.
On Monday, June 11 Westside Andy and the Glen Davis Due will perform.  Tony Rocker will present “Tribute to Elvis” on July 9.  And on August 12, the Steve Meisner Polka Band will entertain.
Food and drink is available to purchase at each concert.  Remember, the concert itself is FREE.
6 - Father’s Day Field Trip, June 16

GREAT FATHER'S DAY IDEA!  Register for the MSCR Family Day Trip to the "Field of Dreams" Movie site and the "Mississippi River Museum" in Dubuque, Iowa on Saturday, June 16th.  Price is only $45 and includes transportation and admission! For more information or to register go to our website < <> >  and search program code 39441.
                                                                        gleaned from Prairie Hills neighborhood newsletter

7 - Young Swimmers Can Compete in MSCR AquaDash
(Attachment:  3 Aquadash flyer.jpg)
Young swimmers can compete in 2 great Madison School Community Recreation events on Sunday June 17 and Sunday July 15.  
The competition will be held at the Goodman Aquatic Center, 7762 W. Hwy. PD, Verona.
Check the attached flyer for more information and a registration form.

8 -Lake Vista Café Opens on Monona Terrace!
The Lake Vista Café on the Monona Terrace rooftop announces its hours of operation for 2012.  Beginning May 14, the Café will be open, weather permitting, from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  June, July and August, hours will be extended until 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

The outdoor eatery offers a casual gourmet menu with sweeping views of Lake Monona and the Madison skyline. The Café features a variety of unique appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts, as well as assorted summertime cocktails, beers, and wines.  

Visit Monona Terrace on Facebook < <> > . The full menu is available for viewing on the Monona Terrace website < <> > . Parking is available in the state parking ramp connected to Monona Terrace at One John Nolen Drive.  The Café closes in inclement weather, so please call ahead for information: (608) 261-4053
In the Neighborhood

9 - Need a Ride to Absentee Vote or Register to Vote?

Neighborhood voters who need to register to vote and/or wish to vote absentee at the City Clerk’s office can get a ride by going to the Boys and Girls Club, 4-6 p.m. daily.

10 - Park Clean-Up Scheduled for Marlborough Park, May 30

AmeriCorps Wisconsin will be leading litter pickup in Marlborough Park on Wednesday, May 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
For more information contact Selena Pettigrew 773-515-7916 or

11 - Garden Plots May Be Available in Marlborough Community Garden (Attach: “4 pics Marlb park”)

The garden plots in the Marlborough Park community garden will be monitored right after the June 1 mandatory planting date.  Those that are not planted will be available for those wanting to garden.
Contact Michelle Shively, 608-246-4730, ext 209, if you wish to be put on a waiting list for an available plot.  Michelle is the Community Action Coalition Community Gardens Specialist who oversees the Marlborough Park gardens.  Alternatively, call garden manager Pablo Granados, 213-2612.  Pablo is a native Spanish speaker.
A pre-monitoring walk-through on May 25 indicated that well over a dozen plots have not been planted yet.
                                                                                               by Mary Mullen

12 - Garden Security and Prevention Workshop June 16 at Marlborough  

Whether you are a gardener in the Marlborough Community Garden or a member of the surrounding community, you are invited to meet on Saturday, June 16, 1-3 pm, to discuss improving garden security and preventing theft.  The meeting will be held at the Marlborough Park Shelter.
Stay for ice cream after the meeting.
RSVP please, to Michelle Shively, 608-246-4730, ext. 208, or
                                                            from Michelle Shively, CACSCW

13 - Neighbor Donna Clark Passes

Donna Marie Clark, age 78, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her home in Madison. Donna and her husband James lived on Nieman Place off of Britta Parkway. They recently moved as their apartment building was brought by WI DOT for Verona Rd construction.  

Jim and Donna both used walkers to get around and rode the Madison Metro bus every day.

She was born April 26, 1934, to Fred and Elsie (Norberg) Jestila in Waukegan, Ill. Donna loved the Lord, reading the Scriptures, and working at Fazoli’s.  The funeral was held on May 26.
                                                            information provided by a frequent bus rider
14 - Verona Road Presentation Draws Neighbors May 17
(Attachments: “5 Verona Rd model.jpg” & 6 pics demolition.jpg”)

Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff predicted that the Verona Road/Beltline project would provide “a renaissance for Dane County” and referred to “our friends from DOT.”  Perhaps the Mayor took his cue from Wisconsin State Journal headline earlier in the day that proclaimed “Huge project to be ‘renaissance’ of area,” but no other attendees who spoke at the May 17 informational meeting indicated any such high hopes.
The meeting at the Fitchburg Public Library was attended by a standing-room-only crowd including at least 7 people from the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood.   Four neighborhood residents made comments or asked questions including Fitchburg Alder Carol Poole, Donna Sarafin, Susan Tesarik, and Mary Mullen.  All attendees had a chance to make further comments in writing.
Carol Poole expressed her concern for access across Verona Road for fire-fighters and EMS personnel during construction.  She wants these entities to be notified in advance of plans affecting access.
Donna Sarafin suggested that the painted bike lanes on Seminole should be widened and the traffic lanes narrowed to give motorists the idea that this is a local street where slow speed is a necessity.    
Susan Tesarik was concerned about the sound walls and whether the ones on the north side of the Beltline would reflect noise into the neighborhood or would be made of sound-absorbing materials.  Yes, they will absorb sound.  Several designs were offered.  One design is like the walls on the Beltline between Whitney Way and Verona Road and along the Interestate.  
Mary Mullen brought up the issue of offering fixtures and landscaping for reuse prior to demolition of buildings and also said it would be a good idea to notify residents of schedules for things that will be happening in the neighborhood such as demolitions.  Presenters suggested signing up for updates by going to the WisDOT website.  People can sign up for updates at WisDOT at <>
The new plans on display showed a multitude of things.   One map showed that pedestrians and bikers could approach the new ped/bike bridge both from Whenona Drive and Niemann Place.  A previous map showed access only from Niemann.  The DMNA had suggested having access from Whenona as is true now.   
Traffic increases on diversion routes were noted on another display.   A 25-30% increase in traffic on Seminole Highway is expected during peak hours.  This translates as 350-450 more vehicles during peak hours, a larger increase than on any route other than PD.
It was a surprise to learn that the plans now call for a limestone-like finish for the retaining walls and embankments at the Verona Rd/Beltline  intersection and at the location of the roundabout under Verona Road closer to McDonalds.  This would make it a moot point to have art be a part of the project as originally promised.
Owners and residents on the properties that front the Beltline and Verona Road (called “receptors”) could vote on whether they want the proposed sound walls.  One 22-foot-high wall is proposed to protect the subsidized housing on Britta Parkway and the remaining apartment building on Niemann Place.
Click on attachments 4 and 5 to see a model of the Verona Road plan and demolition that has already taken place due to this project.  Construction is planned for 2014.
                                                                                                            by Mary Mullen

15 - Verona Road Meeting Materials and Video Recording Available On-Line

In case you missed the public information meeting on May 17, some of the materials displayed and distributed are now available on the project web site under "Public involvement" - < <> > .
A special thanks to Fitchburg Community Access Television (FACTv) for recording the meeting. To view the meeting, click "Watch Now" on the following link - <> < <> > .  (See the article below if you have a Mac because you will have to download a special free viewer.)
Note - voting for the proposed noise barriers will end on Monday, June 18.
Open house meetings will occur at two different locations during the next six months (July - December) to promote public understanding of the project. On June 6 and 18 they will be at Upper Iowa State University, 4601 Hammersley Rd from 5-8 p.m.  On June 20, an open house will be held at the Boys and Girls Club, 4619 Jenewein, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m  Information on additional dates and times can be viewed on the project web site under "Scheduled/future meetings" on the "Public involvement" page.
For more information contact:
Mark Vesperman, WisDOT Project Manager < <> >  (608) 246-7548
                                    from Verona Road Project Team (WisDOT and Strand Consultants)
16 - Preparing Your Mac to Play FACT TV Videos

Mac owners trying to access Fitchburg’s FactTV videos may need to download special free software to view them. Last September Rick Eilertson and Fact TV staff suggested that Mac users might need the Quicktime plugin order to play Windows Media files. It's called Flip 4 Mac.  It’s free.
Here’s the link: <>

17 - Voter Turnout for June 5 Recall Election Expected to Rival Presidential Percentages
           (Attachment: “pics pollworkers.jpg”)

The Madison City Clerk’s Office expects record-breaking voter participation in the June 5 recall election.  In fact, the turnout is predicted to match a presidential election.  That would mean long lines at times.  
If you have a choice, vote either in mid morning or early in the afternoon.  A rule of thumb is that ¼ of the voters come between 7 and 10 a.m., another ¼ between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.. and the last half between 4 and 8 p.m. when the polls close.  Another choice is to vote absentee in the Clerk’s Office by June 1.  See articles #18 and# 19 for hours.
Turnout in the recall primary in Madison on May 8 was 41% overall.
How did local Madison polling place  do?  Not quite as well. The Madison polling place at Head Start achieved a 32.5% level according to the 8 pm report on May 8.  This was much, much better than in February when only 77 people voted, or just 8.2%.
However, the May 8 turnout here - as compared to turnout at the Thoreau School polling place - was rather anemic.  Nakoma area voters there turned out at a 55.3% rate according to the report.
Does this tell you why Nakoma might have more “pull” than people on this side of the Beltline? Actually, we do quite well at influencing what happens around us, due to active neighborhood associations and an alder who listens to us.
The Fitchburg District 1 polling place that includes the Fitchburg part of our neighborhood plus some other Fitchburg neighborhoods had a 34.9% turnout on May 8.  This compares to the spring presidential primary on April 3 when 23.5% of the registered voters came to the Fitchburg District 1 polls.  In February, just 7.7% of registered voters cast their ballots.
                                                                                                            by Mary Mullen
Voter Info       

18 - Madison Offers Extended Hours for Absentee Voting

Absentee voting in the Madison City Clerk’s Office began on Monday, May 21 and will continue through Friday, June 1.  
If you aren’t registered yet, take your Wisconsin driver’s license and a utility bill, printed bank statement, or lease.  You will need the item addressed to you at your current address only if your driver’s license doesn’t have the address you live at now.
The Madison City Clerk’s Office will offer extended hours for absentee voting:   8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1.
The Clerk’s Office in the City-County Building on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, just a block off the Square.
19 - Fitchburg Clerk’s Office Open 7:30 am-4:30 pm

Fitchburg residents who wish to register or vote absentee may do so at the Fitchburg City Clerk’s Office, 5520 Lacy Road, 7:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday through June 1.
20 - Some Facts about Absentee Voting

On Tuesday, June 5, there will be recall elections for Governor and Lt. Governor all over the state. Governor Walker will face challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.  Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will face Madison Firefighter Mahlon Mitchell.  To see the candidates on your ballot, visit <> .

In-person absentee voting began on Monday, May 21, and will conclude on Friday, June 1, at 5 pm or the close of business, whichever is later in your municipality. New absentee voting laws became effective on April 20.

It is now a felony to vote at the polls if you have returned your absentee ballot to the Clerk’s Office. Previously, you could change your mind about who you were voting for and could cast a vote at the polls as long as you arrived at the polling place before they processed your absentee ballot.

Now absentee voters may only change their vote if they request a new ballot from the Clerk by the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot (5 p.m. the Thursday before the election for most voters, 5 p.m. the Friday before the election for indefinitely confined and military voters, and the close of business the Friday before the election for in-person absentee voters).

For more information about the Recall Elections, please visit the Government Accountability Board <>  website.

The League of Women Voters will not be producing a voter guide for the recall elections. However, Wisconsin Public Television and Radio has a good site <>  with nonpartisan information about candidates. <>
                                                                       from  League of Women Voters of Dane Co., Inc.
21 - Voting Requirements Reviewed
  • To register to vote and to vote, eligible voters must be United States citizens, age 18 or older by Election Day, and residents in a municipality (city, town, or village), or ward within a municipality, for 28 days before an election.
  • Any persons convicted of felony are not allowed to register or to vote unless their civil rights have been restored by completing their terms of sentence, including probation or parole.
  • Your municipality for voting purposes is where you actually live, not necessarily the same reference as your post office or phone.
  • Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
                                                                 from  League of Women Voters of Dane Co., Inc.

22 - Check Your Individual Voter Registration and Polling Place

To check individual voter registration status and polling place, as well as sample ballots, visit the Governmental Accountability Board’s Voter Public Access <> site.
                                                            from  League of Women Voters of Dane Co., Inc.

23 - Where to Vote Tuesday, June
Voters who live in the Madison part of the neighborhood cast their ballots at the Head Start Building, 2096 Red Arrow Trail, near McDonalds.
Voters who live in the Fitchburg part of the neighborhood cast their ballots at Fitchburg Fire Station #2, 5415 King James Way, on the other side of Verona Road and just north of McKee Road (Co. Rd. PD).  This location is about a mile from our neighborhood.

The recall election will be held on Tuesday, June 5. Voters will choose whether Tom Barrett will replace Governor
Scott Walker and whether Mahlon Mitchell will take over from Lt. Governor Roberta Kleefisch.
If needed, you can get a free ride to the polls by calling Union Cab.

24 - Overwhelmed with Political Ads on TV?

Turns out that political ads on TV - constant, overwhelming, and expensive as they may be - are not the best way to influence voters.
A recent chart I saw shows that one-on-one conversations are by far the most effective, followed by door-to-door canvassing.  Phone calls, postcard-writing, and e-mail “blasts” vie for much less effective third place.   TV ads take a distant 6th place.
The chart did not distinguish between robo-calls and real person calls.

25 - Agrace HospiceCare to Offer Summer Support for Families Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

This summer, Agrace HospiceCare will host a free seven-week grief support group for elementary through high-school aged children and their parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a loved one.
The Family Series Support Group will take place each Wednesday, June 13 through August 1, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club, 7907 UW Health Court in Middleton. The group will not meet July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Participants are divided into groups by age, and children complete an activity that fosters a discussion among their peer group. In addition to receiving grief support, the adults’ group discusses concepts specific to parenting after a death. Light refreshments are served at each session.
Pre-registration is required for this free series. To register, call Jessie Shiveler at (608) 327-7135. Agrace recommends waiting two to three months after a death before joining a grief support group.
Here’s a testimonial from a young person who attended a previous series: “I like going to group--It’s fun to meet new friends and do crafts. I feel like I can talk about my dad and not hold everything in my brain!”

                                                                                                            from Agrace HospiceCare
26 - Partnerships, Innovation, Overcome Year of Challenges
by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

April 19th marked my first year as your new Dane County Executive – a year when I formed new partnerships to address the great challenges our county faced.
My first budget came with historic challenges.  But I worked with our workers to find nearly $2 million in savings for this year and the next.  
And when the state budget left Dane County with a historic budget deficit, I got to work achieving new community partnerships that prevented devastating cuts to human services and actually increased dollars to programs that protect our most vulnerable.
As Dane County was feeling the effects of the national economic downturn, I brought together hundreds of economic development leaders, government officials, businesses, and workers, to get their advice and ideas. Afterwards, I created the county’s first Office of Jobs and Prosperity to aid in our recovery.
Pollution in our lakes is a problem as well, and we know what must be done.  I have brought together the public and private sector, farmers and the business community, to form unprecedented partnerships that will clean up our lakes at a critical time.
As our gas prices continue to climb, costing taxpayer dollars – I expanded the effort to convert landfill gas into cleaner, cheaper home grown fuel for the county fleet.
And when we needed to determine the future of two critical county facilities – The Alliant Energy Center and the landfill – I formed a task force that is charting a course to keep important partners like World Dairy Expo in Dane County, and developed a comprehensive solid waste strategy that will extend the life of our landfill for decades.
This year proved if there was a challenge, we could overcome it.  If there was a problem, we could solve it by working together the Dane County way.  I look forward to working with you in the year ahead as your County Executive.
                                                            by Co. Executive Joe Parisi
27 - Free Dental Care June 29 - 30  (Repeated from May 7 e-News)

The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation/WDA Mission of Mercy will be hosting the largest dental mission ever staged in the United States on June 29 - 30 at the Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center.  The Hall will be transformed into a large-scale dental clinic treating adults and children with limited financial resources or who are otherwise unable to visit a dental office.  This two-day event includes over 1,800 volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, students, and community workers from throughout Wisconsin.
WHAT:      4th Annual WDA Foundation and WDA Mission of Mercy
WHEN:     Patient Care - Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30
                  Doors open at 5:30 am.  Approximately 1,700 patients will be treated each day on a first-                come, first-served basis until about 5:00 pm.
WHERE:  Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison
WDA Mission of Mercy needs both dental/medical personnel and non-professionals to volunteer for this event.  Volunteers may work in one the areas listed after their job titles* or may choose to assist in any of the non-dental positions.  All dentists and hygienists delivering patient care must hold a current Wisconsin license.  Every dental/medical volunteer listed below must have current heptavax shots if working any of the dental/medical positions.  All work is done under local anesthetic; no nitrous or sedation will be available. All volunteers must be at least eighteen years old.  More than 1,800 volunteers are needed.
             *For more information on this event and the volunteer opportunities, go to <>
                                                                        from our Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Terese Berceau
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