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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stolen bike / Dunn's Marsh News

                                                                                                                                   June 1, 2013
ARTICLES -  All short & related directly to the neighborhood.  Contact info at end.

1 - Stolen Bike
2 - DMNA Bake Sale  on Britta Drive Saturday
3 - Garden Plots Available - Last Chance
4 - Marlborough Garden Mosaic Tile Grant Approved by City Council
5 - Final Selections For Roundabout Mosaic Figures Made:  Workshops to Follow
(Attachment: “1 pic figure mosaics & ped/bike approach.jpg”)
6 - WisDOT Unveils Plans for “Community Sensitive Solutions” (Art)
   (Attachments: :  “2 pic art locations.jpg” & “1 pics figure mosaics ped-bike approach.jpg”)
7 - Cannonball Path & Frontage Road Bike Path Update
8 - DMNA Council Meets Thursday, June 12

1 - Stolen Bike

Stolen:  women's green hybrid Trek bike with serial number WTU2267798R.  Had a wicker basket on the front when stolen along with a red & white helmet and bike gloves.  Wicker basket has probably been removed.
This bike was stolen Thursday, May 29 from a garage on Crescent Road while the owner was visiting with neighbors next door.
If you have seen this bike or have any information about it, please contact the owner at (608) 698-3947 or

2 - DMNA Bake Sale  on Britta Drive Saturday

Like home-baked goods?  Then check on Britta Drive, on Saturday, June 7 to buy some between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. It’s a short street.  You’ll see the sale in a front yard.
Proceeds go to the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association.
If you would like to donate baked goods to the bake sale,  e-mail Denise at
She’ll let you know where to bring them.
This event is likely to be recurring, so if you can’t get to this one or donate, watch your e-mails.

3 - Garden Plots Available - Last Chance

At this moment there is one garden plot available in the Marlborough Community Garden.  However, some gardeners haven’t planted yet, and if they fail to do so in the next few days, more plots might come up for rent.
If you are interested, e-mail  Spanish-speakers may also contact Angelica at <>  or at 332-4832.

4 - Marlborough Garden Mosaic Tile Grant Approved by City Council

At its May 20 meeting, the Madison City Council approved the mosaic tile art grant for Marlborough Community Garden.   The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association applied for the $918 grant, was supported by the other DMNA (Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association) which offered to serve as the fiscal agent, and gained the recommendation of the Madison Art Commission.  City Council approval was the final step.  Our Alder Maurice Cheeks also strongly supported the application.
As a result, this summer Marlborough Park gardeners, including those from the Dane County Parent Council (Head Start) and the Madison School & Community Recreation Program (MSCR), will be creating 68 glass mosaic tiles for the community garden.  About half of them will be used to label the 16 paths that traverse the gardens, making it easier for gardeners to find their plots at the beginning of the year and for monitors to check garden maintenance (weeds pulled).  Another 26 tiles will spell out “Marlborough Community Garden.” These will be placed along the east edge of the tilled garden parallel to the bike path.  The final 10 will be used to beautify the group gardens kept by the Dane County Parent Council and MSCR kids.
Anyone from the neighborhood, whether connected to the community garden or not, may also participate in making the tiles.
Christina Kantor, community artist, will lead several mosaic-making workshops.  If you want to be involved in this project to learn how to make mosaics on foot-square cement tiles, keep tuned.
                                                                                                by Mary Mullen

5 - Final Selections For Roundabout Mosaic Figures Made:  Workshops to Follow
(Attachment: “1 pic figure mosaics & ped/bike approach.jpg”)

Teacher and Mosaic Artist Elizabeth Doyle announced her final selections for the traced figures that will become mosaics on the walls near the roundabout being constructed under Verona Road.  Eleven figures will be included in 5 panels.
In an e-mail to neighborhood leaders, the artist detailed her choices:
It’s finally Spring! I am sharing the designs I developed over the past few months in the attached document…. The document itself is created by the DOT showing the projects of all three Community Sensitive Solution artists.

I am happy that I was able to incorporate 11 figures in the panels including the following:
Panel 1 - Three figures total. Two female figures from Boys and Girls Club event. The male figure with basketball from the Boys Group at Revival Ridge
Panel 2 - Male figure in wheelchair from Prairie UU (additional tracing event organized by Mary Mullen)
Panel 3 - Four female figures from Prairie UU
Panel 4 - Two male figures from the Second Baptist Church youth group
Panel 5 - Male figure from Boys Group at Revival Ridge

The designs will serve as a guide with allowance for some variation and more details through the tile setting process.

Kids in the neighborhood will be invited to participate in workshops to actually construct these mosaics.  The workshops will be held in 2 different locations, Prairie UU Society and the Boys and Girls Club.
The artist will schedule workshops, mid- to late June at Prairie UU.  She will also be working as an artist in residence of sorts with the Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday and Thursday morning, 9 am-12 noon, June 24-July 24 where she will work with the B&G Club youth clubs.
If you have children and you want to get direct e-mails about these workshops, please respond to this e-mail newsletter with your request and e-mail address.
                                                                                                                        by Mary Mullen

6 - WisDOT Unveils Plans for “Community Sensitive Solutions” (Art)
   (Attachments: :  “1 pic art locations.jpg” & “pics figure mosaics & “2 ped-bike approach.jpg”)

In an April 30 presentation, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) presented plans for the 3 art projects - called “Community Sensitive Solutions” - that will be installed in the neighborhood as part of the Verona Road Project.
One is a light box project that will be installed where Thurston, Allied, and the extension to Carling Drive will come together.
A second one is a set of 5 panels bearing tracings of 11 neighbohood kids that will be turned into mosaics by neighborhood children.  It will be located on a retaining wall on the approach to the roundabout under Verona Road.  The teacher/artist directing this project is Elizabeth Doyle.
The third is a set of 4 large mosaic panels developed by artist Marcia Yapp after consultations with the neighborhood.  Two panels were shown in the presentation, one featuring marsh images, the other activites in the neighborhood.
For a view of the map showing locations and images of the 3 projects, see the attachments.
                                                              by Mary Mullen

7 - Cannonball Path & Frontage Road Bike Path Update

The section of the Cannonball Path that is located in Fitchburg currently is gravel. Fitchburg is planning to wait for the McKee Road/ Hwy PD overpass to be completed; then pave the whole trail from below the Arboretum all the way to the overpass on PD. The ETC (estimated time of completion) is this summer.
Currently the Frontage Road Pedestrian/Bike Path begins at Seminole Hwy and ends to the east at the “Y” in the road. The monies used for that section came from the DOT project.  When will the path be extended down to Todd Drive?  The City of Madison has applied for a grant to extend the multi-use path in front of the Arboretum where it currently ends. There are several grade issues that make this section of path very expensive, $1,000,000+. Once the grant application is approved the City of Madison will place the project in the schedule.
                                                                        from Sheri Carter, Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association


8 - DMNA Council Meets Thursday, June 12

Any resident may attend the regular meeting of the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Council.  The Council meets the second Thursday of the month, 7 pm, Prairie UU Society, 2010 Whenona Drive.

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 & News contact:  Mary Mullen,  298-0843
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---End of the June 1, 2014 Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood News--
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