MSCR receives national award

By Nicole Graper MSCR Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), Madison’s public recreation provider, was presented the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2017 Excellence in Inclusion Award. MSCR offers adaptive recreation...

NECZ program eligibility expands to serve families with toddlers

Leslie McAllister Northside Early Childhood Zone As has been mentioned in previous articles in the Northside News, home visiting is at the core of the Northside Early Childhood Zone (NECZ) services. Trained...

These mittens benefit local food pantries

By Hannah Becker The River Food Pantry What better way to stay warm during Wisconsin’s cold winter months than with mittens that are not only unique and warm, but also benefit local...

AARP Tax-Aide opportunity

The AARP Tax-Aide Program is looking for compassionate, friendly people to join our team of volunteer tax preparers during January through April at the Lakeview Library. Sign up at aarpfoundation.org/taxaide if...

Get to know EMCC: for Northside families and more

By De'Kendrea Stamps East Madison Community Center The East Madison Community Center (EMCC) is a thriving space where children, adults and seniors come to connect with resources necessary to enhance their quality of...

Latino Academy for Workforce Development receives Fund for Women grant

By Norma Gallegos Valles Latino Academy of Workforce Development Cristina started her GED in the spring of 2016. While she was working toward obtaining her degree, she decided to join the Puentes (Bridges)...

Meet us on Lake Mendota for the Frozen Assets Festival

By Adam Sodersten Clean Lakes Alliance Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival highlights the status of our lakes as one of our community’s biggest assets. This event has raised more than half a...

Wild Warner wins $10,000 award

By Tim Nelson Wild Warner Wild Warner recently won a $10,000 prize from American Family Insurance. Here is an excerpt from American Family’s website:“On July 27, 2017, the American Family Insurance National...

Give the Gift of Gobble at The River Food Pantry

By Hannah Becker The River Food Pantry For the past 11 years, The River Food Pantry has been keeping spirits high and stomachs full. Ten-year-old Cassie and her father have been visiting The River...

Free community dinner kicks off environmental justice project

By Midwest Environmental Justice Organization The Northside-based Midwest Environmental Justice Organization has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for its Starkweather Creek environmental justice project to engage low income residents...

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