Popular pen pal program connects Northside students with employees at Great Lakes

By Erika Zar Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation A pen pal program that pairs students at Gompers Elementary and Black Hawk Middle Schools with employees at Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation &...

Art in the garden

By Kathie Wagner VSA Students at Mendota Elementary School recently “planted” some unusual items in the school garden, the result of a 30-hour artist residency conducted by VSA Wisconsin, an organization that makes...

Vera Court Neighborhood Center receives $50,000 grant

By Rebecca Ressl Vera Court Neighborhood Center The Vera Court Neighborhood Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation (MCF) toward their Vera Vision 2020 campaign. The grant will be...

Conservation crews have a successful burn season in Northside parks

Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Did you notice the flames this spring at Cherokee Marsh, Warner Park and Lake View Hill Park? The Madison Parks Division and Dane County Parks use fire...

Summer fun waits for you at the Troy Kids’ Garden

By Renata Solan Community GroundWorks Summer is just around the corner and summer activities for your children may be just down the block at the Community GroundWorks Troy Kids’ Garden. The Troy Kids’ Garden,...