The Wisconsin Well Women Program offers free screening services to eligible women. Contact them for more details!
What will you be doing Sunday, July 31? Why not volunteer for the 8th Annual Ride the Drive presented by Trek and Madison Parks?
Volunteer for just two hours or all day (event time: 10:00am-2:00pm). You choose your role and shift. Sign up online at the Ride the Drive website.
All volunteers receive the coveted RTD t-shirt (with new logo!) AND a one-year Madison BCycle membership! Signing up is easy!
We hope to see you Sunday, July 31!
If you have questions, please email Ride the Drive.
Green Madison is all about reducing our energy consumption one step at at time. If Madison can reduce more energy than the other 49 communities competing, the city will win a $5 million prize! You can learn more about the Initiative here: http://www.cityofmadison.com/…/green-madison-aims-for-big-i…If you decide you'd like host an energy party at your house, you'll get a FREE energy report and you and your guests can learn about what rebates are available! http://greenmadison.org/get-involved/energy-house-party/
This is a true win,win for your home and our environment, so please take advantage of this incredible resource.
Multi-Family Buildings - through December 2016
Learn more about it here!
Single Family - it's not too late. Act now!
As part of our approach to win this competition, Green Madison provides a financial incentive for Madison homeowners to have an energy audit. Anyone who attends a short presentation about this initiative and energy audits can have a $99 energy audit. Typically they cost about $400. Anyone who hosts an energy house party can have a free energy audit as a thank you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website for more information at www.Greenmadison.org
We all know how difficult it can be to navigate road construction areas. The businesses in the Cottage Grove Road corridor appreciate your patronage and patience during this challenging time. At the end of October 2016, the improvements will be viewed as a catalyst for redevelopment with much needed bike lanes, turn lanes and a bike signal at the intersection with the Capital City State Trail.
The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) has launched a campaign called Groove On Cottage Grove Road to promote businesses and provide construction updates. The Facebook group can be found here. Updates can also be found on MESBA's website.
18-hold Shamble benefiting EMMCA!
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The MMSD Summer Food Program provides FREE healthy meals and snacks to all children 18 and younger at over 50 sites across the Madison area.
WHEN: June 20 - Aug 12, Monday-Friday, meal times vary by site
WHERE: 50+ sites across Madison, see the attached flyer or click here for the full list of sites
FOR WHO: All children 18 and younger are welcome. No need to sign up or apply, just show up and enjoy.
NEW THIS YEAR: 3 sites - Elver Park, Lake View Elementary, Leopold Elementary - will also provide free meals to adults who accompany children, sponsored by the City of Madison. There will be fun activities provided by REAP Farm to School Program at these three sites.
Check out the flyers here (English) and (Spanish).
The sun is shining on Madison this summer, and the City’s MadiSUN program wants to help residents reap the benefits. Mayor Paul Soglin and the City of Madison have launched two new programs that make it easier and cheaper for local homeowners to install rooftop solar electric systems.
The MadiSUN solar group buy program is designed to simplify the process and reduce the costs of installing solar systems through a group purchase approach. Dozens of local families will go through the installation process at the same time, working with a pre-qualified installer that has been thoroughly vetted and can guarantee a competitive price. The Group Buy program is recruiting interested households from now through September 16.
Interested participants can learn more and sign up at www.madisunsolar.com or click here for the full article.
American Councils of International Education is currently recruiting host families for the YEAR program, an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. This fall, two Russian students between the ages of 19 and 21 will be coming to Madison to spend the 2016-17 academic year studying at Madison College. Elizaveta and Veronika will be arriving on a competitive scholarship as a part of the first ever delegation of the YEAR Program. Designed to support person-to-person diplomacy and foster greater cultural understanding between the U.S. and Russia at a time of growing tension, the YEAR program (Year of Exchange in America for Russians) will provide full university scholarships to approximately 75 Russian students who have outstanding academic records, excellent English, and a strong interest in learning about U.S. culture.
Two of these young people will be living with host families in the Madison community, and are excited about the opportunity to share their culture while learning about the American lifestyle. During their year, they will become members of local families while forming friendships at Madison College and in the general Madison community. They are involved leaders in their home communities, and are eager to explore new leadership roles during their time in the U.S.
Veronika is pursuing a degree in computer science and plans to work in IT someday. Her English is superb and has been honed through several years of study, including competing in the English Language Olympiads in her school and city. Elizaveta is studying English language & literature with a minor in translation studies, though her true passion is fashion. She hopes to one day open up her own fashion design business and to write a fashion blog.
Families and individuals as diverse as America itself can host YEAR students. We ask only that they be open to new cultural perspectives and ready to help a young student adapt to life abroad while providing a comfortable bed, a quiet place to study, daily meals, and friendly conversation. I have attached a flier with more details about the program as well as the host family application. Anyone who is interested in learning more or in applying can contact me at email@example.com or 608-515-0547.
Click here to learn more about the program or apply here!
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