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Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Donate a little time Madison Parks for some spring cleaning.  Sign up below and join us for two upcoming volunteer work days.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, March 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteer to help out at one of our six dog parks.  Volunteers will help spreading mulch, weeding, and cleaning up the parks.

Sign up today to help out.

Earth Day Challenge, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteers may assist with cleaning up various parks, clearing brush, planting shrubs, or other beautification projects.

Sign to volunteer or host a project here.

Restaurant Offers Free Flap Jacks To Benefit Children's Miracle Network

Restaurant Offers Free Flap Jacks To Benefit Children's Miracle Network

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, which is Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities..       

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Madison area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. 

There are three are IHOP restaurants at 2825 University Avenue, 4614 E. Washington Avenue and 3000 Deerfield Road in Janesville.

Mendota Garden Club Seeking New Members

Mendota Garden Club Seeking New Members

Mendota Garden Club, which maintains the plantings in Warner Park Community Recreation Center, is seeking new members for its Garden Club. 

The club was started May 1949, meeting in homes in the beginning. 

Now, the group meets either at Olbrich Botanical Gardens or Warner Park Community Recreation Center. 

Over the years, the group has even kept gardens at the Governor’s Executive Residence, at Olbrich and inside WPCRC. We

All you need is a love and interest in gardening. This year, meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 12:45 p.m. from April through December at Olbrich Gardens located at 3330 Atwood Ave.

Globe Universityst Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

Globe Universityst Recognized for Outstanding Community Service

Globe University - Madison East has been selected as the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools Honorable Mention winner for the Community Service Recognition Award 2012.

Medical Assistant Program Chair Elisha Terre submitted the nomination, which was chosen as one of the top three finalists nationally by representatives from the ABHES Conference Planning Committee.

The nomination highlighted the campus’s St. Baldrick’s Day event, which raised more than $8,500 for children’s cancer research last year. This service learning project began as a classroom conversation about patient empathy and grew into a campus-wide effort involving several student clubs and programs.

The award will be accepted at the ABHES National Conference in Las Vegas on Feb. 23.

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Savor the tastes of handcrafted chocolates and sip local Wisconsin wines during Indulgence Wine & Chocolate Tasting, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Guests will sample local hand-made gourmet chocolates, along with a variety of other chocolate delights, and taste wines and liquors.]

Meet the chocolatiers and wine producers as you sample their wares. Then, take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing waterfall and fragrant orchids in Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, along with the acoustic sounds of The New You Trio floating in the background.

Participating chocolatiers include:  Christine's Toffee; Indulgence Chocolatiers; James J. Chocolates; Lil Chocolates; Maurie's Fine Chocolates; Melli Chocolates; and The Rolling Pin Bake Shop.

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Olbrich To Host Wine, Chocolate Tasting Event

Savor the tastes of handcrafted chocolates and sip local Wisconsin wines during Indulgence Wine & Chocolate Tasting, on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Guests will sample local hand-made gourmet chocolates, along with a variety of other chocolate delights, and taste wines and liquors.]

Meet the chocolatiers and wine producers as you sample their wares. Then, take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing waterfall and fragrant orchids in Olbrich’s Bolz Conservatory, along with the acoustic sounds of The New You Trio floating in the background.

Participating chocolatiers include:  Christine's Toffee; Indulgence Chocolatiers; James J. Chocolates; Lil Chocolates; Maurie's Fine Chocolates; Melli Chocolates; and The Rolling Pin Bake Shop.

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

Stoughton Family In Search Of Missing Dog

A Stoughton family is hoping for the public's help in locating its missing dog.

Radar, a brown, tan and cream Husky, was last seen on County Road N near Interstate 90 and northeast of Lake Kegonsa. He is wearing a light-blue collar with no dog tags, owners said.

Family also said he has been spotted recently as far north as Sun Prairie.

If he is found, call Heather Bird at 608-469-9089 or Ingrid Simpson at 760-710-7148.