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Summer Nights at Segoe, continues this Friday with the "West Wind"

Published Thursday, 07/20/17 01:00am - Expires Friday, 07/28/17 01:36pm - ( Reads)
Summer Nights at Segoe - July 28 - West Wind


Don't forget, “Summer Nights at Segoe” continue on Friday, July 28, with West Wind, Interpreting the native music of Ireland. Drawing from the old and new traditions of Ireland, the band balances lilting jigs and driving reels with exuberant dance tunes along with airs, ballads, and humorous songs.

Food carts start serving at 5:30, with music beginning at 6:30.

Carts will be located along Segoe Rd and will serve food beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Food Carts for this Friday: Toast, Cafe Costa Rica, ZamZam, Kona Ice

Come July’s warm evenings, bring your blankets and chairs, along with picnic fare from home or the food carts, to Segoe Park on Friday nights and enjoy live music almost in your own back yard.

Note: We all hope for dry weather on the concert dates, but in case of rain, check NextDoor, Facebook, or the MHCA webpage on Friday afternoons for alternative, indoor concert locations. Unless the forecast calls for prolonged evening rain, we won’t cancel the outdoor concerts until late Friday afternoon

The free concerts are at Segoe Park, 502 S. Segoe Rd, in Midvale Heights, and bands will be playing every Friday night in July from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Summer Nights at Segoe

Published Sunday, 07/02/17 11:10pm - Expires Tuesday, 07/11/17 08:00pm - ( Reads)
Summer Nights at Segoe Begins July 7 with Cajun Strangers

by Denise Lamb


MHCA’s annual concert series, “Summer Nights at Segoe” will begin with a bang on Friday, July 7, featuring the Cajun Strangers playing traditional Cajun dance music from southwest Louisiana.

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The free concerts are at Segoe Park, 502 S. Segoe Rd, in Midvale Heights, and bands will be playing every Friday night in July from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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In response to numerous requests, this year’s series will host food carts for hungry concertgoers. Carts will be located along Segoe Rd and will serve food beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • July 7: Cajun Strangers, primarily playing traditional Cajun dance music from Southwest Louisiana. Attendees are advised to bring their dancing shoes.
  • July 14: John Christensen Jazz Group: Christensen and a few of his talented friends will be playing jazz favorites.
  • July 21: No Name String Band, playing traditional Appalachian old-time music along with original acoustic compositions. Many concert attendees heard this band last year, and we are happy to welcome them back.
  • July 28: West Wind, interpreting the native music of Ireland. Drawing from the old and new traditions of Ireland, the band balances lilting jigs and driving reels with exuberant dance tunes along with airs, ballads, and humorous songs.
Come July’s warm evenings, bring your blankets and chairs, along with picnic fare from home or the food carts, to Segoe Park on Friday nights and enjoy live music almost in your own back yard.

Note: We all hope for dry weather on the concert dates, but in case of rain, check NextDoor, Facebook, or the MHCA webpage on Friday afternoons for alternative, indoor concert locations. Unless the forecast calls for prolonged evening rain, we won’t cancel the outdoor concerts until late Friday afternoon

Food cart schedule:
7/7 - Slide, RibMasters, Mi, Looking Glass Bakery
7/14 - Pickle Jar BBQ, Leia's Lunchbox, Buzzy's Lake House, Looking Glass Bakery
7/21 - Slide, Mi, Melted, Kona Ice
7/28 - Toast, Cafe Costa Rica, ZamZam, Kona Ice

Annual Midvale Heights neighborhood picnic on Thusday

Published Tuesday, 06/20/17 08:06pm - Expires Thursday, 06/22/17 08:06pm - ( Reads)
Due to rain, the picnic will be held indoors at the
Midvale Lutheran Church.


An annual neighborhood picnic for the Midvale Heights neighborhood

Sponsored by the Midvale Heights Community Association

Midvale Heights Annual Neighborhood Picnic
Sponsored by the Midvale Heights Community Association

Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk
Location: Oak Park Heights Park (Piper Park)
Corner of Sherwood Road and Piper Drive

Meet your neighbors, eat tasty food!


Please bring a dish to share to serve 12 or more people, beverages, chairs or picnic blanket.
MHCA will provide: brats, hot dogs, chicken breasts, veggie burgers, condiments, water, paper products, and utensils. Ice cream donated by Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.

New this year: In case of rain, the picnic will take place indoors at Midvale Community Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall (basement), so plan to attend rain or shine!

Jolynne and Kristin are the coordinators for the Picnic. Let them know if you have any input or help to offer.

Jolynne Roorda

Krstin Ruedi-Krause

RSVP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES -- June 2017

Published Tuesday, 06/06/17 12:18am - Expires Thursday, 07/06/17 12:18am - ( Reads)
Community Connections is looking for volunteers for many volunteer jobs, contact Jan Karst for more information at or 608-441-7891.

Here are a few examples of help needed in the community:


You can help Habitat Restore by working a shift or two as a cashier, stocker, or unloading donated materials to be sold. The profits from both stores go to help build new homes for low income residents.

St. Marys Hospital needs volunteers who would enjoy delivering Mail and Flowers and deliver the morning Beverage Cart to visitors in waiting areas. Volunteers also print out and deliver E-cards to patients. Simple computer skills and the ability to walk distances needed.
Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to help sort, label, or package food into family-friendly portions for distribution throughout their 16 county service area.

Schumacher Farm Park in Waunakee, a farm museum, needs volunteers to help with Heirloom gardening, assist with maintaining prairie and woodland, and administrative support. Great place to enjoy nature and eat quantities of harvest from the gardens as available!

Driver Services needs drivers to take seniors (60 yrs. and older) to medical appointments or veterans (of all ages) to important appointments, or to deliver meals to seniors in Dane County communities outside of Madison. You set your own schedule, no minimum hours required. RSVP provides mileage reimbursement and extra liability insurance. For more information about driving seniors/delivering meals contact Gene Kundert at 608-441-7896 or (EMENCR(email=gkundert@rsvpdane.org)/} or driving veterans and their families contact Jamie Johnston at 608-238-7901 or .

Foster Grandparents Needed — Do you love working with children? Do you have some time to spare? The Foster Grandparent Program is looking for seniors to help as mentors in the classroom. A small tax-exempt stipend is available for volunteers who meet income-eligibility criteria. For more information, contact Daniela Sponseller at or 608-661-4271.

Group Projects/Homeworkers Program needs Group Liaison volunteers to visit a sewing/knitting group(s) once monthly. Deliver fabric/yarn; pick-up finished items. Enjoy a few hours a month volunteering. For more information contact Mary Schmelzer, Group Projects/Homeworkers Coordinator at (608) 310-7280 or .

Triad Program is looking for Volunteer committee members to serve on local Triad groups in Verona, West Madison, and Cottage Grove. Some committees meet monthly, others quarterly. Volunteers design surveys, flyers, assist in planning programs related to crime prevention and safety for seniors. They are needed to assist with free car checks, attend and facilitate programs, give presentations and chair and plan meetings. For more information, contact Mary Stamstad at 608-441-7897 or mstamstad at rsvpdane.org.

EVENTS

The Bus Buddy Tours Program offers seniors, age 60 and older, the opportunity to learn how to navigate the Madison Metro Bus System, while enjoying a fun social outing with other participants travelling to designated locations. There are three more trips scheduled for this season — see details below. Each participant receives a Bus Buddy Tour bag including a 10 ride bus pass, and Madison Metro Bus Ride Guide. For more information or to sign up, contact Diana Jost at or 608-441-1393.

June 7 — Henry Vilas Zoo — Have a fun picnic lunch and tour of the zoo;
July 13 — Wisconsin Veterans Museum — Explore museum exhibits and enjoy lunch at Ian’s Pizza;
August 17 — Bubbler Room, Madison Public Library — Hands on project at the Bubbler Room and lunch at the Plaza, home of the famous Plaza burger.

Triad Safety Events — For more information contact Mary Stamstad at 608-441-7897 or
June 21, 10:00 a.m., Transportation Options for Seniors in Madison/Dane County, Prairie Park Apts., 6530 Schroeder Rd., Madison
June 27, 10:00 a.m., Downsizing: Where to Start/What Help’s Available, Taylor Ridge Sr. Housing, 510 Westlawn Dr., Cottage Grove
July 14, 12:30 p.m., Community Paramedic Program of Fitch-Rona EMS, Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli St., Verona
July 26, 10:00 a.m., Money Safety for Seniors, Location TBD, call 441-7897

The MHCA has partnered with Metcalfe's Markets for the month of May

Published Saturday, 05/06/17 10:14am - Expires Wednesday, 05/31/17 10:00pm - (296 Reads)
Midvale Heights Residents,

Get 5% off your purchases at Metcalfe's and support your neighborhood at the same time!

Our association has partnered with Metcalfe's Markets for the month of May. All month, when
you checkout at either Metcalfe's location with our special barcode, you'll get 5% off your bill.
At the end of the month, Metcalfe's will add up all the savings and donate that amount to our
neighborhood association.

So it’s a win-win! Use the barcode. Get your neighbors to use it. Get your friends to use it. Everybody benefits.

We're thrilled to be a part of this program, and glad that we can raise money for all the great
things our neighborhood association does while helping you save money at the same time.

Thanks!
--Ed Rogers
Board President, Midvale Heights Community Association

You can download the pdf file, Another Helping Midvale Heights, using this link.

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Wisconsin State Journal article on Midvale Heights

Published Monday, 09/12/16 01:15pm - Expires Wednesday, 10/12/16 01:09pm - (563 Reads)

MADISON NEIGHBORHOODS | MIDVALE HEIGHTS


Midvale Heights: 'I can't think of another place I'd like to live'

By ED TRELEVEN


Link to full article


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The thing that gets everyone’s attention, as they approach the Midvale Heights neighborhood from the south along Midvale Boulevard, are the bison.

Not real ones, though it’s possible that hundreds of years ago, some trod the spot where their concrete cousins now perch.

The spot, called Bison Prairie Gateway, was built by the neighborhood as a reminder of what occupied the land where mostly ranch and split-level homes now stand.

Much of it was oak savanna. Later on, a good chunk was farmland owned since the mid-19th century by the Piper family. The Pipers also owned businesses in central Madison that included hotels, restaurants and vehicle dealerships, and they built the 11-story Belmont Hotel on the Capitol Square, owned since 1968 by the YWCA.

Houses began going up in 1947, and the area was soon annexed to the city of Madison. New developments steadily added homes to the neighborhood until 1970, and University Research Park plats were added in 1984 and 1988.

Jean Sweet came to the neighborhood in 1953. After World War II, the local housing market was tight. A house on Piper Drive that she and her husband Charles had their hearts set on — which had a living room window that looked toward the Capitol, at the time still visible in the distance — had been snapped up.

But soon they connected with a young builder who owned three lots on Woodside Terrace, she said, and they had their home. In those days, there was still a wooded area and a cow pasture nearby, and Midvale Boulevard was a dirt road.

“We had no vision for what this was going to be,” Sweet said. “But a lot of people did. So, Midvale Heights was what happened.”

The Sweets were drawn to Midvale Heights from Madison’s East Side, looking for a house that had a yard for their daughter, who would soon be joined by a brother. Charles Sweet died three years ago, but Jean Sweet, now 91, still lives in the home.

“I still live here because I love the neighborhood,” she said. “I love my home, always have. I can’t think of another place I’d like to live.”

It was a similar story for Ed Rogers nearly 60 years later. He and his wife, Sarah, were renting on the East Side, but about 4½ years ago started looking for a house that had a yard for children to play in. After searching other neighborhoods, they found their house on Tocora Lane.

“I’m infatuated with the neighborhood,” Rogers said. “I just love it.”

Rogers soon became active in the Midvale Heights Community Association, and since January has been its president. He said the neighborhood has a great mix of younger couples with children, empty nesters and some like Sweet who have been in their homes since they were built.

Make your plans for the Westmorland July 4 Celebration on June 3 and 4

Published Tuesday, 06/21/16 09:49am - Expires Monday, 07/04/16 06:00pm - (567 Reads)
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Westmorland July 4 Celebration

75th Annual

All events are at Westmorland Park & sponsored by the Midvale Heights, Sunset Village & Westmorland Neighborhood Associations—rain or shine!


Follow the 4th of July link in the menu, or this link, to find out about the 4th of July Celebration at Westmorland Park. There are also volunteer opportunities to help out with the event.


Midvale Heights Community Association 2016 Membership Drive

Published Sunday, 05/01/16 11:14pm - Expires Friday, 07/15/16 12:00am - (741 Reads)

The Midvale Heights Community Association has started it's 2016 Membership Drive


Every household in Midvale Heights will have a Membership Messenger with the 2016 MHCA registraion form, delivered by their Block Captain.

You also have the option of registering online (click on the Read More for the online registration link).
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