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If You Believe, Belong to Elvehjem Neighborhood Association
Thank you to all Elvehjem neighbors who have renewed or joined the association this spring. You are what makes our neighborhood such a special place to live and play! There is still time, but the April 30 membership drive incentive drawing is quickly approaching, so be sure to turn in your membership form and $15 payment prior to that date. A "Madison Night Out' featuring a $50 Great Dane gift card and two "paint and sip" passes for Artful Escapes is on the line! Click here to join online and pay via PayPal, or click here for a printable copy of the membership form.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m
Associations invite you to attend our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. SHARP. Children of all ages, along with Parents/Guardians, are welcome to attend this FREE event. Check out the flyer for full details. We hope to see you there!
4th Annual Earth Day Cleanup - Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bring family, friends,neighbors, and acquaintances, and join us for our Annual Earth Day Clean-up! Meet at Elvehjem Park Shelter Saturday, April 26, 2014 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
All ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information See Our Flyer

Neighborhood Pottery Painting Day and Fundraiser, Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
If you haven’t visited Fired Up Pottery in Monona’s Lake Edge Shopping Center
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for a babysitter? Look no further than the Elvehjem Neighborhood!
Click here for the Elvehjem Neighborhood Babysitter Contact List.
(4112 Monona Drive) at the end of Buckeye Road, youngsters and oldsters alike will enjoy choosing a piece of pottery from the extensive collection, painting it in whatever unique style they like, and leaving the mess behind. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (light and healthy snacks will be served at 1 p.m.), or gift certificates can even be purchased over the phone (608-442-9900) if your schedule is already booked for that day. It's a win-win with 30% of all product and gift certificate sales donated right back to our neighborhood as long as you mention you are there to paint or purchase a gift certificate on behalf of Elvehjem Neighborhood. Come meet your neighbors, bring the kids, and enjoy a fun, creative art experience just a couple miles from home!
Neighborhood Garage Sales Set for June 20-21, 2014
Neighborhood Garage Sales Set for June 20-21, 2014
Based on last year's survey of garage sale participants, Elvehjem Neighborhood has moved its annual sale weekend from early-August to mid-June. We hope you'll make plans to participate! The cost is only $5 and includes paid advertising in several local publications and distribution of a neighborhood sale map. Click here for a copy of the sign-up form. Good luck with your spring cleaning and de-cluttering efforts, and sign up today to get your house on the map!
Elvehjem Neighborhood Celebrates Yearlong Commitment to Improved Health and Wellness
Funded by a $1000 grant from the Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) Foundation, Elvehjem Neighborhood residents joined the "Elvehjem to Wellvehjem" campaign to transform the neighborhood into a place that promotes and supports healthy living. For a summary of grant-funded activities and photos, click here. Continue to watch for "Welvehjem Approved" activities and events, as the Elvehjem to Wellvehjem Committee is dedicated to sustainable, healthier living and will continue to meet to find ways to improve wellness in Elvehjem Neighborhood. Many thanks to the following committee members: Diane Amundson, Lynn Munsinger Brown, Mona Everett, Jamie Meise, and Julie Turner. If you are interested in joining the Elvehjem to Wellvehjem Committee, contact Chair Tiff Roltgen at tiffani@elvehjemneighborhood.org or 608-513-9433.
ENA “Wooden Steps” Running Club
The Elvehjem Neighborhood Association "Wooden Steps" Running Club has been meeting since December 2010, and during our first year, we logged 1094.99 miles, which kept us stateside, as we ran the equivalent of the distance from Madison to just past Dallas, Texas. In 2012, we headed to the land down under and logged 2,568 miles, equivalent to crossing the continent of Australia from east to west. In 2013, we ventured to South America and ran 3076.58 miles, just over the distance from Caracas, Venezuela, to Santiago, Chile. In 2014 we have our sights set on an African safari, as we hope to log 4000 miles and cross the continent from north to south, running from Libya to South Africa. 

JoggerIn 2014, we'd also like to encourage walkers to join the fun, so we are in need of a leader to coordinate weekly walks. To volunteer as the walking club leader or find out more information about weekly group runs, contact contact Running Club Leader Tiff Roltgen (513-9433) at run@elvehjemneighborhood.org.  Hope to see you at the wooden steps and on the road!

2014 ENA Calendar of Events
Are you a planner, new to the neighborhood, or simply like to be informed about upcoming neighborhood events? Download and print our one-page 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, and plan to attend one or all of the FREE activities sponsored by your neighborhood association. Hope to see you at an upcoming event!
April-May- Echo Now Online
Elvehjem Neighborhood Association's Echo newsletter is now available for download. Please use the following link to access the newsletter:
http://www.elvehjemneighborhood.org/echo/2014-04-05echo.pdf
Support ENA and Local Businesses through Community Change
Support ENA and Local Businesses through Community Change If you enjoy supporting area businesses, as well as ENA, we need your help! ENA is now officially registered with Community Change, a fundraising program that partners with local merchants to market their gift cards to Madisonians at huge savings while creating “community change” by donating a percentage of the proceeds to not-for-profit organizations. Visit TheCommunityChange.com to purchase packs or individual gift cards. When completing your order online, select “Elvehjem Neighborhood Association” as the organization designated to receive a portion of your order total. It’s that simple! See our flyer for more information. All monies generated will be used for neighborhood events and improvement projects. The third Monday of each month is a “double day” for ENA. Orders placed on that particular day generate 40% of the transaction total for ENA. Please contact ENA President Tiffani Roltgen at 608-513-9433 or tiffani@elvehjemneighborhood.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!
Sanitary Sewer Service Line Warranty Program
Homeowners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their private sanitary sewer service line. The private sewer service extends from within the home to the point where it connects to the public sanitary sewer main .In November 2011 Wisconsin Act 32 went into effect and the City can no longer use its own workforce to perform any construction work for which a private person is financially responsible.
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Partner with the Madison Parks Foundation
"The excellence of Madisonís parks is no accident. Nor is it merely the result of the hard work of the City of Madisonís highly dedicated Parks Division. Truth is, Madisonís parks have been shaped in no small part by the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Madisonians who saw ways to make improvements and got to work marshalling neighborhood energy and support." Madison Parks Foundation the successor to the Madison Parks & Pleasure Drive Association serves as a tax-exempt repository for funds raised for the purpose of financing specific park improvements, among other activities.The foundation's Board is trying to "get the word" out about the Foundation and how they can assist civic-minded individuals and groups in making positive contributions to their local neighborhood parks. If you interested in donating or have an idea about a way to improve your local park see Partner with the Madison Parks Foundation Document or visit their website at http://www.madisonparksfoundation.org/index.htm
2011-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Draft Now Online
The Draft 2011-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Planning Area & Dane County has been sent out for review and comment. The TIP lists major transportation improvements anticipated to be undertaken during the next five-year period. The draft 2011-2015 TIP has been posted on the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board’s Website at www.madisonareampo.org. Feel free to contact Bill Schaefer, Transportation Planning Manager if you have questions regarding the TIP. Bill Schaefer, Transportation Planning Manager, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO 121 S. Pinckney St., #400 Madison, WI 53703 PH: (608) 266-9115---FAX: (608) 261-9967

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All households in the Elvehjem neighborhood receive a monthly newsletter, the Echo. Our newsletter has been printed for more than 39 years and is distributed by mail and online. ENA makes no profit from it. ENA welcomes businesses that wish to advertise in the Echo. Advertisements help pay the printing and distribution costs of the Echo.
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