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New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

A Sun Prairie business will offer food and free massages at its official grand opening next week. 

Elements Massage's open house will take place from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the business, 2804 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 102. 

The company said it will offer free 15-minute chair massages and serve light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can get tours of the facilities and information about massage and overall wellness. 

The Sun Prairie Chamber of commerce will also hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Elements Massage of Sun Prairie is located across from Costco. There are two other Elements Massage business in the Madison area including Fitchburg at 6317 McKee Road and in Middleton at 1950 Cayuga St., according to the company website. 

Middleton first responders team up to battle childhood cancer

On Thursday July 31, Middleton Fire Chief  Aaron Harris and Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke will flip  a special Middleton Police Department coin to decide who will be the home team at the second annual Battle of the Badges on August 9.

The charity softball game between the two departments will raise awareness and funds to help families affected by childhood cancer.  This year they will play for four-year-old Blake Rickert, who was diagnosed with Burkitt Leukemia in January. The fire department won Tuesday’s toss and will be the home team at the softball game. A 5K run will happen prior to the game.

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates, locations set for Sauk Trail students' art shows

Dates have been set for three of the four locations where art developed by Sauk Trail fourth-graders will be displayed.

The students' work will be on display at Middleton Glen, 6720 Century Ave., from July 21-28 with a reception on July 22. The work will be on display at Heritage Senior Living, 6206 Maywood Ave. from Aug. 4-15 and at the Middleton Senior Citizen Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., from Aug. 18-29. 

Dates have yet to be finalized for a display at Rosmary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains.

There is no fee to view any of the displays.

The art project -- Students' Inter-generational Art to Preserve Nature -- was funded by an $8,000 grant from the American Girl Fund for Children. More than 60 fourth-graders were involved in the project.

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

Non-profit seeks school supply donations

A non-profit group is seeking school supplies for families unable to to afford the goods required on back-to-school lists.

The Middleton Outreach Ministry's School Supply Program provides school-aged children and teens with the items they'll need to be successful in the upcoming year, according to the group website.

MOM said it assembled back-to-school bags for more than 700 children in 2013.

"The program also supplies relief to families worried about the extra expense, and joy to children as they prepare for a great year ahead," MOM said in a release online.

The program collects items now through the third week in August. MOM said there are multiple ways to help:

Library features 2 free film events, ice cream

Library features 2 free film events, ice cream

Area kids are invited to take in two upcoming movie events at the Middleton Library in the next week.

On Saturday, children ages 12 and up are welcome to join in a movie matinee and ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. The library said attendees will vote for which film they'd like to watch, choosing from a few new releases. Ice cream and toppings will be served.

The event will take place in the downstairs Archer Room.

On Tuesday, all ages are invited to watch Disney and Pixar's "A Bug's Life" beginning at 2 p.m. in the Archer Room. The 1998 animated movie is rated G and stars Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley and Julia Louis-Drefus.

32 MHS seniors honored for GPAs

Recent Middleton High School graduates were named to the ninth annual Hues Awards of Excellence presented by a multicultural, bi-monthly newspaper based in Madison.

The Capital City Hues honors seniors of color in the Madison area graduating with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above each year.

The 32 MHS seniors honored were: Erika Alba, Jason Arora, Iffat Bhuiyan, Magdalena Bobadilla Sandoval, Yazmine Burgos-Rodriguez, Emma Callachi, Jamie Colon, Kenny Gao, Kevin Gao, Eden Girma, Ravi Gopal, Dalia Gutirrez, Joseph Hall, Darcy Hogendorn, Emily Jamieson, Matthew Kim, Yoko Kohmoto, Samuel Kolison, Emily Lathrop, Dagmar LeMans, Caroline Liu, Alice Ma, Madeleine Mack, Arissa Milton, Zhenfa Ou, Leia Peterman, Calvin So, Huzaifa Sohail, Hayley Sue, Lisa Wang, Sarah Yang and Lon Yeary.

Meet a baby calf from Sassy Cow Creamery

Head over to the Middleton Public Library to meet a cow from the Sassy Cow Creamery on Monday June 23, and learn all about the life of a dairy farmer. Event goers will get to sample ice cream and milk and can meet a baby calf.

The event is open to all ages and runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.