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Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Capital Brewery to host fundraiser for soccer pavilion

Two events this weekend are scheduled to celebrate and support the high school soccer program. 

A match Saturday will pit former Middleton High School soccer players against the 2014 boys varsity soccer team. And an event Sunday will raise money for the proposed soccer pavilion. 

The Middleton High School Soccer Reunion and Pavilion Fundraiser will take place Sunday at Capital Brewery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers said there will be music from the Evan Riley Band, food, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more.

Attendees can purchase bricks engraved with a message, which will be incorporated into the building of the pavilion.

The pavilion is slated to be built at the MHS Soccer Stadium on Airport Road. It will house concessions, restrooms and a trophy case. 

Wednesday last day to register for kids triathlon

The Tri 4 Schools Organization will be having its fourth annual kids triathlon Saturday at the Bauman Aquatic Center in Middleton.

The event gives kids the chance to swim, bike and run for a good cause.

Registration for the triathlon will close Wednesday at 6 p.m.

To register a child and find out more information about the event, visit www.tri4schools.org/events/middleton.

Organizers said kids between the ages of 3 and 14 years old are qualified to participate.

Middeton's National Night Out

Middeton's National Night Out

You and your family, friends and neighbors are all invited to attend the 2014 Middleton National Night Out! This free community event will take place at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Ave., in Middleton on Wednesday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. National Night out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.

This year's festivities will include free food, door prizes, a DJ, children's games and fun activities for all. There will be a VIP dunk tank and participation by our fire department, EMS, police department and other local law enforcement and public safety agencies, including K-9 and horse patrols. Med-Flight, DEA and Air-one helicopters have also been invited. Citizens will be able to tour the squad cars, fire truck and ambulances and have a chance to meet and talk to law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters, and more!

 

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: