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Library board chooses new director

Interim library director Stacey Burkart was hired last Wednesday to take over as new library director on a permanent basis... Read More

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VAHS grad tops record-setting poker tourney

Last month, the 2000 Verona Area High School grad Jason Mirza scored a huge win in the game he’s played competitively for more than a decade: poker. 

Mirza, a Fitchburg native, beat a field of 635 players at the 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Potawatomi Casino Main Event, a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament held in Milwaukee... Read More

Students raise money for recovery effort after teacher returns from Nepal

After a Verona teacher visited Nepal just before recent earthquakes, students at Country View Elementary School in Verona are passing the hat to raise money for Red Cross recovery efforts.

Fifth graders came up with the idea of paying for the privilege to wear hats this week, and are calling it Hats for Help.

Christine Frei returned from a Mount Everest base camp as part of a group that was among the last to visit before the earthquake hit that triggered a series of deadly avalanches.

“They came to me and asked, they wanted to help and I think it is just an incredible thing to have these young people decide that they want to do something outside and beyond themselves,” Frei said. “I think it will last with them forever.”

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VACT brings new features to annual festival June 4-7

Verona's annual Hometown Days festival will return from June 4-7, and Verona Area Community Theater plans to run a fundraiser where parents can drop kids for a few hours two of festival's evenings... Read More

Crews to close Sunset Drive Tuesday

Crews to close Sunset Drive Tuesday

Sunset Drive in Verona will be closed from the Range Trail intersection to County Road PB Tuesday, according to a news alert.

Northwestern Stone will be closing the section of road from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

After Tuesday’s closure, the road will continue to be partially open during construction.

Library's free cooking demo to feature risotto, chef's tips

The library's seasonal chef program will bring an east Madison eatery's leader to Monona next week. 

The Monona Public Library's may program will feature a chef from Crema Cafe at 4124 Monona Drive on May 16 at 6 p.m. 

Organizers said the free program for adults and teens will include live demonstrations, cooking tips, free samples and recipes. 

Crema Cafe will share its spring menu and recipes using local products. The May Seasonal Chef program, "Unraveling Risotto & Other Delights," will walk attendees through the steps to make wild mushroom and asparagus risotto and chili-roasted pork loin from Jordanal Farms, in Verona.

Pastry Chef Rachel DePalma will also create mini cupcakes, the library said.

Space is limited and anyone interested in the program is asked to register in advance at www.mononalibrary.org or call 608-222-6127.