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Community invited to free concert series

This summer, East Madison/Monona Coalition for the Aging in Monona is hosting Concerts at the Coalition.

On July 30, Tony Hozeny & Northern Comfort will perform and on Aug. 20 Steve Doiel will wrap up the summer concert series. The Herald-Independent said the concert series kicked off on June 25 with Bahama Bob. The live performances run from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The concerts take place in in EMMCA's backyard and are free to the public. Light refreshments are provided and the concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show... Read More

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Studio offers yoga with a twist

A Cottage Grove yoga studio offers an aerial twist on the mat-based exercise program. 

Kula Yoga and Wellness, 445 W. Cottage Grove Road, teaches yoga classes using a silk cloth as a prop that helps students achieve poses that are difficult in other forms of yoga practice. 

Owner Becky Petersen said a variety of poses can help with spinal decompression and open the chest and hip flexors, for example. 

"It just supports your body in a way that you just can't do in a floor class," Petersen said. 

Watch Petersen and aerial yoga practitioners demonstrate several poses at the studio Wednesday morning in the above video. 

Kula plans to open another studio in Madison on Monroe Street this fall.

Kula Yoga and Wellness offers several fitness classes including aerial, chair and yoga fusion sessions. Visit flywithkula.com for more information.

Man struck by car during parking lot fight

A Madison man was behind the wheel when he struck a pedestrian and two vehicles before fleeing the scene of a fight involving 60-70 people early Sunday morning, according to a release from Monona police.

Officers were called to the parking lot of Tully?s II at 6401 Monona Drive at 1:35 a.m. for a report of 60-70 people fighting in the parking lot. When police arrived they found a 39-year-old man had been struck by a vehicle and two other vehicles had been struck, one occupied and the other unoccupied.

The man who was struck was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said and officer saw a suspect vehicle leave the scene and stopped it on the Beltline.

Quinton L. Selvy, 33, was arrested on suspicion of second-offense operating while intoxicated causing injury and operating after revocation. Police said more charges are pending.

EMMCA featuring backyard concert series this summer

The East Madison/Monona Coalition for the Aging (EMMCA) is providing an exciting opportunity for families to see free live music in their own community... Read More

ALNC holds open house to celebrate 20th anniversary

Families enjoyed a day of free interactive indoor exhibits, nature walks and activities on Sunday, July 13 at the open house event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center... Read More

Garden tour to raise money for Dream Park project

Garden tour to raise money for Dream Park project

An event highlighting area gardens next week will support a Stoughton park project.

The Pleasant Springs Garden Club is offering a view of six area gardens as part of a garden tour July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five of the gardens on the tour are in Stoughton and one is in Cottage Grove.

The garden tour is a fundraiser for the Stoughton Inclusive Dream Park, a project conceived to "allow people of all ages and abilities" to enjoy a public space for recreation and outdoors enjoyment, according to the project's website. The park is planned to be built into Norse Park on Kriedeman Drive.

State takes steps toward purchasing 70-mile rail line

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation signed an acquisition agreement to purchase a 70-mile segment of rail line from Madison to Reedsburg and Cottage Grove, according to a release.

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday the rail corridor will be purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad, and the line includes a bridge over Lake Wisconsin at the village of Merrimac.

"A strong freight rail system is a key factor in supporting and growing Wisconsin's economy," Walker said in the release. "This acquisition helps strengthen that system and further demonstrates the state's commitment to freight rail, which many Wisconsin businesses depend on."