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Cottage Grove resident recognized as national finalist for 2014 CAREGiver of the year

Cottage Grove resident recognized as national finalist for 2014 CAREGiver of the year

According to a release, Carol Thompson, of Cottage Grove, has been selected as the 2014 CAREGiver of the Year by the Home Instead Senior Care of Madison, for her commitment and service to Dane County seniors.

Thompson has also been named a national finalist for the award, an honor achieved by only eight CAREGivers out of 65,000 in the Home Instead network each year.

"We're so excited for Carol, as she's so deserving of this honor," said Home Instead Branch Manager Tim Francis. "I say that because knowing Carol is an extraordinary experience. Meeting her is as if you're meeting an old friend for the first time; she truly shines with understanding, compassion, warmth, and kindness."


Meat processor gives back to community

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Custom firetruck bed raffled for charity

Center for Families, a Madison-based nonprofit organization, is hosting a fundraising raffle.

The raffle will feature a custom-made, twin-size fire truck bed constructed by Cottage Grove artist Joe Doughty.

The $5 raffle tickets can be purchased before and during the NARI Remodeling Expo that will held Jan. 23 through Jan. 25, when the winner will be chosen at the Madison Marriott Convention Center.

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Library hosts session on using eBook software

The Monona Public Library is hosting an instructional class Saturday on using tablets to check out library books. 

Attendees to the library's session on using Overdrive, program allows users to check-out eBooks on handheld devices for free, begins on 10 a.m. Attendees were asked not bring iPads or other e-readers to the class. The format will be a presentation of information, not one-on-one help with individual devices.

For more information or to register, visit www.mononalibrary.org or call 608-222-6127.

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Monona Public Library to hold cookie building event

The Monona Public Library will be hosting a special event for crafters on Dec. 6.

To recognize the library's 50 year anniversary, they are inviting the community to design and decorate mini libraries out of graham crackers and lots of candy fixings.

This event is for adults and teens only. There is limited space due to supplies. Organizers suggest to come ten minutes early to ensure a spot.

You must be registered to enjoy this fun and free activity. To register, click here.