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Residents meet law enforcement at National Night Out

 Residents meet law enforcement at National Night Out

Hundreds of residents and law enforcement members came together at Winnequah Park in Monona Thursday night all to celebrate National Night Out.

The event gives residents the chance to see what authorities in the area, like K-9 Units and Med Flight crews, do.

"Not everybody knows us, and we don’t know everyone but at least if they were to show up here tonight we may be able to meet each other and if there is an incident or an emergency down the line at least they can put a face with, 'Hey, I saw that person at National Night Out,'" Monona Police Department Community Resource Officer James Reiter said.

This was Monona’s second annual National Night Out. The event has grown since last year, and they plan to have another one next summer.

'National Night Out Against Crime' returns to Monona Thursday

'National Night Out Against Crime' returns to Monona Thursday

The community's annual National Night Out inviting citizens to meet Monona police and fire department members returns Thursday night.

The Monona Police Department said the Med Flight helicopter will be making a special appearance along with K-9 Officer Adam Nachreiner and his K-9 partner, Miya, a Labrador retriever. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Winnequah Park, 1009 Nichols Road.

Organizers said there will be several food carts selling snacks and dinner, and activities and games will provide entertainment to children and adults alike. "The Sound of Music" will be shown on an outdoor screen after the sun sets.

Chief Walter Ostrenga said the event is a great opportunity for the public to interact with local law enforcement and spend a summer night with friends and family.

Show features MG alumna

Monona resident and Monona Grove High School alumna, Anna Pfefferkorn, will perform Aug. 8-16 in Broadway’s singular sensation,”A Chorus Line”, presented by Middleton Players Theatre. ... Read More

Monona's "Food Cart in the Park" Event

Monona's "Food Cart in the Park" Event

Pack the picnic gear but leave the food at home! On Monday, August 4 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Food Carts in the Park will continue in Winnequah Park. There will be 4-5 food cart vendors on hand serving up some delicious food. Bring some backyard games and make a night out of it!

Food Carts in the Park has been running every monday night this summer as part of Monona's event, Let's Eat Out. The goal was simple: give families a break from cooking dinner after a hard day at work and bring dinner options to the neighborhoods around Madison.

The City of Monona suggests to bring chairs and tables. Each meal costs between $6 and $10. Take a break from cooking and join in on this community fun event!


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Monona police host national night out event

On August 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Monona Police Department and the Monona Parks and Recreation Department will be holding National Crime Night Out at Fireman’s Park, 920 Progressive Lane, in Monona.

This year, the event will include food carts selling a variety of items, bouncy houses, kids’ games, a UW Med Flight (weather and call dependent), K-9 officer Miya showing off her skills, fire trucks and more.

To finish off the evening, a movie will be shown at 8:30 p.m.

Spirited duo to perform in Monona

In a national tour, taking them from coast to coast, author and composer Jonathan Richard Cring and his musical partner of eighteen years, Janet Clazzy, a duo known as Spirited, will perform on Aug. 2... Read More

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