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Memorial Day parade to close Monona Dr. traffic briefly

Memorial Day parade to close Monona Dr. traffic briefly

The annual Memorial Day parade will close a section of Monona Drive for about 3 hours, officials said.

Monona police Sgt. Jeremy Winge said that on May 25 Monona Drive will be shut down from 9 a.m. to noon from near Monona Grove High School to Owen Road, where the parade will disband at Village lanes.

Winge said the parade, which begins at 10 a.m., is the state’s largest with more than 100 units taking part. It's also the longest-running Memorial Day Parade, celebrating 60 years, according to the release.

Military color guard, clowns, marching bands, animals, fire trucks, scouts, floats, antique autos, dance groups and more will stroll down Monona Drive. Med Flight will fly over the area when the parade starts.

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. 

Chiropractor to host Walk It competition, fundraiser

Heartland Family Chiropractic will host its third Walk It event this spring. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit a Cottage Grove boy with a rare cancer. 

Walk It is a four-week competition, which will begin April 27 and end May 24, according to the Herald-Independent... Read More

Library to host authors discussing fictional female killers

The Monona Public Library and the Mystery to Me bookstore on Monroe Street in Madison will hold a jointly sponsored author event, “Killer Women in Fiction,” starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the library... Read More

Book illustration-inspired exhibit opens Tuesday

A public art event based on chapter illustrations to a book will open Tuesday and be available for viewing through May 31 at the Monona Public Library... Read More

Polish food, crafts features of group's spring festival

A Polish group in Monona will celebrate spring this weekend with its annual food and craft fair. The Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin-Madison and are participating in the annual PHC Spring Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 4913 Schofield St. in Monona. 

According to the Herald-Independent, the festival attendees can buy Polish baked goods, amber jewelry, imported crafts and pottery, books and toys. There will also be displays of Polish history and genealogy, a children’s activity table and live music... Read More

Village Board trustee candidates, residents invited to event

The eight candidates for Village Board trustee have been invited to a pair of events this week where residents can meet and speak with the candidates.

The events are Wednesday and Thursday. Visit The Herald-Independent for details... Read More