Wilton Public Library offering coffee and conversation Friday

Posted October 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm

By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

Are current events your bag? Please join us at 10 a.m. Friday for coffee and civil discourse on entertainment, sports and politics. 

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We have received the Farmland Preservation Plan and the amended Monroe County Comprehensive Plan from the Monroe County Planning and Zoning Department. These documents are available only in digital format. If you’d like to stop in at the library, we’d be happy to set you up at a computer so that you can view this information. 

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Our new session of the Wilton Writer’s Workshop is underway, and it is not too late for you to join us. Our schedule is as follows: Oct. 28, birth order; Nov. 4, an event; and Nov. 11, an opportunity missed or an opportunity taken.

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    Free community supper set for Oct. 29 in Elroy

    A free community supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Elroy United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 125 Royall Ave.

    This community supper is offered on the last Wednesday of each month and, according to event organizers, “gives individuals and families a chance to share a meal and build relationships within the community.”

    Cathy Spatola, a benefits specialist for the county’s Aging & Disability Resource Center, will be at this meal to answer questions

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    South Side News for Oct. 23


    Last week, as we were out and about on our regular errands, I remarked on how blessed some folks are to have their lawns graced by such beauty in the autumn, when their trees in all of their fall splendor. When we came up our road, I noticed that our yard full of oaks was also adorned in splendid color, and I realized that we, too, are truly blessed to be able to enjoy their brilliant hues as we look out our windows.

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    South Ridge News for Oct. 23


    Behold the landscape as you drive over the ridges overlooking the valleys with brilliant splashes of yellow birch and poplar leaves among the late maples and brown oaks. Beautiful Wisconsin!

    I got a shingles shot yesterday at the Medicine Shoppe in Tomah. After visiting Frank Martalock, who has been suffering with the shingles (right side of his face) for the past three weeks, I was convinced. The hot, searing pain is relentless at times, and for a time, there

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    St. John’s on Ridgeville

    The cemetery at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ridgeville is in need of improvements. A fundraiser will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, at the church. Dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by a special program at 12:30 p.m.

    Performing on the Celtic harp, Shari Sarazin will appear in the church fellowship hall. A professional musician who has performed throughout the area, Sarazin will accompany herself as she sings familiar songs. She also will speak about her instrument, sharing its history and its use

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    Elroy native named associate pastor

    Jamie Brandt Brieske of Mondovi, Wis., is the newly ordained associate pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Hope Lutheran is in the Northwest Wisconsin Synod of the ELCA. A 2002 graduate of Royall High School, Brandt Brieske is married to Chad Brieske and has two sons, Bennett and Brandt. She is the daughter of Peter and Chris Brandt of Elroy. (Contributed photo)

    Elroy Public Library open house is Saturday

    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    You are invited to an open house at the Elroy Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    We will dedicate the Gib & Evelyne Lee Community Room in the library basement at 1:30 p.m. Meet the donors, enjoy a short program, and tour this rarely seen part of the library.

    The pictured quilts are on loan from the Nifty Needlers, who meet at the Elroy Public Library most Wednesdays from 1­-3 p.m. If you have a

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    Shopping in Valley

    Shoppers look over goods at the Valley Community Center Rummage Sale on Saturday.

    Ontario chili and soup supper is Friday

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    An all-you-can-eat chili and soup supper will be from 5­-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, before bingo, at the Ontario Community Hall.

    The menu will consist of chili, chicken noodle soup, bread, crackers, cheese, cookies and beverages. The cost for adults is $6 a piece; and for children younger than 12, $3. All proceeds will benefit the Ontario Public Library.

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    Do you have stories you

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    New DVDs available at Norwalk Public Library

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has several new DVDs:

    • “Godzilla: The Series”

    • “The Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe

    • “Marley & Me: The Puppy Years,” starring Alex Zahara, Grayson Russell and Travis Turner

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    Senior menus for Oct. 27–31

    Ontario meal site

    Meals are served at the Milk Jug Café, 103 N. Garden St. To make a reservation, call 337-4448.

    Monday, Oct. 27: Chicken cordon bleu, potato fries, orange slices, whole-wheat rolls and cookies

    Tuesday, Oct. 28: Spaghetti with meat sauce, spinach salad, pears, garlic bread and fruit-punch bars

    Thursday, Oct. 30: Tater tot hot dish with mixed vegetables, cottage cheese, peaches, whole-wheat bread and

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