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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Twenty-Three - JUNE 2015

This Issue:

June Events 
2Preschool visit, 10:15 AM, Senior Center 
2Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?, 7:00-8:00 PM, Library 
5Epic Fireworks, 9:30 PM, Community Park
7Hometown Days Parade, 12:00 PM 
10Verona Author, Scott Braucht Book Reading, 7:00-8:00 PM, Library
11 60+ Year Anniversary Party,  11:30 AM, Senior Center 
12Fireman's  Park Beach Opens, 12:00 PM
12Chat and Chew: WCBVI, 9:00 AM, Senior Center 
13Antique Appraisal Event, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM, Library 
18Books 'N Booze, 6:00 PM, Pasquals Cantina 
23Topics in Music: The String Quartet , 11:00 AM, Senior Center 
23Insurance for Your Business, 6:30-8:00 PM, Library 
24"From Somewhere over the Rainbow to My Life the Musical," 12:00 PM, Senior Center
24Teen Sushi Making Class, 5:30-6:30, Library
25Dementia Workshop 12:30 PM, Senior Center 
26Birthday and Anniversary Party, 11:45 AM, Senior Center 
30Nutrition Presentation, 10:30 AM, Senior Center
 Adult Programs at the Library
Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?
June 2, 7:00-8:00 PM
Join Ellen Bernards, Financial Educator & Housing Coordinator for Green Path Financial Wellness, and learn how reverse mortgages work, the cost, and how the mortgage is paid back. Register online or call 845-7180. 

Verona Author, Scott Braucht Book Reading
June 10, 7:00-8:00 PM
Braucht provides a first-hand account of his journey through depressive disorders in his book Into the Light: A Middle-Aged Man's Recovery From Depression. Books will be available for sale and signing. Register online or call 845-7180. 

Antique Appraisal Event 
June 13 10: 00 AM-1:00 PM
Bring your antique/collectible item to see what, if any, historical or monetary value they may have. Mark F. Moran, author and antiques expert will be available to appraise objects. Limited to 40 participants and one object per participant. Register online or call 845-7180. 
Insurance for your Business 
June 23 6:30-8:00 PM 
Protect your business with the correct type of insurance. Learn why you need insurance, what each type covers, and where to buy it. Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation. Registration is required, call 608-257-5450.
Challengers British Soccer Camp

The camp will return to Verona again this summer! This week-long camp will be held July 15th-July 19th and August 3rd-August 8th. British soccer instructors will challenge players to improve with maximum participation, maximum touches on the ball and maximum fun. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and a camp ball. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 845-6695.

111 Lincoln Street
111 Lincoln Street
Commercial - 845-0963
Residential - 845-0909
410 Investment Court
111 Lincoln Street
845-7623 - Non Emergency
101 Lincoln Street
845-9401 - Non-Emergency
500 Silent Street
108 Paoli Street
Hometown Days 
June 4- June 7 

Hometown Days will be held the first weekend in June this year. The festival will feature a carnival, live music, fireworks, a parade, kids events and much more!The festivities will begin at 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 4 at Community Park, located directly behind the Fire Station and the Eagles Nest Ice Arena.  

The fireworks display is scheduled for Friday, June 5 at 9:30 PM at Community Park. 

Hometown Days Parade 
The Hometown Days Parade will start at 12:00 PM on Sunday, June 7. The parade will begin on S. Nine Mound Road. The parade goes to Paoli St., north on S. Main to the intersection, and then west on W. Verona Ave. until Legion St.
Live Music 
Daniel Anderson Trio, Thursday 7:00 PM
Charm School Rejects, Friday 8:00 PM 
Cherry Pie, Saturday 8:30 PM 

A Note From the Verona Police Department 
The Hometown Days Festival is scheduled for June 4th- 7th. We encourage all residents to come and experience the fun and exciting activities that are planned for this year. To make this event fun and safe for all, we want to remind those attending of a few city ordinances. Verona City Ordinance 8-1-9(c)(5) prohibits smoking in all City Parks. Signs will be posted at the entrances to the festival grounds to remind those attending of the ordinance. This ordinance also prohibits smoking within the beer tent. Additional signs will also be posted in the tent as an additional reminder. Verona City Ordinance 12-1-6 prohibits the consumption of alcohol in City Parks unless a permit has been approved. No open intoxicants will be allowed on festival grounds with the exception of alcoholic beverages that are being sold and consumed within the fenced area of the beer tent.

The Verona Hometown Days Parade will be held on Sunday, June 7th, and the scheduled route will cause several road closures for the duration of the event. The route begins at the intersection of Paoli St and S. Nine mound Rd and finishes at W. Verona Ave at Legion St. Parade participants travel north on Paoli St to S. Main St.; S. Main St to Verona Ave.; and W. Verona Ave. to Legion St. Intersections and roads on the route will be closed from 11:40 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. Officers will be posted at several locations throughout the route and can assist in answering any additional questions. Parking is prohibited on the parade route between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th. No parking signs will be posted in prohibited areas and vehicles in violation will be subject to a citation and may be towed.

More Information 
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Hometown Days Website

Fireman's Park Beach to Open June 12

Fireman's Park Beach, at the corner of Bruce and Paoli Streets, is a former limestone quarry swimming hole with a beach, slides, and concessions. The beach will open at noon on June 12. Come celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the sun and water. Certified lifeguards are on duty from 12:00- 6:00 or 7:00 PM.  Daily and seasonal passes can 
Firemans Park Beach
be purchased at the beach during normal hours or on the City's website. Click here to see prices and to purchase passes. Please note that flotation devices are not permitted. 
Emerald Ash Borer 
On Tuesday May 26, 2015 City staff responded to a tip from a concerned citizen who suspected a tree might be infected with Emerald Ash Borer. The tree was located on the terrace strip along Wynnwood Drive on the far west side of Verona. After visual inspection a sample of the tree was removed and live larvae were found to be present. Photos were sent to the DNR
Urban Forestry coordinator who was able to ID and confirm the presence of Emerald Ash Borer. Based on the condition of the tree the infestation appears to be at least two years old and inspection of other ash trees in the area indicated at least ten additional trees were infected. Verona is now the fourth community within Dane County known to have the Emerald Ash Borer. 

The City of Verona has nearly 500 publicly owned ash trees along our streets and within our parks. The City plans to treat and protect approximately half of the larger, high value trees and remove others as they become infected. Residents who own ash trees should consider treatment options or be prepared to remove their trees as this invasive pest spreads throughout the community. For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer and to visit the State of Wisconsin EAB info website click here
Summer Reading Program
Join the summer reading program at the Verona Public Library! It's a free reading incentive program where kids ages 3-12 keep track of the books they read during the summer and earn coupons and prizes by reading. The library also offers many free special events over the summer like children's entertainers, story times, crafts,
 and book clubs. See for a complete list of events.

Senior Center Events

Topics in Music: The String Quartet 
Tuesday June 23, 10:00 AM 

Hal Brown, a certified nursing assistant from Sunshine Personal Homecare, will be at the Verona Senior Center to discuss the history of the string quartet. Hal draws upon his knowledge from his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Music History earned at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (2010). Using music examples from famous composers such as Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms, Hal will demonstrate the development of this popular form of classical music from its beginnings in the 1750's to the present day. Be prepared to listen to some great, inspiring music!


Neighbor Watch & Crime Prevention

Tuesday June 23 at 12:30 PM 

Office Adkins with the Verona Police Department will be at the Senior Center to talk about keeping your neighborhood and community safe from crime. 


Dementia Workshop

Thursday, June 25 at 12:30 PM

The Senior Center has teamed up with Four Winds Manor and Senior Helpers to offer a FREE six-part dementia workshop.  June'stopic will be "Meaningful Activities for Positive Dementia Care."  Community members and caregivers are welcome.  RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by Wednesday, June 25.


Support Groups at the Senior Center 
The Senior Center offers Grief and Caregiver support groups for Verona residents. Grief support group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 PM. Caregiver support group is for current and previous caregivers and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 AM. Please contact Becky at 845-7471 if you have any questions. 
Teen Events at the Library 

Movie-Bashing & Pizza          

Monday, June 15, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Have some choice comments about sparkly vampires? Enjoy some pizza while bashing The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Text in real-time as you watch, and your thoughts will appear live as hilarious subtitles! Ages 13-18. No registration. Program meets in the Community Room.

Color War & Ice Cream
Wednesday, June 17, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Vibrant. Color. Powder. Throw it, rub it in, and try not to eat it (even though it's just cornstarch and dye). Enter a war, finish as a rainbow, and celebrate peace with ice cream (or sorbet). Wear clothes you don't care about (including shoes, or be prepared to go barefoot), or wear white and keep the experience forever. Don't wear contacts. Glasses or goggles to cover eyes-and bandannas to cover mouths-are recommended. If you mind temporary hair stains, wear a hat. Be prepared to wait outside for your ride, and bring a towel for the car! Ages 11-18. Registration recommended. Program meets in the Community Room, and then outside, weather permitting.

Build a Computer!     

Monday, June 22 OR 29

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Build a computer using just the essential components! Ages 11-18. Registration required. Program meets in the Community Room. Please register for one date only. If you have signed up and can no longer attend, please let us know, as registration is limited.