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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Twenty-Eight - NOVEMBER 2015

This Issue:
November Events
6Chili Cook Off, 4:30-7:30 PM, Library
Pizza Party and the Packers,  12:00 PM, Senior Center 
9Pay Less for College, 6:30-7:30 PM, Library
1 0Grow into Spanish with Maestra Marti, 9:30-10:15 AM, Library
10City/Town Boundary Agreement Open House, 6:30 PM, Verona Fire Station
10Make  the Holidays Heart Healthy, 7:00-8:30 PM, Library
11Veteran's Day Flag Raising and Recognition Event, 11:00 AM, Hometown Junction
11Veteran's Day Lunch, 11:45 AM, Veterans Day Program, 12:30 PM, Senior Center
12Career Change 101, 6:30-8:30 PM, Library
12Child Development Story Time, 10:00 -10:30 AM, Library
13Chat and Chew: "Verona, solving the puzzle: Matching our Past to the Present," 9:00 AM, Senior Center 
16-20Food Drive to Benefit Badger Prairie Needs Network, Senior Center
18Car Seat Check, 4:00-7:00 PM, Police  Department 
19TRIAD Presentation: Navigating the Roads, 10:30 AM, Senior Center
20Alternate Side Parking Regulations Take Effect
20Birthday and Anniversary Party, Lunch 11:45 AM, Entertainment 12:30 PM, Senior Center
21International Games Day @ Your Library, 1:00-4:00 PM, Library
26Thanksgiving, All City Facilities Closed 
27All City Facilities Closed
30Half Hour Health: Incontinence, 10:00 AM, Senior Center 
 Adult Programs at the Library

Pay Less for College 
November 9, 6:30-7:30 PM
College costs can be one of a family's largest financial expenditures. Rober DeCock, a Certified College Planning Specialist, will show you how to save appropriately, increase scholarships, and minimize loans. Register online of call 845-7180.
Make the Holidays Heart Healthy 
November 10, 7:00-8:30 PM
Andrea Erickson, registered dietitian, and Michael Hammon, director of the nonprofit 50 for Heart, will share strategies to help you eat mindfully over the holidays. Register online or call 845-7180.
Career Change 101 
Novermber 12, 6:30-8:30 PM
Thinking about a career change but overwhelmed by all the information out there? Not sure how to get started? Then this free workshop is for you! Career Change 101 gives you a jump start by helping you identify reliable resources and how to use them effectively. To register, call 608-263-6960. Presented in partnership with the University of Wiscosnsin-Madison Continuing Studies.  
 Books N' Booze 
Our book club is for people in their 20's and 30's. Books 'N Booze book club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Pasqual's Cantina in Verona. 
November 19th-
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 

"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read."
Food Drive to Benefit Badger Prairie Needs Network
Bring canned food items to the Senior Center during the week of November 16-20 to help your neighbors in need. Donations made out to the BPNN will also be accepted during this time. Let's help stock the food pantry shelves for the holidays! 
Thursday Game Night 
Game night is Thursdays at 6:00 PM at the Senior Center. Numerous board games and card games are available to play. We encourage you to bring your favorite game and we will play that, too! The first Thursday of each month will feature pizza at 5:30 PM and the opportunity to learn a new game. The pizza will be purchased from different hometown vendors each month. The cost is $2.00 per slice. To sign up, please call 845-7471 and indicate how many slices you would like. battleship-boats.jpg
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
Alternate Side Parking
Effective November 20th-April 1st 
Alternate side parking will be in effect starting November 20. This is necessary to assist the Department of Public Works with snow and ice removal. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated. 

The following regulations apply to any vehicle parked within the City of Verona between the hours of 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM, November 20th-April 1st: 
  • Vehicles should park on the even-numbered side of any public street or highway on even-numbered calendar days.
  • Vehicles should park on the odd-numbered side of any public street or highway on odd-numbered calendar days. 
For questions regarding City parking regulations, contact the Verona Police Department at 845-7623.
City/Town Boundary Agreement Open House 
The City and Town of Verona will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, November 10th starting at 6:30pm at the Verona Fire Station located at 101 Lincoln Street to discuss the draft components of a City/Town boundary agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to create predictability for development in both jurisdictions. The open house will begin at 6:30pm and will include a brief presentation. Following the presentation, City and Town Staff will be available to answer any questions from the public and to hear feedback. Anyone interested in this draft agreement is encouraged to attend and provide feedback. For additional information about the meeting or if you have questions, please contact either Amanda Arnold, Town Administrator/Planner, at 845-7187 or Adam Sayre, City Planner, at 848-9941. 
 Car Seat Check 

The Verona Police Department will be offering free child car seat checks by a certified child passenger safety technician on November 18th at the Verona Police Department, 111 Lincoln Street. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children ages 1-14. According to Madison Area Safe Kids, 95% of child restraint and car seats are installed or used incorrectly in Dane County. The risk of injury and death is significantly decreased by properly installing and using child safety seats.

Car Seat Checks are by appointment only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and last for approximately 30 minutes. To make an appointment, contact the Madison Area Safe Kids at 608-890-8999, or e-mail them at If you have any questions about this program, please contact Officer Ryan Adkins at 609-845-0952.
Snow Removal Reminder
Winter is on the way, which means it's time to start thinking about snow removal. During the winter months, many residents need to be able to safely use the public sidewalks. A vital element in providing clean and safe passage of pedestrians during the winter is in your hands, namely, the removal of snow and ice from public sidewalks and ramps.
The City of Verona has an ordinance regarding snow removal which identifies the responsibilities of citizens in removing snow and ice snow from sidewalks and ramps. Residents are required to clear snow from sidewalks within twenty-four hours after snow has stopped falling. Snow must be cleared the full width of the sidewalk or ramp, not just the width of the shovel or blower. The entire ordinance can be found here. Compliance enables people of all ages and physical condition to have access to clean pedestrian walkways. Any questions about snow removal can be directed to the Building Inspection Department at 848-9940.
Senior Center Events

Veterans Day Flag Raising,
November 11, 11:00 AM 
Hometown Junction Park
Students from Verona High School will be at Hometown Junction Park during the Flag Raising Ceremony to sing the National Anthem and play each military branch's respective song.  We are looking for members of each branch to assist in raising their respective flag. Please contact Jennifer at 845-7471 if you are interested. 
Veterans Day Lunch and Program
November 11, 11:45 AM
Please RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by noon on Wednesday, November 10 for lunch. Veterans will receive their meal FREE of charge. Please indicate if you are a veteran when you make your reservation. Following lunch, local government officials , as well as local military agencies, will be at the Senior Center to take part in a program at 12:20 PM.

Pizza Party and the Packers 
November 8, 12:00 PM
Join the Verona Young Professionals (VYP) for a pizza party during the Packer game on Sunday, November 8. The Young Professionals Group will be supplying the pizza. Please RSVP to Jennifer at 845-7471 by Friday, November 6, to ensure that enough pizza is ordered. 

TRIAD Presentation: Navigating the Roads
November 19, 10:30 AM
Join Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Mueller on November 19th. Deputy Mueller is with the Dane County Traffic Team and will discuss topics such as roundabouts, navigating through construction and more. Don't miss this informative presentation! 

Recreation Opportunities 
The Verona Recreation Department has many youth activities open this fall and winter.  There are still plenty of spots open in our dance programs and youth basketball leagues.  For children age 10 and over, we offer one-day babysitter training classes.  The next babysitting class is on November 21st at the Verona Public Library. We also have room in both of our engineering classes that start November 2nd and end on December 14th.  Apprentice Engineering Adventures and Junior Engineering Adventures teach kids all about the field of engineering in a fun and exciting way. Check out details for all of these activities and more at our website.

Stay in shape this winter with several choices of adult exercise classes.  The second session of Laurie Tackett's Circuit Training class will begin in January 2016, and it's never too early to sign up!  Circuit Training is a total body workout that incorporates both cardio and weight lifting activities.  The third session of Yogalates begins December 1st and is taught by Lindsay Pelletier.  Yogalates is a low impact class that combines Yoga and Pilates in a meditative flow.  Click here to sign up for adult classes 

The Rec Department has several opportunities for part time employment. We are seeking men's basketball and adult volleyball referees to work weekday nights. We are also seeking referees for youth basketball games which take place during the day on Saturdays. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Ali at, or Casey Dudley at or 848-6815.

Children Library Events 

Grow into Spanish with Maestra Marti
Tuesday, November 10, 9:30 - 10:15 AM
Come learn some Spanish while listening to stories, singing songs and playing games! Children up to age 5 are welcome at these lively, engaging events. Maestra Marti of Grow into Spanish LLC will read stories based on a theme, and intersperse the stories with songs, fingerplays and games.
Child Development Story Time
Thursday, November 12, 10:00-10:30 AM
Learn how to enhance your child's language skills through reading and have an opportunity to ask questions about your child's development during this story time led by therapists from Communication Innovations Pediatric Therapy Services, For all ages and their caregivers.

Minecraft Club
Wednesday, November 18, 4:00-5:30 PM
Build in creative mode! Please bring your own device (if you have one) with Minecraft. If you do not have a device, we will provide extras. Grades 2-6. Please register in advance.

The Young and the Restless
Friday, November 20, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Run, jump, slide, balance, dance! Our Young & the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers. No registration.

International Games Day @ Your Library
Saturday, November 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Drop in and join over a thousand libraries around the world by playing tabletop games! All ages.