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01
Aug

Fitchburg library 'Crime Scene Discovery' photos

The Fitchburg Public Library held a "Crime Scene Discovery" program with members from the Fitchburg Police Department for teens and adults on July 31. Officers explained crime scene investigation tactics and allowed participants to try out tools and explore a mock burglary crime scene.

Thu
30
Jul

Fitchburg dentist receives public health award

A Fitchburg dentist was the recipient of one of four annual public health awards presented by the Dane County Public Health Department on May 6, according to a news release.

Dr. David Gunderson, a dentist at First Choice Dental’s Fitchburg office, received the leadership award for his work in improving public oral health outcomes within Dane County.

Fri
24
Jul

Superhero Academy photos

Kids showed off their superhero skills Friday, July 24, at the Fitchburg Public Library during the "Superhero Academy." The library held the same event a week earlier, as well. Participants made masks, practiced their balance beam rescues, saved a city and more at stations around the library's meeting rooms.

Fri
24
Jul

Stuff the Bus with school supplies at Hy-Vee

The Wisconsin Lions is partnering with Channel 15 to invite the community to donate school supplies for all Madison Public Schools as part of its Stuff the Bus campaign. 

People can stop by all three Madison Hy-Vee stores, including Fitchburg’s location at 2920 Fitchrona Road, through Saturday, Aug. 8, to drop off donations.The green collection barrels are out at each store and those that would like to can purchase a $10 bag of supplies at the stores.

Thu
23
Jul

Concerts at McKee photos

After the first concert was rescheduled and canceled due to rainy weather, Concerts at McKee finallly kicked off this summer with an energetic performance by MadiSalsa on July 20.

Wed
22
Jul

Music artists stand up for change

Top indie music artists are scheduled to make a stop in Fitchburg during the Official Stand-Up Tour against bullying. 

The anti-bully concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at True Coffee, 6250 Nesbitt Road.

The tour will stop in 21 cities this summer and will feature 19 music artists from around the country representing pop, rock, hip-hop and country. Each location will feature a small group of different artists. 

Wed
22
Jul

Fitchburg Soap Box Derby photos 2015

The annual Soap Box Derby races were held June 13 at 2625 Research Park Dr. Despite a little drizzle that day, around 30 youth from Milwaukee, Dubuque and around Madison competed in the gravity-powered races.

Fri
17
Jul

Camping for the kids: Boys & Girls Club sets up camp at Liliana's to raise $450,000

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson set up camp in a temporary shelter atop a storage container in the parking lot of Liliana's restaurant starting Thursday, July 16. Johnson pledged to remain in the shelter until the organization hit it's fundraising goal of $450,000. Johnson came to the shelter after spending all night swimming and boating along Madison's lakes. The event also comes on the heels of the group's annual biking fundraiser, set for this Saturday.

Thu
16
Jul

India Festival is right at home in Fitchburg


Photo by Scott De Laruelle. American Hindu Association member Bikash Pattanik and AHA chairman Mahesh Sharma stand in front of the new temple and cultural center under construction at the Fish Hatchery Road location on July 2. The outside is complete, but the association is hoping to raise more funds to finish the inside.

India’s Rathyatra Festival may have originated on the other side of the world, but to check out one of the most popular traditions in Hindu culture, one needs only to trek to Fitchburg. 

The American Hindu Association’s fourth annual India Festival drew nearly 800 people last year, some of whom pulled the ceremonial chariot around the 7-acre AHA grounds, located at 2138 S. Fish Hatchery Road.  

Thu
16
Jul

Fitchburg house fire training photos 2015

The Fitchburg Fire Department, along with a few neighboring departments, conducted a live burn exercise in a controlled and safe environment at a vacant house at 5544 Irish Lane on June 13.

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