Friday, October 31, 2014


The next meeting of the Sherman Neighborhood is Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (1625 Northport Drive).

Continuing discussions include a report on Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference, and updates on pending Zoning/development issues (the old Hertz lot on Packers Avenue, the Maple Bluff’s Tax Increment District (TID) proposed at N. Sherman and Commercial Avenue, the Corner of Elka Lane and Packers Used/Wrecked Car Dump). 

Other updates include:

Lakeview Library Sunday hours
FEED Kitchen grant update 
Well 7 reconstruction update

New Business will include:     
Madison Metro neighborhood outreach
Green Ribbon Project to save ash tree

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Madison School & Community Recreation offering Adult Classes and Workshops this Fall

For class and workshop offerings, or for more information, call MSCR or visit

The next SNA meeting is happening soon!

Monday, September 8, 2014—6:30 p.m.

Warner Park Community Recreation Center
1626 Northport Drive

Old business includes SNA participation at National Night Out and Pound the Pavement
New business includes proposed changes to the corner of N. Sherman Avenue and Commercial Avenue, and construction/planning related to Warner Park.

We hope you and your neighbors will join us!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The next Sherman Neighborhood Association meeting is right around the corner...

Agenda for Monday, July 7, 2014—6:30 p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

1. SNA Regular Business
2. New Business   
 --Cleanup of plantings in neighborhood
    --Northside Planning Council awarded placemaking grant at 
       Feed Kitchen: Very Special Arts (VSA) class 7/10 on outdoor 
       furniture painting
3. New Business
    --National Night Out—August 5, 5-8 pm
    --Pound the Pavement for a Pool—August 23rd
    --Planning agenda items for next meeting and future meetings
    --Zoning/development issues pending:
        --New city market: Northside Town Center one of three finalists
        --Update on Warner Park

Celebrate our Independence Day on the Northside!

Looking for more after your Fourth of July activities? Look no further than the Northside...

Visit the following link for more details:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Celebrate the Summer with Music on June 21, 2014 with Make Music Madison

Start the summer off right with Make Music Madison on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Make Music Madison aims to "generate a continuous wall of music as people walk around participating spaces". Sherman Neighborhood performances include:

     --Winds of Southern Wisconsin, Lakeview Branch Library, 11:00am-12:00pm
     --MTrane Plus, Madison Metro North Transfer Point, 11:00am-1:00pm
     --Jeffery James, Feed Kitchen, 1:00pm-4:00pm
     --The Civil Engineers, Banzo Restaurant, 2:15pm-3:45pm

Other performances will be held at the Warner Park Shelter, and the Dane County Regional Airport. For more information, visit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Please Join us Monday, May 5, 2014 for the Next SNA Meeting

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Place: Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive 
           (check out whiteboard at front desk for room)

Items on the agenda include:

--Speaker Ruth Rohlich from the city Department of Planning & Economic Development
--Speaker Karen Bassler, Northside Planning Council Executive Director
--Discussions of neighborhood cleanups, and the upcoming National Night Out (August 5)

Other invited guests include Lauri Lee from the Northside Business Association, and District 12 alder Larry Palm.

Please join us, and bring a neighbor!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


The Art Cart is a FREE, drop-in traveling art program that provides creative, outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. Activities include both group and individual projects with a variety of materials lasting 15-45 minutes. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Groups larger than 8 participants are limited to one visit per summer and MUST pre-register at 608-204-3021. Friday afternoon beach locations feature sand plaster casting (please arrive by 3:30, plaster casts need 30 minutes to dry) and the week of July 21 features painting of the Vilas Park Shoe. Sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Madison School & Community Recreation. We hope to see you at a park in your neighborhood this summer!
Times and Locations in or near Sherman Neighborhood:

Eken Park (#9 on map)               Wednesday, 7/2   1-4pm

Lake View Heights Park (#17)    Tuesday, 7/1   1-4pm

Lindbergh School (#20)               Tuesday, 7/8  9am-12pm

Warner Park (#38)                      Thursday, 7/17  9am-12pm and                   Wednesday, 8/13 5-7:30pm

Windom Way Park (#42)            Monday, 6/23 and Monday, 8/11 1-4pm

For more information, including other locations throughout the city, visit

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Bazaar at FEED Kitchens This Saturday!

Here's a Sherman Neighborhood event coming up really soon! If you have not been inside the FEED Kitchens, here's your chance.

Spring is here and it is time for our first Open House/Bazaar at the FEED Kitchens.  The event will be this coming Saturday, April, 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kitchens, 1219 N. Sherman Avenue.

What will you find there? FOOD of course! Many of the FEED users will be there to share their products with you, and even sell you some if you like what you see and taste. 

This is also a good chance to see what our community has built, and to consider what YOU might want to bake/pickle/can/cook in the kitchens, either for a new food business or for personal use. We've had people planning to have all their friends join them for a canning party when tomatoes come in, a woman looking at making lots of granola all at once for herself and family, and someone talking about cooking for a whole week with her friends. 

 We would love to see all of your smiling faces here, and we would really love if you could help to spread the word about the event. Bring a friend or a family member, and help us celebrate this beautiful place.

This is the first in what we hope to be a quarterly event to showcase the work being done in the FEED Kitchens and to help you envision what you might do here yourself.

Hope to see you there!
FEED & the Northside Planning Council 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Upcoming Events

As the guest sponsor for the March 30th supper, the Sherman Neighborhood Association welcomes you! Celebrate the long awaited arrival of spring, come out of hibernation, and join your neighbors for a free community supper. The third year of Northside Community Suppers kicks off on Sunday, March 30 from 5 to 7 pm at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. The menu will be Irish stew, coleslaw, bread and dessert.
Help us plan for enough food by signing up on Eventbrite:
A Northside Community Suppers is a free meal of simple comfort food, an open gym for kids of all ages, and an opportunity to meet other Northsiders in a relaxed atmosphere.
Questions? Call 661-0060 ext 2.
MSCR Flashlight Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 7:30pm
 Ages 11-14

MSCR is hosting a Flashlight Egg Hunt. The MSCR Flashlight Egg Hunt is Saturday April 12, 2014. Event starts at 7:30 pm.

When it gets dark, over 1,200 eggs lie in wait and the hunt begins. Each participant leaves with a small treat bag, but only a few find one of the 30 lucky prize eggs! Participants are asked to bring a strong flashlight and a bag for the eggs. The event is held rain or moonshine, so dress for the weather.  No adults are allowed on the hunt field. Pre-registration is required, event is expected to sell out quickly. Only registered participants learn the exact location located near South Towne Mall.  Cost is $10. 
Participants can register at
For more information call MSCR at 608-204-3000

Friday, February 28, 2014

Join us at the next meeting of SNA--This Monday, March 3, 2014

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Place: Warner Park Community Recreation Center
           1625 Northport Drive 
           (check out whiteboard at front desk for room)
1. Introductions
2. SNA Regular Business
3. Invited Speakers
        Supervisor Paul Rusk – update on Emerald Ash Borers
        Sue Thering, Ph.D -- presentation on Accessory Dwelling Units
4. Old Business
         Co-sponsoring WPCRC Sunday Community Supper March 30
                 - volunteers needed
         Well 7 rebuild—revised schedule
          SNA Newsletter schedule (Megan)
  5. New Business
          Northside Planning Council Grant Proposal: “FEED Kitchens
          Gathering and Gardening Space” –  NPC Executive Director
          Karen Bassler or Adam, the FEED manager
6. Agenda items for next meeting - May 5, 2014.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beat the winter blues at VSA this Friday, February 7

Looking to get out? Here's a great chance to have fun and support a local organization, VSA Wisconsin, on the corner of Sherman and Aberg Aves. For more information:

Monday, January 6, 2014


Due to extreme temperatures there will be no SNA meeting tonight, January 6, 2014. 
The city of Madison website offers a number of safety tips and important considerations for coping with these temps:     

Stay safe! And we look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 3, 2014 for the next SNA meeting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The next SNA meeting is right around the corner...hope to see you there!

Meeting Agenda for January 6, 2014—6:30 p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center

SNA Regular Business
            Treasurer’s Report
Invited Speakers
            Sue Thering, Ph.D.: short presentation on Accessory Dwelling Units    (
Old Business
            FEED Kitchen tour—who is interested?

            Co-sponsoring WPCRC Sunday Community Supper--March

            Well 7 rebuild—revised schedule
            SNA Newsletter schedule (Megan)
 New Business
            Emerson Eken Park Yahara neighborhood planning process [sign-up to receive periodic plan announcements and updates: - go to Neighborhoods and choose Emerson East-Eken Park (EEEP).] May still be opportunity for a volunteer for the planning committee.

            Speakers for future meetings---March 3, 2014: Paul Rusk, Dane county supervisor: Emerald Ash Borer. Other agenda items for next meetings March 3, 2014 and May 5, 2014.



            city project to replace street/sewer/water main on Huxley from Schlimgen Avenue to Winchester Street and Johns Street from Dennett Drive to Olbrich Avenue in 2014