Community

Tue
14
Oct

Food for Kidz is Oct. 18

Stoughton will be packaging meals to feed the hungry, both locally and worldwide, at the second annual Food for Kidz event Saturday, Oct. 18. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stoughton, the event will be held at the Stoughton Fire Station.

The goal is to pack at least 50,000 dry meals in one day. Last year the goal was 25,000 meals and the community produced more than 36,000 meals.

Thousands of free meals will then be distributed to local food pantries. The remaining meals will help those in need as far away as Afghanistan and Africa.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to fill bags during shifts at 10-11:30 a.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. The group can only package as many meals as the donations will cover. Meals cost only 15 cents each and the money raised is used to buy the ingredients.

Tue
14
Oct

Optimist Club's fishing clinic photos

The Stoughton Optimists held a fishing clinic Saturday at the Stoughton Area Youth Center. Al Hutchison helped the youth build their own fishing rods.

Sun
12
Oct

The Suite Life


Photos submitted. Christopher Parr, Pursuitist founder and contributor, stands in front of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The museum holds more than three million artifacts and works of art from around the world. This was part of a trip to St. Petersburg that he “live tweeted” for his followers.

Imagine getting paid to go on vacation, gaze at the ocean from a private beach bungalow in Hualalai, Hawaii or indulge in complimentary in-room fresh-baked cookies and chocolate milk in a Four Season’s New York suite.

For long-time Stoughton resident Christopher Parr, this is not a fantasy; this is reality.

Parr is the founder of Pursuitist, a popular luxury travel blog that focuses on the pursuit of great things in life and brands itself as luxury “redefined”.

With articles highlighting Le Dolci Bakery’s $900 cupcake, spas in the French Alps and 24-carat gold iPhones, the New York Times has described the site as “the country club come to the Internet” and the “Yelp for the upper class.”

Targeting affluent consumers, Pursuitist has become an online haven for all that is luxurious and self-indulgent these days.

Thu
09
Oct

Martin Luther Christian School Fall Hoedown Oct. 10

The public is invited to attend the annual Fall Hoedown at Martin Luther Christian School gym on Friday, Oct. 10. Activities will be held from 5-7 p.m. and will include food, music dancing, face painting, games and hayrides.

The Scholastic Book Fair will also be open in conjunction with the hoedown until 7:30 p.m.

The event is an opportunity to kick off the fall season with families and the community, as well as showcase the school, according to a news release.

Admission to the hoedown is $5 per person or $20 per family at the door. Children ages 2 and under are free.

For more information,  contact Cynamon Reynolds at 873-8073 or mlcoffice@sbcglobal.net.

Thu
09
Oct

Women artists prominent, but not exclusive, in October shows


Photos submitted. Sweet Honey in the Rock is on its 40th anniversary tour and will appear in Stoughton on Oct. 22.

Women performers dominate the Stoughton Opera House schedule in the next few weeks, but a few male artists are also included in the mix.

Singer-songwriter Mason Jennings appears tonight, followed by the Ruth Moody Band on Friday and the talented Joan Osborne on Saturday.

Felines, in the form of The Amazing Acro-Cats, take the stage Sunday, and the music returns Tuesday, Oct. 14 with storyteller and songwriter Todd Snider.

Next Wednesday’s show with singer Brandi Carlile sold out within a matter of minutes, and the legendary rockabilly artist Wanda Jackson had to cancel her show the following night due to an illness. But songbird Pieta Brown returns to the Opera House on Friday, Oct. 17.

The Grammy Award-winning, all-women a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock is scheduled to appear Wednesday, Oct. 22, as part of their 40th anniversary tour.

Wed
08
Oct

‘A Tribute to Elvis’ show is Oct. 11

The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library will present “A Tribute to Elvis” featuring Tony Rocker, an award-winning Elvis tribute artist from Milwaukee. The event will be held at Viking Lanes on Saturday, Oct. 11.  

The Friends Fall Fundraiser 2014 event for the library will feature a dinner and show with a complimentary cocktail and door prizes. 

The event was formerly known as the Autumn Gala, but has been revamped to add new twists to the program while still celebrating the library and raising money for its programs.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for social hour and purchasing raffle tickets and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance for $30 at the library and Viking Lanes. They will be $35 at the door. 

Wed
08
Oct

Former First Lady comes to life Oct. 25


Photo submitted. Jessica Michna will portray former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at West Koshkonong Church on Saturday, Oct. 25.

It has been nearly 70 years since Eleanor Roosevelt occupied the White House, but she will come to life in Stoughton later this month. Racine resident Jessica Michna will portray the former First Lady at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church on Oct. 25.

Michna will share with the audience the tragedies and triumphs of Roosevelt, growing from a shy child to a confident, driven woman who emerges as a champion of civil rights, author and stateswoman. Harry S. Truman called her “The First Lady of the World.”

Michna, who lives in Racine, is originally from Pennsylvania where she developed a love of American history early in life by visiting many Revolutionary and Civil War sites. 

Tue
07
Oct

‘Rumors’ starting at Stoughton Village Players Theater Oct. 9


Photo submitted. Pictured from left are Bryan Wenc, Georgean Pentel-Nicholson and Tim McNurney, who will perform in the upcoming production of “Rumors.”

Word travels fast and outlandish lies build on top of each other during the latest production by the Stoughton Village Players. 

A host of ridiculous goings-on come to the stage during the wildly untruthful world of Neil Simon’s “Rumors.”

The show runs Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18 with shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Village Players Theater.

Four couples are coming to a New York home to celebrate a 10th anniversary when shots ring out. Attempts to keep the incident hushed up prove difficult as each new arrival is greeted with an escalating round of questionable information. Ken (Dan Prueher) and Chris (Stephanie Robey) start out the show at a frantic pace and the comedy ball keeps rolling faster and faster as the lies build. 

Mon
06
Oct

SFD open house is Wednesday

Next week is Fire Prevention Week across the country (Oct. 5-11), so what better time to find out about fire prevention efforts around town than at the Stoughton Fire Department’s annual open house, set for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The event will include a car extrication demonstration at 5:30 p.m., firefighting demonstrations, a tour of the station, fire apparatus displays, a scavenger hunt and a guest appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog.

Mon
06
Oct

Run, Walk and Roll photos

The Stoughton Inclusive Dream Park held its second annual Run, Walk and Roll 10K and 3K event on Saturday starting and ending at Norse Park. Proceeds from the run will help support the groups mission to create a community built space that will allow people of all ages and abilities to grow through play.

Pages