Community

Tue
31
Mar

A life in agriculture


Photos submitted. Kristen Kordet, founder of Blue Moon Community Farm, happily displays a head of broccoli freshly picked on her Town of Dunn organic vegetable farm.

Kristen Kordet’s Blue Moon Community Farm looks a little colorless in March but by June will be transformed into six acres of bright organic vegetables, with some pasture-raised pigs and poultry doing their thing around the farm as well.

Kordet learned a couple of weeks ago that the readers of Edible Madison magazine had chosen her farm for a Local Hero Award.

Sponsored by Organic Valley Cooperative, the awards are nominated and voted on by thousands of Edible Madison readers.

Fri
27
Mar

Introspective writer, singer makes Opera House debut


Photo submitted. Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney performs a solo show Friday at the Opera House.

With the soulful voice of a songbird and obvious talent as a wordsmith, Heather Maloney makes her first appearance Friday at the Stoughton Opera House in a solo performance.

Maloney, 29, is touring in support of her second full-length album, “Making Me Break,” which is being released on Signature Sounds next month. The album features full-band arrangements of Maloney’s songs, in contrast to her self-titled debut from 2013.

Last year, she recorded an EP with the acoustic-roots band Darlingside and was so pleased with the results that she decided to put out an indie folk-rock record this time around, with the “lushness, textures and a little bit more edge” than a solo voice-and-guitar album.

Thu
26
Mar

‘The Master Builder’ to highlight Destination Weekend


Photo submitted. Scott Dixon plays the role of Halvard Solness (The Master Builder) and Ana Hagedorn plays Hilde Wangel during the Commonweal Theatre’s performance of “The Master Builder,” which will be held Saturday, March 28 at Stoughton Opera House.

The next Destination Stoughton Weekend will be held Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, with a featured Norwegian event Saturday, March 28.

The upcoming weekend is organized by the Stoughton Norwegian Summit group – a collaborative effort between community organizations businesses and others in the community.

Ibsen play

Commonweal Theatre cast will present a new adaptation of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s “The Master Builder.” The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. To order tickets for $25, visit stoughtonoperahouse.ticketforce.com. 

Thu
26
Mar

Building Birdhouses photos

Around 80 kids and their parents and grandparents put hammer to nail to construct a simple birdhouse at the Stoughton Senior Center Saturday morning. After building the structures, kids and adults enjoyed the beautiful weather next to the water to put the finishing touches on their birdhouses with paint.

Wed
25
Mar

SHS Kids Activity Fair photos

The second annual kids activity fair at Stoughton High School featured 15 organizations from sports to arts to community service geared toward children in 4K through 12th grade on Saturday, March 14.

Tue
24
Mar

Kiwanis 'Irish' Breakfast photos

The Stoughton Kiwanis Club held its 15th annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 14, featuring entertainment by the Trinity Irish Dancers and Wheels the Clown.

Tue
24
Mar

Sons of Norway to host theatre cast March 28

As part of Destination Weekend, join Sons of Norway - Mandt Lodge for “An Evening with the Ibsen ‘The Master Builder’ Commonweal Theatre Cast” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at 317 S. Page St.

Meet the Ibsen cast, ask questions and learn more about the new adaptation of “The Master Builder” at this pre-show event.

Attendees of the pre-show event must have a ticket for the Stoughton Opera House performance that evening. To order tickets, visit stoughtonoperahouse.ticketforce.com.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. A free-will offering will be accepted.

For more information, contact Darlene Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail.com or 873-7209.

Mon
23
Mar

St. Ann’s Budnar to share Central America pilgrimage experience


Photo submitted. Randy Budnar and Jim Nollette pose next to Oscar Romero’s tomb.

Father Randy Budnar of St. Ann Catholic Parish recently returned from a two-week pilgrimage to El Salvador and Guatemala to learn about modern martyrs. 

He joined a group of 20 priests, deacons and religious brothers from throughout the United States on a retreat to the Central American countries, which had been in civil war. 

“I expected to be inspired,” Budnar wrote in an email to the Hub. “What I did not expect was that at every place we went where the martyrs lived and/or died we had a presentation by someone who knew them: either a family member, or a friend, or a co-worker or a parishioner.”

He said that they talked about the martyrs “with love in their voices and passion in their hearts.”

The most well-known of the martyrs is Bishop Oscar Romero, who will soon be beatified under Pope Frances. The group was able to meet the 89-year-old vicar general, who worked very closely with the bishop.

Mon
23
Mar

Kiwanis to host Easter egg hunt March 28

The Stoughton Kiwanis Club invites families with children ages 8 and younger to participate in its seventh annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Mandt Park Ball Diamond.

Children must be with a responsible adult and should bring their own basket or bag to put eggs in.

The free event will also feature photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.

A voluntary financial donation will be accepted, and all donations will be matched by Kiwanis and given to the Personal Essentials Pantry in Stoughton.

The event is sponsored by local Kiwanians with assistance from Stoughton Area Key Club high school students and the Aktion Club. 

Stoughton Kiwanis Club president Brian Shimon said the club appreciates the help they receive to prepare for the event and for the families who participate. 

Fri
20
Mar

Pi Day run photos

The Stoughton High School math department hosted a Pi Mile Run at 9:26 a.m. Saturday, March 14, in the zip code 53589. The 3.14-mile route formed the word “PI.” The first 13 digits of Pi, 3.141592653589, are formed with the date written 3/14/15, time and zip code. Pies were awarded to some of the winners.

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