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Its time for the annual membership drive April 10 – May 15 (only $15 per year!), and we’re also recruiting people to join the board. If you’ve lived in Elvehjem Neighborhood for one week, ten years, or any length of time, you’re invited to join the board. You don’t have to jump in and commit right away. Drop in on one of the monthly meetings, first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the East District Police Station 809 S. Thompson Drive. On Wednesday April 6, we’re holding the monthly meeting at Great Dane East, stuffing membership drive bags and talking about the annual meeting on April 9 9:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church.

I have been a board member for almost a year now, and it all started because I wanted to get involved and earn experience writing a blog, and coordinate fun social media contests in my spare time. It’s been a very positive experience overall and I highly recommend joining the board to anyone that’s even a little bit interested. So here are three reasons why you should take the leap and become a Elvehjem Neighborhood Association Board Member today.

Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park


You know who you are, you enjoy planning events for your family, your friends or work more than anyone you know. You spend your downtime on Pinterest pinning party decorating ideas and themes. We have event playbooks for Turkey Trot, Halloween Bonfire, 4th of July picnic to guide you. So bring yourself and your bright ideas to one of the board meetings soon.


If you’re in sales or non-profit development your skills are needed to ask for donations, if you’re a teacher your skills are needed to think of ideas for kids, if you’re a foodie we need help catering events, if you’re a writer we need proofers or newsletter article writers, if you’re a project manager your talents are always welcome.


You might be familiar and friendly with the people on your immediate right, immediate left or across the street. But there’s a great big neighborhood full of people to get to know. Participating in monthly meetings and holiday events are a great way to network with people outside your corner of the world.

4th of July

4th of July

Please consider joining the Elvehjem Neighborhood Association board and reach out to Justin Martin, Board President by phone or email today! 608/219-2060 justin@elvehjemneighborhood.org

Famous Foxes in Popular Culture

Famous Foxes

In honor of the famous Elvehjem Neighborhood Fox, I thought I would create a list of other famous foxes in popular culture with the help of Wikipedia. In case you didn’t know, the  Elvehjem Neighborhood Facebook Group documents all sightings of the neighborhood fox. If you haven’t joined before you should join now so you don’t miss a  sighting. The other wild animals I have seen or heard around the neighborhood are wild turkeys, I heard an owl and saw bats flying over the garden.

City of Madison has some information regarding wild animals if you see an orphaned or injured animal you can do one of two things. Call the Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 or the Emergency Clinic for Animals at (608) 274-7772 for further instruction.

Extra big THANK YOU to our neighbors Telise Johnsen and Cristi Carlson who shared their pictures of the fox.



“The Fox and The Grapes” from Aesop’s Fables

“The Fantastic Mr. Fox” Roald Dahl

“Fox in Sox” Dr. Seuss

Brer Fox the trickster character folklore from African American oral storytelling tradition

Telise Johnson fox picture

Telise Johnson fox picture


Disney’s “Robin Hood” 1973 Robin Hood and Maid Marian were foxes

“The Fantastic Mr. Fox” 2009

Disney’s “The Fox and the Hound” 1981

Disney’s “Chicken Little” Foxy Loxy character 2005

“Foxy Brown” 1974 starring Pam Grier

“The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel” 1951 starring James Mason

Cristi Carlson fox picture

Cristi Carlson fox picture


“Foxy Lady” Jimi Hendrix 1967

Phox is the name of a band from Baraboo, WI

“What does the Fox say?” Ylvis 2013

“Sly Fox” Nas 2008

“The Fox” Sleater-Kinney 2005

What did I forget? hit the reply button and let me know!

Next Blog Post : Elvehjem Community Garden Coordinator, Chris Brockel.