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Sunshine Supper served for five years

About five years ago, Julie Wiedmeyer was sitting in a master’s class and got an assignment to figure out what needs there were in her community of Sun Prairie and to identify a way to meet those needs... Read More

Habitat for Humanity asking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity is seeking families to build homes in Madison, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, and Stoughton.

Over the last year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County has purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie, 24 lots in Fitchburg and eight lots in Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity, informational meetings will be held:

Jan. 11, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road

Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Road

If interested in partnering with Habitat, attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory.

To learn about the program requirements, visit habitatdane.org.

Library gets preview of Capitol Theater show

A Capitol Theater show will be previewed at the Sun Prairie Public Library on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ahead of its premiere at Overture Hall. 

The Sun Prairie Star said Madison Opera staff will share a brief history of the piece at the library, play a few clips from other opera performances and talk about some of the music. ... Read More

Study says more growth in Sun Prairie

With subdivisions growing and business sprouting in Sun Prairie, it’s no surprise the school district’s enrollment is projected to increase by more than 200 students next year... Read More

Sun Prairie NHS students ask ‘will it be you?’

As the holiday season rolled around, National Honor Society members were looking to see what they could do for the community... Read More

Holiday season to come alive in downtown Sun Prairie

Downtown Sun Prairie is welcoming visitors to their annual holiday events to celebrate the start of the holiday seasons.

On Friday at 5:15 p.m., the 99th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Fire Truck Parade. The tree lighting took place at the Sun Prairie Historical Museum and the Parade made its way down the 100 and 200 blocks of E. Main St.

Activities to look forward to throughout the weekend include free horse drawn wagon rides and visits with Santa.

Carriage rides will take place on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will leave from the front of the Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum, 115 E. Main St. Kids can bring their wish list to Santa at the Crosse House, 133 W. Main St., on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

VFW's free Thanksgiving meal in its 15th year

For its 15th year, the Sun Prairie VFW  will host a free Thanksgiving meal to include mashed potatoes, stuffing, ham, turkey, desserts and more. 

The VFW's annual event has grown since it began in 1999 feeding about 100 people. The organization plans to feed between 800 to 1,000 people at this year's feast, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More