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Pizza festival coming to Sun Prairie

A new kind of festival is coming to Sun Prairie for pizza enthusiasts.

The Slice of Sun Prairie Pizza Competition and Festival will feature a head-to-head battle between ten local pizza restaurants.

Pizzerias will be judged on nine categories: best crust, best sauce, best cheese, best toppings, best use of Wisconsin ingredients, best non-traditional or specialty pizza, grand champion, people's choice, and kid's favorite.

Voting for the people's choice pizza will be on Facebook and on Twitter using hashtag #slicesp. Visitors to the Slice of Sun Prairie can also vote at the Frontier Communications tent.  Votes must include the vendor name and a description of the pizza slice.

Pizza restaurants participating in the competition are Domino's Pizza, Glass Nickel Pizza, Pizza Pit, Buck & Honey's, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Day One Pizza, JB’s Italian Grille, Papa Murphy’s, Little Ceasar’s, and Pizza Hut.

Pizza festival coming to Sun Prairie

A new kind of festival is coming to Sun Prairie for pizza enthusiasts.

The Slice of Sun Prairie Pizza Competition and Festival will feature a head-to-head battle between ten local pizza restaurants.

Pizzerias will be judged on nine categories: best crust, best sauce, best cheese, best toppings, best use of Wisconsin ingredients, best non-traditional or specialty pizza, grand champion, people's choice, and kid's favorite.

Voting for the people's choice pizza will be on Facebook and on Twitter using hashtag #slicesp. Visitors to the Slice of Sun Prairie can also vote at the Frontier Communications tent.  Votes must include the vendor name and a description of the pizza slice.

Pizza restaurants participating in the competition are Domino's Pizza, Glass Nickel Pizza, Pizza Pit, Buck & Honey's, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Day One Pizza, JB’s Italian Grille, Papa Murphy’s, Little Ceasar’s, and Pizza Hut.

Boys & Girls Club teams up with MadisonScuba

Boys & Girls Club teams up with MadisonScuba

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will be teaming up with MadisonScuba for the Discover Scuba Diving Program.

The program gives club members an opportunity to learn how to scbua dive. Certified instructors will teach children how to use scuba equipment and allow them to spend most of class in and under water.

“Boys & Girls Clubs is exciting to be partnering with MadisonScuba.  The kids in our community will get a once in a lifetime experience that they might not otherwise have.  We at BGCDC are committed to exposing our kids to enriching programs such as this.  We believe that through these encounters they will be better equipped to realize their full potential,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of BGCDC, in a statement.

The program starts Thursday at Sun Prairie High School. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and then will be offered twice a month during July and August.

Local children to play in front of thousands at Lifest

Local children to play in front of thousands at Lifest

A group of aspiring musicians from the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will soon be playing on the main stage at one of the biggest summer musical festivals in the state.

The Black Star Drum Line has been asked to perform at Lifest, a Christian music festival in Oshkosh that attracts up to 80,000.  The group, led by Grammy nominee Joey B. Banks, will play on the Grand Stage on Saturday, July 14.

In addition to the band, 50 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will also be attending several days of the festival.  The trip gives the kids a chance to leave the pressures of the city and enjoy a few days out at camp with their friends.

Last year a group of 60 kids attended Lifest, several of whom were homeless at the time.  Another 26 had to be turned away because there simply was not room for them.

Block Party comes to Cannery Square Saturday

 

People will have more than one reason to come to Sun Prairie this Saturday.

Downtown Sun Prairie will sponsor a block party downtown at the Cannery Square Saturday between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The eighth annual event will have a variety of activities, ranging from a dunk tank and a goldfish pond to a variety of musical acts.

Children's musician David Landau, Flip City Live, Johnny Chimes and Hometown Sweethearts will all take the main stage throughout the day.

In addition, the annual Strawberry Fest will take place at the Colonial Club on Saturday as well. 

A free shuttle will be provided to get people from the block party to the Strawberry Fest.

County's e-waste recycling event collects 400,000 pounds of electronics

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the county's fourth annual free e-waste recycling event this past weekend was a huge success, preventing an estimated 400,000 pounds of broken or unwanted electronics from cluttering area homes and clogging the county's landfill.

"We not only recycled hundreds of thousands of pounds of e-waste and helped families with some housecleaning, but we also kept a lot of toxic materials out of our landfill," Parisi said. "This free event is convenient for our residents and good for our lands and lakes."

People who attended Saturday's event at the Alliant Energy Center dropped off 100,000 more pounds of computers, printers, scanners, television sets, cellphones and other electronics than last year -- enough to fill 16 semi trucks.  The items were sorted quickly and efficiently by more than 100 volunteers and there were few problems with lines or waiting, according to country officials.

Sun Prairie softball team falls short in WIAA D1 final

 

The Sun Prairie softball team was looking for its first-ever WIAA state championship in the Division 1 finals against Chippewa Falls.

Sun Prairie made a valiant comeback but ultimately lost 4-3 in the title game.