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New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

New business to offer free massages at ribbon-cutting

A Sun Prairie business will offer food and free massages at its official grand opening next week. 

Elements Massage's open house will take place from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the business, 2804 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 102. 

The company said it will offer free 15-minute chair massages and serve light hors d’oeuvres. Attendees can get tours of the facilities and information about massage and overall wellness. 

The Sun Prairie Chamber of commerce will also hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Elements Massage of Sun Prairie is located across from Costco. There are two other Elements Massage business in the Madison area including Fitchburg at 6317 McKee Road and in Middleton at 1950 Cayuga St., according to the company website. 

Sun Prairie business collects sandals for overseas charity

First Choice Insurance Solutions, 1777 W. Main St., collected sandals to send to overseas to help Tanzanians prevent certain foot diseases. 

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Erickson awarded June/July ‘Garden of the Month’

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A cut above: Resident shares art of woodcarving

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Police remind residents of illegal devices, fireworks safety tips

Police remind residents of illegal devices, fireworks safety tips

Police said aerial and ground fireworks are not legal in Sun Prairie and reminded residents to keep safety in mind during upcoming Fourth of July celebrations.

Sun Prairie police Lt. Brian Teasdale said in a news release Tuesday that this time of year, the department receives questions and concerns regarding the use fireworks. He shared a list of allowable and illegal fireworks plus tips on safety in advance Independence Day.

Teasdale said snakes, sparklers less than 36 inches long, cone fountains and smoke devices are legal in Sun Prairie. Any device that leaves the ground, explosives, Roman Candles, pinwheels and jumpers are not legal.

Police suggested residents discharge fireworks away from residences in outdoor areas and wet down the area prior to setting off fireworks.

2014 Service Above Self Award recipients honored

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Friends won't let memory of Sun Prairie couple fade

Friends won't let memory of Sun Prairie couple fade

Loved ones aren't letting the memory of Shari and Bram Dorresteijn fade.

The Sun Prairie couple that was killed in an interstate crash in April left behind a toddler and a newborn.

Wednesday night Bram's friends hosted a soccer match to raise money for those children.

Michael Scalia met Bram in high school. He said the match was the perfect way to pay tribute to Bram, a former University of Wisconsin soccer player. He also said the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

"In terms of people coming out of the woodwork, how can we support you? How can we show our love and help a village raise these children? Under these circumstances, they've raised so much money and we're continuing to go along those lines to raise more for these kids' futures," Scalia said.

The couple's children, Wesley and Charlotte, are in the care of Shari's sister and her husband.

An online fund raised more than $220,000 for them.