Good Neighbor Night by MPD on July 22nd

Want to learn how to make your home and personal property less tempting to thieves? Then join MPD for the next Good Neighbor Night!  July 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm, Midtown Station (4020 Mineral Point Road).


• Learn more about the most common types of property crimes that occur in Madison

• Discover tips and low-cost ways you can deter thieves when you're asleep or away from home

• Get an overview of some of the latest smart technology gadgets including cameras, sensors, lights, door locks and video doorbells

• Share crime prevention tips with other neighbors and learn more about the Good Neighbor Project


GNN Facebook Event Page Here:

July 4th Neighborhood Bike Rally 2019

We are scheduled to start at 10:30am at the corner of Vilas & Harrison, with riders heading to Van Buren, turning right, and then looping back via Jefferson. The fire department proposed the 10:30am start time so they could get a truck out to kick off the festivities for us - if that changes at all I'll try to let everyone know. Anyone interested in volunteering to watch the corners and keep our riders safe - your help is greatly appreciated.

MPD Neighborhood Resource Officer Contact Info and Open House

The Madison Police Department’s Midtown District Station is holding an open house on Tuesday, May 14th, from 4pm to 7pm. The station is located at 4020 Mineral Point Road. This station is the one that now serves the Vilas Neighborhood.

Also, here is a link to the contact information of our Neighborhood Resource Officer, Officer Christopher Marzullo. Officer Marzullo attended our recent Vilas Neighborhood Association meeting, and is a good point of contact for questions or concerns. (As always, contact 9-1-1 in an emergency.)

Edgewood Collaborative Work Group Update and Links

Dear Vilas neighbors,

The Collaborative Workgroup, consisting of representatives from the Vilas Neighborhood Association, the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association, and Edgewood High School, got underway this week.  The agreed-to purpose of this work group is “Finding a way forward for Edgewood High School and the community regarding the EHS athletic field that optimizes the interests of key stakeholders.”  The process is being facilitated by Jeff Russell of Russell Consulting, Inc.

The Workgroup’s agenda and minutes will be made available each week so that the process is transparent to all neighbors.  Here is the link to the public OneDrive directory where you will find the Working Group Foundation Documents, as well as the Meeting Notes from our first meeting on April 16th.  The meeting notes and agendas from future meetings will be placed here, too, so please bookmark this link if you want to follow along:  

EHS Collaborative Working Group Public Folder

The VNA representatives to this Workgroup are the VNA President (me), our two VNA Liaisons to the Edgewood Liaison Committee (Jon Standridge and Sarah Bahauddin), and an at-large VNA Council representative (Craig Stanley).

Our next VNA meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 24th, at 7pm at HotelRED.  Discussion about this process will be on the agenda, so please join us if you wish to participate or provide feedback.  (I will post the full agenda on Sun or Mon.)

Hope everyone enjoys the wonderful spring weather expected this weekend.

-Chris Kelly

VNA President

Annual Edgewood College Family Science Night on April 16th

The 17th Annual Edgewood College Family Science Night will be held on Tuesday, April 16th! 

Family Science Night, also referred to as the Science Spring Spectacular, has been wowing families with children of all ages for 16 years running, and this year will be no exception. Held in the beautiful Sonderegger Science Center on the Edgewood campus, this year’s event will feature more than 30 hands-on, science based projects/stations for kids (and parents) to explore.  And best of all – this is a completely FREE event. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th  Parking is free on the Edgewood Campus. Spanish interpreters will be available and the Sonderegger Science Center is completely handicap accessible.

More info on the web site:

Vilas Neighborhood Association - 2019 Meetings Information

Our neighborhood board meetings will take place monthly at HotelRed at 7:00 PM. The first meeting of 2019 will be on January 23rd, at 7pm. The remaining 2019 meeting dates are on Wednesdays, except the February and March meetings. (Those two dates are Tuesdays due to the availability of the room at HotelRed.)

Dates for 2019: (Tuesday) February 26th, (Tuesday) March 19th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th, and December 18th.

All neighbors are welcome at the meetings.

The 2018 Vilas Neighborhood Holiday Party on Dec 9

All Vilas neighbors are invited!

When: Sunday, December 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Where: HotelRed, 1501 Monroe Street

Why: Celebrate the holiday season with your neighbors!

Details: Apetizers will be served. HotelRed will provide complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. Cash bar will be available for the purchase of adult beverages.

Please bring $20 to pay your VNA dues. Prefer to pay online? Go to:

VNA Meeting on 11/28/18

Vilas neighbors are welcome at the VNA monthly meetings.

The meeting on 11/28 will be at HotelRed, 1501 Monroe Street, at 7pm. Here is the agenda:

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes


Old Business


  1. Treasurer’s report – Pat Scheckel

  2. Holiday party

  3. Elections for 2019- Lee Lazar

  4. VNA Directory/Block captains

  5. Joint Campus area committee

  6. Edgewood Proposed field improvement discussion and vote 


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