Edgewood News

edgewood-logo1 copyEdgewood Citywide Garage Sales are April 23rd-25th contact the Edgewood Reminder for a listing of sales.

Edgewood Think Tank is Tuesday, May 5th at the Edgewood Community Room at noon. Come to learn about the Great Give Day, did you know that Edgewood has two endowments that can assist residents of Edgewood and all other community things!

Drive 4 1 UR School Friday, May 8th, 10:00-5:00 at FE Welterlen Ford Motors, 100 years 1915-2015

Come for a fun round of golf at Woods Edge Golf Course May 9th for the Ed-Co Booster Club Golf Outing that is 9 hole, 4 person best shot starting at 10AM. Contact Scott Arthur if you would like to donate or play.

The Ed-Co Commencement is Saturday, May 16th at 1PM at the Ed-Co High School.

Congratulations to the Ed-Co FBLA on all their National Qualifiers. Students will be representing Ed-Co on June 28th-July 3rd in Chicago, IL. Way to go Ed-Co! Stop by there rummage sale this weekend at Woods Edge. All funds raised will assist with trip costs.

The Ed-Co FBLA is hosting an Awards Banquet at the Edgewood Locker Event Center on Tuesday, April 28th at 6PM. The keynote speaker is Brandon Adams of Shark Tank fame. Come and listen to inspire your entrepreneurial spirt. Dinner is a free will donation.

Check out the Delaware County Tourism Guide. Karl’s Grocery is handing them out for FREE while supplies last!

Drive 4 UR school Friday May 8th, 10:00-5:00 at Welterlen Motors, 100 years 1915-2015

Make plans for the Annual Trinity Methodist Church Salad Luncheon on May 7th. This is a wonderful event!

Edgewood Blood Drive will be Tuesday, May 12th at St. Mark’s Parish Center.

Just a reminder Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days Celebration is June 25th-28th!

Edgewood Truck & Tractor Pull – Saturday, June 13th, 5:30PM at the Edgewood Rodeo Grounds

Romper Room Ride- Saturday, June 20th, 3:30PM, Downtown Edgewood

BBQ Meal Fundraiser

St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Elkader, IA
Saturday, April 25 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring Old School Catering Brisket and Chicken
Adults $10.00
Children 10 and under $6.00
Profits will assist youth attend the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).

Yale University’s A Capella Group, The Wiffenpoofs at the Elkader Opera House

The Wiffenpoosfs
Elkader Opera House
May 1, 2015 7:30 pm

Yale University’s A Capella group
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Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions.

They have performed on “The West Wing,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Sing-Off” and “Jeopardy!” The group has performed all over the US and World and now will bring their talents to the Opera House stage!

Priority(1st 4 Rows)$25; Adults $20; Students $15
To purchase Tickets
Phone: (563) 873-2378
Purchase tickets at Moser’s Pharmacy (563-245-2530) in downtown Elkader
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4/23 Where in Clayton County am I?

Congratulations to Beth Jones – Castalia, IA who correctly submitted the answer, “Eagles Landing Winery ” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.

Clayton County experts here is the clue for this week’s “Where in Clayton County am I?” contest.

The window of this shop along the Mississippi River has a dazzling display of beautiful glass butterfly sun catchers illuminated by daylight. Their magnificent colors draw you into the one-of-a-kind store. Hanging just beyond the entrance are sets of wind chimes ranging in size and depth of sound. Lightly run your fingers along the chimes and they begin playing you their harmonious tunes. Each display holds quality items from around the world, including places like Germany and China that will have you questioning if you are in a store or a museum. Every half hour one of the beautiful clocks that hangs on the wall will puts on a show as it opens and crystals and lights dance to the song it plays out. This Guttenberg store is open year round displaying treasures from all over the world. Stop in and see what you’ll find!

Important: Please only submit one answer per week. Multiple submissions will discount all of your submissions. Every Wednesday, the winner, along with the next week’s contest clue will be announced here on DishnTunes.com.

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Alpine Communications Offering Free Workshops

April 16, 2015 – Alpine Communications invites you to register for technology workshops this spring. We include tips and information for technology users of all levels. Workshops are held at the Alpine Communications Business Office in Elkader and are FREE to all Alpine customers.
Social Media for Beginners
Thursday, April 23 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of popular social media websites along with best practices for safety and privacy.
This workshop is FREE to everyone. Register with the Elgin Public Library at (563) 426-5313
Facebook for Businesses
Monday, May 4 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to promote your business, organization, or event using Facebook Pages.
Maximize Your FusionTV Service
Thursday, May 21 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to use on-screen apps and take FusionTV with you on-the-go with FusionTV’s FREE WatchTVEverywhere service. We’ll also assist you in downloading and using the Manage MyTVs app to schedule DVR recordings, search the Channel Guide, and as a remote.
The workshops are sponsored by Alpine Communications and will be given by a variety of Alpine experts. “We have been offering classes for over 16 years and each year we add new topics. The ‘Maximize Your FusionTV Service’ will help customers learn how to stream a lot of their favorite shows and movies on their smartphones and tablets using WatchTVEverywhere.com” stated Chris Hopp, Alpine general manager.
Class sizes are limited and those wishing to sign up should register online www.alpinecom.net/spring-workshops/ or by calling Alpine Communications at (563) 245-4000.

Clayton County CAN presents “Music & Monarchs”

The Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network presents:
50X120 CAN banner design v2Saturday May 9th, 2015
On the banks of the Turkey River

Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA
Time: 1:00


The Way Down Wanderers

Featuring: The Way Down Wanderers






Driftless Sisters

Driftless Sisters

Jon Stravers

Jon Stravers

Dave Zollo

Dave Zollo












Learn about the plight of the Monarch and what each of us can do to enhance critical habitat for a more diverse and healthy landscape.

  • Free Milkweed Plants
  • Monarch Face Painting
  • Habitat Education Station including the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and migration phenomenon
  • Kid’s Butterfly Crafts
  • Butterfly Collection Display
  • Mask Making – Decorah Arthaus
  •  Sponsor Booths

Bring Your Own: Picnic, Beverages, Refillable H2O bottle & Chairs

Culligan Water Fill Station will be provided

Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 9th 2015. A free concert Saturday afternoon from 1-7 PM in Founders Park featuring the up and coming bluegrass band, “The Way Down Wanderers” with special appearances by the Driftless Sisters, Sophia Landis, Jon Stravers and Dave Zollo.

Hosted by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat. Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.

Read more about the plight of the Monarch butterfly

The Way Down Wanders
Driftless Sisters
Dave Zollo
Jon Stravers

Become a Music and Monarchs Festival Sponsor:

Clayton County CAN members, friends and fans please consider becoming a Music and Monarch Festival sponsor. Here is a list of sponsorship levels and the corresponding benefits:

Seed Level: $5-$49
ClaytonCountyCAN.com supporting member listing

Caterpillar Level: $50 -$99
supporting member listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing

Butterfly Level: $100-$199
ClaytonCountyCAN.com supporting member listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Online Banner Ad mention

Monarch Level: $200 +
ClaytonCountyCAN.com supporting member listing
FB Event page listing
Day of Event Sponsor Poster Listing
Online Banner Ad mention
Significant Concert Recognition – MC mention

Use of Supporting Funds:
Cover Music & Monarchs event expenses
Promote awareness for the plight of the monarch and habitat loss in Clayton County
Promote habitat restoration and conservation efforts throughout Clayton County

If you would like to sponsor Music and Monarchs please send your sponsorship check to:
Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network
PO Box 252
Elkader, IA 52043

Contact Clayton County CAN via email at: mail@claytoncountycan.com

DnT tip: Don’t see Moon Over Buffalo if….

Last night I saw the Opera House Player’s,”Moon Over Buffalo” and I would not recommend going to see the show if you would rather not laugh, and don’t enjoy slapstick with a little shock and awe. With Moon Over Buffalo, the Opera House Players  certainly continue their long string of delivering high quality entertainment to Northeast Iowa.

The 1950’s show about show business is a funny, funny show full of wild antics, right in the Player’s strike zone.

As always, this show is super stacked with a talent cast, led by Cary Kann and Mary Beth Specht who humorously play George and Charlotte Hay, stars of a repertory theater company located in the less than desirable setting of Buffalo, New York.  This small OHP cast does a  wonderful job leading the audience through a fast paced, crazy show.  Opera House veterans, Jon Banse, Joeann Tesar and Peggy Lane are delightful, wait no hilarious, in their roles. Their performances combined with the slightly more minor roles played by the adorable Kate Chandler, fresh faced Jesse Moser and skilled Edward Hayes-Hall result in a zany show.

While at first blush this show may have been filed in my memorable category, by the time the final curtain dropped I elevated it to the unforgettable file.  The reason lies squarely on the Opera House Players production crew. This OHP, “Moon Over Buffalo” production has a pretty incredible, technical surprise which had my husband, Jim whispering and chuckling to me, “Now that’s a Tom Chandler deal.”  Theater goers prepare to be thoroughly impressed.  For more info about show times and tickets visit: ElkaderOperaHouse.com

Art in the Park fundraiser & Spring Preview

Art in the Park – Founder’s Park Elkader, IA Aug 22 & 23
Art in the Park is a fine art festival in Elkader, Iowa held in the summer. The event is organized by Main Street’s Cultural and Entertainment District

Th Fundraiser and Spring Preview of Artists starting April 10-12 at the Elkader Opera House. The show will run in conjunction with Moon Over Buffalo. Festival Artists have donated items for the show. Your purchase will go directly to benefiting the Art in the Park Festival. Here is a small snap of just one of the pieces you can buy. The preview and fundraiser will run at the Opera House through the end of June.

OHP’s Moon over Buffalo begins this Week

The Opera House Players proudly present:
Elkader Opera House
April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2015 – 7:30pm

Matinee April 12, 2015 – 2:00pm
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By Ken Ludwig

Billed as the funniest show in New York by Liz Smith of the New York Post… The comedy has audiences rolling in the aisles. The second act has a show-within-a-show spoof of “Private Lives” with everybody in the wrong costumes reading the wrong lines. This has to be one of the most hysterical things ever put onstage. I have seen Moon Over Buffalo three times! I expect you to see it once.” Moon over Buffalo marked Carol Burnett’s triumphant return to Broadway after 30 years (for which she received a Tony Award nomination).

Adults $12; Students $7; General Admission Balcony $11 (At the door add $1)
To purchase Tickets
Phone: (563) 873-2378
Purchase tickets at Moser’s Pharmacy (563-245-2530) in downtown Elkader
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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association East Central Iowa and Garden View Senior Community will be hosting The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease workshop on Thursday, April 16 at 2pm. The Basics is a FREE workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.