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Rotary rose sale set this weekend

Rotarians from Hudson's morning and noon clubs and volunteers from several local youth organizations will sell roses from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Roses in a variety of colors will be offered for $20/dozen outside County Market off Crest View Drive and Family Fresh Market, off Coulee Trail. Rotarians and representatives from various youth groups have been taking reservations for the roses since early September. Delivery begins Friday. All proceeds from the sales are donated to benefit Youth Action, Bridge, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, SOS, Youth Court, the Hudson High School choir and others in the community.

Open house is Saturday

Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living Facility, 3001 Hanley Road, is hosting a fall open house Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2-4 p.m. The event includes facility tours, raffle prizes, refreshments and the Hudson royalty as honorary hostesses. For more information, call Ann Meagher at (715) 381-7333, ext. 403.

Attorneys set food drive

The St. Croix Valley Bar Association (SCVBA) is coordinating a food drive, "from the courtroom to the community," from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. Mudge Porter, Lundeen & Seguin of Hudson is the Hudson law firm participating as a drop off site. The community is asked to bring non-perishable goods to those firms during normal business hours. All donations will go to the local area food shelves. For more information contact Attorney Angela Olson at 715-246-3800.

Phipps has architect seminar Oct. 22

A free design seminar with SALA Architects runs from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Black Box Theater of The Phipps Center for the Arts. A reception will follow. The seminar is for homeowners who are planning to remodel or build new and for others who are interested in sustainable design. The seminar also qualifies for 1 HSW/SD for practicing architects. Reservations are recommended by calling The Phipps, (715) 386-2305, ext. 101. The event is sponsored by What We Need is Here, a network of non-profit organizations united to spark local action toward sustainable living in the St. Croix Valley. For more information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.

U of M alumni meet Oct. 22

The St. Croix Valley chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association is holding a sustainability lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Boutwell's Landing, 13575 58th St. N., Oak Park Heights, Minn. Alfred Marcus from the Carlson School of Management will discuss the ways business people talk about and plan for the future. A $5 donation goes to the chapter's scholarship fund. For reservations (by Oct. 20), or for more information, contact Donabelle Hansen at (651) 439-6918 or

Open house set Oct. 22

St Croix Industries, a community rehabilitation program operated by the county, will host an open house in recognition of its 35th anniversary from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday Oct. 22. Visitors will be offered tours of the facility and the chance to view a video created by Channel 15 Cable Access (Hudson) earlier this year. Refreshments will be served. A meeting for parents and guardians of workers will follow at 5 p.m., St Croix Industries is located on the grounds of the St Croix Health Center, just east of New Richmond off Hwy. 64. Eligibility in the program is determined by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), located in Hudson. Specialists there guide individuals though the process of enrollment. For more information, call 715-246-8260 or go to

Business counseling in Baldwin on Oct. 22

UW-Extension is offering individual business management counseling sessions in Baldwin on Thursday, Oct. 22. Appointments are being arranged by UW-Extension Agent Pete Kling in conjunction with Steve DeWald from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-River Falls. Typical topics for discussion include financial management, new business start-up, marketing, feasibility analysis, personnel, and business planning. Appointments are available on Thursday, Oct. 22 beginning at 9 a.m. All discussions are confidential, and there is no fee. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 684-3301, extension 5.

Shredding event set Oct. 23

FamilyMeans is providing a free shredding event Friday, Oct. 23, in the parking lot of its Stillwater office, 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., as part of National Protect Your Identity Week. "Anyone is welcome to bring documents to be shredded," said Berni Johnson, education manager for FamilyMeans. "Bring as many documents as you desire - there is no limit." An identity theft presentation is also scheduled, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FamilyMeans also has a Hudson office and serves this area.

Bank to open Saturdays

First American Bank's lobby will be open on Saturdays beginning Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. The bank's drive up hours will remain the same, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. First American Bank is located at 2424 Monetary Blvd., Suite 107. For more information call 715-381-8330.

Larsen keeps design status

Teri Larsen, owner of T. Larsen Design, has completed the educational requirements for her Professional Member status with the American Society of Interior Designers. Members are required to complete continuing education credits to maintain their status with the organization. Larsen has been a member of ASID for eight years, and also holds the credential of Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer. For more information, call (651) 239-5852 or go to

Hofland wins award

Craig Hofland, owner of the Allstate agency, 2920 Enloe St., Suite 102, has been designated a Premier Service Agency for 2009. The designation is awarded to agents who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience.