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Alumni of the 2015-16 Leadership Hudson program keep on growing, inspiring and learning. A tour of Xcel Energy's Allen King Plant brought them back to learn about the community once again. Professional development is an ongoing journey and stretching ourselves to improve our leadership gifts can be its own challenge. The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is seeking self-motivated, high-achieving individuals to strike out on a nine-month journey of self-examination, to self-improve and explore their own potential.
Pepper Fest began in 1954 as a way to raise funds to build North Hudson Elementary School and has turned into an annual event to assist community organizations throughout the St. Croix Valley. Proceeds from the volunteer-run, nonprofit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations. This year's Pepper Fest is Aug. 18-20. Events include:
To the LGBTQ youth of Hudson, whether you are out or struggling to come to terms with your identity, you are worthy. Worthy of love, happiness, freedom, and the chance to live life as your authentic self. One day you will find yourself strolling through the streets of a different town or city holding the hand of the person you love, and none of the speed bumps you encounter today will matter.
Christ Center Assembly, Harvestime Outreach Church, The Why Church, Hill City Church and the River Community Church invite you to their Community Outdoor Service and Picnic at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Hudson band shell at Lakefront Park. Everyone is welcome to attend this free, family-fun event.
Catalyst Sports Medicine recently received the highest level of certification as a "Gold" Family Friendly Workplace from the United Way St. Croix Valley's Success by 6 initiative. This certification recognizes businesses that actively invest in programs and practices that support employees and their families. The family-friendly practices Catalyst Sports Medicine was recognized for included employer health savings accounts; 401(K) plan; paid leave; maternity, paternity and bereavement leave; a flexible variable day or week work schedule for employees; branded apparel and more.
It's no exaggeration to say that our political system is severely broken. Popular opinion of Congress hovers just above single digits, yet reelection rates top 90 percent. Chronic problems handicap any effort to achieve meaningful reform. Lobbyists and wealthy financial donors claim more representation in the halls of Congress than "We The People" do. Our government has ditched the best interests of the people for corporate and elitist demands, much to our detriment. This is, of course, nothing new.
Pepper Fest Royalty Candidates are sophomore girls in the Hudson School District who are interested in becoming members of the North Hudson Pepper Fest Royalty. The young ladies chosen to represent North Hudson Pepper Fest as Queen and Princesses will serve during their junior year in parades and other public appearances as goodwill ambassadors for the North Hudson community. The royalty introduction will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, followed by the queen candidates' introductions and fish bowl questions at 6:15 p.m.
Becker's Hospital Review released its 2017 national list of "62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know." For the fourth consecutive year, Hudson Hospital & Clinic was named to the list as a critical access hospital that has demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities and meeting the needs of their patients. All hospitals featured on the Becker's Hospital Review list have 25 or fewer inpatient beds and an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care.
The annual Members Show at ArtReach St. Croix opened July 13 with a reception and awards presentation. This year's exhibition celebrates the diversity of art, including work by 58 artists who live or work in the St. Croix Valley.
Immigrants valuable to economy TO THE EDITOR My pastor asked me, "What is the solution for undocumented immigrants in the U.S.?" My answer? "Document them."