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Coming off a vibrant Domestic Violence Awareness month in October and an even more inspiring annual Turningpoint breakfast at the end of November, it's clear that domestic abuse is not only a conversation people are having but that it's getting the attention of those best positioned to effectuate change. If you haven't yet tuned in to the seven-part HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, it's powerfully insightful and worth watching. If progress on social issues goes in phases, with Phase I being
I have noticed the Inclusion Resolution has inspired several letters to the editor lately. I have also noticed that the majority of the letters have been in favor of the resolution. Could it be that the majority have it right? Or is possible they could dead wrong?
The community of Hudson reaps the benefits of leaders of all ages. Almost weekly we learn of a new initiative to improve our community. Hudson is a magnet for growth and we who live here know well what Hudson offers ... vitality, natural beauty, thriving economic growth and a caring community. It doesn't just happen, prosperity like Hudson's is the result of the values of our forefathers and efforts put forth by past generations of leaders.
Phillips-Medisize will exhibit at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference, Dec. 6-8 at Edinburgh International Conference Center in Edinburgh, Scotland. DDL is Europe's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to pulmonary and nasal drug delivery. Treating and monitoring chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, where patients can self-administer with established dry powder inhalers and metered dose inhalers, as well as more recent soft mist inhalers is another theme during DDL.
The sixth annual Cookie Walk at St. Paul's Episcopal Church will be Saturday, Dec. 9. Shopping is 9 a.m. to noon with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Thousands of Christmas goodies will be on display and shoppers can fill boxes with cookies, bars, candy, breads and gluten-free treats. Boxes are provided and holiday tins are available. Cookies are for sale by weight. Children over 12 are welcome and an activity table will be available for the little ones. The church is handicap accessible.
When we hear of people who deny the Holocaust, what is our immediate reaction? It should be one of shock. How could anyone deny the pictures, the videos, the eye-witness accounts, and the Third Reich? We heard the phrase "Never Again!" Yet, we are witnessing a similar mindset. Some people are denying the tortures, the pictures, the eye-witness accounts, and the civilizational jihad that is amongst us. The Jihad Deniers are here, and they are in our midst. What is your reaction to this headline? "Islamic State opens sex slave market in Turkey's capital."
Time is running out for people to sign up for Affordable Health Care. The deadline for Open Enrollment is Dec. 15. Our concern is for people who don't have insurance, run into a medical emergency, and lose all they have in order to pay for their medical bills. Insurance CAN be affordable and no longer are those with pre-existing conditions shut out of the system. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to get the word out. Funding for advertising has been reduced
The Hudson BackPack Program was recently presented $1,254 by the Hudson Lions Club. A recent meat raffle raised $654, with an additional $600 budgeted from funds raised through the club's annual Community Garage Sale and annual calendar raffle. Funds raised at the Lions upcoming meat raffle at Uncle Mike's Em Pour E Yum on Dec. 13 will be contributed to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Thankfulness is a very broad concept since we each have a unique perspective on those things in our life for which we express our thanks; if each of us filled in the blank for the following declaration, "I am thankful for____ , we would all come up with a different list because each of us is defined by a personal set of beliefs, different personal experiences and the distinctive season of life in which we now find new meaning—gain a different view—to what happens in us and around us.
Youth Action Hudson hosted its 10th annual fundraising breakfast on Nov. 2 at Bethel Highlands Church Campus. Guests bid on silent auction items and enjoyed a catered breakfast. Attendees also heard from four youth speakers: Katie Cardell, Sydney Rossini, Lilly Seiler and Kelley Nelson, who shared their passion and enthusiasm for current YAH programs. Meg Heaton had the audience bursting with laughter as she commandeered the live auction portion of the fundraising breakfast. The live and silent auction raised over $5,000 to benefit YAH future youth programs.