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The Hudson High School choral department presents "As the Dark Awaits the Dawn" at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 10-11, at St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson.
Paul Berning announced his campaign for the District 4 seat of Hudson Common Council on Monday, Nov. 27. "I believe it is vitally important that Hudson continue to attract and foster businesses that strengthen our local economy. Hudson currently offers families a bright future with a vibrant quality of life, but I see areas for improvements," Berning said in a press release. Berning said issues facing the council lately have been due to finances and raising the mill rate. He said new ways need to be found to balance the budget.
"A Gift by the Hand," the annual holiday sale of handmade items by regional artists, is now open in the Gift Gallery of The Phipps Center for the Arts. Unique items include pottery, photography, jewelry, books by local authors, journals, blown glass, turned and carved wood, hats and scarves, leather purses, ornaments, and more. Members of The Phipps receive a one-time discount of 20 percent off a total Gift Gallery purchase through the sale, which ends Jan. 8.
It's a new name but the same Saturday full of children's activities during Celebrate the Holidays in Hudson. The previously named Reindeer by the Park has become Santa and His Critters and will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at River City Center. The popular event is highlighted by Santa's arrival in a fire truck and then he greets children for the afternoon at Riverfront Athletic Club.
The current tax bill favors large tax cuts to corporations with no guarantees and it will cost an added $1.4 trillion some of which will be paid for with a loss of deductions for many Americans and a significant increases to the deficit (H. Long, Washington Post, Nov. 16, 2017).
Thinking about Thanksgiving and the current exhibit on holy space at the Phipps, I found myself wondering about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag experience of holy space. One item that intrigued me was a letter by Edward Winslow, a Pilgrim, dated Dec. 12, 1621:
Vehicle damage was reported the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9 in the 1800 block of Aspen Drive. The vehicle's windshield was covered with a thick brown liquid, black spray paint was sprayed all over the car as well as obscene language. A large "FU" was scratched into the rear bumper. The owners said they had no idea who would do this. HMS property damage
A series of exhibitions featuring work by 30 regional artists will be on view through Dec. 3 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. The Galleries feature an installation, photography and mixed media work on paper in the three-person exhibit, "In This Place: What Makes a Place Holy?" featuring artists Hend Al-Mansour of St. Paul, Susan Armington of Minneapolis, and Sylvia Horwitz of Minneapolis; glass and mixed media mosaics by members of the Minnesota Mosaic Guild; ceramic sculpture by Jennica Kruse of Minneapolis; and oil paintings by Brian Stewart of North St. Paul.
Hudson Noon Rotary Club is proud to honor October Students of the Month Kaitlyn (Katie) Cardell, Kiley Gustafson, Luke Holmberg and Connor Renn for their outstanding contribution to academics, extra-curricular activities and community service. Katie Cardell Kaitlyn (Katie) Cardell is the daughter of Cary and Deb Cardell. She has one sister, Laura Cardell, 19.
Defining terms is the most important process in debating with reason and logic. If you can't agree on the base premise of a definition, the debate cannot take place. If freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are considered harassment and intimidation, then this country is doomed and the Constitution will be replaced by Shariallah. We will all be held accountable as to our role in that outcome.