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Stock your bookshelves for a summer of reading at the Friends of the Hudson Library four-day book sale, starting Monday, April 23, at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First St. The sale will be staffed by Friends volunteers during library hours. Funds raised at the sale support library projects and programs.
Free poetry reading event "Two River Poets," a free poetry reading event featuring John Graber and Lee Kisling, will be held on Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Both are inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, through which the St. Croix River was one of the first to receive protection.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined a political faction of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin for failing to properly report $120,000 in expenditures supporting Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold in the 2016 election. Wisconsin Planned Parenthood filed a report in October 2016 claiming it spent more than
A special meeting of the Western Wisconsin Photography Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Mike Shaw on time-lapse photography. Shaw is a night and nature photography book author, workshop leader and freelance photographer/filmmaker based in St. Paul. Before his photography career took off, he was a physics and astronomy professor for over 15 years. He also worked as an applied physics research scientist for over 10 years. Yes, he is a rocket scientist!
The Phipps Dance Company will perform a variety of styles, including ballet, musical theater, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The company is a non-competitive performing dance troupe led by director Christina Leines and associate director Stephanie Campbell, celebrating its 13th season with showcase performances on the main stage. The 2017-18 company is comprised of 16 auditioned dancers who range in age from 14 to 18 years old.
Only two weeks after the Hudson Star Observer celebrated "Sunshine Week," a celebration of the right to open government, there was a chilling letter to the editor that underscores why our right to open government and open records requests are under threat. A writer wrote: "...The continued criticism comes from the same people with the citizens group who waste untold dollars in constant requests for documentation from our public institutions. This is a burden that might be invisible but is a real cost to the city. ..."
Thank you for your very complete and comprehensive interviews and articles about the candidates and the referenda which appeared in last week's paper. I found the articles and views of all candidates very worthwhile in learning about those who are elected to our local government positions. I hope that others found them as helpful. Thank you very much. Carolyn Barrette Houlton When education manipulates TO THE EDITOR
Mosaic workshop Enrollment is open for a weekend-long mosaic workshop for adults of all skill levels taught by Wouterina "Riana" de Raad, who has been creating mosaic concrete sculpture since 1987. She will teach techniques and formulas she has developed over that time in this popular annual workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Plantables, a Hudson worker-focused business providing environmentally friendly products, is launching the "Plant Kindness Kampaign — Every Seed Matters" in partnership with other Hudson businesses. The event will take place April 16-22.