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Four Hudson Middle School eighth grade “Project Lead The Way” engineering students spent a weekend on Mars as part of a project they are working on for a STEM (science,...
The public is being asked to assist with with paying for the decorating of the downtown area this holiday season. Help is needed with the vintage, hand-crafted ornament displays that adorn lampposts throughout downtown during the holidays. Taking on the task of preparing the 40 ornaments the past few years is Gabby Joseph, owner of Moss River Flower Studio. She is part of the Celebrate the Holidays Committee that oversees many of the downtown holiday activities, including Light-Up Night, Reindeer By The Park, Candlelight Stroll and other events.
The Hudson High School Cheer and Stunt Team took first place over Eau Claire Memorial in their coed division Saturday, Dec. 19, at the U of M Cheerleading Championship. Team members who compated at Williams Arena were Lexi Jacobson, Maya Nordahl, Olivia Fremling, Emma Gannon; Dalyon Waldner, Kiersten Bryant, Keoni Lapean, Emily Beseth, Josh Tipp, Dominic Titterton, Andrea Erlenborn, Connor Olson, Samantha Anderson, Samantha Evens, Amber Skoglund, Tori Leoni and Lily Burke.
Christmas can mean different things to many people. Ways to celebrate the holiday include shopping, Santa Claus, gifts, parties, decorations -- the list goes on. The fact remains that Christmas...
This past year has been the year of the new boat. Late last fall on a cold, damp, gray day I blew up the outboard motor on my boat while fishing on the Mississippi River. Luckily two fishermen came by and gave me a tow back to a resort so I could load my boat on the trailer and head home.
We’ve had an unusually warm fall and, with the exception of a day or two, no major winter traffic issues. As we enter Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, however, it might be a good time to brush up on your winter driving skills. Don’t be fooled by our mild fall -- the first day of winter officially begins Dec. 21 and winter driving conditions will arrive -- maybe sooner than later! Let’s face it, we are in for several months of wintry driving conditions. A big part of safe winter driving is to go slow. Know the conditions and adjust driving habits accordingly.
Steve McFarland approached the Troy Town Board at its Dec. 10 meeting. McFarland had bought the 164 acres that are left in the Hills of Troy development. He requested an extension of the 2005 developers’ agreement and preliminary plat approval. That agreement was to expire on Dec. 15. He said he has no current plans to develop the land, but wants the existing agreement in place should he ever decide to do so.
Local artist Amy Otteson’s sterling silver earrings are one of many features at “A Gift by the Hand,” the annual holiday sale of handmade items at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Otteson is one of 40 local artists at the sale. Members of The Phipps receive a one-time discount of 20 percent off a total Gift Gallery purchase during the annual holiday sale. Members may receive a discount the day they join.
A three-week stained glass class for students ages 15 and older will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 11-28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The class fee is $139, which includes all materials, supplies and tools. This class, “Stained Glass Design -- Tiffany Style,” is a comprehensive introduction to stained glass design and creation using the traditional Tiffany techniques. Each student will design, create, and complete an original 8.5-inch-by-11-inch framed panel. No previous experience in art or glass work is required.
The River City Chorale is performing twice this weekend at Bethel Lutheran Church. Christmas with the Chorale 2015 is on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 3 and 7 p.m., featuring the 80-voice Chorale, the River City Chorale Ensemble Singers, Youth Choir, Brass, Skip James at the Organ and guest appearance by Margaret Jane Wray. Holiday selections include: “Festive First Nowell” by Dan Forrest, “There Shall a Star” from Menehlssohn’s Christus, “I Saw Three Ships” by Lloyd Larson, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by