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HUDSON, Wis. — Eating better and moving more was the name of the game at PowerUp Week May 5-13. Communities across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin were inspired to take part in PowerUp festivities ranging from a Cinco de Mayo family triathlon and veggie giveaways to geocaching and celebrations to mark the fourth birthday of Chomp, the larger-than-life PowerUp superhero carrot.
The Education Foundation of Hudson last week awarded Star Grants for innovative classroom projects and curriculum training. The foundation awarded grants totaling just over $20,000 for eight projects involving several educators touching many schools in Hudson. Foundation Board President Marian Schultz presented the awards Thursday, May 4 during ceremonies at St. Patrick School. The foundation is funded by private donations, mostly coming from local and area businesses, individuals and foundations.
Two teams from Hudson Middle School have swept state in the eCybermission STEM Competition winning $10,000 in savings bonds. Since the first day of school, two teams of Project Lead the Way students have been working hard on changing the world.
Redmon Law Chartered recently received "Gold" level certification as a 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 Redmon Law Chartered was recognized for included a flexible work schedule, employer-approved variable day or week work schedule, employer paid family health care coverage, and five or more additional days off beyond personal time off for family obligations.
Space St. Croix celebrated National Space Day on Saturday, May 6 with out-of-this-world activities including rocket launches, space gardens, meteorites, Martian rovers and more. The event was held at Camp St. Croix, and has become an annual celebration for the nonprofit educational program Space St. Croix.
As part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange program, a team of young professionals and a Rotarian leader from northern Australia and the small island country of East Timor will visit the Hudson area May 17-20. The GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals 25-40 years old who are in the early stages of their careers. The members of the visiting team are from a wide range of professional and cultural interests.
The Bill and Nini Milbrath family was named the 2016 Wisconsin Family of the Year. The family was presented the award at the 116th annual Wisconsin State Council Knights of Columbus convention in Stevens Point.
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, presented Youth Thrive awards to 38 teen leaders across the metro area who have made an impact on their communities while demonstrating a commitment to the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
HUDSON -- Hudson Hospital will be hosting a senior falls educational event, “Get a Grip on Falls and Trips,” on at 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 18 in the hospital conference center.
The Octagon House Museum will offer free tours for mom from noon to 4 p.m. on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14. Free admission for any mother accompanied by a child of any age. Guided tours begin every hour at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday's visitors will have an early look at this year's décor theme "World War I: Hudson on the Homefront" which depicts the realities of life in small-town America during the upheaval and uncertainty of the first World War.