Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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Nothing is more basic to human growth and development than food, but for some, including a lot of children, that relationship is fraught with fear. Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a type of eating disorder where the consumption of certain foods is limited based on the food's appearance, smell, taste, texture, or a past negative experience with the food. It is a physical response to one or more foods that can feel life threatening to someone with ARFID.
A resident walking in Weitkamp Park Monday around 3 p.m. discovered a man on the ground in the parking lot, bleeding heavily from cuts to his neck. Police said it...
The annual Candlelight Stroll in downtown Hudson appeared to bring out a record number of shoppers and diners Friday night. There was live entertainment, special treats and deals and something very special in shop windows. Downtown visitors were treated to appearances by the Holly Dolls of Helmer Dance Studio representing all the favorite stories of the holiday season.
With an eye to having everyone at United Methodist understand what it is to be a “dementia friendly” church, 50 members recently gathered to learn what that means. Vicki Bolton is UMC’s lay pastoral caregiver, and she knows there are families and friends in their congregation who are living with the reality of memory loss and dementia. She reached out to Nancy Abrahamson, the St. Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center’s dementia care specialist, for help.
Hundreds of children, with their parents and grandparents, lined Second Street in downtown Hudson Friday night to welcome Santa to town to officially turn on the holiday lights. Santa has been making this stop in Hudson for decades and does not leave town until he has talked with every child who wants his ear this special time of year. Light Up Night is sponsored by Dr. Bryan Brettin of Sletten and Brettin Orthodontics.
The Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone, or HOME, has been going strong for more than 10 years. Meals are served the first and third Thursdays of each month at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., from 5- 6:30 p.m. --- More info http://bethelhudson.org/serve/local/
Light-Up Night is one of Hudson’s favorite holiday events. Santa and some of his elves are scheduled to arrive in downtown Hudson around 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 to officially light up the city and kick-off the season. The event is brought to you by Britten Orthodontics with cooperation by local businesses, organizations and the city of Hudson. In addition to Santa’s arrival and the official holiday lighting, the evening will include music, refreshments and special events for children and shoppers.
With a donation of $4,390 from WING, a professional networking group whose members work throughout the metro but live in the Hudson area, the Backpack Program serving elementary students in...
During the month of October, 10 downtown Hudson retailers participated in a “Bras For A Cause” decorating contest benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hudson.