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The subject of this column has changed three times since I started it. Last Thursday night as I tried to gain much needed sleep, visions of brightly colored frozen fruits and vegetables danced in my head. With each, a bit more sadness crept into my sleepy consciousness.
The British are coming -- to Hudson that is. On Aug. 10 Hudson is hosting for the third time, BritFest 2013, Vintage British Car Show. The show, sponsored by Dick's Bar and Grill runs from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be located on Walnut Street between Second and First Streets. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. Organizers are encouraging people to bring their British bikes and other types of vintage sports cars in addition to the many British brands expected to participate.
History is being made again at 517 Second St. The Stone Tap opened to the public July 1. It is the latest incarnation in a building dating back to 1875. For most current Hudson residents it was known as Dibbo's. For the last four or five years, three young entrepreneurs, Anthony Dabruzzi, Aaron Kearnes and Ed Bremer looked at different business ventures. They first looked at the Dibbo Hotel building two and a half years ago. True negotiations began in late August of 2012.
Wisconsin's Seventh Congressional District is the largest, geographically, in the state, which is just one of the reasons Congressman Sean Duffy opened a Hudson office. After walking in the annual Booster Days Parade, Duffy, who was first elected in 2010 and reelected in 2012, was on hand to answer questions on a wide range of subjects from the immigration reform bill to appointments to military academies.
A crowd gathered in the Hudson High School Auditorium on Wednesday, July 3, for the annual Miss Hudson Pageant. A version of this pageant has taken place for over six decades beginning in 1949. In the years since there have been only three times the pageant was not held, 1952, 1953 and 1969. The tradition continues with the theme An Evening of Elegance... A Lifetime of Excellence. Cheri Buelow was the emcee and welcomed the audience with a song.
The annual Miss Hudson Pageant was held Wednesday night in the Hudson High School Auditorium. Eleven candidates vied for the honor of being royal ambassadors for the city of Hudson...
A memorial service for longtime Hudson resident Will Savadge will be Monday, July 8, at Trinity Lutheran, Sixth Street, at 2 p.m. It will be offered by Rev. Dan Bruch. Willis Drewelle Savadge of Willow Ridge, Hudson, died Tuesday afternoon, May 14, at Red Oak Rehabilitation Center, ten days after surgery for a broken hip. Famously reticent on the subject of his age, he was six and a half months past his 100th birthday. "He was a trusted and respected friend," said John Marnell, a longtime friend. "I admired his wisdom and his sage advice."
Lona Cook, a Chippewa Falls native, grew up in a family that for generations looked to regular chiropractic care as a part of their lives. She opened her second office of Cook Chiropractic Center in Hudson on June 12. "I always knew I wanted to be a chiropractor," said Lona Cook, D.C., who, after graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in English (creative writing) went on to Northwestern Health Sciences University graduating in 2009. "As a child my family always went to the chiropractor."
Rachel Navaro calls herself an artist and a children's book author, but she is so much more. The Twin Cities native, now Hudson resident opened The Create Space, in Dania Hall this week. "I wanted to create a space that would be comfortable and convenient for adults and kids," said Navaro. She has succeeded. The Create Space, a 1,800-square-foot area, is made up of three rooms on the second floor of the historic Dania Hall building: the main studio, a storage room and a reception room.
This weekend La Rue Marche, located in Dania Hall at 513 Second Street, is hosting an double anniversary party, celebrating both Val Aune's first anniversary as the owner and ten years since the store opened. The square footage was recently expanded to meet the needs of the customer. These are not the only changes for the historic building. Brooke Fleetwood recently expanded her business, BB Spa, and Viva Voce is under new ownership by Jayme Mees. LaRue Marche