The public is invited to the 54th annual Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the UWRF Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road in River Falls. A single performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and two performances on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand.
We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival. The Spring Valley Community Center will put water in Wisconsin on display in a new museum exhibit. The historical exhibit will run through Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free with donations encouraged.
The Hudson Community Foundation is offering $10,000 in grants to spark the next big idea to improve the city of Hudson. "The mission of the Hudson Community Foundation is to advance our great city and we think the best way to do this is to hear from residents themselves about which improvements are most important to them and how these improvements can be made," said Amy Schneider, President of the Hudson Community Foundation. "This is a unique opportunity for residents to
The Hudson Hometown Music Fest, a family-friendly day of music, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County Road UU. Admission is free. The event will showcase talented musicians in the Hudson area with bands including Boondoggle, The Buck Tucker Band, Laura & the Lagerheads, Trandy Blue, Dog of Roq Denny Cooper, Truth & Rumors and Boondoggle Unplugged. The music schedule includes country, blues, folk, classic and current rock and roll.
"A Nice Family Gathering," a poignant comedy by Phil Olson, will be performed Sept. 7-23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The Hudson Daybreak Rotary recently awarded Paul Harris plaques of recognition to County Market District Manager Dana Glade and Hudson Store Manager Nancy Hovey to recognize how County Market has supported the community. For the last dozen or so years a common sight during the summer months in Hudson is the Rotary Red Mustang parked at County Market.
The push is on to get marijuana legalized. There is big money pushing marijuana. The marijuana growers are pushing hard and according to the Wisconsin State Journal several large beer companies are considering selling water infused with marijuana. Heineken launched a cannabis-infused sparkling water in California last week. The NIH has issued a very informative literature review, Marijuana (National Institute on Drug Abuse, Last updated June, 2018.) The article cites 118 studies from peer reviewed scientific journals.
Marty Ryan (1947 -2010) and Richard Sterbenz (1943- 2016), who resided in Somerset, are remembered for their huge hearts and unique business styles. Following a $4 million bequest, high school students throughout the St. Croix Valley will also remember Ryan and Sterbenz for their wonderful generosity. Through this bequest and their clear philanthropic wishes, the Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship Fund was recently established at the Hudson Community Foundation, an affiliate of the St. Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF).
On Monday, Aug. 13, I and seven others were honored as WWII veterans. We were handed a yellow rose. Special seats. A wonderful lunch. A fly-over. A cap and flask, The greatest generation! But wait a minute.
Twin cities band "Les Izmoore and Friends" will be performing in Hudson Thursday, Aug. 23 as the featured act and final installment in this summer's "Concerts in the Park" series. This all-ages event is free and the public is encouraged to come out for what promises to be a great time. Les Izmoore began their career as a "power trio," featuring Nick Hall on guitar and Hudsonites Brian Beauchamp and Mike Brueske on drums and electric bass. Today the band has expanded to six multi-instrumentalists and singers including the original members, plus keyboard wizard