Members of Cadette Girl Scout troop 55368 recently returned from a trip to Savannah, Georgia. The troop toured the historic city and visited many of its parks, squares and sites such as St. John the Baptist Cathedral. They sampled a variety of local fare and enjoyed visiting the historic Pirate's House restaurant where they learned about being Shanghaied. The girls also enjoyed a horse-drawn carriage tour and a Scouting for Spirits Ghost Walk where they learned about the history of Savannah and its many ghost stories.
Hudson's sixth annual St. Croix RiverFest celebration is set for July 17-22. RiverFest, "A Party with a Purpose," is designed to inspire people of all ages to actively celebrate the St. Croix River while recognizing the need to preserve and protect the river's health and beauty. RiverFest is made possible by the support of event sponsor Nor-Lake and other sponsors.
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. is offering beginner, family-friendly kayak lessons. Kayaking is a great way to experience the outdoors, get healthy exercise, and have fun. Final session: Paddle down the scenic Kinnickinnic River to the spectacular St. Croix! No previous kayak experience is required. However, you should be comfortable in water over your head. All equipment is provided including kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices (PFDs). PFDs must be worn at all times. Class is limited to 10 participants.
At 5 years old, Jordan McLinn had dreams of becoming a firefighter. Those hopes were dashed when he was diagnosed with a muscle-weakening disorder called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The condition proves fatal around age 25 and most children are wheelchair-bound by age 12. The Indiana boy's dream was renewed when President Donald J. Trump recently signed the "Right to Try Act" opening the door for terminally ill Americans to gain access to potentially life- saving drugs stuck in the FDA approval process. WHAT IS THE RIGHT TO TRY ACT?
Hudson Booster Days will kick of with the 2018 Hudson Ambassador Coronation at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at Bethel Highlands (504 Frontage Road, Hudson). Tickets can be purchased through a candidate or at the door for $8. Doors open at 6:30, coronation starts at 7 p.m.
HUDSON — The Phipps Center for the Arts proudly announces the 30th annual free, outdoor concert by the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakefront Park bandshell. Under the direction of assistant conductor Akiko Fujimoto, the acclaimed ensemble will delight music lovers of all ages with a mix of well-loved popular and classical music. The program will consist of "The Star-Spangled Banner," by John Stafford Smith/arr.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair kicked off the 2019 theme of "Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean" with a boat cruise on June 18. The 2019 event will be held Feb. 1-3.
Three Hudson students were featured in the State Capitol Art Show in Madison this year. Approximately 300 students including Hudsonites Sophia Green, Marcus Zahn and Ruby Jenson were awarded Excellence in Art awards by the Wisconsin Art Education Association.
Ambassador Girl Scout troop 53021 recently returned from a troop trip to Seattle and the San Juan Islands. The troop travelled via ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and went sea kayaking in Smallpox Bay with stunning views of Vancouver, Canada. Then they went to Seattle and learned to make chocolate ganache from the head chocolatier at Theo Chocolates.
About 80 well-being champions and leaders from HealthPartners hospitals and clinics across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin gathered for a team building event on Tuesday, June 5 at the YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson. Camp Champ is the first event of its kind held by the organization. It brought together Be Well Champions from departments as diverse as surgery, human resources, environmental services and laboratory. They listened to brief presentations and took part in team exercises on the Initiatives Forest low elements course and group challenge games.