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About 100 people attended the fourth area Rise Tapping Into Possibilities "friend-raiser" Wednesday, June 12 at Hop & Barrel Brewing Co. in Hudson. Rise services are relatively new to the Washington County and western Wisconsin area. Incorporated in 1971, Rise unlocks potential and opens doors to success for people with disabilities and other challenges through creative solutions and customized supports. They offer a wide range of employment, housing supports and life enrichment services.
St. Croix Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14 and a new slate of officers for 2019-2020 was elected as well as five new board members. Scott Jones, a business loan officer from Royal Credit Union was elected Board President. He has served on the board since 2016 and replaces Jill Gorres who completed her term as president. Gorres also completed her final term on the board but will continue to serve on the executive committee as Past President.
Peggy Boike will be the speaker at the next Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Boike's presentation will focus on macro photography. She will start by defining macro photography, and what equipment is useful for this type of shot. She will go further into the technique for creating appealing photos, such as the basics of composition, dealing with macro's notoriously narrow depth of field and recognizing good lighting.
Hudson Noon Rotary Club is proud to honor Hudson High School student Natalia Gamboa as the May Student of the Month for her outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Natalia Gamboa Family: Parents Jose Gamboa and Jill & Ron Brady; siblings Aden (14) and Dominic (10).
Faith Community Church's FaithWorks ministry includes an intensive week dedicated to completing short-term projects across the area. Typical projects consist of home improvements, general home maintenance and yard work with more than 300 volunteers completing about 50 projects during the week. Past community projects include painting and landscaping in area parks. This is the ninth year for FaithWorks, and it is scheduled for June 17-21. In support of FaithWorks, scrap metal will be collected and sold.
June 14 often passes largely unnoticed. Nonetheless, it is an important day. It is National Flag Day! Did you know that the use of flags as a symbol dates back to the Zhou dynasty in China (1046—256 BCE)? Did you know that on June 14, 1877, the Stars and Stripes was officially accepted as our national flag? And did you know that the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating our flag is believed to have first originated in 1885?
Reuben Ristrom and the Bourbon Street Boys Jazz Band, featuring members of the Upper Mississippi Jazz Band and the Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band, will perform in concert on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. The popular guitarist and banjo player has gathered together a select group of musicians who specialize in traditional jazz and swing. These artists have performed at jazz festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S. and with the best area jazz bands. Ristrom has performed at the La Crosse Great River, Mid-America, St. Louis, Central Illinois,
What's happening in your local community? Do you have concerns or ideas to share with your local government leaders? Attend the June 11 Good Morning Hudson event to hear an update from our local elected leaders: • City of Hudson — Mayor Rich O'Conner • Town of Hudson — Chairman Don Jordan • St. Joseph Township — Chair Theresa Johnson • Village of North Hudson — President Stan Wekkin • Town of Troy — Chair Dan Pearson
On the evening of May 17, the Hudson FFA chapter hosted its annual banquet. FFA members, alumni, school representatives, family and friends gathered in the glass room (dubbed the "fish bowl") of Hudson High School. Together, they celebrated the year's accomplishments of the Hudson FFA.
The City of Hudson's "2019 Concerts in the Park" series kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Lakefront Park Bandshell. The events will continue on Thursdays all summer long. A full schedule of performers and dates can be found on the City of Hudson official website under the Parks tab. Kicking off the summer concert series will be an acoustic trio, the N3RD STREET BAND, playing favorite tunes from the last six decades.