On Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at the BSA Troop 148 of Hudson Court of Honor, Ken Coenen retired from his position as Scoutmaster. For the past five years as Scoutmaster, Coenen has been responsible for training and guiding the youth leaders in the operation of the troop.
Painting from Photographs, a three-day workshop for adults, will be offered by Dan Mackerman, Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. The instructor explains, "Regardless of your painting skill level, beginning or advanced, it is likely you have used a photograph as reference. Many artists have spoken about the limitations of photographs and the pitfalls of copying a photograph directly. Other artists, such as Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell, used photos extensively.
Discover Wisconsin, the state's leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Hudson in an upcoming episode. "Hudson — Discover Your Story" airs Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports North. The episode also now available for streaming on Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Smart TV, Apple TV and at discoverwisconsin.com. Co-host Collin Geraghty, a Hudson native, kicks off the show at the St. Croix Marina, and then hops aboard the Grand Duchess for a fajita and margarita dinner cruise with Afton*Hudson Cruise Line.
The Phipps Children's Theater will hold auditions for area students in grades 7-9 for "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr." on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 18 and 19, from 6-8 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Actors may schedule an audition time by going to ThePhipps.org.
Thank you to all the City of Hudson employees who kept our city running smoothly during the recent bitter-cold weather. While many schools and businesses were closed for safety reasons and students and employees could stay home, our city workers were on the job. Most of us don't realize that their jobs are more difficult due to the weather.
More than 50 area Brownies and Daisies earned a Space Science badge on Saturday, Jan. 26, with help from Space St. Croix's Christopher Mick. Girl Scouts learned about the planets, space travel and space exploration. This event was hosted by local Brownie troop 57839. To join or find out more about Girl Scouts visit girlscoutsrv.org.
I hope everyone is having a safe and happy new year! I am writing as a citizen and not as part of any organization. I wanted to tell individuals and families about Disability Advocacy Day happening on March 20, 2019 in Madison.
The Hudson Hot Air Affair kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with the Hot Air Affair Torchlight Parade. The parade starts at the Wells Fargo parking lot and travels down Second Street, turning down Walnut Street and ends at the Hudson Arch. It may be short, but the parade is packed full of fun. With blasts of flames from the balloon units to help warm the crowd, spectators will see marching kazoo bands and "Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean" themed parade units. Immediately after the parade there is a fireworks display at Lakefront Park sponsored by Andersen Corporation.
Watch for your new Hudson Community Education booklet which should be arriving in mailboxes in February. Our Spring/Summer session begins in March.
Women's March is melting down TO THE EDITOR Two years into the movement, the Women's March is melting down. From the outset, it was a fraud. It never represented women as a unified force. It represented radical liberal women angry at the 2016 presidential election results.