The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hudson in conjunction with the US Army Career Center in Hudson, held its third annual food drive to benefit the United Way St. Croix Valley on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at County Market. The "Fill a Humvee" event generated four pallets of food and baby product donations along with $2600 (an additional $100 was received after the photo was taken) in monetary donations, far exceeding previous goals.
A great big THANK YOU to our Hudson Police Department for closing off a portion of Third Street (downtown) on Halloween night! We thought that worked really well and made trick-or-treating a lot safer and easier for kids, families, and those of us distributing candy on a well-attended evening. Well done! We hope you'll do that again in the years to come! Pastor John Lestock for Bethel Lutheran Church Hudson County Board budget
The Hudson Council Knights of Columbus has distributed funds totaling $4,605 to two local organizations that assist the intellectually disabled in the St. Croix Valley area. These funds were from donations collected from the 2018 annual Spring Drive to "Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities" (Tootsie Roll Drive) at local stores.
The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given through Nov. 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
St. Patrick School held its 18th Annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9, to remember and honor veterans and support active military men and women. The guest speaker was Claire Zajac, a retired Colonel from U.S. Army Reserve.
Dozens of business and nonprofit organizations shared products and services with baby boomers and seniors at Boomers and Seniors Expo on Saturday, Nov. 3 at YMCA - Camp St. Croix in Hudson.
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, we are led right into the best time of the year: football season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday become occupied with games, parties or tailgating with friends and family. The thought of tailgating brings a familiar scent of chicken wings and nacho cheese. Football season brings an abundance of snacks and appetizers, making it very difficult for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet. Carrots and broccoli are not typically the main course. No one should have to choose between
Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day, also known as International Kindness Day. If ever there was a time we needed kindness in our world, it is now. The special day was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement with representatives of many nations signing on in support. It is not a political movement. The purpose of establishing an International Kindness Day was "to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness" ( www.nationalday.com/world-kindness-day )
The River Falls Branch of AAUW invites the public to a presentation by Madeline Uraneck at 7 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 13 at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Uraneck shares the story of a Tibetan refugee family in the newly published book, "How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted."
Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform in concert on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. This popular ensemble plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. The band consists of David Robson, banjo; Matt Thompson, mandolin, fiddle and vocals; Derek Johnson, guitar and vocals; Lisa Fuglie, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and vocals; and Mark Anderson, bass and vocals.