The Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls will host a unique afternoon concert of music and poetry on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring Fendrick and Peck, the duo hailed as "the future of folk music," and internationally known River Falls poet, Thomas R. Smith. Their program "Roving on a Winter Night" invokes the season's pleasures both inward and outward.
Discover Wisconsin, the state's leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on some of Wisconsin's most amazing cheeseburgers in an upcoming episode. "8 Unique Wisconsin Cheeseburgers" airs Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and is now available on Roku, Smart TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV and at DiscoverWisconsin.com. The episode was produced in partnership with Discover Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
The inaugural River Falls High School Athletic Booster Club fundraising gala was a tremendous success. The Wildcat Way themed event held Saturday, Feb. 2 at Junior's Restaurant and Taphouse raised $40,086.71 for high school sports.
You may be one of thousands in River Falls who have enjoyed watching and listening to LIVE broadcasts of River Falls High School athletics over the past few years on the "River Falls Sports Channel" on YouTube. If not, you may want to check it out; just search "River Falls Sports."
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.
The February Rotary Readers are Maesa Kuchera and Nora Killian, pictured with Rotarian Carole Mottaz. The students are holding the books that the RF Rotary purchased for them at the Westside Book Fair. Kuchera and Killian are in Ms. Stacia Johnsons' fourth grade class at Westside Elementary School. Kuchera, age 9, likes to ice skate and roller blade in her free time. She has two brothers. Killian loves a lot of sports, but especially volleyball and basketball. She has an older brother and a younger brother.
As many of you know, the River Falls Shopko Pharmacy closed its doors on Tuesday, Jan. 29. My team and I are so saddened to leave you all, and I wanted to share my appreciation.
On Jan. 15 I was walking along Main Street headed to the post office. I was not watching where I was going and fell on the ice. I hit my head (fortunately my Packer stocking hat saved me and I only sustained a small cut). Immediately after I fell, a mother and her daughter stopped to make sure I was okay. They were kind enough to give me a ride back home and even made a detour to the post office so I could still mail my letters!
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.