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.
Captain Jack, from Captain Jack Entertainment, will be the grand marshal of the Torchlight Parade at this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair on Friday night, Feb. 1. The Jack Sparrow look-alike will lead the "Pirates Fly'n the Croix-ribbean" themed parade of decorated hot air balloon baskets, pirate walking units and a marching kazoo band. The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Second Street in downtown Hudson.
In 2019, the 30th annual Hot Air Affair will be celebrated Feb. 1-3, with a schedule packed full of winter fun, spectacular balloon flights and family friendly activities in Hudson. The Hot Air Affair could not happen without the continued support of its 10-year corporate sponsor WESTconsin Credit Union—as well as over 100 local balloon and event sponsors.