First National Bank is hosting its first (and hopefully annual) plant sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Thursday, May 9, and 1-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at its River Falls location, 104 E. Locust St. There will be small potted plants for kids to stamp for mom at no charge. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.
Sustain Hudson members Judy Freund, left, and Stew Erickson show rain barrels that the environmental organization are offering for purchase. Sustain Hudson took over the rain barrel program from St. Croix County Extension. Anyone wanting more information or interested in purchasing a rain barrel should call Freund at (715) 386-9336.
The St Croix Valley Master Gardeners are hosting Garden U on Saturday, March 16, at Ready Randy’s Conference Center in New Richmond. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the $30 fee includes lunch and speaker handouts.
The Western Wisconsin Photography Club will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. As a follow up to a special meeting on judging photographs, attendees will break into small groups to discuss a set of supplied images. The focus of the discussion will be on deciding how successful the images are and how they could be improved.
The highlight of the Hudson Home and Garden Club’s December meeting will be a visit from Rebecca Kolls. She will speak on the topic of bee-keeping at the Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting beginning at 1 p.m. at the Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Winners of the annual River Falls Days Flower Arranging Contest, sponsored by First National Bank River Falls and the public library are: Youth Miniature: 1st: Abby Inlow and 2nd: Meggan Daniels; Adult Miniature: 1st: Tina Adamek and 2nd: Tina Adamek; Youth Flowerstitious Theme: 1st: Ashley Symicek and 2nd (tie): Abby Inlow & Katie Johnson (with siblings Maggie & Addie); Adult Flowerstitious Theme: 1st: Jodi Inlow and 2nd: Heidi Knegendorf; Youth Traditional: 1st: Gracie Hull and 2nd: Abby Inlow; Adult Traditional: 1st: Tina Adamek and 2nd: Jodi Inlow; Reflections Adult only): 1st: Jodi Inlow and 2nd: Tina Adamek. Flowers are on display through Saturday on the main level of the library.
Chris Stevens estimates for a living. He is a professional construction estimator for Derrick Homes of New Richmond. Despite his skills, even he didn’t see it coming last year when his giant pumpkin set the world record at 1,810.5 pounds, crushing the previous mark of 1,725.
Customers can find locally grown potatoes, zucchini, green beans, and more homegrown products at the River Falls Farmer’s Market Saturday July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon on the corner of Locust and Second Street in River Falls.
Diane House, who’s been a member of the Minnesota Water Garden Society since 2004, will host a stop on that organization’s 14th annual pond tour Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
A Clifton couple, Paul Tiger and Kim Rogers, came to the July Clifton Town Board meeting to express dismay and bewilderment over their ditch being mowed where they had hand planted native prairie grasses and flowers.
By Sarah Young, Staff Correspondent
, July 15, 2011
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