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This week's photo was taken by Cheryl Maplethorpeof a dog looking out the window of its Division Street home. The dog is named Nasika and owned by the Lundgrens. For a chance to have your photo featured, email a photo taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Grounds care and maintenance class “Maintaining great looking, environmentally friendly landscapes on public grounds has unique challenges,” said Diana Alfuth, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator. Alfuth says school grounds, public parks, and landscapes around public buildings are exposed to heavy pedestrian traffic, harsh environmental conditions, and other pressures. “It’s important to keep lawns and landscape plants healthy and strong through proper management so that they can withstand this stress,” she continues.
After a year in the making, River Falls will be featured in an upcoming episode on Discover Wisconsin—the nation’s longest-running tourism television show. Catch a sneak peak of the episode tonight, Thursday, March 12, at the Falls Theatre. The 6 p.m. showing is sold out, but the Chamber of Commerce is inviting people to attend the 7 p.m.
Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb put it bluntly – Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t want to raise gasoline taxes or truck and car registration fees. To Capitol veterans, that sounded close...
Ann Mason, UW-River Falls assistant professor of multicultural education, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Sunday, March 8, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the bloody confrontation that helped spur the 1965 Voting Rights Act. “My husband (Jeff) and I decided to take the trip to Selma because civil rights movements of the past, present, and future are important to our family. We want these stories to be real to our children (Emmanuel, 8, and Moises, 7) so that they can see themselves as part of solutions,” Mason said.
This week's Featured photo was taken by Pat Nistler. For a chance to have your photo featured, email a photo taken in River Falls to reporter Gretta Stark at email@example.com . Please include your name, a little bit about yourself, and some information for a caption, All photos must be appropriate for publication. Professional photography will be disqualified. Photos can be submitted any time, but the featured photo will be selected by Journal staff and posted weekly.
There are plenty of great, new non-fiction titles available at the library! Here are just a few titles: --“Fabric Painting at Home: Quick & Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce $ Found Objects” by Julie B. Booth --“The Art of Whittling: Classic Woodworking Projects for Beginners & Hobbyists” by Walter L. Faurot --"The Absolute Beginner’s Big Book of Drawing & Painting: More than 100 lessons in pencil.
This is your chance to help decide what the new River Falls Flag will look like. The top five submitted flag designs from the River Falls Flag Challenge have been chosen and will soon be displayed at City Hall, the public library and on the city’s website. Voting will be Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 17. The top five designs were narrowed down by five local judges, from 33 original entries.
If you are the parent of a child going off to college next fall, the beginning of March means there may be only a few things left on your “to...