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When a group member first approached Wayne Hanson to start a new toastmasters group, he was hesitant. That was then. As of March 2013, the group celebrated its 15th anniversary. The Eclectic Image Toastmasters is consist of some 15 people who meet weekly at the River Falls Hospital to practice public speaking. At each meeting, participants have the chance to deliver a speech that they write and prepare for. Then each participant is critiqued on criteria including organization and delivery. "If he got up there and put you to sleep -- bad speech," said Hanson.
Nearly nine year old Megan Edwards spent a Wednesday afternoon reading at the River Falls Library - with a dog. Paws to Read is a reading program that the library started in January when dog trainer Rachel Rhyner asked Monica LaVold, River Fall's Public Library youth services librarian, if she would be intereted in starting up a program.
Toward the end of World War II, Paris was still under Nazi occupation, until one night, the United States Army snuck past Nazi lines. On Aug. 25, 1944, Paris was declared liberated. “People were crazy happy,” John Neumann said, remembering what his dad had told him about the experience. His dad was one of the soldiers hunkered down in a vehicle with the lights off, driving five miles an hour, sneaking past the border.
The first of nine free concert events was hosted at the UWRF Melvin Wall Amphitheater on June 18. At 7 p.m. a new group will be performing on every Tuesday until August 13. June 25 - Matthew Santos and Takenobu July 2 - Kids from Wisconsin July 9 - Roe Family Singers July 16 - jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers July 23 - St. Croix Community Band July 30 - Tommy Bentz Band August 6 - Chris Silver Band August 13 - The Pines
This summer while parents may be digging in their gardens, their children are being encouraged to dig into reading, the theme of this summer’s reading program at the River Falls Public Library. “Much of the reading program is going to be very familiar to people who have done it before,” said Monica LaVold, youth services librarian.
Health is not a new topic, but one that the leader of Garden Adventures said she looks to approach differently than other people might. “Society has this viewpoint that what’s healthy isn’t any fun and is just too much work,” said, Tonya Schmitt, founder of Garden Adventurers. “Life is supposed to be work,” she said, because it makes bodies stronger and minds smarter. “It can and should be fun.”
A club where everyone involved is a "ham" will participate in an annual Field Day at Hoffman Park this Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. The public is welcome to come watch. St. Croix Valley Radio Amateur Annual Field day will be hosted in River Falls by the St. Croix Valley Radio Amateur group (SCVRA), a group founded in the mid-1970s of amateur ham radio operators. Ham radios can range in size from hand-held radio devices, resembling walkie talkies, to stationary radio fixtures.
The first of nine Chill on the Hill performances was Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders.
Finding the right games for this setting can be a challenge for people of different interests and ages, but with careful selection and compromise, you can make these ideal family nights possible and even supplement education for younger family members. When selecting the board games to bring home, the first thing to consider is the age level of players.