Sue Bridwell Beckham
It's spring in River Falls (and other important places as well) and it's time for people who live across the street from elementary schools to rejoice in the joy the kids take from playing outside. There is, however, one dampening factor to the spring joy at Greenwood Elementary School: The city, in its infinite wisdom, began a major construction project to the school a couple of weeks ago — for which they had to remove nearly all the playground equipment from the site. Now, I ask you, couldn't construction have been delayed until the kids were out of school?
It's Spring — no matter what last Saturday and Sunday were like, it's SPRING now! The woodpeckers are pecking; the robins are building nests and pursuing worms; the children at Greenwood Elementary School are playing outside (except, of course, when they are being taught), a few flowers are blooming, trees are greening, and I feel good about it all While this column is in preparation it's EARTH DAY! Okay, when you read this, the date Earth Day will be in the past, but you already know enough about the planet to know that every day should be Earth day!
Snow art—I just learned a couple of weeks ago that the "icicles" I admire so on my eaves are dangerous to the house. So, we just admired them long enough to get an ice rake and follow our neighbors in breaking the beautiful ice formations and creating ugly "formations" on our roof.
It's a fine time in River Falls. Although we still need to be careful not to slip, the polar vortex has moved east and despite some days without school (those lovely "snow days" the kids long for), the Arctic chill has subsided. Most days from our house, we can see the very skilled young crossing guards and the younger children being escorted to school at Greenwood Elementary. River Falls still presents many events for adults: Foremost, because it happens only once a year, the RF Community Theatre One Acts. Many
This column needs to honor a dear, dead contributor and hope another email program will soon imitate its virtues. The email "client" Pressenter died a peaceful death and left many of us mourning its virtues, nor found in many other electronic programs. Most important of course, was its reliability and ease of use.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Good grief, the snow is here! But lots of holiday stuff to do is right here in River Falls without much driving (and not to leave our close neighbors out, Hudson too). Below are closeby ideas for celebrating the holiday — and for your Christmas purchases too:
Welcome to the 2018 holiday season with some fine arts info for you to sample. First, radio advice for Central Standard Time radio listening. I am not a current fan of the Current (contemporary music station Minnesota Public Radio). I know domr people are, but the only thing that grabs me, and I think it will grab you if you awaken early enough on Sunday mornings, is "American Routes," at 7 a.m. See what determination it takes to hear it?
It's almost Halloween! The most fun holiday of the year!! Scary decorations are turning up everywhere. The best ones, of course, will be here in our neighborhood and our town as we get
Art's House news: Greeting Card Boutique finished Saturday. However, I'm sure that if you didn't spend all your change at Art on the Kinni — and if you still need greeting cards, some will be in stock when Art's House opens next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Well the lazy, hot, dry days of Summer 2018 are coming to a close (a couple more dry days first, I understand). It has been a fine summer with fine arts concerts, exhibits, performances sponsored by CAB, the River Falls Public Library, the University and other summer specific events.