The city of New Richmond's downtown facade grant program was recently recognized with a statewide award. The Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions (WAHPC), a state organization affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society, recently recognized the city of New Richmond with an award of merit in the Economic Development category at its annual meeting.
Lucy Stolts is a kind, conscientious, hard working, caring person. She is always willing to listen to and accept the ideas of others. She is very responsible in her behavior and school work. She can always be counted on to do the right thing. She does her best in all areas, is there for others and makes our world a better place.
A group of New Richmond Middle School writers participated in a Young Authors Conference at Bethel University on Wednesday, May 29, including: eighth graders Shelby Hennlich, Brooklyn Green, Samantha Gibson, Kira Schulze and Grace Gray; as well as seventh graders Ella Weide, Katelyn Doehrmann, Nora Harris, Amara Green and Olivia Naser. Students spent the day learning from and writing with professional authors, musicians, journalists, photographers, performance artists, poets and filmmakers. Submitted photo
For the fifth summer in a row, the New Richmond Area Centre is offering free summer memberships to any previous school year middle school students (sixth-eighth graders) in the St Croix Valley from June 8—Aug. 30. The Centre is able to offer this opportunity thanks to donors who supported the annual Helping Hands Campaign. Free summer memberships include: • Open gym • Swim in the pool • Concessions on the pool patio • Workout in the fitness center
The St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo brings top notch RAM Rodeo to the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, June 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. each day. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and performances will take place rain or shine. No rodeo would be complete without Rodeo Royalty and this year's St. Croix Valley PRCA Rodeo Queen is Kylee Burdick from Barron. Burdick, a graduate of Rice Lake High School, will be attending Chippewa Valley Tech for animal science with an emphasis on nutrition. Burdick has been active at the local, state and national levels in FFA and 4-H.
Adoray Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers to work with hospice patients and at the Treasures from the Heart store.
The New Richmond Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 52 years of Park Art Fair with help from a $2,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. As one of the oldest running art fairs in western Wisconsin, the Park Art Fair features more than 125 arts and crafts vendors selling pottery, furniture, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, wood crafts and more. The 2019 Park Art Fair will take place June 7-8 at Mary Park in New Richmond.
Starting Wednesday, May 15, the Somerset Pea Soup Days Committee will begin posting clues for its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the New Richmond News. Each clue will be released at 9 a.m. each Wednesday leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2. The fourth clue for the 2019 Medallion Hunt is as follows: Near a pond is where our next chapter starts
The Friends of the Friday Memorial Library recently donated $3,622 to the library. The funds will provide the library with five HotSpots for patrons to borrow from the library, support for additional books and movies for the lucky day collection, along with Magna Tiles for the children's department and coffee for all visitors on Fridays. "The staff would like to thank the Friends for their continued support and generosity," said assistant librarian Britta Kingwill.
For the month of June, artZ Gallery proudly presents three area artists. Paul Supplee Supplee started creating pottery after a career as a Swiss-trained pastry chef and food technologist. Transitioning from the pastry arts to pottery was a natural transition as many of the techniques used in the pastry arts transferred easily to pottery. The pottery studio he built in rural St. Croix Falls is where all his creations are made.