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Blessing of the backpacks First Lutheran Church, Red Wing, will have its annual blessing of the backpacks — and bookbags, briefcases, etc. — at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 19, worship services. Students as well as teachers and others are invited to bring their gear. Eat at a Community Meal The Community Meal/Sunday Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at First United Methodist Church. The host congregation also will provide the servers this weekend. The free meal open to all.
Red Wing Public Works Department said there will be no parking on the portion of Levee Road from the bulkheads to Withers Harbor Drive beginning Monday, Sept. 17. There will be single-lane traffic with lane shifts to allow for equipment and trucks working on the dredging of the small boat harbor. In addition, there will be no fishing or parking on the west bulkhead. The work will be conducted weekdays, with no restrictions on Saturdays and Sundays for the duration of the project. The dredging is expected to take three weeks. Traffic control will be in place.
Q: Is there a process for the care and handling of a pet that I am no longer able to care for? A: Thank you for asking this question. Life situations happen, which may result in financial, health reasons or changes in living conditions that do not allow for the continued care of pets. In my law enforcement career I have seen pets that are part of the family and treated as one would treat a child, and I have seen the other side were pets are treated as property or a thing to be disposed of when no longer wanted/needed.
What compelled you to run for public office and what experience and talents would you bring? When former Sheriff Scott McNurlin announced that he was not going to seek another term I was approached by numerous current staff that encouraged me to run. Throughout my 33-year career at the Sheriff's Office I have been very fortunate to work for sheriffs who made our office a very good place to work. I want to ensure that our employees continue to have as good of careers that I have had.
What compelled you to run for public office and what experience and talents would you bring? I ran for office because I want to make a difference for our staff and our citizens. My entire career has revolved around helping citizens and this is where my passion is and what I do best. In this campaign I have met many people and heard the changes they want for our community and believe I can facilitate change.
Red Wing park naturalists continue to lead programs during September. The list this month includes: 'Bark Naturalist' hike When: 6 p.m. Sept. 12 Where: Memorial Park, Lower Quarry What: A dog-friendly hike through the prairies of Memorial Park. Bring along your own dog to join in the fun. Don't forget your leash and poop bags. All dogs participating must be on-leash and very friendly towards other dogs and people. 'Nature Art' When: 6 p.m. Sept. 18 Where: Memorial Park, Upper Quarry
WABASHA — The National Eagle Center's Watershed Gallery is showing the work of southern Minnesota artist Foxfeather R. Zenkova in an exhibition titled "Animal Totem: Exploring the Human-Animal Connection." The exhibit, on display through January, includes a variety of original nature and culture-inspired works, including tribal-style drums, theatrical masks, themed totem prints, and more. Zenkova's art features bright colors, bold stylings, and rich detail.
Goodhue County Horticultural Society will present "Anything But Green Foliage" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 W. Sixth St., Red Wing. Michelle Riedel will provide many plant ideas to create gardens with colorful foliage. These plants will provide nonstop interest in your garden even after the flowers have bloomed. Riedel is an 18-year Master Gardener, holds a BA in Speech Communications, and is a writer and photographer for 'Northern Gardener' magazine. When she's not teaching, she is a professional photographer specializing in weddings, high school seniors, families, kids, and babies.
On Monday, Sept. 10, the City of Red Wing will begin sealing some of the cracks in the City's streets. Work will begin on North Service Drive from Tyler Road to Withers Harbor Drive. When that section is completed, crews will work on West Fourth Street from West Avenue to 6th Street. Other roads throughout the city will also be sealed by crews. This process will take approximately two weeks, depending on weather. Roads will not be closed but there may be a restriction in parking and traffic control will be needed in some locations.