Friday, November 9, 2012
Hudson businessman Paul Rode delivered more than 13 tons of non-perishable food items and other goods to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. He organized the donation drive, he drove the truck, and he'll be on Hudson Patch live around lunchtime today.
Hudson business owner Paul Rode has delivered more than 13 tons of goods to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on the east coast. The goods were donated by members of the Hudson community on Sunday after Rode rented a 26-foot moving truck and volunteered to drive it to New Jersey. We'll discuss the donation drive effort and what he experienced during his trip to the area devasted by the Superstorm Sandy. Send in your questions and comments for Rode on our Facebook page or tweet them to the hashtag #HudsonPatchLive. --- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Members of the Hudson donated more than 13 tons of non-perishable food items and other goods for those in affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hudson businessman Paul Rode delivered the goods to an emergency center on Tuesday.
UPDATE (5:20 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012): Hudson business owner Paul Rode has delivered more than 13 tons of goods to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on the east coast, according to a video he released from the road. The goods were donated by members of the Hudson community on Sunday after Rode rented a 26-foot moving truck and volunteered to drive it to New Jersey. --- ORIGINAL POST (Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012): Members of the Hudson community came together on Sunday afternoon to donate non-perishable food items and other goods for those in affected by Hurricane Sandy. A 26-foot rental truck parked at the corner of Second Street and Walnut Street, and donations began rolling in at noon. Before 5 p.m. the truck was full. Local businessman Paul …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
New York City Marathoner Angie Hatch refused to be denied her opportunity to run 26.2 miles for charity. The Hudsonite mapped out a full marathon course at home and ran anyway.
Angie Hatch of Hudson was set to run the New York City Marathon this weekend for charity, but when Hurricane Sandy made it impossible, she and her supporters came up with a backup plan. Hatch mapped out a 26.2-mile running course in Hudson beginning at her home on Marin Avenue. More than 100 people showed up to cheer her on at the start of her run, including personnel from St. Croix EMS, Hudson Fire Department and St. Joseph Fire Department. Two TV news crews from the Twin Cities also were on hand. Hatch's run, which will benefit the Joint Council, a charity that helps orphans find loving homes, began just after 10 a.m. She is expected to finish this afternoon at Lakefront Park. Other Media --- Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hudson business owner and philanthropist Paul Rode is spending 24 hours waving the American flag on the Stagecoach Trail overpass over I-94 to help passing motorists remember the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Paul Rode, then a restaurant manager at Barker's Bar & Grill, was so moved by the events that he went to Walmart, bought an American flag and began waving it on a freeway overpass. Over the past 11 years, Rode has advanced in his career. He now owns The Agave Kitchen and Charlie's Barbershop & Shave. He still buys a flag every year and returns to an Interstate 94 overpass and spends time waving the flag to passing motorists. All 11 of his flags for the years 2001-2011 now hang in his garage. Just as he did last year, Rode and friends will wave flags on the Stagecoach Trail overpass over Interstate-94 for 24 hours. Firetrucks and EMS vehicles from area emergency services agencies are scheduled to drive past the flag …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hank Brekke has been developing iPhone apps for more than two years.
Here’s how you talk online to Hank Brekke, the Hudson High School freshman whose flashcard studying iPhone app will soon have been downloaded 10,000 times: Brekke started dabbling in web design the summer after he graduated from elementary school. “I first made some really cheesy, bad photo gallery websites,” he said, blushing for his prepubescent immaturity. “But I started to get annoyed because you couldn’t edit the code in iWeb.” So he taught himself HTML and CSS using tutorials he found through Google. “I’m not self-taught, I’m Google-taught,” Brekke said. In middle school, Brekke designed a band showcase page for a friend, learned the programming language “C” to teach a robot to navigate a maze and started designing iPhone apps. His …