Today, Thursday, October 19, at 6 p.m., the Local Planning Committee for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative meets for the first time in the cafeteria/auditorium of John L. Edwards Primary School. The meeting will be led by LPC co-chairs Matthew Nelson and Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton and is meant to be a working meeting for the twenty-three members of the LPC. It will include an overview of the DRI program, process, roles and responsibilities, and schedule and a review of Hudson's DRI application. There will be opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting.
On Saturday, October 21, the second annual running of the latest revival of the Hudson Bed Races happens at 3 p.m. The event had to be postponed owing to lack of entries, but with the autumnal weather came a resurgence of interest in pushing a wheeled bed down the street for excitement and acclaim, and the organizers promise an impressive roster of entries. This year, the bed races are moving from Warren Street to South Front Street. Sign in and the team captains' meeting takes place at 2 p.m. at Promenade Hill, and the race down Front Street begins at 3 p.m., with the finish line being in front of the Half Moon. There is still time to enter your team and bed in the race. Click here for information.
This year, the 5K walk will be led by Kim Bach, the proprietor of Verdigris Tea & Chocolate, who just returned from completing the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek across Spain--a pathway that was forged in the 12th century during the Crusades and continues to draw pilgrims from around the world.
There is still time to register for the Ghostly Gallop. You can do it online here or on the day of the race. Walk-up registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The race steps off at 11:30 a.m. Those already registered can pick up their race packets on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Steiner's Sports, 301 Warren Street, or on race day starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, click here.
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