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National Night Out 2018

You're invited.  Get to know your neighbors on Tuesday, Aug 7th, at the neighborhood gathering closest to you. The following list of National Night Out parties was compiled by Heart of Hutch. A few other parties are planned but organizers asked that they not be listed here — invitations have been sent out in those neighborhoods.  Join a party and say hello to someone new!   CLEVELAND AVENUE SOUTHWEST Who’s invited: All neighborhood residents Location: 1120 Keith Street SW. Time: Potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Bonnie Ackland-Fimon at 320-587-6962 Bring: A dish to pass and a chair. Organizers will supply plates, napkins, utensils, water and tables.   GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend Location: The church is at 450 Fifth Ave. S.W. Time: 5 p.m. to dusk Contact: Grace Lutheran ... Continue Reading

Random Acts of Kindness

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Celebrate Kindness

Hutchinson’s Kindness Celebration Day – A Call to Action • What: A day to focus on doing for others and practicing kindness • When: May 1st, 2018 • Where: Throughout the Hutchinson area • Who: All community members, organizations, churches, and businesses are encouraged to participate  The concept is to continue to build off of previous kindness-centered activities in Hutchinson, in order to keep momentum. Background: The Connect Committee initially wanted to revive the Random Acts of Kindness Day that was proclaimed by a group from the Chamber’s Leadership Institute a couple years back.  Since then, the response from our community regarding projects like Reagan’s Kindness Campaign and Bo Young’s Kindness Revolution seems to confirm that this is an initiative worth pursuing.  The great thing about the concept is that in ... Continue Reading

Personalized fitness

Hutchinson has a wide variety of opportunities for physical activity.  ... Continue Reading

The Great {WINTER} Outdoors

Getting outside can feel like a lot of effort as the temps begin to drop, but there are so many great opportunities to explore our community all winter long.  In fact, winter can make the regular neighborhood route feel like a new place.  As the leaves have dropped, you might notice a few more views that trees were blocking in the summer.  If you feel a bit more adventurous, check out a favorite trail.  Fresh snow fall is perfect to use snowshoes.  Did you know snowshoes are available to rent at Hutchinson Parks and Rec for just $5 a set?  There are a variety of sizes for ages 4 and up. Check out the Winter Activity Guide for more info on snowshoes, ice time, open gym time and other community happenings. Speaking of community happenings, be sure to put Winterfest on your schedule for Saturday, Feb ... Continue Reading

Baked Apples with Cinnamon-Oat Topping

Breakfast or dessert or a snack.  This recipe is perfect any time of the day. ... Continue Reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Cranberries

If brussels sprouts aren't your favorite, we encourage you to try this recipe.  The key to tame the bitterness is to roast until soft.  The addition of the apples and cranberries in this recipe also provide a bit of sweetness that helps kids feel adventurous to try them too.  Plus, brussels sprouts is just plain fun to say! ... Continue Reading

2018’s OBOC Book Choice

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Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang. ... Continue Reading

Golden Apple Oatmeal

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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