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A Time to Laugh

Posted on January 9, 2015

By Richard G. SmithResident, The Farmstead Printed on a decorative pillow, which my wife Louise and I received as a gift, is the phrase “Friends are for sharing laughter and shedding tears.” Wonderful! Laughter is,...

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Christmas: In Jesus we see God

Posted on December 24, 2014

Colossians 1:15 (NIV) Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. It also makes the remarkable claim that in Jesus we can see God. Whatever we can know about God, we see in Jesus who is the visible and tangible incarnation of the...

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Santa and Ruff

Posted on December 22, 2014

By Al Thiemich, Terrace ResidentWaverly Gardens, North Oaks, MN It was Christmas Eve, 1946, and I was enrolled at the University of Minnesota taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights. After three years in the Navy in WWII, this...

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Four Gifts for Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2014

Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year; a time for families and friends to gather and share some Christmas cheer; a time for memories to be recalled of Christmases past, and a time for making new memories. There will be...

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Love in a Shoebox

Posted on December 9, 2014

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Construction begins on Woodland Hill

Posted on December 1, 2014

Site preparations have begun, setting the stage for construction of Woodland Hill, a new Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) senior living community that will be located on land immediately east of and adjacent to Hudson Hospital...

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Woodland Hill, Hudson, Wisconsin (artist's rendering)

Woodland Hill, Hudson, Wisconsin (artist's rendering)

Give thanks, no matter what

Posted on November 26, 2014

By Rev. Chris Wheatley, Chaplain A typical Thanksgiving scripture reading from my childhood: In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus heals ten lepers on his final journey to Jerusalem. Ten people are given new lives, an opportunity to return...

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Angie Swetland, PHS Director of Customer Relations, Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Posted on October 7, 2014

Sitting among the attendees at the Aging Services of Minnesota 2014 Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum, Angie Swetland, Director of Customer Relations for Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), was stunned to hear her name...

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Angie Swetland (center left) was joined by her family when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum. (Photo courtesy of Aging Services of Minnesota.)

Angie Swetland (center left) was joined by her family when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum. (Photo courtesy of Aging Services of Minnesota.)

Presbyterian Homes & Services helps restore and relocate 19th century Trapper's Cabin

Posted on September 11, 2014

Wayzata, MN--A rustic log cabin, the oldest known building in Wayzata, was dedicated on September 6, 2014 by the Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board (HPB) and gifted to the city of Wayzata for historical preservation and public...

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Trapper's Cabin at the original Bushaway Road location (left) and now in Shaver Park (right)

Trapper's Cabin at the original Bushaway Road location (left) and now in Shaver Park (right)