Hudson Rotary Club named Ellen Thurston as 2010 Hudson Area Citizen of the Year, according to GoToHudson.com. Ms. Thurston is Third Ward Alderman and Majority Leader of the Hudson Common Council, Vice President of the Hudson Opera House Board, and for years was the principal organizer of Winter Walk. Her events calendar, “Much to Do About Hudson” is a must, for anyone wanting to know what’s happening in Hudson and beyond. There will be a reception in her honor to be held at the Hudson Opera House on Thursday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Although not required, please RSVP to the Hudson Rotary Club by contacting Joel Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 828-4729.