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Habitat for Humanity Quilts


Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

We wanted to let you know about a wonderful project that is currently taking place in our area. In an amazing display of friendship and support, two beautiful quilts are being made for two families who will soon be moving into homes they will purchase from Habitat for Humanity.

The first quilt will be presented to Chad and Annie Bybee and their children, Lenora, Robert, and Uriah, at the dedication of their new home in December. The second quilt will go to the Nick Corcoran/Danielle Dailey family sometime in the spring of 2011 after the second side of the duplex is completed. The couple also has three children: Brennan, Dominick, and Destiny. Both families were in need of a simple, decent and affordable home for their families and were selected earlier this year to partner with Habitat and the Rushford area community to build and purchase their homes.

Habitat is a non-profit, ecumenical, grassroots, Christian organization, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. The core tenants of Habitat are straight-forward; Habitat does not give homes away. To qualify, families must live in substandard housing, earn between 30 to 60 percent of the median income of our counties, contribute over 300 hours of work on their home and then purchase the home through a no-interest loan. This model has a proven track record. Throughout the country Habitat families report improved education and skills, a greater feeling of civic responsibility and respect for community, a greater sense of pride in accomplishments and greater financial independence-important steps in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Community members are being asked to sign a quilt square and make a donation to Habitat which will help complete the cost of construction on the two homes in Rushford. Signatures will be embroidered onto the squares and then made into the quilts which will be given to each family at the time of the dedication of their home. Besides raising much needed money, the quilts will be symbols to the families of the involvement, care and support of their communities.

Habitat relies on the generosity of our friends and neighbors to continue our mission. We hope that you will want to be a part of this wonderful gift. We are asking you to consider making a donation to the quilt project. The name of your business/group will be embroidered on the quilts for both families and would serve as a reminder of your important work and your dedication to the community.
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 2011 season

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN. - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic, downtown Lanesboro, proudly announces the lineup for its 2011 season of plays. Five mainstage productions - a masterwork from playwright Henrik Ibsen, a tragically funny look at ma ..... 
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Swingstation Fundraiser a success for Lanesboro Arts Center

Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Thanks to much community and regional support, the Lanesboro Arts Center's annual 'Swingsation' gala fundraiser was a success, raising $29,000+ for Lanesboro Arts Center programming. Contributing to the success of this event was a wide variety of vo ..... 
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Northern Lights Women's Chorus fall concert

Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

"A Choral Celebration" will be presented by Northern Lights on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., in Decorah. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The Women's Chorus began in 1996 and celebrates its 6th ..... 
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Vesterheim and ArtHaus offer barnetimen (children's hour)

Mon, Nov 15th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and ArtHaus invite all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to a "Tradition Expedition" during Barnetimen (Children's Hour) on Tuesday, November 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Me ..... 
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Lanesboro Winter Escapades

Fri, Nov 5th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture



As winter approaches and the holiday season gets underway, it is normal for people to get busy. Stress can be high this time of year, with the expenses and work of planning the holiday get-togethers. It is also a time that many people do not ..... 
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Luther College to host Lutheran Festival of Writing Oct. 29-31

Mon, Oct 25th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa- Creative writers will gather, present readings of their work and lead discussions about writing and the writer's life at "The Vibrant Word: A Lutheran Festival of Writing," Oct. 29-31 at Luther College.

The event celebrates th ..... 
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The Art of Food at Lanesboro Arts Center

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center will feature work by 32 regional artists in a juried exhibit entitled "The Art of Food" to be held October 23 - December 23, 2010. Art will range from photography to paper mosaic to watercolor to printmaking to jewelry. The exh ..... 
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Renda Sacquitne honored through Vesterheim donation

Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa-Family and friends of the late Renda Sacquitne, Decorah, have donated two benches to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum's Open Air Division as a memorial in her honor.

Renda Sacquitne was a Vesterheim volunteer who led tours ..... 
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