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New owners for Harmony Gardens and Floral


Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

Andrew and Lisa Kingsley have always had a love of gardening, and now they’ve turned that love into a career.

The Kingsleys had been considering the possibility of buying the Harmony Greenhouse from Paula MacKenberg for some time now, but when she announced that she had found a home in Montana and would be moving there, they knew it was time to move forward with the purchase.

“The business had been for sale for a long time. We just thought it would suit both of our interests,” Lisa remarked. The couple have always had a large garden at their hobby farm outside of Harmony, and Lisa enjoys crafts, a hobby that fits in perfectly with owning a floral and gift shop.

In preparation for their new business venture, Lisa took a class at the Koehler and Dramm Institute of Floristry.

In August, their dream became a reality as the Kingsleys purchased the business, including its inventory, from Paula.

“Paula has been very helpful,” said Andrew. “She helped us get set up.” Andrew and Lisa went on to explain how she still stays in contact with them to offer guidance, even though she’s now living in Montana.

The Kingsley’s four children help out at the new family business as well. Six-year-old twins Charity and Grace and 5-year- old Liberty get off the bus at the greenhouse after school, and 2-year-old Charlie either hangs out at the greenhouse with Lisa or with his grandmother during the day.

“Charlie likes to help me process the flowers when they come in,” Lisa laughed. “He pulls the leaves off the stems for me.” The three girls are involved too and enjoy helping wherever they’re needed.

The kids have their own space in the loft above the store where they can play or read while their parents are working.

For the time being, Andrew is still working full-time at Kingsley Mercantile, which is owned by his family, but plans to eventually move to working full-time at Harmony Gardens and Floral. His brother will then take over Andrew’s position at Kingsley Mercantile. Andrew usually spends some time at the greenhouse before going to work at the hardware store and is always there after work as well.

For now, Lisa staffs Harmony Gardens and Floral from 9-5 during the week and from 9-12 on Saturdays.

The Kingsleys are still working on building inventory and making some changes to the buildi .....
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Falcon cheerleading growing

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The New York Times states that cheerleading is the fastest growing girls sport. The Fillmore Central Falcon cheerleader team is growing and anxious to show their commitment this year. They have been working hard on stunts, dances, and tumbling. C ..... 
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Boutique on Main ribbon cutting

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Harmony business Boutique on Main hosted an open house with ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 17 during Harmony’s Taste of the Trail event. The boutique will be celebrating one year in business this October. Boutique on Main, located ..... 
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Covalence in concert October 2

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Faith & Worship

Rebecca Wilt and Mark Clodfelter will return to Harmony to perform as part of their current midwest tour. Known as Covalence, they are a chamber duo comprised of internationally acclaimed performing artists, with Rebecca on piano and Mark on trumpe ..... 
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Devil’s advocate… beyond red and blue

By Aaron Bishop

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Commentary

Let there be a discussion on diversity as it pertains to politics. Currently, there’s a story told about a line where people may have perspectives from the red right, the blue left, or sometimes the purplish middle. The recognition that there are ..... 
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Harmony’s Monster Bash promises a scary good time

Mon, Sep 26th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert When Jay Masters first started the Monster Bash at the Community Center gym in Harmony five years ago, he didn’t realize it would be such a big hit. Masters first approached the Fillmore Central high school band director w ..... 
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Harmony battles flushable wipes

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert It’s a problem that just about every city deals with, and Harmony is no exception. So-called “flushable” wipes are clogging up the two lift station pumps and causing backups in the sewer system. The pumps are back up and w ..... 
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Bloodmobile coming to Harmony on September 27

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. D ..... 
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Seatbelts save lives...

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

At the Friday, September 9, 2016, Fillmore Central High School football game, Sgt. Troy Christianson launched shirts into the crowd of fans to promote safe driving. On behalf of the Minnesota State Patrol, Christianson attended the game to encourag ..... 
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