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The film “Mysteries of the Driftless” to be shown in Harmony


Mon, Sep 28th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The Harmony Arts Board and Niagara Cave are hosting a free movie screening of the popular short film “Mysteries of the Driftless” on Sunday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Jem Theatre, Harmony, Minn.

This film explores the many unique resources of the Driftless Area in which we live. The Driftless Area encompasses the corners of southeastern Minn., southwestern Wis., northeastern Iowa, and northwestern Ill. This equates to an area the size of 24,000 square miles. The area was untouched by the last glaciers, called the Wisconsinan glaciation, some 10,000 – 12,000 years ago. Glaciers leave behind deposits such as silt, clay, sand, gravel, and boulders which are called drift--hence the name, Driftless Area; no glaciers = no drift = Driftless.

This 2013 documentary won a Regional Emmy award for its excellence. Harmony’s own Niagara Cave is featured in the film. The Bishops will share their experiences following the showing.

“Mysteries of the Driftless” is about a team of science filmmakers, led by Rob Nelson and Dan Bertalan, exploring a number of mysteries of the Driftless landscape while kayaking the rivers, flying in a small plane, touring caves, and hiking the bluffs of the Upper Midwest. What strange forces spared one isolated region along the Upper Mississippi River from the repeated crushing and scouring effects of massive continental glaciers during the last million-plus years? What pre-Ice Age throwbacks survived here in this unique refuge that holds more Native American effigy mounds, petroglyph caves, strange geological features, and rare species than anywhere in the Midwest? The team explores these questions and more in this captivating adventure documentary. The film is a production of Untamed Science and Mississippi Valley Conservancy.

Filmmaker Dan Bertalan said, “If there’s one thing that impacted me the most in making this film, it is the sheer amount of natural wonders the Driftless has to discover that lie hidden within the region. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look and what to look for. This film will definitely open people’s eyes with some startling revelations.”

The film has a running time of 27 minutes. With time added for an introduction and for a Q+A discussion afterwards, attendees should plan on one hour.



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HACF awards grant to Fillmore Central fine arts program

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

Carrie Mathison, Fillmore Central fine arts teacher, is presented with a check for $1,525 by Steve Donney, treasurer of the Harmony Area Community Foundation. Mrs. Mathison applied for and received a grant from HACF to help sponsor her new ceramic ..... 
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Harmony area dance director gets local youth ready to “unlock their potential”

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
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Vicki Musel attended the 2015 Just For Kix Annual Convention with over 153 Just For Kix Youth program directors from Minn., Nebr., Mont., Ill., N. Dak., N. Mex., Tex., Iowa, Wis., Colo., Oreg., Wash., and S. Dak. The 2015 Directors Convention was h ..... 
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“Live Jam in Harmony” concert August 22

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
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It is time again for another “Live Jam in Harmony” concert! Another celebration of local music is scheduled for Saturday, August 22 at the Old Legion Hall, 35 1st Ave NW, Harmony, Minn., starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door will again ..... 
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Sikkink family celebrated their Century Farm August 8

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Sikkink family’s purchase of their 160 acres of the original farmland in 1915 – farmland that has been continuously owned by three generations of Sikkinks ever since. The original 160 acres that w ..... 
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Estelle’s, new eats in Harmony

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
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Matt and Heidi Brown of Harmony, Minn. experienced big changes in July 2015. With not only the birth of their first child, daughter Estelle, on July 10, but also the opening of their new business named after their daughter, Estelle’s Eatery & Ba ..... 
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Harmony Community Chest campaign helps local organizations

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
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The 2015 Harmony Community Chest Drive will start its solicitation campaign In August this year. We will be using the same approach as in recent years. This entails solicitation letters and envelopes being sent out with Harmony’s utility bills. Ho ..... 
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Harmony filled with fun on the 4th

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
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The City of Harmony knows how to throw a party, which is the reason the city was filled with people from July 3 - 5, 2015. Each year the town has three days of fun-filled action and activities for its 4th of July celebration and this year was no ex ..... 
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Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

2015 marks the 16th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen, are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the eight contestants. This year’s contestants are L ..... 
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