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Touring live theatre group to perform in Harmony


Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

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On Thursday, May 8, The Animal Engine Theatre Company will present two public performances in Harmony, Minn. The play “ Petunia and Chicken” will first be performed at 1 p.m. at Fillmore Central High School’s Stage Gym & later at 7:30 p.m. at the Jem Theatre on Main Ave., Harmony.

All are invited to attend either performance of this live play. After the 1 o’clock performance the actors will meet with those interested for a theater workshop study session.

The New York-based Animal Engine Theatre Company will perform in Harmony as part of a 13-community tour around the Midwest. A two-person play created and performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher, “Petunia and Chicken” borrows text, characters, and story from all three of the novels in Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy (My Antonia, O Pioneers!, and Song of the Lark) to create a fun and moving work of historical fiction which is an epic story of love and loss as big as the prairie itself. Petunia, an indomitable immigrant girl determined to tame the wild land around her, meets Chicken, a right-smart boy with dreams of great adventures. As the joys of their youth give way to the harsh realities of adulthood, they struggle to stay together. The story is brought to life with imagination, movement and song. Audiences have described it as “ fun, clever, and charming” as well as “simple and touching.”

“Petunia and Chicken” has won a number of awards including the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Artists’ Pick of the Fringe, the 2013 League of Cincinnati Theaters Best Overall, and the 2014 Frigid New York Festival Favorite Award.

Sponsors Fillmore Central Schools and the Harmony Arts Board have collaborated to bring this talented group to Harmony. Partial funding for the event is made possible by the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council’s Opportunity Grant Program.
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Up to $12,000 cash rebate to build a home in Harmony

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

HARMONY, Minn. - In order to spur new construction and community growth, the Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) was authorized by the city council to provide a cash rebate incenting new homes in Harmony. The EDA will provide those building ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile exceeds goal by nine

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 1, 2014, succeeded in collecting 47 units of blood, exceeding its goal by nine. There were 48 presenting donors and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milest ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: This year

By Anna Christoph

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Journal Student Writing Project

School has gotten really busy this year at Fillmore Central. On top of the computers that were distributed in September, some new teachers were hired, and at least two of our teachers won’t be here for the last few weeks of the school year. We ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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Harmony dealing with freezing pipes

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on March 11, Kyle Morem, Jamie Breezer, and Bill Hanlon approached the council about getting credit for running water to prevent pipes from freezing. The long stretch of below-zero temperatures has wreaked havo ..... 
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Fillmore Central to move forward with facility projects

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to pass a resolution to issue bonds for projects at both the Preston and Harmony sites. The district is going to finance approximately $4,660,000 in projects with no increase in ..... 
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R.E. “Gene” Richardson

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

R.E. “Gene” Richardson, age 89, of Harmony, Minn. died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home in Harmony. Gene was born October 3, 1924 in Harmony Township of Fillmore County to Carl and Hazel (Turnmire) Richardson. He graduated from Canton Hig ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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