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Commonweal Theatre continues Fillmore/Houston County free nights


Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates for its 2015 Free County Night Program. Theatre lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties are invited to attend Ibsen’s later masterpiece The Master Builder on Thursday, April 16; the exuberant musical tribute Woody Guthrie’s American Song on Thursday, May 7; the classic farce Charley’s Aunt on Thursday, June 25; the incredibly funny and uplifting Outside Mullingar on Thursday, September 17; and the beloved adventure of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Thursday, November 19.

Following the tradition of the past two seasons, the Commonweal is renewing its commitment to local charities through a “pay it forward” approach. As a non-profit, the Commonweal relies on generous donations from audiences and corporations to sustain programming; in turn, the theatre extends that generosity to the community five nights a year with the offer of free tickets. The intention is to remove any cost barrier for Commonweal’s closest neighbors to attend their local professional theatre. The 2015 Season will again take the Pay It Forward approach a step further and encourage patrons to contribute items to a social or service organization chosen based on specific themes of season productions. The opportunity to donate will be available for the entire run of each production, but primarily focuses on those patrons attending the complimentary performances.

Previous Pay It Forward events have been very successful. In 2014, the Commonweal collected a large variety of books on behalf of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, specialty items for Neo-Natal Units of Rochester hospitals and more than 75 new art supplies during the run of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!), which were donated to the Mayo Clinic’s Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital.

For the Commonweal’s first production of the season, The Master Builder, the partner charity is Habitat for Humanity. Donations of new and like-new small hand tools (hammers, saws, screwdrivers, etc.) and hardware supplies (nails, staples, hinges, screws, etc.) will be collected on behalf of the local chapter.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and while admission is free of charge to residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties, seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended at least two weeks in advance. There is a limit of four tic .....
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Lanesboro to present free movie for kids and “Winter Windows” for small business Saturday

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

In an effort to encourage holiday shopping close to home, the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday, are presenting several events on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. A free movie for kids, “Mup ..... 
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Heritage Preservation Commission Awards given

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

The Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission presented 2013 Preservation Awards at their meeting on May 19. Each of the recipients has in some way helped preserve the historical aspect of Lanesboro. Ted St. Mane and Don Ward were given an award ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism appoints new executive director

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (www.lanesboro.com) announced today that Dee Slinde has joined the LACC as the new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2014. Dee Slinde comes with a wealth of executive level exper ..... 
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Lanesboro jewelry artist receives Minnesota State Awards Board Grant

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

Award winning jewelry designer and goldsmith Michael Seiler of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, MN has been awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Visual Arts. Seiler will purchase studio equipment that ..... 
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An update on the Lanesboro water situation

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

Lanesboro is currently experiencing freezing water pipes throughout town. The city will continue to work to restore water service to affected homes and busiensses. However, outages may continue to occur. The City is asking everyone to please turn ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre announces new board members

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company is pleased to announce new board members for 2014. At its latest meeting, the Commonweal Theatre Board of Directors accepted the retirement of board members Michael Bigelow Dixon and Dave Harrenste ..... 
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Merchants Bank completes acquisition of Rushford and Lanesboro locations from Associated Bank

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank has taken ownership of the former Associated Bank locations in Rushford and Lanesboro, according to Merchants Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney. Transfer of ownership took place November 15, ..... 
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Root River Trail towns partnership to host regional Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

Root River Trail Towns Partnership to Host Regional Destination Medical Center (DMC) informational gathering and conversation in Lanesboro, November 18. WHAT: Root River Trail Towns will host an informal social hour, presentation and discussion f ..... 
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