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by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org It is time to decorate and stuff the holiday stockings at the Tilden Community Center. The large red felt Christmas stockings are ready to picked up, decorated and filled with holiday goodies for Minnesota Veterans Home residents (Hastings) and residents of the Lewis House shelter in Hastings. The project originated with Gaby Postiglione, Adult Basic Education (ABE) coordinator, and her mother years ago. They and other children filled the stockings and distributed them to different nursing homes.
St. Joseph’s Church in Miesville continues the tradition Sunday, Dec. 14 by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus, along with the wise men, angels, kings and choirs, will be part of what is becoming a tradition at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miesville. The live nativity pageant will be presented beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
Natalee Chapin is the Hastings Rotary Club’s Student of the Month. Hastings teachers Kim Hoff and Kari Jaeger nominated Chapin for the award. This is what Kim Hoff wrote on her nomination form: “I would like to nominate Natalee Chapin for Rotary Student of the month. Natalee is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. “She is honest, caring, fair and hard-working. She embraces challenges and has overcome many obstacles in life.
Baley Alter of Hastings was accepted to Luther College for the 2015-16 academic year. She has been awarded the Founders Scholarship.
Aaron Henry of Hastings will play the title role of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in “Hauptmann” by John Logan presented by Candid Theater Company at the People’s Center Theater. The play centers on the investigation into the March 1932 kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son. This is Henry’s first production with Candid Theater Co. He has performed with Black Dirt Theater in Hastings. His credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Arsenic and Old Lace and The Sound of Music. He graduated from St.
Grant Richard Ginther was born on October 27, 2014, at Regina Medical Center to Shawn and Nicole Ginther of Hastings. At birth Grant weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He has two siblings, Caden Miller, 13, and Tristan Miller, 11. Grandparents are Rich and Sharon Ginther of Hastings, Dan and Joan Koob of Hastings and Beth Huskisson of Rochester.
Hank Thunander and his accordion return to Hastings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Hastings Middle School. His appearance is part of the Hastings Concert Association 2014-2015 season. He began his musical career at the age of 9 in Bessemer, Mich. He has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his outstanding leadership and performances in special services entertainment. He has performed at night clubs, festivals, casinos, ballrooms and theme parks. The remaining concerts for this season are: Rebecca and Kuba, Saturday, Feb.
The “Third Sunday Series” continues at 5 p.m. Nov. 16, at the LeDuc Historic Estate with a special Hastings connection and a harpist/vocalist. Hastings artist and writer David Youngren, our “Bridge Watcher,” brings his stories and photographs of the changing Hastings riverfront to the mansion. He started taking daily photographs in 2010. His book, “Our Bend in the River,” highlights the views, the most memorable moments, and the modern engineering marvels it took to create the new bridge in Hastings.
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org The music and photographs of Hastings resident Chris Falteisek will be the focus of a special concert later this month. “Nordic Notes: A concert journey featuring the music and photography of Chris Falteisek,” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Mother Seton Hall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Michelle Sieben will join Falteisek as a featured soloist during the concert. Falteisek, a composer and recording artist, recently spent a two-month sabbatical in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Lapland.
Annual bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 22 by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com The quilts are filling up the community room at Oak Ridge Manor, and there’s no sign of them slowing down. The number of quilts keeps going up because of the efforts of the Oak Ridge Quilters, a group of Oak Ridge residents that includes Mavis Goslinga, Belva Domagala-Carter, Sally Herman, Betty Golly and Naoma Mike. Beautiful handmade quilts, of all sizes will be available for sale at the annual Oak Ridge Manor Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.