Editor’s Mailbag

Bees and Honey at Harkin Store

WEST NEWTON – Honey was used as sweetner instead of sugar. It could be found out on the prairie and could be made by the pioneers.

Crystal Bock from Nicollet, will have information and equipment that she uses for making her honey at the Harkin Store from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, Aug. 17.

The 1870’s store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The store is operated by Nicollet County Historical Society.

NUACT holding auditions for ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

NEW ULM – New Ulm Actors Community Theater is presenting the classice comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

Auditions are being held Thursday and Friday, Aug, 21 & 22 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 23 at noon.

Performances will be held in the new 99+/- seat “Off Broadway Studio” theater being developed in the State Street Theater.

The play is a farcical black comedy written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring. The film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra has made it best known. The play invovlves two spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster who have a habit of serving poisoned homemade elderberry wine to lonely older gentlemen who they think have not much to live for.

Backstage crew volunteers are also being sought for the show. Volunteers can show up at auditions, or call 359-9990.

HCHY holding Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast

NEW ULM -?Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth of Brown County will be holding its 6th annual all-you-can-eat Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch to benefit its Brown County Area SPOTS (Students Performing on Tough Situations) Troupes on Sunday Aug. 17 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church located at 1400 S. State Street in New Ulm.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the churches Fellowship Hall. Advance tickets are available from SPOTS Troupe members as well as HY-Vee and Cash Wise food stores. Ticket prices for adults are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. For children 6-10 prices are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children age 5 and younger eat free and take out orders are available upon request.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will be used to support our New Ulm and Sleepy Eye SPOTS Troupes during the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Last year the two troupes performed 69 times for 2996 people including 2664 students and 332 adults. They performed scenes on difficult issues facing students including; bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, depression and suicide, family relationships, making and respecting friends and school rules just to name a few.

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