- Member for
- 4 years 11 months
The Farmington High School bands will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the FHS Recital Hall. The free concert is one of the biggest performances of the year for the band program and a night to honor 50 senior band students. "We are incredibly proud of these seniors, whose dedication to music has lasted throughout their high school careers," said FHS Director of Bands Erin Holmes. "This concert is a celebration of their accomplishments and the legacy they will leave for the future of our program."
Bourbon Butcher in Farmington has started a renovation project with its outdoor patio. Owner Tony Donatell said the expected finish date to be around mid-May. The renovation will include an extended covered roof that will partially cover the existing patio. Overhead heaters and five tables will be added with a fireplace in the middle. Donatell said the finished patio will increase the seating capacity to roughly 100. Matt Steichen / RiverTown Multimedia
Farmington needs 19 reading tutors Farmington needs 19 literacy tutors for the 2017-18 school year according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. This is part of an AmeriCorps recruitment effort of approximately 1,700 literacy and 300 math tutors throughout the state, with as many as 1,000 tutors in Twin Cities schools.
The Rotary Club of Farmington recognized its April Students and Senior Citizen of the Month at its April 6 meeting. This month's honorees are Akin Road Elementary School fifth-grader Jaedyn Quimby, Gateway Academy seventh-grader Alex Treakle, Farmington High School student Andrew Cumiskey and Dorothy Schmidtke. Each month during the school year Farmington Rotary recognizes students and seniors who exemplify the Rotary International motto "service above self." This month's honorees go above and beyond to make the community around them better.
Todd Kohorst has been named Minnesota State Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association of Minnesota, according to a news release. Kohorst is a science teacher at Boeckman Middle School in Farmington. He received the award April 11 at the monthly meeting of the General E. W. Rawlings Chapter of the Air Force Association in the Twin Cities area.
Lerew Kaas of Farmington's Troop 116 achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 13, 2016. Eagle Scout is the highest rank advancement award available in the Boy Scouts of America. Kaas, a senior at Farmington High School, joined Boy Scouts at age six. Lerew's Eagle Scout community project demonstrated leadership and community service by leading other community members in building 16 wood duck houses and donating them to the local DNR.
Dakota Electric Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, April 27, at St. Michael's Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave. (next to Dakota Electric's office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting. Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to hear reports from officers and directors, ask questions and hear election results at the meeting.
The FHS Bands recently completed their series of winter concerts, including performances by four concert bands and the Farmington Winter Percussion ensembles. Under the direction of Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska, the Varsity Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble played to a capacity audience on March 6. The evening included several student soloists and conductors, as well as guest horn soloist Dr. Sarah Schamlenberger from the University of St. Thomas.
Children's Castle Theater of Lakeville has scheduled an additional performance of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25 due to popular demand. Director Kayla Yaeger said the production now holds the ticket sales record at the Lakeville Area Arts Center with more than 2,500 tickets sold. The show stars a number of performers from the area including Meghan Hayes (Ariel) and Joey Orlando (Sebastian) of Rosemount and Hunter Conrad (Prince Eric), Tony Vietti (Chief Louis), and Claire Vietti (Flotsam) from Farmington.
Farmington High School senior Caleb Poissant recently performed with the Minnesota All-State Men's Choir at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. He auditioned to be a part of the All-State choirs last March and was selected as a Tenor II in the Men's Choir. Over the summer, he attended the All-State Choir Camp at St. John's University where his director was Dr. Andrew Last of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. "Caleb grew so much as a singer, musician, and person in this experience. He would be the first to say it has been the highlight of his choral career. Dr.