WORTHINGTON — Although it’s known as the merriest time of year, the Christmas season can put a lot of pressure on people to be jolly — a tall order when one is feeling more melancholy. And with several weeks of gift exchanges, eggnog drinks and flashing lights to navigate, sometimes it helps to get a little reassurance that it’s OK not to be the life of the party.
WORTHINGTON — The “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan Marching Band returned from its California tour late Tuesday night, having accomplished what it set out to do in two notable performances over the Thanksgiving weekend.
One year ago With temperatures cooling down, the Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council and Minnesota Energy Resources were reaching out to remind residents of their programs to help low-income families pay their heating bills.
WORTHINGTON — Area music enthusiasts needn’t travel far to “Journey to a Distant Land;” only to the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in downtown Worthington. There, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, the 26 Worthington Chamber Singers will present a holiday concert that will take the audience on a musical tour through the Christmas story.
WORTHINGTON — Whether or not your window panes are frosted or your seasonal tree is bedecked with painted candy canes, you can fill your festive stocking to the brim with Christmas classics at “Close to You: A Carpenters’ Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC).
WORTHINGTON — For more than 90 years, Nobles County citizens have reached out to guarantee those in need around them will have a happier Christmas.
One year ago A mini-blizzard hit southwest Minnesota on Friday, closing many of the area's schools and shutting down special events for the day. Total daytime snow accumulation was around four inches in the Worthington area, according to the National Weather Service, but northwest winds blowing at 40 miles per hour, with occasional gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, created dangerous conditions.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra (WASO) will present a “Home for the Holidays” concert at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. With classical selections from composers like Prokofiev and Fauré, as well as several cherished holiday tunes, the program strikes a balance that’s sure to ignite the spirit of Christmas in attendees.
WORTHINGTON — Two years of planning and preparation will culminate next week when the “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan Marching Band performs at the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 26. Preceding that gig, which will be nationally televised on Dec. 15 and 22, is a Friday appearance at Disneyland.
One year ago After months of planning, the city of Worthington was moving closer to an agreement that could bring a five-screen movie theatre to town. The city council was to review its Memorandum of Understanding with Minnetonka real estate developer PBK Investments LLC, and if the council approved of the site plans, it could move forward to sell the property in question.