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Submitted by Corey Butler on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:36pm
Welcome to Northfield.org's Election 2014 page. In the coming weeks, we'll bring you a wealth of information to help you to make an informed choice on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
On this page, you'll find voter resources, including maps of districts and precincts, local candidate information, voter registration information and polling location information.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:46pm
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances THIS COMING Saturday, November 1, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union St.
The following items will be accepted at no charge:
-- Computers (desktops, towers, laptops)
-- Small printers
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:34pm
Several members of the Defeat of Jesse James Days committee presented a check to staff members of the Northfield Breast Care Center in the amount of $5,000.00. Funds raised were part of a new campaign spearheaded by a handful of DJJD Committee members. The new campaign titled ‘Give Cancer the Boot’ began efforts to raise funds this past summer and continued through the DJJD Celebration the weekend after Labor Day. Funds were collectively raised due to local sponsors, sales of t-shirts, a silent auction held at Froggy Bottoms River Pub, and good will donations collected at the DJJD Rodeo performances. All funds raised were donated to the Breast Care Center.
Submitted by Joy Riggs on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:03am
A year after moving to Northfield and immersing themselves in efforts to make the community more bicycle-friendly, Derek and Laura Meyers have received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for September/October. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.
The young married couple moved to Northfield from San Francisco last October to be closer to family. They had done some volunteer envelope-stuffing-type work for a large bicycling coalition in San Francisco, so a month after their arrival in Northfield, Derek signed up to attend a bicycling event.
“The next thing I knew, I was putting together a resource guide for the event. That would never happen in San Francisco,” he said.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:17pm
The Carleton College Department of Art and Art History will present “Rising Suns in the North: Japanese Gardens in Minnesota” on Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Auditorium. Art historian Kendall Brown, author of “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” will discuss his book, tracing the local manifestations of this trans-Pacific imagination by examining the rich history of Japanese Gardens in Minnesota.
Created along with photographer David M. Cobb, “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” (Tuttle Publishing, 2013) extols the serenity of Japanese gardens, lauding their soothing environments in a world of "the cacophony of cities (and) the anonymity of suburbs (The Oregonian). The lavishly illustrated book acts as a tour guide to 26 such gardens—including the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Francisco Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver, B.C., and Shomu'en (Pine Mist Garden) at Cheekwood in Nashville, Tenn.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:13pm
Carleton College is pleased to present a not-to-be-missed appearance by critically acclaimed and very popular music pioneers, Red Baraat. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carleton Concert Hall.
Internationally renowned for their fusion of Indian Bhangra music with eclectic world sounds, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band of its kind in the United States, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with elements of brass funk, jazz, go-go and hip-hop—expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:09pm
Carleton College will host a service and celebration on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Severance Great Hall in commemoration of ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). In addition to a religious ceremony, the event will feature food and dancing, and members of the community are invited to bring objects symbolizing remembrance of departed loved ones for a special alter display. This annual event is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:04pm
The Carleton Players will present William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” October 30 through November 2 in the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater, with performances nightly at 7:30 p.m. October 30, 31 and November 1, along with two 2 p.m. matinee performances November 1 and 2. Directed by David Wiles, Performances are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at go.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:00pm
Award-winning actress Elizabeth Liang will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 31 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey,” Liang’s presentation will explore her own multicultural background, asking “who you are when you’re from everywhere and nowhere.” This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Raised in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and Connecticut as a Guatelalan-American business brat of Chinese-Spanish-Irish-French-German-English descent, Liang is the author and star of her one-woman show, “Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey,” which premiered to critical acclaim in Hollywood in 2013 and currently is on tour internationally.
Submitted by Erin Carson on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:34am
For these past 17 months we have been living in a sad limbo. In May of 2013 three families lives changed forever when Matthew Jensen broke into their houses and killed and injured their family pets. Yesterday, on October 22 he was finally sentenced to up to 57 months in prison.
57 months. It doesn’t bring back our pups. It doesn’t bring back our feeling of safety. It doesn’t bring back all the innocence and love that we lost.
Music by Anna Marie Mitchell, Solar Energy Demonstrations for Kids, Fall Produce at Riverwalk Market Fair 2014 closing SaturdaySubmitted by Teresa Tillson on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:56pm
Look for music by Anna Marie Mitchell, solar energy demonstrations for kids, fall produce, tomatoes, apples, sweet and savory pastries, fresh local produce; and the area’s finest art and craft at the 2014 season closing day of Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.
Music by Up and Coming Singer Songwriter Anna Marie Mitchell
16-year-old Anna Marie Mitchell is already attracting notice for her performing and original song writing. She made it to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in 2013. Now she has released her first CD and has caught the eye of the Nashville music establishment. She was listed as “one to watch” by the Nashville songwriters Association International for her song “Broken Glass.”
Solar Power Demonstrations for Kids by All Energy Solar
HealthFinders Shoe Drive. Ever try working out in sandals? Not Good. Donate your gently used athletic shoes to patients who need them!Submitted by katy hargis on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:21am
Many underserved members of our HealthFinders community have been exercising in inadequate footwear, resulting in painful and expensive injuries! Especially affected are Somali women, who work out in sandals very similar to flip-flops. Imagine running on a treadmill in sandals!
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:20am
That's right! Saturday evening, Oct. 25th the library's meeting room will be transformed into a 1920's era Speak Easy- with games of chance, nibbles and beverages! All strickly on the "up and up!" The library's Teen Advisory Board has been preparing for this event for over a month. TAB President Emma Prichard has her boas, necklaces and flapper outfit ready to go along with the playlist of 1920's jazz. The Washington Street side door will open at 7pm. Costumes are encouraged! Admission is free.
For more information please call 507-645-1804 or email Kathy.Ness@ci.northfield.mn.us
For those 18 and under, middle schoolers are invited but not younger kids! Thank you!
Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St.
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:42pm
David Sylvester will present a program developed by author Larry Millet on his book Minnesota’s Own: Preserving our Grand Homes. Mr Sylvester will speak at the Northfield Historical Society on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM about his new book. He will show pictures of some of Minnesota’s beautiful homes from around the state and tell stories about their construction, original owners and restorations. This program is cosponsored by the Northfield Historical Society and the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library. For more information call the library at 507-645-6606 or the Northfield Historical Society at 507-645-9268. The program is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:59pm
The safety of patients and staff is Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ first priority as it joins hospitals across the country in taking precautionary measures in the event an Ebola case is identified in the community.
While public health officials work to better understand the Ebola virus and to refine the most effective prevention and care protocols, Northfield Hospital is adapting its protocols to be ready should a patient present with Ebola-like symptoms.