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We need you!!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:50pm
Beginning June 8 the Library will be packing up its entire collection for storage while the building is under renovation.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with this amazing task!  
There are LOTS of ways you can help.  We'll need packers, box builders, snack/lunch helpers, runners, sign-in desk helpers, box movers and cart loaders.  We'll have 3 shifts per day, each shift totaling 2 hours.  The plan is to pack beginning Monday June 8 through Thursday June 11. Shifts begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.  Sign up for whatever works for you that week.   
The City of Northfield requires that all volunteers sign a waiver form and also undergo a background check.  There are two ways to sign up.  Go to http://guides.mynpl.org/libraryimprovement, print and fill out the forms and return to the library.  Or just stop by the library.  We will have the forms available for you here.   If you have any questions call the library at 507-645-6606 and ask for Debby or Laurie.  City restrictions require that volunteers are of high school age or older.

Volunteer signup deadline is May 15. Thanks for your help!
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The time has come- we need you!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:47pm
Beginning June 8 the Library will be packing up its entire collection for storage while the building is under renovation.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with this amazing task!  
There are LOTS of ways you can help.  We'll need packers, box builders, snack/lunch helpers, runners, sign-in desk helpers, box movers and cart loaders.  We'll have 3 shifts per day, each shift totaling 2 hours.  The plan is to pack beginning Monday June 8 through Thursday June 11. Shifts begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.  Sign up for whatever works for you that week.   
The City of Northfield requires that all volunteers sign a waiver form and also undergo a background check.  There are two ways to sign up.  Go to http://guides.mynpl.org/libraryimprovement, print and fill out the forms and return to the library.  Or just stop by the library.  We will have the forms available for you here.   If you have any questions call the library at 507-645-6606 and ask for Debby or Laurie.  City restrictions require that volunteers are of high school age or older.

Volunteer signup deadline is May 15. Thanks for your help!
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Youth Mission Trip Meeting

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:43am

A meeting for youth and parents is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the church basement regarding the youth mission trip.  The trip is open to all youth in grades 8-12 and is scheduled for June 19-28.  For more information, contact Rick Nelson at 645-8141.

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Joan has been out helping with the 6th grade's Minnesota history projects.

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:46am
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Joan Ennis speaking to a class.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.16.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:01pm

Today: Beth Berry, TORCH, (Hillmann)

Birthdays: Wayne Abdella (4/17)

Next Week: Sister Monique Godde, Former Exchange Student (Brown-Wescott)

Last Week:

Peru is home to Marcelo Lecaros. The land of alpacas, Incan ruins and spectacular scenery is near and dear to his heart.

Peru hugs the Pacific coast from Ecuador to Chile. Besides those north-south bookends, it shares borders with Brasil, Colombia, and Bolivia. It is a country of climatic extremes — tropical in the east, dry desert in the west and the stunning frigid Andes Mountains.

Marcelo comes from Ilo, a small city on the coast in southern Peru. He says it is beautiful. There are four in his family. His father, who serves as president of the local Rotary Club, is a builder. In addition, he and Marcelo’s mother own and operate a hotel and restaurant. He also has a sister back home who is a year older. She has had a son since Marcelo left on exchange, so Uncle Marcelo is eager to meet his nephew and teach him how to surf, one of his favorite pastimes.

Marcelo studied engineering in college for one year before coming to the United States. When he returns, he is considering changing course and studying theater and cinema.

He highlighted some of the cuisine he enjoys at home, including ceviche, raw fish marinated in citrus juice. He also shared some the folk culture such as the elegant Paso Horse and Marinera Dance.

Marcelo found a warm welcome in Northfield. He was surprised to find our fall milder than he anticipated. He reserved a huge “gracias” for his host families who have made him feel so at home during the year.


Mini-Classification:

Pat O’Neill focused on his family for this tour of duty. His wife, Dawn, teaches art at Greenvale Elementary School. John, their oldest son, is an ophthalmology resident at the University of Minnesota. Regan is working in technology and web programming, and their daughter, Meara, is working in marketing in Chicago.


Good Neighbor:

Judy Code was named the Rotary Good Neighbor of the Year for 2015. She was recognized for her work to beautify Northfield. A retired teacher, Judy has been active with the Northfield Garden Club for a long time. She can be seen downtown weeding flower gardens on Bridge Square, around the library and other public spaces. She has created a butterfly garden, is creating a dragonfly garden and is working on the Arts Corridor Project. Judy received an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship and a $200 stipend.    

 

 

Presentation:
Northfield High School was recognized for its contributions to the success of our Youth Exchange Program. The administration’s flexibility in accommodating student needs is appreciated, said Vicki Dilley. As a token of appreciation, this year’s exchange students gave flags from their respective countries to the high school. Accepting for the high school were Superintendent Chris Richardson, Principal Joel Leer, Director of Administrative Services Matt Hillmann and Director of Technology Services Kim Briske.


 

Guests: Judy and Mark Code (Zweifel), Norm Umberto (Weber) and Joel Leer (C. Richardson), Marcelo’s host parents: Karen and Cam Davidson, Pete Carlson and Mark Heiman; and lots of Marcelo’s high school friends (Marcelo).

 

Scholarship Enhancement: Too Good to be True Jim Pokorney

 

Announcements:
— Matt Hillmann still needs Rides to RYLA for two high school students on Friday, April 24. Camp St. Croix is near Hudson, Wis. If you can help, see Matt.

— Art Monoghan was the big winner in our inaugural NCAA Men’s Basketball Pool. We had 64 participate, which netted $320 for the club and $320 for Art.

— Jan Stevens noted several local events last week that commemorated the 150th anniversary of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the assassination of President Lincoln on April 12, 1865.

Outbound Exchange Students
2015-16

Beimers, Henry – Norway

Beimers, William – Brazil

Carlson, Samuel -Argentina

Estrada, Gabriella – France

Hahn, Erin – Thailand

Hodel, Christoph – Indonesia

Kelley, Caitlin – Chile

Lunderby, Jack – Brazil

Mandsager, Erik – Zimbabwe

Martinez, Odalys – Japan

Muir, Mason – Taiwan

Olson, Josiah – Colombia

Regnier, Eli – Brazil

Rodriguez-Vazquez,Leslie – Brazil

Scheffert, Jenna – Italy

Seitz, Zoe – Denmark

Washburn Chapman, AhnaCole – South Africa

Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil.

 


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

April 30 — Jodi Greene, Deputy Under-Secretary of the Navy (Policy) (Madigan)

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Join us for Healthy Kids Day on April 25

Laura Baker Services Association - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:39pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways. Stop by Laura Baker’s booth on Saturday, April 25 at Bridgewater Elementary from 9 am – noon. http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Recreation-6

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National Library Week Drawing Contest

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:49pm
In celebration of National Library Week, April 12 - April 19, the Library has joined Culver’s® of Northfield in the “Unlimited Possibilities”drawing contest for children ages 4 to 11.Every child who completes a drawing will receive a token for a free single scoop of Culver’s Fresh Frozen Custard and will also be entered into a random drawing to win a Scoopie Kids meal certificate. Bring your finished drawings back to the children’s desk or turn them in at Culver’s.

The drawing contest encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite book characters. Children can enter the contest by picking up drawing sheets at the children’s desk.
Drawings will be displayed at the Northfield Culver's through the month of April.
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Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:54am

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Taiko Drumming this Sunday!

Laura Baker Services Association - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:36pm

LBSA will be hosting a taiko drumming group for clients in collaboration with the St. Olaf Taiko drummers this Sunday, April 12th at 1pm in Millis Dining Room. Hope to see you there!

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Scholarship Opportunity

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:55am

The Knights of Columbus Council 1516 will be awarding $500 scholarships to two high school seniors from St. Dominic or Annunciation parishes.  Scholarships will be issued at the start of the second semester of the first year of post-secondary school to offset the cost of books and supplies.  Applications will be available at the parish office, on the parish website, and at the Northfield High School Guidance Office.  Application deadline is Friday, May 8th, 2015, and scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Baccalaureate breakfast in May.  Questions? Please call:  Dave Miller, 612-423-1905.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.09.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:16pm

Today: Marcelo, Inbound Exchange Student (O’Neill X 2)

Birthdays: Rotarians across the globe

Next Week: Beth Berry, TORCH, (Hillmann)

Last Week:

Kevin Born calls it “missionary work.” He is promoting an innovative piece of farm machinery that limits soil erosion, reduces fertilizer applications and cuts time and expenses by using a one-pass field technique. He thinks it will be a key to feeding the projected nine billion people who will populate the globe by 2050.

Kevin is the chief executive officer of Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc., a Faribault-based manufacturer of conservation tillage and nutrient management equipment. The company’s product is the brain-child of a Cannon City farmer, Mark Bauer, and his wife, who sought to build a better mouse trap. What emerged is the SoilWarrior, a machine that strikes a balance between conventional tillage and no tillage, and, using GPS, limits fertilizer use by targeting application to where the plants will be growing.

Kevin says the machine protects the soil by not only limiting erosion, but by reducing soil compaction and reducing the decline in soil biology. It also protects waterways by minimizing soil erosion and fertilizer runoff.

The company has been in business for about 10 years.

Selling directly to farmers, they have machines in 18 U.S. states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Despite it being a home-grown product, Kevin said Minnesota farmers have not been early adopters.

Mini-Classification:

Rich Lorang is still a veterinarian. When he is not working with small animals in his clinic in Dundas, he is hunting fishing, bee-keeping, running or kayaking.

He has been practicing in the Dundas-Northfield area since 1998. He and his wife, Virginia, have three children. Zach, 26, is married and works as a Russian interpreter; Sam, 25, is an illustrator, and their daughter, Mary, is graduating from Iowa State this spring and moving on to a graduate program in psychology at the University of Denver.

New Members: Paul Krause, film-maker (Sinning), Elizabeth Child, executive director of Northfield Area United Way (Estenson) and Jayne Hager-Dee, former extension service administrator (Prowe) were formally inducted into the club. Welcome.

Guests: Former exchange students Nikolai Svendsen and Camilo Zuluago; Tuuli Tuomilehto; Natalie Mortensen, Environmental Tillage Systems; and Peg Nemo, Lakeville Rotary Club (Rich). 

Scholarship Enhancement: Beth Kallestad, come on down.

Announcements:
— Lilly Noble and Nathaniel Urke are this year’s student representatives to Rotary’s Camp RYLA, a youth leadership development experience. Jane Ludwig, who attended last year, will also be back as a junior counselor. They will need transportation to the camp near Hudson, Wis. on April 24. You must be a certified volunteer to do this. If you can help, see Matt Hillmann.

— Charlie Cogan alerted us to a story on polio eradication that was published in Monday’s Star Tribune. It is his prose, elegantly edited by Betsy Spethmann.

— Elizabeth Child is looking for members who would be willing to talk about their philanthropic impulses to a student from Carleton College. The students are doing a study for the Northfield Area United Way. Elizabeth needs to know soon if you are interested.

— Richard Maus encouraged us to find and view last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” segment on using DNA from the polio virus to fight cancer.

2015-16 Outbound Exchange Students 

  • Beimers, Henry – Norway
  • Beimers, William – Brazil
  • Carlson, Samuel -Argentina
  • Estrada, Gabriella – France
  • Hahn, Erin – Thailand
  • Hodel, Christoph – Indonesia
  • Kelley, Caitlin – Chile
  • Lunderby, Jack – Brazil
  • Mandsager, Erik – Zimbabwe
  • Martinez, Odalys – Japan
  • Muir, Mason – Taiwan
  • Olson, Josiah – Colombia
  • Regnier, Eli – Brazil
  • Rodriguez-Vazquez,Leslie – Brazil
  • Scheffert, Jenna – Italy
  • Seitz, Zoe – Denmark
  • Washburn Chapman, AhnaCole – South Africa
  • Woitalla, Jessica – Brazil


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

April 23 — Sister Monique Godde, Former Exchange Student (Brown-Wescott)

April 30 — Jodi Greene, Deputy Under-Secretary of the Navy (Policy) (Madigan)

May 7 — Paul Krause, Classification (Sinning)

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Cogan pens editorial

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:06pm

Northfield Rotarian Charlie Cogan wrote an op-ed article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighting Rotary’s work nearly eradicating polio in Africa. 

“While the United States struggles to contain the growing measles outbreak, the whole continent of Africa is on the verge of eradicating another infectious disease, the crippling polio virus. Over the last 30 years, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have made remarkable progress toward a polio-free world, reducing global polio cases by 99 percent.”

Click here to read the full article.

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  Northfield Rotarian Charlie

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:52pm

 

Northfield Rotarian Charlie Cogan wrote an op-ed article for the Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighting Rotary’s work nearly eradicating polio in Africa. 

“While the United States struggles to contain the growing measles outbreak, the whole continent of Africa is on the verge of eradicating another infectious disease, the crippling polio virus. Over the last 30 years, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have made remarkable progress toward a polio-free world, reducing global polio cases by 99 percent.”

Click here to read the full article.

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Grounds Cleanup

St. Dominic - Church News - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:25am

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean up the church grounds.  We will be doing this on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8:00 am.  Please bring rakes, shovels, trimmers, etc. and meet at the church.  Thank you!

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Youth Alive Planning Meeting

St. Dominic - Church News - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:33pm

Calling all adults that enjoy spending time with our youth!  There will be a meeting in the social hall Sunday, April 12th, after the 8:00 AM Mass to plan the upcoming calendar for Youth Alive, grades 6-12.  Please come with ideas for activities and a willingness to help with those activities.  If you are interested or have ideas but cannot make it, please notify Allyson or Deb.

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French Film Festival at Carleton

Northfield Arts Town - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 2:06pm

Carleton College hosts The Tournées Festival, a festival of new French films, April 6-22, 2015. Six French films will be shown on Mondays and Wednesdays during Carleton’s spring academic term at the Weitz Center Cinema to celebrate French cinema and culture. The festival is free and open to the public.

Carleton is one of 30 colleges and universities nationwide selected to receive a grant to participate in this year’s Tournées Festival. The festival is a program of the FACE foundation (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The program distributes close to $200,000 in grants annually to encourage colleges and universities to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals.

Now in its 19th year, The Tournées Festival offers a wide variety of films that represent the best of contemporary French cinema. The films span generational and geographic borders, offer a range of genres and subjects, and showcase innovations in both style and storytelling.

Screenings:

  • Monday, April 6: La Vénus à la Fourrure (Venus in Fur), 2013
  • Wednesday, April 8: GriGris, 2013
  • Monday, April 13: La Grande Illusion, 1937
  • Wednesday, April 15: Le Passé (The Past), 2013
  • Monday, April 20: La Danse (The Dance), 2009
  • Wednesday, April 22: Couleur de peau: Miel (Approved for Adoption), 2012
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City of Northfield does another controlled burn around the Hidden Valley Park pond

Valley Pond Townhome Association - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 11:33am

A crew hired by the City of Northfield did a controlled burn around the Hidden Valley Park pond yesterday afternoon:

My photo album from the 2010 burn shows the burn as it was happening.

 

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