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Jerry Johnson & Inga Johnson…no, not Oslo, but Northfield

Look through the area phone books and you’ll find quite a number of Johnsons, including a few Jerry Johnsons, and probably an Inga or two.  But it’s THAT Jerry Johnson, who plays guitar, and his daughter, Inga, who plays the fiddle.  They’re kicking off their Easter Weekend and our Weekend Update with a performance this Friday in downtown Northfield, MN.

Friday, April 18th: Jerry Johnson & Inga Johnson, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; RJ Blu, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and Jud Haily, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Froggy Bottoms River Pub.

Saturday, April 19th: Wake-Robin, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Bitterweet; Cassandra Crandell, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Maddie Hargis, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Art Vandalay, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and Optimum Trajectory, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Sunday, April 20th: Happy Easter!

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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.17.2014

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:33pm

Today: Tami O’Brien, Director of Northfield Hospital’s Cancer Care & Infusion Center (S. Richardson)

Birthdays: Wayne Abdella (4/17) and John Fossum (4/19)

Next Week: Vicki Langer, Classification, (Williams)

Last Week:

And this news just in: We’re all going to die. And if you really want your affairs in order when the curtain falls, we should all be thinking about advance health care planning, sometimes referred to as “living wills.”

Susan Lohmann, director of Social Services at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, said this planning shouldn’t be left for the end of life. It is something any adult should do now. By writing down your preferences and identifying an advocate should you not be able to speak for yourself, you are giving a gift to your loved ones, who otherwise are left to guess how you would like your last days to go. It can spare you, the patient, unnecessary medical interventions and their associated costs, both financial and human.

Unfortunately, this is an under-utilized process. Many of us are uncomfortable talking about end-of-life care, and we avoid committing our wishes to paper. But as Susan explains, it is the responsible thing to do.

The conversation that precedes completion of the document can be a meaningful experience. The reflection and understanding that comes from articulating your values and beliefs make the exercise valuable.

The major issues to considerare whether or not to resuscitate, whether or not to receive nutrition and be hydrated, whether you want to be in a hospital or at home and what kind of comfort care do you desire.

Advance healthcare planning invites us to accept our mortality, let go and make decisions that will allow us to die with dignity.

For more on this topic, Susan recommends reading “Hard Choices for Loving People” by Hank Dunn. Susan can be reached at lohmanns@northfieldhospital.org.

Mini-Classification:

Barry Carlson hails from the Lutefisk Capital of the World, the other Madison, Madison, Minnesota. When he wasn’t soaking cod in lye, he was playing tennis.

He graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Social Work and Christian Education. He worked for Lutheran Brotherhood for 23 years before accepting a position as a development officer at St. Olaf. He now spends his time helping students have the great experience he had as an Ole.

He met his wife, Cindy, while working at Lutheran Brotherhood. They have three adult sons. Barry said his claim to fame is having gone toe-to-toe with Edina in the state high school tennis championship his senior year in high school.

Paul Harris Fellowship: Richard Collman was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Dave Brown reminded us that the 50 percent match is now available for those who want to take advantage of it.

Last Week’s Guests: Lynn Miland (Fenton); our students: Yoshino, Gunho, Lucas and Rodolfo.

Scholarship Enhancement: Barry Carlson

Announcements:

David Philips of Cincinnati Strives, a successful job-readiness, job-support initiative, will be our headliner Thursday, May 1, for Invite a Guest to Rotary Day. Members are encouraged to bring a guest that day. The cost of the guest meal will be $5. Be prepared to commit next week, so we can prepare for a surge of guests on May 1.

The board is inviting members to participate in a conversation about a longer term approach to fundraising. A committee is being formed. If you would like to be a member, let President Prichard know. Limited resources constrain our ability to support local service projects, President Prichard said. More funds translate into more projects.

We need a couple of volunteers to transport two high school students to and from Camp RYLA later this month. The camp begins on Friday, April 25 in Hudson, Wis. The students need to be picked up in St. Paul on Tuesday, April 29. To be a volunteer driver, you need to complete the Rotary Child Protection Training, which is available on our web site. If you can help, contact Matt Hillmann.

Jean Wakely needs us to declare our attendance at the May 1 Bon Voyage social/dinner 5 p.m. at Laura Baker School. The cook needs to know how many turkeys to corral for the occasion. We will be hosting a farewell for the visiting Swedish GSE team and a send-off for our district’s GSE team, which will be visiting Sweden.

President Prichard announced that the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting a seminar on “healthcare affordability” on Thursday, April 24. Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger will be one of the speakers.

Coming Up

May 1 — INVITE A GUEST DAY. David Phillips, Cincinnati Works, (Blaha)
May 8 — Kari Berit, The Unexpected Caregiver, (Pederson)
May 15 – No meeting

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Knights of Columbus College Scholarship

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:13pm

The Knights of Columbus Council 1516 will be awarding two $500 scholarships to two high school seniors from either 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. The application form is below; please note that it is two pages.  Applications are also available at the parish office and the high school Guidance Office.  Application deadline is Friday, May 9th, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Breakfast in May.   Questions: Dave Miller at 507- 645-8480 or at 612-423-1905.

KC Scholarship – Page 1

KC Scholarship – Page 2

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Committee meeting night

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:05am

All parish committees meet Tuesday, April 22, beginning with dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Please forward your meal count to the parish office, 645-8816, by Thursday, April 17.

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Holy Week Schedule

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:20am

Holy Thursday, April 17: Bilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 PM. Eucharistic adoration in the lower level of the church from 8 PM until midnight. A meal, sponsored by the Hispanic Community, will be served at 8 PM in the O’Gara Social Hall. (Tickets: $3 each available at the Parish Office.) Rice Bowls may be turned in beginning with the Holy Thursday Mass.

Good Friday, April 18: Bilingual liturgy at 7 PM. A collection for the Holy Land will be taken up at this liturgy.

Holy Saturday, April 19: Bilingual Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 8:15 PM.

Easter Sunday, April 20: Masses will be celebrated at 8 and 10:30 AM and Misa at 12:30 PM.

 

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Wedding Coordinator Needed

First United Church of Christ - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:02am

First UCC is looking for a wedding coordinator.  This person works with couples before and on the day of their ceremony at First UCC, helping them coordinate wedding details.  The wedding coordinator is a great help to couples and to officiants.  An honorarium is provided per event.  Please contact the church office you are interested.

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Schedule of Anointing Masses

St. Dominic - Church News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:52am

The Lord shows great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commands his followers to do the same. In our Catholic tradition the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick. Anointing will take place at the Hospital on Wednesday, April 23, at Three Links on Friday, April 25, at the 8 AM Mass Sunday, April 27, and at the Northfield Retirement Center on Wednesday, May 7.
During the Sunday morning Mass, there will be a blessing of prayer shawls and prayer shawl ministers. These prayerful ministers create a shawl, that is a gift of comfort and peace for those receiving, a reminder of the loving presence of God. You are welcome to bring your prayer shawls from home.

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Palm Sunday Passion Narrative 4/13/14

First United Church of Christ - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:32pm

Please click here to listen to the passion narrative according to the Gospel of Matthew.

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HCI Invests in Youth – Read about this month’s Investing in Youth Grant recipients

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:09am

At their March 2014 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.

Funded projects included:

WEB Community Service Event
Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a transition program at the Northfield Middle School where 8th graders support 6th graders throughout the school year.  The 8th grade WEB leaders are planning a service event to benefit the Northfield community.  For this event, service projects will include: making cards for the local elderly; making polar fleece blankets to benefit the humane society; outside clean-up at school and a nearby nature area; and more.

After Prom Party
The After Prom Party is an event planned by parents of high school juniors in Northfield. It provides a safe, fun, and chemical-free place for all Northfield juniors and seniors (regardless of whether or not they went to Prom) to continue the celebration after the Prom ends.  There will be many activities, including bowling, casino games, bingo, prize drawings, and lots of food.  The event will take place after Prom on May 3rd. Doors open at midnight, and the event runs from 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.  This event is held at the Jesse James Lanes in Northfield.

The Making Ties Project
The youth on the Community Resource Bank’s Junior Board of Directors are planning a service project that involves creating small tie blankets for young patients at the Northfield Hospital.  These personal-sized blankets will be distributed to children in long-term care, the Emergency Room, and other areas of need.

Exposure to College Trip
Teachers of the Northfield High School 9th Grade Academy have planned a field trip to four different colleges:  a four-year public college, a four-year private college, a community college, and a technical/vocational college.  The field trip is connected with the 9th Grade Academy’s exploration of students’ Sparks (an HCI-supported initiative).

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The Cinco de Mayo Celebration has become an annual event at the Northfield Middle School.  This event is for all middle school families and is meant to bring the Latino and non-Latino communities together to celebrate.  This event, scheduled for May 5th, will include authentic Mexican food, cultural entertainment, and many activities.

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HCI offers Investing in Youth grants to projects and activities that:

  • provide the opportunity for young people to develop positive intergenerational relationships with caring adults and/or
  • connect Northfield youth with their communities (ex. neighborhood, school, wider Northfield)

Applications are reviewed monthly and are due by the 8th of the month.  Visit www.northfieldhci.org/investinginyouthgrants for more information and to access the easy-to-complete application.

Funding for the HCI Investing in Youth grants program comes from the Northfield Hospital & Clinics and Northfield Area United Way.

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SAVE THE DATE! NORTHFIELD’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

First United Church of Christ - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:02am

FRIDAY & SATURDAY APRIL 25th& 26th

Join Free Workshops and Activities on Sat. April 26th

Make goat cheese and goat soap, sew snack bags, attend a solar tour, make a felted wool project Plant seedlings in the Arb and more!

At 5pm on Sat.4-26 join us for entertainment & a free soup supper- community potluck at the Weitz Center. After supper visit local sustainability stations. Bring your instruments and voice- we will end the day with a community jam session.

Registration required: starts 3-24 for 4-26 activities/soup: www.transitionnorthfield.org

“Community Solar 101”
Friday April 25th Free presentation & evening coffee
6:30p-8pm – First UCC- 300 Union St
Registration for Fri 4.25 begins now at:www.transitionnorthfield.org

All Are Welcome-Hope to See You There!

Questions? northfieldearthday@gmail.com

Sponsored by:

*Transition Northfield * First UCC * The Center for Community and Civic Engagement- Carleton * CRWP
*Just Food Coop * All Energy Solar * Northfield Rotary Club * Organic Farming Works * Life Skills Education * Eco Gardens * Thousand Hills
*Montessori Children’s House * Sustane Natural Fertilizer

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The Chronicle 4/10/14

First United Church of Christ - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:57am

Please click here for the 4/10/14 issue of The Chronicle.

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Revised VPTA members information document posted; password changed

Valley Pond Townhome Association - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:22pm

We’ve gotten much better in recent months at keeping the VPTA members information document updated.  It includes the name, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of nearly all VPTA members.

We place this document on a password-protected Members page here on our website.  If you’re a current VPTA member and would like access to this document, request the password via our Contact page.

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It’s (Finally) Spring in Downtown Northfield, MN

It’s warm, sunny…and all that white stuff is gone.  What more reason do you need to come down(town) and enjoy the actual, not just theoretical, change in seasons.  As always, there’s a whole lot of fun things to do this weekend in downtown Northfield, MN.

Friday, April 11: Piano Duo Recital (Richard Collman and David Miller), 3:30 p.m., Northfield Retirement Community Chapel; Tuition Daddies, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; A Night of 10,000 Laughs, 6:30 p.m., Grand Event Center; Open Mic Night, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Froggy Bottoms River Pub; Oh, What a Lovely War!, 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theater on the St. Olaf College campus; The Cherry Orchard, 7:30 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; Veselica Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Dittmann Center Studio One on the St. Olaf College campus; Mark Kreitzer & Anthony Ihrig, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and Faculty Piano and Strings Recital, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., Concert Hall on the Carleton College campus.

Saturday, April 12th: Veselica Spring Concert, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dittman Center Studio One on the St. Olaf College campus; Luke Smith, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Contented Cow; The Cherry Orchard, 7:30 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; Oh, What a Lovely War!, 7:30 p.m., Kelsey Theater on the St. Olaf College campus; Rich Prenier, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; and The Charles Walker Band, 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Rueb’N'Stein.

Sunday, April 13th: The Cherry Orchard, 2:00 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; Opening Reception: Senior Show, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Flaten Art Museum on the St. Olaf College campus; Oh, What a Lovely War!, 2:00 p.m., Kelsey Theater on the St. Olaf College campus; Faculty Recital: Lawrence Archbold, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Concert Hall on the Carleton College campus; Gospel Choir, 3:30 p.m., Boe Memorial Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

 

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Visitation Ministry Training on May 10

First United Church of Christ - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:59am

Do you feel called to connect with elders in our community who are homebound, mobility-challenged, and/or managing illness? Then this training is for you! We are inviting Gloria Swanson, a geriatric pastoral care specialist, to lead a visitation ministry workshop on Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Topics covered will include: aging, religion, and spirituality; tips for visiting at home, hospital, or hospice; and boundaries and self-care. Refreshments will be provided.

A gifted teacher and speaker, Gloria presents seminars to a wide variety of audiences on issues of aging, the implications of Baby Boomers on congregations, senior ministries in the local church, developing lay ministries, and on death and dying. She is an Associate in Ministry with the ELCA and completed her graduate studies in aging and death education at the University of Minnesota. She is also a graduate of the Center for Aging, Religion and Spirituality at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and the Fairview Clinical Pastoral Education Center in Minneapolis.

Questions/RSVP to Abby.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.10.2014

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:36pm

Today: Susan Lohmann, Northfield Hospital & Clinics, Advanced Care Planning (Barry Carlson)

Birthdays: Megan Tsui (4/6)

Next Week: Tami O’Brien, Director of Northfield Hospital’s Cancer Care & Infusion Center (S. Richardson)

Last Week:

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin has a really big idea. He wants to bring the 2023 World’s Fair to Minnesota.

This is more than a dream. He is actively working with a consortium led by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to win the rights to host this global event and bring millions of visitors to the North Star State.

Regie would like Rotary Clubs across the state to be key partners in the event. He sees it is a great fit for an organization that is dedicated to bringing people together and building more understanding across cultures.

The most recent World’s Fair was held in Shanghai in 2010. Some 200 countries had exhibits that attracted 73 million visitors. Regie likes the rush of a project of this scale.

“I always get excited about big things like this,” he said.

It has been more than a generation since the World’s Fair was held in the United States. It’s time to bring it back, Regie said.

“The world wants to come to the U.S.,” he said. “They want the U.S. back in the international community.”

The bidding process requires patience and tenacity. A feasibility and economic impact study is being done this year. A bid must be submitted to the Bureau of International Expositions in 2015. A decision will be made in 2017. No other state is in the competition for 2023, although, both Texas and California are interested in future opportunities.

Regie sees a residual benefit for cities like Northfield. It would be a great opportunity to gain exposure and tell our story to a worldwide audience. Maybe we should bid on the cotton candy concession.


Last Week’s Guests: Jan Hanson, new Chief Financial Officer at St. Olaf College (Weber), and our snowbound students: Yoshino, Gunho, Lucas and Rodolfo.

Scholarship Enhancement: Mark Abbott

Announcements:

We need a couple of volunteers to transport two high school students to and from Camp RYLA later this month. The camp begins on Friday, April 25 in Hudson, Wis. The students need to be picked up in St. Paul on Tuesday, April 29. To be a volunteer driver, you need to complete the Rotary Child Protection Training, which is available on our web site. If you can help, contact Matt Hillmann.

Jean Wakely announced that there will be food and socializing aplenty on Thursday, May 1. We will be hosting a farewell for the visiting Swedish GSE team and a bon voyage for our district’s GSE team, which will be visiting Sweden, at the Laura Baker Association Dining Hall. It will begin at 5 p.m. with a social with a full turkey dinner to follow. Jean needs a head count soon, so please declare your intentions.

President Prichard announced that the St. Paul Sunrise Rotary Club will be hosting a seminar on “healthcare affordability” on Thursday, April 24. Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger will be one of the speakers.

Coming Up
April 24 — Vicki Langer, Classification, (Williams)
May 1 — David Phillips, Cincinnati Works, (Blaha)
May 8 — Kari Berit, The Unexpected Caregiver, (Pederson)
May 15 – No meeting

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February and March VPTA board minutes now posted

Valley Pond Townhome Association - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:12pm

The February and March minutes are now up, just in time for spring!

 

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Holy Week Schedule

First United Church of Christ - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:46pm

Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13 – 10:30 am Worship
NO supper or meditation on Wednesday, April 16
Maundy Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm worship
Good Friday, April 18 – 12:00 pm worship
Easter Sunday, April 20 – 8:30 am and 10:30 am (Coffee Hour to be held between services)

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Construction on Gym/Indoor Walking Track Begins – Still $2M to Raise!

Northfield YMCA - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:28am

Another milestone was reached as the Northfield community raised $7.3M towards the building of a YMCA.  $2M more to go to finish the project but we are able to begin construction on the gym, indoor walking track and family/special needs locker rooms.

Read the full article here.

Northfield News, April. 5, 2014

 

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