Calling All Artists: Art for City Hall

Northfield Arts Town - 2 hours 13 min ago

Calling all artists: The City of Northfield and its Arts and Culture Commission are soliciting artists interested in having their artwork displayed at City Hall. The artwork may be for sale or on loan, and the application deadline is Friday, January 30.

Exhibition Dates: February 19, 2015 – August 20, 2015.

Medium: Any 2-D or free-standing 3-D medium, no electronic (limited space for 3-D)

  • All art must be framed and/or completely ready for installation. The works will be secured.
  • All art must measure no more than 5 feet on its largest dimension.

Insurance: Artists will carry their own insurance or sign a waiver.

Images and information:

  • Submit images of up to 3 works of art on a cd or electronically.
  • Make each image 7 inches on the longest side and 300 dpi
  • Include the art details: name of artist, title of art piece, medium, size, year completed, sale price
  • Submit your name, mailing address for the notification letter, telephone number, and e-mail address

Images may be submitted in person or via US mail:

  • The Arts and Culture Commission
    C/O Northfield Public Library
    210 Washington Street
    Northfield, MN 55057

Images may be submitted electronically to


  • Up to 3 images on a cd or submitted electronically
  • Information about the art
  • Contact information for the artist, including mailing address


  • Submission deadline January 30
  • Notification February 5
  • Delivery of work February 19 (or make other arrangements)

All applicants must be 18 years old or older and a resident of Northfield or the surrounding area.

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Northfield Skateboard Coalition - 4 hours 33 min ago
At their meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Northfield City Council unanimously passed a resolution approving the location, concept design, and budget for the skatepark. You can watch the video of the meeting here. The resolution authorizes the transfer of $50,000 from the General fund to the Park fund to fund the park, and allocates a Park fund balance of $11,537 toward construction of the park. This additional funding will be added to the initial $60,000 allocated by the Council in january 2013 and to the more than $72,000 raised by the Coalition. The resolution concludes that "the budget presented allows the Skateboard Park to be constructed in 2015."

The Northfield City Council voting unanimously to approve the skatepark.

Design work on the skatepark, including preparation of construction documents, is set to be completed in February, with the project going out for bids in March. Construction could begin in May. 

Gavin L. speaking at the open mic in favor of the skatepark. 
Ruth A. speaking in favor of the skatepark. City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller looks on.
Eric T. speaking at the open mic.
Applause as the resolution passes unanimously.
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Cana Dinner

St. Dominic - Church News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:29am

Mark your calendars for this year’s Cana Dinner on Sunday, February 15th! All married couples are invited to attend this event titled “Supplement your marriage with a healthy boost of laughter!” Enjoy an evening of wine, a romantic candlelit dinner and to fit this year’s theme, entertainment by Glen Everhart, a musician, comedian and happily married man.  You may register at the parish office with a payment of $40.00.  Registration will occur after masses on the weekends of 1/31-2/1 and 2/7-2/8.


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St. Dominic School Open House

St. Dominic - Church News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:27pm

“When you visit the school, I’m sure you’ll be as proud of our students as we are. What helps make their accomplishments possible is the dedication and commitment of our teachers, staff, administrators, board members, parents and volunteers. I’m thankful for them every day, but I want to make a point—at this special time of year for Catholic schools—of publicly extending my deepest appreciation to everyone who makes our school a success.”  ~Vicki Kalina Marvin, Principal

St. Dominic School will be holding an Open House on Thursday, January 29 from 4-7 pm.  All families with preschool-8th grade children are invited to attend.  For more information about the school, visit their website.


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Picture Frames Needed!

St. Dominic - Church News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:29pm

The 10th grade confirmation groups are in need of picture frames, between the sizes of 8X10 and 17X20, for a project they are doing at their upcoming retreat. If you have some you can donate, please drop them off at the parish office by January 30.


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Newsletter for Spring, 2015

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:09pm

This is the version of the latest newsletter which was sent by postal mail on Jan. 27, 2015.    It is more economical for CVEC to read it here!

Web newsletter, Jan. 2015

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Youth Alive Movie Night

St. Dominic - Church News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:20am

St. Dominic youth grades 6-12, give your parents a night off.  Meet in the social hall after 5pm Mass January 31st.  We’ll eat popcorn, watch a movie and order pizza from Domino’s.  Please bring $2 to offset the  cost of pizza and  something comfortable to sit on.


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Program Planning Coming Right Up

League of Women Voters Northfield - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:43pm

Our adept and experienced facilitator Teena Keiser has agreed to lead our Program Planning meeting Saturday morning, January 31st at the Senior Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield. We’ll gather for social time at 9:30 am and begin working on program at 10:00. Program Planning is at the heart of the League’s mission of educating voters and enabling people to take part in democracy.

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Pancake Breakfast – January 25

St. Dominic - Church News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:26pm

The St. Dominic School Athletic Committee invites all parishioners and guests to a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 25, 8 am – 12 pm, in the O’Gara Social Hall. Tickets are $6, children 4 and under are free. Proceeds from the breakfast help support our school’s athletic teams.


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February's TAB meeting.

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:28pm
Our next TAB meeting is Monday, Feb.2 at 7 pm in the library's meeting room.  We will discussing the library renovation, teen materials in the library, the summer reading program and interim library services.  
Treats and good conversation included.  New members ALWAYS welcome!
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February "I LOVE TO READ" News and Calendar

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:27pm

Click on them to enlarge.
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God’s Love and Forgiveness

St. Dominic - Church News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:22am

Fr. Denny will be presenting this two-part mini-series on God’s reaction to sin and sinners, Tuesdays January 27 and February 3 from 7-8:30pm in the lower level of St. Dominic Church.  All are invited.


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Rotary Cogwheel | 01.22.2015

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:20pm

Today: Liz Blanchard, Northfield Women’s Center (Amerman)

Birthdays: Rotarians everywhere

Next Week: Lydia shares her youth exchange experience.

Last Week:
Why do 180 million Pakistanis tolerate the Taliban and its radical Islamic message? Ramiz Allawala, a principal in Gulfstone Leadership Training and a native Pakistani, says it’s complicated.

The oil shocks of the ‘70s that made Saudi Arabia a fabulously wealthy country, the United States decision to arm the Mujahideen to oppose the Soviet Union’s incursion into Afghanistan, and an internecine struggle within the Muslim world have painted Pakistan into a corner, creating a “perfect recipe” for an army of religious warriors.

The Saudis used their oil profits to export a conservative Islamic theology. The schools they funded in poor countries like Pakistan provided the only educational opportunity for children. They nurtured several generations, Ramiz said, who grew up exposed to radical Islamic ideas and carry antipathy toward Western culture.

Modern Pakistani culture has been shaped by a series of occupations over 3,000 years. What has emerged in the 21st century, according to Ramiz, is an eclectic, often self-defeating culture that values hospitality and family above all else, but is governed, in the end, by a sense of fatalism. All of this has created space for the propagation of the Taliban message with no room for competing ideas,

Pakistani culture requires deference to elders, said Ramiz. Their intense regard for hospitality allows radical proselytes to be invited in to the household. The entire family is subjected to the Taliban’s message, and no one challenges it.

He also said an amendment to a Congressional act in 1991 forced the United States to cut ties with Pakistan because of their pursuit of a nuclear capability. Prior to that most of Pakistan’s military officers were trained in the United States. We no longer have the benefit of that cross-cultural contact.

Behind the image of the bearded, gun-toting Taliban fighter, Ramiz said there are well-educated, sophisticated people working on the Taliban’s behalf, people who know how to exploit today’s technology.

The Taliban’s calculated attack on a Peshawar school in December that left 145 students dead was Pakistan’s 9/11 event, Ramiz said. He said he thought it might spark a wide-spread repudiation of the Taliban, but he is not optimistic that Pakistan is ready for that.

Guests: Camilo Zuluaga, a former exchange student from Colombia (Halvorson), Karen Allawala (Taylor), Deb Anderson (Anderson) and Faye Caskey (Caskey).

Scholarship Enhancement: Giulia Mercanti


—- Northfield is launching a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” program to provide support for veterans and their families. A kickoff meeting is set for Monday March 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northfield Armory. Organizers are looking for any kind of professional or service work that would make life easier for these families. If you have questions, contact Virginia Kaczmarek.

—- Charlie Cogan reported that The Key has been recognized with this year’s Northfield Human Rights Award. The youth organization was recognized earlier this week at a gathering on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Corrine Smith, a member of the Northfield Human Rights Commission, told the Northfield News that The Key is a “remarkably diverse community.”

“It’s where youth of all backgrounds can find common ground,” she said. “It is a place where each individual’s worth is affirmed and perspective respected.”

Rotary has had an ongoing partnership with The Key over the last few years and we have collaborated on several fundraising initiatives.

—- Lynne Pederson thanked Rotarians for delivering Meals-On-Wheels.

—- Todd Thompson thanked those who helped him raise $10,000 through a crowd-funded campaign to teach music at schools in Guatemala. He will leave in February.

—- Rotary has sent a letter to the City Council in support of the skateboard park at Old Memorial Field. Skateboarding is an athletic activity the Rotary supports, and these facilities have been a longtime coming.

Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on Youtube: NorthfieldRotaryClubVideos

Coming Up:

Feb. 5 — Sten Johanson, Delfi to Denmark (Willgohs)

Feb. 12 — Mary Jo Christofaro and Erica Zweifel, Northfield Solar Project (Zweifel)

Feb. 19 — TBA

Feb. 26 — Philipy inbound exchange student (Quinnell)

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Cool Cash for Education Raffle

St. Dominic - Church News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:16am

The Cool Cash for Education Raffle is a Progressive Cash Raffle held in conjunction with Saints Night Out, the St. Dominic School annual auction fundraiser. A maximum of 300 tickets at $100 each will be sold. Winner need not be present to win.

Tickets will be sold after all Masses January 24-25.

Anyone 18 or over can purchase a ticket via cash or check. Individuals, couples, businesses or a group of people pooling their funds can purchase tickets. Tickets are $100 each, you can purchase as many as you’d like. Mail your payment to St. Dominic School, c/o Raffle Committee, 216 Spring St. N., Northfield, MN 55057. Checks should be payable to St. Dominic School; please write Cash Raffle on the memo line. Approximately 2 weeks after receipt of payment, the actual numbered raffle ticket stub will be mailed to the purchaser.

If 300 tickets are not sold prior to Saints Night Out, the tickets will be available for purchase that night. The drawings will be held during the live auction. Click here for the full prize listing.

Questions?  Contact Heidi Kram.

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Skateboard Coalition at City Hall and on KYMN

Northfield Skateboard Coalition - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:15pm
The Skateboard Coalition made a presentation at the City Council work session on Tuesday night, January 13. The Council is scheduled to vote on the location, conceptual design, and budget for the park at their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 20.

The Skateboard Coalition's presentation to the Northfield City Council on January 13.
Meanwhile, Kari Nelson, one of the Coalition's adult advisors, spoke to KYMN's Jeff Johnson about the skatepark on Thursday morning, January 15. You can find a link to their conversation here
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International Film Screenings at Carleton

Northfield Arts Town - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:40pm

Carleton College’s International Film Forum returns for winter 2015, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series runs through March, culminating in a four-day Festival of Chilean and Argentine Cinema. All screenings are free and open to the public.

The International Film Forum is a group dedicated to the viewing and studying of foreign films, developed thought a partnership between the Carleton departments of arts, cinema and media studies, and languages. The screenings are often preceded by a presentation by the director of the film, a Carleton professor, or a knowledgeable guest—and then followed by a short discussion session.

Upcoming films during the term include:

  • Monday, Jan. 12: “Exhibition” (UK, 2013, 104 min.), directed by Joanna Hogg.
  • Monday, Jan. 19: “Hero” (China, 2002, 99 min.), directed by Zhang Yimou.
  • Monday, Jan. 26: “Señorita extraviada” (Mexico, 2001, 74 min), directed by Lourdes Portillo.
  • Monday, Feb. 2: “Things Left Behind” (Japan, 2013, 80 min.), directed by Linda Hoaglund. A Skype session with the director will follow the screening.
  • Monday, Feb. 9: “The Return to Homs” (Syria/Germany, 2013, 94 min.), directed by Talal Derki.
  • Monday, Feb. 16: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Thailand, 2010, 114 min.), directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
  • Monday, Feb. 23: “Jerichow” (Germany, 2008, 90 min.), directed by Christian Petzold.
  • Monday, Mar. 2 to Thursday, Mar. 5: Festival of Chilean and Argentine Cinema, featuring screenings of several films including “La voz en off” (Chile, 2014, 96 min.), directed by Cristián Jiménez. Other films pending selection.

The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at College and Third Streets in Northfield.

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