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Rotary Cogwheel | 08.25.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:49pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Today: Joel Wagar, Mill Towns Trails (Prowe)

Birthdays: Craig Ellingboe (8/22)

Next Week: Earl Weinmann, SCOPE Program (Lawlor)

Last Week:
Jim Hunt is our District #4 Governor. He worked in Prairie du Chein prior to moving to White Bear Lake. He’s held a number of positions for his local club and served in various project leadership roles. He led a GSE trip, made seven international trips for Rotary projects and attended three International conventions.

His talked about shared values of Rotarians. The Four-Way Test reflects the values that Rotarians affirm at every local meeting. They reflect the core values of International Rotary: fellowship, learning, leadership, friendship, service, integrity and diversity. He described how these values line up for him pointing out fellow Rotarians always have a basis for conversations with each other. He had us pair up and talk about our individual values with each other. He pointed out that our communities see the outcomes of what we do. He encouraged us to make Rotary as visible as possible and to recruit and inform others.

Polio Plus continues to be the strategic imperative; membership is the operational imperative. Rotary membership has slightly declined in recent years.  We aren’t as attractive to millennials as we were to previous generations. We need to design ways to encourage their participation, he said.

He discussed the role of the Rotary Foundation that is currently valued at $1billion. It effectively and efficiently grants funds for projects. The Foundation is noteworthy in that it uses .925 of every donated dollar to fund projects.

He invited us to thank or invite someone in the community with a note card he provided. He also reminded us that Amazon.smile.com will donate to the Foundation with each of our purchases.

Mini-Classification: Russ was born in Edina, MN, and grew up in Winona. He attended the University of Colorado in Denver where he majored in land surveying.  He owned his own business for six years followed by employment in a land surveying business.

Guests:
Five of our exchange students have arrived. They are: Nicolas Suarez from Columbia; Matteo Lombardo, Italy; Wanzita Ally, Tanzania; Daniel Chien, Taiwan; and Eric Kwun, South Korea. A number of host parents attended in addition to Hayes Scriven from the Northfield Historical Society.

Scholarship Enhancement: John Stull

Announcements:
Chris Weber heard from our Global Grant Scholar from Nepal. He has completed his Masters and will move on to a PhD program in Public Health.

Jim Hunt, District Governor, gave an award to the club for its work on Literacy.  Chris Weber accepted the award.

Alyssa Herzog Melby noted that the Northfield Arts Guild will host “Artists and Ale on August 27.

Jean Wakely encouraged Rotarians to sign up for volunteer posts at the Jesse James Day Bike Tour.

Michelle Lasswell thanked Russ Halvorson and Jean Wakely for filling in for her while she was on vacation.

Michelle noted that Tim Madigan and Virginia Kaczmarek were in the “Northfield News.” She encouraged everyone to consider attending the International Convention in 2017 June 10-17  in Atlanta, GA

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

September 8 — Bike Tour Volunteers

September 15 — ENT Gerard O’Halloran, MD, “What I Wish My Patients Knew” (Spethmann)

September 22 — Patrick Donahue, James J. Hill Center (K. Hargis)

September 29 — Joe Wakely, Clean Drinking Water in Guatemala (Halverson)

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Meet the Library Board-

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:25pm
The members of the Library Board show us their favorite books.Front rowJon Denison, Bill North, Audrey Battiste, Cynthia Terry, Pat Stenglein, Teresa JensenBack rowAmy Goerwitz, Sarah Weeks, Ryan Redetzke, Dan Riehle-Merrill, Liz Reppe.

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2nd Annual Art & Ale

Northfield Arts Town - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 11:48am

Saturday August 27th from 7pm to 11PM check out the 2nd annual Art & Ale party, a fundraiser that benefits the Northfield Arts Guild! Art & Ale features local craft and homebrew, adult “make and take” art activities, live music, and more! Several members of the local homebrew club, Milltown Mashers, will be sampling their concoctions, as well as Dundas’ own Meetinghall BreweryCollege City Beverage will also sample brews from other MN craft breweries. Decorate your own beer mug in our clay studio, or take one home that night from the pop-up gallery exhibition, MUGGED!

NAG member Martha Larson, owner of Hot Spot Music and founder of the Gypsy Jazz Jam Series, has coordinated a kickin’ line-up of local music, including headliner Gary Rue!

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Rain On Mars

Northfield Arts Town - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 11:27am

Paul Krause premieres his latest work, “Rain on Mars – Northfield Young Sculptors” at the Northfield High School Theater. The film documents the creation of the sculpture of the same name that now resides on Division street in front of the Northfield Public Library.

Paul followed the thirteen students for ten months as they worked diligently to make this happen. A great story of cooperation and mutual respect.

Beginning in 2011, the Northfield Arts & Culture Commission and the Northfield Public Schools began to collaborate with the goal of increasing visibility and value for the arts through the addition of public sculpture to the community. For three years now the Northfield Public Schools and the Arts and Culture Commission have received an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) for a high school sculpture project.

The Young Sculptors Project is made up of a team of artists including high school student artists, an established Northfield sculptor, and a college student apprentice. The artist and students meet to work weekly on the Young Sculptors Project sculpture in a classroom location at Northfield High School until May each year. The sculpture is then installed by the City of Northfield on a base in front of the Public Library. The artwork is displayed for one year and then moved to a courtyard sculpture garden at Northfield High School near the previous SEMAC sculptures.

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Try our app to search the library from your phone!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 9:53am
There is an easy and handy way to search our library catalog from anywhere! Try BOOKMYNE! 
Request and renew materials.
Manage your account.
Access any SELCO Library.
Scan ISBNs at a store and check to see if it's in the library. Scan the URL for more info and link to app store. FREE!

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The Teen Summer Reading Program is over!

TABleau (Northfield Public Library) - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:57pm
CONGRATS TO SOPHIA!
She won the TEEN SUMMER READING DRAWING for an iPad Mini-!
Her name was drawn from all the entries from all the containers!  If you won a prize, Ian will be contacting you soon!

Here is the entire list of gift certificate drawing winners!
Champion Sports: Alice Zhang, Clara LippertGoodbye Blue Monday: Rachel Cunningham, Dylan Nuebel, Jacob ReisterCocoa Bean: Quentin Prinzing, Nikolas Stofis, Victoria OwusuHideaway: Laura Rezac, Madeline MoserRagstock: Ainsley Nutt, Amy Runke

iPad: Sophia Schewe
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Rotary Cogwheel | 08.18.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:03am

Today’s Program | Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

Today: District Governor Jim Hunt (Halverson)

Birthdays: Leo Lawlor (8/15), Tim Madigan (8/16) and Richard Schulte (8/20).

Next Week: Joel Wagar, Mill Towns Trails (Prowe)

Last Week:

John Barbour, St. Olaf College Religion professor, treasures the personal diaries of his parents, Deane and Ian Barbour, which chronicle their 1948 work camp experience in Germany. The rest of us now have a chance to appreciate them as well, with the publication of “Toiling with the Defeated: 1948, US Diaries from the Ruins of WWII in Hamburg and Munster.”

John read a selection of beautifully written excerpts from the book, recounting camp details and impressions from his young, newly-married parents. They had joined thousands of other American, Dutch, and German students at the work camps, three years after the end of World War II. Students at the camps cleared rubble from bombed buildings, and sought understanding of and reconciliation with those who had been their enemies during the war. The 150 work camps in Germany and Europe were organized by Christian student organizations like the YMCA, Congregational Christian Service Committee and American Friends Service Committee.

John noted that while Ian provided rich factual information of post-war German life in his diaries, Deane wrote powerfully of moments and encounters that led her to ethical and religious reflection.

As college students, Deane studied theology and Ian theology and physics. Ian spent more than 30 years teaching at Carleton College and is widely credited with creating the contemporary field of science and religion and in 1999, was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize. Deane died in 2011, Ian in 2013.

Copies of “Toiling with the Defeated” are available via Print on Demand at www.LuLu.com, or by contacting Yogi Reppmann (yogireppmann@gmail.com).

Mini-Classification:
Yogi Reppmann used his mini-classification talk to recount the many connections that led him to the diaries of Deane and Ian Barbour. He met John Barbour for the first time at Ian’s funeral and John shared the diaries with Yogi, who would go on to become an enthusiastic supporter (and eventual co-editor) for the publication of “Toiling with the Defeated.”

Guests: A contingent of visitors hosted by Yogi, Nalongue Cogan (Stevens), Josie Dunn-Foster (Jen Dunn-Foster)

Scholarship Enhancement: Richard Maus

Announcements:
Jean Wakely noted an upcoming Rotary service opportunity – the West Africa Project Fair, October 18-26, 2016, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, which includes polio and eradication activities.  For more information visit the Howard Tours website at www.howardtours.net

Signup sheets for Bike Tour volunteers will be available each week at our Rotary meeting so you can easily volunteer to help.

Virginia Kaczmarek reminded everyone who hasn’t already completed the YMCA’s Community Needs Assessment Survey to please do so by Tuesday, Aug. 30. The short online survey is available from the northfieldymca.org website. Results will be shared with other Northfield organizations to help identify program and service needs not current addressed in the community.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania

Coming Up

September 1 — Earl Weinmann, SCOPE Program (Lawlor)

September 8 — Bike Tour Volunteers

September 15 — ENT Gerard O’Halloran, MD, “What I Wish My Patients Knew” (Spethmann)

September 22 — Patrick Donahue, James J. Hill Center (K. Hargis)

Quote of the Week:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

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Recovery’s Got Talent! Friday, August 19 at the Northfield Arts Guild

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 8:42am

Join this local competition to raise awareness about those in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. Now in its fourth year, Recovery’s Got Talent is open to anyone in Southern Minnesota — those in recovery and anyone who supports those who are!

Consider signing up for the contest or attending the show on Friday, August 19 at the Northfield Arts Guild. Spread the word!
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Rotary Cogwheel | 08.11.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:08pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Today: Jim Barbour, Diaries of Deane and Ian Barbour about 1948 work camp experience (Reppmann)

Birthdays: Elizabeth Child (8/8)

Next Week: District Governor Jim Hunt (Halverson)

Last Week:
We already knew that Rotarian Wendy Sivanich is physically strong since she is an award winning weight lifter. From her classification talk we learned that Wendy is emotionally strong as well.

Born in Bloomington, Minnesota, she grew up with multiple childhood challenges and yet emerged intact. Her parents divorced and she moved from Bloomington to Jordan, to Eden Prairie, to Excelsior and finally to Savage where she spent her high school years. Wendy’s experience with her blended families also had its challenges. Wendy was amazingly open about these experiences in her talk.

Wendy credits her camping experience at YMCA Camp Menogyn with helping her become more confident. She became interested in volleyball and enjoyed her experience at Burnsville High School, later enrolling at the University of St. Thomas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting in 1996.

Accounting and bookkeeping became Wendy’s vocation and a more organized person is hard to find. She has built her own bookkeeping consulting business and currently works as Payroll Specialist and Bookkeeper for Goodney & Associates, PA, Certified Public Accountants here in Northfield.

Wendy has been a longtime supporter of the Northfield Youth Choirs where she has served as Operations Manager. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Board for the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters.

Wendy is married to Rotarian Andrei Sivanich. They have two daughters, Katie and Maggie.

Mini-Classification:
Having provided two recent updates at club meetings, Rick Estenson elected to give an abbreviated mini-classification talk. Rick never brags about his commitment and service to our club, but we members do appreciate all that he does, including serving the District level youth exchange program, frequently hosting events at the Estenson Event Center, finding excellent new club members and volunteering in so many other ways. Thank you, Rick!

Guests: Wendy Jessen of Northfield Plumbing and Brent Nystrom of Rebound Enterprises

Scholarship Enhancement:. Bruce Morlan

Announcements:
Michael Leming, St. Olaf Professor Emeritus of Sociology/Anthropology, is our newest member.

Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania, one of this year’s incoming students, is a recipient of a special grant from Rotary providing funding for students who otherwise could not afford the exchange experience.

Signup sheets for Bike Tour volunteering will be available each week at our Rotary meeting so you can easily volunteer to help.

From two weeks ago

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea

Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania


Past Northfield Rotary Club meeting videos on YouTube

Coming Up

August 25 — Joel Wagar, Mill Towns Trails (Prowe)

September 1 — Earl Weinmann, SCOPE Program (Lawlor)

September 8 — Bike Tour Volunteers

September 15 — ENT Gerard O’Halloran, MD, “What I Wish My Patients Knew” (Spethmann)

Quote of the Week:
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

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Annual Gala: Saturday, December 3

Laura Baker Services Association - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 9:41am

Save the date for Laura Baker Services Association’s 2016 Gala! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 3.

Stay tuned for more information about sponsorship opportunities and tickets.

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New Northfield Reader photos are up in the children's area!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:25pm
We have our next set of submitted Northfield Readers up on the wall in the children's area- come see if you recognize any.
That's Library Page Zoe who helped frame and re-hang them. 
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TORCH named finalist for national Latino student success award

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:18pm

The Northfield Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) program was named today as one of twenty “2016 National Finalists for Examples of Excelencia,” an initiative honoring America’s top programs that increase academic opportunities and increase achievement for Latino students.

This year’s 20 finalists were selected from among 190 programs from 33 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia nominated in four categories. 

TORCH is the only Minnesota program to be named a finalist. The program was nominated  by a program officer at Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, a past TORCH funder.

TORCH works to increase the high school graduation rate and postsecondary preparedness of Northfield youth in grades 6-12 who are low-income, students of color, and/or potential first-generation college attendees. TORCH serves more than 400 Northfield youth each year. Over the past 10 years, Northfield’s four-year high school graduation rates for Latino students community-wide have increased from 27% to 83%.

For more information on the award and the 20 finalists, click HERE.

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DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TODAY!

League of Women Voters Northfield - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:00am

You can see your polling place and your ballot through the Secretary of State website, http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.  It's a short ballot, but there is a Supreme Court seat, plus Northfield City Council for some wards, and district court.

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Summer Fun Day

Laura Baker Services Association - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 2:13pm

Our annual Summer Fun Day was held on Sunday, August 7th on the Laura Baker campus. It was a beautiful day full of fun, food, family and friends. Thank you to all that attended and thank you to all that volunteered to make it possible. Especially, the DJJD Ambassadors and Candidates and Rob Morrow, who captured the day on film. Visit our Facebook page for photos by clicking here.

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Look for Booker at the Youth Fairs on Wed. August 10th!

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 8:53am
 The library will be bringing Booker, the book bus to Greenvale Park School  from 5:30 to 6:30 and to Bridgewater School at 7:00 to 8:00.  Come check us out and find out what the entire community has for kids this school year!

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Film Festival 2016

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 9:19pm
The 5th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival This year’s theme: Politics!

In cooperation with Carleton College, we’re presenting a series of four great films on a timely topic. All are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, at Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 5. Here’s the schedule:

xxxxxJJuly 5

1939

xxxxxxJuly 12

1979

xxxxxxJuly 19

1976

xxxxxxJuly 26

1950

 

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Rotary Cogwheel | 08.04.2016

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:07am

Today’s Program | Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Today: Wendy Sivanich, Classification (Estenson)

Birthdays: Caitlin Elliot (8/1) and Katy Hargis (8/4)

Next Week: Jim Barbour, Diaries of Deane and Ian Barbour about 1948 work camp experience (Reppmann)

Last Week:
Forty-five Rotarians had the opportunity to see the still new Northfield Y up close. Members were given guided tours by Y staff. We were able to see the pool area, gymnasium, cardio and weight area with the walking track (13 laps is a mile) and the group exercise room, which hosts everything from Zumba to Karate. We also saw the child care area where children are supervised while parents squeeze in their workouts.

As conceived, the Y much more than a health club. Its mission is to strengthen individuals, families and community through a wide range of programming and partnerships. It now has 5,000 plus members; 700 of those receive some measure of financial assistance.

The Wellness floor sports a full time wellness coordinator and personal trainers. Options include treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, rowers, spinning bikes and physical therapy equipment. An orientation session for adults is available. There is a punch card option for the track. It costs $3 per visit. Runners or walkers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Y also offers personal nutrition training, 12 weeks to fitness sessions and worksite wellness support. Space at the Y can also be reserved for birthday parties, $85 for members, $105 for nonmembers for up to 20 kids.

Summer day camp was in full swing. They run from early June through August. Seventy-five campers are enrolled in any given week and each week has a central theme such as “Hometown Heroes” or “Mysteries and Riddles.”

Virginia Kaczmarek, Y executive director, said the Y is very appreciative of the support they have received from the Rotary club and Rotarians who donated individually. The Rotary contributions are recognized with a handsome sign in the Y entryway.

Guests: I think we were the guests.

Scholarship Enhancement: Didn’t happen.

Announcements:
We need 180 volunteers to pull off the Defeat of Jesse James Days Rotary Bike Tour. Jean Wakely and Ragh Singh are taking names. See them if you can help.

We will be partnering again with the Eagan Rotary Club and Northfield High School to host an Ethics Workshop for 40 to 50 high school students on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Community Resource Bank. If you are interested in helping plan or participating in the all-day event, see David Koenig.

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

McKenna Dale, Brazil

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Madison Peterson-Bradford,  Brazil

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Incoming students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Gyung Hwan Yoon from South Korea
Wanzita Masenza from Tanzania

Coming Up

August 18 — District Governor Jim Hunt (Halverson)

August 25 — Joel Wagar, Mill Towns Trails (Prowe)

September 1 — Earl Weinmann, SCOPE Program (Lawlor)

September 8 — Bike Tour Volunteers

Quote of the Week:
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Northfield Hospital Board Meeting - July 28, 2016

League of Women Voters Northfield - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:27pm

This Week at the Northfield Hospital Board Meeting

  • Bond refinancing sent to City Council
  • NH&C has "very profitable first six months"
  • Hospital recognized for improving quality of care
  • Hospital advertising in theaters and on TV
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Northfield’s John Stenz and Heather Poush are making a difference

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 11:26am

NHS Counselor Mark Ensrud, Technical Education Teacher at Northfield Middle School Steve Taggart, Heather Poush, John Stenz and HCI staff Gwen Daniels.

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized John Stenz, FORCE America president, and Heather Poush, FORCE America executive administrative assistant, with the July 2016 “Making a Difference” Award.

The award is given out monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people.

Stenz and Poush were given the award for their commitment to helping youth explore careers through the Business and Technical Trades Career Exploration Day, which was held at Northfield Middle School in May.

Through Stenz’s leadership, FORCE America commits financial and human resources to planning, coordinating and executing the event. Stenz and Poush engage well over 30 local employers and colleges who bring hands-on, interactive activities to the event.

“This was an amazing event,” said Michael O’Keefe, Northfield Middle School assistant principal. “It was a convergence of people with various backgrounds and skill sets coming together to promote various business and technical career opportunities.”

During this year’s expo, more than 600 middle and high school students, their teachers, and their parents visited employer and college booths and explored careers in business, manufacturing, transportation, law enforcement and more.

“John and Heather also commit time monthly to the Northfield Promise initiative, volunteering their expertise as part of the Career and College Readiness Action Team and supporting the work of HCI’s Youth First program,” said Sandy Malecha, HCI Youth Futures coordinator.

“They have demonstrated a deep commitment to our community’s youth, and we are incredibly grateful.”

The Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. To nominate individuals or groups for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy to complete application, or find HCI on Facebook.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.

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We have music in the library thanks to the Vintage Band Festival

Northfield Public Library - Kids Info - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 3:18pm
Northfield Public LibraryFRIDAY 7/29Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

WindWorks Quintet



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