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Submitted by Jenni Roney on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 2:24pm
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is pleased to announce that it raised $218,151 in donations in 40 days during two match campaigns. The Business Builders Match brought in 40 donations from area businesses and the Rotary Community Match yielded 82 donations from community members. The Y has raised $7.7 million to date toward a project goal of $9.3 million. The new Y Community Center is scheduled to open this September behind Target and Cub Foods in Northfield. To see the list of donors or to make a donation, visit northfieldymca.org.
Submitted by Jenni Roney on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:47am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA has raised more than $44,000 in the last month during their Rotary Community Match Challenge. Through June 30th, The Northfield Rotary Club will donate $1 for every $2 pledged. The Y is encouraging community members who have not yet supported the Y to make a tax-deductible gift of any size this week. The new Y Community Center is scheduled to open in September behind Target and features a full-size gym, indoor walking track and indoor pool. More information about the Rotary Match and the new Y facility is available at northfieldymca.org.
Submitted by Jenni Roney on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:45pm
The Northfield Area Family YMCA has raised $27,500 so far this month during their Business Builders Challenge. Thanks to matching gifts from Heartman Insurance, Just Food Co-op, and an anonymous donor, business donations are being matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. The deadline for making a tax-deductible gift is this Friday June 20th.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:02pm
First National Bank of Northfield, the longtime cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, has awarded two college scholarships to Northfield High School (NHS) seniors. The recipients of this year’s $1,500 awards are Sandy Carson of Northfield, Minn., daughter of Mark and Alice Carson, and Nathan Berthelsen of Northfield, Minn., son of Mike and Melissa Berthelsen. The award is unique in that applicants must enroll in either St. Olaf College or Carleton College. In the case of this year’s award winners, Carson will attend Carleton and Berthelsen will attend St. Olaf.
For more than 10 years, First National has awarded two high school seniors scholarships – one is marked for an NHS graduate attending St. Olaf College, and the other Carleton College. The scholarship program is just one of the ways in which First National has given back to the community across its 140-year history.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:11pm
As part of National Poetry Month, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) will be placing boxes of poems in twelve city locations beginning Thursday, April 24th in celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day. Community members are invited to take a poem or two from one of the red boxes on display across Northfield and share them with others throughout the day. In response to business owners’ requests to maintain the boxes of poetry for more than one day this year, the ACC has extended the event for several days beyond April 24th – as long as there are poems still available in the boxes!
Begun in 2002 by the Office of Mayor Bloomberg of New York City in partnership with their Department of Cultural Affairs and Education, in 2008 the Academy of American Poets embraced the Poem in Your Pocket project as a national endeavor. Schools, communities, libraries, and a wide range of organizations across the country now celebrate poetry in this exciting way.
Submitted by susanpokorney on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:44am
Are you interested in working for an organization that helps build strong kids, strong families and a strong community? The Northfield Y has a fantastic full-time opportunity for a Youth Development Program Director to join our team at our soon-to-be open facility. For details on the position, the Y and the Northfield community, visit our website. Like us on Facebook and LinkedIn to be kept posted on more positions as they become available. The Y has plans to hire more than 80 employees from now until September.
Submitted by Becky Carlson on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:30am
First National Bank of Northfield, the longtime cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, announced that it has hired Lisa Franxman as vice president of business banking. Franxman brings more than 13 years of banking experience to First National.
First National Senior Vice President Pam Galle said, “We’re excited to welcome Lisa to our team. Throughout her career, she has provided value to the relationships she has handled by getting to know her customers and their particular situations well. Her knowledge of banking needs and relationship-focused approach make her a perfect fit for us and the clients we serve.”
Submitted by susanpokorney on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:15pm
Spring is near and that means registration is underway for Northfield YMCA spring programs. Class offerings and details are available in the spring session brochure, which is available on the Y’s website www.northfieldymca.org
You do not need to be a member to enjoy all that we have to offer. Browse our spring preschool and youth offerings and join us!
Also included in the brochure and on the website is information about the 8th annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. – 12 noon at Bridgewater School. Save the date and participate in a fun-filled morning of interactive games, family activities and healthy giveaways.
Neuger Communications Group Joins Forces With Henry Schafer Partners; Firm to Open Satellite Office in Downtown MinneapolisSubmitted by Leah Rich on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:19pm
Neuger Communications Group announced that it has acquired Henry Schafer Partners in a deal that significantly enhances the media relations and social media expertise of the Northfield-based integrated marketing and communications firm. The agreement also means a stronger presence in the Twin Cities market for the expanded firm. The company’s Twin Cities office will be located in the North Loop of downtown Minneapolis. Its headquarters will remain in Northfield, Minn.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:32pm
Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that has been in Minnesota for almost 25 years. The program is open to anyone who wants to stretch their food dollars. Because Fare For All is a bulk buying program, the more people who participate, the better. Northfield will be part of the Express food program and customers do not need to pre-order or pre-pay. The site is cash and carry (cash, EBT, credit card, debit card accepted, no checks).
Fare For All provides packages of fresh fruits and vegetables ($10), as well as quality frozen meat items ($11 or $25). This program will be available once per month from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Church of St. Dominic, 104 Linden Street N. Dates in 2014 are: March 6, April 10, May 1, June 5, July 10, August 7, September 4, October 2, October 30, December 4.
For more information: www.fareforall.org or 763.450.3880
Submitted by Betsey Buckheit on Sun, 02/09/2014 - 5:24am
NDDC presents Strong Towns’ Curbside Chat
PLAN TO ATTEND! The NDDC has invited the Strong Towns organization to Northfield for one of their “Curbside Chats”. The event will be held on Monday, February 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, in the Archer House Riverview Conference Room on the lower level. The Curbside Chats are designed with special attention to city officials and community leaders, but strong towns are built from the grassroots and your voices needed at this free event.
Submitted by susanpokorney on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 4:01pm
The walls are going up and it is beginning to look like a building. The Northfield YMCA is pleased to announce that ongoing construction photos will be hosted on the KYMN AM 1080 Radio website. If you haven't driven by the property where the Y is being built or want updated views of construction, visit KYMN! http://kymnradio.net/ymca-construction/ Have you played a role in helping to raise the roof yet? A decision on whether we can afford the gym and indoor walking track will be made by the end of February so make a pledge now and help our community build a Y. To make a pledge, visit the Y's website http://northfieldymca.org/and press Give or download a pledge card by clicking Capital Campaign and Make a Pledge.
Submitted by susanpokorney on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:23pm
The Northfield YMCA is pleased to announce its newest 2014 Board Volunteers: Gretchen Ehresmann, Tracy Nelson, Chris Kennelly, Andrea Hoff, Cheryl Buck and Beth Berry. “This will be a very exciting year as we work to open the new Y facility,” says Virginia Kaczmarek, Y Executive Director. For a complete list of all Y Volunteer Board members, visit the YMCA website at http://northfieldymca.org/about/board Pictured at the Y's construction site are Nate Jacobi, Y Board Chair, Chris Kennelly, Cheryl Buck, Gretchen Ehresmann, Tracy Nelson and Virginia Kaczmarek, Y Executive Director.
Submitted by Lewis Campbell on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:51am
Plans are afoot to organize a new Toastmasters club in Northfield. The planners envision the group will meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening in classroom or public meeting space on the St. Olaf campus. Interested community members and students should contact either Elisabeth Sepulveda, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lewis Campbell, email@example.com.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:17pm
Northfield hasn't had a YMCA since the late 1800s. We're working to help community members better understand what a YMCA is and can be for our community. In a series of articles called “There’s a Y in Everyone”, this focus is on healthy living. Interviews with local professionals in the area of health and wellness for this article include: Gretchen Ehresmann, MD, Family Practice at Allina Health Clinic; John Noack, DDS, Professional Drive Dental, Northfield; Andrea Hoff, Physical Therapist at the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northfield; and Patrick Neily, General Manager of Just Food Co-op, Northfield.
There’s a ‘Y’ in healthy living” ran in the Northfield News on Saturday, January 11; go here to read the brief column. The full article is below.