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Submitted by Laura Schlotterback on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:14am
The first two weeks of the Summer Food Service Program (SPSF) have been a success! For the second year, the Community Action Center of Northfield has sponsored a Northfield site of this USDA program, which provides free lunches to kids 18 and younger on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each week. Lunches run from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM at the Jefferson Square Townhomes Leasing Office, and kids can come anytime during that interval to receive a sandwich, milk, fruits, and vegetables. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and kids of any income and situation can eat lunch with no qualifications other than their ages. After a slow start, the program has nearly doubled in size, and we are hopeful for continued growth as the summer continues. If you are interested in attending and would like to find out more, you can contact the Northfield CAC at (507) 664-3550.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:28pm
Amer Kalaaji, MD, a Mayo Clinic specialist in Dermatology, will begin seeing patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in Lakeville July 13.
Dr. Kalaaji, an associate professor at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, will be in Lakeville three days a week. His services are provided by Mayo Clinic Specialty Services.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:58am
Northfield Heart Safe Project will honor 10-year old Amber Fredrickson Monday, June 1, with a “Life Saver” Award for taking heroic action earlier this spring when her mother suffered a diabetic reaction while driving on Highway 3.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:13am
Northfield Hospital’s First Touch Birth Center was recently recognized by the March of Dimes and Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for its commitment to reducing early elective deliveries. Research shows that important development takes place for a baby’s brain and lungs during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Yet according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), early elective deliveries --- which include inductions and planned Cesarean sections that are not medically necessary --- still account for 10 to 15 percent of all deliveries nationally.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:18am
10 Weeks to a 5k. Do you want start running? Train to run your first 5K with support from the Northfield Y.
Enjoy a fun way to get healthy, meet new people and experience the power of the group in helping you to reach your goal.
Wedensdays May 27 - July 29, 10 sessions
Meet in the Northfield Y gathering room (just inside the front doors).
Registration fee: $30 for Y Members, $40 for Community Members. Ages 16+ Before the first session, get your legs ready with 8 days of walking. Visit the Y's website to register or call 507-645-0088. Download our flyer for more details.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:34am
Join us at Bridgewater Elementary School. Free for all community members.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:40pm
It was May of 1970. Fourteen women from Church Women United gathered at the home of Dorothy Becker in rural Dundas for their spring meeting. Seven churches and the senior center were represented.
They discussed their balance sheet, Operation H.O.P.E, the Clothes Closet and a trip to Prairie Island (before casinos). Then, the meeting turned to New Business: Meals-On-Wheels.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:56pm
Best Summer Ever!
Best Summer Ever!
Friendship, Accomplishment, Belonging
Register for Y Navigator Camp in April and get rewarded! If you register between April 1-15, you’ll receive a $15 gift card, good towards merchandise in the Y Store! Register between April 16-30 and receive a $10 gift card. It’s easy– register today!
Y Navigator is a flexible 3-, 4- or 5-day-a-week camp, available from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with programmed activities from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., that is based at the new Northfield Y facility. Come one week or come all summer! Kids will enjoy trips to local and not-so-local destinations, all designed to strengthen their imaginations and stretch their bodies. Includes swimming at our pool.
Your kids will have an amazing experience, all in a safe, inclusive, nurturing environment.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 8:10pm
Mary Jo Christofaro reminds readers that the Northfield community will be springing into its sixth Perennial Earth Day Celebration on April 17th and 18th. "Mark your calendars for a great event. The kick-off will be Northfield AreaCommunity Solar’s 'Sun Power Hour' on Friday, April 17th from 5pm-7pm at First UCC. Join us for a community gathering with appetizers, tea and coffee. Learn more about Community Solar and take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe."
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:22pm
Do you want to complete a triathlon? The Northfield Y is offering a 6-week Y "Tri" to Get Fit program that will teach you proper form and strategy to train for a triathlon. Each session will include an educational and a workout component. Work with Kyle, one of our Certified Personal Trainers; he will take you through a 6-week course meeting once a week (no class April 22) to learn about the training process for a Sprint Triathlon, and give you workouts to complete for the next week. Ages 15 and up.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:47am
Northfield Parkinson’s Group will meet Wednesday, March 25, at the Northfield Hospital Conference Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With gratitude for Northfield Hospital support, the Parkinson’s group has been meeting on the third Wednesday of the month for many years. This will be a special meeting to welcome interested new members as well as to discuss the future of the organization. All are welcome. The group will be discussing future leadership as well as topics for future meetings. For more information, please phone Nancy Soth at 507-645-8991, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Sarah J Entenmann on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 2:27pm
WRAP, a workshop offered by the Rice County Mental Health Collective, is being presented this spring. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is a program of peer support for anyone striving to lead a healthy life.
WRAP can be especially helpful for those going through a difficult time or living with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. This cost-free workshop takes place on Sunday afternoons, April 12 through June 7, from 3:00 to 5:00, at First UCC Church, 3rd and Union streets.
To register or for more information: Send an email to email@example.com or call 664-3504. Certified WRAP leaders are Sarah Entenmann and David Entenmann. Cost: Free of charge. You do not have to be a Rice County resident. Please enter through the door at the back of the church’s Union Street parking lot.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:45pm
Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community - Supporting our local veterans
Call to Action: Join us for our Kick-Off Event, When: Mon March 2nd 6:00-8:30 pm at the National Guard ArmoryWhat is a Yellow RibbonCommunity?
A Yellow Ribbon Community unites key areas within a community to create a comprehensivenetwork that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of creating access toresources that meet the needs at the local level of Service Members, Veterans and Military Families across the state ofMinnesota.
Why Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?
Carleton convocation features Groceryships founder Sam Polk, aiming to empower families to live healthfullySubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:06pm
Groceryships founder and executive director Sam Polk will present the weekly Carleton convocation address on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Redefining Ambitions,” Polk’s presentation will reflect Groceryships’ mission to empower families across the nation to live healthfully.
This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
A Groceryship is a scholarship for groceries, providing families the money to buy fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and seeds for six months, along with a comprehensive program of education and support to empower them to increase health by incorporating more of these healthful foods into their diets.
Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses brings his passion for cooking and nutrition, along with his culinary expertise, to NorthfieldSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:04pm
Bill Yosses, the official executive pastry chef at the White House from 2007 to 2014 and coauthor of the book “Desserts for Dummies,” will visit Carleton College January 15-18 to participate in a residency with the College’s Firebellies Cooking Club and to present a variety of workshops for students and community members.
During his tenure at the White House, President Barack Obama nicknamed Yosses “the Crust Master,” saying “Whatever pie you like, he will make it and it will be the best pie you have ever eaten.” At the White House, in between creating extravagant pastries, tending the White House garden, and cooking for the leaders of the world, Yosses worked closely with First Lady Michelle Obama on several initiatives promoting healthy eating for young people. These experiences piqued his interests in using cooking as a catalyst for societal change.