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Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:20pm
The Northfield Area United Way will host a family friendly Super Hero Kickoff for its fall fundraising campaign at the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to meet powerful United Way partner agencies and learn how these local heroes benefit one in three Northfield area residents. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes for the chance to win a prize for Best Dressed Super Hero.
The public is invited to try the YMCA all day. Other features of the morning kickoff include live folk music, interactive games and giveaways. Super heroes and common folk are invited to dress up and take their own photos in the photo booth sponsored by Brand Yourself Consulting.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:39pm
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is Hiring!
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
Posted: August 5, 2015
Status: Full Time Non-Exempt
Wage Range: $26,020 - $30,960 annually (includes a $6,000 health insurance stipend)
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:21am
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently renewed Northfield Hospital’s designation as a Level 4 trauma hospital.
The designation affirms that Northfield Hospital’s Emergency Department staff has trauma-specific training and protocols in place to facilitate rapid management of the patient. With the designation, Northfield Hospital is included in Minnesota’s statewide trauma system
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.