Concert for the Northfield Skateboard Park

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Come down to The Key on July 27th to enjoy performances by BK, E-Man, Dewi Sant, El Triunfo, and The Cutters; and great times hosted by the Northfield Skateboard Coalition! The proceeds will go towards building a skatepark in Northfield. Whether you're a skater or not, come down to The Key and support a skatepark for the youth of Northfield! The Concert for the Northfield Skatepark will get upderway at 3:00 p.m. 

The Skateboard Coalition will be selling t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers. All proceeds will go towards funding the construction of the skatepark.

To make a donation to the Skateboard Coalition, go to our GiveMN.org page, or send a check to Northfield HCI 1651 Jefferson Parkway Suite HS128 Northfield, MN 55057. Write "Skateboard Coalition" in the memo line. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (July 14, 2014)

A week late, here's the video from the regular school board meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014. 


City Council Candidate Forum - July 30 at City Hall

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Make an informed choice in the August 12th Primary Election:   Come to the City Council Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters!  All At Large and Ward One Candidates have been invited to participate in a Forum on Wednesday, July 30th, in Council Chambers at City Hall.  It will begin at 6:00 pm with the candidates for the At Large position on the Council.  Invited candidates are: Jon Dennison, Dale Gehring, Rhonda Pownell, and Nika Sharp.  At 7:00 pm, the candidates for First Ward Councilor are invited to participate.  Invited candidates are:  Jeremy Bishop, Joe Gasior, and Suzie Nakasian.


Brazilian Jazz comes to WAY PARK for this week's Books & Stars Wed. July 23!

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Join Xibaba  (She-ba-ba) for a time to dance to sound of Brazilian Jazz!

This band blends the tropical sounds of bossa nova, samba, baião, forro, frevo, chorinho & partido alto. http://miratomkehoe.com/ 

The show begins at 7 pm. Booker the book bus opens at 6:30.

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St.

Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

Books & Stars is made possible by : The Friends and Foundation of the Library, City of Northfield– Library, Northfield School District– Community Services Division and a Grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative    appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Be part of the FIRST-EVER Northfield Safety Camp!

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Here is your chance to get hand-on safety knowlege and experiences from safety professionals!  It's a 4 day- long day camp at Bridgewater School.  The details can be found here.  It's $40 for the whole four days or $15 per/day and is for kids going into 3rd through 8th grades.   
*safety on wheels!
*animal safety
*water, boating and ATV safety
*AED training
*first aid!
*internet safety
*Anti-Bullying techniques
*Stranger Danger
*Drug resistance training!
AND MORE!!
You will play fun games, get a T-shirt, listen to stories read by Northfield & Rice County Safety Professionals and Booker the Book Bus will be there for you to check out/return library materials!  Try out the new GAGA Pit!
 
All ending with a COMMUNITY SAFETY NIGHT!

Pediatric pulmonologist services at FamilyHealth

Paolo Pianosi, M.D., a pediatric pulmonologist from Mayo Clinic, now sees patients at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in Northfield.

Dr. Pianosi offers expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with breathing disorders and lung diseases. His services are provided by Mayo Clinic Outreach.

Kathleen Meier, Clinic Services Administrator for Northfield Hospital & Clinics, said Dr. Pianosi’s practice expands the scope of services offered by FamilyHealth Medical Clinics.


Welcome to the City of Northfield, Nick Haggenmiller!

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City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller’s employment agreement was unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Nick’s first day of employment is Monday, August 18, 2014.  Starting on August 18th allows two weeks of transition time with current City Administrator Tim Madigan.  City Administrator Madigan gave a 6-month retirement notice to the City in February 2014.  

Nick is coming to Northfield from the City of Howard Lake, Minnesota, where he has been employed for the past 2 years as City Administrator.  Prior to that, he was an Assistant City Manager for Community Development in Montevideo, Minnesota. 

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science – Public administration from Winona State University (Cum Laude) and Master of Art - Urban Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato (Magna Cum Laude).


WINGS Honors 2014 Grant Recipients

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WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2014 grant recipients at a celebration Thursday at Buntrock Commons.

About 60 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 22 organizations that received $74,964 in grants from WINGS. The group also presented a $10,000 Dare to Dream award to the Healthy Community Initiative on behalf of the Community School Advisory Council, which will be used to convert Greenvale Park Elementary School into a community school.

WINGS focuses its giving in four areas: Basic needs, especially programs that provide housing, food and economic stability and safe environments for victims of domestic violence; Education, including early learning, out-of-school programs and adult education; Physical and mental health, especially programs that promote access to healthcare and healthy behaviors; and Entrepreneurship, including access to micro-loans, networking, technical assistance and mentoring.


Let's ROCK THE POOL! Books & Stars will be at the OUTDOOR POOL! Wed. July 16th

The original members of the CASTAWAYS- and they are still together and rockin' for all these years!

The Castaways return!! Their fast-paced and versatile songs will be "Rockin' the Pool" July 16th! Their music ranges from pop and album artists, classic rock, mood-setting ballads and the best of 50’s and 60’s favorites including their 1965 hit song “Liar, Liar”

 Includes FREE admission to the pool from 6-8.

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St. Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com 

Books & Stars is made possible by : The Friends and Foundation of the Library, City of Northfield– Library, Northfield School District– Community Services Division and a Grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.


Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair Features Minnesota Skyvault Theater

Skyvault Theater of Rochester performs music and scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Saturday's Riverwalk.

Look for an energetic and talented youth theater company performing scenes and music from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, turned wood vases and bowls by David Peterson, sweet and savory pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, seasonal local produce, and the area’s finest art and craft at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, July 12 from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

The Saturday Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes Rochester’s Skyault Theater with scenes and music from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Kids will be invited to participate in dancing and singing.


Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson

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"Salvage" is an art exhibition featuring recent oil paintings by local artist Corrie Erickson. The theme of the series is older American cars, exposed to the elements in rural areas. Local tattoo shop High Noon Ink, located at 306 Division in downtown Northfield, will be the hosting venue. No need to get a tattoo or piercing (though you're more than welcome to), just stop on in and enjoy some art and check out the tattoo shop voted 'Best Tattoo Shop in Southern MN' for 2013!

 

Salvage. Auto Art by Corrie Erickson

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @5pm

High Noon Ink, 306 Division St

Downtown Northfield

 

Free Admission


YMCA Raises Over $200,000 in Recent Match Campaigns

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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.


Are you ready for some laughs? Books & Stars will feature MIXED NUTS at Way Park Wed. July 9th.

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The show begins at 7 pm, Booker the Book Bus opens at 6:30

Mixed Nuts! Join us for physical comedy, humor and uproarious audience participation!  Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone!

Mixed Nuts are real clowns minus full clown make-up and will produce side-splitting laughter in ages 3-93. All at lovely Way Park (St. Olaf Ave and Manitou Street)

In case of inclement weather we will move to the Oddfellow’s Park Pavilion Forrest Ave & Lincoln St.

Check for updates at 507-645-6606, Facebook and at www.northfieldpubliclibrary.blogspot.com

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative    appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Just Food Co-op is Making a Difference

Just Food is Making a Difference

Just Food Co-op, a community-owned natural foods market and deli, has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for June. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.

The Northfield business was nominated for the award because of its community outreach efforts. These include providing healthy snacks for youth in the school district’s summer PLUS program, and supporting the Multicultural Cooking Club run by the Growing Up Healthy coalition.

The club meets the first Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. It began as a way for members of the Latino community to socialize, but now the club strives to build cross-cultural relationships and is open to anyone in the community who’s interested in learning how to make Latin-inspired dishes and other ethnic cuisine.


Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process

Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process 

On July 9th and 10th the Northfield City Council will interview candidates for the position of City Administrator.  The City Council values public input and is therefore making opportunities available for public involvement in the process.

The City Council will be holding a meet and greet event on July 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  This will be an opportunity for members of the public to visit with the final candidates and get to know them a bit.  Interested persons are invited to stop by anytime during the event. 


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