VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (May 23, 2016)

 
The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board took place on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 7pm. A packet for the meeting, including an agenda, can be found here (table file here).

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group begins June 2

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A new support group for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Northfield Hospital in Meeting Room A.

This free support group brings people with TBI together to share their experiences, learn how others have adapted, and encourage each other. 

To learn more, contact group leader Shelley Klevos at 612-812-1311 or shelleyklevos@gmail.com.

For more resources, visit www.braininjurymn.org.

This support group is hosted by Northfield Hospital & Clinics.


Local Author Lisa M. Bolt Simons to talk about her book Fairbault Woolen Mill; Loomed in the Lakes.

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Come to the Northfield Public Library on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 pm and meet local author Lisa M. Bolt Simons.  She will discuss her book Faribault Woolen Mill: Loomed in the Land of Lakes.  Lisa received her MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  During the day, she is an English as a Second Language teacher.  She has published numerous essays, reviews, and profiles, and has published twenty-one nonfiction books for children

Do you have Faribault Woolen Mill throws and blankets in your home?  Come and hear Lisa talk about the mill where you blanket was produced.  the Mill was established in 1865, survived five fires, changes in ownership, and is still producing their famous blankets today.  Lisa will talk about how she became interested in the Mill, and what she discovered while writing her book.  The event is free and open to the public.


Library's meeting room is open!

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The library's meeting room has been restored to its original size and function with added features of a digital projector, a large projection screen and comfortable chairs and tables for groups of various sizes.  Contact the library staff at 645-6606 to reserve the meeting room.  There are also two conference rooms available for 4-6 people each; dates and times of use can be reserved in advance.


HCI "2016 Report to the Community" is now available online.

HCI 2016 Report to the Community

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) "2016 Report to the Community" is now available online. Learn more about the work of HCI, its signature initiatives, and its community impact. Check it out here!


Want to help people feel better?

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There’s one thing that every volunteer at Northfield Hospital & Clinics has in common: They help people feel better.

Beyond that, every experience is different.

There are so many ways to volunteer at Northfield Hospital that adults of all ages and interests find a role that suits their talents (and schedule).

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center. You'll hear about volunteer opportunities throughout the hospital, take a tour, and -- if you want -- begin the application process.

We’re lucky to have many community members who give their time and talent. Helping others helps them feel better, too.


Here is the full line up for this summer's BOOKS & STARS!

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Books & Stars is an evening summer series of music and entertianment for all ages at parks in Northfield!  Join us for fun, free, family friendly entertainment plus an opportunity to check out/return library materials at Booker, the Book Bus.  It's Wednesday evenings from June 15 to August 3 at parks throughout Northfield.  If it looks rainy we move to Oddfellow's Park Pavilion at Forest Ave & Madison St. -the SHOW always goes on!

Booker opens at 6:30, the show begins at 7 pm.


The Y is hiring: Aquatics Coordinator

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The Y is searching for an enthusiastic, passionate person who enjoys working with youth and families.  Our Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the sound operation and high quality of a new indoor pool and aquatics programs to include swim lessons, water fitness, open youth and family swim and lifeguard needs.

Laura Goodwin is Making a Difference

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Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized Laura Goodwin, Autism and the Arts Coordinator and instructor at the Northfield Arts Guild, with the May 2016 “Making a Difference” Award.


Thanks for the Renovated Library!

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Thanks to the 500+ private donors and the City of Northfield AND the 2,200 visitors who came to the reopening of our public library on Saturday, May 7.  Your enthusiasm, donations, tax dollars and your patience all made the library renovation possible in record time.  

It was just two years ago that then City Administrator Tim Madigan suggested that the City spend $1M on necessary upgrades to the 1910 original building and the 1985 addition.  The Friends of the Library offered to match that amount.  Both partners kicked in more to make our library modern, flexible, code compliant and fun. Nine months of construction and a lot of hard work by Brennan Construction and city staff resulted in the grand opening on May 7. The library has resumed regular hours in a most amazing space!


Composer/Lyricist Gary Rue Offers Summer Songwriting Class

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Award winning composer/lyricist Gary Rue is offering an intensive professional level songwriting class in Northfield, June 13 through August 8 at Hot Spot Music, 801 Division Street, Northfield. The class focuses on songwriting as a craft, employing the major elements of the American popular song:  lyric, melody and harmony, in a lecture/workshop environment. The course is recommended for artists who are currently writing and/or performing their own work and who want to broaden their work to film, music theater, jingles, composing for other artists, paid commissions, etc.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board (May 9, 2016)

 
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, at 7pm, in the high school media center.

Save the Northfield Depot Receives Natonal Railway Historical Society Grant

Save the Northfield Depot Receives Natonal Railway Historical Society Grant

Communications Committee member Alice Thomas announces that the National Railway Historical Society (NHRS) has provided a grant of $2,000 to Save the Northfield Depot. One of twelve national recipients, SND will use the grant to build replacements for eleven of the original twenty-four brackets on the depot that were removed in 1944 when a freight house was attached. Thomas notes, “The brackets are an important part of enhancing the historical integrity of the 1888 Milwaukee Depot”.  Wood purchased with the funds will leverage many volunteer hours to produce and install the unique, detailed brackets next fall.

The wood, white pine, will be obtained from Dennis Lien of South Range, WI and dried this summer in a storage facility provided through the generosity of Northfielder Jim Gleason. Volunteer Richard Schulte used templates made from existing brackets to craft prototypes during the winter.


New for Summer: Teen H.E.A.T (Healthy Eating Active Teens) - weekly drop-in program open.

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Teen H.E.A.T. (Healthy Eating Active Teens) Program
Ages 13-17

A different theme each week - aquatic, fitness, sport, or nutrition.  This program is aimed at keeping teens active and giving them some knowledge about healthy eating as well.  Come one, two, or the whole summer!  This program will help teens create a healthy lifestyle through eating healthy and physical activity.  Each week there will be something new to learn from nutrition to pool activities. Each week will be a different activity so it will always be something new to try.


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