E-Recycling Scheduled for Saturday

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Carl Henry invites you to bring your unwanted electronics and appliances Saturday, September 5, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, Northfield.

Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted BUT there is a $5 fee for up to 19" and $10 for larger than 20".

PLEASE pass the word and post news about this event on any local bulletin boards, such as St. Olaf and Carleton.


Wheeler Park Trees Available

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The City of Northfield will be removing various trees at Wheeler Park located at the corner of Jefferson Parkway and Prairie Street on Thursday, September 3rdat noon.  There are approximately 20 trees that are 3-4 years old available to the public for free on a first come/first serve basis. If interested, please bring a truck or adequate vehicle to transport the trees.  If you would like to look at the trees before September 3rd, trees located on the west end of Wheeler Park marked with a yellow ribbon are available to the public. 

For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or jasper.kruggel@ci.northfield.mn.us


New Short Video! Minute with the Mayor August 28, 2015

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Northfield Mayor Dana Graham talks about the Council’s preliminary tax levy discussion in his latest video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


Super Hero Kickoff for the Northfield Area United Way Campaign

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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.


Northfield Skateboard Park "Grand Opening Event"

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Northfield - The City of Northfield invites the public to a “Grand Opening Event” of the Northfield Skateboard Park on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 PM at Old Memorial Park.  The Northfield Skateboard Park officially opened on August 17th, and this event will mark the successful collaboration between numerous groups that have invested countless hours of time fundraising and working to make this park a reality. 

 

For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or jasper.kruggel@ci.northfield.mn.us

 

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RIVERWALK STAIRS TO CLOSE

The stairs that lead to the Riverwalk adjacent to the Fourth Street Bridge will be closed due to some exterior building work at 11 Bridge Square.  The sidewalk on the north side of the Fourth Street Bridge will also be closed during the work.  This closure is expected to begin on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 and last until Friday, September 4, 2015.

 

For additional information contact Sean Simonson at 507-645-3049.


Northfield Skateboard Park is Open!

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Northfield MN- Construction of the Northfield Skateboard Park has been completed and the park has been open to the public since  Monday, August 17, 2015.  Please remember to be safe, read the posted rules, and abide by the park hours of 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  Any injuries or vandalism must be reported to the City immediately by calling 507-645-3045; for emergencies, call 911.

For more information, contact Project Manager Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or jasper.kruggel@ci.northfield.mn.us


Education at the State Fair--Montessori on a stick!

Come to the Fair!

It has been nearly one hundred years since the first glass classroom was installed by Maria Montessori at the World Expo in California. This year at the MN State Fair the MN Montessori Network will do it again. They have sponsored a booth in the education building for the fair that will be staffed by volunteers from all over the state. Northfield will be represented by Montessori Children's House. We would love to see your faces, young and old, so stop by at the Education Building on Cosgrove St.

Can't come to the Fair? Visit us at Montessori Children's House--2400 Division St. S. We will be giving tours all week! 645-2445


Northfield Hospital offers EMS training

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Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will offer training this fall to prepare students to become certified as Emergency Medical Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians.The EMR class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings and occasional Saturdays, September 21 through November 14 at EMS headquarters.The EMR course can serve as a stand-alone certification program, or the first half of the EMT course.Students who successfully complete the EMR class and wish to obtain certification as an EMT will progress to the second session of the training which begins on February 15, 2016.

For more information, contact Brian Edwards, manager of Northfield Hospital & Clinics EMS at (507) 646-1444 or email edwardsb@northfieldhospital.org.

http://www.northfieldhospital.org/

 


Community Services Recreation Positions Available

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Community Services is currently accepting applications for a number of fall, winter and spring job opportunities.  Instructor opportunities exist in a variety of sports including basketball, floor hockey, soccer, tennis and outdoor adventure.  Basketball and volleyball scorekeepers and officials, aquatics staff (lifeguards and WSI instructors) and those interested in leading birthday parties are also needed.  Community Services is looking for staff who are outgoing, responsible and who work well with youth. Applicants must possess knowledge and aptitude of their desired position.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (August 10, 2015)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. A full packet of materials from the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Northfield Schools Master Facilities Plan Public Meetings in August and September

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The Northfield Public Schools hosted 18 stakeholder meetings last Fall with staff and community members to begin the process of creating a long-term Master Facilities Plan for the District. During the Winter of 2014-15, district staff worked with ATS&R, an architectural firm, to review community feedback and create a series of approaches to be considered for the long-term Master Facilities plan. The District will be hosting a series of meetings in late August and September 2015 regarding the next steps in developing a long-term Master Facilities Plan.


Arts and Culture Commission ~ Sidewalk Poetry Celebration ~ Thursday, August 20th at 7 pm on Bridge Square

We're celebrating 5 years of Sidewalk Poetry in Northfield on Thursday, August 20th at 7 pm on Bridge Square!  Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission invites the public to join in the fun as the 2015 Winning Poets are honored.  The Senior Center Popcorn Wagon will be open for business and there will be music by Bonnie and the Clydes! Winning poems from all five years of the contest will be on display. Community partners to be honored:  the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Library, Northfield's City Engineering Department and the Northfield Public Library.


The Y is Hiring: Full-time Member Services Coordinator (apply by Aug 23rd)

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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)


Minnesota Opera Storytimes coming to Northfield!

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It’s a new perspective on storytelling that is exciting and intriguing for all ages.

Watch as a professional opera singer gives a new perspective on reading as Minnesota Opera presents an innovative program bridging traditional

storytelling and music. In READ AND SING OPERA, a Teaching Artist will use songs and tools from operatic and classical singing to enhance, inspire and help children engage in reading. Children will see a book come to life with excerpts of arias and animated characterizations throughout the reading, as well as be invited to sing along to parts of the book.

A craft project will conclude the story hour.

Books for Northfield Library: Westward Ho, Carlotta by Candice Flemming

Opera Cat by Tess Weaver

Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm at the Northfield Arts Guild 304 Division St.

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Friday, August 21 at 11 am in the Northfield City Hall Council Chambers


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