September is Recovery Month

By Kathy Sandberg. Robin Williams was an American actor, stand-up comedian, screen writer and movie producer.  His career began in the TV role of Mork (from sitcom Mork and Mindy), an extraterrestrial alien from the planet Ork.  Williams went on to star in TV shows, Broadway performances and in films.  From the early days of a starring role in Good Morning, Vietnam to more than 80 feature films, Williams entertained by drawing laughter from his audiences while also supplying a tender humanness to every story he offered. I am a long-time fan of Williams and in reflecting on the struggles he had, my admiration for him has grown.  I am going to miss Robin Williams.


Northfield Municipal Liquor Store Closed on September 22, 2014

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The Northfield Municipal Liquor Store will be closed all day Monday, September 22, 2014 due to the installation of new flooring throughout the store.  Normal store hours, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience! 


Constitution Day Event Tonight at the Weitz Center

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Come and join your neighbors at Carleton College's Weitz Center Commons for Constitution Day (Wed. Sept. 17th) from 7:00-8:30 pm. This is an event for the whole community, co-sponsored by the Northfield Public Library, Carleton Humanities Center, League of Women Voters, and local schools. 


Award-winning Poet and Musician Stephen Kampa ’05 to Appear at Carleton College

Award-winning poet and musician Stephen Kampa, a member of the Carleton Class of 2005, will appear at the College on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Kampa will read from and sign copies of his poetry collections, which will be available for purchase at the event.


Carleton Economics Professor Stephen Strand to Present Annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation

Carleton College Professor Stephen Strand

Designed to stimulate student reflection on the nature of liberal arts and a liberal arts approach to learning, this year’s annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation will be presented by Carleton College professor of economics, Stephen Strand. Entitled “Either Appear As You Are, Or Be As You Appear,” Strand’s presentation will highlight the ways which scholars ask questions, discover and evaluation information, and effectively and ethically construct arguments.

This event takes places Friday, Sept. 26 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel and is free and open to the public. His presentation will also be recorded and archived for listening online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.


International Day of Peace September 21

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September 21, 2014 is International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year's theme is "The Right of Peoples to Peace" raising awareness of the worldwide violence against groups of people and individuals. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

Local observance will be from 2 to 4 p.m.Bridge Square, Northfield. This is the 12th Annual Northfield Community Celebration of the International Day of Peace. Music,  drumming, short speeches, stories and an open mic are part of the program.  All are welcome to attend and participate.  


Area Film Aficionados: Mark Your Calendars! Carleton to host weekly International Film Forum

Carleton College is pleased to host a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series premieres September 22 and screenings are free and open to the public.


Watercolor Artist Cathy Miller at Riverwalk on Saturday September 13

Kathy Miller at Riverwalk Market Fair

Watercolor Artist Kathy Miller Returns to Riverwalk

Award winning watercolor artist Kathy Miller returns to Riverwalk Market Fair for three Saturdays, September 13, 20, and 27.  One of Riverwalk Market Fair’s most popular artists, Kathy creates floral and landscape watercolor paintings and limited edition prints.  Kathy’s “White Peonies” won the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s 2013 Juried Spring Show.  Kathy’s “Tomatoes” is the featured art on Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2014 poster.  A former teacher, and always and passionate artist, Kathy fell in love with watercolor as she neared retirement.  A watercolor workshop in Giverny, France, site of Claude Monet’s garden, provided Kathy with greater insight, visual perception, and emotional sensitivity in her work.  Kathy says, “Being there were Claude Monet painted and experiencing the light as he did has had a profound effect on me.  I am certain it will forever alter how I see and paint the world around me.”  


New Carleton Art Exhibits Address Climate Change Through Photography and New Media

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Two new art exhibits in the Carleton College Perlman Teaching Museum will address the impact of climate change through photography and other new media. Featuring the work of two Carleton alumni, Christina Seely ’98 and Ken Tape ’99, both exhibits explore time, space, and evidence of climate change in the Arctic landscape.

The public is invited to celebrate the fall exhibitions on Friday, September 19 with an opening reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity. The event begins with a lecture by Tape entitled “A Century of Warming and Change in the Arctic” at 7 p.m. in Room 326 of the Weitz Center, followed by light refreshments and a celebration of the fall exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum from 8 to 9:30 p.m.


Library Improvement Project Community Meeting

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Come to the library on Monday, Sept. 15th at 7 pm and meet our architects and talk with library staff about "Building Tomorrow's Library!"  Come and see what is possible! 

For more information and details please check here- http://guides.mynpl.org/libraryimprovement


Carleton Constitution Day Event Kicks Off Community-Wide Conversation

The U.S. Constitution turns 227 years old this month, yet it remains the focus of fierce national debate.  Politicians invoke it in their campaigns. Court decisions hinge upon its interpretation. Issues as vital as immigration reform, free speech, and freedom of religion prompt us to examine not only its words, but the intentions of its authors.

This fall, join a community-wide conversation about the Constitution through a special event series organized by Carleton College and its community partners. All events are free and open to the public:


Forum on Community Events

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The NDDC and Arts & Culture Commission are sponsoring a forum on community events Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00 am inthe Archer House Riverview Conference Room.  

The panel of local events organizer, Paul Niemisto (Vintage Band Festival), Ann Mosey (Cannon River Roots Festival), and Hayes Scriven (DJJD and Outlaw Run) will present their experience as well as helping facilitate discussion about the impact of events on the community, the challenges and costs of presenting events, and considering how to make it easier to stage great events in Northfield.  


Author Michael Perry will be speaking at the library tonight (9/9) at 6:30!

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Meet author Michael Perry who will be talking about his new young adult novel “The Scavengers”.  Co-sponsored by Monkey See, Monkey Read!

6:30-8 pm in the library's meeting room Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. 507-645-6606  No charge!


Elizabeth Child Hired as Executive Director of the Northfield Area United Way

The Northfield Area United Way is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Child has been hired as its executive director. “Elizabeth is a proven leader in local and Twin Cities corporate and nonprofit organizations. We are thrilled to welcome her as our new executive director,” says Priscilla Paton, chair of the Northfield Area United Way board of directors.


City Invites Applications for Boards and Commissions

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From City Clerk Deb Little comes the announcement of vacancies on the following city advisory boards and commissions:

   *Arts & Culture Commission

   *Economic Development Authority

   *Heritage Preservation Commission

   *Housing and Redevelopment Authority

   *Human Rights Commission

   *Library Board

   *Park & Recreation Advisory Board

    *Planning Commission

   ·Rental Housing Board of Appeals

Please visit the City of Northfield’s website at http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/Index.aspx?NID=98 for an application and additional information about City boards and commissions.


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