Music by Anna Marie Mitchell, Solar Energy Demonstrations for Kids, Fall Produce at Riverwalk Market Fair 2014 closing Saturday

Fall at Riverwalk Market Fair

Look for music by Anna Marie Mitchell, solar energy demonstrations for kids, fall produce, tomatoes, apples, sweet and savory pastries, fresh local produce; and the area’s finest art and craft at the 2014 season closing day of Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, October 25, from 9 am to 1 pm in Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

Music by Up and Coming Singer Songwriter Anna Marie Mitchell

16-year-old Anna Marie Mitchell is already attracting notice for her performing and original song writing.  She made it to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in 2013.  Now she has released her first CD and has caught the eye of the Nashville music establishment.  She was listed as “one to watch” by the Nashville songwriters Association International for her song “Broken Glass.” 

Solar Power Demonstrations for Kids by All Energy Solar


HealthFinders Shoe Drive. Ever try working out in sandals? Not Good. Donate your gently used athletic shoes to patients who need them!

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Many underserved members of our HealthFinders community have been exercising in inadequate footwear, resulting in painful and expensive injuries! Especially affected are Somali women, who work out in sandals very similar to flip-flops. Imagine running on a treadmill in sandals!


Something special for teens! Capone's 210 Club a Speak Easy event at the Library.

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That's right!  Saturday evening, Oct. 25th the library's meeting room will be transformed into a 1920's era Speak Easy- with games of chance, nibbles and beverages!  All strickly on the "up and up!"  The library's Teen Advisory Board has been preparing for this event for over a month.  TAB President Emma Prichard has her boas, necklaces and flapper outfit ready to go along with the playlist of 1920's jazz.  The Washington Street side door will open at 7pm.  Costumes are encouraged! Admission is free.  

For more information please call 507-645-1804 or email Kathy.Ness@ci.northfield.mn.us

For those 18 and under, middle schoolers are invited but not younger kids! Thank you!

Northfield Public Library 210 Washington St. 


Minnesota’s Own: Preserving our Grand Homes

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David Sylvester will present a program developed by author Larry Millet on his book Minnesota’s Own: Preserving our Grand Homes.  Mr Sylvester will speak at the Northfield Historical Society on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM about his new book.  He will show pictures of some of Minnesota’s beautiful homes from around the state and tell stories about their construction, original owners and restorations.   This program is cosponsored by the Northfield Historical Society and the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library.  For more information call the library at 507-645-6606 or the Northfield Historical Society at 507-645-9268.  The program is free and open to the public.


Northfield Hospital takes precautionary measures

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The safety of patients and staff is Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ first priority as it joins hospitals across the country in taking precautionary measures in the event an Ebola case is identified in the community.

While public health officials work to better understand the Ebola virus and to refine the most effective prevention and care protocols, Northfield Hospital is adapting its protocols to be ready should a patient present with Ebola-like symptoms.


Save the Date! Northfield Police Facility Open House on October 23, 2014

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The City of Northfield Police Department would like you to join in the celebration of their new facility.

Our new police facility is located at 1615 Riverview Drive in Northfield.

An Open House will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 starting at 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Huebner Joins First National Bank of Northfield Board of Directors

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First National Bank of Northfield announced today the addition of Paul J. Huebner to its Board of Directors. For the past five years, Huebner has been working with the senior management team and board of First National and its holding company, Heywood Bancshares, in the areas of strategic planning and information technology consulting.

Huebner is the founder and a partner of Congruiti, LLC, a company that helps businesses and nonprofits leverage their strengths and use technology to better serve customers, save money and grow. Prior to starting his own business, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer of UNIFI Companies, Inc., a diversified insurance and financial services company with $17 billion in assets. Previously, Huebner worked for IBM Corporation, where he was a sales representative, business process consultant, project manager and consulting practice executive.

Welcome to Purple Door Youth Theater!

Alice @ Wonderland is the first production of Purple Door Youth Theater in Northfield.

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to announce Purple Door Youth Theater.  PDYT is a new tuition-and-audition based educational theater company for young people grades 2-12.   Each Purple Door Youth Theater session provides both a full scale production and classes.  Highly qualified instructors teach acting, technical and administrative theater lessons, personal character skills, and provide hands-on-theater experiences.  Students will be involved with every aspect of producing a show from designing and building, to performing, to marketing and ushering.  

Purple Door Youth Theater productions use quality, professional, family-friendly theater scripts.  The first show is Alice @ Wonderland by Jonathan Yukich. 


Northfield City Council approves PEG Access Channel change with Charter Communications

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Charter Communications moved to an all-digital environment on October 7, 2014 in the City of Northfield. 

As a result, Northfield public, education and government (PEG) access Channel  12 and Channel 16 to Channel 180 and Channel 187 on the Basic Tier of service.   

 

Questions?  http://www.charter.net/or call (800) 581-0081 or (651) 217-8445


Charles Kernaghan, “The Man Who Made Kathie Lee Cry,” to present Carleton Convocation on Global Labor and Human Rights

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Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, Oct. 24 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Widely recognized as having launched the anti-sweatshop movement in the U.S., Kernaghan is best known as “the man who made Kathie Lee cry,” after publicly exposing that 13-year-old children were working in a brutal Honduran sweatshop earning just pennies and hour sewing Kathie Lee Gifford’s clothing line for Wal-Mart.  Entitled “The Race to the Bottom in the Global Economy,” Kernaghan’s presentation is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.


Volunteer puts brakes on Meals-On-Wheel route

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Guy Kalland won’t be hitting the road again anytime soon, at least not for Northfield’s Meals-On-Wheels program.

After 20 years of owning the Tuesday “Blue Route” September through May, he is rolling to a stop.

“It was always an enjoyable hour,” said the long-time varsity basketball coach at Carleton College as he reflected on his weekly regimen. “I couldn’t wait to get to Tuesdays. It was a mini-sabbatical for me, especially if we were coming off of a Monday night loss.”


Journalist and documentary filmmaker Peter Frumkin to speak at Carleton about his craft and the state of documentary filmmaking

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Director, writer and producer Peter Frumkin will appear at Carleton College on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Carleton for the week of Oct. 20, Frumkin will speak on the state of documentary filmmaking. This event is free and open to the public.

Peter Frumkin has been a director, writer, and producer of documentaries and non-fiction media for over 30 years. His works have been broadcast on PBS, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and Courtroom Television. His documentary subjects have included history, culture, science and engineering, health care policy, environmental policy, and medical ethics.


MnDOT Public Open House on Rail Transportation Planning

On Thursday, October 16, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Passenger Rail and Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations, will hold a Public Open House onThursday, October 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, in the Great Hall at Carleton College.  The purpose of this MnDot Public Open House is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the State's Rail Plan, which prescribes an anticipated plan for near- and long-term rail projects in the State, and to provide feedback and suggestions to inform the Plan's revision. 


Northfield Arts Guild presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY

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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is thrilled to open the 55th Season with the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY in time for the Halloween season.  This adaptation, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, proves that even Morticia and Gomez must deal with the same issues as every parent when their daughter Wednesday brings home her respectable boyfriend from a “normal” family.  The original Broadway run of the show premiered in 2010 and showcased Broadway stars Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia.  This musical is spooky, silly fun for the whole family. 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (October 13, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting, incluind agenda and table file, can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:

  • a presentation by Bill North, from the the Friends & Foundation of the Northfield Public Library, on the library expansion and remodeling project;
  • a presentation on data from the school district's World's Best Workforce annual report.

The next meeting will be on Monday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school media center. 


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