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Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 3:16am
Norman Butler and Don Forsberg, two of the many local thespians performing in The Comedy of Errors, a NAG play and ArtSwirl event in Central Park. The final two performances are this weekend. The play is sponsored by Chapati and The Contented Cow.
Noon today: A Walking Tour of the Architecture of Downtown Northfield by Preservation Commission member Clifford Clark.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 2:38am
The sun came out just in time for last night's 150th birthday party on Bridge Square, a Sesquicentennial and ArtSwirl event. Click any photo for a larger view and see 3 dozen more in the 150th party photo album.
Left: David Koenig and daughter, working on the birthday card. Center: Donna's Boys (Merle Dahl, Noel Stratmoen, David Legvold, Bill Johnson) serenade Lynn Tchida, the new Family Services Coordinator in the Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division. Right: NPS Community Education Director Hannah Puczko and Northfield News Publisher and NDDC board member Renee Huckle.
The balloon hat-making clowns and some of their victims. Click any photo for a larger view and see 3 dozen more in the 150th party photo album.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 08/12/2005 - 1:36am
Left: Professional Unwanted Art Saleswoman (and NAG Executive Director) Rebecca Bazan, hawking the goods at last night's auction at the Cow, an ArtSwirl event fundraiser for the NAG. (Click photo for larger view.)
Center: At 6:30am today, Goodbye Blue Monday employee Sonya Rulseh was looking for ways to offset her patronage binge at last night's auction.
See 18 more photos in the Unwanted Art Auction action photo album.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 12:41pm
The 150th party will be held outside, since the rain appears to have moved through the area.
5:05 update: As will "The Comedy of Errors" in Central Park at 7:00, according to Director Susan Carlson.
Submitted by adam.gurno on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 9:14am
The Northfield Public Library has begun offering free wireless (802.11g) access to all patrons.
The NPL joins (in no particular order) The Contented Cow, Just Foods Co-op, The James Gang Coffeeshop, Goodbye Blue Mondays, and Froggy Bottoms in offering free wireless access.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 1:57am
An ArtSwirl event tonight on Bridge Square.
Click the image for details.
And continuing: Comedy of Errors in Central Park.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 08/11/2005 - 1:56am
John Kristiansen of Northport Michigan has contributed many items to tomorrow's art auction at The Contented Cow, an ArtSwirl event to benefit the NAG. Center: John's mother Mary Ann, with her husband Ray Eng, both Northfielders, in front of John's work, on display at the Cow. Right: Ed Kuhlman, Kuhlman Auction, will be the auctioneer. (Click the images for larger views.)
See photos of the individual items of most of the contributed items in the unwanted art auction photo album. Full disclosure:
Submitted by Bruce Morlan on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 5:36pm
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 4:02am
* Live Art Demonstrations
* Writers' Night
* Live Art Demonstrations
Details on the Northfield Arts Guild's ArtSwirl page.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 2:20am
Left: ArtOrg jazz at the Rueb last night. Center: a flyer for the Single Speed Cyclist League. Right: last weekend's oats threshing. Dozens more photos by Ed Kuhlman, Kuhlman Auction, added to the oats harvest photo album.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Wed, 08/10/2005 - 1:47am
A fast-moving thunderstorm moved through Northfield late yesterday afternoon. The squall line whipped up dust, hair and hats among downtown pedestrians. There were scattered power outages but all was calm by sunset. Click the photos for larger views.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 7:45am
The City of Northfield has put up a draft of the 132 page website redesign Research and Recommendations document (pdf) on its website.
See the Northfield.org's ISSUES list archives for the ongoing discussion of this issue.
Or JOIN the list so you can participate, too.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 7:10am
Musicians: Alicia Wiley (below right), Steve Jennings (below left), Karl Koopman, Jeff Bailey, and Tim Snow.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 6:40am
Gene and Claire Fox and Cindy Anderson are the coordinators for the Red Cross blood drive being held in Northfield next week. Gene emailed me the details:
"The draws will take place at the American Legion Ballroom, 1054 Highway #3, North on Monday, August 15, 2005, and on Tuesday, August 16, 2005, from 1:00 PM to 6:45 PM on both days. To make an appointment, call Merrell at 507-645-9821 prior to the drive dates. For donor elegibility questions call 1-800-Give Life."
The Rice-LeSueur Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross (based in Faribault) has a new website. I spoke with Executive Director Judy Blackmer this morning.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 08/08/2005 - 6:30am
In the non-Northfield media recently: Tom Nelson, Terry Tofte, St. Olaf's Women's Golf Team.