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Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 05/12/2005 - 4:06am
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Tue, 05/10/2005 - 7:19pm
See the photo album from tonight's performance by participants in the Union of Youth Writing Workshop. Jan Allister was the advisor/writing instructor, with assistance from Ted Tuel.
Participants: Stephanie Bove, Madi Cooper, John Witt, Althea Allen, Willie Gregory-Bjorkland, Sarah Lee, Becca Mellstrom, Nat Allister, Gilly Wigley, Amanda Madsen, Siobhan Meehl, Joey Cherney
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 05/09/2005 - 4:09am
Northfield Montessori's new school building is under contruction.
It's new location is between the American Legion Ballroom and the Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley on North Highway 3.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 05/09/2005 - 3:51am
Last week I blogged photos of Sheldahl Fountain on Bridge Square. There are other commemorative plaques there... in addition to the Civil War Veterans Memorial in the center of the park.
Don McRae, 1992 recipient of the Joseph Lee Heywood award, has a memorial tree on the west edge of the park. McRae died in 1996.
Carl Squint Hower has two of the benches dedicated to his memory. Hower died in 1967. I couldn't find any information on Hower on the web. Attach a comment if you know who he was, or contact me.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 05/09/2005 - 3:34am
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 05/09/2005 - 3:10am
Left: the poster promoting the event, titled "The Man from Nantucket and other stories by the fashionably late," was created by Becca Mellstrom. Lead instructor this year (right): Jan Allister, Assistant Professor of English at St. Olaf.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 9:18pm
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Spring Fling is today.
See the schedule of events below.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 7:31pm
See the photo album I started back in January of the site and plans.
Submitted by Alex Beeby on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 6:01pm
Today was day two of the three day "2005 Service Learning and Academic Civic Engagement Summit" hosted by St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. The summit consists of a variety of lectures and discussions regarding students, education, and community involvement.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 5:30pm
As reported back in March, the Ole Store will re-open sometime in June.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 3:06am
Detour Map #1: Eastbound Hwy 19 traffic routed east on Woodley to Prairie, north to Wall St. Road, east to Spring Creek Road, north to Hwy 19. (Right photo: the new, temporary parking lot at Hwy 3 & 2nd St., replacing the Water St. lot to the east of the footbridge.)
Detour Map #2: Southbound Hwy 3 traffic routed west on Greenvale to Spring, north to Lincoln Parkway, west to Lincoln St., south to Forest Ave, east on Forest/Third St.
Update 5 PM: I've attached the text of the MN DOT press release.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 6:58pm
Northfield Middle School history teacher Earl Weinmann, one of the 10 finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, speaking to the Rally for Education crowd on Bridge Square tonight. (Click the photos for a larger view. Thanks to Jane McWilliams for the photo on the right.)
See the Rally for Education photo album for two dozen more photos.
Submitted by Alex Beeby on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 4:38pm
Approximately 200-300 people converged on Bridge Square this afternoon to show their support for education. They called for a 5% increase to the education funding formula for two years.
Attendees listened to multiple speakers: Lee Lansing, Northfield Mayor; Frank Flavell, a NHS Student; Earl Weinmann, Northfield Teacher of the Year; Dr. Chris Richardson, Northfield Superintendent; and Mary Cecconi of Parents United. They were also given the opportunity to sign their names to prepared postcards or fill out their own to be sent to State House Representative Ray Cox, State House Majority Leader Steve Sviggum, State Senator Tom Neuville, Governor Tim Pawlenty, and State Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson.
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 3:33pm
The Division Street duck hatchery closed today. Mother and thirteen offspring made the trek to the Cannon River. Photos by Nikki Whipple.
Update, Friday 9 am: I got the complete story from Joy Westenberg at The Kuyper Group this morning.
Submitted by Alex Beeby on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 8:44am
The Northfield Farmer's Market, a 32 year tradition, begins again tomorrow in Riverside Park (the one next to the Collegeville Development construction by Wells Fargo).
In a nation where most food purchased at supermarkets have traveled an average of over 1,000 miles, the Farmer's Market is as local as you can get without growing it yourself or raiding your neighbor's garden. More than a dozen vendors bring their in-season products-all from the Northfield Area. Available products are expected to include a variety of plants, asparagus, rhubarb, eggs, maple syrup, jams & jellies, baked goods, dried flowers, honey, and meats.
The Market is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11:00 a.m.