NHS Auction photo gallery

The Northfield Historical Society held their annual auction -- dubbed Club Ed this year -- at the Grand Event Center last night.

nhsauctiontn.gifAbove Left: NHS Board member Mary Rossing and auctioneer "Club Ed" Kuhlman strutting their stuff. Above Left Center: Glamorous babes were everywhere, including L to R: Pam Morlan, Deanna Kuennen, and Jessica Paxton. Above Right Center: Tropical males Bruce Morlan and yours truly. Above right: Dan Freeman, Maggie Lee, Arnie Nelson. Click photos to enlarge.

Left: I took 120+ photos of the schmoozing, the festivities and most of the winning bidders. See the 2005 NHS Auction photo album.

NHS Auction today

Northfield Historical Society's annual auction is tonight at the Grand Event Center. Ed Kuhlman of Kuhlman Auction (with son Nathan in the left photo above) will be the auctioneer. Schmoozing opportunities will be rampant. The photos are from the 2003 auction (see dozens more in the album), held at Jacobsen's after it closed its doors.

NCC wins Chamber Halloween contest

Northfield Construction Company won the Northfield Chamber of Commerce's Hallowween decoration contest this week. Jodi Duden was the chief contractor on the project, shown above with the traveling trophy. Click the photo to enlarge.

Upgrade to MT 3.2

We've upgraded the Movable Type weblog platform here to V 3.2. Let us know if you experience any problems.

ArtOrg was out of this world tonight ...

example.thumb.jpgberkey.john.painter.JPGArtOrg outdid itself tonight with its showing of art by John Berkey (right). The Artist was present, and was gracious and low key as I and others viewed and praised his works.

State Demographer Tom Gillaspy at the Grand

MN State Demographer Tom Gillaspy spoke at the Grand Event Center yesterday afternoon, courtesy of Catherine McBride of Investment Centers of America. Click the photos to enlarge and see a dozen more in the photo album.
Center photo, L to R: Dave Shumway, Tom Gillaspy, James Schlicting. Right photo, L to R: Becky Behrens, Jennifer Sawyer, Theresa Fierst, Geralyn Sheehan, Catherine McBride, Jody Graff.

Oliver! starts tonight at the Northfield High School

The musical "Oliver" begins today at the Northfield High School auditorium, directed by Bob Gregory-Bjorklund. See the Upcoming.org calendar event entry for details.

I took a dozen photos of the first hour of the dress rehearsal last night and put them up in a photo album.

Local churches promoting Club Ed

I snapped these photos (click to enlarge) last night of at least two area churches (Trinity and First Baptist) that are using their outdoor signs to promote the Northfield Historical Society's annual auction -- Club Ed -- coming up this Saturday at the Grand. See the Club Ed blog post from a week ago featuring an audioblog promo. And see yesterday's Northfield News for an article by Emily Zimmer titled Going, going, gone.

Northfield, Northfielders in the news

In the non-Northfield media recently: Dave Machacek & ArtOrg, Sarah Hale & ARTech, Mark Setterstrom.

Art show openings

Left: Dean Kjerland's Art on Water studio opens a show on Friday called Bead Days - Studio Nights. "chARTonnay, wine, women, chocolates" is the byline and it features the work of Judy Saye-Willis, Leanne Stremcha, Jennifer Wolcott, Lori Schmidt, Cathy Collison, Elizabeth Schott, and Sue Hammes-Knopf. For a spicier promo of the show, see Ross Currier's Torrid Sex Downtown blog post.

Right: Dave Machacek has blogged a press release on the John Berkey Observed Exhibition which opens Nov. 4 at ArtOrg

One year ago in the N.org weblog: elections

What was happening this week a year ago in Northfield, according to blog posts to N.org? Scott Davis (city council) and Katy Hargis (school board), among others, were elected. See the October 31, 2004 - November 06, 2004 archive.

Northfield Entertainment Guide: November issue

negcoverthumb.gifThe new issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (NEG) is now available free throughout the Northfield area and here via PDF. (Click image to view within your browser or right-click on the image to "Save link/target as..." and then download it and view/print from your PC.)

It's published by Rob Schanilec at By All Means Graphics.

Boys soccer team takes 3rd at State

In the Class A 3rd place soccer game this afternoon at the dome: Northfield 2, St. Thomas Academy 0. See the MSHL narrative below and the box score for more.

Thanks to Rick Estenson for the phone tip.

October web traffic for Northfield.org

We had a record month for web traffic in October in the visitor category (click image to enlarge):

Visitors: 12,709
Visits: 37,803
Pages/pageviews: 155,724

Hits? It's an irrelevant stat. Want to know more? Our web host provider says this:

Revamped website for ARTech

The Northfield School of Arts and Technology (ARTech) has revamped its website, courtesy of student webmaster Sean Hayford O'Leary. I snapped the photo of Sean at last month's NCO annual meeting. He's on the NCO Tech Committee and has his own weblog,

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