More scenes from the kiddie parade

Scenes from the DJJD kiddie parade last Saturday. Click to enlarge. Right: 3 generations of Richardson boys: Grandpa Scott, Dad Sam, Baby Soren.

See 9 dozen more photos in the DJJD Kiddie Parade photo album.

Northfield, Northfielders in the news

In the non-Northfield media recently: civic leader bloggers, Jean Mohrig, Northfield Police Dept., St. Olaf, Maggie Lee, Amy Gage, Northfield artists, Gregory Blake Smith, Dave Bubser, Grodon Morino, Ray Cox.

Web site redesign meeting tonight

webredesignthumb.gif Mike Bollinger of Livefront will be facilitating a public meeting at the City Hall Council chambers tonight at 6:30.

Purpose? to gather input and feedback on the navigation and layout of the new web site for the city.

See the 132 page PDF Final Research & Recommendations For Web Site Redesign which was updated on Aug. 30.

Mayor Lansing's office, mailbox

Northfield Mayor Lee Lansing not only has an office at City Hall. He's got his own mailbox I discovered yesterday. It's across the hall from his office, inside the door to the handicap access ramp.

Downtown streetscape plan

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The plans and graphics for the City of Northfield's Downtown Streetscape Plan are now available at the Northfield Public Library for public viewing. And I've taken high-resolution photos of all of them and placed them in a streetscape photo album. Click the medium-size photos to see the large versions.

Deanna Kuennen, economic development specialist for the city, and Howard Merriam, resource and park planning director, are leading the project and will be available for streetscape-related questions and discussion on the Northfield ISSUES list. They're also taking questions via email:

In last week's Northfield News, reporter Michelle Kubitz wrote...

Goin' fishing: one scores; others shutout

Left: 1st National Bank's Rick Estenson sent me this photo of "Peter Daniels, son of John and Gwen Daniels with a 40 inch, 18 pound Northern." He reportedly caught it on Lake Byllesby not far from Veracity Creek.

Right: Eric Johnson, Ken Bank, and Denny Alstaetter took Jim Crow's convertible yesterday morning at 6:30am to see what they could catch along Division St. Click photos for larger views.

Contact Us form <strike> temporarily broken</strike> fixed

Our Contact Us form is having a few hiccups.

Apologies. We'll fix asap.

Update 10:45 pm: FIXED.

DJJD photo albums

Center: Defeat of Jesse James Days Board member and neighbor Jeanne Schnobrich with my better half;
Right: Disc Jockey and Dundas Mayor Glenn Switzer at the bike tour HQ.

See all four DJJD photo albums in the photo gallery:

There is now a total of 113 photo albums going back to late 2002 in the photo gallery.

Northfield City Council mtg Monday night

agendatemplatethumb.gifThe Northfield City Council meets Monday at 7:00 PM at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street. The agenda is available on the City's agenda web page.

See the City's Weekly Meetings web page for an updated list of other city-related meetings this week.

Public forum: Old Memorial Field Park and Outdoor Pool

joelwalinski.jpgI got this email from Joel Walinski, Operations Manager for the City of Northfield, about Tuesday's public forum on the Old Memorial Field Park and Outdoor Pool.

"Griff, Thanks for posting the information on the initial public forum, here is the info for #2, please post and thanks, I've also attached the project timeline for your info."

Here's the Pool PDF Timeline.

DJJD parade photo album

John Severson took these photos and a couple dozen more at today's DJJD parade. Click these to enlarge and see the rest in the DJJD 2005 parade photo album.

If you have photos of DJJD that you'd like us to consider for posting here in the weblog or in a photo album, use this upload form to send them to me.

5/15K run/walk photo album

Photos from today's 5/15K run/walk. Click to enlarge.

See 4 dozen more photos in the 5/15K run/walk photo album, including the top 3 men and women in the 5K and 15K.

Update 10 PM: Race results are now available.

Scenes from DJJD

I'm working on a DJJD album but in the meantime, here are three photos. Click for larger views.

Left: Brad Ness, somewhat taken aback after the McCaw extracted a chunk of flesh from his hand while he was on duty at the beer tent entertainment center.
Center: Northfield Community Action Center director Jim Blaha and Mill Towns Trail champion Peggy Prove working the bike tour.
Right: Northfield Historical Society office manager Tracy Morris and City of Northfield Economic Development Specialist Deanna Kuennen working the NHS tent on Friday.

Cows in the Kitchen

The book, Cows in the Kitchen: An Annotated History of Food and Eating in Northfield, Minnesota is now available from many retailers in Northfield as well as the Northfield Historical Society museum store. The book is published as a public service by the Neuger Communications Group in Northfield.

Left: Joy Wolfe and Lydia Quanbeck Moe, two of the ten authors, were signing books on Bridge Square on Friday afternoon.
Center: Max Jennings, son of Neuger's communications impresario Randy Jennings, was drafted for promo postcard distribution duty. Click photos/images for larger views.

The other authors: Connie Gunderson, Joan Halvorson, Joan Kark, Ruthabeth McElrath, Joan Olsen, Nancy Soth, Candyce Taylor, and Molly Woehrlin.

Donation drop-off site volunteers, schedule

Patty Courchaine (left) and Lisa Thompson were among the volunteers yesterday for the Katrina relief truck at Lansing's yesterday. Click the photos for larger views.

The final drop-off time slots are Monday, September 12 at Lansing's, from 10-12 am and 1-2 pm.

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