ISSUES list topic of the week: New policy on Guest Columns at the Northfield News

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Over and Back Ten Year Anniversary CD; show sponsors

cd-front.jpg The Over and Back Ten Year Anniversary CD, "Over Ten and Back for More" is still available and can be ordered via their website.

Featured sponsors of Over and Back: College City Beverage; First National Bank Northfield; Northfield Construction Company; Steven Schmidt Construction; Wells Fargo Bank; TBC Foundation

Listen to this two-minute audio clip of track 13 on the CD: Orange Blossom Special. Click to play. No special audio players/plugins required.

Northfield Rotary Turkey Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

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Northfield Rotary hosts its Turkey Day run/walk on Thanksgiving morning, 9 am at the Northfield Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit the Jeff Amerman Pavilion at the Spring Creek Fields. T-shirts for the first 200 registrants. See the PDF for complete details and registration. See the year 2001 results.

Five videoclips: Over and Back's last show

I saw Over and Back's performance last night (final performances of their final show are today) and snapped some videoclips, including the grand finale: "Gone at Last"; the Bleacher Girls: "Goodnight Sweet Heart"; Neal and Leandra: "Mold Love"; Will Healy: "Amazing Grace".

Whole cast grand finale: "Gone at Last" Part I (left, 2:17) and Part II (right, 3:00)

Click to play. No special video/audio players/plugins required. THREE MORE...

Northfield Community Video Project: Session II on Monday night

The New Northfield: A Video and Community Dialog Project hosts Session II on Monday night, 7-9pm at the Northfield High School Auditorium.

"A view of Northfield from a business enterprise perspective, facilitated by Pat Allen, President of Learning Innovations, Inc. of Northfield. Videos by Northfield filmmakers Paul Krause and Dennis Wilcox."

For more details, see the Northfield Video Project and Rob Schanilec's Oct. 8 blog post on the Sesquicentennial weblog.

ARTech's Thanks-Give! fundraiser

At 7:00 Tuesday the 22nd, ARTech will host its second annual fundraiser. Click the photo and poster for larger views and see Director Tim Goodwin's blog post for more.

Bead Days - Studio Nights: photo album

genericalbumthumb100w.gifFive of the artists at whose work is featured in the Bead Days - Studio Nights show at Art on Water were there last night for a "chARTonnay, wine, women, chocolates" reception. Left photo, L to R: Leanne Stremcha, Judy Saye-Willis, Lori Schmidt, Sue Hammes-Knopf, Elizabeth Schott. Right photo: Lori and Elizabeth, smokin' the chocolates.

Click the photos to enlarge and see three dozen more in the Bead Days - Studio Nights album.

Photo album of "Life from Sketches" show at the NAG

genericalbumthumb100w.gifA show titled Life from Sketches opened at the Northfield Arts Guild last night, featuring the work of Jennifer Otis and Chad Miller. It continues through January 5, 2006. Center photo L to R: NAG Executive Director Rebecca Bazan and Visual Arts Coordinator Jan Rohwer were on hand to introduce the artists and schmooze the guests. Right photo, far right: Jessica Peterson, District 2 Rice County Commissioner and owner of Cottage Industry, with colleagues.

Click the photos to enlarge and see over a dozen more in the Life with Sketches photo album.

Sleepout for homelessness

At 6 this morning, this crew was packing up their camping gear after sleeping out on Bridge Square for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

L to R: St. Olaf student Eric Cameron, Carleton student Amber Swiggum, St. Dominic pastor Denny Dempsey, and CAC Executive Director Jim Blaha. Click photo to enlarge.

Scrooge begins this weekend

Posters for the Northfield Arts Guild's play Scrooge are in the windows of businesses all over town.

Tickets can be purchased by phone, at the NAG office, or online.

Scrooge sponsor: Wells Fargo bank.

NAG 2005-06 theatre season sponsor: First National Bank Northfield.

Over and Back: end of an era

Over and Back's final show is this weekend. See their goodbye page and bios of the cast of regulars: Will Healy, Susan Lohmann, Craig Wasner, Michael Hildebrandt, Charlotte DeVries, Gordon Oschwald, Steve Jennings, Casey Wasner, LuAnn Aldrich, Roger Fette, Brian Bjorklund, and The Bleacher Girls. There are evidently still a few tickets remaining for the Saturday performance. Guest artist: Neal and Leandra.

Rotary lunch; CAC event/drive; Salvation Army request

I attended the Northfield Rotary Club's weekly lunch today at the...

Nfld Public Library Board Meeting Report - Nov 15th

The Northfield Public Library Board met on Tuesday, Nov 15th. Did Booker the Bookmobile catch on fire? Did Lynne Young threaten a lock-out if the librarians failed to raise December checkouts by 15%? How many times was the library stormed by protestors angry over controversial book holdings?

Find out, inside!

The return of winter

Winter returned to Northfield this week. Yes, those of us who live here probably don't need to be told. But our site visitors from other countries might like to know. Left: the Northfield Public Library yesterday morning, with an inch of blowing snow. Center: 6 degrees on the First National Bank Northfield thermometer this morning under a full moon. Right: Traffic to the site from other countries in October. Click to enlarge.

Wile E. Coyote and more at St. Olaf

Last week I asked for help in identifying some natural features of the area west of St. Olaf.

I got answers (comment attached to the blog post) from someone named Megan.

And she included links to photos taken last year on the campus prairie with a motion-sensing camera, including the one above. Click to enlarge.

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