Moonlight Serenade

Intricate rhythm patterns dance through the frosty air tonight as Northfielders celebrate community in Way Park under a nearly full moon.

(More information and photos inside...)


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Halloween display contest

The Northfield Chamber of Commerce is conducting a Halloween display contest this year.


The Archer House is participating and evidently managed to get Robert Bierman of Bierman's Home Furnishings & Floor Covering and current Chamber president, to model for the display (center photo). Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

If your business is participating in the contest and you'd like us to feature it with a photo here on N.org, contact us.


Full Moon Events

full moonWith the extended weather forecast calling for mostly clear skies, the upcoming full moon brings a flurry of autumnal activity to the area. Friends of Way Park kicks things off this Saturday at 7 p.m. with an evening of folktales and music in Way Park. Joseph Mbele, St. Olaf professor and author, will spin tales from his native Tanzania, and the Carleton African Dum Ensemble will perform between stories.

Sesquicentennial Cemetery ToursOn Monday, the night of the actual full moon, Sesquicentennial Cemetery Tours will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. and/or 8 to 9 p.m. at Northfield Cemetery (across from the High School) with actors portraying former Northfielders from their gravesites. Also on Monday, Faribault's River Bend Nature Center hosts a free Full Moon Hike from 7 to 8:30 p.m. And, if that's not enough, this full moon will also feature a very slight partial lunar eclipse, but not until just before sunrise.


Hwy 3 decorative infrastructure


Left: Decorative street lights have now been installed on the east side of the new Hwy 3 construction. Right: Decorative tiles have been installed on the edges of the sidewalks at many intersections.


Mystery markings


Clark Webster alerted me to these paintings on Division St., a #9 (or 6?) between 8th and 9th and a #3 at 6th. I've no clue what they're about. Anyone, anyone, anyone?


October Blizzard

blizzgroup.jpgThe Northfield Dairy Queen on N. Hwy 3 is particiating in the fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network today, which benefits Gillette Childrens Hospital. DQ will donate about 95% of the cost of each Blizzard sold.

dqbanner.gifAccording to Andrea Thompson a CMN Development Associate at Gillette, more than 60 Northfield residents have benefitted from the hospital.

This would include my daughter Gillian who had back surgery there a few years ago.


Northfield Entertainment Guide: October 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.

The N.org photos on the cover of the guide are used with permission.


New Board Member: Adam Gurno



It occurs to me now that practicing my introductions would probably be a good thing to do; Everyone I know I've had to meet first.

Hey, I'm Adam Gurno and I'm the newest member of the Northfield.org Board. You might know me...


MOM dresses up Ames


Malt O Meal appears to be finished with its exterior renovation of the Ames Mill and has installed lights along the building's entire roof line. Click photos to enlarge.


October is National Co-op month

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Just Food Co-op has a poster campaign for National Co-op month. Left: Co-op members and downtown building owners Victor and Kiffy Summa are featured in one. Right: Goodbye Blue Monday owners Dan Riggins, Katherine Dominguez and children are featured in another. Center: The Oct/Nov issue of the Co-op's newsletter The Compost (PDF) is now available on their website.

Full disclosure: what Bruce said.


Downtown businesses for sale

In the Nutting Block building at 3rd and Division, both The Mock Turtle and d. Butterfield's have signs in their windows announcing that they're for sale. Click photos for larger views.


South Highway 3 business development

Left: the parcel of land north of Target on Honeylocust Drive that the City Council is considering for a zoning change. See Alex Beeby's blog post from last week's Council meeting for more. Right: Super America is undergoing an extensive renovation. Click photos to enlarge.


Veterans Memorial: one month to go

Progress continues (click photos to enlarge) on the Northfield Area Veterans Memorial, which will dedicated a month from today. Pavers and poles are going in this week. More info on their site's dedication page.


Northfield, Northfielders in the news

In the non-Northfield media recently: Carleton, St. Olaf, Northfield's population, Rick Estenson, Cty. Rd 47


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