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,

Soccer updates from the Dome - it's over. :-(

rick estenson.jpgRick Estenson and 250 Northfield area high schoolers are at the Metrodome this morning for the state high school Class AA semifinal soccer match against St. Louis Park at 10:00 am. Rick just phoned me from the Dome with the news that Breck beat St. Thomas Academy 5-1 in the other semifinal match.

He promises to phone me with a half-time update but I may be in the car on my way to the Twin Cities when he calls. If so, I'll post an audioblog entry via cell phone... AKA a type of moblogging.

10:50 am update: Halftime score 0-0. Teams appear to be evenly matched, according to Rick. Shots on goal: SLP 5, NFLD 4.

11:45 am update: The score is still tied 0-0 at the end of regulation. Shots on goal: SLP 18, NFLD 7. The game now shifts to a sudden-death overtime. If it's still tied after the overtime, then it's a shootout.

Noon update: St. Louis Park scored at about 9 minutes into overtime. Final score: St. Louis Park 1, Northfield 0.

12:30 pm update: See the MSHL box score on the game.

City administrator Bill Bassett at NDDC forum

Bill Bassett, Northfield's interim city administrator, will be the speaker at the NDDC's November Forum on Tuesday morning, November 1st.

See the Oct. 25 Northfield News article titled Meet Northfield's newest pinch hitter for more on Bassett.

Blogosphere/newsfeed additions

rss.jpgMore and more organizations in the area are using weblogs and RSS feeds on their websites. We add them to our civic blogosphere right sidebar on our homepage where the four most recent entry headlines are automatically imported. We also list the weblogs on the Civic Blogosphere project page.

Recent additions:

Northfield Area United Way (Elizabeth Schott)
Northfield Arts Guild Spotlight (newsfeed)
Northfield Soccer Association

If you know of an organization in the area with an RSS feed or a weblog, contact us.

For more information on RSS:
- How to read RSS Feeds
- RSS Readers

Mr. Sticky's Halloween performance at the Grand

mrstickyhallowweenthumb.gifI got an email from Michael Blaha of Organic Arts about Mr. Sticky's Halloween show at The Grand on Friday night: "We uploaded a bunch of images to the Mr. Sticky website. There is a little video there too." (And some shots of NCO board member Alex Beeby, I might add.) I couldn't get the music videos to run on my PC so I downloaded the intro clip and have posted it here via audioblog.com.

College Board of Business Consultants: t-shirts

I was in Ross Currier's downtown NDDC office on Friday for a little blog coaching and noticed his new shirt sporting a logo for the College Board of Business Consultants.

CBBC is a new organization in town in which local businesses team up with area college students to provide real-world business experiences. For more info, see this Aug. 24 Carleton news story, as well as Ross' Oct. 5 Impressive Partnership blog post.

Keesey 3rd at State AA tennis

christinakeesey.jpgNorthfield senior Christina Keesey lost her Class AA tennis semifinal match yesterday against Edina junior Whitney Taney, the eventual champion.

Keesey then won 3rd place by beating Kathryn Schmidt of Hopkins.

Boys soccer team at State on Monday

The Northfield High School boys soccer team plays in the Class A state semifinals Monday morning at the Metrodome against St. Louis Park. If they win, they play for the state championship on Tuesday against either Breck or St. Thomas Academy.

See the soccer-related Northfield News articles and Scott Neal's "Net Natterings" columns archived/linked on the High School's website for more.

College football results: ouch

football runner.jpgIn MIAC football today:

MIAC opponents 104, Northfield colleges 9

Halloween dance at The Key

The Northfield Union of Youth held a Halloween dance at The Key last night. Click photos to enlarge.

Audio promo for Club Ed (NHS annual auction Nov. 5)

Click the play button on the audio bar to hear Wendy Smith's 30 second promo spot for Club Ed, the Northfield Historical Society (NHS) auction on Nov. 5. Click the poster thumbnail and see Rob Schanilec's NHS blog post on the event for more details.

Chairman's Corner - Annual Meeting

morlan100w.jpgThe NCO Board held its annual meeting Wednesday (26 Oct 2005).

We reviewed where we had been over the last year and where we are headed in the future.

New Board members were elected.

Halloween weekend entertainment


Lots happening this spooky weekend in Northfield. Among the posters pasted about town: Mr. Sticky tonight at the The Grand Event Center; the CVRO at the NMS on Sunday; the Greenvale Park/Prairie Fire Theatre production of "Tom Sawyer" tonight and Sat. afternoon at the NMS. Click the poster thumbnail images for more on these events. And see the Oct. issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (NEG) and our Upcoming.org calendar for other events.

Straw poll results: Stop light at Hwy 3 & 3rd

Here are the results of the straw poll (122 responses) on the issue of the stop light at Hwy 3 & 3rd. The image on the left (click to enlarge) is the graphic summary for poll item #3: "The Northfield City Council should urge MNDOT to install a traffic light at Hwy. 3 and 3rd St."

For complete results, see the tabular results or graphical results views of all 9 items. Navigate through the results with the arrows at the bottom of each page.

My apologies to those using a Firefox browser. I'm only able to get the fancier versions of the results to work properly with Internet Explorer. Click "continue reading..." to get individual page links.)

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