World's Largest Swim Lesson

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 Have you ever wanted to help break a world record? Now is your chance...right here in Northfield!!! Northfield Community Services has entered Northfield as a host community for the World's Largest Swim Lesson.  Infomatin about the WLSL and more detailed information is below. 


Shakespeare Week at the Northfield Public Library

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Shakespeare in the Park

Books & Stars

Wednesday, 7 pm June 18 Way Park

Join us for a unique encounter with the bard! This evening will include a minstrel wagon, upbeat music, audience interaction, and more!  Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.

 

Stage Combat Workshop

Thursday, June 19 at 5:30-6:30 pm-At the Library (Grades 6-12)

Ever wonder how the slaps, punches, and swordfights happen onstage? Actors from the Great River Shakespeare Festival will lead an interactive stage combat workshop! Don't miss your chance to learn how stage fighting really works, and to try your hand at it, too. This program is designed for grades 6-12. Anyone under age 12 would need to have a parent in attendance.  This program is paid for with funds from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

 


Stage Combat Practice At Saturday's Riverwalk Market Fair

Find out how onstage fights really happen!  This Saturday, June 14, Riverwalk Market Fair is delighted to welcome members of the Great River Shakespeare Company of Winona who will present demonstrations and practice in basic hand-to-hand stage combat techniques (no weapons used). Recommended for youth ages 11 to 18.  Youth ages 7 to 10 accompanied by an adult, please.  9 am to noon in Northfield's Bridge Square.


Northfield Area Bikeable Community Workshop

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Bicycling is an American pastime. But for Minnesota cities, bicycling increasingly means economic development and community health!   Across out state -Minnesota schools, businesses, and city governments are taking steps to make their communities more bike friendly - as a proven means of improving the overall health and vitality of their communities.

 

What can we do to make Northfield a safer and more pleasant place to bike? 


This Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 8:30 am - 3:00pm

The City of Northfield

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) and 

Healthy Rice County SHIP 

 

are teaming up to co-sponsor

the Northfield Area Bikeable Community Workshop 


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (June 9, 2014)

The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center. A full packed for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


HealthFinders Collaborative awarded $40,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota

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HealthFinders Collaborative has recently received a  $40,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help eligible low-income Minnesotans access health care coverage in Rice County. The funds will be used to support Health Finders patient advocates in enrolling patients for MNsure and other outreach programs as well as coordinating efforts for patients across the county.

The HealthFinders Collaborative grant is one of 12 awarded across the state to help more people access the services they are eligible to receive through MinnesotaCare and Prepaid Medical Assistance.


Skating School Director Published in SKATING Magazine; NHS Students Featured

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Two Northfield High School students, Emma Sayner and Elizabeth Penny, were featured in an article about running successful skating camps written by Northfield Skating School director Carey Tinkelenberg and published in the June/July issue of SKATING Magazine (p 52-53). Emma and Elizabeth are both coaches and competitive skaters at the Northfield Skating School. SKATING Magazine is the official publication of the sport's national governing body, U.S. Figure Skating, covering skating news and updates about all aspects of the sport, from grassroots programs through Olympic competition.


Justin Roberts kicks off Books and Stars on June 11

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Northfield Public Library is ready for summer!

Nationally known Justin Roberts will kick off Books and Stars on June 11 at Central Park. Booker, the book bus opens at 6:30. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Books and Stars provides the entire community weekly, family friendly, fun, and entertaining shows in our beautiful Northfield parks June 11- July30.

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Young People's Theater Workshops Starting Soon

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The Northfield Arts Guild is once again conducting their popular Young People's Theater Workshop. The Arts Guild staff of theater artists lead young students in creating an original production.  The mornings are filled with classes in creative dramatics and dance.  In the afternoons, participants take part in writing an original script and rehearsing. Live performances are open to the public on the last two days of the session.

This year, two week and three week workshops are being offered.  "The two week workshop (YPTW2) is in response to our students who were unable to commit to three weeks in the summer." says Ann Mosey, Executive Director of the Guild.  "These workshops are already full, though we have spaces available for YPTW3, which is our three week workshop."


Summer -- Time for Celebrating and Fun!

This article was written by Joan Janusz, a member of the Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use.  

 

Keeping Youth Safe

June at last!  A new burst of energy and time to “let go”, a time of endings and beginnings: Ending of the school year and the beginning of summer.  For our graduates and their families, it is a time of celebration of an important milestone.  As is tradition, a letter recently was sent to the parents and guardians of all graduating seniors in Northfield from Monte Nelson, Chief of Police and Chris Richardson, Superintendent of Public Schools. 


The Skateboard Coalition Video

Why should Northfielders support a skatepark? In this new video from the Northfield Skateboard Coalition, local skaters and other youth, adult community members, local business owners, and the Northfield Chief of Police all give their compelling answers to that question. Please take ten minutes to watch the video, share it, and encourage others to show their support. You can make a contribution toward the design and construction of the skateboard park on GiveMn.org, or by check made out to "Northfield HCI" (with "skatepark" in the memo line) and sent to Northfield HCI, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS 128, Northfield, MN 55057-2760.
 

 


Pregnancy Prevention Program Coordinator is Making a Difference

Clarita Kell is Making a Difference

The coordinator of a pregnancy prevention program for Latino youth has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for May. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.

Clarita Kell has been a resource and advocate for Latina and Latino students for more than 10 years through the Comadres and Compadres Pregnancy Prevention program. The program aims to help teens in grades 6-12 learn about themselves, and how their attitudes, beliefs and behaviors can influence their futures. It has been part of the HealthFinders Collaborative since 2010.

The students meet with Kell in weekly sessions to discuss difficult topics of growing up, including sexuality, sexual health and negotiating the future. Kell also created a peer-to-peer program that brings the high school students and middle school students together in “Friends Teaching Friends” classes.


HCI's 2014 Report to the Community Highlights Successes

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The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s annual report has been published and is now available online. “Setting the Stage for Healthy Youth Development,” the 2014 Report to the Community, highlights the non-profit organization’s past year of successes and summarizes the work of nearly a dozen HCI-supported collaborations.

The report includes a feature story on Rey Andrade, a 2012 Northfield High School and TORCH program graduate who is attending St. Thomas University on a full-tuition scholarship.

HCI formed in 1992 and is a coalition run by community leaders, youth parents and school personnel. Its mission is to foster a collaborative environment in Northfield that empowers youth, strengthens family and builds community. In the past 11 years, HCI has helped bring in $4.5 million in grant funds from sources outside the community to support Northfield youth efforts.


Carleton College Announces Faculty Promotions

The Carleton College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of five faculty members, from Professor to Professor Emeritus, effective September 1, 2014.


Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process

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Media Release

 

June 4, 2014

 

Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process 

 

On July 9th and 10th the Northfield City Council will interview candidates for the position of City Administrator.  The City Council values public input and is therefore making opportunities available for public involvement in the process.

 

The City Council will be holding a meet and greet event on July 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  This will be an opportunity for members of the public to visit with the final candidates and get to know them a bit.  Interested persons are invited to stop by anytime during the event. 

 


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