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Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:37am
Dive into summer by joining the Summer Adult Co-Rec Sand Volleyball League. Games will be played on Thursday evenings, June - August, on the Carleton College Sand Volleyball Court. Teams of 4 - 6 players are required (not more men than women). Interested teams should fill out the attached registration form and return with payment to the Community Services office (1651 Jefferson Parkway) by May 12. Individual players not yet on a team may contact Melissa at 507-664-3502 or MBernhard@northfieldschools.org to be added to a player pick-up list.
Submitted by Gwen Daniels on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:05am
May is Bike Month. Be prepared with safety gear at an affordable price. Kryptonite bike locks are now available for $8 at two locations in Northfield.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:18am
The Y is hiring summer lifegaurds and swim instructors.
Do you enjoy working with kids and families? The Y has a busy pool during the summer and we're looking for enthusiastic people looking to join the Y staff team. Full details on job descriptions located on the Y website. Submit an employment application and drop-off or email Tara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:22am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA's Registered Dietitian, Curwin Gett has some great advice on protein this week. Visit the Y website for more QuickBites Tips from Curwin.
How much protein do we need, and what are the best sources?
Although protein is an important part of a healthy diet, the truth is most Americans actually eat about twice as much protein as we need. Protein is a very important nutrient and is part of every cell in the body. Therefore, it is vital for the building and repair of the body’s tissues.
Is it harmful to eat too much protein?
Submitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 2:48am
This week marks the fourth year of Northfield’s Arts and Culture Commission’s participation in the national Poem in Your Pocket Day, as established by the Academy of American Poets. In twelve locations, Northfielders will have the opportunity to select poems to take with them for sharing with others - friends, family, co-workers and even strangers. Included in the boxes are not only poems penned by the winning poets in Northfield’s Sidewalk Poetry Competition, but those of well-known poets of long ago, as well.
Public Invited to League of Women Voters Northfield/Cannon Falls Annual Meeting: Deb Fitzpatrick of the U of M's Humphrey School speaking: "The Battle for Equal Pay: Men on Paternity Leave, Women in Hard Hats, and Other Fronts in the FightSubmitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 11:18pm
The League of Women Voters of Northfield & Cannon Falls invites the public to attend their Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 23rd at the Friends’ Meeting House at 512 Washington Street in Northfield. All are welcome to come for the entire morning. There will be coffee and social time at 9 am, followed by a brief business meeting at 9:30 am. The Program will begin at 10:00 am. Deb Fitzpatrick, Program Director of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy’s Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy, will speak on “The Battle for Equal Pay: Men on Paternity Leave, Women in Hard Hats, and Other Fronts in the Fight.” There will be time for Q & A following Ms. Fitzpatrick’s presentation.
Submitted by Cheryl Strike on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:19am
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Minnesota FCCLA, has awarded $30,000 in annual youth service grants and in-kind dental hygiene supplies to 36 sites in 31 communities. These competitive grants are awarded through Delta Dental’s Serve a Smile grant program to support youth-led service projects that address important oral health and overall health issues. The program provides young people with funds to create healthier schools and communities. Locally, two grants (totaling $1,875) were awarded to youth-led projects.
Submitted by Cheryl Strike on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:08am
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized Connie Nelson, former elementary teacher and current chair of the Northfield Promise Reading Team, with the March 2016 “Making a Difference” Award.
The award is given out monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people.
“Connie cares deeply about the people she works with,” said Becky Gainey, Sibley Elementary Response to Intervention Coach and Reading Specialist. “She is calm and caring, and always puts students’ needs first.”
The Y is Seeking Caring, Enthusiastic Candidates for Summer Positions - April 22 first considerationSubmitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:21am
The Northfield Y is seeking caring, enthusiastic candidates who want to make a difference in kids' lives. If you like being active, spending time outdoors, and working with youth, we invite you to join our Day Camp Staff Team for Summer 2016! Check out the job description details and download our application at www.northfieldymca.org or stop by the Y to pick one up.
Submitted by Margit Johnson on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 9:13pm
The "2016" cornerstone has been set into the base of the glass atrium of the renovated library. There are now three cornerstones at the library - 1910, the original Carnegie building; 1985, the Steve Edwins addition that tripled the size of the original library; and now 2016, the atrium that has enabled the interiors of the 1910 and 1985 buildings to meet 21st century library needs and demands.
Come see it all on Saturday, May 7. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 AM, celebrations throughout the day until 5 PM.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:36am
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016. Highlights of the meeting included:
- a discussion of low-enrollment language classes, specifically Chinese 2 and Spanish 6
The next regular school board meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, at 7pm, in the high school media center.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:53am
It’s a sure sign of Spring: The annual Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair.
The 2016 Book Fair takes place April 26-30 at the Northfield Ice Arena on Highway 3.
This Northfield tradition got its humble start 55 years ago on the back porch of an Auxiliary member’s home. (At the time, members thought they might collect enough books to do the sale once.) Now, it fills the Northfield Ice Arena with more than 10,000 books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl. The Book Fair has raised over $750,000 to support Hospital projects and scholarships for local students training for careers in healthcare.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:56pm
Save the Northfield Depot invites the public to an update on the depot project next Thursday, April 14th at 3 p.m.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:55pm
You're invited to "check out" the new, renovated, updated and spiffy Library. There will an official ribbon cutting at 10 am and entertainment through out the day! Larger than life Mo Willem's children's book characters "Elephant and Piggie" will be on-hand to welcome the kids.
Back to our original address 210 Washington St.
Our hours begining Sunday, May 8th are:
9 to 8
September through May
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:51pm
The YMCA is so excited for another summer at the new Northfield Y facility. At Y Navigators, kids get to be kids. Whether it’s sliming their favorite counselor, learning a new stroke in swim lessons, collecting cool bugs or simply making a friend, Y Navigatros is a place for everyone to feel like they belong. We are here to welcome each kid for who they are and to help them grow mentally, physically and emotionally. Each day will bring fun and exciting opportunities for your child to try new things, get outside their comfort zone and walk away with a sense of accomplishment.
Our Y Navigator program is based on the Y’s Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We are here to help kids understand what it means to live with character in their life and how to do so through relationship-building games, teamwork challenges, and camper-to-camper recognition.