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Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:54am
Have a splendid summer this year by enrolling in Community Services recreation programs. Opportunities include parks and playground programs, a large variety of sport activities, aquatics for all ages and adventure outings. Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you! If you'd like to register or learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page. Please also find us by going to www.nfld.k12.mn.us or call 507-664-3649.
Summer reading is important to your child! And the Northfield Public Library has a fun way to encourage reading.Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:44pm
"Every Hero has a Story" is the Summer Reading Program for kids and teens! This year we have created challenging reading BINGO sheets for all ages, from “read to me” kids through high school teens. The BINGO sheets have been designed by the Library Pages and the Teen Advisory Board!
You can pick up BINGO sheets at the Library beginning June 1st. You earn a prize for every 3 BINGOS you complete. Summer reading rewards and more BINGO sheets can be picked up during Booker’s open hours at all sites or at the Public Library at 210 Washington St.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:28pm
Books & Stars is a community-wide entertainment series held at various parks on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 in June, July & August.
Booker, the Northfield Book Bus opens at 6:30. Booker has Library materials for all ages and summer reading program supplies! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free, family friendly entertainment.
June 10 Way Park Ventriloquist James Wedgwood
Made possible by a grant from SEMAC, Myrtle Houston Fund and the Northfield Historical Society
June 17 Central Park Singer Justin Roberts
Sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Library.
Carleton College holds its 141st Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 13; bestows honorary degree on The New Yorker's Peter SchjeldahlSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 12:04pm
Carleton College will award the Bachelor of Arts degree to the 487 graduating members of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, June 13, in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Bald Spot, the lawn west of Hulings Hall on the Carleton campus. A celebratory picnic on the Bald Spot will follow. In the event of severe weather, commencement will be held indoors at the Recreation Center. Seating is available to accommodate all guests, whether outdoors or indoors, and no tickets are required.
Following remarks by Carleton College President Steven Poskanzer, two seniors will address the graduating class, chosen by a panel of their peers. This year’s senior commencement speakers, both English majors, are Sam Braslow (Los Angeles) and Anna Donnella (St. Davids, Pa.)
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 5:22pm
Carl Henry reminds people that you can bring your unwanted and appliances Saturday, June 6, from 10:a.m. to noon, to the First United Church of Christ parking lot, 300 Union Street, Northfield. Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted, but there is a $5.00 fee AND a limit of two per household. Large sets – requiring two people to carry – will not be allowed.
The following items will be accepted for free:
Computers (desktops towers, laptops)
Network equipment (models, routers)
Thin monitors or Tvs
Small air conditioners
Other small appliances if they are largely metal
If the weather is terrible, the event will be cancelled.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:57am
Have a splendid summer this year by enrolling in Community Services recreation programs. Opportunities include parks and playground programs, a large variety of sport activities, aquatics for all ages and adventure outings. Whether you are an adult, teen, youth or infant, there is something for you! See the flyer below for further information. If you'd like to register or to learn more about a specific program, click HERE to be directed to the Community Services classes and registration web page. Please also find us by going to www.nfld.k12.mn.us and follow the Community Services Link. To reach us by phone, call 507-664-3649.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:46am
An All Comers Track & Field Meet will take place Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northfield Middle School track, located at 2200 Division St. South. The event is free and open to the public. The fun, family-friendly meet welcomes children and adults of all ages to participate.
Races include various sprints and distance runs, build-your-own relay and medley teams and field event competitions.
The track and field meet is made possible through Northfield Community Services in collaboration with local running advocates and Girls Scouts, Troop #25259, who are volunteering their time to help kick off the event for a silver award. The goal is to initiate a community-wide event that contributes toward good health.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 8:37am
Bethel Lutheran Church Mission and Justice Committee and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel announce an international film series focused on the conflict between the Israeli government and the Palestinians. The films will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on June 9. They will be shown at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Avenue, Northfield and are free and open to the public. There will be time for a brief discussion following each film.
Submitted by Linda Tollefson on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 7:00pm
Women in Northfield Giving Support (WINGS) will honor 27 area organizations that serve women and children at its annual grant celebration on Tuesday, June 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Weitz Center Commons, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College. The groups are recipients of $73,868 in grants to provide programming in four areas: basic needs, education, mental and physical health and entrepreneurship.
The event is open to the public. There is a $10 per person suggested donation and it includes a light supper and a chance to hear about the work of the grant recipients. Registration is required and can be done at the WINGS website: http://www.wings-mn.org/2015-wings-grant-celebration. Please register by June 5.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 4:17pm
The City of Northfield is excited to announce commencement of construction for the Northfield Skateboard Park. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 4:00 PM, at Old Memorial Park, 801 E 7th Sreet. The public is invited to attend the formal groundbreaking of the Northfield Skateboard Park. This project was made possible by the hard work of numerous community groups and members; we look forward to seeing you out there.
The Northfield Stateboard Coalition hopes there will be a big crowd on hand Wednesday to celebrate this long-awaited event!
For a look at the design for the completed park, click here.
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 3:05pm
Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) will host its annual “Lighten Up!” Garage Sale on Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Carleton’s West Gym. The popular sale converts the unwanted year-end possessions of Carleton students into bargains for area residents and cash for local charities. The sale is held every year during Carleton’s reunion weekend and the CCCE advises shoppers to shop early and often.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00am
After a long delay due to technical difficulties, here are the videos from the two regular Northfield School Board meetings in May 2015. Agendas and other materials from both meetings can be found here.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:51pm
Powerpoint presentation: 0-20:00
“Update on Public Engagement Process for Woodley Street Reconstruction Project” was the first item on the agenda for the Northfield City Council at last night’s Work Session. City Engineer/Public Works Director Dave Bennett took the first twenty minutes to give the Council an overview of the project process and public engagement. Discussion then followed for about an hour.
Powerpoint presentation: 0-20:00
Staff’s Project Scope Recommendation: 20:00-22:15
Council discussion: 22:15-01:16:00
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:18pm
Mayor Dana Graham talks about upcoming projects in his latest Minute with the Mayor video.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:58am
Northfield Heart Safe Project will honor 10-year old Amber Fredrickson Monday, June 1, with a “Life Saver” Award for taking heroic action earlier this spring when her mother suffered a diabetic reaction while driving on Highway 3.