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Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Musicians Amy and Adams and Budding Farmers for Kids at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market FairSubmitted by Teresa Tillson on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:35pm
Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by Amy and Adams, and vegetable stamp art for kids by Budding Farmers are just part of the fun on Saturday, September 14 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair.
Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft
Produce is abundant at Riverwalk. Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, tomatoes, winter squash, and eggs grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina. Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.
Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 7:04am
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Constitution Day will be marked in Northfield with a public forum on immigration issues sponosred by St. Olaf, Carleton, and the Northfield TORCH Program. The forum is being organized by Professor Doug Casson at St. Olaf, and will take place at Regents Hall, room 290, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. The program will include:
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 6:43pm
Highlights of the September 9, 2013 Northfield School Board meeting:
- An overview of security upgrades and other facilities work undertaken over the summer.
- A discussion of the possibiity of launching a strategic planning process for the district. The current strategic plan can be found here.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 9:08am
Northfield Historical Society volunteer and middle school teacher, Earl Weinmann, reports that history is alive and well in southern Minnesota, so much so in fact that students in Northfield, Minn., are writing it. In a soon-to-be-released book, Our Story: A Guide to the History of Northfield, Minnesota , eighth graders at Northfield Middle School have engaged in an innovative research and writing project that had them searching back through Northfield’s history from the early geology of the area to the present day. The 42 chapter and richly illustrated history is written in the style of a textbook and will be used in the local schools. The book is a stunning example of how teens can learn and participate in scholarly endeavors while contributing to the historical landscape of the area.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:34am
ASK A TROOPER by Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha September 6, 2013
SCHOOL BUS PROTOCOL
Question: I was just told that it is more dangerous to drive my kids to school than having them ride the bus; Is this true?
Riding on a school bus is the safest way for your child to travel to and from school, yes, safer than riding in a parent’s vehicle. The greatest risk is approaching or leaving the school bus – the 10 FT surrounding the bus is the DANGER ZONE.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:21am
The on-going children’s programs resume the week of Sept. 9th. All programs are free and open to all!
10 am Tuesdays Patty Cake Infant Lapsit- Infant Lapsit is designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating books with simple songs, rhymes and fingerplays.For ages 6-18 months with parent or caregiver.
1 pm Tuesdays & 10 am Wednesdays Toddler Rhyme Times- Two back-to-back programs that encourages the development of language and motor skills by integratingmovement, songs, books and rhymes for kids ages 18 months to 3 years with parent or caregiver.
10 am Thursdays Story Time for 4’s and 5’s Stories and a craft for the “just about ready for school” crowd. For children who are ready to sit and listen to a picture book, sing songs and create a small art project.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 2:54pm
Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 1:07pm
Hans Bengtson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the practice of Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic of Northfield, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Dr. Bengtson will be working with Robert Shepley, MD; Brad Wille, MD; Clint Muench, MD; and Erik Stroemer, MD. He will see a full range of patients in clinic at Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in Northfield and at FamilyHealth Medical Clinics in Lakeville and Farmington. He will operate at Northfield Hospital.
Dr. Bengtson’s professional association with OFC is a homecoming of sorts. He is a graduate of Northfield High School. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, performed his residency at Marshall University in Huntington, West Va. and recently completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. His physician services are provided by Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, P.A. of Mankato.
Submitted by Patsy Dew on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:47am
A new art exhibit at the NSC Gallery, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, opens on Monday, September 9.
This exhibit features the work of two artists, Joyce Francis and Griff Wigley. There will be an Opening Reception on Monday, Sept 9, 5-7pm.
Submitted by Paul Krause on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 8:33am
Genesis: The Art of Creation, a new documentary film by Paul Krause, will air this coming Saturday on Twin Cities Public Television's Minnesota channel. The documentary will air at 2am, 8am, 2pm and 8pm.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:25am
Where else but Northfield could all this happen?
There truly is something for everyone this weekend. From vintage baseball to trick horse mounted shooting to art fairs. Plus all the excitement of the eight Bank Raid re-enactments!
Hundreds of volunteers make it all possible and the whole town benefits from the thousands of people who come to Northfield for this unique event.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:46am
The Defeat of Jesse James Days Committee is pleased to announce that the 2013 Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award Recipient is Emily Schmitz.
Emily has been involved in many volunteer efforts in our Northfield ranging from St Dominic Church, the Northfield Hospital Board, the League of Women voters, and many programs at the Community Action Center. At the CAC Emily has one special program that is dear to her heart and has dedicated many years to, the Christmas Sharing Program. Serving as ambassador for the CAC, she has raised thousands of dollars for the remarkable holiday gift program.
Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:39am
• First National Bank
Thursday night Sept. 5th is unlimited ride night with a wrist-band! Grab your townie friends and head to one of these locations.
Advance sales for Thursday night wrist band night are available at select local businesses.
• First National Bank
• Community Resource Bank
• Premier Bank
• Econo Foods
• Cub Foods
• Rocky Top
Submitted by Rob Schanilec on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 9:37am
We're putting together our 6th Annual Visual Arts issue as I write this. So don't put it off – send info on your art (short bio, a few samples, preferred medium, influences, where to get more info, strange and amusing notes). We want to expose you in the next Guide! Send by Sept. 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 507/663-7937 if you need more info.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:19pm
Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is offering training this fall to prepare students for emergency medical responder (EMR) or emergency medical technician (EMT) certification.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, the class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and alternate Saturday afternoons throughout the fall at EMS base headquarters at 1600 Riverview Drive. The classes are designed to maximize your time and energy to position you for certification.