2nd Annual Soup and Cycles

Come to Soup & Cycles 2!

Join BikeNorthfield and representatives of local bike groups and bike-interested community leaders Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Carleton College's Weitz Center (Room 236) for soup, socializing and strategizing.

We'll celebrate the successes of 2014 and explore how we might work together in 2015 on projects relating to bike education, infrastructure and bike/recreational tourism. Tandem Bagels will provide soup (and bagels), local bike shops will be on hand with bike demos (6:00-7:00 pm), local bike groups (CROCT, Northfield Pedalers, Friends of the Milltowns Trail, Bike Northfield and more) will present updates (7:00-8:00), and then your input is needed for planning for a more bike-friendly Northfield (8:00-9:00)


New Video! Minute with the Mayor

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View Mayor Dana Graham’s first 2015 “Minute with the Mayor” video:

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13

A collection of Mayor Graham’s short videos will be housed on the City of Northfield website in the Media Center under the channel “Minute with the Mayor”. 


Lawyer turned documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter to present Carleton Convocation

Acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter, an attorney, civil justice crusader and award-winning documentary filmmaker, will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation on Friday, Jan. 16 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Porter is the founder of Trilogy Films and the director of the acclaimed documentary, “Gideon’s Army,” which portrays the lives of three young public defenders working in the Deep South. Following the personal stories of their clients, the film shows first-hand the realities of—and inequalities in—the American criminal justice system. The Hollywood Reporter called the film “an eye-opening insight into a judicial hellhole world that ordinary citizens can never imagine” and Village Voice called it “HBO’s most illuminating crime drama since ‘The Wire.’”

Entitled “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Porter’s presentation is free and open to the public. Carleton convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.


Book Signing at Northfield Historical Society

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Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven announces that Susan Hvistendahl will do a book signing and presentation of her new book, Historic Happenings, at the Northfield Historical Society, 408 Division Street, on Thursday, January 15, starting at 6:30 pm. The book includes stories about the people, businesses and events that have made Northfield the special place it is today. These selected columns were originally published in The Entertainment Guide, which partnered with the Northfield Historical Society to publish the book in December.

There are inspiring stories of early merchant Hiram Scriver and John North, who founded the town in 1855 and soon established the Lyceum as a library, reading room and place for settlers to debate issues of the day. North’s ties to Abraham Lincoln are given, along with how North’s temperance policies led to an ax-wielding episode in 1858.


Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me Film Postponed

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Tonight’s Northfield showing of the “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” documentary, scheduled for 7 p.m., has been postponed due to severe weather. The film has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 29. Northfield Retirment Community and Three Links will be in touch with all ticket holders via email next week to confirm their attendance at the January 29 showing. Visit www.glencampbellnorthfield.com for more information.


Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses brings his passion for cooking and nutrition, along with his culinary expertise, to Northfield

Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses

Bill Yosses, the official executive pastry chef at the White House from 2007 to 2014 and coauthor of the book “Desserts for Dummies,” will visit Carleton College January 15-18 to participate in a residency with the College’s Firebellies Cooking Club and to present a variety of workshops for students and community members.

During his tenure at the White House, President Barack Obama nicknamed Yosses “the Crust Master,” saying “Whatever pie you like, he will make it and it will be the best pie you have ever eaten.” At the White House, in between creating extravagant pastries, tending the White House garden, and cooking for the leaders of the world, Yosses worked closely with First Lady Michelle Obama on several initiatives promoting healthy eating for young people. These experiences piqued his interests in using cooking as a catalyst for societal change.


Still time to donate to the Library Improvement Project!

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Yes, the Friends are still looking for those generous angels in the community to support the 2015 Library Improvement Project.

Don't Run, Call 911

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Northfield EMS carries the antidote for opioid overdose – call 911 for help

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson and EMS Director Brian Edwards want local community members to know that they can and should call for help in the case of a drug overdose. 

According to the 911/Good Samaritan provision in Steve’s Law, Minnesota’s drug overdose prevention law that passed earlier this year, a person acting in good faith who seeks medical assistance for someone who is experiencing a drug-related overdose may not be charged or prosecuted for the possession, sharing, or use of a controlled substance, or possession of drug paraphernalia if that person is the first person to seek assistance, provides a name and contact information, remains on the scene until assistance arrives, and cooperates with authorities.  The person experiencing the overdose is also immune. 


The Arts for Martin Community Choir: An Invitation

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You are invited to join singers from around the Northfield community for our annual evening of reflection on and celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, at Arcadia Charter School’s Arts for Martin, Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

This is an inspiring evening, featuring singers, dancers, instrumentalists and actors from throughout the community, middle school to professional level.

Come and join the community choir. All ages and levels are welcome. We will gather for rehearsal at Arcadia on Tuesday, January 13th, 7:00 PM and Thursday, January 15th, 7:00 PM. The performance is at 7:00 PM Friday, January 16th at Arcadia, 1719 Cannon Road.


Volunteer Coach is Making a Difference

Larry Santfner

Longtime Raiders coach and community volunteer Larry Santfner has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for December. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth.

Northfield High School football head coach Bubba Sullivan said that during the years Santfner has volunteered with the football program, he has served in many roles, including kicking coach, equipment manager, and weight room attendance monitor.


MARGO KRAGER TO TALK ABOUT HER REPRODUCTION FABRICS

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Last summer, Margo Krager opened her shop, Reproduction Fabrics in Northfield.  More precisely, she moved her store from Montana, to be closer to her daughter and family, and continued a business she has had for years.  Her shop, on the second floor of the 1st National Bank building, with an entrance on 4th street, specializes in fabrics from different time periods, covering 1775 - 1950.  She sells to individual sewers and quilters, but her biggest customers are from the movie and television industry, theater companies, and historical centers who want to produce authentic looking costumes.  She does considerable business online.  Margo will talk about reproduction fabrics, emphasizing textiles during the Jesse James era, on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00 pm at the Northfield Public Library. 

This program is part of the library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult reading program, and is free and open to the public.


HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS 2015 AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights returns to the Northfield Public Library this winter. During the cold, snowy months of January and February, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library. Join the library Hot Reads program starting Monday, January 5, and read for prizes until Saturday, February 28. After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines about the book. The name and phone number section of the paper will be cut off and put in a fishbowl.  The comment section of each slip will be posted on the bulleting board downstairs. Patrons will be able to browse book comments for ideas of new books to read.  Three winning names will be drawn each week and each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to a downtown business.  Patrons who use the Northfield Senior Center will be able to sign up and drop their book slips at the Senior Center. Their completed slips will also be posted at the library, and the participants will be included in the weekly drawings. Several library programs are being planned for winter months.


Neuger Communications Group Announces Promotion of Betsey Garvey to Senior Graphics Specialist

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Neuger Communications Group, a full-service strategic communications firm specializing in marketing communications and public relations, announced the promotion of Betsey Garvey to senior graphics specialist. Garvey plays an important role on client service teams across the firm.

Garvey, who has been an employee of Neuger Communications Group for more than seven years, serves on the firm’s graphic design team, providing leadership in the development of print publications, logos and graphic standards. As the industry has shifted, her design portfolio – which includes clients in the higher education, nonprofit, engineering and senior services industries – has expanded to include emails and websites. Garvey resides in Northfield, Minn., with her husband, John.


LOCATION CHANGE for Northfield Citizens Online Annual Meeting - January 22, 2015

Due to an event conflict at the previous location, Thursday's annual meeting of Northfield Citizens Online (Northfield.org) has been moved to Froggy Bottoms.

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All are welcome to attend NCO's Annual Meeting at Froggy Bottoms on Thursday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. In addition to electing new board members, we will unveil a sneak preview of the new Northfield.org website design. Board members will be on hand to discuss goals for Northfield.org and available volunteer roles. Learn how you can get involved and help share stories about Northfield and the people who live here!


Acclaimed Glen Campbell Alzheimer’s Film Comes to Northfield

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Senior care providers Northfield Retirement Community and Three Links have partnered to bring the acclaimed documentary film “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” to Northfield for a one-time showing. The film, which chronicles Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease while on his final tour, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Northfield Middle School.

Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and made the decision to deal with it publicly. The film documents the legendary singer’s goodbye tour as well as his evolving relationship with his wife, Kim, and his children. It details Campbell’s amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.


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