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Submitted by Corinne Smith on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 3:11pm
Northfield Reads is excited to announce its program for 2016. Everyone is invited to read $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, and join in various events to help us understand its message.
Northfield Reads aspires to engaging the community in lively discussions to assist us in understanding the diversity among. This year, the focus is on the working poor and those living in poverty. $2 a Day chronicles the stories of several families who are living in this extreme poverty in a way that is engaging, informative, and inspiring. At the same time, it weaves through these stories information about the complex social, political, and economic factors that underlie this situation.
The number of Americans who are struggling to survive on just $2 a day (about the cost of a gallon of gas and less than a latte) has more than doubled in the last twenty years, placing 1.5 million households and 3 million children in this extreme economic situation. This is about one of every 25 families with children, a startling statistic.
Here in Northfield we do not have statistics based on the concept of $2/day. The statistics that we do have indicate that low income households are increasing, with 15% of Northfield living in poverty.
Omelet Breakfast Sunday, Feb 21st, 8:30-12:30 (Support Local Deployed Military, Veterans and their Families). Beyond the Yellow Ribbon FundraiserSubmitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 2:06pm
Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon “Omelet Breakfast” set for Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Northfield Eagles Club
Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) is hosting its inaugural omelet breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Northfield Eagles Club.
Submitted by Nancy Stroessner on Sun, 01/31/2016 - 4:05pm
Have you ever thought about applying to be a vendor at Northfield's award-winning, juried artists' and farmers' market, Riverwalk Market Fair?
Our 2016 season will be starting again on Saturday, June 4, running every Saturday (except DJJD September 10) through October 22, at beautiful Bridge Square on the Cannon River in Historic Downtown Northfield.
2016 Guidelines, Rules, and Applications are now available at http://riverwalkmarketfair.org under the Be A Vendor tab.
More questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Doug Bratland on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:34pm
The St. Olaf Folk School presents a spoon carving class taught by artist Jim Sannerud. Learn to carve spoons in the Nordic tradition. The two-day workshop takes place Valentine's weekend, February 13–14, from 9am till 4pm in the Flaten Art Barn at St. Olaf College.
Registration is now open for anyone age 11 and over; no experience necessary. Tuition is $180, and enrollment is limited to ten students. Register online.
Submitted by Leah Eby on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:16pm
WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) educates and expands the number of women in philanthropy, builds and strengthens community through pooled investments, and improves the lives of women and youth in the Northfield area through focused giving.
2016 WINGS Board (from left to right): Laura Riehle-Merrill, Leah Eby, Nancy Moe, Meleah Follen, Kathy Olson, Alice Carson, Diane Lyman, Nancy Carlson, Maelynn Rosas, Vicki Stevens, Jacqui Dorsey (Not pictured: Patsy Ophaug, Bonnie Jean Flom)
Submitted by Betsey Buckheit on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 7:44am
The 3rd Annual Soup & Cycles event will take place Saturday, 6:00 p.m., pJanuary 30, 2016 at the Northfield UCC Church, 300 Union Street, Northfield, MN 55057 - please join us! BikeNorthfield’s Soup & Cycles gathers bike group representatives, trail advocates, local officials and any interested community members – whether or not they ride a bike -- for soup, socializing, and strategizing related to bicycles. BikeNorthfield works with bike groups, local government, non-profits and schools to encourage bicycling, promote safety, and educate the community about the benefits of bikes for everyone as part of building an active, friendly, people-centered community.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:12pm
Members of the Northfield Human Rights Commission invite all to the Color of Unity, the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, Monday, January 18, 2016, 7:00 pm. At Emmaus Church, 712 Lincoln Street N. This year's program will feature four performing groups, a talk on Black Lives Matter by a St. Olaf student, and the annual awarding of the Human Rights Award. This year's recipient is Susan Sanderson, honoring her years of commitment to the youth of our community in numerous ways, including her work as head of the Middle School TORCH program.
There will be performances by Glory Singers, Northfield Dance Academy, Ann Gregory-Bjorklund, Northfield High School Performing Arts Students (Latino anf Friends Players.)
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:22am
Filming has begun for the movie being shot in downtown Northfield. During the filming, there will be numerous parking restrictions downtown. Here's the latest schedule:
January 10 – 24, 2016 All parking restrictions will be signed 48 hours in advance. Watch for new signs throughout the two weeks. Check the Northfield Website for updated schedules. Call 507-645-4475 to speak to an officer and/or with questions.
Monday 1/11/2016 Film Location: 300 Block Division St. S. No Parking, Sunday (10th) 5:00 p.m. – Monday (11th) 6:00p.m., East side 300 block Division St. & South side 100 block 3rd St. E.
Tuesday 1/12/2016 Film Location: Archer House area No Parking Tuesday, (12th) 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., West and East sides of the 200 block Division St. Wednesday 1/13/2016 to Friday 1/15/2016 Film Location: 500 Block 3 rd Street E. No Parking,
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 5:30pm
"Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children". This was a part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963. The message continues to have great relevance for today when we are seeing that justice still is not being delivered fairly among all of those who live in this country.
The Northfield Human Rights Commission invites everyone to join us for the 22nd annual community celebration honoring the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 5:27pm
Health & Wellness Challenge! Are you ready to get healtheir in 2016?
Sign-up for one (or all of the following):
- 12 Weeks with no Soda Pop
- 12 Weeks averaging 5,000 steps per day
- 12 weeks to lose 30 pounds (teams of two - combined loss should be 30 pounds)
Sign-up at the YMCA or at the Northfield News with 3 ways to win prizes (as an added health incentive)!~
Click here for the registration form. Submit your form at the Northfield News office or at the YMCA.
More information on the Northfield News Facebook page.
Health & Wellness Challenge Sponsors:
Volunteer Fair Hosted by the YMCA - Saturday, Jan 9th. Visit local organizations to find out what is available.Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 4:24pm
When you volunteer, benefits abound. That is why the YMCA is hosting a Community Volunteer Fair - Saturday January 9th. If you have thought about volunteering but want to learn more about what is available. Stop by the YMCA Saturday morning.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Sat, 01/02/2016 - 10:19am
Exciting news! The 1888 depot will be saved, and it is almost ready to move! Save the Northfield Depot is delighted to announce that the depot is expected to make the short trip across 3rd Street sometime next week. The public will be notified in advance so that the community can watch and celebrate their success in saving the depot.
Despite the December rains and snow, work has continued for the preparation of the move. Early in November, construction workers separated the 1888 depot building from the 1944 addition (which cannot be moved). A certified specialist removed asbestos in the ceiling of a portion of the addition. Subsequently, the south wall of the depot (removed in 1944) was rebuilt, the baggage room walls reinforced, and the 1944 station master's bay removed since it could not survive the move. Save the Northfield Depot has posted regular photo updates of the construction progress, and a link to these photos can be found on www.northfielddepot.org.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 9:09am
Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy and volunteerism, has selected nine area nonprofits to receive grants for 2016. The organizations selected are the Beautify Northfield Coalition, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Greenvale Park Community School, HealthFinders Collaborative, Northfield in Bloom, Northfield TORCH, Northfield Union of Youth, Northfield Works – Community Action Center of Northfield and Northfield YouthBank. The grants, totaling $39,742, will be funded by five different funds inside of the Northfield Shares organization.
Submitted by allison schmitt on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 10:11pm
Everyone is invited to attend a unique worship service in Northfield this month. Televised live from Bethlehem, Palestine, and Washington, D.C., the Bethlehem Prayer Service will be shown at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St W, Northfield.
The Northfield service will begin with a brief introduction. At 9 a.m. local time, it will join via satellite the simultaneous services at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, where the time will be 5 p.m., and the National Cathedral in Washington, where it will be 10 a.m.
All are invited to will join us, those in Bethlehem, those in Washington and others around the world for this time of worship. The event is sponsored by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sun, 12/13/2015 - 12:16am
Cecilia Cornejo invites all to come to the premier of Make No Noise--The Story of a Skatepark, a documentary about the creation of the Northfield skatepark. Made in collaboration with members of the Northfield Skateboard Coalition since 2012, the film chronicles the process of securing a permanent place for the skateboarders in town. Cornejo says,”Though we all know the skatepark was finally built this past summer, this is not a spoiler, since the marrow of the story lies elsewhere.”
Cornejo is Visiting Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton. The screening is Sunday, December 20, 4:30 p.m. at the Weitz Center, 3rd St. East.