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Submitted by Betsey Buckheit on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 6:44am
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 - 9:12pm
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 - 7:22am
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 - 4:30pm
"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 - 4:27pm
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 - 3:24pm
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 - 9:19am
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 - 8:09am
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 - 9:11pm
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 Sat, 12/12/2015 - 11:16pm
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.
Submitted by Brad Kmoch on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 3:48pm
Waffle Dinner to support Northfield High School Bands!
Featuring Dad's Belgian Waffles
All you care to eat, children under 5 eat free and carry out is available
December 18, 2015, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northfield High School Cafeteria
Submitted by Joy Riggs on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 9:49am
Northfield High School junior Rose Mibus will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 11, at the 40th annual Lucia Fest sponsored by the Northfield Swedish Club.
You don't have to be Swedish to join in the festivities, but a willingness to have fun is recommended. The event begins at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The celebration marks the beginning of the Swedish Christmas season and includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.
Dressed in white with a red sash at her waist and wearing a crown of candles on her head, Lucia will lead a procession of attendants and star boys, singing the traditional St. Lucia song. Afterward, Lucia and her attendants will serve cookies and coffee to everyone. The event concludes with songs and dancing around the Christmas tree.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 8:29am
This fall, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support 10 projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including the first-ever “Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant”. All projects are funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.
Funded projects included:
Give something that means something by donating blood this holiday season - YMCA hosted Blood Drive: Thurs, Dec 17th (free child care available noon-3, if needed)Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:46pm
Northfield Area Family YMCA hosts community blood drive
Give something that means something by donating blood this holiday season. Northfield Area Family YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, December 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at YMCA, 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield.
Submitted by Joy Riggs on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 10:24am
The Northfield Swedish Club is preparing for its 40th annual Lucia celebration and is looking for girls and boys interested in participating as attendants. The event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St. W., in Northfield.
Area residents of Swedish descent—or those simply interested in a night of fun, food and music—are invited to attend this annual celebration marking the beginning of the Swedish Christmas season. It includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, singing, and folk dancing around the Christmas tree.
After the meal, Lucia, dressed in white with a red sash at her waist and wearing a crown of candles on her head, will lead a procession of attendants and star boys, singing the traditional Lucia song.