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Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:20pm
The Northfield Area United Way will host a family friendly Super Hero Kickoff for its fall fundraising campaign at the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to meet powerful United Way partner agencies and learn how these local heroes benefit one in three Northfield area residents. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes for the chance to win a prize for Best Dressed Super Hero.
The public is invited to try the YMCA all day. Other features of the morning kickoff include live folk music, interactive games and giveaways. Super heroes and common folk are invited to dress up and take their own photos in the photo booth sponsored by Brand Yourself Consulting.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:18pm
Community Services is currently accepting applications for a number of fall, winter and spring job opportunities. Instructor opportunities exist in a variety of sports including basketball, floor hockey, soccer, tennis and outdoor adventure. Basketball and volleyball scorekeepers and officials, aquatics staff (lifeguards and WSI instructors) and those interested in leading birthday parties are also needed. Community Services is looking for staff who are outgoing, responsible and who work well with youth. Applicants must possess knowledge and aptitude of their desired position.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:39pm
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is Hiring!
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
Posted: August 5, 2015
Status: Full Time Non-Exempt
Wage Range: $26,020 - $30,960 annually (includes a $6,000 health insurance stipend)
Submitted by Corey Butler on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:48pm
I've decided this is the year I participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's after putting it off year after year.
This walk falls on the sixth anniversary of the passing of my grandfather, George Butler. He suffered from Alzheimer's for the last leg of his life, and the disease accelerated when my grandmother passed away in October 2008.
He spent the last 11 months of his life in a nursing home, in and out of good and bad spells. Throughout it all, for whatever reason, he knew who I was each time I visited him. I was fortunate to be living in Minneapolis at the time, visiting him three times a week. He wasn't just my grandfather; he was my friend.
Submitted by Corey Butler on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:26am
The show is guest-driven and focuses on Northfielders about who they are, their history with the city, and what they do in the community. Ultimately, this is a show about people and how they help make Northfield the place we call home.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:41am
The City of Northfield and Northfield’s PRIMEtime out-of-school-time network were featured in a recent national newsletter published by the National League of Cities. The article highlights the efforts of the PRIMEtime collaborative to provide free summer programming to over 500 Northfield youth this summer. Northfield is recognized as a national leader among small cities in creating citywide out-of-school-time systems.
The article notes the City of Northfield’s support for PRIMEtime, including partnerships with the Northfield Public Library, Northfield Police Department, and Northfield City Pool. The piece also recognizes valuable financial grants provided to PRIMEtime by the Northfield Area United Way, Women In Northfield Giving Support, and Youthprise.
Participating PRIMEtime summer programs include:
- Summer PLUS – serving youth in grades K-5, four days per week for 7 weeks at Greenvale Park Elementary School
- Summer BLAST – serving youth in grades 6-8, four days per week for 7 weeks, and splitting time between Northfield Middle School & Carleton College
- The Key – a youth-run youth center in downtown Northfield, open daily to all youth ages 12-20
Partners in the PRIMEtime collaborative include the Northfield Public Schools,Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes, Carleton College, St. Olaf College, and Minnesota Alliance With Youth Promise Fellows program.
To access the full National League of Cities article, CLICK HERE.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 6:09pm
Jasper Kruggel, city of Northfield Project Manager, announces that construction of the Northfield Skateboard Park is well under way. To the entire Northfield community, Kruggel gives this friendly reminder: “Please stay off the recently poured concrete and out of the fenced in construction zone. Concrete structures are not completely cured.”
The next step is the grading and seeding for grass, to be done in mid-July. Bids will be going out for trees to complete the landscaping.
It is probable that there will be a “soft opening” August 1, with an official Grand Opening around Defeat of Jesse James Days.
For more information contact:
Jasper Kruggel at 507/645-3027 or email@example.com
Submitted by Leah Eby on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:18am
WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2015 grant recipients at a celebration last Tuesday at the Carleton College Weitz Center for Creativity.
Over 125 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $73,868 in grants from WINGS. 2015 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:47pm
Northfield Youth Choirs (NYC) has made it to Carnegie Hall.
Members of the Concert Choir will perform in the world’s most prestigious concert hall, Saturday, June 20, in New York City.
Forty-six Northfield choristers will join with choirs from around the country to sing in the National Children’s Festival Chorus with orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor Emily Ellsworth. They will perform in the main hall, the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the stage reserved for such musical luminaries as Isaac Stern, Billie Holiday and the famed New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elizabeth Shepley, Artistic Director for NYC, said this is an exciting opportunity for the singers both musically and culturally.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:57pm
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 Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 9:37am
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 Zach Pruitt on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 6:17pm
The Mayor’s Youth Council is hosting a community garage sale this Friday and Saturday. There are hundreds of items for sale! The sale is part of the Northfield Shares “Goods for Good” community garage sale initiative.
- FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 — 3:30-6:00 p.m.
- SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 — 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Northfield Maintenance Facility (1710 Riverview Drive, behind Perkins Restaurant and across from the new police station)
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:18am
10 Weeks to a 5k. Do you want start running? Train to run your first 5K with support from the Northfield Y.
Enjoy a fun way to get healthy, meet new people and experience the power of the group in helping you to reach your goal.
Wedensdays May 27 - July 29, 10 sessions
Meet in the Northfield Y gathering room (just inside the front doors).
Registration fee: $30 for Y Members, $40 for Community Members. Ages 16+ Before the first session, get your legs ready with 8 days of walking. Visit the Y's website to register or call 507-645-0088. Download our flyer for more details.
Submitted by Joy Riggs on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:05pm
The Northfield Fine Arts Boosters (NFAB) have renamed their organization’s Instruments For All program in memory of longtime Northfield elementary band director Roger Jenni.
The program, which aims to put an instrument into the hands of every Northfield Public Schools student who wants to participate in the band or orchestra program, is now known as the Roger Jenni Instruments For All Memorial Fund.
NFAB made the announcement at Monday evening’s Northfield High School band concert, before the performance of “Hymn and Celebration,” which was composed by St. Olaf Music Professor and NFAB board member Tim Mahr. The Concert Band’s performance of the song was dedicated to Jenni, who launched the band career of most of the students in the auditorium.
Jenni passed away unexpectedly in February, several months after he had retired. He had taught the fifth grade band in Northfield for nearly 40 years and was known for his enthusiasm—for band and for students.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:56pm
Best Summer Ever!
Best Summer Ever!
Friendship, Accomplishment, Belonging
Register for Y Navigator Camp in April and get rewarded! If you register between April 1-15, you’ll receive a $15 gift card, good towards merchandise in the Y Store! Register between April 16-30 and receive a $10 gift card. It’s easy– register today!
Y Navigator is a flexible 3-, 4- or 5-day-a-week camp, available from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with programmed activities from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., that is based at the new Northfield Y facility. Come one week or come all summer! Kids will enjoy trips to local and not-so-local destinations, all designed to strengthen their imaginations and stretch their bodies. Includes swimming at our pool.
Your kids will have an amazing experience, all in a safe, inclusive, nurturing environment.