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Submitted by Nathan White on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 1:30pm
12/9/13 Update: The problems appear to now be fully resolved. Thank you for your patience.
Our hosting provider, Dreamhost, performed emergency maintenance several days ago on our web server. This maintenance involved migration to a new server. Since that time, various things have not been working properly, most notably:
- E-mails from the site do not work (user registration / contact us form).
- Images uploaded with stories are not displaying.
We would like to get these problems fixed as soon as possible, but that depends on Dreamhost responding to our ticket requests in an adequate manner. Keep your fingers crossed.
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 Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:23pm
The Northfield Public Library is open for business at the City Hall (801 Washington Street) where visitors will find many materials on location, staff to assist, space to read, and access to computers. Take a look at this video and you’ll see what I mean!
If something you’re hoping to get is unavailable on site, there is always the SELCO where loan requests between Northfield and other SELCO libraries are usually filled promptly. After hours, items may be returned to the book drop located in front of the City Hall. Library website: www.ci.northfield.mn.us/library; Phone: 5-7-645-6606.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Submitted by Jennifer Groff on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:07am
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Submitted by joel weisberg on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 2:58pm
Carleton College's Department of Physics and Astronomy welcomes the public to a Goodsell Observatory open house on Friday, July 3, from 10 pm to midnight, if it is clear.
The open house will be cancelled if it is cloudy.
Open houses are held the first Friday of each month, with the schedule posted on the web at go.carleton.edu/observatory.
The next open house after that one will be August 7 at 9:30 PM.
Cindy Blaha and Joel Weisberg are Professors of Physics and Astronomy at Carleton College.
Summer reading is important to your child! And the Northfield Public Library has a fun way to encourage reading.Submitted by Kathy Ness on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 6:44pm
"Every Hero has a Story" is the Summer Reading Program for kids and teens! This year we have created challenging reading BINGO sheets for all ages, from “read to me” kids through high school teens. The BINGO sheets have been designed by the Library Pages and the Teen Advisory Board!
You can pick up BINGO sheets at the Library beginning June 1st. You earn a prize for every 3 BINGOS you complete. Summer reading rewards and more BINGO sheets can be picked up during Booker’s open hours at all sites or at the Public Library at 210 Washington St.
Submitted by Penny Hillemann on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:19pm
Goods for Good, Northfield’s annual city-wide garage sale event for charity, has begun! The event runs now through Saturday, May 16. The organizers of each site have selected a charity or cause that will benefit from their sale, and they agree to give at least 50 percent of the money raised to that charity. Shop the sales and know that your purchases will support lots of great causes.
There are 22 sale sites this year and most are indoors, so this is a rain or shine event. Sale hours vary by site, so download the site map, which includes hours and descriptions for each site, or pick one up from a specially marked news box in front of the Northfield News office at 115 5th St. W. in Northfield, or at any of the sale sites. Look for the Goods for Good signs.
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 Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:22am
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership seeks candidates for Executive Director who will provide overall management, panning and leadership of this non-profit organization working to protect the water quality and natural systems of the six-county area along the Cannon River.
To learn more about the organization, visit the website: www.crwp.net. To apply, send over letter and resume to Nancy Braker, CRWP Board Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Posting will remain open until May 10th.
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 Scott Richardson on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:52pm
When Debbie Tungland recommends you shop the Great Northfield, Minn. Book Fair, it’s like Warren Buffet offering you a “hot” stock tip. She has that kind of track record. Debbie is the woman from Kenyon, Minn, who last year at the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair invested one dollar for a copy of “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy and sold it for $3,000. That’s a nice return.
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.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:22pm
Do you want to complete a triathlon? The Northfield Y is offering a 6-week Y "Tri" to Get Fit program that will teach you proper form and strategy to train for a triathlon. Each session will include an educational and a workout component. Work with Kyle, one of our Certified Personal Trainers; he will take you through a 6-week course meeting once a week (no class April 22) to learn about the training process for a Sprint Triathlon, and give you workouts to complete for the next week. Ages 15 and up.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:28pm
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances to the First UCC parking lot on Saturday, March 7, from 10 A.M. until noon. Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted BUT there is a $5 fee AND limit of two per household. Extra-large devices -- requiring two people to carry -- will NOT be accepted.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:45pm
Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community - Supporting our local veterans
Call to Action: Join us for our Kick-Off Event, When: Mon March 2nd 6:00-8:30 pm at the National Guard ArmoryWhat is a Yellow RibbonCommunity?
A Yellow Ribbon Community unites key areas within a community to create a comprehensivenetwork that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of creating access toresources that meet the needs at the local level of Service Members, Veterans and Military Families across the state ofMinnesota.
Why Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?