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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 Kathy Ness on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:26pm
From 10:30-4:30 the Carleton Mortar Board Society members are hosting a Dr. Seuss Read-a-thon! In celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday they will be reading his books in the children's area of the library. Come on by to listen or take a turn reading!
Library Kids Club is a new afternoon program that begins this Saturday. It's just for kids K-5. They will explore the library with awesome volunteers from Minnesota Reading Corps, St. Olaf & Carleton Colleges. They will be exploring a different topic every week– transportation, crafts, cooking/baking (food), travel, sports or animals! Learn about using the library, how to find books and then expanding the topic with reading, crafts, and activities.
No charge! Saturdays 1 to 3 March 1, 8 and April 5, 12 & 26.
For more information email or call Kathy.Ness@ci.northfield.mn.us 507.645.1804
Submitted by Megan Durkin on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:25pm
It is a place for voices to be heard, laughter to be shared, wonder to be experienced. Come see a children's house for yourself. Saturday, February 8th from 10:30 utnil 12:00 we will be hosting at our Spring Open House. We would love to meet your family to discuss our vision for early childhood education and show you what we mean by "an environment for discovery and learning." Enrollment for summer programs and the 2014-2015 school year will be available. Our tables and chairs may be small, but our hearts are big!
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:17pm
Northfield hasn't had a YMCA since the late 1800s. We're working to help community members better understand what a YMCA is and can be for our community. In a series of articles called “There’s a Y in Everyone”, this focus is on healthy living. Interviews with local professionals in the area of health and wellness for this article include: Gretchen Ehresmann, MD, Family Practice at Allina Health Clinic; John Noack, DDS, Professional Drive Dental, Northfield; Andrea Hoff, Physical Therapist at the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northfield; and Patrick Neily, General Manager of Just Food Co-op, Northfield.
There’s a ‘Y’ in healthy living” ran in the Northfield News on Saturday, January 11; go here to read the brief column. The full article is below.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:43pm
Are you interested in working for an organization that helps build strong kids, strong families and a stronger community? The Northfield Area Family YMCA is hiring a Marketing Coordinator to work 20 hours per week. Information about the position and how to apply is located at http://northfieldymca.org/about/employment.
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 4:44pm
Did you get an eReader for Christmas? If so, you should know about our free downloadable ebooks! Come to the Northfield Public Library to get help downloading library ebooks to your eReader. These are walk-in sessions so no appointment is necessary. Bring your device and your library card. If you have a Nook bring your lap top computer.
Submitted by aodonnell on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:25pm
Rehearsals for the Northfield Youth Choirs, including the evening Regional Choir, are cancelled on Monday, January 6th in conjunction with the school closings. Rehearsals will resume normally for Monday, January 13th. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Submitted by katy hargis on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:45am
HealthFinders Collaborative is looking for YOU to join our volunteer team in the New Year! We are currently seeking healthcare providers (Nurse Practioners, Physicians, PA's), Interpreters (Spanish and Somali), Nurses and Medical Assistants. You don't have medical skills? We still need you! Be a receptionist, assist with childcare at our clinics or help in the office. Are your creative juices aching to get used in the New Year? Volunteer for planning and development of HealthFinders annual Spring Gala! For more information, and to learn more about these opportunities go to our website at HealthFindersmn.org/get involved or call Katy at 507-649-0613.
Start the New Year out right...Make a difference in your community! Join our volunteer team!
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:16am
At their December 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support six projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including five Service Learning projects designed by Northfield High School students. The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.
Funded projects included:
Get involved! Help Your Community! Make an Impact! HeatlhFinders Collaborative is currently seeking volunteers. Your talents and skills are needed.Submitted by katy hargis on Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:10pm
Join our great group of volunteers and become a valued member of the HealthFinders team making an impact. At HealthFinders, we believe that everyone in our community should have access to the health care they need and we are committed to providing health care that is accessible, and high quality. Our clinics are staffed by all volunteers and as we grow, so our need for volunteers grow. Help us, Help others!
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:08pm
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative is currently accepting applications for a part-time HCI Coordinator position.
The coordinator will provide staffing to HCI-supported coalitions and committees, as well as strategic direction for HCI’s youth engagement initiatives.
The complete position description is attached to this post.
Application review will begin on January 3, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submitted by Becky Carlson on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:37pm
NORTHFIELD, MINN. (December 11, 2013) – The Northfield Retirement Community Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment at the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Foundation. The grant will fund the next phase of Meeting the Need – Launching and Mentoring Unexpected Caregiver Support Groups, a program that addresses the need among family caregivers for accessible and appropriate family support groups.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:39pm
“We are honored and humbled that Northfield Promise was selected for one of the Bush Foundation’s inaugural Community Innovation Grants,” said Zach Pruitt, HCI Director. “We are excited about the community stakeholders who have committed to working collectively to help improve cradle-to-career outcomes for young people in Northfield.”
The Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Grant program supports organizations working to create or implement an innovative solution to address a community need or opportunity. The innovation must be developed through community problem-solving – inclusive, collaborative processes focused on making the most of community assets – and be more effective, equitable or sustainable than existing approaches. The program is part of the Bush Foundation’s effort to enable, inspire and reward community innovation.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 2:44pm
Five HCI Investing with Youth Grants awarded
At their November 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program.
Funded projects included:
Submitted by Nicholas Gonnerman on Sat, 11/16/2013 - 6:45pm
The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) has been hard at work over the last several days. Members of the council have compiled a list of local wifi hot-spots for students in Northfield. The project is a mark of coroboration between the MYC and the school district's Transformational Technology Project, which is responsible for the new student ipads. The list is intended as a tool for students to do homework and connect to the internet. The list will be published as a poster in classrooms and as a handy bookmark for individual youth.
See public wifi locations here: