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Pardon the Dust!

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.


Super Hero Kickoff for the Northfield Area United Way Campaign

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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.


Education at the State Fair--Montessori on a stick!

Come to the Fair!

It has been nearly one hundred years since the first glass classroom was installed by Maria Montessori at the World Expo in California. This year at the MN State Fair the MN Montessori Network will do it again. They have sponsored a booth in the education building for the fair that will be staffed by volunteers from all over the state. Northfield will be represented by Montessori Children's House. We would love to see your faces, young and old, so stop by at the Education Building on Cosgrove St.

Can't come to the Fair? Visit us at Montessori Children's House--2400 Division St. S. We will be giving tours all week! 645-2445


Northfield Hospital offers EMS training

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Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will offer training this fall to prepare students to become certified as Emergency Medical Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians.The EMR class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings and occasional Saturdays, September 21 through November 14 at EMS headquarters.The EMR course can serve as a stand-alone certification program, or the first half of the EMT course.Students who successfully complete the EMR class and wish to obtain certification as an EMT will progress to the second session of the training which begins on February 15, 2016.

For more information, contact Brian Edwards, manager of Northfield Hospital & Clinics EMS at (507) 646-1444 or email edwardsb@northfieldhospital.org.

http://www.northfieldhospital.org/

 


The Y is Hiring: Full-time Member Services Coordinator (apply by Aug 23rd)

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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)


Community Youth Fair

Enteraining experiences at every booth!

Northfield's thirteenth annual Community Youth Fairs are this coming Wednesday, August 19th. These events will take place at Greenvale Park Elementary from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and at Bridgewater Elementary School from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, the fairs will be held indoors at each school.


Come learn how your child can get involved in a variety of youth programs offered within your own community! Over 30 organizations representing sports, clubs, arts and more will be present!  School administrators will be handing out free popsicles, raffle drawings are available, passport maps can be stickered and turned in for a prize and numerous games, activities, face painting and GaGa participation in our new game pit are all options as well!  Hot dogs, chips, and pop will be for sale, with proceeds going to the Community Services scholarship fund.


Northfield Public Schools - Venture Programs are Hiring!

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The Ventures program with Northfield Public School’s Community Services Division is now hiring for full-time, part-time, and substitute positions. Get the chance to be a kid again by joining our KidVenture team, which provides before and after school care at all three Northfield Elementary Schools. Or, experience the wonder and joys of early childhood by working with EarlyVentures, a licensed child care center serving children birth to age 5. To apply, visit the posted positions on Northfield Public School’s website at: http://northfieldschools.org/departments/hr/


City of Northfield and PRIMEtime network highlighted by National League of Cities

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.

4PM logo-orangeThe 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 WayWomen 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 InitiativeTackling Obstacles and Raising College HopesCarleton CollegeSt. Olaf College, and Minnesota Alliance With Youth Promise Fellows program.

To access the full National League of Cities article, CLICK HERE.


Interim Public Library Up and Running

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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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3MlZm7abI&feature=youtu.be

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.

Library hours:

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.

Sunday:  Closed


Writing Custom Papers Is Too Hard

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Summer reading is important to your child! And the Northfield Public Library has a fun way to encourage reading.

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"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.


Goods for Good city-wide garage sale

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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.


Mayor's Youth Council hosts community garage sale this weekend!

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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.

WHEN:  

  • 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)

WHY? All proceeds will go to the Northfield YouthBank, which provides grants to youth-run projects. All funds raised at the sale will be matched — dollar-for-dollar — by the Youthprise Foundation.


CRWP Seeks Executive Director

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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  nancy@crwp.org . Posting will remain open until May 10th.


10 Weeks to a 5K

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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 

6:30-7:30 pm 

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. 


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