Nominees sought for 2020 Northfield Human Rights Award

The Northfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Human Rights Award by December 6, 2019.

To be considered for this award, a nominee should be a local individual, group or organization that has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the advancement of human rights in the Northfield area, either through volunteer or professional efforts. The Human Rights Commission seeks a balanced and diverse slate of nominees that contribute to the cause of human rights in a variety of ways. All nominations should include a brief biography of the candidate as well as the reasons the nominee should receive consideration for the award.


Alyssa Herzog Melby to Discuss Creative Placemaking

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Alyssa Herzog Melby, Chair of the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, will speak about “Creative Placemaking: Developing Northfield through Arts and Culture” at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in the Bunday Room of the Northfield Public Library. Her talk, sponsored by Pi Chapter (Rice County) of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society for key women educators, is free and open to the public. Desserts will be served. All welcome!  

 


Northfield ready to fight winter ice dams

Energy Action Team recommends Home Energy Squad® visits to identify smart fixes for avoiding trouble and staying comfortable

As winter approaches, Northfield’s Energy Action Team is mobilizing to help residents avoid costly ice dam problems at home. They are encouraging homeowners and landlords to schedule visits from the Home Energy Squad®.


Boards and commissions application deadline extended to Friday, November 8, 2019

The application deadline for service on City Boards and Commissions has been extended to Friday, November 8, 2019. The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions. Please visit the City of Northfield’s website Boards & Commissions page for information and an application: www.ci.northfield.mn.us/98/Boards-Commissions.


We’re looking for a living treasure

The Arts and Culture Commission invites Northfielders to nominate anyone whom they feel is worthy of being considered the 2020 Northfield Living Treasure by November 18, 2019.

The annual award honors an individual who has, over time, made significant contributions to Northfield in, through, or on behalf of the arts and culture to enhance the reputation of the city and the quality of life of its residents. Nominees may be either a practitioner in one or more of the arts, an arts or cultural leader, a supporter, or an advocate.

Nomination forms can be picked up at the Northfield Public Library, the City Hall Administration office, and the Northfield Arts Guild. They can be dropped off at the Northfield Public Library or completed online at https://forms.gle/TXxfJHZ94XdLLmRdA.


HOW DID YOU FIND ME .. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - 2ND EDITION

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Authors Dennis and Karen Vinar will speak about their family story and second edition at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 pm.              

An emotion packed yet heart-warming account of two teenagers who face an expected pregnancy and separate for 53 year, this true story will touch your heart when they reunite with each other and the child they placed for adoption.  A quote from a friend, "If you don't turn the page, you won't know what the next chapter holds."


HOW DID YOU FIND ME .. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - 2ND EDITION

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Authors Dennis and Karen Vinar will speak about their family story and second edition at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, November 14, at 7:00 pm.              

An emotion packed yet heart-warming account of two teenagers who face an expected pregnancy and separate for 53 year, this true story will touch your heart when they reunite with each other and the child they placed for adoption.  A quote from a friend, "If you don't turn the page, you won't know what the next chapter holds."


DICKENS AND TRAVEL, WITH LUCINDA HAWKSLEY, GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF DICKENS

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    Charles Dickens lives on in the writing of his great great great granddaughter, Lucinda Hawksley!  Lucinda, a British biographer, author, lecturer and award winning travel writer will speak at the Northfield Pubic Library on Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 - 6:30pm        


Cannon Valley regional Orchestra 40th Anniversary Season Concert #1

  CVRO presents  the Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony and Dan Kallman's trubute to Joseph Lee Heywood "Fidelitas"

October 26-27 . see Facebook "Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra" for details


City of Northfield seeks your input on POLCO 2019 Northfield Community Survey

The City of Northfield is asking for the public to participate in a community survey by using POLCO, a public engagement platform. Survey results will be tabulated and shared with the City Council and community through the city website.

Residents can participate on Polco by downloading the Polco app for Android or iOS, or visiting the city’s web page on Polco at polco.us/northfield. QR codes on City information boards allow easy access to the Polco website. Residents’ individual information is never shared and cannot be accessed by the City.

Links to Polco can also be found on the city’s website www.ci.northfield.mn.us/polco, and city’s Facebook feed. English and Spanish paper surveys are available at the Northfield Public Library and Motor Vehicle Services at City Hall.


EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING A NOVEL ... BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK.

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      Chris Norbury, the award winning author of the suspense-thriller, Castle Danger, will speak at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, October 21, at 7:00 pm.  He will share his experiences of being a self-published author during the Internet Age.  He will answer questions and will sell copies of his two novels.   

      His new novel, Straight River, is the prequel to Castle Danger, and the first book of a planned trilogy.  The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm-kid-turned-professional-musician whose comfortable middle-class world is turned upside down by a conspiracy of powerful, ambitious, violent men.


National Solar Tour Open House Oct. 5 & 6, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Oct 5 2019 1:00 pm
Location: 
1616 Pinnacle Dr, Dundas, MN

Ever wanted to see solar up close? Stop by one of the local homes participating in the National Solar Tour.  The open house will take place at 1616 Pinnacle Drive in Dundas on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. each day.  RSVP by visiting the following link:  https://www.nationalsolartour.org/open-houses/2432/


Accelerate Northfield Seeks Tutors for 'Learning Superheroes'

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ACCELERATE NORTHFIELD​ knows any youngster can be a LEARNING SUPERHERO.


Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra Concert

Nov 15 2019 7:00 pm
Location: 
Emmaus Baptist Church

CVYO consists of three string orchestras for advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced string players.  This concert is free and open to the public.  You will hear music of Haydn, Mozart and Bach.  Our conductor is Paul Benson of the Bloomington Kennedy High School string program.

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Cannon Valley Youth Orchestra Auditions

Aug 24 2019 9:00 am
Aug 24 2019 1:00 pm
Location: 
Emmaus Baptist Church

CVYO consists of three string orchestras for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced string players from elementary through high school age.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays starting Sept. 10.  Contact us about placement in an orchestra!  We have a new conductor, Paul Benson, from Bloomington Kennedy High School's orchestra program. 

Contact us through our website:   cvyomn.org

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