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Rotary Cogwheel | 04.06.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:20pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Today: Mike Eaves, St. Olaf College hockey coach (Barry Carlson)

Next Week: Nico Suarez, Exchange Student (Stevens)

Birthdays: Rachel Estrella (4/6)

Last Week:
Chien, Kuang-Shen, known to us as Daniel Chien, first encountered snow in his exchange year here in Northfield. In his home country of Taiwan, there is a mountain range in the middle of the country with snow-capped peaks, but until he came here, he had never experienced it first-hand. But Daniel literally jumped with both feet into the Minnesota winter, call it meteorological immersion. He participated on the high school Nordic ski team.  

Daniel comes from a close family. His parents run a printing and design company back home, and his father is the president of the local Rotary club. Daniel said he appreciates what his parents have done to create a secure place for him.

Volleyball, basketball, and guitar are some of Daniel’s passions. He’s become an accomplished guitar player by watching You-Tube videos.

City life in Taiwan is busy, crowded and messier than what he has found in Northfield. The Chinese New Year is the premier holiday at home. When he returns home, Daniel will have two more years of school to complete before moving on to higher education.

Presentation: — Dave Brown presented a Paul Harris Fellowship +8 pin to Mark Abbott.

Guests: Nancy and Steve Braker and Jackie Nelson (Daniel); Stephanie Marks (Snodgrass)

Scholarship Enhancement: John Larson

Announcements:

— Jean Wakely will host new-member orientation and lunch on Wednesday, May 3, from noon-1:00 p.m. at Community Resource Bank. We have added 14 new members in the past 20 months. Current members who’d like a refresher are also welcome. Please RSVP to Jean.

— Rotary will hold a party Thursday, June 8, at the Estenson Event Center to celebrate graduation for our exchange students. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 7:30 p.m. It will also be an opportunity to thank sponsors of our Turkey Trot and Bike Tour, so be on your best behavior. We want to make a good impression.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

April 20 — Margo Squire, Nuclear Non-Proliferation (R. Flaten)

April 27 — Wanzita Ally, (Barry Carlson)

May 4 — Gordon Marino, St. Olaf philosophy professor and boxing coach

May 11 — Bill Davnie, retired Foreign Service Officer, the Future of Europe (S. Flaten)

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Let’s Make Downtown Northfield “America’s Main Street”

We need your help. Downtown Northfield has been nominated to become “America’s Main Street” in a contest run by a non-profit organization called Independent We Stand. What’s the payoff you ask? $25,000!! The Stihl Company is sponsoring the cash and other prizes for the winner. The public can vote once a day from now until April 24, 2017. After that, there will be another round of voting for 25 semi-finalists.

Friends of Downtown Northfield can go to America’s Main Street website, find the “Downtown Northfield” profile and click on the “vote” button. Everyone is also encouraged to share this voting opportunity with all contacts in their social and professional networks, especially their contacts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are share buttons for these platforms on the Downtown Northfield profile on the America’s Main Streets contest website. Make sure that you vote every day and tell your friends to do the same!

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Northfield Hospital Board Meeting - March 30, 2017

League of Women Voters Northfield - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 7:42pm

This Week at the Northfield Hospital Board Meeting

  • Board approves employee bonus plan
  • February was another busy month.
  • Board explores establishing a foundation
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Rotary Cogwheel | 03.30.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:07pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today: Daniel Chien, Inbound Exchange Student (Ischler)

Next Week: Mike Eaves, St. Olaf College hockey coach (Barry Carlson)

Birthdays: Yogi Reppmann (3/27)

Last Week:
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin was an entrepreneur from an early age. As a kid in Guatemala, he struck a deal to muck out barns in exchange for the manure – then used it to grow the best cilantro in his village. These days, he’s running non-profit Main Street Project, an incubator for progressive agriculture project.

Regi’s recent book, In the Shadow of Green Man, shares the stories of his childhood that shaped his world view: “In my community, the story was ‘service’ – you became better and happier by serving others so they can be better and happier. If we want the world our children live in to be different than it is now, we have to create those stories for them.” Regi does this by approaching agriculture with balance, purpose, and a spiritual grounding. One example is Poultry-Centered Regenerative Systems Engineering, a closed, self-sustaining cycle of production in which every output (yes, manure too) is a resource that benefits the cycle. This system has out-produced similar-sized ag projects at the U of M and University of Wisconsin four times over.

The five principles of this ag philosophy: be healthy; fair; sustainable; transparent; and resilient. The system, designed to make the most of small spaces (5 hectares or less), is being used in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras . . . and southeastern Minnesota, where just over 3,500 acres are yielding $74 million worth of product.

Mini-Classification:
Fred Rogers shared the lessons he learned from the other Fred Rogers when they met a few times while working near each other in Pittsburgh. “Every time I met him, he was exactly just himself. He listens to you precisely – whether there are just the two of you, or a thousand people. And he was very honest.” What can we all learn from that? “Be in the moment,” Fred says. “Focus on the people you’re talking with. Be completely honest. In this way, you can be a surprising angel for someone else.”

Guests: ReJean Schulte (Richard Schulte)

Scholarship Enhancement: Our speaker, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, had the good/bad luck to draw his own ticket. He declined the prize, and drew again – making Rich Lorang a little richer.

Announcements:

— Jean Wakely will host new-member orientation and lunch on Wednesday, May 3, from noon-1:00 p.m. at Community Resource Bank. We have added 14 new members in the past 20 months! Current members who’d like a refresher are also welcome. Please RSVP to Jean.

— There’s a ticket available for the District Conference in St. Paul on Friday, April 28. Would you like to go, and represent our club? Contact Jean Wakely.

— Dave Brown presented a Paul Harris Fellowship +1 pin to Russ Halvorsen. Our club has given a total of $288,000 to Rotary Foundation over the years.

— Northfield Rotary women were featured in the latest Girlfriends magazine published by Southern Minnesota Media earlier this month. The article talks about the growth of female membership over time and the important contributions our female members have made. The story by Beth Forkner Moe is accompanied with a photo of 14 of our members. The story can be found at southernminngirlfriends.com.

— Yogi Reppmann is hosting a Euro-Atlantic Conference Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Northfield. Here is a link for information on the conference: www.LegacyOf1848.com. There is no charge and lunches and dinners are free. But please register. Yogi needs to know how many are coming. The conference coincides with Yogi’s 60th birthday so he is inviting all of us to Froggy Bottoms at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, to share in the revelry.

— Alan Anderson’s thoughtful letter on climate change was published in the most recent issue of Rotary magazine.

— Rotary will hold a party Thursday, June 8, at the Estenson Event Center to celebrate graduation for our exchange students. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 7:30 p.m. It will also be an opportunity to thank sponsors of our Turkey Trot and Bike Tour, so be on your best behavior. We want to make a good impression.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

April 13 — Wanzita Ally, (Barry Carlson)

April 20 — Margo Squire, Nuclear Non-Proliferation (R. Flaten)

April 27 — Nico Suarez, Exchange Student (Stevens)

May 4 — Gordon Marion, St. Olaf philosophy professor and boxing coach

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The Miracle Worker

Northfield Arts Town - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:43am

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents The Miracle Worker, by  William Gibson. Adapted from the true story of their lives, this inspirational drama chronicles Helen Keller’s miraculous journey from her trapped and silent world to one of knowledge and freedom with the help of her beloved and gifted tutor Anne Sullivan.

Performances:

  • Friday, April 21, 7:30pm (Opening Night Reception)
  • Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 23, 2pm (Post Show Discussion)
  • Friday, April 28, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 30, 2pm (ASL interpreted performance)

Learn more and buy tickets at the Northfield Arts Guild website.

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Int’l Film Screenings at Carleton

Northfield Arts Town - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:46pm

Carleton College’s International Film Forum returns for spring 2017, with screenings held (mostly on) Monday evenings  7 p.m. in the Weitz Center Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, the series runs through March, culminating in a four-day Festival of Chilean and Argentine Cinema. All screenings are free and open to the public.

The International Film Forum is a group dedicated to the viewing and studying of foreign films, developed thought a partnership between the Carleton departments of arts, cinema and media studies, and languages. The screenings are often preceded by a presentation by the director of the film, a Carleton professor, or a knowledgeable guest—and then followed by a short discussion session.

This term’s films screen April 10–May 22. Visit the IFF website for more information.

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CVEC 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Cannon Valley Elder Collegium - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:32pm
  • A fine turnout was on hand at St. John's Lutheran Church community room.
  • Board Vice President Dale Talley opens the 20th annual meeting.
  • Director Rich Noer summarizes the past 20 years.
  • Acting Nominations Chair Phil Eaves presented nominations for Board and Nominating Committee.
  • Dale introduced the founders' wives, Bettye Ronning (left) and Beverly Anderson.
  • Featured speakers were the co-founders of CVEC, Ron Ronning and Keith Anderson; moderator was Ed Lufkin.
  • Keith Anderson recalled a humorous moment from the early days.
  • Susan Pederson opened the discussion from the audience.
  • Recent Board Chair ReJean Schulte
  • Former Director Jerry Hankins
  • Ron Ronning's sister, Jean Ronning Staples, adds a comment.
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Rotary raises funds for international projects

Northfield Rotary Club - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:11am

Northfield Rotary helped build a school in Thailand by funding a brick-making machine

Northfield Rotary Club raised more than $10,500 for international service projects at its recent Rotary Foundation Centennial dinner.

“This is a remarkable amount, above and beyond our club members’ normal contributions,” said Michelle Lasswell, president of Northfield Rotary. “This is another example of our members’ strong commitment to building goodwill around the globe.”

The dinner was held February 16. Sarah Swan McDonald, a Social Studies teacher at Northfield High School, Northfield’s Teacher of the Year and a former youth exchange student, talked to the 80 people present about philanthropy. Members of the club’s International Service Projects committee reviewed past projects underwritten in part by the club.

Rotary Foundation is the $1 billion charitable arm of Rotary International. Its mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money and expertise to address the challenges of poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact.

Northfield Rotary is currently developing a major clean water project for some 50 villages that surround Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Past projects funded, in part, by Northfield Rotary include Books for Africa,  a generator project  for Yendube Children’s Hospital in Togo, solar panels for a rural medical clinic in Korbongou, Togo, school supplies and books in partnership with the Cilongu Foundation for a school in Democratic Republic of Congo, and bunk beds for a residential school in Tanzania.

Northfield Rotary Club was formed in 1925 and is one of 64 clubs in southeastern and east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. With 130 active members, it supports youth exchange, polio eradication, literacy, bike trails and a variety of international projects designed to improve health and education around the globe.

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Smoqehouse Satisfies Eager Customers

This week I went along with a welcoming delegation from the NDDC to pay a visit to Downtown Northfield’s newest dining venue, Smoqehouse. Owners Andy and Heidi Kubes opened Smoqehouse on March 15th at 212 Division St. in the Archer House River Inn and have quickly generated a steady stream of daily patrons. Smoqehouse is a fast casual eatery featuring handcrafted sandwiches with smoked pork, chicken and beef, salads and soups. The café in Northfield is the second location for Smoqehouse. Andy and Heidi located their first restaurant in Faribault, Minnesota in the fall of 2015. Foodie magazine HeavyTable.com called their porchetta sandwich “one of the best sandwiches in the state.” Smoqehouse uses ingredients from local sources like Downtown Northfield’s own Brick Oven Bakery and Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars.

The restaurant occupies the Archer House space formerly used by Bittersweet Café. However, diners who are familiar with the previous tenant won’t recognize the space. Andy told us that they basically gutted the space and rebuilt it from a bare shell, doing much of the work themselves. They separated the kitchen and order counter from the seating areas and traffic seems to flow much more smoothly with the new floor plan.  Future enhancements include craft beer and possibly wine in the coming months. Smoqehouse offers takeout catering and occasionally operates a food truck during the summer as well.

Smoqehouse is open Monday – Saturday from 11am-7pm. They’re closed on Sunday.

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Rotary Cogwheel | 03.23.2017

Northfield Rotary Club - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:06pm

Today’s Program | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today: Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Autobiography, (Rogers)

Next Week: Daniel Chien, Inbound Exchange Student (Ischler)

Birthdays: Rich Lorang (3/21)

Last Week:
Eric Kwun, our exchange student from South Korea, must think he is on permanent vacation. Back home, his school day begins at 7 a.m., and he closes his textbooks at 10 p.m. Things are different here.

Eric comes from Kwangju, a city in the southwestern part of South Korea. His father works in the shipping industry. His older brother was attending college but now is in the military. Eric describes his city as a vibrant place. He appreciates public transportation it offers.

South Korea is half the size of Minnesota, but is home to some 50 million people. It has its problems. The suicide rate for high school students is high, as is the teen smoking rate, household debt and wage disparity between men and women. On the upside, South Korea will host the next Winter Olympics, and it produces good video games and K-pop music.

Eric has goals for the near future. He wants to get his driver’s license, master up to seven jobs, surf the ocean, build his own house and help someone who has helped him.

He said he appreciates the opportunity to be in Northfield and thanked Rotary for hosting him this year.

Mini-Classification:
Vicki Dilley provided some background on our youth exchange program. We received our first inbound student in 1969. The next year Rotary sent two students on exchange, one to Brazil and one to Mexico. Since then we have sent some 300 students to other countries on exchange. Each inbound student requires a $3,000 subsidy from the club. It provides some spending money and covers things like activity fees, clothes and incidentals. She said what makes the program successful is the generous hospitality of the host families who open their homes to our students each year. Eighteen host families are needed to accommodate the six inbound exchange students this year. Vicki also praised the work of club members Rick Estenson, Kari Nelson and Lee Dilley who have assumed leadership roles in the North Star Rotary Youth Exchange.

Guests: Jenni Roney and Rhonda Pownell (Kyte), Rich Hirsch (Koenig), Amy and Brent Klein and Marla Erickson (Eric), Yogi’s friend Evelyn (Cogan)

Scholarship Enhancement: Chris Weber

Announcements:

— Northfield Rotary women were featured in the latest Girlfriends magazine published by Southern Minnesota Media earlier this month. The article talks about the growth of female membership over time and the important contributions our female members have made. The story by Beth Forkner Moe is accompanied with a photo of 14 of our members. The story can be found at southernminngirlfriends.com.

— Yogi Reppmann is hosting a Euro-Atlantic Conference Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Northfield. Here is a link for information on the conference: www.LegacyOf1848.com. There is no charge and lunches and dinners are free. But please register. Yogi needs to know how many are coming. The conference coincides with Yogi’s 60th birthday so he is inviting all of us to Froggy Bottoms at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, to share in the revelry.

— Alan Anderson’s thoughtful letter on climate change was published in the most recent issue of Rotary magazine.

— Rotary will hold a party Thursday, June 8, at the Estenson Event Center to celebrate graduation for our exchange students. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 7:30 p.m. It will also be an opportunity to thank sponsors of our Turkey Trot and Bike Tour, so be on your best behavior. We want to make a good impression.

— If you are interested in attending Rotary District 5960’s District Conference Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, see President Lasswell. This is open to all Rotarians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Rotary and meet fellow Rotarians. You are not required to go to the whole conference, but can go to whatever works with your schedule. Here is a link for more information and registration: http://www.rotary5960.org/dc2017/.

Inbound students are:
Daniel Chien from Taiwan

Emma Nielsen from Denmark

Nico Suarez Toloza from Colombia

Eric Kwun from South Korea
Wanzita Ally from Tanzania
Matteo Lombardo, Italy

Our 2016-17 outbound students are:

Sage Brinton, Argentina

Caroline Hummel, Norway

Noah Klein, South Korea

Jane Ludwig, Colombia

Yizel Marcial, Germany

Daiki Nishioka, Taiwan

Liliana (Lily) Noble, Italy

Emma Pritchard, Taiwan

Nathaniel Urke, Brazil.

Coming Up

April 6 — Mike Eaves, St. Olaf College hockey coach (Barry Carlson)

April 13 — Wanzita Ally, (Barry Carlson)

April 20 — David Stanford, Classification

April 27 — Margo Squire, Nuclear Non-Proliferation (R. Flaten)

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Rotary Announces ‘Good Neighbor’ Award

Northfield Rotary Club - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:53am

Carol and Gerry Gengenbach were honored last week with the Northfield Rotary Club’s Good Neighbor Award. The award goes each year to someone outside the club whose community work reflects Rotary’s commitment to “service above self.”

Carol, a retired teacher, has served for four years on the board of Northfield Community Action Center, one year as vice president. She has been a member of the program committee and was a leader in CAC’s Bridges Out of Poverty workshop. Carol currently chairs the organization’s Housing Task Force, serves as a mentor for Northfield Works and volunteers at Thursday’s Table and the Northfield Food Shelf. Carol tutors children in math and reading as part of Accelerate Northfield. She also serves on the board of Northfield Retirement Community Foundation. Previously, she served on the NRC Board of Directors.

Gerry, a retired Lutheran minister, has served for six years as president of Northfield Senior Center and sits on every board committee. His spirit of hospitality is credited with helping develop the fun and warm welcome that permeates the center. He also repairs furniture for the organization’s Used-A-Bit shop. Gerry delivers Meals-On-Wheels and financially supports the work of the Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Retirement Center and others.

Erica Zweifel, chair of Rotary’s Good Neighbor selection committee, said the Gengenbachs are outstanding examples of Northfielders who invest in their community.

“With their numerous volunteer activities, Carol and Gerry are living out the Rotary motto of ‘service above self,’” she said. “They are building community left and right and making a real difference in the lives of their neighbors.”

Previous winners of this award include Alice Thomas, Judy Code, Margit Johnson, Zach Pruitt and Judy Dirks. To learn more about Rotary, join us on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Northfield United Methodist Church or visit our web site at: northfieldrotary.org.

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Hvistendahls three to be honorary chairs at NHS annual gala

Northfield Historical Society - Thu, 02/02/2012 - 3:33pm

Marion, Susan and David Hvistendahl, three long-time supporters of Northfield Historical Society, will be the honorary chairs at the society’s annual meeting Saturday evening, March 17, at Carleton College’s Great Hall.

Marion retired to Northfield in 1990 with her husband, Jake, following rich and varied college teaching careers. She volunteered in the Museum Store and brought local historical figure Ann North to life as part of her Women in History presentations. Marion has also teamed with Brad Ness to present Ole and Lena Night, an NHS benefit.

Susan, a St. Olaf College graduate, has done extensive historical research since moving to Northfield in 2004. She chaired NHS’s Oral History Committee, edited a publication written by Alvin Houston on Lewiston, a local ghost town, and, in 2010, published a book on the Lyceum Building, the second publication of the NHS History Series. Susan is a regular contributor on local history to the Northfield Entertainment Guide.

David Hvistendahl, also a St. Olaf College graduate, has provided legal counsel to NHS since the early 1980s. He has served on the board of directors and as president. His Dr.Visty medicine man show was a fixture for many years during Defeat of Jesse James Days. David also appeared as one of the bank tellers in in the early video re-creations of the infamous James-Younger Bank Raid.

The annual meeting is free to all members of NHS. will begin with a social hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., a short business meeting and then food and social time.

The event is sponsored by Community Resource Bank and Carleton College. For more information, contact Hayes Scriven at 507-645-9268.

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Why the Civil War was Fought

Northfield Historical Society - Tue, 01/31/2012 - 4:07pm

Civil War enthusiast and amateur historian Jim Stark will discuss the origins of the American Civil War in his presentation, “Why the Civil War was Fought: The Antebellum Period,” Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the newly renovated Northfield Historical Society. The event, sponsored by KYMN Radio and the Northfield News, is the first of a series of discussions about the Civil War during the war’s ongoing sesquicentennial.

After reading extensively about Civil War battles and leaders, Stark, a former president of the Northfield and Rice County historical societies, says he wanted to learn more about the causes of the war. “How could a nation that fought for its freedom, and whose people spoke the same language and worshipped the same god find itself wanting to separate in the middle of the 19th century?” he asks.

Stark traces the roots of the Civil War to the 1787 Constitutional Convention where, as one delegate noted, “Slavery sat under the table like a giant snake coiled up ready to strike at any moment.” Stark will discuss how during the next 73 years “we would see one nation become two, with separate economies and dissimilar workforces. This created mistrust and suspicions that began to initiate a divide of political parties, religious institutions, and societies in general.”

Program starts at 6:00 p.m. on February 16.

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2012 Winter Scream, a big success!

Northfield Historical Society - Mon, 01/16/2012 - 10:02am

This past Saturday we hosted the second annual Winter Scream Ice Cream Social.  Many people came out and told Winter “We are not gonna take it anymore!”  Thank you our sponsors, Econo Foods, the Reub N Stein, Hogan Brothers, KYMN Radio and the Northfield News!

Check out the videos from the Northfield News and Northfield Patch . Photos from Northfield Patch.

NHS Photos by Jane McWilliams, Scott Richardson and Hayes Scriven

Northfield Patch Video

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Voices from the NAG: Jill Enestvedt

NAG 50th Blog - Wed, 12/16/2009 - 9:52pm

For the past two months we’ve been featuring the ten portraits created by photographer Craig Perman for the Voices from the Northfield Arts Guild project. Each of the subjects was photographed in a setting appropriate to their artistic discipline and asked to answer the question: “How has the Northfield Arts Guild enriched your artistic life?”

“The Northfield Arts Guild has been a source of enrichment for me my whole life. As a young child I did kids art projects in Central Park during the art fair, took tap and ballet classes in elementary school, studied Chinese brush painting in high school, began volunteering as a young adult, and now have had a chance to exhibit in the gallery. The impact of a quality arts organization in a small town cannot be overestimated. To grow up in a community where there is value in volunteering for the arts, value in hearing and seeing the arts, and value in creating art is extremely fortunate. I will continue to learn and grow as an artist because of this organization. The NAG is a gem that makes all of Northfield shine, and with it, the talents of its many creative residents. I’m grateful to be one of them.”
- Jill Enestvedt

{Voices from the Northfield Arts Guild}

Working with the Arts Guild as a volunteer exposed me to a variety of artists and craftsmen from the Northfield community as well as throughout the state. This experience enhanced my interest in the arts and influence my choice of studies at St. Olaf College.

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Beaux Arts Ball: 5 days away!

NAG 50th Blog - Mon, 12/14/2009 - 6:08pm

I know you’ve heard everything there is to be said about the Beaux Arts Ball by now, right? I mean, it’s been on your radar for months already, you’ve heard about it on the radio, and you’ve read about it in the newspaper, on Facebook, on Twitter, and all the cool blogs in town.

What you may not know is that there are still some tickets available!

Tell your friends they really should be joining you THIS SATURDAY at Carleton College’s Great Hall and Great Space for the best party of 2009!

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Voices from the NAG: Dorothy Palmquist

NAG 50th Blog - Fri, 12/11/2009 - 7:43pm

From now until next Saturday’s Beaux Arts Ball [Buy your tickets now!], we’re featuring the ten portraits created by photographer Craig Perman for the Voices from the Northfield Arts Guild project. Each of the subjects was photographed in a setting appropriate to their artistic discipline and asked to answer the question: “How has the Northfield Arts Guild enriched your artistic life?”

“Working with the Arts Guild as a volunteer exposed me to a variety of artists and craftsmen from the Northfield community as well as throughout the state. This experience enhanced my interest in the arts and influence my choice of studies at St. Olaf College.”
- Dorothy Palmquist

{Voices from the Northfield Arts Guild}

Working with the Arts Guild as a volunteer exposed me to a variety of artists and craftsmen from the Northfield community as well as throughout the state. This experience enhanced my interest in the arts and influence my choice of studies at St. Olaf College.

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