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Southgate: Movies playing this week

Movies at Southgate Cinema this week:

Held Over
Blades of Glory
Rated PG-13
Nightly at 7:15 & 9:25
Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 12:30, 2:40 & 4:50

Held Over
Meet the Robinsons
Rated G
Nightly at 7:00 & 9;10
Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 12:20, 2:30 & 4:40

Held Over
Firehouse Dog
Rated PG
Friday & Monday thru Thursday Nights at 7:10 ONLY
Sat. & Sun. Matinees ONLY at 12:10, 2;25 & 4:45

Starts tonight
Rated R
Friday & Monday thru Thursday Nights at 9:30 ONLY
Sat. & Sun. Nights at 7:10 & 9:30Showtimes good thru Thursday April 19

FNB promotes Shumway to CEO, plans new branch

First National Bank of Northfield, the long-time cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, yesterday unveiled a three-phase plan to increase its services to Northfield.

The “Investing in Northfield ” plan reinforces First National’s commitment to focusing on Northfield ’s banking needs, and is the outgrowth of a long-range strategic plan for the bank. Phase one of the plan includes the promotion of Dave Shumway to Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank.

Shumway has served the bank and community for more than 35 years and this promotion is a reflection of his ongoing contributions and commitment to Northfield and the bank, according to Brett Reese, chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors. Shumway has served in leadership roles in a wide array of community organizations ranging from Rotary to the Economic Development Authority to the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation. He also serves on the board of the Three Links Care Center.

Hahn Named Partner at Hvistendahl, Moersch & Dorsey

The Northfield law firm of Hvistendahl, Moersch & Dorsey has named Mary L. Hahn as a partner. Hahn joined the firm in 2001 and is the lead attorney in employment law, multiparty litigation, and appellate work.

Prior to joining the firm, Hahn worked for seven years as an associate attorney in the law firm of Shapiro, Fussell, Wedge, Smotherman & Martin in Atlanta, Georgia, practicing primarily in the area of construction litigation, employment litigation and civil appeals.

One of Hahn’s current law colleagues is her mother, Barbara Lundergan, a retired partner from a large Chicago law firm. Lundergan, a lawyer for over forty years, she moved to Northfield in 2003 to be closer to Hahn’s family, and joined her daughter in the practice of law at the firm.

Hahn, a Chicago native, graduated in 1990 with high honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She attended law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she graduated with honors in 1993. While in law school, Hahn was a published member of the North Carolina Law Review. Hahn is admitted to practice before the state courts and the Federal District Court in Minnesota, as well as the Georgia State Bar and Federal District Court in Georgia.


Crafting the Powerful Fundraising Letter with Paul Krause

Local fundraising professional, Paul Krause, will be at the next Writing Roundtable this coming Tuesday, April 10, 2007 to show participants how to use personal stories to create powerful fundraising letters.

Using the experience he gained guiding the Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Historical Society in their recent capital campaigns, Paul will show you how to make your letters sing!

He will be joined by wordsmith Barbara Cordes, host of the roundtable and owner of Making Words Work!, who will show you how proper word choice, grammar and polish can put a fine sheen on your letters.

Southgate: Movies playing this week

Movies this week at the Southgate Cinema in Northfield:Held Over
Blades of Glory
Rated PG-13
Nightly at 7:15 & 9:25
Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 12:30, 2:40 & 4:50

Held Over
Meet the Robinsons
Rated G
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:10
Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 12:20, 2:30 & 4:40

Starts Wednesday
Firehouse Dog
Rated PG
Nightly at 7:10 & 9:20
Sat. & Sun. Matinees at 12;10, 2:25 & 4:45 Book Report for April 4, 2007

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Ah, April. When a young man's fancy turns to hoping the frost will kill the mosquito larvae. And books. And... something else - I don't recall exactly what. Boards? Anyways, it's time for the weekly Book Report!'s Weekly Book Report for March 27, 2007

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It's that time of week again, the book lists from your local public library and book sellers. And don't tell me that you can't read - how would you know what I just wrote? Ya gotta get up pretty early in the morning to slip that one past me...

The lists of lists, inside...

Historical Society unveils new website

The Northfield Historical Society is pleased to announce its new website.  The site is more user friendly and a little more interactive.  The new site contains an events calendar, a new updated museum store, and an interactive timeline of Northfield history.

We are intrested in your feedback so please contact us and let us know what you think of the page.

Go to and check out the new site!

Village Market to hold Spring Festival Saturday

Let's welcome Spring and perhaps it will stay, yes?

I attended the Winter Festival last month, despite the heavy snow, and was delighted to find quite a few vendors. We've passed the Spring Equinox so how appropriate to call this Saturday's Market a Spring Festival.

Spring Festival @ Village Market -- Saturday, March 24 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

At the market you can purchase:
Organic eggs, beef, lamb, pork, bison, poultry, pies, tarts, breads and other baked goods, jams, dried beans, yarn and wool products, wildflower and perennial seeds, Lady Slipper plants, magnetic jewelry, eco art, hair beading, and more.

Bon Appetit certifies St. Olaf food 'Great'

Earlier this month 20 managers from Bon Appetit, the company that operates St. Olaf's food service, came to the college from as far away as California to learn how to implement the new "Great Expectations" standards that were set recently by the company.

After the training Michael Bauccio, chief operating officer of Bon Appetit Management Company, presented St. Olaf with a plaque that certifies St. Olaf College as "Great."


Written by Jennifer Tulman '07

To read more visit the St. Olaf website

Note: Come to Olaf and try our "Great" food.  Click here for Stav Hall's dining hours. 

Editor's note: No kidding, you've go to try this place, which is open to the public. It's really one of the best restaurants (and the biggest) in town. Thai food, pizza, pasta, salads, grilled food, vegetarian entrees and desserts to die for -- all in one place. It's amazing.

Cuando 2+2=5

Por Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
English follows the Spanish versión.

Cuando se trata de resultados, creo que esta es la forma en que suma Rick Estenson del First National Bank.  No quiero decir que no sabe sus tablas de sumar, lo que es seguro es que cuando se trata de crear redes de contactos y conectar a la gente, Rick talvéz incluso pueda sacarle 5 a la suma de 1+1.  Estoy seguro que mucha gente en Northfield está de acuerdo conmigo en este aspecto.

El Martes pasado 13 de Marzo, Rick me invitó a una reunión con John Daniels, el Gerente General de Lakeville Growing Range por más de 20 años.  Le pedí a una estudiante que nos tomara una foto y decidí ponerla aquí con esta nota porque John me impresionó mucho con su interés genuino de explorar oportunidades de apoyar a sus trabajadores en Bachman’s por medio del Centro Empresarial Latino (LEC por sus siglas en Inglés).  John es uno de muchos ejecutivos de empresas en la región que hablan el lenguaje que yo quiero escuchar a manera que continuamos transformando el LEC en una organización fuerte para el avance de las oportunidades económicas de los Latinos y Latinas de la región.

Cocoa Bean closes today

After seven years in its current location, Cocoa Bean will close its doors today at 5:30 p.m. 

Thanks to all of our great customers for their support and ideas!  Stay tuned for updates.

Eileen Seeley and Marvin Korbel

Students show support for Latino Enterprise Center

3-13-07-nec-office-latina.jpgTwo energetic and committed Latina students from Carleton College paid a visit to the Latino Enterprise Center this afternoon. Lee Runzheimer, director of the Northfield Enterprise Center, where the Latino Enterprise Center is based, provided insightful introductory information about businesses in Northfield. Both students are interested in working on a project to collect data about Latinos/as in Northfield and the greater Northfield area, for the purpose of increasing the Latino Enteprise Center’s coverage of the region’s Latino/a population.

From left to right, are Nicolina Hernandez, Monica Diaz, both students at Carleton College, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, director of LEC and Lee Runzheimer.

Hmm, what's this? They say I need one!

Hmmm...what's this? They say I need one.
But how do I create one?
What info do I put in one? What is one?

Northfield's Writing Roundtable reconvenes for a fourth session. This time, Rob Brown of badbrain computers joins Barbara Cordes of Making Words Work! to host "Websites 101."

Come, participate in an informal roundtable discussion that combines an introduction to websites with the writing basics that can make you look good.

When: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: Nasby Building, 402 Washington Ave., second floor conference room
Sponsor: Barbara Cordes: Making Words Work! Reservations required by 5 p.m. on March 12 (seating is limited.)



Cocoa Bean to close, owners search for new home

After seven years in its current location, Cocoa Bean will close its doors on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.  The owners are still hoping to find a new location, but after looking for the past two years we are no closer to finding a new store front than we were two years ago.  There are a few spots in consideration, but the costs involved to move a food establishment are staggering. 

Thanks to all of our great customers for their support and ideas!  Stay tuned for updates.

- Eileen Seeley and Marvin Korbel

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