Mary Schier wins 'Dinner on Us'

We have another winner!

Mary Schier of Northfield loves her family, her dog, Lily -- and She loves us a little more today because she has won a $50 gift certificate for Grundy's Reub 'N' Stein, just for joining Northfield Citizens Online, the group that brings you

This is what Mary has to say about us: 

"I have been an almost daily visitor to for the past two years. It's a great source of up-to-the-minute information on what's happening around Northfield--from city government to the business community to arts and social events. I especially enjoy the photos from events and the blogs. As someone who works from home, I think of as a virtual water-cooler or coffee shop."

And here's how Mary describes herself: 

"I've lived in Northfield 19 years (my hubby, Steve, teaches at Carleton, and we have two high-school age daughters.) I'm a freelance writer and editor. My main assignment is editing Northern Gardener (, the magazine of the the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. I also write for regional business and alumni magazines. Those flowers in the picture are 'Rocket Mix' snapdragons. Locally, I'm a volunteer with the Friends of the Northfield Public Library."

As most of you know, we have launched a membership campaign, aimed at getting all of you who enjoy to support it financially. We're asking just $20 for an individual membership, and we're doing it on the honor system so you won't be getting a bill or seeing a blank screen if you don't pay.

In return for helping out, however, we are giving you a chance to win "Dinner on Us," a $50 gift certificate for dinner at local restaurant. We're drawing one name a week, and this is our first drawing. Those of you who didn't win, don't worry. Your names will be forwarded to our next drawing, for a gift certificate to Chapati. The next deadline for entries is midnight on July 23, with the winner being announced on Monday, July 24.

You can join right now by visiting the new member page. But you don't have to join to enter the drawing; just hit the contact us button and send us an e-mail. That's all there is to it.