Minnesota Author Peter Geye to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5

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     Award winning Minnesota author Peter Geye will be speaking at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm.  His talk is part of the SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperative) Author tour for 2018.  Peter is the author of Safe From the Sea, which won the India Award for fiction; Lighthouse Road, which won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award for fiction and was also a World Book Night selection in 2014; and Wintering, which won the Minnesota Book Award, the Northeast Minnesota Book Award, and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.  He received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was the editor of Third Coast magazine.  He was born and raised i Minneapolis, where he still lives, and is the proud parent of three great kids.


How and Why to Caucus

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Former Minnesota Senator Kevin Dahle and Executive Director of American Majority Jennifer DeJournett will talk about the role caucusing plays in our democracy on Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.at St. John's Church, 500 3rd st. W., Northfield. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northfield/Cannon Falls, this valuable forum will help us learn how to participate effectively in the caucus of our choice.

 


2018 Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library

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Are you getting cabin fever after this latest cold spell?  Are you retreating to your warm house and looking for good books to read?  Join us for Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Northfield Public Library this winter.  During these cold, snowy months, curl up and read some books and win prizes at the library!  Join our winter adult reading program, starting Monday, January 8, and read for prizes until Sunday, March 4.  After reading a book, each patron will fill out a slip with their name and phone number and a few lines describing the book.  The name and phone number section will be cut off and put in a fishbowl.  The comment section of each slip wll be included in a notebook.  Patrons will be able to browse other comments for ideas for new books.  Each week, three names will be drawn from the fishbowl.  Each winner will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to a downtown business.  Patrons who use 50 North (formerly, the Northfield


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


Local Nutritionist Noel Aldrich to Speak at the Northfield Public Library on Thursday, January 11

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Local nutritionist Noel Aldrich will return to the Northfield Public Library for another free nutrition lecture on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00 pm 

Come and learn about the following:

First Priority: Your Gut        

The health of your gut determines the health of the rest of your body.  You will learn how your intestine health relates to allergies, auto-immune disorders, and stress.

You will learn the nutrition recommendations that will make 2018 a productive year for you.

This event is sponsored by both the Northfield Public Library and Just Food Coop.


Electronic Recycling Saturday

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The next electronic recycling event will be this coming Saturday, January 6th.  It will take place at the UCC Church at 300 Union Street in Northfield from 10am to noon.  Once again, please make sure to drop off all materials on site only on the collection day.  Jim, the recycler, is still accepting CRT televisions and monitors, but they must be transportable by one person and there is a small cash fee for each, depending on the size.Any other electronic items will be accepted, as will metal items.


42nd Annual Lucia Fest Set for Friday

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Northfield High School senior Katie Brust will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 8, at the 42nd annual Lucia Fest, sponsored by the Northfield Swedish Club.

Area residents of Swedish descent, or those interested in Swedish customs, are invited to join the festivities at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The live music starts at 5:30 p.m., and the potluck supper begins promptly at 6 p.m. The event includes a Lucia processional and pageant, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.

The 2017 Lucia attendants are Libby Brust, Grace Casson, Claire Casson, Tegan Chadwick, Ingrid Elzey, Lucy Graham, Brooke Green, Teagan Green, Erin Gunn, Penelope Johnson, Sylvia Koenig, Annika Korynta, Adela Melby, Annika Ngyugen, Lily Ngyugen, Elsa Nystrom, Ava O’Neill, Charlotte Otterblad, Ruby Otterblad, Lenyn Pfau. The star boys are Max Casson, Avery Chadwick, and Jim Graham.


Open for Public Use! East Cannon River Trail

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East Cannon River Trail, a cooperative trail project between cities of Northfield and Dundas, is officially open for public use.  This enhancement extends the existing trail on the east side of the Cannon River from Bollenbacher Court in Northfield to Everett Street in Dundas.

The trail corridor route winds along the Cannon River between Northfield and Dundas with observation areas along the corridor emphasizing various wooded and wetland areas.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the East Cannon River Trail project will be scheduled for the Spring of 2018.


Thank You, Ray Cox, for helping build our dream!

Like so many in Northfield we are saddened by the loss of Ray Cox, who was so supportive and encouraging when we started MCH. I searched the blog archives at Northfield Construction Company looking for the proof of that support and, of course, found it in the words of this exceptional man. I am posting them here in remembrance of Ray. We could not have done it without him.

From the NCC Blog--


Backyard Bird Feeding and Information Session about the 2017 National Audubon Christmas Bird Feeder Count

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Join us on Saturday December 9th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm in the Northfield Public Library Bunday Room for what promises to be a wonderful, informative program. 

Deb White of Paddington's Seed and Feed in Faribault will talk about birds that reside in Minnesota the year around, an explanation of the different types of bird feeders, types of bird seed, backyard habit for attracting birds and more.

Gene Bauer will share information about how you, your friends and family, can participate in the 118th National Audubon Christmas Bird Feeder Count.  The count area is a fifteen mile radius and includes Northfield, Faribault and locales in-between.  Participating in the annual bird feeder count program is easy, fun and scientifically important. 

Coffee and donuts will be served at this family friendly event.

For further information please contact Jamie Stanley at the Northfield Public Library, 507-645-1802 or jamie.stanley@ci.northfield.mn.us.


Nominees Sought for 2018 Northfield Human Rights Award

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The Northfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominees for its


City of Northfield Announces Vacancies On City Advisory Boards And Commissions

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The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions including Northfield’s representatives for the Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Service Joint Powers Board. At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards and commissions will expire.

Cannon Valley Indivisible Holds Organization Fair

On Monday, November 6 in Northfield, Democracy Extravaganza, a program sponsored by Cannon Valley Indivisible, is coming together. We hope you will join us at the First UCC Church, 300 Union Street, Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Representatives from a dozen local grassroots and civic groups will participate in the organizations fair. You will have the opportunity to engage with them and learn how to get involved in issues that are important to you. Whether it’s health care, social justice, immigrant advocacy, voter registration, youth activism, gun control, climate and the environment, or local government, there will be something to engage you.
 


What's the Buzz About Native Bees? Researcher to Speak At River Bend Nature Center

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Crystal Boyd, a bee researcher with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the diversity and status of Minnesota’s native pollinators at River Bend Nature Center. She will also describe her work updating the Minnesota state species list of bees and answer your questions about creating a bee-friendly backyard.

River Bend Nature Center invites all to this O.W.L.S (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) natural history program, Wednesday, November 15 12:00-2:00 p.m., at the RBNC Interpretive Center, 1000 Rustad Road, in Faribault. Luncheon will be followed by the presentation. Admission is $10/member, $12/non-member.

Please buzz on by to learn more about native bees! For more information: Contact Breanna Wheeler:  wheeler@rbnc.org.

 

 

 


Northfield Rotary Free Range Turkey Trot (even if you are out of town)

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Participate long distance in Rotary’s 17th annual Turkey Trot

You’re not going to be in town for the 17th Annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot? No worries. Join us long distance through our Free Range Turkey Trot option.  

Gather friends and family wherever you are on Thanksgiving Day and run or walk your own 5K to support the important causes supported by this event and show your solidarity with the 1,000-plus runners and walkers making their way through the friendly neighborhoods of Northfield.

Funds raised at the Turkey Trot will support Rotary’s ongoing work with its youth exchange program and polio eradication. Northfield is known as a “rock star” in Rotary youth exchange circles. Northfield regularly sends 10 to 15 students abroad each year and this year is hosting six foreign students.


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