Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center joins the blogosphere

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The Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center has become part of Northfield's civic blogosphere with its new weblog.

The Center formed in 1996 when people from the Northfield community decided to broaden their individual meditation practice by developing a sangha, or community of practice. The Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center


Northfield Survivors joins the blogosphere

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Nancy Coultas (L) and Sue Mieska have launched a web site with a weblog for Northfield Survivors and have thus become part of Northfield's civic blogosphere.

Northfieldsurvivors.org came together when a group of cancer survivors expressed a desire to share our experiences with other survivors and try to help those newly diagnosed. We are all cancer survivors who have experienced the compassion and love of our friends, our families and sometimes complete strangers during our illness.


Syndicated community calendar

More and more people are contributing entries to the distributed (syndicated) community calendar. The more the better.

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The above is an image/snapshot of the calendar as of today at 3:30 PM. It's not the real thing. See the real thing in the upper right corner of the N.org homepage, as well as on the NDDC and League of Women Voters websites/weblogs.

Anyone can submit Northfield-related events to the community calendar at Upcoming.org's listings for Northfield. As soon as an event is entered, the calendar is immediately updated on all the websites that carry it.

And any Northfield-area company or organization can have this listing of events automatically displayed on their website. Contact Us if you're interested.


4th of July photo album - batch 3

I'm adding several dozen photos to the 4th of July photo album. They should be ready to view by 1 am.

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Unlike the low-resolution photos here, all the photos in the gallery are available in the original, high resolution format, suitable for printing. Click the medium, 640 pixel-wide photos to see them.

(FYI, I missed the kiddie parade, so if you have digital photos that would make good additions to the the album, attach a comment here or use the Contact Us form.)

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Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Mark Fagerwick with some chick, dancing on Bridge Square.


4th of July photo album - batch 2

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I've added another batch of two dozen photos to the 4th of July photo album. I should have another batch ready by 6 or 7 pm.

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4th of July photo album

I've started a 4th of July photo album and hope to post photos there throughout the day.

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Chris Huber with a mini-paper cutter at the Flea Market ("featuring antiques and vintage collectibles") in Ames Park, going on now till 6 PM, right across the river from downtown.


4th of July

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See our earlier weblog posting on the Northfield Historical Society's schedule of events for the 4th.

More info:

HELP NEEDED
Dan Bergeson posted this to the NDDC weblog:

NHS is in need of volunteers to help with the set-up and take-down in Bridge Square. Help is needed at 9 am on Sunday morning to raise a tent and carry chairs, and again at 11 am to do some decorating on the Square. Assistance is also needed on Monday morning at 9 am to take down the tent and return the chairs. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Shanilec.

MUSIC CHANGE
On the music stage, the Keane dancers have had to cancel, so music times are approximate. "We'll probably spread the salsa and zillionaires to fill the gap", sayeth Rob.

TAR & FEATHER EVENT
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The red bike in this photo has gone missing from Bridge Square, but has been replaced with another. A tar and feather event on the Square is now scheduled for after the fireworks, assuming the culprits can be found by the DJJG posse.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW
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An ongoing slideshow of the N.org photo gallery will be on display, courtesy of Rob Shanilac's By All Means Graphics which has recently relocated to Bridge Square, right next door to the NHS Museum.
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If you see Rob Shanilac or others from the Northfield Historical Society, be sure to thank them for all the work they've done on this event.


Destruction, construction

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The Hardees at the corner of Hwys 3 & 19 was torn down this week to make way for a new Walgreen's.

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The new Advance Auto Parts store at the corner of Woodley and Hwy 3 is almost complete.


Art exhibit: Women in Their Forties

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"Women in Their Forties," an exhibit about life changes as told through mannequins, will be on display though July 31 at Art on Water located in the Kjerland Building at 217 Water St. in Northfield.

The exhibit is by Northfield artist Barb Matz. The hours are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Chapati gets a reprieve

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Norman Butler just posted a note to the Chapati weblog that an interim lease was agreed to with the Archer House that allows Chapati to reopen next Tuesday.

Dan Bergeson comments on the announcement on the NDDC weblog.

And the related discussion on the "downtown Southern boundary" continues on the N.org ISSUES discussion list.


What's Going On?

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Anyone know what's going on with the Nat'l Guard Armory? If so, please attach a comment.


Weblog upgrade

We've upgraded our version of Movable Type (weblog software) to 3.0.
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It has some new features that will take some time for us to learn.

One that we're excited about is Comments... allowing people to attach comments to individual blog posts like this one that other people can then read.

So go ahead and try it. And please let me know if you notice anything weird, either by attaching a comment or using our Contact Us form.


Child found unharmed: PD Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6-28-04


Missing child - Police Dept. Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6-28-04 2:22 P.M.

NORTHFIELD POLICE ARE ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A MISSING 4-YEAR-OLD MALE WHO WAS LAST SEEN AT APPROXIMATELY 1:40 P.M. TODAY IN THE 1000 BLOCK OF WASHINGTON STREET IN NORTHFIELD. HE IS A WHITE MALE, 4 YEARS OLD, 42 INCHES, 25-30 POUNDS. WEARING A RED AND WHITE BASEBALL JERSEY WITH SOME TYPE OF CARTOON CHARACTER ON IT. RED PANTS. THE SUBJECT HAS RED HAIR.

THE FAMILY JUST RECENTLY MOVED TO NORTHFIELD SO THE CHILD WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE CHILD IS ASKED TO CALL THE NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 507-645-4477. IF THE CHILD IS OBSERVED OR LOCATED, PLEASE CALL 911.


Missing four year-old boy

A Northfield Police Officer stopped by my house a few minutes ago, asking us to be on the alert for a four year-old Northfield boy who evidently wandered away from home today. He has reddish hair and was wearing a red pants with a striped shirt.

I just talked with Chief Gary Smith who said he would email me a press release shortly, with a full description of the boy, possibly including photo. Stay tuned.


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