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Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 9:24am
At a ceremony on Monday night, December 14, Northfield YouthBank awarded five grants for youth-initiated projects in Northfield. The grants went to:
- Northfield Area Learning Center (ALC), for their Food Recovery and Cookie Program
- Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails (CROCT), for a portable pump track
- Film Club, a collaboration between Arcadia Charter School students and the Northfield Public Library
- TORCH (Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes), for an Extracurricular Activites Scholarship Fund
- a student group at Northfield High School who will use funds to renovate parks in the Viking Terrace neighborhood
Grants of up to $20,000 were available. You can find out more by downloading the attachment.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sun, 12/13/2015 - 7:15pm
Chair Philip Spensley reports the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Northfield is pleased to announce Jan Shoger as the recipient of its 2016 Living Treasure Award. The award annually honors a Northfield area resident who makes an outstanding and lasting contribution to the city’s identity and quality of life through and behalf of the arts and culture.
The award will be presented to the Shoger at a public ceremony to be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2016, at 7 p.m at the Grand Event Center. Goodies will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration and to share in the expression of appreciation for Jan's many contributions to the community.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sun, 12/13/2015 - 12:16am
Cecilia Cornejo invites all to come to the premier of Make No Noise--The Story of a Skatepark, a documentary about the creation of the Northfield skatepark. Made in collaboration with members of the Northfield Skateboard Coalition since 2012, the film chronicles the process of securing a permanent place for the skateboarders in town. Cornejo says,”Though we all know the skatepark was finally built this past summer, this is not a spoiler, since the marrow of the story lies elsewhere.”
Cornejo is Visiting Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Carleton. The screening is Sunday, December 20, 4:30 p.m. at the Weitz Center, 3rd St. East.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 9:29am
This fall, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support 10 projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including the first-ever “Roger Jenni Investing in Youth Grant”. All projects are funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program.
Funded projects included:
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 6:15am
Submitted by Lars Ripley. Hello, citizens of Northfield. I am writing this to tell you about a student-run organization called the District Youth Council (DYC), of which I am currently a member. You probably haven’t heard much about us, if anything, since this year is only our second year of existence. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will know more about us than you currently do.
The District Youth Council was created as a way of giving students a say in how things are run in the Northfield School District. Similar to the Mayor’s Youth Council, another student-run organization you may have heard of, we try to collect students’ opinions about the issues concerning Northfield Youth and use that information to creeate a positive impact. However, while Mayor’s Youth Council focuses on issues that impact the community as a whole, we focus specifically on issues relating to the Northfield School District.
Give something that means something by donating blood this holiday season - YMCA hosted Blood Drive: Thurs, Dec 17th (free child care available noon-3, if needed)Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 1:46pm
Northfield Area Family YMCA hosts community blood drive
Give something that means something by donating blood this holiday season. Northfield Area Family YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, December 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at YMCA, 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield.
Submitted by Anonymous User on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 9:54am
Help make a difference in the lives of refugee families without leaving Northfield. A local drop-off point is now available for Carry The Future, which hand-delivers baby carriers to refugees in Europe and the Middle East.
Refugees can end up walking hundreds of miles to their asylum destinations. They desperately need a safer, more comfortable way tovcarry their babies and toddlers.
Submitted by Leah Eby on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 6:08pm
With Thanksgiving approaching, this is a good time for the Northfield area to consider those in the community who have served generously in the area of human rights. Each year, the Northfield Human Rights Commission gives an award to an individual, group, or organization that has contributed to the advancement of human rights. The award will be presented during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration, which starts at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016.
The Northfield Human Rights Commission is actively soliciting nominees for this award. Community members are encouraged to think about those in the area who have contributed locally to the cause of human rights. A diverse slate of nominees is sought. The Northfield Human Rights Commission will evaluate all nominees, and is ultimately responsible for choosing the award recipient.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:10am
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is very pleased to announce the addition of two new Youth Board Members. Emily Morsching, Senior at Northfield High School and Cole Glassing, Sophomore at Northfield High School were heartily welcomed to their first YMCA Board Meeting this month. "The addition of youth in all our conversations will bring a wonderful perspective and value to the future of the YMCA." said Virginia Kaczmarek, Executive Director. For a complete list of all board members, visit http://northfieldymca.org/about/board-of-directors/
Submitted by Rachel Haider on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 2:54pm
The Northfield Arts Guild is soliciting recommendations for three new board members. The organization is at an exciting point of forward growth and progress, and we’re looking for new board members to help lead the way!
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:02am
The YMCA is very pleased to offer a huge number of programs and services. Our mission is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community.0in">
Our new Fall Brochure supports our intent to ensure our youth have opportunities to realize their potential to become active, engaged and thriving members of the community as well as nurture their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development through holistic youth programming, experiences and supports.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:20pm
The Northfield Area United Way will host a family friendly Super Hero Kickoff for its fall fundraising campaign at the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to meet powerful United Way partner agencies and learn how these local heroes benefit one in three Northfield area residents. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes for the chance to win a prize for Best Dressed Super Hero.
The public is invited to try the YMCA all day. Other features of the morning kickoff include live folk music, interactive games and giveaways. Super heroes and common folk are invited to dress up and take their own photos in the photo booth sponsored by Brand Yourself Consulting.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:18pm
Community Services is currently accepting applications for a number of fall, winter and spring job opportunities. Instructor opportunities exist in a variety of sports including basketball, floor hockey, soccer, tennis and outdoor adventure. Basketball and volleyball scorekeepers and officials, aquatics staff (lifeguards and WSI instructors) and those interested in leading birthday parties are also needed. Community Services is looking for staff who are outgoing, responsible and who work well with youth. Applicants must possess knowledge and aptitude of their desired position.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 3:39pm
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
The Northfield Area Family YMCA is Hiring!
Job Title: FT Member Services Coordinator – apply by Aug 23rd
Posted: August 5, 2015
Status: Full Time Non-Exempt
Wage Range: $26,020 - $30,960 annually (includes a $6,000 health insurance stipend)
Submitted by Corey Butler on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:48pm
I've decided this is the year I participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's after putting it off year after year.
This walk falls on the sixth anniversary of the passing of my grandfather, George Butler. He suffered from Alzheimer's for the last leg of his life, and the disease accelerated when my grandmother passed away in October 2008.
He spent the last 11 months of his life in a nursing home, in and out of good and bad spells. Throughout it all, for whatever reason, he knew who I was each time I visited him. I was fortunate to be living in Minneapolis at the time, visiting him three times a week. He wasn't just my grandfather; he was my friend.