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Pardon the Dust!

12/9/13 Update: The problems appear to now be fully resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Our hosting provider, Dreamhost, performed emergency maintenance several days ago on our web server. This maintenance involved migration to a new server. Since that time, various things have not been working properly, most notably:

  • E-mails from the site do not work (user registration / contact us form).
  • Images uploaded with stories are not displaying.

We would like to get these problems fixed as soon as possible, but that depends on Dreamhost responding to our ticket requests in an adequate manner. Keep your fingers crossed.


Monkey Valley Race for Epilepsy

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The Monkey Valley and Funky Monkey Mile were inspired by Reuben Menk, age 12, after his cousin Coho Menk died suddenly from an epileptic seizure. Reuben loves to run, especially if it is for a god cause. Reuben is hosting this race at his family farm in rural Kenyon.  All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The race is at Monkey Valley – Kenyon, MN, 11301 East 230thSt., Kenyon, MN 55946. Come for the race – stay for a picnic! If weather permits, we’ll have a campfire, music and games, too. If you’d like to volunteer at the race instead of participate, contact us at cshigin@yahoo.com.  Please check the website for details.  www.monkeyvalleyrace.com.  Register before May 5 to get a T-shirt.  Online registration ends May 15.  Same day registration (for an extra $5) will take place from 9-9:45 a.m. on race day. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth under 14.


Not Afraid to be Creative or get a little Dirty? The Y is Hiring Summer Counselors!

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The Y is Hiring ! 

To view all open positions and to apply, visit our website by clicking here

Are you...

Graduating this year or home for the summer?  Looking to make a difference? Good with Kids? Not afraid to be creative or get a little dirty?  Apply to join the Y's summer camp staff team.

Duties: Serve as a lead for a group of 8-10 campers each day; oversee the health, safety, and welfare of the campers; provide supervision, direction, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement for the campers; demonstrate patience and positive role-modeling and teach daily skill session activities. Works 20-35hours/week.


Wild Flower Walk At Carleton Arboretum

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On April 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm, in the Upper Arboretum, corner of 2nd and Oak Streets in Northfield. join us for the monthly meeting of Wild Ones: Northfield Prairie Partners Chapter. Nancy Braker will guide us through the Upper Arboretum to see beautiful spring flowers. Braker is the Director of the Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College.  She oversees all aspects of management of the Cowling Arboretum and McKnight Prairie and works with faculty, students and outside users on research and use of the properties.  She restores and maintains the prairies with native plants and flowers. Learn more about events in Northfield at https://northfield.wildones.org.

YMCA Announces New Board of Directors

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The Northfield Area Family YMCA is very pleased to announce two new community members who have joined the Y's Board of Directors:  Nancy Antoine, Bridgewater Elementary School Principal and Nate Engle, Controller for St. Olaf.  Nancy and Nate will provide wonderful guidance with their time and talent in support of our local YMCA.  Pictured (L to R):  Gretchen Ehresmann, Board Chair, Nancy Antoine, Nate Engle and Virginia Kaczmarek, Executive Director


Hiking the Holy Land

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Pastor Jerad Morey of Northfield United Methodist Church will give a presentation on his experience hiking the Nativity Trail from Nazareth to Bethlehem in Israel and Palestine before Christmas, staying in Palestinian homes and Bedouin encampments. He will share what he learned as a traveler, as a God-follower, and as a justice-seeking citizen of the world God created. The community is invited to participate in a potluck meal at 5:00pm at Northfield United Methodist Church, or to arrive at 5:30pm for the presentation itself.


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.


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.


Bats, Bones and Bonfires - A Halloween Family Festival At River Bend Nature Center

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River Bend Nature Center is the place to go for Halloween fun on Saturday, September 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. This is a “spooktacular:, non-scary Halloween event with wagon rides, an animal show, complimentary cider, s’mores and popcorn, games, crafts and more! Admission is $7 each ($5 for members) or $20 per family ($15 for member families).

River Bend Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in nature and environmental education. The Center includes 743 acres of original and restored natural lands with over ten miles of trails that are open to the public 365 days per year. It is located on the east side of Faribault, Minnesota:  follow the brown nature center signs from the intersection of Shumway Ave. and MN Hwy 60.

 For more information about River Bend Nature Center or their upcoming programs, visit them on the web at www.rbnc.org, on Facebook at fb.me/riverbendMN, or on Twitter @riverbendMN.


Join us (all family members (and the dog too)): Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Thanksgiving morning.

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The 17th annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot is an opportunity to have fun while doing good.

The 5K Run-Walk Thanksgiving morning in Northfield raises funds for Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign and for Northfield’s successful youth exchange program. And don’t forget the Northfield Food Shelf. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring a food item to replenish the store.

The Turkey Trot will begin at the Carleton College Weitz Center at 9 a.m. Same-day registration opens at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 per participant if you register by Thursday, Nov. 9, or $20 if you register after that. Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their dogs to the event. Canines will be recognized with a bandana complements of Countryside Animal Hospital and Kennels, one of the Turkey Trot’s major sponsors.


Perspectives on Palestine 2017 Conference November 4

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It is said that you should never discuss politics or religion in polite company. But three veteran peace advocates will do just that at “Perspectives on Palestine 2017,” a day-long conference presenting thoughtful, progressive voices on the crisis in Israel-Palestine.

The conference will be held 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St W., Northfield.

Dr. Mark Braverman, program director of Kairos USA, will present“Tipping Point? Politics, Zionism and the Call to the Church.” Nathan Stock is the former director of the Israel-Palestine Office of The Carter Center and will speak on “Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” Jennifer Bing, director of the Chicago American Friends Service CommitteeMiddle East Program, will present “No Way to Treat a Child.”


First UCC to resume evening service with new music director

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FirstUnited Church of Christ in Northfield will resume evening services Sunday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m., with Hans Peterson, an accomplished church musician, leading the music for this service. First UCC is excited to have Peterson joining their staff.

Hans comes to First UCC with a rich background in Progressive Christian church music in a folk style.  Hans has toured with a musical group to West Africa, worked as a youth director/worship leader, and served homeless men in a Catholic Worker House. Hans' passion for the church as a welcoming place led him to United Seminary in the Twin Cities where he completed a masters in theology and arts. As a singer/songwriter he ventures out solo and with the Dakota Road band, playing piano and acoustic guitar.


Jesse James Bike Tour - Saturday, Sept 9th - 5 routes!

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The countdown for the 2017 Jesse James Bike Tour has officially begun – the event will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, rain or shine.
 
The Northfield Rotary Club organizes and hosts the annual tour, inviting riders of all ages and skill levels to participate in the family-friendly event. Participants under 18 can register for free with a paid adult, courtesy of Northfield McDonald’s.
 
New this year, a shuttle will take riders from the finish line to downtown Northfield for a post-ride celebration being co-hosted by Imminent Brewing and Armory Square.

Youth Horseshoe Hunt

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Horseshoe hunting is for kids too! Jesse James and his gang left behind more than one horseshoe as they were leaving town and we need your help to find all of them. Clues will help you locate the hidden horseshoes, each with their own prize. Unlimited horseshoes and prizes per person may be won. Participants of each age category (entering grades K - 4 and entering grades 5 - 8) will have a chance to win one of their own category's bronze, silver or golden grand horseshoe cash prizes! Parents are welcome to come along and help. This evening event will get you in the spirit of Northfield's annual horseshoe hunt beginning one day after the youth hunt!


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