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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 Melissa Bernhard on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:17am
Swoosh! This camp is designed to introduce boys and girls ages 6 - 12 to the sport of basketball through skill development and small group games. Sports Unlimited staff will focus on helping your child learn the rules of basketball while working on team play and sportsmanship. Individual skills taught include shooting, passing, dribbling and learning the strategies of offense and defense. Children will be divided by age and skill level. Staff to camper ratio 1:10. For more information or to register, click HERE. Community Services may be reached at 507-664-3649 or at www.northfieldschools.org (follow the Communty Services link). Class number 1153-F15A
Monday & Tuesday, December 28 & 29
10 am - 1 pm
Bridgeater Elementary Gymnasium
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 8:38pm
The first Saturday of the month is coming up fast and once again, this is your best chance to dispose of old things containing circuitry or metal. Come to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, December 5 from 10 until noon. If you miss this chance and don't want to wait until the first Saturday in January, call the e-cycler himself to arrange a time when you can bring your material directly to him to process. His name is Jim Caswell, phone number 651-214-3857.
Here are examples of what you can bring -- at NO cost.
Submitted by Melissa Bernhard on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:16pm
Attention snowmobilers ages 12 to 18! Minnesota law requires a valid snowmobile safety certificate to operate a snowmobile on public property. Safety classes for snowmobile safety certificates are given by the Waterford Warriors Snowmobile Club. Be ready for winter! Class is held on Monday, November 9 & 16 from 6 - 9 pm in the Bridgewater Elementary cafeteria. You must be age 12 by the end of the course and must be present at both classes.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:24am
Margit Johnson reminds Northfielders that the First UCC Sunday Nights is back and now it's every week!! This Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Charlie Parr, guitar virtuoso, will be the featured participant. The public is welcome to attend this informal service. First UCC is located at 300 Union Street in Northfield.
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 Megan Proft on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:41pm
Rice County Habitat for Humanity will hold a house dedication at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 for the Weaver family. The dedication will be held at the house, 216 1st Ave SW, Faribault. The dedication is open to the public, and will include a short program and a chance to meet the Weaver family.
Nicole Weaver is the mother of three children - Alleena, Alex and Adyran - and works at Rust Consulting. The Weavers are one of two Rice County Habitat Partner Families for 2015. This year’s Faribault build was in honor of Bill Sartor, a long-time Habitat supporter and volunteer.
Rice County Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise may be unable to achieve the dream of homeownership by establishing partnerships among God’s people to build simple, decent, affordable homes.
Submitted by katy hargis on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 3:33pm
HealthFinders is growing! We are in the process of hiring 6 new positions ranging from a part time development and communication associate, a part time grants writer, two community health care workers and a care coordination project lead. Check out our website at healthfindersmn.org/getinvolved.
Submitted by KevinFink on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:12am
The Northfield CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk is the largest walk in the state and the only community-wide event/effort in Northfield to eradicate hunger and poverty, provide disaster relief, and resettle the growing number of refugees worldwide.
Please join us on Sunday, October 4th, 2 p.m. as we leave from All Saints Episcopal Church, 419 Washington St. and walk through Northfield, ending at Bridge Square.
Seventy-five percent of monies raised will go to support projects around the world sponsored by Church World Service (CWS); the other twenty-five percent will go to the Northfield Community Action Center.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:10pm
Bring your unwanted electronics, appliances, and scrap metal this Saturday, October 3, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street. As a special option this month, even LARGE appliances such as refrigerators are OK to bring.
Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will NOT be accepted this month. But Bestbuy will take up to 3 such TVs per day as long as they are 32" or less. Here is a website giving more details about all aspects of Bestbuy's recycling program:
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 Jane B McWilliams on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:11am
Carl Henry invites you to bring your unwanted electronics and appliances Saturday, September 5, from 10 A.M. until noon, to the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, Northfield.
Old-fashioned CRT-based TVs (or monitors) will be accepted BUT there is a $5 fee for up to 19" and $10 for larger than 20".
PLEASE pass the word and post news about this event on any local bulletin boards, such as St. Olaf and Carleton.
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 Tom Megan Durkin on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:21am
Come to the Fair!
It has been nearly one hundred years since the first glass classroom was installed by Maria Montessori at the World Expo in California. This year at the MN State Fair the MN Montessori Network will do it again. They have sponsored a booth in the education building for the fair that will be staffed by volunteers from all over the state. Northfield will be represented by Montessori Children's House. We would love to see your faces, young and old, so stop by at the Education Building on Cosgrove St.
Can't come to the Fair? Visit us at Montessori Children's House--2400 Division St. S. We will be giving tours all week! 645-2445
Submitted by susanpokorney on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 4:21pm
Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will offer training this fall to prepare students to become certified as Emergency Medical Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians.The EMR class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings and occasional Saturdays, September 21 through November 14 at EMS headquarters.The EMR course can serve as a stand-alone certification program, or the first half of the EMT course.Students who successfully complete the EMR class and wish to obtain certification as an EMT will progress to the second session of the training which begins on February 15, 2016.
For more information, contact Brian Edwards, manager of Northfield Hospital & Clinics EMS at (507) 646-1444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.