Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wanting to give the students some recognition, Bill Steele decided to hold a competition of sorts that involved interviewing students about their efforts.
Northfield has long been known as a city of philanthropic muscle, but Bill Steele believes there are efforts often overlooked from one demographic: college students. Steele, owner of EcoTrans , an environmentally friendly shuttle service based in Northfield, has a service called Van-Go!, which provides transportation services for about 120 St. Olaf College students. Many of those students are receiving rides to a variety of volunteering, mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement and work-study programs. Wanting to give the students some recognition, Steele decided to hold a competition of sorts that involved interviewing students to ask about their contributions, which range from volunteering for Northfield Public Schools to the Northfield …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Grants were awarded across the state for projects of 'enduring value.'
Editor's note: From the Minnesota Historical Society From oral histories to preserving historic buildings, Minnesotans are hard at work celebrating their legacy now and building it for the future. The Minnesota Historical Society today announced it has awarded 53 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grants of up to $7,000, totaling $311,520 in 34 counties. The Society also announced that the next grants deadline is January 11, 2013, which may be the final deadline for this biennium depending upon available funds. The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org. “Most grant projects in this latest round build upon on earlier work, richly …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The creation of local artist Nick Sinclair and presented by Ratrod Magazine, Lowbrow is billed as an American celebration of cars, art and music.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Lowbrow High-Octane Festival returns to Northfield on Saturday for its seventh year. The creation of local artist Nick Sinclair and presented by Ratrod Magazine, Lowbrow is billed as an American celebration of cars, art and music. “It’s more than just one thing,” says Sinclair. “It’s a car show, it’s a gallery show, there’s great music. It’s a celebration of the community that enjoys all this stuff.“ Starting at 4 p.m., more than 200 hotrods, ratrods, classic cars, muscle cars and other custom jobs—all American made—will be lined up along Northfield’s main drag, Division Street. “It’s always fun to see these machines come rolling into town and set up right on Division. People are immediately drawn to them,” Sinclair said. While most …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tickets are $10 each and are available online or at the offices of the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 S. Division St.
Editor's note: Be sure to stick with Patch leading up to and through DJJD, which is Sept. 5-9. We'll have previews and loads of coverage during the big event. Be sure to bookmark our DJJD 2012 page to follow all the action. The Northfield Arts Guild's sixth annual light-hearted, locally written musical about the fictional Jessie Jane's takes to the stage at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday for Defeat of Jesse James Days. Tickets are $10 each and are available online or at the offices of the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 S. Division St. The production will be held at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Playwright Brendon Etter shared the following with Patch about this year's "romp through hilarity." "Jessie Jane's Jamboree VI: …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
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It was a busy, busy week for the Local Voices section. Northfield Patch had its best week ever in terms of the number of submissions it received; they were also all good and informative. Here's a highlight of some: Read those and more great posts by clicking on the links below. • Northfield HCI Seeking Board Members • Northfield Iron Company Circa 1940 Photo • We Need Animal Adoptions! Please Help! • On Becoming 60 Years Old • Laughter Might Be Great Medicine! • Going Into Business—New vs Used? • Seeing Through Someone Else's Eyes ... • Documents from Northfield Arts Guild's Early Years Now Online • Now Taking Appointments for Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program for Outdoor Cats • Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Cookie • Join Us for a Celebration on …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saturday's Imagination Celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Northfield Arts Guild currently has its gallery dedicated to student artwork from Northfield's K-12 schools. Participating schools include Bridgewater Elementary, Greenvale Park Elementary, Sibley Elementary, Prairie Creek Community School, St. Dominic School, Northfield Middle School, ARTech, Northfield Area Learning Center and Northfield High School. Home-schooled students also contributed. The gallery, which runs through April 28, builds up to Saturday's annual Imagination Celebration. Saturday's event, which is run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers a free day of art activities and performances at the NAG. There will be performances and activities throughout the day including the Northfield Youth Choir's Junior Singers, the Mexican …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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We had another great week for Northfield's Local Voices to shine. Northfield City Councilor Betsey Buckheit gave us a glimpe of Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol, which she attended with Ann Mosey of the Northfield Arts Guild; Dr. Jacob Conway gave us a glance at some recent studies on diet drinks; and Mary Schier had the most-read blog this week with a look at five perennials for novice gardeners. Read those and more great posts by clicking the links below. • VIDEO: Perkins Specialized Transportation Goes Extreme in Cross-Country Trek • Economic Development in Northfield—Ideas Wanted! • Are You a Coupon Master? TLC Wants You, Northfield • Are Diet Drinks a Healthy Alternative? • The Animals Who Enrich My Life—Part 2 • Anyone Missing a …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Northfield Arts Guild fundraiser is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Here are some ideas for activities to take part in this weekend. 1) Membership Forum with Legislators When/Where: 7:30 a.m. Friday; Community Resource Bank Why Go: Meet with Rep. Kelby Woodard and Sen. Al DeKruif to talk about issues. 2) Boys Basketball Varsity Home Schedule When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday; Northfield High School Why Go: Watch the boys take on Shakopee. Price: $6 3) To India and Back When/Where: 5 p.m. Saturday; Northfield Middle School Why Go: Come and join us for a fun-filled night experiencing the food, the visual arts, music and dance of India. Nirmala Rajasekar will be performing music on her veena along with her band. (Click link above for more information.) Price: $20 4) Arsenic and Old Lace When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
We take a look back at this week's entries in our Local Voices section.
This week VFW Post Commander Bill Murphy educated us about flag etiquette, Northfield VISTA Soraya Dangor talked about privilege and Susan Hvistendahl took a look at the history of the St. Olaf and Carleton College basketball rivalry and their battles for The Goat. Read those and more posts by clicking the links below. • Dog Park Etiquette • Veterans to Hold Flag Retirement Ceremony • The Northfield I See: A Few Thoughts on Privilege and Illness • Northfield Arts Guild Looking for Actors for Annual Fundraiser • Northfield Gets Noticed • Will St. Olaf Get Carleton's Goat This Saturday? • Pit Bulls—A Bad Rap or Justified Concern • Vivi, the Meta-Narrativist • The Northfield I See: Privileged Poverty