Thursday, December 13, 2012
You can vote through 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Who deserves to be recognized as Northfield Patch's Person of the Year? During the past week, readers have submitted names of folks they feel deserve the honor. We received eight nominations. Below, you'll find answers to two questions about each nominee from those who nominated them. We did not change the answers at all. What was submitted to us is what you see. Vote by selecting a person on the attached poll below. And, while you're at it, leave a few thoughts in the comment section about why he or she received your vote. You must be logged into the site to vote and comment. We will accept votes until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Whomever receives the most votes is Northfield Patch's Person of the Year and will have a story written about …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The local fitness instructor came in second in Northfield Patch's Person of the Year poll.
Craig Swenson’s personal goal is to make one person smile every day. “He’s very genuine,” said Virginia Kaczmarek, CEO of the Northfield Area Family YMCA and Swenson’s supervisor. “Once you meet Craig, you don’t forget him.” Evidently not—in a recent poll to determine Northfield Patch’s Person of the Year, Swenson received 1,365 votes out of a total of 2,974 votes, a close second to Northfield Healthy Community Initiative executive director Zach Pruitt. “I’m shocked and awed,” said Swenson, a fitness instructor at the YMCA and the Northfield Senior Center. Gale Marchand, fitness manager of the senior center, wasn’t nearly as surprised when she heard that her colleague’s hard work and strong character had been recognized by the community. “…
Monday, October 31, 2011
The family event, which included a 5K run and kids obstacle course, attracted nearly 50 adults and children Saturday morning.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Experienced racers shared the trail with strollers and pint-sized runners during the Northfield Area Family YMCA’s Fall Classic 5K and Kids Fun Run Saturday morning. Under sunny, yet chilly skies, runners—some pushing double-wide jogging strollers loaded with their infants and toddlers—made their way from Riverside Lions Park, over the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge, through Sechler Park on the Mill Towns Trail and back. Several of the youngsters running Saturday morning said they were taking part in their first 5K race. Upon the runners’ return to Riverside Lions Park, children ran through an obstacle course featuring shin-high hurdles and a couple of scooters. Youngsters completing the course received a pumpkin. Saturday’s event was the …