Four Northfield Area artists, Reese Gaertner, Jan Shoger, Donovan Palmquist, and Colleen Riley, exhibit artwork inspired by natural textures, colors, and forms. The opening reception, for SYNERGY and Expressions of the Inner Self, is Friday night, at the Arts Guild Gallery, in downtown Northfield, MN.
June in Northfield means graduation and summer vacation. It also means that one of the best-loved community events of the year,The Taste of Northfield, is almost upon us. This year will be the 6th Annual Taste and the event is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th and Friday June 17th from 5-10 p.m. both evenings. All of the festivities happen in or near Bridge Square in Downtown Northfield. What a fantastic location for fun!
There will be a dozen or more food vendors (we’re still working on the lineup) surrounding the Square serving up their own special menus. There will be entertainment on the Showmobile both nights and a Beer and Wine Tent on the 4th Street bridge. The James Gang will do a Bank Raid re-enactment on Thursday night and Friday will bring the return of both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. Both nights will feature a Street Dance from 8-10.
If you’re feeling up to it, this event also brings a great opportunity to volunteer. We need folks to sell tickets, police the waste stream, control admittance to the Beer Tent, tally up the silent and live auction bids, you name it! If this possibility speaks to you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Taste of Northfield is an official Northfield Downtown Development Corporation event., but we couldn’t do it without the incredible financial sponsorship given to us by:
Spring snow melt will begin in earnest during the next few days as temperatures climb into the 40s. This means folks living and/or doing business on the banks of the Cannon River would be well-advised to implement a plan for protecting their property against flood damage.
The City of Northfield has announced that assisting private parties with property protection in non-emergency situations is #6 on a list of 9 items in its Emergency Protocol for flooding. City staff have conducted several public information meetings about flood preparation and posted links to a number of resources on the City’s website, Community Resources for Flood Preparedness.
The following letter appeared in the June 2nd, 2010 Northfield News.
June 1, 2010
Dear Mayor and Councilors:
The Board of Directors of the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is concerned about the financial state of our City and we wish to share those concerns with the members of the Northfield City Council. With great love for our community and respect for the work that the Council must perform, the Board offers the following thoughts regarding the City’s budget-balancing efforts. Continue reading Citizen Priorities Should Determine Budget Cuts→