NDDC Joins Chamber for February Forum

Instead of the standard “second Tuesday at the Archer House” monthly Forum, the NDDC is joining the Chamber for a Northfield Area Business Forum on Friday, February 4th, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Community Resource Bank Uptown (1605 Heritage Drive).

The guests will be State Senator Al DeKruif and State Representative Kelby Woodard.  The legislators will provide updates and comments, but they also want to hear from local business owners, employers, and property owners.  The topics will include: Continue reading

My Personal Favorite, Occasional Jazz

Start your weekend off with my personal favorite, local talent Occasional Jazz.  It’s the Friday night cocktail set at the Cow.

Thursday, January 27th: Barb Piper, 5 to 7 p.m., Contented Cow; and Jacob Hendrick and Ah-Hem, 8 to 11 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Friday, January 28th: Occasional Jazz, 5 to 7 p.m., Contented Cow; Community Services Movie Night: Toy Story 3, 7 p.m., Northfield High School Auditorium; and Lonesome Dan Kase, 8 to 11 p.m., Tavern Lounge. Continue reading

NDDC and Rotary Celebrate Our Community at The Grand

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) and the Northfield Rotary are inviting all of Northfield to come downtown and celebrate our community on Friday, February 11th, at the Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street in Northfield, Minnesota.

The theme is “We (Heart) Northfield”.  We (Heart) our authentic downtown, our historic architecture, our wild and scenic river, our quality businesses and cultural institutions, and our fine schools and medical facilities.  The list could go on…and will go on, at our upcoming event at the Grand. Continue reading

Weekend Highlight? Eating Ice Cream at 20 Below!

Sure, pound for pound, Northfield probably has more art than any other town in the country.  However, what is more “Minnesotan” than eating ice cream…outside…when it’s 20 below zero?  So, this event is my “pick of the week”.

Although it sounds a bit Nordic Pagan (“a communal sing designed to force the weather gods to release us from their cold winter grip”), I’m sure that Jews, Christians, Muslims, and even Atheists are all invited: the Northfield Historical Society’s Winter Scream, Saturday in Bridge Square.  So come on down(town) and sing (and eat) the winter away! Continue reading

Start Your Weekend with The Clodhopper Monologues

The Clodhopper Monologues, is that they call it when an elected or appointed official goes off on an intellectual tangent at a public meeting?  Nah, it’s author Michael Perry at The Grand.

Friday, January 14th: New Moon Trio, 5 to 8 p.m., Contented Cow; Opening Reception: Fill in the Blanks, 7 to 9 p.m., Northfield Arts Gallery, Arts for Martin, 7 p.m., ARTech Charter School; One Act Plays, 7:30 p.m., High School Auditorium; The Clodhopper Monologues, 7:30 p.m., Grand Event Center; Kiss Me Weirdly, 8 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; and Norwegian Cowboy, 8 to 11 p.m., Tavern Lounge. Continue reading