Since Taste of Northfield has turned out to be a huge hit for downtown, LoGroNo co-host Ross Currier, with his NDDC hat on, must figure he’s got the magic touch.
He’s throwing the entire weight of the NDDC (
see his blog post here) behind Northfield’s First Annual JuneBug Festival of Music in hopes that it becomes another signature event for downtown Northfield.
This first year, Norman Butler and Julie Bixby at the
Contented Cow have bellied up to the bar taken the lead to put it on. The website for the event is NorthfieldJuneBug.com to encourage other Northfield entertainment establishments to participate next year.
Hey, if Austin, Texas can have
South By Southwest, why not something similar for Northfield?
Brothers Leigh and Charles Johnson (Built by Johnson) have constructed a mobile stage in the parking lot between the Cow’s riverfront patio and the Riverwalk. It was tested last Saturday and found to be more than acceptable.
The current music line-up for the three-day fest:
Thursday, June 26
Marty Anderson and the Goods
Friday, June 27
Saturday, June 28
Ross’ brother-in-law (AKA Ray Cox) was our guest yesterday, talking all-things transportation.
Ray was a member of the Northfield Industrial Corporation (NIC) Transportation Task Force back in July, 2000 when they created a report titled
A Recommendation for Improvements in Safety, Access, and Quality of Life Issues for Northfield Transportation.
I have the original document and plan to scan it into a PDF that I’ll post here later this week.
Update 2/23: Here’s the 24-page scanned PDF of the NIC report:
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Mr. ArtOrg, Dave Machecek (right), has put together a 12-week Winter Concert Series that began in mid-January and continues into April.
Last night’s performance was at the
Upstairs Rueb and featured local guitarist Peter Diggins “with one of his projects from the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Sizzling Eggheads.” See Dave’s blog post on Northfield.org for more on Peter and the group.
Jim Anton, lead guitarist and vocalist Peter Diggins, drummer George Marich.
Misc. audience members, babes,
groupies. On the right (belonging to one of those aforementioned categories, I won’t say which): Ruth Sylte, Kari Alberg, Susan Crow.
I saw this sub-committee of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use meeting yesterday at the HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.
They were scheming about a big event coming up in March.
L to R: Sharon Henry, Joan Janusz, Mary Nelson, Kathy Sandberg, Kathy Cooper.
Downtown historic building owners and proprietors Norman Butler ( Contented Cow, Chapati) and Dave Hvistendahl ( Froggy Bottoms) were the guests on our show this week.
The topic: building codes. Tracy Davis was the sole host, abandoned by Ross (work) and me (moving). She was marginally adequate.
Northfield News reporter Suzi Rook wrote an article on this issue last week titled
(Inserted by Tracy: In my marginal adequacy, I did manage rustle up the information we discussed on the show, the 2007 Minnesota State Fire Code , the 2007 Minnesota State Building Code (large file – 4MB), and the Minnesota Conservation Code for Existing Buildings. More information, including memos sent to building officials, are posted on the State website. )
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I just spoke by phone (10:38 pm) with Deb Knecht who relayed the results of tonight’s
Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisor elections after a phone call from her husband Leif:
Leif Knecht: 346
Jerry Anderson: 95
Le Ann Finger was re-elected Treasurer with 382 votes.
I took these photos of Leif a couple years ago and I’ve been waiting for a good time to use them. I can imagine him making these faces while watching the returns come in tonight. And then when the totals were announced (click photos to enlarge):