The last week in January, I interviewed three professionals who are trading their know-how for the ingenuity (and, to a certain extent, free labor) of interns from Northfield’s two colleges. One partnership has already led to an art project, transforming discarded steel breadboxes into women’s breastplate armor. And there is promise that another trade could result in two new Web sites that could help boost the careers of local ceramic artists and rock stars. Continue reading Deal or no deal? An intern story→
At last week’s Manzone 2009 planning meeting, Mike Herman of Culligan got standing ovation and an award for his contributions of time and manpower for the 2008 and 2009 events. The event is being held this week on Friday, January 30 from 5-9 pm at the Community Resource Bank main branch on Hwy 3. (continued)
I got an email tip with photo that this illustrious group was meeting at The HideAway Coffeehouse and Winebar last week, concocting a civic-related scheme. L to R: Deb Carpenter, Ramona Pumper, Joyce Hoogenaker, Pat Vincent, Dan Bergeson
The Northfield mobile packing event for Feed My Starving Children, which was hosted by 5th Bridge, this past weekend, was a fabulous success. 171,072 nutritious, life saving meals, were packed by 705 Northfield volunteers and over $26,000 was donated by individuals and businesses to cover the costs of the food we packed. Simply put, 468 starving children around the world will be fed for the next year, because of the caring and generosity of Northfield residents.
5th Bridge has secured 800 Northfield-area volunteers to pack 150,000 meals and raise $22,500 for Feed My Starving Children this weekend. It all starts Friday at 11 am at the National Guard Armory and goes all day and all night through the weekend. See the press release (PDF) and the 5th Bridge FMSC page for details including who to contact if you’d like to volunteer.
Among the sponsors, contributors, and team sponsors:
Our local Circle of Service did a meal-packing stint at FMSC’s Eagan facility back in 2005. Here’s the slideshow: