I missed the transit of Venus this week but Eric Johnson and Bruce Morlan sent me their photos. If you’re under the age of ten or so, get the next one on your schedule: December 10-11, 2117.
After drinking a little too much wine on the Contented Cow‘s outdoor patio earlier this evening, I wandered around the shops downtown a bit with my sweetie, taking photos of Girls Nite Out while, um walking it off.
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Robbie and I now have the same Sony NEX-3 cameras so that we can
argue over who’s the better photographer team up and help each other learn photography. We fight over share different lenses, too.
LoGro visitors should visually benefit from our
Adrienne Falcon, Director of Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) at Carleton College, sent me a large print (left) of one of my photos that was part of the Frames of Engagement exhibition at the Weitz Center for Creativity open house last fall (blogged here).
I’d like to give the print to the one of the families whose kids appear in the photo.
I took the photos of these kids (two more above) at the model railroad train display at the Northfield Library during the 2009 Winter Walk (album here).
Yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade began on downtown’s west side and wound its way over the pedestrian foot bridge, along Riverwalk to Bridge Square, and then back to the Contented Cow‘s outdoor stage area.
The holy trinity of Kevin O’Connell, Jim Bohnhoff, and Jim Pokorney, after many
weeks minutes of planning, once again pulled off this great contribution to Northfield’s legacy of community events.
By keeping the parade entirely on pedestrian walkways instead of having it on Division St. as in years past, no street barricades or police were needed. Therefore, organizers were evidently able to avoid having to file an application 45 days ahead of time and pay the $20 fee required by Northfield’s Community Event Policy.
I thought it was better, actually, as the parade participants and the observing crowd were in closer proximity to one another. People also lingered much longer afterwards on the Riverwalk and around the Cow’s outdoor stage where live music made the gathering all the more festive. Of course, 80-degree weather helped, too.
Robbie and I both took photos. See our large slideshow of 55 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
Jerry Smith has 10 photos on the Northfield News website.
The Rotary’s Youth Exchange fundraiser, To India and Back, is today. In case you’re wondering what goes on at one of these wingdings, I last took a ton of photos at the To China and Back fundraiser in 2008.
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Ross Currier’s prediction came true. There was "live music, free appetizers, a cash bar, a low-key raffle, and a whole bunch of friends and neighbors."
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The Last Known Whereabouts held a reunion show at the Contented Cow last Saturday. The former Northfielders (2 Carls, 2 Oles) went their separate ways in 2009 after forming the bluegrass band in 2003.
I happened to sit next to Stewart and Marylyn Stroup, the parents of Jake Stroup (Vocals & Mandolin) who came from Madison WI to watch the show. I twisted Jacob’s arm during a break to pose for a photo with his parents.
Here’s a 3-min video clip from their riveting show: