Category Archives: Photos

Who are the parents of the kids in this model railroad train display photo?

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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.

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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).

Photo album: St. Patrick’s Day parade

Kevin O'Connell, Jim Bohnhoff St. Patrick's Day parade, downtown Northfield Jim Pokorney
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:

For more:

Angela Lauterbach, Lauterbach Photography, has 21 photos in a gallery on Northfield Patch.

Jerry Smith has 10 photos on the Northfield News website.

See my parade photos from 2005 and 2008 and Bridgette Hallcock’s (Hallcock Photography) photos from 2010.

Photos: NDDC partnership celebration 2012

NDDC-2012-Partnership-Celebration-posterThe Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) held its annual partnership celebration at the Grand Event Center on Friday night. 

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." 

See the large slideshow of 9 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Photos, video: The Last Known Whereabouts reunion show

Aaron Hagenson, Vocals & Guitar; Jake Stroup, Vocals & Mandolin; Aaron Cross, Fiddle & Vocals; Carl Haskins, String Bass The Last Known Whereabouts reunion show at the Contented Cow Marylyn Stroup, Jacob Stroup, Stewart Stroup
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:

Photo album: Le Tour du Chocolat 2012

Le Tour du Chocolat 2012 participating retailers

On Saturday, Robbie and I did the Le Tour du Chocolat in downtown Northfield. What’s it about? According to the posting on the Be Local Facebook page Wall:

Le Tour du Chocolat 2012Stroll the shops of Division Street in historic downtown Northfield and taste the chocolate delights while signing up for drawings.

See the large slideshow of 20 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow: