It was another idyllic scene on the outdoor decks at the Contented Cow last night: warm, no wind, no bugs, a full moon, and a packed house for Cows, Colleges, and Satisfaction – A Tribute to the Rolling Stones.
Props to producer Rich Larson, Left-Handed Entertainment and the staff at the Cow for a memorable event.
Watch this one-minute video clip of Rich and pals belting out Honky Tonk Women:
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:
The threat of rain chased the Prairie Creek Group indoors last Saturday during the 2011 Mayfly Festival at the Contented Cow. Members: Alisa Leonard, lead vocals; Dave Drentlaw, drums; Peter Diggins, guitar and vocals; Bo Aylin guitar and vocals; Joel Cooper, bass and backup vocals; Peter Diggins’ daughter, piggyback.
The video clip below:
- Runaway: 0-4:20
- Can’t Let Go: 4:20-6:35
- Unidentified: 6:35-8:10
- Star-Spangled Banner (Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock style): 8:10-9:39
I spotted this partial double rainbow over Northfield last night at about 8pm. while driving along Prairie Ave. near Jefferson Parkway. I didn’t have my good camera with me so I had to use my G2’s video cam instead.
No, it’s not on a par with THEE double rainbow video from last year.
Last Friday night at the Cow, local superstar musicians Peter Diggins and Steve Jennings wailed for a couple of hours, much to the delight of the crowd. Robbie captured this 2-minute video on her phone.
Northfielder and Fireside Orchard & Gardens owner Todd Harvey is featured in this Apples in Minnesota video produced by Minnesota 2020, "a progressive, new media, non-partisan think tank focused on what really matters."
Minnesota produces some of the highest quality apples in the country. Varieties developed at the University of Minnesota are grown all over the country, but are especially bred and adapted for the Minnesota climate. There is tremendous growth potential for the apple industry to grow across the state, but more research, innovation from growers, and support from consumers are all slices of the local food economy.
Thanks to Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist, for the alert.
I got this email from Northfielder and Happy to be from Iowa blogger Margaret Colangelo:
Merry Christmas Griff! Thought you’d enjoy this local “flash mob”. On Wednesday 12/22 my daughter Jean arranged a surprise serenade for her Secret Santa at Northfield’s Caribou Coffee – Mgr Amanda George. The guys involved are some members of the NHS group BCG. From the left they are Dan Remes, Connor Fink, Peter Duba, Cole Harding, Steven Carson, Sullie Ojala-Hembolt, and Theo Hofrenning. Customers there were so happy they were able to witness this! I was able to film the whole thing.
A little old blizzard did not deter the organizers or participants (some on cross country skis) for yesterday’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk. Justin Stets was the MC and Northfield HCI czar Zach Pruitt was beauty on duty, as this year’s charitable recipient was the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative Mini-Grants Program.
Here’s a 45-second video of the start of the run/walk: