Tag Archives: Doug Bratland

Come together for the Northfield Beatles Tribute: Why don’t we do it in the Cow?

Contented Cow bartender Rich Larson and server Erica Johnson Beatles Tribute, Contented Cow 2011 Doug Bratland, Dig and Be Doug
Earlier this evening I coaxed Contented Cow bartender Rich Larson and server Erica Johnson into posing with the poster for tomorrow night’s Beatles Tribute, 6pm – 11:30pm.

More than twenty musicians and bands are coming together for a night of brilliant music.

Rich performs with two other guys, Nate and Neil, at 6:45 pm. See tentative schedule here.

And who did that cool Abbey Road in rural Northfield poster? Poster maker Doug Bratland, a member of the Bratlanders, who I later ran into at the opening of Northfield Ties: A Photography Invitational at the NAG. See many of Doug’s posters on his Tumblr, Dig and Be Doug.

Update 10/1 6:30 am: Doug has these other Abbey Road/Northfield images on his blog:
ArcherHouse BridgeSquare BlueMonday

Midsommar in Way Park: Photos at Northfield.org and Northfield Patch

I missed this year’s Midsommar in Way Park last Sunday, but fortunately, it was well-documented with great photos.

Mark Heiman, Doug Bratland, and Don Bratland have an Northfield.org album of 98 photos on FlickrDoug’s blog post on Northfield.org has more info about the event, and includes this link to photos from previous Midsommar gatherings.

See the large Midsommar in Way Park slideshow (recommended) or this small slideshow:

Photographer Angela Lauterbach, Lauterbach Photography, has 24 photos of the event on Northfield Patch.

Photo album: scenes while snowshoeing in the Arb

Robbie and I strapped on our 40-year old Vermont Tubbs wooden snowshoes on Saturday afternoon and went for a short trek in lower Arb along Spring Creek.

Amy Boxrud Doug Bratland Fireplace at the Contented Cow Contented Cow
We had to contend with hordes of pesky cross country skiers like the above hotshots, Amy Boxrud and her main squeeze, Doug Bratland. We ended with drinks in front of the fireplace at the Contented Cow.

See the album of 14 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

Friends you can count on

I got treated last week to a surprise birthday party, orchestrated by my sweetie. She called on these people to help:

Jeff Johnson Tim Freeland Doug Bratland Bridgette Hallcock
L to R: Jeff Johnson, KYMN, emceed the roast; Tim Freeland, KYMN, took the video; Doug Bratland took 24 photos at the start of the party and blogged them within an hour on Northfield.org; and Bridgette Hallcock, DJJD photographer who took over 300 photos throughout the evening (including the above ones of Jeff, Tim and Doug). I’ve put up a party photo album of 100 of Bridgett’s photos here.

Bridgette Hallcock Photography, Castle Rock, MN 507-271-3262 Bridgett’s the best special event photographer around, IMHO. Her card says: "Bridgette Hallcock Photography, Castle Rock, Specializing in outdoor photography of seniors, families, and special events. 507-271-3262."

Update 10/3: Robbie was horrified when she saw this blog post because I didn’t include two people who worked behind the scenes with her prior to the event:

Jessica Paxton Tracy Davis
Jessica Paxton and Tracy Davis. Thanks, ladies!