Tag Archives: Nathan White

Is wading in the Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square officially sanctioned?

DSC07145I noticed workers cleaning out the Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square this morning.  (Yes, it’ll be ready for today’s 105+ heat index.)

It reminded me that Northfielder Brenton Balvin tweeted this question a couple of weeks ago:

#northfield friends, quick poll: is it ok for kids to wade / walk in downtown fountain?

I replied with an emphatic YES but Northfield.org board chair Nate White tweeted:

i’d say not okay on a typical day but I certainly wouldn’t fault anybody for taking a dip today!

Wading in the Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge SquareI’ve never known it to NOT be okay for anyone to wade in the fountain, kids or adults.  I’ve taken more than a few photos of kids wading there, eg, this photo from my Taste of Northfield 2010 album.

But maybe TPTB just look the other way when it happens.

Is there any question on what Ray "Jake" Jacobson would say about folks wading in one of his public fountains?

Frost Whores win trivia contest at Northfield.org’s WinterNet party

Griff Wigley and Doug BratlandDoug Bratland and I (photo by Jane McWilliams) joined forces with Alex Beeby and David Gonnerman to form Team Frost Whores to compete in the trivia contest at Thursday night’s Northfield.org WinterNet party at the Contented Cow. We whupped ‘em all!

I very much appreciated 1) a personal invitation to the party from Board Chair Nate White; and 2) Jessica Peterson White (the "Quiz Mistress") including this question in the trivia contest: “What local web site referred the most traffic to Northfield.org during 2009?”

See Jane’s blog post for links to her photo album/slideshow.