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Photos and video: 3rd anniversary show for KYMN’s The Long Way Home

Will Healy, Stephen Kampa, Craig Wasner, David Henly, Mike Hildebrandt,  Craig Wasner, Mike Hildebrandt Stephen Kampa (with Jesse James in the background) Will Healy
Host Will Healy and co-host David Henly celebrated the 3rd anniversary of The Long Way Home  tonight at KYMN’s studios.  Some of Healy’s former colleagues from Over and Back stopped by for an in-studio performance: Stephen Kampa, harmonica; Craig Wasner, keyboard; Michael Hildebrandt, fiddle. Here’s a one-minute video clip:

Friends of the Northfield Public Library allowed to hold their annual meeting at the library; tense discussions ensue

The Friends of the Northfield Public Library held their annual meeting on Tuesday night.  Where? At the Northfield Public Library

There were evidently some tense negotiations on Monday about the fee that the organization would have to pay for use of the library’s meeting room. With the library’s recent budget cutbacks, Director Lynne Young is on the lookout for additional sources of revenue and has reportedly become a tough negotiator over non-profit use of that space.

Friends of the Northfield Public Library Bill North Kathy Sommers  Lynne Young Friends of the Northfield Public Library annual meeting
Friends president Bill North and treasurer Kathy Sommers ripped on Young during their presentations but she placed responsibility for the Library’s financial predicament on the City Council, as well as on library patrons like Will Healy who have hundreds of dollars of unpaid library fines for overdue books.

Henry Emmons The-Chemistry-of-Calm Henry Emmons signing books Jerry Bilek selling books 
The rhetoric was getting pretty heated but thankfully, Northfield psychiatrist and author Dr. Henry Emmons was on hand to, um, calm things down. Henry was the featured presenter, speaking about his new book, The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety

All went well until after Henry’s speech when Lynne Young noticed Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore proprietor Jerry Bilek selling copies of Henry’s book. She argued that the Library should get a commission on all books sold on the premises. Jerry told her to stick it in her bookdrop. Henry refused to moderate the dispute unless someone agree to pay him his usual counseling fee.  The crowd was getting riled up, and when someone mentioned Zamboni tires, I decided it was time for me to leave.

Photo album: Will Healy, 2010 Joseph Lee Heywood award recipient

IMG_6826.CR2 - Copy The DJJD Committee ambushed Will Healy as he ate lunch at the Quarterback Club today, informing him  that he’s this year’s recipient of the Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award. Will Healy nomination letter by Scott Richardson

The award “… is given to a Northfield citizen who exemplifies the commitment to public service which Joseph Lee Heywood lived and died for.” (See the screenshot of 2008 recipient Scott Richardson’s nomination letter on the right.)

See the album of 10 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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Will Healy’s new Sunday night radio show on KYMN, ‘The Long Way Home’

longwayhomeNorthfielder Will Healy has a new music show called ‘The Long Way Home’ that airs on KYMN 1080 AM on Sunday nights, 7-9pm. Last week’s Feb. 1 show (blogged by Tim Freeland) featured the music of “women who move us” with Healy’s co-hosts David Henly and Rob Ryden. For tonight’s show, they’re promising a St. Valentine’s Day extravaganza.