Last Friday, Patrick and Felicity Enders paid a visit to the GBM and introduced me to Adam Ailabouni (right in photo). Patrick and Adam are both new family docs at Northfield Hospital’s new Lakeville medical clinic. Adam and his family will be moving to Northfield in the next month.
I saw another newcomer, Liz Reppe, at Art on Water‘s ChARTonnay Thursday last week. Liz recently married local attorney Jonathan Reppe and she just moved to town. We chatted about this issue, as Liz emailed us recently:
Hi, I’m in the beginning stages of forming a Northfield Newcomers group (open to all). The plan is to get together once a month to experience what Northfield has to offer, and to meet new people. Is there a way I, or you, can post something about it on your page?
A few months back, Robbie and I received this packet from Welcome Wagon, as we recently moved from Linden St. to Heritage Drive:
The packet is pretty much just advertising offers, most of them not local.
While Locally Grown isn’t the place for organizing groups, this is a community issue. What can/should be done to make newcomers feel more welcome and help them get networked in ways they find helpful? What was helpful/unhelpful when you moved to town?