First? Official? Northfield Newcomers’ Group Meeting at the Cow

While slinking around town with the guy I’m sleeping with, I spied the newcomers’ group at the Contented Cow. I rudely slunk off again without getting names, but I told everyone I was taking photos for Locally Grown and I hoped they’d chime in and introduce themselves and say a little bit about what brought them to Northfield. Alan here won the Cute Baby prize.

For Patrick, Felicity, and others who attended – How was it, and what did you talk about? Any thoughts you’d care to share?


  1. Nate Jacobi said:

    That is me on the far left. Katie (2nd from the left) and I moved hear from Denver, CO last August. We were planning on moving to the Twin Cities area because we wanted to be closer to family. I ended up finding a job at St. Olaf, so we decided on Northfield. We are liking it more and more as the months pass.

    We look for opportunities to meet people so we decided to check out the Newcomers event. The conversation was good… mostly focussed on the very cute baby, what brought people to Northfield and local restaurants. It sounds like there are plans to have another event fairly soon, so stay tuned…

    June 5, 2008
  2. Liz Reppe said:

    I’m in the bottom right corner. I was the organizer and was happy that people stopped by on such a wet evening. It was a fun night and great to meet some new people! We are planning to get together again in July. I’ll post the info on events when it’s set. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining the group!

    June 6, 2008
  3. Tracy Davis said:

    Welcome, Nate, Liz, and others. In addition to knowing about future meetings, as a discussion site we’d also like to hear about any particular issues, topics, needs, or wants you identify in your meetings.

    June 6, 2008
  4. Peter Schleif said:

    My wife, 8 month old son and I will be moving to Northfield this summer. We’ve targeted Northfield for several years. I would be very interested in knowing when the next meeting is!

    June 7, 2008
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Hey Peter, glad to hear you’re moving the whole fam damily to town this summer. You’ve “targeted Northfield for several years”? Tell us more please!

    June 7, 2008
  6. Liz Reppe said:

    Peter, if you want to email me directly I’ll put you on our email list so you can be in the loop!

    June 7, 2008
  7. Felicity Enders said:

    Peter, welcome to Northfield in advance! It’s a great place to live. Patrick and I have been here about a year now, and we love it. We look forward to seeing you at a newcomers’ group meeting!

    June 8, 2008
  8. Julie Bixby said:

    This is a fantastic idea! Thank you Liz for organizing this gathering and thank you for selecting The Cow as your meeting place. I can also put the dates and times of future meetings on The Cow’s website.
    Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help and make your visits more enjoyable.

    June 9, 2008
  9. I am sorry we missed the first one. And welcome to all newcomers, old and newer. We have been here five years, but still are considered newbies by some.

    June 9, 2008

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