This week’s announcement of the Google Living Stories Project (NY Times: Google Unveils News-by-Topic Service) presents the opportunity for us to use the tool to track the Copenhagen conference on climate change and discuss it here.
Ross was AWOL yesterday so Tracy put on her PC-ZBA hat and I pretended to be interested, asking her about the latest with the annexations in Greenvale and Bridgewater townships as well as the Land Development Code. We introduced the show with lots of fun fluff, natch.
Somehow, word of this got missed, so I’ll start at the end and work back to the beginning: There is an open house today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4:00-6:00pm at Community Resource Bank, 1605 Heritage Drive. The purpose of the open house is to get reaction to each day’s work on design/concept charrettes drafted by HKG with input from the steering committee. The charrettes are very much works in process. I’ll add details to this post as I can over the next couple of hours (I’m between meetings). But for now – please plan to attend the open house and give feedback on the concepts being considered.
Our radio show/podcast guest this week: Nancy Braker, Director of the Carleton Arb (AKA the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum), talking with us about the great things happening with the Arb and some of the challenges. (Guess which is the biggest problem currently: off-leash dogs, invasive species, or overabundance of deer?)
The Northfield Public School District is hosting public feedback sessions today and tomorrow (PDF of Supt. Chris Richardson’s memo) on the Compañeros Partial-Immersion Spanish Program currently offered at Bridgewater and Greenvale Park Elementary schools.
I’m thrilled to see that the Be Local … Buy Local (BLBL) campaign initiated by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Northfield Downtown Development Corporation is not only web-savvy but recognizes the role that the local blogosphere plays in both the local economy and the information ecosystem. The HTML code they provide for BLBL images includes these explanations:
Our radio show/podcast guest yesterday: KYMN Radio’s operations and sales guy, Tim Freeland, talking with us about how Northfield area retailers can make use of social media for marketing.
Application to serve on one of the city’s Boards and Commissions. Take your pick, there’s something for everybody, and we need fresh meat.
With Black Friday approaching this week, the Strib ran two articles on Sunday related to retailers’ use of social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, etc):