Category Archives: Video

[I think this should be a tag, not a category; for now it’s both]

Photo album and video: Jingle Bell Run/Walk 2010

A little old blizzard did not deter the organizers or participants (some on cross country skis) for yesterday’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk. Justin Stets was the MC and Northfield HCI czar Zach Pruitt was beauty on duty, as this year’s charitable recipient was the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative Mini-Grants Program.

See the album of 14 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

Here’s a 45-second video of the start of the run/walk:

Photos and video of a music night in Northfield: The Big Strong Men; Area 51; Fort Wilson Riot

Downtown Northfield under a full moonDowntown Northfield under a full moonAs Robbie and I got out of our car in downtown’s west side parking lot last night, we heard music coming from both the Cow’s outdoor stage and the back deck of The Key. Northfielders who ventured downtown, it turns out, got a real treat from the bands at both outdoor venues—with warm temps, spectacular skies, and later on, a full moon.

See my album of 18 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow (videos below):

Below: a two-minute video clip of The Big Strong Men (Facebook page). The band wowed the audience (wide age range) in ways that I’d not seen in a while in Northfield. Members include:

Ben Greenwald: Guitar/Vocals
Christopher "Philly" Williams: Keyboards/Vocals
Joe Silberschmidt: Drums/Vocals
Jon Camp: Bass


Below: a 30-second video clip of Jacob Mullis and Amy Hager of Fort Wilson Riot (also follow them on Twitter and Facebook). Marie Fischer also has some photos in a post on The Key’s blog where she thanks them “for playing the most incredible drum-free show The Key has ever seen.”

Video: Crazy Double Rainbow Guy visits Carleton College

With nearly 3 million YouTube views, Paul Vasquez’s (AKA Hungrybear9562) Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10 has been a viral hit. (Hear Paul’s interview on As It Happens for July 9. See dozens of Double Rainbow Guy remixes on YouTube.)

He was in Northfield yesterday afternoon and captured this video of a rainbow over Carleton College. How amazing is that? All I can say is, the Lord works in wondrous ways. Click play to watch. 57 seconds. PG-13 for language.

The Arb is becoming colorful and noisy

Wildflowers in the Arb Wildflowers in the Arb - macro
I was surprised to see wildflowers blooming in the lower Arb yesterday (no idea what these are. Anyone?)

But I was even more surprised to hear the frogs. It’s still March! I assume these were Western Chorus frogs, judging from the audio on this MPCA page on frogs for kids. Here’s a 14-second video clip with audio:

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Video: massive Cannon River ice jam breaks up

Peter Seebach and my wife both alerted me to a massive ice jam on the Cannon River today. It apparently extended from the 5th St. bridge back to the Hwy 3 bridge by Babcock Park.  But by the time I got there at 5 pm Cannon River ice jam breaks up; photo by Tim Jacksonto take a photo, it had broken up and mostly cleared.

Fortunately, Carlson Capital Management’s Tim Jackson (who also has his own web design company, Computer Titan) captured the breakup with a photo and some video.

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Video: Beira Mar Brasil and the audience at the Northfield Rotary Youth Exchange fundraiser

Robbie and Griff Wigley with niece Ellen Robbie and I attended last night’s To Brasil and Back fundraiser for the Northfield Rotary Youth Exchange with our niece, Ellen. I was relieved of photo duty by Vicki Dilley but couldn’t resist capturing a little video of the music and energy of Beira Mar Brasil, the combination of music by the Robert Everest Expedition (“a Minneapolis-based Latin-American and Mediterranean influenced world music ensemble”), Samba dancers Edilson Lima and Vanessa Dos Santos Luiz, and dancer/vocalist, Dandara. The audience, led by inbound students from Brasil from around the region, really got into it. Watch this 4-minute video clip:

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Photo album, video: NAG’s Beaux Arts Ball

Last night’s Beaux Arts Ball, part of Northfield Arts Guild’s 50th Anniversary season, was spectacular. I ratcheted back on the number of photos I took, once I saw that David Henke from the Northfield News and Steve Engler, NAG board member, were also taking lots of photos.  I’ll link to their albums when they get them posted. If you were there and have photos, add a comment below with a link.

See the album of 3 dozen photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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Photo album and video: Butch Thompson

Butch Thompson and his All Stars performed at Northfield’s historic The Grand Event Center last night, launching the First Annual Northfield Jazz Festival.

See the album of a dozen photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow… and the 6 minute video below.


0-1:00 minutes: Butch on the piano

1-6:00 minutes: the entire band

6-6:45 minutes: the entire band plus Northfielder Steve Kelly