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Ten charities to get $1,000 each from Saturday’s 10th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Saturday, December 10th is the date for the 10th Annual Northfield Jingle Bell Run/Walk.

Jingle Bell Run WalkThe tradition of the Northfield Jingle Bell Run is that each year 100% of race registration fees go to a local non-profit organization. In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the event, a total of $10,000 will go to 10 worthy charities selected by 10 local groups. The exciting results will be announced on the day of the race.

Linda Tollefson, Mary Loven, Laura Tiano, Mary Carlson, Kris Estenson, Nancy Carlson Jingle Bell Run 2010 Jingle Bell Run 2010
Left photo: A group of aging mature middle-aged young and perky women runners at the GBM yesterday. L to R: Linda Tollefson, Mary Loven, Laura Tiano, Mary Carlson, Kris Estenson, Nancy Carlson.

They’re hoping that they’ll be one of the ten groups selected to designate a charity of their choice. I hope to have identified those groups by sometime tomorrow.


Carlson SEEDS interns Chelsea and Natasha: planting, growing, selling, blogging

It’s not often that someone beats me to a blog post after a community event. But it happened this week.

SEEDS interns - L: Chelsea Wagner; R: Natasha Hegmann; C: housemate Julia ? Basil from the Carlson SEEDS field Thunderhead over the Carlson SEEDS field 
At last Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair, I took the photo on the left of Carlson SEEDS interns Chelsea Wagner and Natasha Hegmann (housemate Julia in the center) selling their wares, including the fantastic basil (center) that Robbie purchased from them. What’s SEEDS about?  The St. Olaf Center for Experiential Learning has a page on it:

The Carlson SEEDS (Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Design, & Stewardship) internship program, founded by Greg and Nancy Carlson ’82, is designed to engage students in experiential learning and discovery that fosters a deeper understanding and appreciation for environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture.

Natasha’s July 19 blog post, Produce for Sale, chronicles their Saturday, including the game of "How many farmers does it take to set up a tent?" and a visit from a “professional blogging consultant.” Heh.

Chelsea and Natasha are natural born bloggers, telling interesting stories with fun photos on their Carlson SEEDS blog.

Carlson SEEDS blog

Business is booming at the Fine Craft Collective

Fine Craft CollectiveI blogged about the grand opening of the Fine Craft Collective (next door to KYMN’s studios on the north end of Division St.) last month but I was out of town at the time. I finally got there last night during Winter Walk. Wow, what a great looking gallery. Some photos:

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