On November 14, Janet Lewis Muth sat down with Carleton student Brian Gilbert for an interview. Brian and several other students at Carleton, along with faculty members, have started a website called Pressville for publishing news that is pertinent to the Northfield area. Here is the link to the interview…
Tomorrow evening is the annual “Night to Unite” (formerly known as National Night Out) – a chance to get out, meet some neighbors, and get to know the local law enforcement folks as partners in our community. The Cannon River Mobile Home Park is having their annual gathering from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Pinatas made by participants in our very own Camp Sol will be part of the festivities.
The Northfield festivities will be held in a central location – on Water Street. Look for the Growing Up Healthy team from Viking Terrace at the Community Services table.
Hope to see you there!
This spring a Carleton College student produced a short video about the efforts of the neighborhood leaders in Cannon River Mobile Home Park. It is a great depiction of their dedication and work. Thank you to Libbie Weimer for all of her hard work!! Check it out below…
Last night we had another successful “Monday in the Park” in Faribault. Despite the cool, somewhat rainy weather, over 50 people gathered to socialize, play games with kids, share some food, and just enjoy time together. We are continuing to meet every Monday evening in June and July from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the park behind the Faribault Middle School. While the focus is on socializing and English practice for women and children, all are welcome to come meet some new friends. Join us if you can!
On Saturday, May 23 – in the rain – we broke ground for the community garden in the Cannon River Mobile Home Park. Nine families will have small plots this year (10′ x 10′) right in their own neighborhood. The tenth plot will be tended by the children who participate in the summer programming in the neighborhood.
If you have any gardening supplies that you would like to donate, please contact Growing Up Healthy. We are specifically looking for: a large (1000 gallons or more) water tank; a small shed for storing tools; various garden tools; and fencing to surround the garden.
My name is Ayan. I came to America in 2001. I have lived in Faribault for one year. I am from Somalia. I like Faribault because it is very quiet and the rent is not expensive. I like to help the Somali women and children.
The Canon River Manufactured Home Park (aka Hulett) is having a big celebration for National Night Out this Friday, August 8th from 6 to 8 PM. Growing Up Healthy neighborhood leaders will be there to meet their neighbors, hand out balloons, talk to folks about resources available in the county, and even raffle off a bicycle. Come join us if you can!
I am a single mother of a teenager, a preteen, and a toddler. I am a Lightworker looking for peace by raising awareness. I work as a certified nursing assistant enjoying assisting seniors with their daily activities. Thinking with positive goals I seek to better people’s perspectives of themselves, others, and life ahead of them. I wish to live greener – becoming more conscious of others’ needs in a global village sense. I am working toward becoming a midwife so that I may be able to better educate women about such a natural, natural miracle and all that it entails. I love the outdoors!
My name is Siyat Guhad. I am from Somalia. I came to Faribault 5 years ago as a refugee. Faribault is a great city and has great people. I am a neighborhood leader and like helping my community in integrating or assimilating with the greater Rice County community. I also like educating my community about where they can get access to various resources that are available in Rice County.