The Entertainment Guide


A Very Interesting Real Estate Market

By Bob Cross, Realtor Today’s real estate market is very interesting. It’s being affected by high unemployment due to COVID-19, political unrest, historically low


Past Marches

For 20 years the Lockwood Opera House on Division Street had been the primary place where early Northfielders gathered for entertainment. But by 1892

Introducing Local Treasures

One of my favorite parts about my job with The Entertainment Guide is the opportunity to travel and get to know our readership area, which spans


Find your fun in Farmington

The City of Farmington is a growing community with nearly 24,000 residents. The city has many great restaurants, shops and more. If you are


“Look, Up in the Sky!”

“It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Schiller!” On Nov. 10, 1962, a Carleton football game versus Lawrence was interrupted by a strange sight. A


Equinox Bath Bombs

What are Equinox Bath Bombs? Equinox Bath Bombs are my brand of handmade, natural ingredient bath bombs. They are made from baking soda and


The Inferno of Dante

A new verse translation by Robert Pinsky New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994 Reviewed by Edward Malnar Come for lurid visions of


Welcome to Lakeville

Lakeville is a great place to live, work and play! We are a thriving community with a population now estimated more than 65,000. There


Five Tips for Decluttering

By Kate Buckmeier February is a short month, but for Minnesotans it can feel like one of the longest when you are stuck indoors


The Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

Review by Sylvie Weissman Gregory Maguire’s The Wild Winter Swan is a miraculous little book. It’s Manhattan in the 1960s, and teenaged Laura Ciardi – mostly


Batty Carleton Centennial of 1967

It all started with an extraordinary invitation by Minnesota Twins’ owner Cal Griffith 45 years ago. Sid Freeman, owner of a Northfield men’s store


Relativity at DJJD on September 11

Relativity, formed in 1999 by spouses Toby and Sandy Jensen, is one of the longest continually performing bands in the Northfield area, averaging 30 gigs


The Sensational Gary Rue

Gary Rue was in his 9th grade algebra class in Tracy, Minnesota, in September of 1964 and the fellow sitting behind him was beating


Home, Garden & Consumer Show

Save the Date: Saturday, April 23 • 9am-3pm  The Home, Garden & Consumer Show has been called many names over the years, yet its


Jesse James – Movie Star

Let’s get this out of the way from the start. You can’t pay me enough to watch the 40 or more mostly mediocre (and


Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Review by Jessica Peterson White With Rodham, Minneapolis author Curtis Sittenfeld brings us a very different take on speculative fiction by inviting us to wonder: what if


Tilion Brewing

What is your favorite drink at Tilion? We both are drinking a lot of Cycology, our Red IPA, these days. It is the perfect


Home Network File Sharing

By Chad Aldrich, Aldrich Technology Consulting More and more of us have data to share with other family members or even outside of the

Past Aprils

“Masquerade Ball! Easter Monday, April 7, 1890, at the Opera House. Tickets $1, gallery 50¢ with the privilege of dancing after 11 o’clock. Everybody


A’BriTin Catering

What is A’BriTin’s most popular dish? Mac and Cheese. What do you offer that is a surprise to clients? Hitch and Sip Trailer, a


Cedar & Sage

What’s your favorite item at Cedar & Sage? I love everything, but my favorites are probably the clothing and soy candles (I LOVE candles!)


Lions in Northfield

No, I am not writing about the Northfield Cannon Valley Lions Club. Nor am I writing about the St. Olaf Lion, logo of the


Living in a Smart Home

By Chad Aldrich A smart home is one that provides its home owners comfort, security, energy efficiency and convenience at all times regardless of


(Defeat of) Jesse James Days

With a menacing stare and a big ax, Smoke Shop proprietor Stanley “Tiny” Johnson stood beside two men locked into the “Jesse James Days