Dennis P. Mitchell’s letter in this morning’s Duluth News Tribune is a gem. Dennis and his wife Rosemarie gained notoriety with their London Olympics letter a few years ago. Today, they reveal the sordid happenings in the Sally Forth comic strip.
I’m looking for a recommendation for someone to come take a look at a wet basement problem. My wife and I purchased our first home a couple months ago. With the torrential rainfall last night, I awoke this morning to a nice soggy wet carpet in the basement. I’ve got the mess cleaned up and now it is time to solve the problem. It appears the rain decided to enter the house via the egress window. Who would you recommend come and solve this for me?
Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.
You have your choice of geekery tonight with the Doctor Who Peter Capaldi era debuting at Marcus Cinema and Zinema 2 offering a Joss Whedon Sing Along hosted by the Zenith City Browncoats and some local online calendar editor.
Pride Festival is this weekend, running Thursday through Sunday, and opens with the Mayor’s Reception at the Depot. The celebration includes an art exhibit with a Friday opening at Zeitgeist and a 5K run on Saturday.
So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.
It’s been over five years since we’ve freshened things up around here. Welcome to the new look of PDD. At the moment we’re still fixing all the things that are breaking left and right as a result of messing with the layout of the PDD Blog, but soon things will be functioning better than ever.
Here are some fancy bullet points to get you up to speed:
Minneapolis-based artist and musician Sean Connaughty has done many wonderful and interesting things. Among them are a series of self contained ceramic biospheres that he sculpts, fills with plant life, and then submerges in waterways to become free floating universes. He wires them with cameras so viewers can hit his website and see what is going on inside. Now he has taken on his biggest version of the project yet, a massive concrete ‘Ark’ biosphere which will be submerged in Lake Superior near the Aquarium. The image is of the Ark being hoisted in place for the Northern Spark Festival in June at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.
Help name these Denfeld Hunters. The image above is one of three dated Nov. 29, 1951, that are presently up for bid on eBay. The description reads: “These three photos were of the football players from Denfeld High School in Duluth, Minnesota. The sign in the background says Public Schools Stadium. The photos are from 1951. Two of the boys are identified: Eli Miletich and Richard Wilson. Eli Miletich gained some local celebrity later in life on the Duluth Police force.”
So, who can name the other two gridiron greats from West Duluth?
Roughly 2-year-old Siberian Husky lost on Central Entrance around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Please call 218-251-3091 if you have any info. He was going to be trained as an emotional support animal for a vet with PTSD. He is a new member of our family and we love him very much!
In the never-ending quest to further geek out on local music, here’s a work-in-progress list of albums released ten years ago by Duluth artists. Obviously some are missing, and all the album art isn’t available here. Fill in the gaps by commenting on this post or sending info to paul @ perfectduluthday.com.
Greg Cougar Conley
Available on CD Baby
Trampled by Turtles
Songs from a Ghost Town
Available on Amazon
The post “Buffalo Bill Cody, his little sister Helen, and their connection to Duluth” notes that Hugh Wetmore died in 1900. He did not. He died April 6, 1909 in Chicago.
What date, and in what state, if you know, did Alexander Calhoun Jester die? I have seen online at least three different dates and three different states.