. . . in 1926. For the story of that visit see the latest posting at the Reference@Duluth blog.
We have had the opportunity to experience countless incredible adventures this past year. We hope you take advantage of our area and all of its unique offerings. No matter what your passion, this beautiful city has something for everyone to enjoy. 2013 was a great year for us and we hope it was for you too! Can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring for Higher Base Media.
According to an article in today’s DNT, City Councilor Jay Fosle has “introduced a resolution asking city staff to consider the feasibility of opening one or more city trails for ATV use. The resolution is on the consent agenda, which means its passage is virtually assured Monday night.”
What Four Mile Portage did with the snow day.
Perhaps it’s strange to pick a day when most events are cancelled to make this announcement, but … well, we do things when we get around to them so here it goes: The PDD Calendar now has a mobile version. We actually launched it on Sunday, so maybe you’ve already noticed.
If you view the calendar on a phone, you should automatically see the mobile version.
Thom Storm, who has operated the ski program at Chester since the 70s, is planning to retire at the end of the 2015 ski season. Clearly, those are going to be some big shoes to fill, and the Chester Bowl Improvement Club is looking to hire someone to begin working with Thom this year.
Check the links for more info.
Snowmaking photo by Jeremy Kershaw.
The Cyber Monday Snowopolis?
Does anybody know who is the “Clough” behind the name of Clough Island?
Here’s a little ditty from this year’s Rubber Chicken Theater holiday comedy revue — How the Grinch Shut Down Christmas, or, I Saw Rudolph Twerking Santa Claus — featuring Greg J. Anderson, Sharon Dixon Obst and Anders Hultstrom.
All outdoor scenes were actually shot outdoors.
Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.
Monday, Monday, Monday at Duluth City Hall! It’s a city planning double header with public meetings to discuss revising zoning regulations and street improvement back to back! Get your civics on! Update: The street improvement meeting has been postponed due to snow.
Four plays open on Thursday: “Peter Pan” opens at the Duluth Playhouse and runs three weekends, “Compleat Female Stage Beauty” opens at UMD and runs two weekends, and “The Odyssey” opens at Harbor City Theater and “Yes, Virginia” opens at Denfeld, both running just this weekend.
So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.
I remember fondly tubing down a hill on Seven Bridges Road. You used to be able to rent tubes from the chalet. They have a nice lighted trail system for cross-country skiing at Lester Park. What would be needed to get the sled hill going again?
Spent a few minutes with Google looking for a decent app or website we can direct our kids to for working on the skills and concepts being introduced in the classroom. We are open to a subscription service, but don’t want to commit without some endorsement or referral from a trusted PDDer. Sure, there is plenty out there for free, but weeding through advertisements and such makes it complicated and cumbersome at times – we’d also like to track progress. Any of you using anything you can recommend? Specifically looking for math, spelling and phonics for the K-5 audience.
Video by Daniel McCord, shot live at the Georgia Theatre on Nov. 14. Next local TBT gig: Dec. 21 at Papa Charlies in Lutsen.
The subject of Fond du Lac’s old Winter Sports Center came up on PDD once before, about a year ago. Earlier this week, I came across this Feb. 4, 1940, Duluth News Tribune clipping at the Duluth Public Library, reporting on construction of the ski jumping hill and amenities.
The floods of 1972 marked the end of this western Duluth attraction, when the ski jump was removed due to erosion.
It’s an annual tradition at PDD to take a moment and reflect on what we are thankful for. How unique, right?
For starters, we’re thankful for the new old Nordic ski trails at Spirit Mountain, Sax-Zim Bog, wicked North Shore icicles, artisan bread at the Red Mug, lift-accessed mountain biking at Spirit Mountain, animated music videos, Boreal owl irruptions, Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe and a lot of other things I’m thankful I don’t have time to link to because it’s time to make the Thanksgiving glogg.