Get your commerce on. Here is PDD’s annual reminder that the real purpose of Christmas is to obtain material things … as long as they are locally made.
This being the fifth year of the PDD Gift Guide, most of you know the drill by now, but for uninitiated newbies the concept is simple: The folks behind the curtain at PDD select 15 locally-based holiday gift ideas, which are highlighted in the thumbnails above. Click any thumbnail to read details about that item. The community at large is free to add other suggestions and links in the comment section below, with some effort to not be too redundant and repeat items from the Gift Guides of Christmases Past.
Security Jewelers is auctioning off a mint condition 45 of Merv Griffin’s “Christmas City,” the song recorded 50 years ago to promote the Christmas City of the North Parade. Check it out on eBay. The proceeds are being donated to Duluth’s Bentleyville Tour of Lights — America’s largest free, walk-through Christmas lighting display.
Perched on the scandalously beautiful hillside of Duluth – where winter can reign – this winter-time stationery was cooked up out of a love for the quirky side of life and the delight it brings. It also was designed and printed in our Zenith City and even features a design of our harbor, illustrated with pizazz by moi. (more…)
The Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund has thousands of dollars to give away this year. Last year, there were more dollars than requests. If you’re part of a group or know of a project that meets the criteria below, please click the link above for details. Application deadline is Oct. 1.
We fund volunteer and civic organizations working with the city of Duluth. Grants are awarded to projects in areas of:
I’ve got three tickets to the Bigfoot Boogie that I’m wanting to sell. They are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and I’m willing to sell them for $20 each. Contact me at adam @ moesewco.com if you’re interested, and we can set something up.
Help us raise funds to buy a rescue board! PPVSR T-shirts are $25 each, made in the USA, with a big logo on the back and a small logo on the front. Can be picked up or delivered — e-mail parkpointvsr @ gmail.com or post on our Facebook page. Thanks!
Hello! This is a quick invitation for folks to explore my new Kickstarter project. We are looking to fund the new “North Woods Collection,” in which are five classic weaves of stainless steel chainmaille jewelry.
If you love chainmaille as much as we do you can check out my new ETSY online shoppe. For instant gratification, we have several items available in EG steel at the moment.
If you secretly harbor chainmaille desires, send me a PM and we’ll do what we can to fulfill your chainmaille fantasies. Thanks for exploring this project!
The People Say Fox have just released a 7″ single of our song, “The Roseman,” off of our recent release Glowcap. You may have caught the fantastic video by Al Skomars in the Homegrown video festival. Anyway, you can snag a copy at http://siftstatic.storenvy.com/ or at one of our upcoming shows; May 18 @ Beaner’s for Day 3 of Western Thaw, or June 8th @ Beaner’s for Pete Cich’s Birthday bash!
First release is /250 on black 7″ including screen printed covers. The record also comes with a full download of the entire 10-track album, Glowcap.
If you are a person who can share a home and share a kitchen, this might be the greatest place. Six-hundred-plus square feet — entire second floor — with shared kitchen and bath. Beautiful views, off-street parking. Asking $500/month. Includes Wi-Fi and all utilities. Already one dog and two cats in residence.
A while back PDD people were clamoring for artisan breads. Well, you can now get the real stuff at the Red Mug Bake Shop in Superior, from noon Thursday through Friday, at least through the winter. They are made by Dave Hanlon, whose breads you may have tasted at past Land Trust benefits. That’s about all I know.
Is there any value in a 2010 Viking Professional Series Dishwasher that has never really worked the way it is suppose to? Are there any vendors that take this stuff on trade? Should I part it out on eBay? I traded my neighbor for it [his wife didn't like it - there is no drying element] and the drain pump went out this weekend. I don’t want to put any money into it [it's the worst dishwasher we've every had]; but it feels like there needs to be some value in it. I guess the damn thing was over 1K when they bought it and I’ve got sausage in my freezer that’s older than this thing. Perhaps I should set it out on Island Lake and sell chances at guessing when it falls through in the spring? Winner gets 1/2 the pot? [actual fundraiser by the Lion's Club in my hometown, except it was a car on the Mississippi]. Will entertain interesting offers.
Updated, move-in ready 1,500+ sq. ft. home for sale by owner, located on a tree-lined street less than a block away from beautiful Miller Creek. Features include: Original woodwork and natural maple hardwood floors throughout; built-in hutches; large newly remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar; formal dining room; three bedrooms all with walk-in closets; updated full bathroom with heated floor; secure fenced yard; and alley access to 1 car garage with additional off-street parking spot. More pictures and full description on Craigslist To take a look call Patrick at 218-722-2205 or email patrickandlaura2006 @ yahoo.com. Serious inquiries only please.
For the past few years, we at Perfect Duluth Day have pointed out gift options produced by the locals — from durable goods made by the region’s top manufacturers to cute little bags of cookies from the corner bakery. We feature 15 lovely items and encourage the PDD community to add to the ideas in the comments.
We never repeat items from previous years, by the way, so it’s no waste of your time to get all nostalgic and peruse Gift Guides of Christmases Past.