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Not So Cool

coolsignOn Saturday, July 16, our custom-made Cool Stuff Sale signs were stolen from Woodland Avenue and Oxford Street as our nearby garage sale was ending. We would like them back. They are cool signs and do not belong in the possession of un-cool people.

If you see them, please post the location. Beware of doing business with anyone else who is using them … they are dishonest! Thanks.

Found pink Next bike in Cloquet

Found a Next Pretty in Pink girls bike by Aspen Arms Assisted Living. It has to be missed by the kid who lost it or had it stolen. If anyone knows of a child in Cloquet who this bike belongs to please spread the word. I moved the bike onto my property and it will be here safe to be claimed.

Found Keys by St. Scholastica

imageFound on the sidewalk at the intersection of Kenwood Avenue and College Street, at the entrance to CSS.

Kids Rolling Things Down a Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldSmiVnWW0c

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Blacklist’s Brian Schanzenbach profiled in The Growler

Photo by JaneCane Photography / www.janecanephotography.comMinnesota craft-culture magazine The Growler features Brian Schanzenbach of Duluth’s Blacklist Artisan Ales in its latest brewer profile. The article outlines Schanzenbach’s days floating a raft down the Mississippi River, studying biology and microbiology at UMD, interning at Lake Superior Brewing Company, brewing at Fitger’s Brewhouse and launching Blacklist in 2013.

Brewer Profile: Brian Schanzenbach of Blacklist Artisan Ales

The Last Singles Night (for now)

I attended the final Singles Night … for June. I promised I would not write about it (because when I am thinking about writing I am no longer “present”) and there was disappointment among some folks. So a final post about the final Singles Night (for June). It will go on, in August, if there is desire and support.

PDD Quiz: Happy Birthday to Us!

Maria Bamford - Lady DynamiteJune 29 will be PDD’s 13th birthday. How much do you know about our 13 glorious years of being Duluth’s Duluthiest website? Take the quiz to find out.

And join us at Vikre Distillery on June 29 for PDDXIII: Perfect Duluth Day’s 13th Birthday Party. Here’s a link to the Facebook invite.

The next quiz will be out on July 3 and will be a review of June 2016. Send your questions and answers in to lawrence @ perfectduluthday.com by noon on Wednesday, June 29 to get them included.

Slow TV: Moving Chickens at the Food Farm

https://youtu.be/sJkLxB2swRQ

Slow TV documents ordinary events over long periods of time in delightful detail. This particular example features live animals, an on-camera introduction and a few seconds of fast-motion!

But don’t get used to these exciting innovations. Our next video could just as easily be 12 straight hours of grass growing.

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Matt Ray – “We’ll be OK”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJfSFVSkaa0

Matt RayWDSE-TV’s The PlayList captures singer/songwriter Matt Ray performing “We’ll be OK.”

Selective Focus: Ann Klefstad

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Ann Klefstad is an artist who is definitely connected to this area, through her work across many mediums and by the writing, promotion and encouragement she’s given to the arts in our area.

AK: I work in sculpture, mostly, with some drawing, including ink and tar drawing on wood. My real “medium”, though, would be my subject matter. Over the years I’ve drawn closer and closer to doing only work that comes out of the ecosystem I’m in. I’m kind of a literalist, I guess. I love the forms of things, and so I use those forms, I try to learn them and come to know them by imitating them, like a kid learns.

PDD Quiz: Duluth Does Dylan


dylan festWant to celebrate Dylan? Here are some Dylan-related questions! Good luck, Dylan fans!

The next quiz will be out on May 29 and will be a review of May 2016. Send your questions and answers in to lawrence @ perfectduluthday.com by noon on Wednesday, May 25 to get them included.

Duluth-area Coffee Roasters

Brian Barber's Coffee BeansThe coffee industry has undergone significant changes in the past couple of decades, as an increasing number of specialty roasters enter the market. The Duluth area is now experiencing what some call the “third wave” of coffee. The first wave of coffee was about convenience and mass production (think instant coffee, like Folgers). The second wave of coffee involved the rise of franchises chains like Starbucks, where consumers were introduced to fresher and better quality beans and the experience of drinking in coffee shops.

PDD Quiz: April Fools

mr niceDuluth is home to some eccentric folks. How much do you know about your neighbors and their crazy pastimes? Let’s find out.

The next quiz will be on May 1 and it will be a review of everything that happened in Duluth in April. Well, 10 things. Yours could be one of them. Send your suggested questions (and answers) to lawrence @ perfectduluthday.com by noon on Wednesday, April 27.

Job openings at Hartley Nature Preschool

Hartley Nature PreschoolAre you looking for a job teaching young children outdoors in all seasons? Hartley Nature Preschool, a program of Hartley Nature Center, is expanding and hiring lead and assistant preschool teachers for full- and half-day preschool classes. A background in early childhood education and/or environmental education is preferred. Applications are due March 15. More information at hartleynaturepreschool.weebly.com/employment.