Hannah and Curren, two musicians who have benefitted from the Music Resource Center, were on the Playlist last week–young people doing their thing and being articulate and cool–what more can we ask for? Here’s the video to the show.
After you watch them talk about what they do, go here and donate to the Indiegogo campaign to make more of their and other young musicians’ work happen here in Duluth and Superior! The campaign ends in a little over a week–help them now if you can.
I am looking for a place to live, with my dog Jack. I’m not having any luck using conventional methods, so am going out on a limb to see if this route might help. I am 29 years old, employed full time, very handy, responsible and fairly quiet. Although I have a good job, I don’t make a lot of money so I don’t have a big budget, but I am a catch! I can fix stuff, mow, shovel, tell jokes and make good coffee. I have an adult, neutered, totally housebroken, not a barker, not a pit bull or pit-bull mix dog, my best friend actually, Jack. He has a scruffy face so is very cute to look at it, which is a bonus in a dog.
I can afford to pay $600 plus electricity and I would like some kind of green space for Jack. I do not leave him outside unattended but he is a dog.
Hoping someone might be interested in taking a chance on us. Jack and I have references.
Earlier this week, a 162-lb black bear was semi-conscious in the snow at Jay Cooke State Park. After being asked to help, three Wildwoods volunteers (Jason B., Ian A., and Peggy A., who took these pictures), sprang into action, loading up with supplies and rushing to the scene to help park employees rescue the bear. (more…)
Below, some news and updates from Wildwoods Rehab. As the thaw comes, we experience what I think of as “Spring Training” — not quite the season opener, but boy, it’s getting busy for our volunteers. (more…)
Ten local Community Supported Agriculture farmers gathered at Zeitgeist Arts on March 14 to connect with prospective customers and to promote the growth of the local foods movement.
Community members who missed the event can now find a complete list of local CSA farms online at csaguild.com.
The event at Zeitgeist Arts was called “CSA Open House” and was organized by the CSA Guild, an informal group of local CSA farmers who began gathering last spring with the intention of helping each other out in a variety of ways. The group collaborated to define CSA and has posted that definition and a guide to choosing a CSA on their website.
This was the first annual CSA Open House in Duluth and the local farmers hope it will become an annual event in the Duluth community’s calendar. In the Madison area, a group called Fairshare CSA Coalition (formerly Madison Area CSA Coalition) has been organizing a CSA open house for over 20 years. The event has become very successful, attracting over 1,000 people in recent years. While the Duluth version had a much more humble turnout, the potential is great. The growing number of CSA farms in the Duluth/Superior area points to increased consumer interest in purchasing locally-grown, organic food.
When I feel like some couch surfing, I watch Ax Men. When I’m smart, I listen to Wisconsin Public Radio. The two came together for me yesterday when I found out that the Old Globe Elevator in Superior is in trouble:
I love the shipping history of Duluth/Superior, I love Ax Men, and I love the environment. That’s a triple threat that caused me to contribute. How about you? Is it worth it? Go to oldglobewood.com for more information.
Every other year we ask you to help us identify your artistic funding needs. How can ARAC best meet your needs as artists and arts organizations in our Arrowhead Counties? Your participation in this survey will shape the next two years of ARAC funding. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey, and, by all means, share it with anyone you know. Results will appear later on the ARAC website.
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With the ongoing foreclosure crisis and rotten economy, there are lots of properties in Duluth sitting vacant, often leading to vandalism and neighborhood blight. In the meantime, more Duluthians than ever are suffering homelessness.
Loaves & Fishes and Project Save Our Homes are looking for help to identify vacant houses in the Duluth area, particularly bank-owned foreclosures. We will be using this information to push for policy changes to protect neighborhoods and address the problem of homes without people and people without homes. Any information would be helpful: addresses of course, but also if you know how long the house has been vacant (condemnation/eviction/foreclosure notice are usually posted on the door), if utilities are connected… and if you might help organize your neighbors to address the problem! Contact us by Facebook or email: email@example.com.