Cracked Walnut Poetry (with the art of Kathy McTavish’s “Origin of Birds” projected behind them) at Prøve.]]>
Here we are, ten years later, and the marquee at the NorShor hasn’t quite been lit up yet … but it seems like we’re getting close.
The “Light Up the NorShor” fashion show fundraiser was held on Feb. 28, 2004. There must be a video of the entire event somewhere; I seem to remember it aired on public access TV. The show was organized by Adeline Wright and Laura Scheu (who became Laura Ness two months later).]]>
There it was in the autumn light though, spiraling into the sky, a vast oasis unto itself. Through sheer fortitude, having carved its way into rock along the banks, supported precariously by one large main root, but with an all too extreme angle for its massive size. When I went down there yesterday evening, it lay a broken shattered remnant of its glorious former self. I’m guessing it fell during that last easterly storm. A dentist or lawyer nearby whilst listening to Brahms in near slumber after three glasses of wine might’ve heard it snapping smaller trees in half as it tumbled to the chasm below, shaking the earth and making the largest tree bridge ever known to man.
To gaze upon it in its former glory, to imagine where this tree had been… How many had walked by it hundreds of times never noticing, yet the lucky few who did, loathing it regardless for its imperfection. That it had the gall to grow not straight, but maleficent to the planet and God’s wishes to spite the odds while towering above twenty five generations of short lived earthlings for centuries. Maybe you know of this tree because you saw it once too? You surely breathed its air. So here’s to you Mr Southwest Leaning Ancient White Congdon Pine. May someone make a fine statue of the mayor out of you.]]>
Paper surveys will also be available at all three Duluth Public Library branches or copies can be requested from:
mpalermo @ duluthmn.gov
City Hall, Room 407
Duluth, MN 55802
On Saturday, May 3, get out and show us how you have fun in Duluth with a quick pic at #Five3Duluth on your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
The sportiest, most cultural and dirtiest outdoorsy pictures will get featured on Lake Voice’s front page.
But don’t worry if your photo doesn’t get featured on Lake Voice, because we’ll be sharing your stories on all our news sites so that all of Duluth can celebrate together.
For a rocking good May 3, grab your camera and go out dancing at Homegrown Music Festival’s last big hurrah, take a hike on the river trails, sip on local brews, saunter down Superior Street or other events here.
Join us in this Duluth-wide fun event on our Five3 Facebook page and at #Five3Duluth. Get your friends, neighbors, moms and dads, brothers and sisters who’re game for a good time.
We’ll see you out there. #LetTheFunBegin]]>
Lay Low and Bender is the musical outlet for Keir Gellatly. He opens up about being a front man and his love for ’90s pop-rock. Click on the image above to hear the interview.]]>
We’ll be playing Homegrown this year (yes, three live synthesists and a fleshy robot-type singer), Saturday the 3rd at Tycoons (along with Mr. Kickass and Duck Duck Punch. Whoa!) Check out the music now so you’ll know how to properly slam-dance and/or throw shapes.]]>
Talks about telepresent art, Hobbesian political science, and humor in business education. Fun!]]>
Shot and edited in a single day by Zac Anderson.]]>
- Understanding of relational database design, SQL database and queries a plus.
- Comfort working with Visual Studio and a Windows environment.
Non-required skills (but beneficial to have):
- PHP, Perl and/or MySQL.
- Network setup and support.
- Desktop setup and support.
If interested, please send resume and salary expectations to Chris Freeman
– chris @ drccinfo.org.
There are numerous ways to volunteer to be a part of the fun. Sign up online at wdse.org/circus or call Brita at 218-788-2813.]]>
Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.
Let’s start at the end of the week and address the 800 pound chicken in the room. Homegrown starts Sunday with over 200 bands playing in dozens of venues. A special edition of the Pub Quiz at Carmody (written by yours truly) kicks off the festival. I’ll give you an inside tip, dear reader: Homegrown Field Guides will not be permitted to be open during the quiz.
The Run Smelt Run Parade is also this Sunday and there are three workshops this week for volunteers to help get the smelt queen ready.
Learn about “The Well Dressed Viking” from Dr. Stefan Guttormsson on Wednesday at the Nordic Center. Where else?
Damn Yankees opens at UMD this Thursday and runs two weekends.
Zinema 2 continues their series of silent films with a live soundtrack with Fugitive scoring Fritz Lang’s Metropolis on Friday and Saturday.
The Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is Saturday with a free bus shuttling participants all over the Twin Ports.
So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.]]>
The caption on this postcard reads: “Ice Formation on Fountain at Lakewood, Duluth, Minn.” There was a big fountain in Lakewood Township?
Another version of the postcard, postmarked Sept. 9, 1907, refers to it as an “Ice Monument.”
What’s the deal with this formation/monument?]]>
Trillium Services provides family services, community living and supported employment in Duluth and the surrounding areas. We offer both full-time and part-time positions.
Applications can be found online at trilliumservice.com or in person at 4629 Airpark Boulevard in Duluth.
A high-school diploma, valid driver’s license, clear background study and insured vehicle required. Trillium Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.]]>
Brent Tweet was evicted by JAS Duluth for complaining about a bad leak in his ceiling that JAS failed to repair for three months (see News-Tribune story). Now he’s homeless. And today he got a letter from JAS declining to return his damage deposit (money he needs to find another place) and charging him an additional $1,251.92 … for getting kicked out.
Duluth had an active tenants union some decades back that became the Housing Access Center. HAC closed in 2009 because of federal funding cuts. Have you dealt with a bad landlord recently? Did you know who to call for help? Would Duluth benefit from a new tenants union?]]>
Here’s a quick glimpse of the film the UMD Ethnobots (anthropology students in last fall’s Ethnobotany course) will be premiering at the Zinema next Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Thanks to Charlie Parr for the use of his song, “Jubilee.”]]>
Christoph Bruhn plays American primitive fingerstyle guitar. He mentions how this type of music is meant for listening. His debut album Weekends on the Frontier is set for reissue on Grass Tops Recording. Click on the image above to hear the interview.]]>