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Your Sunday morning book review

Who amongst us does not enjoy sitting around on a Sunday morning, reading the New York Times and leisurely paging through the Book Review section?

In case you haven’t picked up your copy of the Times at Mount Royal yet, here’s a book review you can read to keep your morning on track. It’s of Safe from the Sea, by Peter Geye, which just won the North East Minnesota Book Award.

SPOILER ALERT: The “Freighter” bar is actually the Anchor. And the topless bar “Tallahassee” is actually the Saratoga. Oh, and the old man dies.

Does anybody circuit bend in Duluth?

I just moved back here.  I’m looking to learn from someone who knows.

Also, any 8-bit musicians around here?

Duluth Oriental Food Truck

Has anyone tried the new food truck on Central Entrance serving oriental food?

ISO: supporting musician! (Nice guy from Minneapolis playing at Beaner’s)

Matthew” /> @ Acadia:

So, my friend Matt’s got a gig @ Beaner’s on Aug 13, and he’s needing someone to cobill with. If you’re interested, you can hit me here for info, or get with him on facebook or on reverb nation.

Much obliged, peeps.

Toby Thomas Churchill and Excuse Me, Princess at Beaner’s Tonight!

Tonight at Beaner’s Central at 8pm for $5, Toby Thomas Churchill and Excuse Me, Princess are playing, and it’ll be more fun than a barrel of monkeys, soooo… you should go for it! Nothing wrong with a rock and folk show on a Saturday night, yo.

What’s the best way to explain sound?

feat. Shea Westhoff

Puzzlestone by DANECDOTE

Haley Bonar – WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater


Sublimely-talented Haley Bonar and her awesome band will be performing Friday, June 3 for the WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater, 15791 U.S. HWY 63 in Hayward.

She’s about to head out on a nationwide tour starting mid-June with Andrew Bird and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), so this is your best chance, Duluthians, to catch her live onstage. Hayward’s only about an hour-and-a-half south of you all. Don’t miss it!

Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at or 800-776-3689. They’ll be $20 at the door.

Good non-alchoholic drinks in Duluth

I would never consider myself a huge drinker but since I started trying to get pregnant earlier this year (and I am currently almost 11 weeks) I have missed the ability to experiment with different tastes and drinks. I’ve realized that I’m really unaware of the great non-alcoholic specialty drinks that may be floating out there in Duluth.

I’m also trying to stay away from too much caffeine, so I’ve been mainly sticking to McDonald’s lemonade or caffeine-free frappucinos from Starbucks when a sweet tooth strikes. There’s got to be something local out there to try, no? I was hoping the lovely folks at PDD had some ideas.

I’m already in love with the malts from the Portland Malt Shoppe, especially because it’s in walking distance from my apartment. Where should I try next?

Community Ayurvedic Soothing Warm Oil Therapy~Shirodhara. Duluth’s First!

Help me practice with my new Shirodhara Set!

When: 6/5, 8/7, 9/4
Where: Deep Peace Wellness Studio Studio
31 W. Superior St. #501, Duluth

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Help build the Longest Urban Single Track Trail in the US: The Duluth Traverse Trail

Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores and Fitger’s Brewhouse are teaming up again to offer “Taps for Trails.”

For every $4 Duluth Traverse commemorative glass purchased at the Brewhouse, $2 will go to COGGS development of the Duluth Traverse Trail. Another $1 will be donated with every refill.  A limited amount of glasses are available!!

This fundraising event runs May 19, 20, 21 and 22.

Outdoor Gear Sample Sale

It won’t be as epic as Hansi’s, I’m sure, but I’m clearing out the samples this afternoon and tomorrow until noon.

Samples from Go Lite: Summer and Winter apparel, down & synthetic jackets, softshells, rainwear, baselayer, travel apparel, fleece, running apparel, backpacks, sleeping bags, hydration packs & waistbelts, and on and on and on. Women’s and Men’s are sized Medium.  And even that is a relative term.

Samples from Carve Designs:  Women’s surfy casual apparel, summer and winter pieces.  Sized Small, though seem to be generous as I (a medium) can wear a lot of them.

Water Bottles: I’m swimming in stainless steel and aluminum water bottles from Innate and Laken.  $5 and up.  Some graphically hillarious bottles from the Kukuxumusu collection.

Kokatat: Mostly apparel like rash guards and board shorts here.  A few used PFD’s.

Jytte Hats: It’s the seeds and stems at this point, but get a stylish merino wool toque for $5.  Normally $30.

Hours: Friday (today) 3pm -7 pm & Saturday 9-12:00pm.

Location: 535 Glenwood St (upper Glenwood).  Sale is in the garage off the alley that looks like Spear St.  Look for the tall beach flag on the corner of the lot.

Cash only.  Unless I know you.  Oh, and a word about samples… they are usually priced at wholesale and just below.  This isn’t a garage sale with items for twenty five cents.  But I am motivated to make it go away.

University of Wisconsin-Superior and Labor

Academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Superior voted today 89-5 to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin. The election turnout was 54 percent.

More at In a First for Wisconsin: UW-Superior Academic Staff Vote “Union Yes”

Blood on the Tracks Express!

Blood on the Tracks Express Train tickets are on sale now at the Electric Fetus and Brewhouse Beerstore!

Fontanelles — Dirty Horse — Rich Mattson — 4 on the Floor

Tom’s Burned Down Cafe Fire

19 years ago today there was a fire…. The rest is history!

The season opens Memorial Weekend Sunday, May 29th with JFT Party Band bringing down the house! (view this website at your own risk it is WICKED GOOD)

tom's burnt down bar

Fire at Tom's 5/19/1992

Got “scuzzy??”

Does anyone out there have (or know where I could get) an external SCSI cd rom drive? I’ve been to Roch Bochs, Downtown Computer, and John’s Twin Ports Recycling (WOW). No dice. There must be someone who can help??!?

Out with the Mayan, in with the Oriental

I’ve heard the Maya Mexican Restaurant at 220 W. Superior St. has been closed for a few weeks. It was indeed locked up today during the lunch hours.

One block up and one block over, the former Chef Yee’s location has a sign promising a new Oriental restaurant.

May 27 * Complimentary Community Day * Free tours at Glensheen

Glensheen will be offering free standard house tours on Friday, May 27 in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of opening to the public. The complimentary community day begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4 p.m. Tickets can be picked up in the ticket house, located at the base of Glensheen’s parking lot, beginning at 9 a.m.

The standard house tours will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. (Hint: arrive early – a limited number of tickets are available.)

Glensheen, 1979

Horseback riding along Amity Creek Trail

I am wondering if folks who use the trail along Amity Creek between Amity Road and Maxwell/Skyline have issues with horseback riding in that area. My daughter and her friends ride their horses there when it is dried up in late spring into the fall. I also use the trail for hiking and mountain biking and like to see the trail kept as multi-use. I’m just looking for comments to see if there have been any problems encountered by folks using the trail. Please, no horse poop jokes. Thanks.


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