I met Naomi Yaeger-Bischoff at a Sustainable Duluth event at the Clyde Iron Works earlier this fall. Naomi came to Duluth five years ago and is currently editor of the Duluth Hillisider, the community newspaper, and a founder of the Duluth Daily Photo blog. Like many of the artists and writers I’ve interviewed here, her passion for what she would become emerged early in life.
Ennyman: When did you first take an interest in writing? And who were your biggest influences?
Naomi: I first became interested in journalism when I was in junior high school. As icebreaker, our typing teacher had everyone anonymously write down his or her favorite television show on a slip of paper. My favorite show was 60 Minutes and when the teacher read it out loud, the whole class erupted into laughter.
As a high school junior, I wrote for our high school paper. The summer before my senior year, I attended Northwestern University’s six-week Summer Institute of Journalism in Evanston, Ill. We participated in mock interviews of famous people and we also had some real interviews. My senior year I wrote for the Grand Forks Herald’s Teen scene. I was paid to produce one story a week on area teenagers. (I doubt any newspapers are paying teenagers to write stories now.)
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Author and former Duluth News-Tribune reporter Laurie Hertzel will be signing copies of her new book News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist at Northern Lights Books & Gifts on Friday, Nov. 26, from 1-2 pm. Continue Reading
We are a newly formed nonprofit. Our mission is to revitalize Lower Chester Park get ins. and flood the rink and have open skating again on our rink. There was talk of tearing down the rink from time to time and we would like to have that permanently put to rest with the city.
We also would like to fundraise for a playground and other improvements.
We have a tenative meeting with the Parks Dept./Friends of the Parks and the “NEIGHBORS of LOWER CHESTER” planned for Dec. 2nd. We will have that meeting at Chester Pk. Un. Methodist Ch. at 7:00 p.m. with confirmation from Kathy Bergen of the Parks Dept./Friends of the Parks.
All neighbors including the many students in the area should attend this meeting and make their voices heard. Now is the time to speak up.
We had a play day picnic Sept. 25th, 2010 that was a lot of fun and we intend to have another this coming summer plus many other activities with community involvement.
Contacts are: Mabel Galvin 724-7667 e-mail = firstname.lastname@example.org and Deb F. at email@example.com.
Okay, I need a little help. I finally got a M-F, 9-5 job in Duluth and will not have to work weekends for the first time since I was 14 years old. I have a 1 year old daughter and want to take advantage of some weekend family activities but have been out of the loop for a while. What is out there that I may have forgot or have not heard about yet?
lastest reports are that the unemployment rate in Duluth is six point nine . Thank you Mayor Ness . It’s curious that we as a city haven’t embraced sustaniblity concepts beyon(sp) what has been done..I’m curious why we’re not more progressive. Noithing in the paper about solar prodjects. I could get down into that but Mister mayor leave a legacy.
Another great Christmas gift that helps support Duluth Girl Scout Troops 4154 & 4123.
A delightful picture book filled with true stories of adventure…
The First Chinook by David Pagel is the story of Arthur T Walden and his legendary sled dog, Chinook. Impressively illustrated by Rick Allen’s woodcuts and engravings, the story begins in the mid-Winter of 1917 when a golden-colored puppy was born in New Hampshire. Over the next 12 years Arthur’s enthusiastic dog would set mushing records, help popularize the sport of sled dog racing, and become legendary.
Specially priced at $15.
To order the book or for more info please email thefirstchinook(at)gmail.com
Tugs try to free the freighter Socrates from the sandy shallows of Park Point on Nov. 22, 1985. The ship had run aground several days earlier during a strong storm. Crowds of onlookers flocked to Park Point to watch in the days after the ship got stuck. (Photo by Charles Curtis / News-Tribune)
Duluth Pottery and all the Trade and Commerce Marketplace folks would like to invite you to three days of open house, music food, and holiday sale! Dec. 3 and 4, 10am – 7pm, and Dec. 5, 10am – 5pm. Gallery receptions Sat. at 5pm.
One way to feel good about taking part in the hyper consumerism of the holiday season is to shop locally. That’s why your pals at Perfect Duluth Day have again compiled a gallery of gifts produced by the hands and brains of your friends and neighbors. Click on the pics for details about each item.
Just like last year’s guide, the fabulous showcase below is by no means comprehensive. List your own suggestions in the comments.
To Brian Barber of PDD for helping with our posts and donating artwork. To Claire for the books – and all the SA donors – Sharla, Joan, Diane, 4th St Lube, everyone. To Steve O’Neil for helping in the kitchen!!! To the Spin Collective for wowing everyone. To the fabulous musicians Terrrol and Jane, Dirty Horse, Rachael Kilgour and Too Many Banjos for knocking us out with their music. To everyone who came and donated, who ate spaghetti and bought silent auction items.
We raised $3,000 for the Kozyites and a great time was had by all. Thanks so much to our community. — Carla
Saturday, Nov. 20, is the Festival of the Season at the Duluth Farmers Market from 10 till 3. Lots of local artists and small businesses including wild rice, smoked fish, chocolate truffles, wreathes and garland, soaps and lots more. This is always a fun event, so dress warm and come on over — 14th Ave. E. & Third St.