Despite the current weather outside, spring is in fact on the way, and the United Way and Continental Ski & Bike are gearing up for the 5th annual Bike Swap, April 16 and 17 at Continental, 1305 E 1st St. Now is the time to check your garage to see if you’ve got a old bike you’d like to sell or donate… or to start dreaming about what kind of new-to-you bike you’d like to buy. If your bike sells, you get 75% of the selling price and the remaining 25% goes to the United Way. We’ve set up a Facebook page to watch for updates. Thanks!
I’m new to the area, so I was really excited to see the waves and film some this morning. To all locals: what’s the biggest waves you’ve seen?
Kids and parents come and join United Way Success By 6 at the Duluth Public Library for our final Cozy Pajama Story Time!
The last three weeks have been a huge success and we want to make sure more people can enjoy our final story time on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6:30pm in the Green Room at the library.
Three teen readers from the Boys and Girls Club of Duluth will be reading as a part of a service project. The stories are expected to go from 6:30-6:50 with a craft activity planned for 6:50-7:15.
It will be another great night of fun during that restless time between dinner and bedtime for your little ones.
Has anyone else noticed deer parts along Seven Bridges Road? You know where they close the road in the winter, and people walk and ski and snowmobile and run dogs? Near the barrier at the bottom, and in the woods next to Smiley’s, my dog is always coming up with a spine or a leg or a hunk of pelvis. What’s up with that? Do poachers dump the parts they don’t want there? Do old deer go there to die?
While I was really rooting for the “Paste Headline Here” whoopsie by the DNT, I think the Transistor gets the gold cup for its summary of today’s Polar Plunge.
I just wanted to put a general question out there for those that know the city better than me:
What are some existing abandoned buildings you know of in Duluth? (Including places that are in the works of being renovated, or even really unique, big interior spaces that aren’t abandoned).
Well, they have begun to tear down the mansion to make way for the mega Walgreens. Some other houses will be torn down too. See my post The Last Mansion Between Kitchi Gammi Club and 14th Ave. East.
I note that the first piece of legislation that Raymond Cravaack saw fit to propose involved defunding the U.S. Institute of Peace, a $46.5 million budgetary rounding error responsible for useless projects like the Iraq Study Group.
[The USIP is currently raising money to complete a relatively fancy headquarters on the Mall, but has for years been located on the second floor of the National Restaurant Association's palatial headquarters in DC.]
This concludes today’s object lesson in the fact that Elections Matter.
This Saturday at the Rex — 10pm — $5
Cars & Trucks
Imagine Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes full of clean, clear, fresh water for future generations to enjoy. Together we can make this vision a reality. The Freshwater Society, the Friends of the Minnesota Valley, and the McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League invite you to learn more about Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality, created to protect the water in our lakes and rivers. Presentation on Monday, Feb. 21 @ 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center.
Help – it’s a birthday cake emergency!
Does Patty Cake Cakes still exist? I know they were selling out of the Piedmont Milk House, but they’re no longer there. Does anyone know of another cake-baker who makes a german chocolate cake like Patty Cake’s?
I’ve seen President’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Presidents Day. (watch the ads on TV or in print) Which is it? I’m with the plural possessive, since we celebrate Lincoln and Washington specifically. Or do we celebrate all presidents? Then it should be like Veterans Day. Chime in.
Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth