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2011 St. David’s Day Open Reading

As always, it’s free.


Blowin’ In The Wind


Loup-Garou EP Release

EP Release Flier

Loup-Garou will release their debut EP this Saturday down at Beaner’s Central alongside The People Say Fox and Minneapolis’s Party House.

Show starts at 8pm, $5 cover, and open to all ages.

If you didn’t get a ticket to Atmosphere, this is the place to be.


Sarah Heimer, When is Frozen Man?

Dude.


Duluth Deer Parts

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?


Duluth Media Boners

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.


Lost Spaces in Duluth

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).


Duluth mansion demolition makes way for big box store

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.


Our man in Washington

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.


Rock at the Rex Saturday

This Saturday at the Rex — 10pm — $5

American Rebels
The Surfactants
Cars & Trucks


Community Clean-ups for Water Quality

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.


Old photos of West Duluth on Facebook

West Duluth Memories (Duluth, Minnesota)


Friday night!


Patty Cake Cakes?

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?


That day to celebrate presidents

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.


Trailer for the new Low album C’mon

Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth


Duluth library staff revives blog

After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Duluth Public Library Reference staff has begun posting again on its blog Reference @ Duluth.

Library staff will be providing local history articles and information about reference services at the library.

You can check out the blog at dplreference.wordpress.com or go to the library’s home page duluth.lib.mn.us and click on Local History Blog.


March 6: Drekka/Rivulets show



For more info:
dREKKa
rivulets


Respect Your Old Man Poetry Slam Dinner

This is a fundraiser for Respect Your Mother, a concert held annually in the spring at Leif Erickson Park.

Friday, Feb. 18, 6pm
Norway Hall, 21 Lake Ave., Duluth
Suggested donation $15

Contact Eric Ament at 320-267-1094 to sign up to perform in the slam.

The dinner is chili and porridge with salad, fry bread and chutney.


Local/Global Food Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Confucian Ethics Speakers @ UMD

Come to the February 2011 UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy Speaker Series. Talks are free and open to the public.

“Down-Home Global Cooking: Why Cosmopolitanism versus Localism is a False Dichotomy, and How Our Food Can Show Us the Way to a Third Option”
Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College,
Friday, Feb 18, 3 pm, Humanities 314.

“Chinese Philosophy and Environmental Ethics: China’s Three Gorges Dam, Western Pressures and Eastern Principles”
Ben Huff, Randolph-Macon College,
Thursday, Feb 24, 5 pm, Solon Campus Center 120.

“In Search of the Missing Virtue(s) in the East and West”
Heidi Giebel, St Thomas University,
Friday, Feb 25, 3 pm, Humanities 314.