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Jade Fountain purchased by owner of neighboring restaurant

Jade Fountain

Bill KalligherBill Kalligher has been owner of Gannucci’s Italian Market for four years. During that time the three-decades old West Duluth eatery expanded in both size and scope, and in October was featured on the cable television show Diners, Drive-in and Dives. Last week Kalligher expanded his holdings by acquiring one of the area’s oldest restaurants, Jade Fountain.

Located at 305 N. Central Ave., two doors down from Gannucci’s, Jade Fountain has been a staple in West Duluth since George Wong opened it in 1968. Wong sold it in 1997 to Sick Cheung Lee, who had just immigrated to the United States. Lee died in November and his widow Kwok Chun Mak was looking to sell.

Popular Minneapolis chef will open resort restaurant in Pengilly

Sarah MasterSarah Master has announced she will leave her position as executive chef at Minneapolis’ Café Barbette to open a restaurant and resort 75 miles outside of Duluth in the Iron Range city of Penguilly. Her partner in the venture is Dan Beckwith, who had been working as the financial controller of Bryant-Lake Company.

Mr. Roberts Resort is expected to open on June 1 at 28179 East Shore Drive. A news release announcing the plans refers to it as “a unique combination of a full-service restaurant, bar, cabins and RV sites, all situated in a bucolic setting on Swan Lake in Northern Minnesota.”

Easter Sunday Fire at Applewood Knoll Apartments

Photo by David Heinecke

Photo by David Heinecke

A Facebook page has been established for “Donations for the victims of the Easter fire Duluth MN.”

This Week: brews, tunes, flicks and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Fans of internet cat videos are getting their own festival, Mike Scholtz will screen a film and then defend his selection, the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show gets underway, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs at Sacred Heart and people can sample local music and local beers at Mitchell Auditorium.

Minnesota rock legends Soul Asylum play the Sports Garden, underwater photography is exhibited at the Red Herring, science is celebrated at UWS, the 2015 Fitger’s 5k Run and Walk goes down on Saturday morning and the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest hits Wessman Arena.

R.I.P. DNT

RIP DNT

Don’t worry, the Duluth News Tribune is still a thriving enterprise and the sign on the back of the building is holding strong. The visibility of the sign, however, is slowing diminishing as the future Maurices headquarters climbs skyward.

The Potluck: An integral part of our functionality

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A brief peak into conversations at the UMD Costume Shop during last month’s run of Detestable Madness.

Thirsty Pagan’s Allyson Rolph profiled in The Growler

Allyson Rolph photo by Growler MagazineAllyson Rolph, head brewer at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior, discusses spruce tips, Lake Superior, her pathway into a male-dominated field and just about everything else in the latest issue of Minnesota’s craft-beer lifestyle magazine, The Growler.

Article: Allyson Rolph brews Wisconsin, lives Minnesota, wins all day

Selective Focus: Underwear

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Zach Kerola, “Marcus

This week’s feature is somewhat scant due to fewer than usual submissions. However, the several photos that did arrive were clever, imaginative interpretations of our theme (in particular, Cheryl Reitan’s take on underwear, or lack thereof). Next week’s theme will be something else we’re all acquainted with, although possibly less bashful about exhibiting- “trees.”

Maddy Siiter – “Runaway” (Live on The PlayList)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou5z20jSYlk

Proctor’s Maddy Siiter performs “Runaway” on the March 26 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList.

Upcoming Maddy Siiter gigs: April 9 at Jefferson People’s House, April 12 at Pizza Luce and May 2 at Chester Creek Cafe Wine Bar during Homegrown.

Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers

https://vimeo.com/88777141

Lola Visuals produced this documentary about the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers, a program that provides hospitality to crew members of the various vessels that navigate Lake Superior and port in Duluth or Superior.

Duluth Band Profile: Clover Street Cronies

Thumbnail 2 The Clover Street Cronies combine a punk ethos with American roots music. Kyle Ollah explains the story behind the group’s video for “Look Up, Look Down That Lonesome Road.” Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Where should I get old photos copied?

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I stumbled across a great old photo of my grandfather. My siblings want copies. Where should I have it copied? I’m looking for someplace I can trust with an old and irreplaceable photo. Thanks for any advice!

Leaning Tower of Enger

Breaking News

Thanks to Eric Plumb for tipping us off on this breaking news. Fox 21 is confirming the story right now by sending someone to shoot footage of Enger Tower standing perfectly upright.

Volunteer hair cutters needed

I am a St. Scholastica nursing student looking for volunteers to cut hair at the Damiano Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Thursday, April 9. A few of our volunteers dropped out and we are in desperate need for more volunteers to make this a success. Many are not able to get a haircut even once a year due to homelessness, so it is of great need. Please contact me at nrene @ css.edu if you are interested.

Play Pac-Man through the streets of Duluth

You can play Pac-Man through the streets of Duluth on Google Maps. Cruise up Lake Avenue chomping pellets and speed down Superior Street trying to avoid Pinky, Blinky, Inky and Clyde. Click here or the image above to chomp away.

This works on desktop computers only, not mobile devices.