September 2009 Posts

Dr. Samskar has died

WayneSamskar342Former Denfeld principal Wayne Samskar died on Friday in Appleton, Wis. He was 81.

Dr. Samskar taught and was principal at several Duluth-area schools before becoming principal at Denfeld in 1970. He’s credited with helping to establish the Greater Denfeld Foundation, which awards scholarships to outstanding students.

He retired in 1984, but helped architects design Denfeld’s gymnasium addition in 1987. He was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 1996.

Tascam Tutor Needed

Looking for someone savvy with Tascam digital recording unit #DP-01FX/CD to tutor me.  I’m looking to do some home recording with the unit.  Please email me  at [email protected].  thanks

Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors Report 2009

This year’s fall colors are a bit behind due to warmer than normal weather, but should start to peak in the next few weeks. Typically the peak happens sooner if you go inland from the shore. The colors right on or near the shores of Lake Superior tend to peak a little bit later.

See Minnesota DNR’s Fall Color Finder for more info.


Free the Hikers: 59th Day Fundraiser
Sept. 27
Spiritual Deli
3 West Superior Street
4pm Hiking Meditation. Meet at Enger Tower. By donation
6-10 PM Music and Silent Auction at the Spiritual Deli. $10 at the door.
Music by James Moors, Dave Mehling, Dan Dresser and The Rez! The Spin Collective will also be performing outside. Meet family members of Shane Bauer. Free food, beverages. Enjoy a good time for a good cause!

Extreme Home Makover Party at Ace’s on 29th


Ace’s on 29th is hosting a free party celebrating Extreme Makeover Home Edition tonight. We will be offering FREE FOOD and $1 taps of Michelob Golden Draft Light in the  back room from 5pm – 8:30pm.

Ace’s on 29th is a non-smoking bar/restaurant and is a family friendly place to watch the 2 hour debut featuring our own Huber Family.

Alon Goldstein plays Duluth

What: Alon Goldstein, pianist, playing Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, Brahms’ “Intermezzi,” and Ginastera’s “Argentinian Dances” (and more)
When: October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave.
Tickets and Box Office info: $18 adults / $6 students, call 724-8115; also available at the door at 7 p.m. For shuttle bus to Mitchell, call 525-9413.


Where in Duluth?

They could have at least added a couple coils of razor wire for ambiance.

New Duluth DECC arena making progress

  • Scheduled to open Dec. 30, 2010. Grand opening celebration Dec. 31, 2010, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will perform.
  • Will seat 6,600 for men’s and women’s hockey and more than 8,500 for concerts.
  • Cost: $80 million
    50% Minnesota state funding; 1% city food and beverage tax increase will fund 27%; 12% UMD and 11% DECC.
  • Learn more here:
Duluth DECC

Duluth DECC

Where in Duluth?


Another installment of the exciting game in which, for nothing but bragging rights, PDD readers battle to be the first to identify the spot in Duluth where a select photo was shot.

Extreme Makeover Northland Style 6p.m. Free @ Zinema

cable has just been installed at the theater for TV @ THE ZINEMA. we plan on airing PROJECT RUNWAY weekly and other pop/culture phenomena occasionally and i thought we should try it out with a free screening of tomorrow’s episode of Extreme Makeover focusing on a family in the Superior. anyway, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the new theater this may be the time to dooo it.

Extreme Makeover Northland Style
Zinema 2
222 E Superior St
Sunday 9-27 6p.m Free

Rock Show At Luce Saturday Night!

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Rock Brigade will be performing with Lords of the Trident from Madison, WI in what will be hailed as the biggest rock show of this or any other year. It pleases Rock Brigade to inform you of their special guest for the evening…domo origato Mr. Roboto. You won’t want to miss this one.

Drunken Spelling Bee @ Dubh Linn

Dubh Linn's Drunken Spelling Bee

Get a FREE drink for every word you spell correctly! $1,500 in prizes!

$8 to play | FREE TO WATCH!

Beaner’s One Week Live, Day Five

Friday, Sept. 25 | 7 p.m. | Beaner’s Central | $6
The People Say Fox
The Alrights
The Fontanelles

PDD is yet again giving away a spot (x2) on the Beaner’s guest list. It’s Friday, so we’ll make it real easy this time. Be the first person to comment on this post and tongiht’s show is free for you and a guest.

Candidate Forums

Duluth School Board & City Council Candidate Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
6:00-7:15 PM School Board Forum
7:30-8:45 PM City Council Forum
Lakeside/Lester Park Community Club
106 N. 54th Ave. E.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters & the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club


At-Large Candidate Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM
Damiano Center
206 W. Fourth Street

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Community Action Duluth, Twin Ports Action Coalition, and the A.H. Zeppa Foundation

The League of Women Voters and all above sponsors are nonpartisan organizations that neither support nor oppose political parties and candidates. The purpose of these forums is to provide voters with objective information on the views held by candidates running for office so that they can make informed choices on election day.

The Glensheen Luxury Experience


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