February 2011 Posts

Nuts & Bolts; Silver & Gold: In-depth tour of Glensheen offered

Not your standard house tour: get ready to explore the complexities of Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate. From the innovative to the luxurious, this is a rare opportunity to take a closer look at this national treasure on the shores of Lake Superior.

Saturday, Feb. 19
4:15 p.m. Presentation by Dennis Lamkin, president of Glensheen’s advisory council and Duluth Preservation Alliance member
5 p.m. In-depth tour begins

A fundraiser for Glensheen and the Duluth Preservation Alliance. Tickets: Limited to 60 guests; $22 per person. Available through Glensheen’s website, www.glensheen.org or by calling 1-888-454-GLEN, (218) 726-8910.

With 39 rooms, 15 bedrooms, 15 fireplaces and more than seven acres, Glensheen is a hallmark of extraordinary design. This special event will tell the story of not only the framework, but also the incredible family that created the estate.

How Pandora gets from the Choir Practice to Low

I’m always interested in how my Pandora gets to where I want it to go by just a seed. It’s like magic.

Meet Featured Photographers Nate Lindstrom and Shawn Thompson

They will both be at the Duluth Photography Institute, 405 E. Superior St., on Monday, Feb. 7, from 6-7:30 to talk about their photography exhibit. Stop on by to talk photography and see the fantastic work of these two artitsts. Free and open to the public!

Darin Bergsven at Valentini’s

Tonight!  I’ll be playing all your favorite jazz standards (such as these) while you enjoy pasta specials and half price bottles of wine. What could be better?

Wednesday 2/2 (tonight), 6-8, no cover

Early Bird Music at Chester Creek Cafe Saturday, Feb. 5!

Blue Laws are Stupid, Post #3

The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that State Senator Roger Reinert has introduced legislation that would allow Minnesota liquor stores to open on Sundays.

Story link: “Liquor on Sunday?

And we haven’t even bitched about blue laws on PDD since September. Too busy drinking to fight for our rights, I guess.

New Food Regionalism Lecture Series at University of Minnesota Duluth this Spring

Unless otherwise noted, speaker sessions begin promptly at 3:45 p.m., UMD Library Rotunda (4th Floor).

Thursday, Feb. 3: “The American Good Food Movement: Communities, Health & Social Change,” Maggie Adamek, Terra Soma Consulting

Soon, we will never leave the house

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Google plans to do for art galleries what it did for maps and street view.

I can’t wait till I can Google my groceries.

Vietnamese New Year in Duluth

Am I right in thinking that there’s a Vietnamese New Year celebration in Duluth last week, this week or next week?

Shorty Memorial Tonight

Memorial Service for
Scott “Shorty” William Nace
(1953 – 2010)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2010 · 7:30pm
R.T. Quinlan’s

Speakers, food, music, silent auction.

Fishing Superior Bay

Anybody got any good tips for ice fishing on Superior Bay off Park Point? I’ve tried it a couple times this year but haven’t had any luck. I talked to a couple people out there, but most everyone is tucked inside their fishing shelters and I hate to intrude. I’m wondering: what bait are they using? How are they rigging it? How deep are they fishing? Actively jigging or just setting tip-ups? Best time of day? I’ve heard of big walleye and even sturgeon, but haven’t seen anybody pull them up. What are they catching?

Egg coffee

Does anyone know how to make egg coffee and is it really that much better than “regular” coffee? Of course we have great coffee purveyors today, but I was just wondering about the mystique behind this Norwegian brew.


Duluth’s Charlie Parr on MN Original

Above: “Where You Gonna Be (When the Good Lord Calls You Home)”

Below: “South of Austin, North of Lyle”

What are puppy and kitten mills and why do they exist in Minnesota?

While many breeders in Minnesota act responsibly, there are dog and cat breeding facilities throughout our state with substandard or deplorable conditions. These facilities cause harm to animals, consumers and our communities. Join us for a public information session, hosted by Animal Allies, on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2pm to learn more.

Animal Allies is located at 4006 Airport Road  in Duluth.

More information posted on animalallies.net