August 2012 Posts

Wedding and reception at Park Point Beach House?

I recently got engaged and I want to have the ceremony and reception at the Park Point Beach House next August. I cannot find on the internet any way to do this. Please help!

Jimi Cooper’s Private Guitar Lesson Studio

Opening in September. Check out the new website

Looking for a few good Trojans

The Duluth Central Trojans All-Team Basketball Reunion is set for Oct 26 and 27. We’re still trying to locate former players (boys and girls), cheerleaders and fans. The reunion committee is also looking for Duluth Central basketball memorabilia: photos, programs, etc.

We already have an old-timers game set and we will meet with legendary Central coaches after the game hosted by former Trojan and current mayor Don Ness.

For all the details go to:

Duluth Album Releases in 2008

Number One Common
Secrets Lies and Alibis
(Jan. 1)
Available on Bandcamp

Tangier 57
Last Night Never Happened EP
(March 7)
Available on Bandcamp

The Keep Aways
(March 7)
Available on Bandcamp

Two Many Banjos
Trouble in Paradise
(April 23)
Available on CD Baby

Where in Duluth?

Roadside Eggs

Does anyone by chance know of a decent, reliable source of farm-raised eggs in the area, outside of the the Whole Foods Co-op? I grew up in an area where the roadsides were dotted by eggs-for-sale signs. I recently moved back to Duluth, and am on the hunt for eggs again.

PDD Poll: How Much Heat?

The stereotype maintains that it’s hard to get spicy restaurant food around here because so many people prefer their food on the mild side. Where do you stand?

How spicy do you like your restaurant food?

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I shot episode 6 of my ninja web series at Lester River

[This post originally contained an embedded video that is no longer available at its source.]

This is pretty boring, but I love seeing the river in black and white.

Adam Swanson paintings at the Zeitgeist

Thirty-five of Adam Swanson’s paintings are on display at the Zeitgeist Arts Café here in Duluth for the next several weeks. Last night I caught the opening and found his work as vibrant as ever. I encourage friends of the arts to check it out. Here’s a short introduction to the artist for those who don’t know him.

Danecdote – The Departure (2012)

Duluth and the North Shore in Aug/Sept issue of National Geographic Traveler

“Road trips up the Minnesota shore of Lake Superior begin in Duluth, an industrial harbor town at the southern end of a wooded triangle called the Arrowhead and two-lane Highway 61. Also called North Shore Scenic Drive, the paved boundary between woods and waters delivers views of the ancient volcanic basalt cliffs that plunge into Lake Superior, so vast it merges with the sky on the horizon. At the turn of the 20th century, outbound ships loaded with northern Minnesota’s prized iron ore ranked Duluth among the U.S.’s busiest ports.”

Road Trip: Northern Minnesota

Hartley Trail Signage

I rode the mountain-bike trails at Hartley yesterday and could not help but notice the lack of directional signage. Is there a reason why? Is it to keep the area as natural as possible? Lack of funds? Or the locals know where to go and piss on the newbees?

Great time to start piano lessons

The start of the school year is coming up pretty quickly. It’s a great time to start taking piano lessons. I’ve been a piano teacher for 18 years, and moved here from Chicago, where I taught full time, about a year ago. I’m looking for students for my growing studio.

I’ve also recently moved to a house within the city of Duluth. I’m now in a great, easily accessible spot which I would love to disclose to anyone in a private email. I’m posting a link to my hastily thrown together website that has a bit more information about me and my methods. You can find personal contact information there. I’d love to talk to you personally to discuss details of lessons, so give me a call or shoot me an email — both of which you can find on my website!

This week: penguins, snowmobiles and pride


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Do you like paintings of penguins? Do you like paintings of bicycles? Do you like paintings of penguins on bicycles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, hie thee to Adam Swanson’s opening at the Zeitgeist Arts Café today.

Wild Bill’s Run relates the story of Bill Cooper of Willow River, who planned a trip on snowmobiles from Minnesota to Moscow in the early ’70s. It’s the next offering on the Explorers Club at the Zinema 2 on Tuesday.

Get a head start on winter with free Open Ice Skating at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center on Wednesday.

And, of course, get your Pride on Saturday!

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know!`

Welcome to downtown Two Harbors!