September 2012 Posts

This week: tree-planting, a hootenanny and soup


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

First of all, if you haven’t seen the calendar ad on TV yet, you can see it here. I’m liking it.

One Week Live is happening at Beaner’s all week starting tonight. Looks like a great lineup.

Soup season is upon us. You can learn the basics of soup making from scratch at the Whole Foods Coop on Tuesday.

Feed your inner Lorax and plant a tree this Wednesday at the West End Tree-planting Party.

On Friday you can learn how to make cast iron tile at the Scratch Block Workshop at the Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park and head out to a corn maze hootenanny at Engwall’s.

Martin Sexton takes his Fall Like Rain tour to Mitchell Auditorium on Saturday.

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

PDD on your TV

You might start seeing two ads for the Perfect Duluth Day Calendar on the teevee. Thanks to the people and businesses around town that helped us out.

The Minnesota Ballet
Beaner’s and Jason Wussow
Jim Ouray and the Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe
Brass Messengers
Jodi, Erika and Molly at Yoga North
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Jungle Boy Boxing and Al “Hatian Temptation” Sands
Darin Bergsven

Last Place on Earth — 1983

I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, about as far north as you could go and still be in Wisconsin. Picture Lake Superior. See where it looks like a pointing finger? We were the very tip of that finger, where Wisconsin meets Minnesota. In fact, for all intents and purposes we were Minnesota. OK. That’s just a lie I tell to make myself feel better about being from Superior, Wisconsin.

Homegrown 2013 — what are the dates?

Does anyone know the dates of next year’s Homegrown Music Festival?

Divine Intervention?

Whoa. Simonson’s got angels in the outfield.

[Photo from the DNT, on the front online page today (9/22/12). Originally from his campaign announcement day, I believe, but I can’t find that article without paying for it.]

Update on New Stuff

Noodles & Company opened at the Miller Hill Mall yesterday, according to Business North.

Shake It, the new nutritional protein shake and juice bar in West Duluth (at the former Spirit Bottle Shoppe) will open Sunday if I remember correctly what the sign by the door indicated today.

Carmody 61, the new bar/restaurant in Two Harbors that is taking over the former Viking Legends opens on Oct. 1, according to co-owner Rick Boo.

7 West Tap House, Minnesota Wine Exchange and Canal Park Brewing are all potential late October openings, according to word on the street. (We haven’t mentioned Minnesota Wine Exchange on this site before. The location will be 3 W. Superior St., the owners are Brent Johanson and Debra Fellman, and the place will have a rotating selection of Minnesota wines.)

Duluth Wedding Reception Location

My fiancé and I are searching for an affordable, yet nice, place to have our wedding reception on June 8 in Duluth. We are only having a small guest list of about 35 people.


This is a “call out” to all Duluth and surrounding area photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists. I am trying to organize a Help-Portrait event on Dec. 8 at the American Indian Community Housing Organization in Duluth.

Is the Last Place on Earth Ruining Duluth? Volume 2


The DAI is looking for an operations development manager

The Duluth Art Institute has a job opening. We are currently looking for an administrative, marketing and graphic design-savvy operations development manager. If you think you’d be a great addition to the DAI team, submit your applications materials today.

Dan Hanger gets the last word

Did anyone else catch Dan Hanger’s feelings on some footwear at the very end of tonight’s (Thursday) Fox 21 newscast?

“I don’t like boots.” … awkward silence … roll end credits.

I only wish I had the video clip.

Duluth’s New Nameless Park

So today there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new park
above the corner of the Lakewalk holding tank — a/k/a the East Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Overflow Storage Facility.

And the city is looking for citizens to come up with a name for it.

Bishops Muscling Votes

I’m concerned about a “vote this way” letter received recently from our local Catholic bishop. Urges a yes vote for the November ballot “MN marriage amendment” and that you send the “yes” group money. This church move oversteps the line in my opinion. I vote for the church to lose tax exemptions.

Air Duct Cleaning Recommendation?

Does anyone have good experience with an air/furnace duct cleaner in Duluth?

For Sale: Endion Station

Minimum bid: $200,000.

Auction to be held Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

Link to all the details.