December 2012 Posts

We got one!

Our Charlie Brown tree came from the Superior Forest. My wife made it pretty.

This week: magi, poetry and candles


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

We’ve got lots of Christmas related events on the calendar right now conveniently located under one tag for your viewing pleasure.

There’s a call for models for the Zenith City Indie Wedding Show today at Clyde Iron.

You can give your input on the restoration of Chester Park at a public meeting on Tuesday.

Kyle Elden has a release party and reading for Grace Intoxicated, her new book of poetry, at Lake Avenue Café on Wednesday.

There’s a timely free DIY winterization workshop on Thursday.

LOON does an encore performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors this weekend only, Friday through Sunday, at the Scottish Rite Auditorium.

Sara Thomsen and Paula Pedersen have a release party and concert for their new CD, Winter Wanderings, at Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Pineapple Arts is having a one day candle making workshop on Sunday which would be handy for home or presents!

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

Cloud Cult – All the Things We Couldn’t See

Cloud Cult has a new album, Love, coming out on March 5. The track “All the Things We Couldn’t See” is already available to those who preorder the album at

The video was produced by Jeff D. Johnson with help filming from Cody York.

New Education Rabbit at Audubon Center for the Northwoods

We at Wildwoods are good partners with the education mission of Audubon Center for the Northwoods in Sandstone, MN. The staff there are warm, welcoming, and supportive, and have occasionally taken an unreleasable wild animal and given it a meaningful life as an education animal. Like this gal:

Five month old doe Netherland Dwarf and Lop mix. She will be representing a Eastern Cottontail rabbit since they do not tolerate captivity. She will be making appearances in MN Mammals, Animal Signs, and the Minnesota Wildlife evening program.

You have until end of day December 11th to submit a name for their new education rabbit. Visit their FB page for more info:

Local Skateboard Video

Prøve Gallery open call for art

Prøve Gallery is seeking artwork for its “Fragility” exhibition, opening Jan. 11. The show is focusing on the beauty, uncertainty and fragility of winter.

Medium Control Renovation in Canal Park

The Medium Control has an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund the renovation of a new store.

We made an old-school Super8 video so you can learn who and what the Medium Control is and more about the new store renovation in the second floor of a Canal Park building that sat empty for 20 years. We’re so excited to share this with Duluth.

The Medium Control

Lake Superior Security Force: Ice Rescue

Z’s Deli

I am hearing that Z’s Deli is going to reopen in the location that was vacated by Jalapeno Express. Anyone else hear that?

What About Us?

Norway?! Heck man, they don’t know cold!

From DNT: Bentleyville days may be numbered?

Someone always has to try to ruin a good thing

Asking for two pieces of advice

Two questions:

First: I am working with a journalism student on a news article and in it, the student mentions that a person used to work at a sporting goods store named CZ Wilson. Does that ring any bells?

Second: My daughter is an artist and has created watercolor paintings on seasonal cards (this is not an ad, don’t worry). Now, she would like to take those cards and have them printed on nice stock paper or whatever I really mean to say. Are there good local printers who do that work that people would recommend?

Thank you.

How I Met Your Mother’s PDD

Saw this ad on TV tonight.

New Minnesota Cookbook

Does anyone remember Joe Huie’s Cafe and his incredible fried shrimp? I’m finding more and more interest in Joe and the Huie family history, and over the years I’ve searched for his “secret recipe” that I remember as a kid (so many claimed to have it, but of course no one did). Just today in searching yet again for any recipe that may be similar I came across this book from an article in the Duluth Herald.

It just came out in October and there are a large number of great reviews about it, but best it includes Joe Huie’s famous fried shrimp recipe, another family member’s recipe(s) (I haven’t ordered it yet so I’m not sure how many) and a lot of other well-known Asian restaurant recipes from over the years, plus a history of how the Asian influence changed Minnesota. I can’t wait to get it!

Last year in searching I came across a Joe Huie’s Cafe menu on eBay, in brand new condition. The seller lives in California and I live in Vermont, but we are both originally from Duluth. What a small world, and it was so cool to “talk” about the old days. Joe Huie’s is one of those iconic memories that brings me back to when I was a kid on Lake Superior. Great times.

Updated, move-in-ready home for sale

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