Beverly Godfrey Posts

Homeschooling Information Night

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
7-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble at Miller Hill Mall

Northland CORE hosts “Homeschooling Information Night” and will lead a discussion with experienced homeschooling parents. Topics will include Minnesota laws, registering students with local school districts, methods of homeschooling, testing, support groups or whatever else comes up!

When spelling matters


From the Duluth News Tribune website: The top searched item is “Hells Angles.”

Hells Angels = badass bikers

Hells Angles = badass mathematicians?

Guys and Dolls Jr. update

I posted before about Guys and Dolls Jr. at the Duluth Playhouse, so I want to pass along the info. that the Saturday 1 p.m. show has been canceled because of slow ticket sales. The show will go on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

I heard some people speculate that parents might think this isn’t a show that kids would like, but the “Jr.” versions of Broadway shows are adapted for children to perform and see. It’s cute, funny and musical. Just not at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Identical cousins?


I was at 26th Avenue East and London Road when I saw these two cars. They’re a little unusual, so I thought it was funny to see two together. The question that lingers for me: Is it possible these people are together? Do friends ever buy the same kind of car so they’ll match?

Guys and Dolls Jr. at the Duluth Playhouse


The Duluth Playhouse presents “Guys and Dolls Jr.,” an evening of song, dance and fun for families! You remember the song “Luck Be a Lady,” right? Well, this is that show! It’s presented by the children’s theater summer intensive camp on the playhouse’s main stage, and the cast is all kids.

Thursday & Friday, June 25-26 at 7 p.m.;

Saturday, June 27 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.;

Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: call 218-733-7555 or visit

Students: $7 Adults: $9

Only five shows!

Now hiring


The Last Place on Earth wants you to get your resume ready.

Weather report


About 4:30 Tuesday in the Kenwood neighborhood.

Straws = fun


5 bedroom, 3 bath, view of bocce courts


Several years ago I took my kids to the playground at Wheeler Field. We went into the clubhouse for a bit, and I read the signs that explain the history of the place and the Wheeler family. We went back outside, and I got into a time-traveling kind of mood, imagining moving away from the places I know for this vast wilderness, running a pioneer’s household without the help of other women, giving birth to babies here. This mind trip was made easier by looking at the huge, wooded hill behind us. “This is what it would have looked like to her, too,” I imagined.

But that’s not the case anymore. I was there on Tuesday, and saw this house being built. It’s too late for me to take a “before” picture, but I looked it up on google maps. I can’t see where the road to the house would be, but I guess it’s connected to Skyline.

I don’t usually feel like development is bad. My house is on developed land, right? Who am I to tell someone else they can’t have a house, too? But being witness to the first sticking-out-like-a-thumb house on this hill makes me sad. I suppose by the time my kids are grown, the hill will be full of houses.

The Full Monty opens Thursday

The Full Monty at the Duluth Playhouse

The Full Monty at the Duluth Playhouse

I saw a preview of the Duluth Playhouse production of “The Full Monty” tonight. It’s really funny! It’s a musical with some interaction with the audience. How naked are they? I’ll never tell, but I will say that I saw Pat Kelly as I’ve never seen him before. Call 733-7555 for ticket information or visit Shows are Thursday, March 19th to Sunday, April 5th, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.