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Duluth on Google StreetView?

Duluth on Google Street View

Spooky Menards

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I ventured out to the brand-spanking-new Menards in Hermantown today. I wandered through about half the store, and around every corner the same thought crossed my mind: Holy cow, this is so spookily identical to the West Duluth Menards, I’m expecting to see the I-35 viaduct in front of me when I walk out the door.

Now, I know big chains have cookie-cutter stores, but if you go from, say, one Target to another, there generally are some pretty significant differences in layout, displays, etc. The big, new Menards in my Wisconsin hometown is very different from the West Duluth store. But that’s not the case in Hermantown. It’s eerie. Everything I saw – pet supplies, seeds, insulation, garage-door openers, checkout lanes – was in exactly the same proximity to each other as in the West Duluth store. There are a few cosmetic differences – but not much.

What makes this even more odd is that – correct me if I’m wrong – the West Duluth store was adapted to fit the old Shoppers City structure, so conceivably that should have been kind of a unique setup in the Menards chain. Maybe the company really liked it and wanted to duplicate it. In any case, go see the identical twin Menards for yourself.

Not sure if it Means Austin Only

—–Original Message—–

To: Austin area Web Professionals

From: Bill Cullifer, Executive Director – World Organization of Webmasters
(WOW)

Re: Call for Participation: Web Professional Interviews

The eleven year non-profit professional association WOW
(http://www.webprofessionals.org) is seeking to interview a handful of area Web professionals for its series of blogs and websites. We are interested in knowing how life is today and how you manage your day. If you can spare 5-10 minutes please contact me at [email protected]

Also, if you’re in need with staying current on Web trends check out the Web Professional Minute podcast at http://www.webprominute.org

In return for your time we will send you a new Web book.

Bill

Best,

Bill Cullifer
Executive Director
World Organization of Webmasters (WOW)
www.joinwow.org
[email protected]

Remember the ‘Moon for the Misbegotten’ review?

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limited edition c&t shirts at saturday’s show

just wanted to let everyone know we’ll have a limited edition (20 or so) cars & trucks t-shirt available at the ides of march show on saturday.

we should have s-xl with various colors available.

$10 gets you one of these sweet fuckin’ masterpieces.

half of all the proceeds are being donated to animal allies.

we’ll also have some handy dandy silkscreened posters as well. those will be free, but we’d be more than happy to take donations if you’re interested in helping some animals.

‘Moon’ opens tonight!

Come support theater and your community! We need to fill the seats….misforgotten2

Renegade Comedy Night

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Looking for some cheap laughs this Friday night? Come to PeasantWorks Porch above Hell’s Kitchen in Canal Park for an evening of improv comedy for only $5!

The area’s finest improv comedians provide high-caliber hilarity right off the top of their heads based on suggestions by you.

The show’s at 8pm; we can’t wait to see you there!

What are you doing for dinner?

Love Wins Sticker from Hillside Community Church

Love Feast Wednesday at Hillside Community Church 6-8 pm

Good food, good music, good company.  No expectations, no pressure, no judgment, only love.  I wouldn’t be telling you about it if I wasn’t planning on going myself.  We meet in the Historic Shrine Auditorium across from the friendly Cozy Bar and the CJM memorial.  Kids and big appetites welcome.  Oh … and if you play your cards right you might even be able to get one of these snazzy bumper stickers.  See you there.

Love, JP

Weather Channel in Duluth

Weather Channel in Duluth Today

Weather Channel in Duluth Today

2009 YWCA/YSC Mother’s Day Walk/Run

25th Anniversary of the Mother\’s Day Walk/Run

To register for the 2009 Mother’s Day Walk/Run, visit our website at http://ywcaduluth.org

MN Fathers Forever 3.21.09

MN Fathers Forever
Connecting fathers and children.
Saturday, March 21st
at 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 – 14th Street, Cloquet, MN

Oscar Reed Former Vikings "Purple People Eater"
Keynote speaker former Vikings great Oscar Reed plus a meet and greet with 2008 NCAA Div 2 champs UMD Bulldogs.
Possible Drivers License reinstatement and/or waiver of a portion of past due child support
Movie “Smoke Signals” –
Child support modification assistance
Legal information and assistance
Lunch available
Informational booths

Limited transportation provided by AEOA to those living in
the Duluth area – Call Boyz II Dadz to coordinate (218) 391-8330

Free child care available during event – Call: 1-800-662-5711 ext. 262

Hope to see you there,

Love JP

“Toast the Arts ~ Taste the Wine”

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“Toast the Arts ~ Taste the Wine”

Wine Tasting, Silent and Live Auction Event Benefiting  CHOICE, unlimited’s ARTS Program

 

Northland Newscenter’s Cheif Meteorlogist George Kessler will be the Master of Ceremonies!

KeyPort Liquor is providing the wine and expertise!

It’s at the fancy Northland Country Club and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Bid on fabulous things in the silent and live auction!

And all proceeds benefit CHOICE, unlimited’s ARTS Program!

WHAT: “Toast the Arts ~ Taste the Wine”

WHERE: Northland Country Club

WHEN:   March 12, 2009

                 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

 COST:    $25.00 per ticket

 

Tickets can be purchased at KeyPort Liquor, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, CHOICE, unlimited, or at the event.

Call 218-724-5869 or visit www.choiceunlimited.org for further information.

About CHOICE, unlimited: CHOICE, unlimited is a non-profit organization supporting individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of employment and community inclusion.

About the ARTS Program: CHOICE, unlimited’s ARTS program provides professional instruction in visual arts, dance, and acting.  BOLD-choice Theatre Company, part of the ARTS program, creates and tours disability awareness productions providing unique performances for community and student audiences.  

Duluth on Al Jazeera

See ‘Moon’ and support your community.

n7839079454_341597_35373Revival performances of last years critically aclaimed “A Moon For The Misbegotten” by Eugene O’Neill to benefit The Duluth Bethel Port Rehabilitation Center for Men.
Starring Jim Neumann, Carolyn LePine, Zachary Stofer, Nathan St. Germain and Cody Ryder
Directed by Molly O’Neill
Six performances March 12-14 March 19-21 7:30 pm

$10.00
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO DULUTH BETHEL PORT REHABILITATION CENTER FOR MEN.
Alan Zeppa and the Zeppa Foundation donated Teatro Zuccone for this event.

Smoking

Adolf Hitler was a heavy smoker in his early life-he used to smoke 25 to 40 cigarettes daily-but gave up the habit, concluding that it was a waste of money.In later years, Hitler viewed smoking as “decadent” and “the wrath of the Red Man against the White Man, vengeance for having been given hard liquor”, lamenting that “so many excellent men have been lost to tobacco poisoning”. He was unhappy because both Eva Braun and Martin Bormann were smokers and was concerned over Hermann Göring’s continued smoking in public places. He was angered when a statue portraying a cigar-smoking Göring was commissioned. Hitler is often considered to be the first national leader to advocate nonsmoking.

Wikipedia: Anti-tobacco movement in Nazi Germany

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