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Duluth's Arbor Month celebration took place May 20 at the Duluth Public Library downtown. The event was a joint effort by Duluth Parks and Recreation, League of Women Voters Duluth and Duluth Urban Forest Commission.More information on Arbor Month can be found here .
Room 2404, the special education room at Denfeld High School, held its 2017 dance show May 19. Students, teachers and aides joined the stage to dance and perform karaoke to hits such as “Fight Song,” “I WIll Survive,” “Kick the Dust” and “Shake It Off” for friends and family.
In what ways do we identify the place we live? When does that place become something we call “home?” Are we called to give back? If so, how? These are questions with which I’ve often wrestled as I went about the work I did as state senator. They are the same question with which I now wrestle in my new role at the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. When does a place become a home? How do we pay it forward by giving back?
International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) offers young people the opportunity to discover themselves by discovering others. By gaining a new son or daughter, host families participate in the evolving process of promoting peace through mutual respect and understanding.
Five years ago, Detroit residents Jason Hall and Mike MacKool were laid off from their jobs. Rather than despair, they organized a weekly community bike to connect with neighbors and demonstrate their city's resilience in the face of adversity. The ride started with a few people but now attracts thousands of bicyclists every week. It’s called “Slow Roll” because it’s a slow ride, not a speed event exclusively for athletes, but open to everyone.
The YWCA Duluth's 33rd Annual Mother's Day Walk/Run took place Saturday, May 13 at Clyde Iron Works. Events included an all-women timed 5k, a 2-mile walk for whole families, a kids’ fun run and a health and wellness-themed expo. Aurora Kothe of Duluth finished first in the 5k with a time of 21:35.
The St. Louis River Alliance will hold its annual river cleanup 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 in the Superior Municipal Forest near the Archery Range. Work will take place rain or shine unless there is thunder or lightning in the vicinity.
The Duluth Ultimate Community and the City of Duluth offer free Ultimate Frisbee development sessions and games 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings on May 17, 24 and 31 at the Heritage Sports Center Turf, 120 S. 30th Ave. W. The sessions are for youth and adults ages 8 and up. The first session was May 3, pictured here. People may attend one or all of the session. Call (218) 720-4322 for more information.
Last October at the Local Solutions to Poverty Forum, political candidates met with a packed hall of people concerned about poverty in Duluth. The candidates committed to take specific actions if elected. This Friday, the community has an opportunity to follow up with recently elected state legislators and county commissioners and track progress on those commitments.