Duluth Budgeteer News
Prior to founding the Budgeteer, Herb Palmer worked as a musician in the pit orchestras of movie theaters. One evening he was drumming at the Grenada Theatre and rolled the drums, frightening a young female usher who jumped into his lap. She would become his wife, Annie. In 1927 along came “The Jazz Singer” and sound films provided their own music, throwing thousands of musicians out of work. On top of that the Great Depression came along in 1929.
Adults and kids are invited to share their ideas for Lincoln Park 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 15 at the Lincoln Park Commons, 2424 W. Fifth St. in the cafeteria. A free meal will be served 5-5:30 p.m. The city wants to hear design ideas for a new playground and other park features that will be constructed in the fall of 2017. The plan is available here .
Community members will gather at Duluth City Hall at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 12 to partake in the sixth annual Mayor’s Bike Ride & Luncheon. The mayor and group will depart City Hall by bike at noon for the luncheon, which will take place at The Encounter Youth Center.
On May 13, Duluth Shimmy Mob is celebrating World Belly Dance Day on Saturday, May 13, helping to raise awareness and funds for Safe Haven and CASDA-domestic abuse shelters in the Duluth-Superior region. A Shimmy Mob is a group of dancers who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform a choreographed routine then disperse. The first performance will be at the Depot- North Shore Scenic Railroad for National Train Day between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and the second performance will be at Bent Paddle’s Festiversary between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Duluth Community Education Youth and Adult Summer class schedule is available. Programs are open to any area resident, are affordable and close to home. Learn how to relax through breathing and small movement techniques, make rubber stamped greeting cards, participate in Scrabble, sunrise yoga, swing dancing and Tai Chi. Check out computer basics for seniors during Senior Surf Day, explore Spanish language, Zumba, how to make a Sami bracelet.
Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act permits a state to apply for a State Innovation Waiver to pursue innovative strategies to provide its residents with access to high-quality, affordable health insurance.
The Budgeteer will cease to run articles at the end of this month and return to its roots as an all-advertising shopper. In June the Duluth News Tribune will launch two weeklies, the Eastern Observer and the Western Weekly, which will hit the streets June 8.
After months of collaborating with local businesses, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) students in the Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments are ready to share the results of their work. On Monday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m., the public is invited to UMD’s Civil Engineering high bay lab, 1405 University Drive, to review the progress they have made toward advancing sustainability efforts in our region.
The Soup & Civility discussion is 5:45-8 p.m. today, Monday May 1 at Denfeld High School, 401 N. 44th Ave. W. The public is invited to this free event which includes a dinner of soup and bread. The discussion and training session based on “Speak Your Peace: The Civility Project” of the Community Foundation. Tonight's session will focus on the important skill of listening.