Duluth Budgeteer News
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, high school students and community members took over the Public Schools Stadium by Denfeld High School for "Fields of Faith," a Christian student-led rally. Parents, pastors, youth workers, teachers, school administrators and community member were encouraged to join. (Photo by Lindsey Gallagher)
Those using Sixth Avenue East to travel through the Hillside may have noticed the Hillside Public Orchard at East 10th Street. A festival was held last weekend to give residents a chance to press apples from their backyard trees into cider.
The St. Louis River Water Walk begins Oct. 13, lead by Ojibwe elder Sharon Day. The walk will last approximately five days and cover 120 miles, starting in Hoyt Lakes and ending in Jay Cooke State Park. Forty years ago the St Louis River was one of the most heavily polluted waterways in the state, and in 1975 the Environmental Protection Agency declared it an 'Area of Concern.' The River's health rebounded after extensive environmental cleanups proved successful. Today, new sources of pollution threaten to destroy previous rehabilitation efforts. The St.
The Duluth Harvest Fair took place on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Depot. It was a showcase of harvest bounty grown by young people in Duluth area schools. Harvest festivals at individual schools — public, charter and parochial — were linked by this opportunity to exhibit together at the citywide fair. The Duluth Community Garden Program sponsored the event.
The Duluth Public Library announced that the One Book, One Community 2015 selection is Linda LeGarde Grover's "The Dance Boots," a collection of short stories. Three other books were candidates for the honor: "The Lighthouse Road" by Peter Geye, "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline and "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Grover is a published author, university professor and Budgeteer monthly columnist. "This is the first time the public has selected the book and the community response was outstanding," said Carla Powers, Duluth Public Library manager.
Children and adults alike lined up to get a copy of Richard Carlson's book, "The Adventures of Chipper, The Dog of Dogdom," during a book-signing after services at First United Methodist Church on Sept. 7. Ann Gumpper, illustrator of the book, was also on hand to sign copies. Carlson, a retired school principal, originally made up the stories for his daughter, who is now over 50. Chipper is a dog who knows how to read and understand words. Carlson was the principal of Ordean Middle School 1959-1965, East High School 1965-1970 and Central High School 1972-1985.
The local Pheasants Forever chapter, along with Duluth East High School students, have teamed up to create a pollinator habitat between the school and the Lakewalk. A pollinator habitat is an area with plants and other environmental aspects that attracts pollinators like butterflies.
Duluth poet Jim Johnson has been selected as the 2014-16 Duluth Poet Laureate in an open selection process by a 12-member advisory committee. For his two-year term, Johnson will receive an honorarium of $3,000 and will organize five public events. An inaugural reading and crowning ceremony will take place 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 in Somers Lounge, The College of Saint Scholastica. Johnson is the author of seven books of poetry. He has taught in the Duluth public schools and the College of St.
The Duluth Seed Library will host a free educational seed saving program for gardeners on 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 in the Duluth Public Library Gold Room, 520 W. Superior St. Grant Olson, from the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, will talk about the process of saving seeds from garden foods and how to participate in backyard preservation. "FUN!!damentals of Digital Photography," presented by Brian Rauvola, will be 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the West Duluth Branch Library, 5830 Grand Ave. While the workshop is free, space is limited so registration is required.
The second annual "Local Solutions to Poverty" candidate forum is 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6 in Trepanier Hall, 202 W. Second St. Speakers who have experienced poverty and homelessness will tell their stories and directly question the candidates in order to inform them and create accountability. Candidates present will be those running for county commissioner District 1 (Frank Jewell and Jim Booth) and Minnesota House Districts 7A (Jen Schultz, Becky Hall and Kriss Osbakken) and 7B (Erik Simonson). Candidates' discussion will run 6-7:30 with open discussion 7:30-8 p.m.