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There was a gravesite to visit. Maybe he took a jaunt by the old family home. And a motorcycle ride to Hibbing? Or somewhere. What did Bob Dylan do while in Duluth? With the fanciful hope of just maybe interviewing him, the Budgeteer traced his steps. Here is a timeline, as best as we could construct. Not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions -- especially if he was in your living room. Friday It was quitting time and my stomach was growling, but just before leaving work I phoned a friend who told me in the past that he had some connections with people who have connections.
Music reverberated up Fifth Avenue West on Wednesday evening as the Centerville All Stars played in the Radisson's Bowery Brothers outdoor patio during a grand reopening party. Inside the hotel hors d'oeuvres were served.
Faces and family dynamics capture Anne Labovitz's attention. The manifestation of that is in two gallery exhibitions of the Duluth-bred artist -- portraits at the Tweed, and at Lizzard's downtown, paintings of the lake and of hearts. The Budgeteer tagged along on Tuesday as Anne Labovitz conducted a walk-through at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Tweed Museum of Art in preparation for the opening reception of "Composite Portraits," which at press time was scheduled for Thursday, June 6.
U.S. Merchant Marine veterans, current seafarers and maritime industry stakeholders gathered for lunch at the DECC on Wednesday, May 22, to celebrate National Maritime Day. The executive director of the American Great Lakes Ports Association, Steven A. Fisher, gave the keynote address. He spoke about the recent efforts those in the Great Lakes shipping industry have taken to help the public understand the maritime business. While Duluth media has traditionally given positive press to the shipping industry, Fisher said press in other cities along the Great Lakes and St.
Diane Kettelhut was named the 2013 Port Cities Woman of the Year at the 65th annual Port Cities Luncheon, which was Wednesday at the Greysolon Ballroom. Kettelhut was nominated by Essentia Health Miller Dwan Auxiliary, Viewcrest Health Center and Franciscan Health Center. She has been a member of the Essentia Health Miller Dwan Auxiliary since 1986. She is the manager of the Miller Dwan Gift Shop and will begin her term as the president of the Miller Dwan Auxiliary this month. Almost 150 attended the luncheon.
Visit Duluth held their annual membership luncheon meeting on Tuesday, commemorating National Travel and Tourism Week, and Travel Rally Day. National Travel & Tourism Week runs from May 4 until May 12. And Travel Rally Day was Tuesday. According to a statement from Visit Duluth, "Each year at this time, our industry trumpets the fact that travel is the lifeblood of local communities and helps our economy grow." The luncheon was held at the Greysolon Ballroom.
Duluth and the surrounding areas need to nurture the aviation sector because it has a big impact on local economy. That's according to Mike Lundstrom, chairman of the Northern Aero Alliance, speaking at this month's Duluth Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Luncheon about the impact of the aviation industry locally.
Duluthian Judy Gordon says her late husband Gary Gordon dreamed of bringing peace to the Middle East. He even led a group of Duluthians to Israel in 1996. On that trip, she says, Jews opened their homes to Muslims. Judy says she just wants to bring peace to Duluth. She is a member of the working committee of the Oreck Alpern Interreligious Forum, but said she didn't necessarily want to just study text.
With his old record players and vinyl records, Virg Boehland captures the attention of music aficionados -- and science enthusiasts as well. A retired Proctor schoolteacher, Boehland gave his presentation "Music Through the Years" at Duluth's First United Methodist Church after services earlier this month, invoking Thomas Edison to capture the attention of science buffs.
Martinis are certainly not for Girl Scouts. Neither are tamer-sounding lemontinis. But when the ingredients include Thin Mints or Lemonades, it helps if you know a scout from whom to buy a box or two. "They're using actual Girl Scout Cookies. They're really on board," Kelly Prosen, corporate and foundations specialist for the Girls Scouts Lakes and Pines Regional Office, said of the Kitchi Gammi Club's culinary staff. For 10 years, the Girl Scouts have sponsored a free leadership lunch.