Naomi Yaeger is a freelance writer and the former editor of the Budgeteer. See her blog at www.DuluthDailyPhoto.com.
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Lorie Johnson has always cared about animals. As a child she always had rabbits, dogs and kittens. "I'd bring home strays," Lorie said. As an adult she lived a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. when she began looking for a furry friend for Queenie, her black spitz. "She was sad because another dog had just passed away," Lorie said. She looked at animal shelters in some of the low-income areas in West Virginia because she knew the need was great. "It was really a sad situation," she said of the animals living in shelters waiting for adoptions.
Budgeteer readers who enjoy Eddy Gilmore's monthly column will like his memoir, "The Emancipation of a Buried Man." The book appeals mainly to four types: those who are interested in the issue of hoarding, those who are interested childhood survival/recovery memoirs, those who like hiking, nature and camping and those who are interested in spirituality. Gilmore's book has two parts. The first, "Lost," is about his childhood and the chaos that he lived. Each chapter is headed by a silhouette of a boy with a dog, though the silhouette is upside down.
Tucked under the first floor of a 1950s rambler home on Vermillion Road is the studio of an internationally renowned watercolor painter. Cheng-Khee Chee is known for his paintings of koi fish, birds, florals, landscapes, cityscapes, and his illustrations in the children's books Old Turtle, Noel and Swing Around the Sun. A 40-year retrospective solo exhibition of Chee's work will open at the Tweed Museum of Art on Tuesday, May 12. A reception is Thursday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974 -2014" will run through Sept. 20.
A bear climbed up a tree just outside of the offices of the Duluth Budgeteer on the 400 block of West First Street. Earlier this morning the bear climbed a...
About 50 people gathered on April 21, the eve of Earth Day, to learn what various religions teach about caring for the earth. The event was sponsored by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Arrowhead Network and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth. A panel discussion was moderated by the Rev. Bruce Johnson of UUCD. The event was held in the UUC building in Duluth. (Photos by Naomi Yaeger) 0426.F.DBN.Faith Earth Day Native.jpg LeAnn Littlewolf, left, and Rev.
The 25th annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, with local galleries hosting free receptions and offering demonstrations and visits with artists.
Duluthian Steve Sydow assisted as a judge at the Ski Jumping World Cup competition at the Lahti Ski Games in Finland, March 6-8. He also went to Kuopio, Finland as a judge for the next World Cup in the circuit, Puijon Kisat, March 9-10. Sydow, who works in the Duluth shipping industry, says he got involved in judging as a way to give back back to a sport that had been good to him. "I was an athlete way back in time, ultimately reaching third in the U.S.
The energy in the room was palpable. Greysolon Ballroom was so full of guests that two extra tables had to be set up for the annual Clayton Jackson Mcghie Memorial Dinner. This year's event was named "Honoring the Past, Building the Future." Those in the crowd included leaders in education, business, government and nonprofits.
In 1965, Ellie Connolly was 17 years old and living with her family in Rockville, Ill. She recalls watching television and seeing dogs attack civil rights marchers. "We talked a lot about it at the dinner table," she said of her parents and two older sisters. "I was horrified ... and those four young girls getting bombed in Birmingham ... " March 7, 1965 is known as Bloody Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called on clergy and people of faith to support those working for civil rights.
Glen Campbell is is best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and '70s such as "Gentle on my Mind," "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Galveston." In 2012 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And on Feb. 19 in Duluth, he was a hit among moviegoers who packed the Zinema for two showings of his movie "I'll Be Me." The documentary chronicles Campbell's struggles with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. "The movie touched me deeply and brought back some of the struggles my mom and I faced when she had the disease," said Joanne Gerber.