Naomi Yaeger is a freelance writer and the former editor of the Budgeteer. See her blog at www.DuluthDailyPhoto.com.
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Every once in a while, I hear new information that changes a script that I have played in my mind. For the past several decades, I had believed that my father had been rather mean to our pet cat by putting her in a burlap sack when he took her to the vet.
Life House showed off its new look Oct. 21. The agency, located at 102 W. First St., serves homeless and at-risk youth. They held a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday afternoon. Executive director Maude Dornfeld said that renovations included new signs, a new reception area and intake office that doubles as a quiet room, a security system including cameras inside and out, new flooring, a renovated kitchen and all-new furniture. "This place needs a facelift," said Shannon Hoffman, the new development director, recalling her impression when she interviewed for her job in May.
Hermantown resident LaVonne Levar shares her recipes online in a beautifully illustrated blog, pureedpzazz.blogspot.com . Recipes are accompanied with photos of bowls, placemats and garnishes that show off the colors...
Hermantown resident LaVonne Levar shares her recipes online in a beautifully illustrated blog, pureedpzazz.blogspot.com. Recipes are accompanied with photos of bowls, placemats and garnishes that show off the colors of soups and drinks. Her stats show visitors from distant locations as far as Ukraine and New Zealand.
Four women were honored by the YWCA for their contributions to the community on Wednesday.Three were named Women of Distinction: Joan Peterson, Babette Sandman and Betty Brasgala. One was honored as an emerging leader, Shunu Shrestha. The Greysolon Ballroom was fill with over 300 attendees, the majority of them women, but some men were also in attendance.
Julia Roberts does it. So does Vanna White, Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daryl Hannah, Hilary Swank and so on. On Oct. 10, a group of Duluth women were doing it over lunch hour in the building the housed the former Continental Hair Salon in Lakeside. All of these women knit or crochet. They celebrated national "I Love Yarn Day" with a flash mob of knitters in the building. Kathy Thomas, owner of Yarn Harbor at the Mt. Royal Shopping Center, organized the event to celebrate yarn. She also celebrated the fact that she just purchased the building at 4629 E.
.The smell of popcorn permeated the halls at Lakeview Christian Academy on Monday afternoon. In the gymnasium, children squealed with delight at sumo wrestling, a bouncy house and a chance to douse a teacher in the dunk tank. Outside, ponies trotted in the fenced front yard and parents gathered in a line as barbecue filled the air. The event was a Fall Harvest Fellowship for this non-denominational academy. "It's a chance for parents to sit and visit," said Angela Benson, director of marketing and special events.
So I reached a milestone birthday last week. For over two decades I anticipated what this birthday would be like. No, it wasn't a big decade birthday like 40, 50 or 60. It wasn't a magic age that I could retire, and it wasn't even a 5-year mark. I turned the same age that my father was when he died. I've always wondered how I would feel about turning that age ... 54. When he died I knew he was taken too young. But I always figured I'd make it to his age because I am relatively healthy. To me, he had been healthy and strong when I was a little girl.
School children, grandparents and public officials gathered on Commonwealth Avenue close to Stowe School in Gary-New Duluth on Monday. They accepted a $100,000 check from the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) to revitalize and transform "the shack." "The shack" is the affectionate name given to a neighborhood clubhouse. Mark Boden, chair of the Gary-New Duluth Development Alliance, said he and his friends used to hang out at the shack when they were growing up. "We are going to remodel it and it's going to become the Gary-New Duluth Recreational Center.
Canes Nicolas, former choir director at Chester Park United Methodist Church (2005-2009), was in town this past weekend to observe Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra conductor Dirk Meyer during the symphony's first concert of the season. Nicolas also visited First United Methodist Church to visit his peeps from Chester Park UMC and to show off his new wife and newborn son. His wife is Kimberly Nicolas, a native of Haiti. Their son Jaden was born Aug. 13. Nicholas attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and received a bachelor's degree in music.