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On Sunday, Duluthians joined about 400,000 in New York City taking part in the People's Climate March. The Northlanders may not have been in New York in person, but they participated in real time and spirit. Duluth was not the only city to join the March. Around the world, 2,808 events were held in 166 countries. The goal was to tell world leaders that the time is now for a global agreement to reduce pollution. The United Nations Climate Summit took place two day later, Sept. 23.
"Everybody in this room ... we are all individuals ... and we all have different strengths and expertise," said Laura Berner, executive director of Udac, a Duluth nonprofit. Speaking at the Chamber Ambassadors luncheon Tuesday, Berner asked audience members to raise their hands if they had heard of Udac. The majority of those in the room did so. But when Berner asked if they knew what Udac is, no hands shot up. "I've been told we are one of the best kept secrets in Duluth," she said.
The houses surrounding Portland Square in East Hillside are close, not just physically. "Everybody watched out for everybody without being intrusive," said Diane Miller, who grew up in the neighborhood. Miller now lives in Spokane, Wash. She and Denny Mickle, who now lives in Carlton, organized a reunion of a generation of kids, now senior citizens, who consider themselves as close as brothers and sisters. Some came from Lakeside, Hermantown and Morgan Park. Others came halfway across the country, as far as Washington state and Washington D.C.
I'm the type of person who prefers folk tunes and campfire music to a highbrow symphony. But for the past week Leonard Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" has been running through my head.
Tammy Walker tends container flowers on East Superior Street Aug. 8. Walker is a member of the Clean & Safe Team. "I enjoys the beauty, I like to compare it a lot to life," she said."Pruning out the weeds and things in life." She also removes trash from the flower containers. It's common to find cigarette butts in the flowers. "It's bad for plants," she said. Walker has worked with the Clean and Safe Team for 3 1/2 years. Her usual territory is First Street. The Clean & Safe Team, part of the Duluth Downtown Waterfront District, is designed to promote greater hospitality and safety.
Every month, Jitters Coffee and Tea House, 120 W. Superior St., invites an artist to hang work on the wall. “It’s just to give people space to show pieces without...
A Duluth man took a photo of Lake Superior ice in January and it won him a trip to Florida — in August. Brett Grandson is heading south as the...
On Tuesday afternoon, Jill Kaiser and Rebecca Peterson agreed to meet each other for coffee in downtown Duluth. Kaiser arrived at Jitter’s Coffee & Tea Shop first, and noticed a...
Last week was my wedding anniversary. My husband loves it when I wear perfume, but I rarely do. I feel a bit bad, because it seems like a simple way to spice up our love life. Scents and perfumes can be a conundrum for me as I have a very strong sense of smell and I sneeze easily. I consider myself “a canary in a coal mine.” Smells may not bother others, but if they bother me, I’m betting there’s some toxic ingredient.
The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce held its 45th annual Golf Classic on Monday at the Northland Country Club, with 56 teams participating. ‘It’s been a perfect golfing day,” said...