HEALTHY TIDBITS Port Cities Luncheon, Greysolon Ballroom
The Port Cities Luncheon this year will be at the Greysolon Ballroom located at 231 East Superior Street, Wednesday, May 8th. The change in venue is due to the water problems at the Radisson Hotel.
T... Posted on 4/17/13 at 4:47 PM
Robin Washington column: Four months after his February 1990 release from prison, Nelson Mandela and then-wife Winnie Mandela made a triumphant world tour. Their visit to Boston made that the biggest day in my career.
ROBIN WASHINGTON: The best way to describe Skydive Superior is “family.” Or maybe that’s the only way to describe it. Though the nine jumpers and two pilots involved in last Saturday’s harrowing mid-air crash were identified around the world as being a part of the Superior skydiving business, it depends on what your definition of biz is.
If you could find poetic bliss and elation in the intermittent rain, the chill of the air and the tableau of nature’s paintbrush on the fallen leaves yesterday and the Saturday before, please read on. If not, skip this and go to the next article.
The last few times I saw him, Joe Gomer really wanted to talk. I’m sure it was because, at 93 and in failing health, he knew his time was short. But I also suspect he wanted to communicate with someone who he felt had an inkling of understanding about his life and times.
It was hard to resist shouting out “Hi, Lois!” in the lakeside dining room at the Pickwick the other day. Especially since that’s what all 28 of the ladies were calling each other — except one, who, at 3 months, hasn’t quite gotten the hang of pronouncing understandable words yet.
Local historian Tony Dierckins said he knew he had to be extra careful with the facts in his keynote speech for the University for Seniors fall convocation at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kirby Rafters on Saturday.
Robin Washington column: If you participated in the 2010 U.S. Census, there’s an amazing map online that has you on it. A dot marks every person in the country, showing where we live and color-coded by race.
ROBIN WASHINGTON COLUMN: This better go right. If not, I can see Noah 18 years from now, lawyer on retainer, saying, “That’s the guy!” — the grandparent who handed him over to the person who, um, shortchanged him as an infant.
Robin Washington column: The best thing for me about the pope’s off-the-cuff comments last week concerning gay priests — or was he talking about gay people in general? — was that I got to say goodbye to a friend who’s leaving Duluth.
Robin Washington column: In my spare time, I go rappelling. Every 27 years. When Kristi Stokes of the Greater Downtown Council put out a call for rappellers to play Spider Man on Duluth’s Sellwood Building, I jumped at the chance.
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