It was far from a novel concept: Round up some volunteers, get the city and local organizations involved and make a community-wide push to keep sidewalks clear of snow. But after just two years, the Duluth Digs: Winter Mobility for All program is already a forgotten effort.
Each year as we reach the second half of October, we enter the unique period of time that I refer to as AutWin. AutWin is the interval between the dropping of most deciduous tree leaves and the time in which the forest floor is covered with snow.
For some folks, getting ready for Halloween festivities this year included an extended pumpkin run. They got on the Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s Pumpkin Patch Train and headed out to a secret location – in Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood — to pick up a free pumpkin.
With a room full of ham, chicken wings and about two dozen other food samples, the annual Taste of Hermantown will open for patrons this Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Shriner’s Building in Hermantown at 5152 Miller Trunk Hwy.
Continuing my travels through the country’s Northeast this autumn, I have been able to watch quite a change. Sometimes, changes in nature are subtle and hardly noticeable by the casual passerby. Other changes, like the annual leaf drop, are very hard to not notice.
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