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Eh: Rendezvous on Saturday at Lester Park

In what has become one of Duluth's largest community events, the 12th annual Lester River Rendezvous will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lester Park at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street.

In what has become one of Duluth's largest community events, the 12th annual Lester River Rendezvous will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lester Park at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street.

The Rendezvous, named after the annual gathering of Voyageur fur traders, includes a 1770s Voyageur Village, an arts and crafts fair, food booths, games, live entertainment, educational activities and fun for all ages. Free, round-trip train shuttles will run all day with stops at 26th Avenue East, 47th Avenue East and 61st Avenue East. Duluth Clinic Lakeside has offered its parking lot on 47th east for free train shuttle parking.

The Rendezvous is organized by the Lakeside Lester Park Community Association and is free and open to the public.

Gravestone still unclaimed

Maybe it was the misspelled name -- the name on a grave marker found near the Buffalo House is Gail K. Marshall (not Gale K. Marshal, as reported in Wednesday's Eh column) -- but as of Wednesday evening, no family or friends had called to claim it. Marshall only died three years ago, so staff members at the Buffalo House figure someone out there must know who she is.

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The dates of birth and death inscribed on the granite marker are 2/5/43 and 7/17/06.

If you know who Gail K. Marshall is and can help return the stone to the grave site, please call (218) 624-9901.

Sample party recipes on Monday

Want to sample some of the recipes submitted for the Duluth News Tribune's "Party Flavors" cookbook contest? Come to Johnson Mertz (4258 Haines Road, Duluth) from 1-4 p.m. Monday. Professional chefs will whip up some of our reader-recommended dishes, along with some pre-

prepared dishes made by our readers. You'll get the early scoop on who the finalists are and have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the People's Choice Award. Get those taste buds ready! It's free.

Ojibwe to gather on Madeline Island

The first Madeline Island Anishinaabeg Gathering is Friday and Saturday at LaPointe on the island. The gathering will focus on sharing and reflecting on the island's importance to the Anishinaabeg peoples.

Key presenters include Winona LaDuke, Joe Rose Sr., Tobasonakwut, Dr. Rick St. Germaine, Robert VanZile and Henry Buffalo Jr. Sessions begin Friday with a morning ceremony at Ojibwe Memorial Park by Leo LaFernier; outdoor presentations under the tent by tribal elders, historians and leaders; a lunch provided by the LaPointe Community; and a traditional feast and celebration dance in the evening with M.C. "Amik" Larry Smallwood.

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The weekend events are free and open to the public. Anishinaabeg people will receive reduced passenger ferry tickets for the event, and camping is available on the island.

For more information e-mail migathering2009@aol.com or call (715)

747-2415.

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