The All American Club is providing the spaghetti and the Blue Water Big Band is providing the music for a fundraiser on Saturday afternoon.
The event, which is to raise money for Honor Flight Northland to take more World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., will be at the club, 1931 W. Michigan St. Spaghetti will be served from 2 to 6 p.m., and the band will serve up toe-tapping music from 2 to 4 p.m. You get it all for $10 per person.
If you’re not in to spaghetti or big band music, you still can send your donation to Honor Flight Northland at P.O. Box 7229, Duluth, 55807.
The Northland Veterans Service Committee is looking for participants for the 90th annual Memorial Day Parade in West Duluth on May 27.
Any group interested is asked to call Rosie at (218) 624-5518.
The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made “moon” in orbit, on Oct. 4, 1957, as part of the space race with the United States. Here’s a chance to relive or hear about it for the first time with a re-creation of the time’s events by “Radio Superior.”
The locally produced Wisconsin Public Radio show with Tim Michaels and Dennis Anderson will use stories from the Oct. 5, 1957, edition of the Superior Evening Telegram, mixed with a couple more throwbacks such as sports news and advertisements from Cal Sabatini and rock ’n’ roll music from that time.
The “Radio Superior” show about the 185-pound, 23-inch satellite that orbited the planet can be heard on KUWS-FM 91.3 (Superior) and WUWS-FM 90.9 (Ashland) from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday.
The Sputnik news will be followed by a re-creation with Jack McKenna and Lew Martin of May 9, 1943, when the Dionne Quintuplets were in Superior launching five “victory ships” at Butler Shipyards.
April is both the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month, and U.S. Sen. Al
Franken is hosting the poetry contest. (2012 file, Bob King / News Tribune)
Franken is hosting a poetry contest that merges the two events.
The contest is open to kids in grades K-12 who have parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts or uncles who are veterans or in the active military.
Submissions of 250 words or fewer can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Office of Sen. Al Franken, c/o Poetry Contest, 60 Plato Blvd. E., Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107. One submission per writer is allowed.
There are three age categories: grades K-6, 7-9 and 10-12. The winner in each group will be invited to a reception at Sen. Franken’s office in St. Paul.
When not training to defend our country, the Marines in the basic reconnaissance course at Camp Pendleton, Calif., like to relax by watching movies or reading. To help, 1st Sgt. David Danel is trying to make a library room filled with books and DVDs.
Now it’s time to serve them — in their pursuit of R&R. Find them some new favorites by mailing DVDs and books to 1st Sgt. David Danel; RTC, AIT Bn., SOI West; Box 555101; Camp Pendleton, CA 92055.
Money also can be donated by going to marinerecon0321.com and clicking on the PayPal “Donate” tab. Type “DVD/Book Drive” in the memo field.
The organization behind the new Gary-New Duluth Veterans Memorial is seeking your help.
The group has completed the final list of veterans for the new monument, which was dedicated last year with temporary plaques naming veterans from several neighborhoods. Before the permanent bronze plaques are cast, organizers want to have a final review of the veterans’ names for accuracy and spelling.
Review the list and report any errors to email@example.com.
The list include veterans from the communities of Gary-New Duluth, Riverside, Smithville, Morgan Park, Fond du Lac and Oliver who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam (from Dec. 11, 1961, to April 30, 1975), Desert Shield and Storm, Iraq (March 20, 2003, to Dec. 18, 2011) and Afghanistan (Oct. 7, 2001, to present). Veterans already named on the original memorial built in 1952 will not be included on the new monument.
Hollywood has the movie — the Oscar-nominated “Lincoln” — but Duluth has the signature.
Documents that marked the beginning of the Civil War are part of the current exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library in Duluth.
The free exhibit, which runs through April, features the Constitution of the Confederate States of America along with several war declaration documents from the North and South sides. Manuscripts include those penned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
Karpeles is located in a former church on First Street and Ninth Avenue East and open noon to 4 p.m. every day but Monday.
The exhibit will be followed by more documents from later in the war appearing in May.
Friday will mark 71 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. As part of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, KUWS-FM 91.3 in Superior and WUWS-FM 90.9 in Ashland will air a pair of locally produced radio programs.
“Radio Superior” will air episodes from Dec. 6 and 7, 1941, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The broadcasts recreate the news and music from the time and include the actual NBC News shortwave report from three hours after the Pearl Harbor attack. The shows will be hosted by Lew Martin, Jack McKenna and Ray Paulsen, with actors from area theaters playing the parts of the people in the news from that time. Martin was working as an on-air announcer at WDSM Radio in Duluth on Dec. 7, 1941.
The West Duluth Woman’s Club meets the first Friday of the month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave. in Duluth, for a program and lunch.
This month’s program is going to include Dan Hartman of the Veteran’s Memorial Hall and the military groups in the Duluth area from the Civil War to present.
Cost $8 and interested parties must call (218) 348-5843 for reservations.
Honor Flight Northland is hosting a reunion for the veterans it took to Washington, D.C., this year.
This trip’s a lot shorter, with an event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Denfeld High School commons area. It’s open to veterans and their spouses. Coffee, cake and juice will be served.
For more information, call Honor Flight Northland at (218) 409-6110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.