Duluth Heights history

Eh? told you the other day about planning for the Duluth Heights neighborhood reunion.

Jim Anderson, who is spearheading the September reunion, told us about some of the things he’s looking for in advance of the event. He’s looking for any materials — newspaper clippings, photos, etc. — from the founding of Duluth Heights in 1893 through the 1960s; he has ample material from the 1970s to the present.

He’s interested in learning more about the Duluth Heights Snoop, a quarterly publication that came out during the latter part of the 1920s. He has issues from April 1927, January 1928 and April 1928. He’d like to see any other issues and find out what happened to records from the Snoop.

He’s also interested in learning more about the Fourth of July celebration that used to be held in the Heights.

If you can help, call Anderson at (218) 428-2591.

Duluth Heights reunion in the works

Calling all current and former Duluth Heights neighborhood residents: Jim Anderson is looking for you.

Planning for the third annual Duluth Heights neighborhood reunion is in the works, and Anderson is targeting people in their 50s through 70s (but everyone is invited) for the shindig. He also is looking for photos of the old neighborhood.

Give Anderson a call at (218) 428-2591 if you’re interested in the reunion.

Play Time for kids

Duluth Parks and Recreation invites parents and preschool kids to Play Time at the Duluth Heights Community Center.

The free weekly event is an unstructured, rain-or-shine chance for preschool kids and their parents to get together at one location with an onsite store of toys.

Play Time is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at the Duluth Heights Community Center, 33 Mulberry St.

Like a dog park for kids

Sometimes, parents and children just need some room. That’s the concept behind weekly playtimes scheduled at the Duluth Heights Community Center, 33 Mulberry St.

Parents and preschoolers are invited to playtime 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. The center, aside from room to play, is equipped with toys and plenty of social opportunities, much like the dog park.

For more information, contact Pamela at (218) 730-4388.

Halloween happenings

Duluth Parks and Recreation has a pair of Halloween parties open to young, costumed celebrators looking for an indoor alternative to trick-or-treating.

Young children are invited to the Duluth Heights Community Center, 33 Mulberry St., from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday for a costume show, healthy treats and games. Donations for the Play Game program will be accepted.

For kids who have been in school all day, a party will be held at the Heritage Sports Center, 120 W. Michigan St., from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday for treats, games, face-painting and a costume parade through the “slightly haunted” locker-room halls. Free public skating follows from 6:30-8 p.m. — but there are no costumes allowed on ice because the danger of falling is scary enough.