Guide to Grand Avenue: Pet-Friendly Businesses

Let’s face it, there are very few places we go where we don’t want to bring our pets. Thanks to these Grand Avenue businesses, we no longer have to leave our furry friends at home while gallivanting […]

Happy Hour Hounds

Tito’s Vodka offers “Vodka For Dog People” philanthropy program for lovers of vodka and, of course, pups. If heaven is real, it must include two things: vodka and dogs. And thanks to Tito’s Vodka, we now […]

10 Tips For Your Trip To The Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair, which once again commences Aug. 22 thru Sept. 2, 2019, is a big deal. When you look at gross sales, you could say it is the biggest restaurant in the world. […]

Isn’t That Grand?

On its own, it’s just an avenue; it’s the businesses that make it grand. The owners of four Grand Avenue businesses share why it’s worth your while to stop in. Walking down Grand Avenue, there […]

Quebec’s Stellar Sisters

Montreal, the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (following—duh—Paris), blossomed along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, where French voyageur Jacques Cartier first beached his boat in 1535. His home still anchors the waterfront, […]

Duluth Superior Pride 2019

Once again, the Duluth Superior region in Northern Minnesota will be breaking out the rainbows for its annual Pride celebration. Through Sept. 1, enjoy a wide array of fun events at Duluth-Superior Pride: Mayors Reception […]

From The Editor: Fur And Fancy Free

“Animals are such agreeable friends: they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”– George Eliot Sometimes, in this crazy, unpredictable world, pets are the key to turning that frown upside down. Never judgey, and always […]

Everyday Drama: Day of the Dolphin

About a year ago, I started reading a book about attempts by human researchers to communicate with dolphins. Most of these experiments—in typical human fashion—have been stupid and dangerous to the dolphins.  In one famous […]

Smooth Sailing At The Waters

Thinking about retirement communities, most of us don’t imagine spas, classes, and a campus in the middle of a thriving part of the city. But The Waters of Highland Park is not your run-of-the-mill retirement […]

A Word In Edgewise: Once Upon A Time Is Now

There’s some flap about Disney’s decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in its live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Bailey is black, and some insist Ariel has always been a red-headed white gal… or fish, but […]

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