Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays and New Year

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and new year.

We appreciate the twinkle in the cute homes in Lakeside, the lovely trees of Lester Park, and the ice sounds on the lake shore.

Hope to meet more neighbors this year.  If you have noticed in every issue since June I've added a get together type event - a tour, a hike, a service time, and a treat time.  Coming up for 2015 I'll add a game night time and a book discussion.

On January 19 I'll be showing 2 local history documentaries I made a few years ago - one is on Lakeside's early years and the other is on the West End.  The films will be shown as part of the Duluth Preservation Alliance meeting.  It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club.

By the way, I won the Superior Public Library 125th anniversary film contest.
Watch the 5 minute video here.

I'm also putting together Water Film Fest II in late January.  It will be held at UWS again.  It will include about 10 films on the topic of water and our connection to water.   Email me if you'd like to know the details of that free event.

I'm looking forward to a couple days to breath at home and not rush off to work.  We'll be eating out, watching movies, hiking, and visiting with friends and family nearby.  Most of my family is spread out in Illinois, Texas, Arizona and New Zealand.  We like that one relative is close - cousin Pearl.


Monday, December 1, 2014

15th issue is out

The Dec/Jan issue is ready and has been distributed and is online at

Each page has very local information and news of current Lakeside happenings or its past.  The calendar has dates to attend upcoming events including a Dec 15 pie with the editor (me) at Lakeshore.
Welcome 2 new businesses in Lakeside as listed on Page 3.  Good luck with the chalet on Page 1.  Learn more about a local pastor on Page 5 and a local church and its history on Page 4. Learn about how water quality of Amity/Lester is being improved thanks to efforts by the South St. Louis Co. Soil and Conservation District.

The next deadline is January 15 - earlier is preferred.  I'm especially interested in learning more about old houses in Lakeside and local book authors.  Email local photos to

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Possible a Facebook page will come this winter.