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Christmas by The Lake CD Release Party Tonight

20 Nov

 

      

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

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About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

Christmas By the Lake CD, Fundraiser

20 Nov

 

 

We’re asking for your support this holiday season by purchasing copies of the Christmas by the Lake CD! This CD features 26 songs performed by local and region artists, and all proceeds from the sale go to the non-profit Bluebird Foundation that supports kids in the arts.

Consider buying these CD’s as gifts for employees, clients or family members. Your purchase is tax deductible!

Please feel free to contact Tracy Lundeen of Duluth directly for purchases or you can attend our CD Release Party tomorrow night at the Greysolon Plaza beginning at 5 PM! There will be live performances by artists on the CD PLUS there is no admission charge!

Beginning Friday CD’s will be available at the customer service counters at all area Super One Food locations, Pam’s Hallmark and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall, Big Daddy’s Burgers and many more locations.

——————–

 

 

About the Bluebird Foundation

The Bluebird Foundation Board hopes will be the beginning of helping many area students pursue their passion for the arts. The foundations mission statement is: To be an advocate for area youth in the performing arts and to create awareness of the power of the arts to enhance self-esteem, to increase understanding of others, and to improve academic performance.

The inspiration for the Bluebird Foundation came from Audrey Lundeen, late mother of Tracy Lundeen, who he solely credits for giving him the gift of music and the arts. “She introduced us to the Bluebird of Happiness when we were very young. For the Bluebird Foundation there is no better place to start than with kids. Giving kids the gift of the arts is truly a gift that will last a lifetime, a gift of calm during storms and peace during times of troubles. The arts are truly a gift that will always keep on giving,” he states.

The Bluebird Foundation is a Minnesota Corporation and a 501 (c)(3).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BLUEBIRD FOUNDATION VISIT www.bluebirdfoundation.org

 

Christmas City of The North Parade, Festival of Trees This Weekend

19 Nov

Festival of Trees November 22-23, 2014
DECC

 

Cancer Increase, What’s New, What Can You Do

15 Nov

 

 

According to AACR’s 2014 progress report, nearly 1 in 2 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their life time. In the US. every minute in 2014 a person dies of cancer. Cancer incident world wide is predicted to double by 2035.

What have we done as citizens, a community, a state, and a nation to change this increase? The cost in 2009 was $86.6 for direct medical costs and the loss of productivity due to premature deaths is $130.0 billion dollars.

The question is, should we do business as usual? I was discussing research with my son and what is wrong with it in this point and time. All research should be stores and shared from a Cloud or an accessible server by all. Some are doing the same research that others are doing. The only way from a mathematical point of view is to know what has been done, what has not been done, and of course all of the details. Charting is important.

Cancer is the leading cause of disease among U.S. children.

1 in 22 people today is a cancer survivor in the United States. That is 14.5 million survivors.

Did you know that 50% of cancers are diagnosed in people ages 65 and older?

What has improved? From August 1, 2013 to July 31. 2014, the FDA has approved 6 new anticancer therapeutics, 5 new uses for previously approved anticancer therapeutics, 2 new uses of imaging agents, and 1 new use of a screening test according to AACR. The new use of the previously approved test for detecting the cancer-causing pathogen HPV gives patients a new cervical cancer screening option. The imaging agent, gadobutrol (Gadavist), which can improve the visualization of breast cancer on the MRI is new. Then there is the imaging agent that helps surgeons to identity the lymph nodes in head and neck cancers.

Give donations to: The American Association for Cancer Research, 615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404

Research has lead to 45 FDA approved therapies that target specific molecules involved with cancer, five approved therapies that work by reversing specific epigenetic abnormalities, have lead to 10 anticancer therapies. I think what is really interesting tit that knowledge of estrogen and testosterone are systemic factors for breast and prostate cancer and it has lead to the development of 17 anti-hormone therapies to treat patients.

New is the immuo-therapies that harness your own immune system to eliminate their cancer cells. It makes me wonder if chemo will be replaced by this in many cases. There are cases where these work by enhancing T-cell function. Drugs such as Vervoy and pembrolizumab, adoptive T-cell therapies, DCVAX-L, obinutuzumab, interlukein-2, onocolytic virotherapeutics. These therapies work different in different patients. That I why I think the human genome study is so important. 

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What Can You Do? (We need MORE preventative methods.)

-increase your physical actitvity

-eat a healthy diet,

-develop a cancer screening program with your physcian

-use preventive mediciens and vaccines

-eliminate tobacco exposure

-reduce sun exposure

What does AACR say about increasing our rate of progress against cancer? They say we need to sustain cancer research, develop the workforce of tomorrow, enhance patient engagement and awareness, advance regulatory science and policy, and promote evidence based prevention strategies.

They will be at the San Antonio world wide conference in December. I have gone to this conference twice, and it is amazing. This organization has 34,000 labs and is in 90 countries. They are present at 20 conferences and much more. They were founded in 1907, the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated toward advancing cancer research, finding a way to prevent cancer, and cure cancer. www.AACR.org, www. CancerProgressReport.org

 

What Causes Cancer? What Can Prevent Cancer?

14 Nov

 

 

I am thinking that I soon need to renew my AACR membership. The initials stand for American Association of Cancer Research. They do a lot of top notch research in this county. In their 2014 progress report it tells the cancer growth factors or key influences.  Don’t you just wonder what causes cancer? Especially if so many folks get the disease.

Causes of Cancer According to AACR:

1.changes in mutations or genetic material

-our normal cells are influenced by disruptive behavior that effect survival, multiplication and lead to the big c word.

2.systemic factors

-we are influenced by hormones, nutrients and that can effect the growth of cancer

-you are wondering about too many hormones, well just in breast cancer 2/3′s is hormone driven

-hormones are influenced by toxins, chemicals, ingredients in cleaning products and in food and our environment

-How much research is being done in this area? Very little.

3.cancer ells can cause growth of the blood and lymphatic vessels in your

-cancer loves it when there is little oxygen and they can take over

-cancer cells love when they can be in charge of the neighborhood, provide the growth, make their own distant routes or metastasis

4.there are epigentic marks, on the DNA and histones

-when the regions of the genome are changed this can cause cancer

5.immune systems can identify cancer cells, eliminate cancers cells, suppress cancer cells, or even permit formation of tumors

-chemo has been known to tear down your immune system, suppress it

-chronic inflammation can cause your immune system to not work

-certain foods and conditions can cause chronic inflammation in your body

6.protein matrices

-our cancer cells can be influenced the the neighborhood, the influences, the processes, the matrix

 

Ways To Prevent Cancer by AACR:

Stop Smoking-Cancer is preventable in 33% of the cases.

Being Obese-This accounts for 20% of the cases. It is important to not be obese or overweight.

Cancer Causing Pathogens-This accounts for 16% of the cases. The Dr. Susan Love Foundation has done some interesting work in this area.

Physical Inactivity accounts for 5% of the cancer diagnosis.

Diet consists of 5% of the cases of cancer. Poor dietary habits.

Ultraviolet Light accounts for 2% of the cases. This is exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning devices.

 

 

Christmas City of The North Parade, Festival of Trees and More

14 Nov

Festival of Trees November 22-23, 2014
DECC

 

Lutefisk Dinners

11 Nov

If you love lutefisk more is coming to the Duluth area.

December 3 is the famous lutefisk, salmon, and meatball dinner at First Lutheran Church.

Decmber 6 is the Elim Lutheran Church Lutefisk dinner

 

National Dragon Boat Racing Books, Local Writer

09 Nov

Peggy Anderson, Coordinator of Circle of Hope wrote the first chapter in the first book a few years back. This is a national book. Recently she wrote the 10th chapter in the newly published book. Circle of Hope has two teams, The Many Faces of Breast Cancer Teams I and II that are survivors and supporters of breast cancer. The book is a fundraiser for the Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing team. It was published in Florida.

This years chapter includes reflections from Peggy Anderson, team captain, Kim Storms song, info about the non-profit, Barb Hoag and reflections. It includes past team mates: Peggy Rydberg, Tammy Graves Miller, Tracy Plunkett, Annie Lufholm. It also includes The National Breast Cancer Coalition and Susan G. Komen Minnesota. Except for Wisconsin, it is the only team in Minnesota with a chapter in the book. peggy@circleofhopeduluth.org

 

Today, the 8th, Over 200 Crafters at Craft Sales, Duluth-Hermantown, Home made Items

08 Nov

There are some great  church annual craft sales, today, November 8th in Duluth and Hermantown. There are actually 4 churches raising money on the 8th.  Help raise money for these worthy church causes. There are over 200 crafters many crafters involved all together. Lots of home made items, not store boughten.

The Coppertop Church 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m.), November 8th, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth

Go to the lower level. Get their early. Parking is a at a premium. This  church does so much for our community from Ruby’s Pantry, Pie Sales and so much more. I would have to write a book on it! They are amazing.

This annual Coppertop Church or First United Methodist Church Fundraiser is a keeper…on your calendar. There are over 60 crafters. This craft sale has been around for years. I remember buying mittens one year for $3.00!!!

Coppertop Craft and Bake Sale

9am – 2:30pm Saturday, November 8

All proceeds of this United Methodist Women (UMW) event go to world, national, and local mission work. (All crafters money goes to the crafters trying to make a living.)

This is a great hands-on ministry of our church. Plan to be a part of this long and successful tradition.

(I know Circle of Hope totally supports what they do in our community. Circle of Hope will be having their clothing sale there the last Saturday in March (the last Saturday). These are really good people doing great things in our community and world. )

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Holy Rosary Holiday Craft Sale-This is their annual sale, and it has been around for as long as I can remember. My own children went there off and on as students. I found some really great home made items, gifts that are unique, not store bought. This is a fundraiser for the church.

Holy Rosary (school)

2801 E 4th St Duluth MN 55812 Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This craft sale has been around for years, even when my kids went to school there. They have unique items.  Lilly and Sophia will be there. I remember three floors of vendors, and I am going there. This is a church fundraiser so support them. They have over 75 crafters!!!

 Holiday Craft Sale

  • Description: Annual Craft Sale is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the Cathedral. More than 75 vendors sell their crafts at Holy Rosary School

They are a leader and do great work in our community. I support what they do!

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 219 N. 6th Avenue East, Duluth is having a fall Bazaar  from 9-1 pm. on Saturday, the 8th. There will be a bake sale, country store, Hillside bookstore, fashion tag sale, jewelry and soap. There is a lunch served from 11-1 pm. I admit I have never been to this one but I do know people who belong or attend this church. Some really mover and shakers. You may need to get there early as this one ends earlier.

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Also the  Herman town Community Church located at 4880 Maple Grove Road has over 50 vendors on this same date. The time is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. I have to admit I have never gone to this one but I heard it is really great!!!

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Other Church Sales Coming up in November and December but not as many on a Saturday.

 

Over 200 Crafters at 4 Local Churches, Today Saturday, the 8th

07 Nov

There are some great  church annual craft sales, today, November 8th in Duluth and Hermantown. There are actually 4 churches raising money on the 8th.  Help raise money for these worthy church causes. There are over 200 crafters many crafters involved all together. Lots of home made items, not store boughten.

The Coppertop Church 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m.), November 8th, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Questions, call 1.218.727.5021.

Go to the lower level. Get their early. Parking is a at a premium. This  church does so much for our community from Ruby’s Pantry, Pie Sales and so much more. I would have to write a book on it! They are amazing.

This annual Coppertop Church or First United Methodist Church Fundraiser is a keeper…on your calendar. There are over 60 crafters. This craft sale has been around for years. I remember buying mittens one year for $3.00!!!

Read the message in their newsletter to members:

Coppertop Craft and Bake Sale

9am – 2:30pm Saturday, November 8

Thank you for all your donations and help in years past. Working together again, let’s make this another great day! All proceeds of this United Methodist Women (UMW) event go to world, national, and local mission work.

Finally, mark your calendar and come to the bazaar on Saturday, November 8, 9am – 2:30pm. I am going there this year.

This is a great hands-on ministry of our church. Plan to be a part of this long and successful tradition.

(I know Circle of Hope totally supports what they do in our community. Circle of Hope will be having their clothing sale there the last Saturday in March (the last Saturday). These are really good people doing great things in our community and world. )

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Holy Rosary Holiday Craft Sale-This is their annual sale, and it has been around for as long as I can remember. My own children went there off and on as students. I found some really great home made items, gifts that are unique, not store bought. This is a fundraiser for the church.

Holy Rosary (school)

2801 E 4th St Duluth MN 55812 Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

There are some great  church annual craft sales, November 8th in Duluth and Hermantown. There are actually 4 churches raising money on the 8th.  Help raise money for these worthy church causes. There are over 200 crafters many crafters involved all together. Lots of home made items, not store boughten.

The Coppertop Church 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m.), November 8th, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Questions, call 1.218.727.5021.

Go to the lower level. Get their early. Parking is a at a premium. This  church does so much for our community from Ruby’s Pantry, Pie Sales and so much more. I would have to write a book on it! They are amazing.

This annual Coppertop Church or First United Methodist Church Fundraiser is a keeper…on your calendar. There are over 60 crafters. This craft sale has been around for years. I remember buying mittens one year for $3.00!!!

Read the message in their newsletter to members:

Coppertop Craft and Bake Sale

9am – 2:30pm Saturday, November 8

Thank you for all your donations and help in years past. Working together again, let’s make this another great day! All proceeds of this United Methodist Women (UMW) event go to world, national, and local mission work.

Finally, mark your calendar and come to the bazaar on Saturday, November 8, 9am – 2:30pm. I am going there this year.

This is a great hands-on ministry of our church. Plan to be a part of this long and successful tradition.

(I know Circle of Hope totally supports what they do in our community. Circle of Hope will be having their clothing sale there the last Saturday in March (the last Saturday). These are really good people doing great things in our community and world. )

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Holy Rosary Holiday Craft Sale-This is their annual sale, and it has been around for as long as I can remember. My own children went there off and on as students. I found some really great home made items, gifts that are unique, not store bought. This is a fundraiser for the church.

Holy Rosary (school)

2801 E 4th St Duluth MN 55812 Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This craft sale has been around for years, even when my kids went to school there. They have unique items.  Lilly and Sophia will be there. I remember three floors of vendors, and I am going there. This is a church fundraiser so support them. They have over 75 crafters!!!

 Holiday Craft Sale

  • Description: Annual Craft Sale is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the Cathedral. More than 75 vendors sell their crafts at Holy Rosary School

They are a leader and do great work in our community. I support what they do!

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 219 N. 6th Avenue East, Duluth is having a fall Bazaar  from 9-1 pm. on Saturday, the 8th. There will be a bake sale, country store, Hillside bookstore, fashion tag sale, jewelry and soap. There is a lunch served from 11-1 pm. I admit I have never been to this one but I do know people who belong or attend this church. Some really mover and shakers. You may need to get there early as this one ends earlier.

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Also the  Herman town Community Church located at 4880 Maple Grove Road has over 50 vendors on this same date. The time is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. I have to admit I have never gone to this one but I heard it is really great!!!

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Other Church Sales Coming up in November and December but not as many on a Saturday.