Tag Archives: Coppertop

FUMC “Coppertop” gardens

Do you notice the cornerstone with the year on the wall?

Pretty Peonies at church gardens

The First United Methodist Church on Skyline Parkway A.K.A. “The CopperTop,” Has several gardens. I’m guessing about 7, but I might be wrong. I’m sure someone will correct me. Several members of the church take turns wedding and watering the gardens, as well as planning them. A couple of spots have benches as the parking lot is the perfect place to perch for a view of Lake Superior when the ships are heading for the canal. (We even have a butterfly garden, but that’s a post for another time.)

This is my first year volunteering to upkeep 2 of the gardens. These peonies are not in “my” spot, but they were so pretty I couldn’t help but take a photo.

Foggy day

Today it was foggy on Skyline Parkway and further up the hill, but downtown and Canal Park were clear. As soon as hitting 6th Street the air clear out. Skyline around this area would be considered 14th Street if it had a number.  From the City of Duluth on Skyline Parkway:

Skyline Parkway is one of Duluth’s tresures, uniquely showcasing the city from end to end while providing spectacular views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Bay.

Skyline Parkway offers many observations overlooks along the way. Many of the neighboring parks and trails offer recreational activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and more. Be sure to see what highlights skyline parkway has to offer.

Explosion at oil refinery

As I was on my way to a meeting I noticed a smokestack in Superior with a little black smoke coming out of it, and a little flame in the smokestack. By time my meeting was over the same area was billowing with black smoke. Superior residents said the explosion rocked their houses. Residents were ordered to evacuate.

According to the Duluth News Tribune: A series of explosions and fires rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior Thursday, sending a black plume of acrid smoke across the city, forcing massive evacuations and sending several people to local hospitals.

Groups of people, some of them from Superior gathered at the Coppertop church to watch the smoke. One woman cried in relief as she knew her whole family was safely in Duluth.

This man is carrying a dog. The dog is resting on his shoulder. I think the man is a Superior resident who came to the Coppertop parking lot to see the billowing smoke.

Yum, Yum, the church smells good

It’s not fall, but it is the Coppertop’s Roast Beef Dinner tomorrow. The Lakeview Social Hall is filled with parishioners peeling, slicing and cutting apples for homemade apple pies. Seen here are the Rev. Jeanine Alexander and her mother Sharon. Some pies were in the oven as I took this photo and it sure smells good.

Spring Roast Beef Dinner
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:30-7:00 pm

Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll, and homemade apple crisp. Adults $13, children under 12, $6

Dine in, carry out,  or drive through