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  • Postcards From Paris: German Pig Museum is Big Fun

    Stuttgart, Germany! Headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, city of the Porsche Museum, chilled Rieslings, vineyards terraced on steep hills, world-class shopping, jazz festivals and proud supporter of the winning team in the World Cup. So what shall your European correspondent offer you in this installment? Pigs. (Full disclosure and shameless act of self-promotion: I like pigs, serveral [...]

    Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in Round Mountain Designated a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home

    Hill Country Health and Wellness Center has been nationally recognized by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) as a “Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home”. Level 3 is the highest level attainable for a medical practice. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, [...]

    Artist’s Drawing Workshops with Artist-in-Residence James Kuiper

    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is pleased to announce a series of drawing workshops for people of all ages and abilities led by Artist-in-Residence James Kuiper.  Join Mr. Kuiper at various park locations, and learn to see Whiskeytown in new ways through art.  Art supplies will be provided for the first 8 participants.  If you have [...]

    Perseid Meteor Shower Party at Brandy Creek Beach

    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, will be holding a special star party to view the Perseid Meteor Shower on Sunday, August 10th, 2014. These very knowledgeable and passionate amateur astronomers will be displaying meteorites and providing powerful telescopes to view what is often considered the most brilliant meteor shower [...]

    A Conversation With James Santos About ‘Chicago the Musical”

    Today we talk with James Santos, director, choreographer and show creator. He was raised in Redding, but left a few years ago to accept a job with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. He returned this summer to co-direct “Chicago the Musical” with Dean Munroe at Shasta College, and took a few minutes to allow [...]

    A Penny For Your…..The Penny Pines Reforestation Program in CA

    A penny for a …..pine? As they have for the past 50 years, this year the Chico Horticultural Society – along with other garden clubs statewide – chose honorees to receive a Penny Pines Plantation. I was among this year’s honorees, and to me it is a high honor indeed. According the US Forest Service, [...]

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wants YOU!

    Some women, faced with an empty nest and time on her hands, might find a part-time job, or take up a new hobby. Not Terry Barr. Her idea of fun and community service was to answer the call to become a volunteer for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly the California Department of [...]

    Menu Please: Taj Mahal – Delicious Food, Incessant Service

    Okay, a show of hands, please: who remembers the Cypress Street Bridge construction? Whoa! A LOT of you. Wasn’t that fun? Trying to figure out where the stop lights were, which lane was which, and God help you if you had to cross the bridge during the noon hour.  It’s been completed for a few years [...]

    Junior Lifeguard Program and Waterfront Lifeguard Training at Whiskeytown

    The Junior Lifeguard Program at Whiskeytown is designed to instruct youth 10 years of age and up in water and beach safety and to gain skills in aquatics, along with instilling a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.  The purpose of the Waterfront Lifeguarding course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent [...]


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