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  • Legacy: October & The North State Calendar of Gardening Events

    As I compose this month’s calendar piece two things are foremost in my mind. The first is that it is raining. Really raining and the sound and smell and light of this much anticipated seasonal weather has a forceful and visceral effect on me and my outlook. While not a drought ending rain, it’s certainly [...]

    Little girls don’t need adult body hangups

    There is a little girl who comes into Curves [Editor's note: now closed] whom I adore. She is chubby. Her roly-poly body parts squash together the way our bodies do before we lose our baby fat. She has bright, intelligent brown eyes and a beautiful smile. She has a way of getting the giggles in [...]

    Sacramento River Trail is Target of 2014 Community Creek Cleanup

    Join us Saturday, October 4th, 2014, from 8:00 am – Noon as we tackle the invasive vegetation that has become overgrown and reduces visibility of the Sacramento River. Community Creek Cleanup 2014 will focus on the south side of the Sacramento River Trail, from Diestelhorst Auto Camp to Middle Creek Road Access. During these four [...]

    Writings of a Wanderer: Underground in Seattle

    Musty air filled my lungs as I walked down a narrow wooden staircase. Dim lighting revealed cobwebs as thick as cotton and discarded scrap metal rusted orange. The guide, a middle-aged woman in a lacy blue dress, waited on the sunken cement floor below. Smiling, she welcomed visitors to Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, a historical [...]

    21st Annual Pick Up Lake Litter Day at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Oak Bottom Marina are hosting the annual Pick Up Lake Litter (PULL) day to help clean up litter around Whiskeytown Lake on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Over the last twenty years, volunteers have helped to clear thousands of pounds of litter from the waters and shoreline of [...]

    Shasta Wine Village Breaks Ground; Cheers Abound for 2015 Opening-Day Goal

    Many generations ago, the raw-dirt parcel that conjured up so much dust and excitement Thursday at a ground-breaking 3-miles north of Redding and 4-miles south of Shasta Lake was a far different place. Decades upon decades ago, the property that’s now the future site of the Shasta Wine Village at the corner of Old Oregon [...]

    Fall for an apricot tart

    Our weather is quickly changing. Mornings are becoming crisp, evenings are cooling down. Fall is in the air. Before the  summer season comes to a screeching halt, I like to bake a few of my absolute favorites so we can all savor the seasonal flavors one last time.  At the request of someone quite dear to [...]

    Local Law Enforcement and Public Health Team up for 9th National Take Back Event

    Have you been trying to figure out what to do with your expired, unused and unneeded medications? Do you know that the FDA now recommends NOT disposing of most medications down the drain? We have a solution for you! For the 9th time, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Health and Human [...]

    Nash Ranch Mud Mash on September 27 to Benefit Library

    The second Nash Ranch Mud Mash will be held September 27 and will benefit the Shasta Library Foundation, with proceeds helping improve the Shasta Public Libraries in Redding, Anderson, and Burney. The 5K Mud Run will be held in the fields at the historic Nash Ranch. Race times start at 10:00 am for the first [...]

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