Tag Archive for ‘Redding CA’

Menu Please: Visions of Sugar-free Sugarplums

Practice a little moderation now and then to increase the pleasure of the blow-outs. - advice given to writer Adair Lara by her father Since August: It took 45 minutes for Olive Garden to sell out of their promotional $100 for 49 days of The Never Ending Pasta Bowl. The lucky winners paid a hundred bucks [...]

Shasta High School Annual Madrigal Dinner

Be transported into Renaissance times through the seasonal magic of the 35th annual Shasta High School Madrigal Dinner, held on Wednesday-Saturday evenings, December 3-6 and 10-13th at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pilgrim Congregational Church. Experience the ethereal sounds of this holiday tradition that combines enchanting melodies with a marvelous authentic feast. The program includes vocal, [...]

Letter to the Editor: Proposition 47 Adds to Crime Problems

Proposition 47 attempts to deceive voters.  The proponents of Proposition 47 conjured up the name “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” for a collection of bad ideas that will produce the opposite of what that title portends. Proposition 47 will release up to 10,000 felons from prison and decrease penalties and sentences for crimes like gun [...]

Keeping the Skies Safer for Everyone

The topic was how to stay safe, a serious subject when you’re talking about flying. Those gathered had plenty of experience – some well over 50 years – and amidst the comraderie and fun, everyone gave their full attention. A group of 75 to 80 pilots participated at the FAA Safety Team (FAAST) safety training [...]

Death Comes to Pemberly

It is 1802, six years since the events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are married and happily ensconced at Pemberly, Darcy’s ancestral home, where they have a son, young Fitzwilliam. The entire manor is preparing for the annual ball when on a dark, stormy night, Lizzy’s sister [...]

Sheriffs of California Oppose Prop 47

To All Californians: With the General Election less than two weeks away we, the undersigned, urge you to vote NO on Proposition 47. As sheriffs, we can tell you that this measure threatens the safety of our communities and puts our families at risk. Despite being referred to as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,” [...]

Mercy Hospice Offers Help for Coping with the Holidays

Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Hospice Program will host its annual “Coping with the Holidays” grief workshop from 6.30 to 8:30 p.m. October 28, 2014 at the Mercy Oaks Campus. The public is invited to attend this free event. Mercy Hospice Chaplains, Ray Hemenway and Ryan Hofacre, will facilitate the workshop. Participants will receive resources and information. Date: October 28, 2014. [...]

Exhibit of Renowned artist Thaddeus Welch at Shasta State Historic Park Courthouse Museum

Renowned artist Thaddeus Welch (1844-1919) was considered one of California’s foremost landscape painters. Come view five of his paintings and learn about his life on November 9th, 2014. Former Turtle Bay History Player Tom Wolph, dressed in period costume, will perform as the artist and make this interesting historical character come alive. Did you know? [...]

You’re Never Too Old to Live Your Dream!

Life can get in the way of achieving our dreams. After a certain point, or age, many of us figure it’s too late to grasp that brass ring. But after speaking to a few octogenarian pilots at a FAA Safety Team (FAAST) training seminar I attended this past weekend, I’d say age doesn’t have to [...]

Al Simmons to Perform in Redding on November 5

Al Simmons, a “tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness” (Globe and Mail), will bring his highly inventive and wacky one-man show at the Cascade Theatre on Wednesday, November 5,  2014 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets for this event are $40 (adults) and $20 (students), available through the Cascade Theatre box office or online at www.cascadetheatre.org. Season tickets for the Shasta Live! four-concert [...]

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