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Grist for the Mill: Buying and eating local

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Wild Rivers Market manager Tom Boylan arranges produce. The store stocks locally-produced food year-round. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 With goal of going all-local for a month, there are smaller hills you can climb along way 

Angela Glore’s food column is printed monthly.

If you’ve had the chance to wander into Jefferson State Books recently, you may have noticed that Jeff stocks a good selection of food-related reading. He’s got the big names — Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Marion Nestle — but also some newer entries into the field. For a month or two starting shortly after Thanksgiving, Jeff was pushing one particular book into my hands every time I walked through the door, so eventually I read it.

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House Calls: Eye exam not just for vision

You have probably heard the saying that “your eyes are the windows to your soul,” but have you ever stopped to think about how much your eyes can tell about your physical health? Before I worked in eye care I assumed, as many of you probably do, that eye exams were only for people who couldn’t see well and needed glasses. I went to the eye doctor when I needed a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses and didn’t realize that while he was having me look through lenses and shining lights at me he was actually learning about much more than just how well I could see.

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Church Notebook: Tragedies may seem unfair, but perhaps God is saying something

Somehow, it hardly seems fair.

We’ve been having some warm, beautiful days while other parts of the country are having one disaster after another.

I caught part of an announcement for a film the other day, the title asking “Where Was God” when all this was going on. And reference was made to a school that was taken out by a tornado a year or so ago, as people were coming to deal with their anger at God for letting it happen.

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Night Life May 1-May 7

Tonight

Trivia Night is every Thursday at Tomasini’s Enoteca, 960 Third St., 6 p.m. Teams can be of two to four people; $2 buy-in per person.

Karaoke with Ketra is every Thursday at Shooters Billiards Bar, 1091 U.S. Hwy. 101 N. at 9 p.m.

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Coming Attractions: author’s letter to crescent city

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Author Inette Miller and husband ’Iokepa Hanalei ’Imaikalani left their possessions behind and moved to Hawaii 15 years ago. Miller has written memoirs about that experience and her return to the mainland for a book tour that included a fateful stop in Crescent City. Submitted
 Injured in wreck on previous book tour, Inette Miller returns to place that offered help 

Nearly two years ago, author Inette Miller of Lihue, Hawaii, and husband ’Iokepa Hanalei ’Imaikalani were traveling through Del Norte County on a months-long book tour when a car accident took them on a detour to Crescent City.

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‘American Songbook’ concert on May 9

The music and songs of America’s favorite composers — George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jimmy Webb and Stephen Foster — will be performed by acclaimed singer Christine Williams and guitarist Ed Dunsavage on Friday, May 9, in Brookings, Ore.

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Art Scene May 1, 2014

Chorale concert Tues. and Wed.

The Pacific Music Guild will present the North Coast Chorale under the direction of Christie Lynn Rust and the Crescent City Children’s Choir under the direction of Greg Goode at 7 p.m. on  Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7 in Joseph’s Catholic Church, 319 E Street in Crescent City.  Works to be performed include “Sircut Cervus,” “Mairi’s Wedding,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,”  “I’ve Got the Music in Me,” “Swinging on a Star,” “Something’s Coming” and “San Francisco Bay Blues,” among others. Suggested donation is $5; tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply or the door.

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Youth and Family Fair

Ayden Stover, 4, holding a turtle at the Uncharted Shores Academy booth. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The Youth and Family Fair, an annual event at the fairgrounds, which was held in conjunction with an Earth Day festival, took place Saturday.   Over 30 local organizations put on the event, which featured numerous activities for children.   
Jenna White, 12, performing with the Baile de la Paloma; Ryan O’Laughlin.  Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Jenna White, 12, performing with the Baile de la Paloma; Ryan O’Laughlin. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson

 

Floored by generosity: Giving back to the community

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Flooring supervisor Erwin Vallejo and receiving supervisor Rick Clayburn install flooring at the Hiouchi visitors center. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
  Parks get donations of materials and labor from Home Depot for visitors center

Thanks to Home Depot, the Redwood National and State Parks visitors center in Hiouchi received a new floor.

Representatives from the Crescent City store ripped out the center’s worn out carpeting and installed wood laminate flooring on Thursday. Home Depot donated the materials and installation to give the visitors center a more cheerful look.

“They’ve continued to come to the rescue when we needed assistance,” said Debi White, north district manager for the Redwood Parks Association in a written statement. 

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4-H’ers model their fashion skills

Our local 4-H’ers graced the red carpet on April 5 during the “Red Carpet Under a Starry Night” 4-H Fashion Revue, illuminating the young models who showed off their clothing entries at the Addie Meedom House to an audience of family members and residents.

This year’s show featured everything from reversible aprons to satin and lace dresses. The participants in each division constructed and/or purchased a garment and then modeled it. Our primary members also participated by making their own styling duct tape vests. 

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