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Food Forests

A community garden in Crescent City provides a space to raise food important to Hmong culture, similar to what is hoped that gardens and food forests in Native American communities will do for those cultures living on the North Coast. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is teaming up with the Community Food Council to expand community gardens and create food forests in the Smith River, Crescent City, Klamath and Weitchpec areas.

Cory's People: The big heart of Norm Wagner

“Nooooorm…….Nooooooorm……..are you home? We have a 5:30 meeting. Did you forget?”

“I’m over here, Cory,” Norm shouts as he trudges down the street with tools in hand. “I didn’t forget our meeting. Neighbor’s dog was sticking his head through their fence, so thought I’d fix it for them.”

Chinese bluegrass

Red Chamber founding member Mei Han is one of the worlds premiere players of a Chinese instrument called the zheng. Courtesy Red Chamber
 On Saturday, Crescent Elk Auditorium will vibrate with the unique sounds of Red Chamber, a “plucked string” quartet that straddles the contemporary and the traditional, performing everything from Chinese court and string band music to jazz fusion and beyond.  

Science Night: Meet a kangaroo

Scientists of all ages will get up close and personal with a kangaroo and find out what makes a Gummi Bear howl Friday at College of the Redwoods’ main campus.

Get ready to get scared

For folks who want to lose their heads a week early, the Chetco Pelican Players’ annual haunted house kicks into gear starting tonight.

Art Scene, Oct. 22, 2015

Harbor Gallery demo today

Crescent Harbor Gallery gallery’s “fourth Thursday demo” artist is Brookings artist Pete Chasar, who will demonstrate an acrylic landscape in cool colors at noon today, preceded by a potluck.  For more information, call Crescent Harbor Gallery at 707-464-9133, or stop by 140 Marine Way.

Request for donations: C.A.N. Drive

 Read more... The parking lot had almost cleared Friday as Joanna Small and Wilbur Frain brought out the last few boxes of groceries from the Community Assistance Network’s warehouse.

Small and Frain, C.A.N. volunteers, loaded the boxes into clients’ cars before returning to the warehouse. C.A.N.’s twice-weekly food distribution had come to an end.

“I don’t ever miss a day,” said Frain, who volunteers every Tuesday and Friday, which are food distribution days.

Family learns of life on the reef

Former St. George Reef Lighthouse keeper Byron Horrocks (center) visits Del Norte's history museum with his family. Submitted
A retired Coast Guardsman visited Crescent City in August to share with his grandchildren, wife and extended family what being a keeper at St. George Reef Lighthouse was like.

Byron Horrocks helped man the lighthouse from 1953 to 1954, roughly 16 months. He and three other keepers made sure the engines, generators and batteries were operating properly and would keep the fog horn turned on when the fog rolled in.

Horrocks, who currently lives in Murray, Utah, said this is the second time he has returned to Del Norte County. The first time, on his 80th birthday, he had planned to tour the lighthouse, but was unable to due to rain.

Wedding: Heximer, Kun

Misa Jean Heximer and Dante Bayless Kun were married Sept. 14, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Misa is the daughter of Akiko Heximer and is a 1992 graduate of Del Norte High School. She is an accounts receivable specialist in Anchorage.

Dante is the son of Linda Bayless, of Tennessee, and is a wellness counselor.

The wedding ceremony was officiated by Greg O’Keefe. The couple honeymooned in Alyeska, Alaska.

Student Spotlight, Oct. 20, 2015

Margaret Keating School

Student of the Month — September: Skylar Lambeth, Dakotarose Scott, Starr Bates, Jesse Donahue, Ruby Ross, Andrea Escalera, Koy-Poh McQuillen, Landen Watson, Ezra Tiedeman, Josephyne Swain

Bus Riders of the Month — September: Kayley Rhodes, Jason Turner

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