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‘Building Young Children’s Self Esteem’ webinar Wednesday

Mothers, fathers, teachers and caregivers for young children on Wednesday will learn why building self esteem at a young age is important to a child’s social development.

“Building Young Children’s Self Esteem” is the first in a series of California Alternative Payment Program Association webinars that First 5 Del Norte will show this month. The California Alternative Payment Program Association, or CAPPA, advocates and facilitates family access to quality child care, support services and early education and development programs.


Birth: Fisher

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Ayla Donna Ann Fisher
Ayla Donna Ann Fisher was born July 29, 2014, in Crescent City. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20½ inches.


Thank You: Business, community members help youth event

The Coastal Connections Youth Council would like to thank the following businesses and community members in making our “3rd Annual Summer Kick Off: Celebrating Youth Culture” a success: Walmart, Home Depot, Java Hut, Rob’s Barber Shop, Perlita’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Los Compadres Mexican Food, Cutting Loose, McDonald’s, Shear Joy Salon, Erik Apperson, Rachel Patterson, Erica Moore, Alisa’s Custom Coffee, Building Healthy Communities, the California Center For Rural Policy and the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.


Thank You: Class of 1974, donors raise scholarship funds

Del Norte High School, Class of 1974 appreciates the following business/private donations for our 40th class reunion raffle held Aug. 1–2, with proceeds going to the DNHS scholarship fund: 


Fresh foods tempt at Farmers Market

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Bakery by the Sea, a Brookings-based vendor of tasty sweet buns and the ever-popular pesto rolls, is the first stop for many market-goers. Del Norte Triplicate / Melea Burke
If you’ve noticed that you’re leaving the Farmers Market less hungry than you have in previous years, it might be because the number of hot food vendors is on the rise.

Whether you’re interested in barbecue, Mexican food, Eastern cuisine or just a plain old American hot dog, the Saturday Farmers Market — and increasingly the Wednesday downtown market too — can help you find what you’re looking for.


Grist for the Mill: Americans still need ‘food justice’

Angela Glore’s food column is printed monthly.

Almost two years ago, my family took our ill-conceived detour to Pennsylvania instead of staying put by the ocean and redwoods. We drove out of town the day before four days of Food Day celebrations kicked off. I had spent months going to planning meetings and then missed them all.


Church Notebook: In a mad world, faith is stable

 The world sure seems to be going crazy lately.

Again, I have to say how blessed we are to live in this country in spite of the things that are going on here with things like immigration and health insurance. Look at those poor Christians in Iraq. Threatened with death if they refuse to convert to Islam, stripped of every bit of their belongings at the border if they flee to another country.

The Bible has a lot to say about days like these, and sometimes, it’s enough to make one wonder if we are in those “end days.”  A lot that’s happening seems to fit the scenario.


Outdoor writers conference coming up

Local commerce, tourism groups welcome visitors with aim of raising state, national profile 

Bloggers, magazine writers, photographers and television and radio reporters will descend on the Wild Rivers Coast region next month for a conference local tourism officials say will put Del Norte and Curry counties on the map.

Roughly 75 travel writers and other members of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, or OWAC, will stay at Lucky 7 Casino’s Howonquet Lodge for the association’s fall conference Sept. 13–16. When they’re here, local tourism representatives and businesses will show them what the region has to offer — from fishing and kayaking on the Smith River to hiking in Samuel H. Boardman State Park and jet boat trips on the Rogue River.


Quilt show is next weekend

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“For Love of Fabric” was made with thousands of small squares and triangles in many colors, assembled by Barbara Allison and quilted by Debi Newman of Debi’s Thread Tales. The quilt is one of three that will be raffled off at the quilt show. Courtesy of Lighthouse Quilt Guild
Quilters from as far away as Cave Junction will show off their talent with needle, thread and fabric at the Lighthouse Quilt Guild’s biannual show next week.

The show will feature 138 quilts displayed in the main building at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds on Aug. 14, said guild historian Pat McGuire. Judging will take place Aug. 15, and the show will open to the public on Aug. 16–17. This year’s judge will be Grace Anderson of Grants Pass, who was one of the clothing and textiles judges at the Del Norte County Fair this year, McGuire said.


Volunteers collect care packages for soldiers

Local VISTA members hope to provide some creature comforts to airmen serving in the Middle East and are seeking help from the community.

VISTA volunteers Benita Cabrera, Megan Van Gorden, Cara Brustol, Amira Long and Makenzy Williams will be collecting cookies, candy, socks, DVDs, magazines and other items for soldiers in the U.S. Air Force. The volunteers are also collecting letters and pictures from local youngsters for the soldiers, who are currently serving in Oman.


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