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Art Scene, Feb. 25, 2016

Arts summer school deadline is Monday

The California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is accepting applications from all talented and motivated high school students for the 2016 summer session, to be held on July 9-Aug 5. Applications are found online at csssa.ca.gov and are due on Feb. 29.

Taking the media world by storm

Jacob Patterson, who co-founded Gender Talk and is a journalist with Redwood Voice, received a fellowship with Fusion Media Network. Patterson says he hopes to use his fellowship to shed light on issues that are important to Del Norte County and other rural areas. Photo courtesy of Redwood Voice
Jacob Patterson of Redwood Voice wins fellowship with Fusion Media Network 

A local advocate for LGBTQ rights and member of  Redwood Voice has received a fellowship with the Fusion Media Network.

Jacob Patterson, 24, was selected for Fusion’s Rise-Up and Be-Heard journalism fellowship. He said he wants to use this opportunity to bring issues important to marginalized people in Del Norte County and other rural areas to a larger audience.

Cory's People: For lifelong world traveler, Crescent City is home

“My husband, daughter and I spent 20 years vacationing in Crescent City for six weeks every summer. We stayed in our travel trailer at Harbor RV park and enjoyed the Fourth of July celebrations. Then, my husband and I moved here from Folsom six years ago and our daughter and grandchildren soon followed.”

Kimberley Crews is 60 years young and says she could easily beachcomb from sun up ‘til sun down, seven days a week: “Beachcombing is my greatest love. I collect shells, beach glass, driftwood, rocks…..”

Births: Mason William Young and Melody Anne Young

Mason William Young and Melody Anne Young 
were born Dec. 16, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California. Mason weighed 3 pounds 13 ounces and measured 17 1/4 inches. Melody weighed 5 pounds 6 ounces and measured 19 inches. The twins’ parents are David and Kelsee Young, of Crescent City. Their siblings are Davianna and Kevin Young. Mason and Melody’s grandparents are Roscoe Cox, Debra Degross and Jerry and Becki Young, all of Crescent City. Their great grandparents are Roscoe Cox Sr. and Pauline Cox of London, Kentucky, Joan and Louisa Gaboni, of Klamath, John and Lois Young, of Crescent City, Ann Grimblot, of Crescent City and Jay Coggins, of Riverside, California.

Birth: Ryklin Monroe Anderson

Ryklin Monroe Anderson was born on Feb. 13, 2016 at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon. She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and measured 21 inches. Ryklin’s parents are Jazmine Grimes and George Anderson, of Brookings, Oregon. Her siblings are Brayden, Roxlyn and Brylee. 

Snow news is good news

Donovan Hintz, of Crescent City, hits the slopes after his first snowboard lesson last Sunday at Mount Ashland. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
As El Niño continues to dump rain on the coast, the conveyor belt of storms has made for a good year at the closest ski resort to Del Norte County. But a high snow pack does more for the area than provide wicked powder at Mount Ashland.

“Any snow pack we have is good,” said Bridget Litton, spokeswoman for the Six Rivers National Forest. “Rain is good too, but rain typically washes away whereas that snowpack has that slow melt off and so it goes further into the spring.”


Church Notebook: Grandson contemplating dangerous journey of faith

“A Night to Unite” on Feb. 27 

“Please pray for us as we make a decision on whether or not to accept an invitation to travel to Iraq.”

That was not the kind of message I expected to find as I checked my email for things for this column Thursday evening.

Smith River class cashes in

Luis Peleyo’s fourth-grade class at Smith River School celebrates winning the Del Norte Emergency Alert Challenge on Tuesday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Wins contest to encourage signups for emergency alerts 

Diane Cochran-Weise did a happy dance even before the hum of Dan Brattain’s Robinson R44 helicopter reached Smith River School. 

But her excitement was nothing compared to the roar from Luis Pelayo’s fourth-graders Tuesday when Rene Shanle-Hutzell of Bicoastal Media announced they had won $1,000 cash. Some were so happy they wept.

“He’s a definite go-getter,” Cochran-Weise said of Pelayo. “I don’t think he’s stopped smiling since day one.”

Women’s health celebration on Friday

Twenty-seven organizations will be able to answer questions and distribute information at a gathering Friday to celebrate women’s health.

Swing to be featured at Friday night dance

Del Norters who want to try their hand at swing dancing will have their chance Friday.

Lisa Sedgwick will give a short East Coast swing tutorial before the Del Norte High School Stage Band and Tsunami Swing community band takes the stage. 

The annual “Sweets and Treats concert will feature Latin, waltzes and cha-chas. There will also be some disco, funk, rock and Tower
of Power tunes thrown in, said high school music director Dan Sedgwick. But it will all be music folks can dance to.

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