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Health team to take 7th Haiti trip

Janine Manny helps a child at an orphanage during Team Redwood’s 2013 trip to Haiti. Manny and other team members will return to the island nation in January. Submitted
 A group of healthcare providers with roots in Del Norte County is preparing to make its seventh trip to Haiti in January and is asking for community help.

Cory's People: Post office delivers smiles

Feeling down? I’ve got your cure. Go to the post office. That’s right; head on over to our Crescent City post office, stand in line (even if you don’t need anything) and watch the postal clerks make your day. 

Readings of book on tsunami boat this week

Second-graders at Joe Hamilton Elementary School on Tuesday will hear about the voyage of Kamome, the Japanese panga boat that washed ashore in Crescent City two years ago.

Festival of Trees

A winter wonderland of decorated Christmas trees will be at the Emblem Club's annual Festival of the Trees Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 The Emblem Club will plant a forest of decorated Christmas trees this weekend and a lucky few will get to take one home.

More than 40 decorated trees ranging from small table toppers to big 8-foot affairs will be featured at the club’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. Attendees will be able to view the trees and purchase tickets starting Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning. The trees will then be raffled off at a luncheon on Saturday.

Each tree is donated to the Emblem Club by a local individual or business. This year donors include the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Northern Knights Car Club, Sutter Coast Hospital Laboratory, the Del Norte County Library and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mountain Men turkey shoot

Read more... Marksmen and women of all ages have a chance to bring home the bacon — or turkey, ham and sausage — this weekend at the Del Norte Rod and Gun Club.

Shooters will take aim at clay pigeons at the Del Norte Rod and Gun Club’s November Fun Shoot.

The shoot is open to the public, including kids. Participants use shotguns, said Steve Bigham, the club’s vice president.

For those wanting to go old school, the Jed Smith Mountain Men are hosting their annual turkey shoot, featuring black powder rifles, tomahawks or knives and primitive bows and arrows.

3 holiday bazaars coming up

Two churches have already held their holiday bazaars, but Del Norters have three more opportunities to score handmade gifts and homemade goodies before Christmas.

Soroptimist International of Crescent City is holding its annual Holiday Artisan Faire on Sunday.

The Del Norte County Fairgrounds annual Holiday Fair is Dec. 4-6.The Lighthouse Quilt Guild annual bazaar is Dec. 5.

Animal rescue: Mending wings

Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Bird Ally X serves as region’s primary 
rehab center for aerial and terrestrial wildlife 

Most locals know that when they find a stranded seal or sea lion, the place to call is the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. 

Getting help for an injured raccoon or a malnourished bird can be trickier. Bird Ally X, which operates the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center near Arcata, will take them in, but the organization relies on volunteers to get them there and there are only a handful of them in Del Norte County.

Maybe This is definitely larger

Beverly Jacobs (center) opened Maybe This Mall with her husband Bill and her two employees Destiny Landeros and James Street. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
 Secondhand store finds place to keep full inventory under one roof 

Beverly Jacobs was ready to throw in the towel.

Jacobs had owned the Maybe This secondhand stores on Northcrest Drive and Washington Boulevard with her husband Bill. After a decade of taking in used items from the community, hauling furniture and other household goods in and out of the store, Jacobs just wanted to spend time with her grandkids.

Faith-based causes’ season of need

This time of year there are many, many organizations looking for our donations. No matter where you go, someone has a pet project they are putting forward.

The faith-based ones are, of course, the ones I donate to but there are other worthy ones as well — some for children, some for veterans. It’s hard enough for people to be in need but when the holidays roll around it’s a lot harder, especially if children are involved.

Fairy tale frolic

Ellen Durkee as the fish and Juliana Cole as the fisherman. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Snow White, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel — all of these stories have been told hundreds of times in a variety of different ways, but Del Norte High School’s fall play will show a different side to these and other famous fairy tale icons.

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