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Poking fun at politics

Pandemonium frequently happens in the Oval Office for President Charles Smith (Howard Patterson), seated, and his assistant (Bob Brissenden). Wescom news service
Colorful comedy entertains this weekend at College of the Redwoods’ Crescent City campus

At first glance, the main character in Lighthouse Repertory Theatre’s new play might bring to mind images of an older Jimmy Stewart — think “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” plus 20 years.

But this is David Mamet, not Frank Capra, and a different Mr. Smith is the star of the show.

Howard Patterson stars as President Charles Smith in LRT’s production of the 2007 play “November.” Set entirely in the Oval Office, last week’s “November” premiere marked the first time LRT has teamed up with the Chetco Pelican Players to perform in Brookings. 

Nature walk calls explorers

Botanist Wendell Wood takes the lead at a biodiversity hike hosted by the Tolowa Dunes Stewards and Redwood Parks Association. Wood will lead another 4-mile hike into the dunes on Sunday. Courtesy of Sue Calla
For their latest nature program on Sunday the Tolowa Dunes Stewards and Redwood Parks Association invite folks to take a more in-depth look at dune wildlife and habitat.

Biologist and botanist Wendell Wood will lead participants on a 4-mile hike through the dunes, showing them a hidden lake, uncovering unusual dune plant communities and meandering through a willow thicket forest where elk hide.

Pro-sanctioned disc golf tourney comes to town

Disc golf enthusiasts and novices will have an opportunity to participate in the first-ever Professional Disc Golf Association tournament at Crescent City’s Beachfront Park on Saturday.

The PDGA presents a new C-tier tournament called Bangin’ at the Beach, organized by Wild Rivers Disc Golf Club president Kevin Mealue.

Culture & Awareness

Sam Gensaw Sr. oversees one of two salmon pits at the 52nd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival. Gensaw and his family dug the pits at 6 a.m. Saturday and put the fish on at 8:30 for lunch at 11 a.m. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Tribe’s celebration includes booth on drought’s danger to salmon 

Sam Gensaw Jr. and his family began work long before the cars pulled into Klamath.

As folks gathered on the main drag for the parade that would kick off the Yurok Tribe’s 52nd annual Klamath Salmon Festival, Gensaw and his nephews were preparing the star of the show — fresh chinook salmon caught at the mouth of the river.

Gensaw said he and his father, Sam Gensaw Sr., began digging the pit at 6 a.m. With a large knife, Gensaw sliced the crimson-fleshed fish into smaller fillets; his nephews Frankie and Donovan seasoned them with salt and pepper; and Sam Gensaw Sr. skewered them on wooden stakes and stuck those into the ground to roast the salmon over open flames.

“We have two fish pits, one here and one behind Pem-Mey,” Gensaw said, referring to Klamath’s convenience store and gas station. “It takes an hour depending on the size of the fish.”

Crescent City flying under the radar no longer

Makes Chronicle’s list of low-profile ‘California beach towns to visit now’ 

The San Francisco Chronicle is urging people to visit Crescent City’s “spectacularly lonely, untamed cliffs lashed by angry waves.” Now.

The paper included Crescent City in its “15 under-the-radar California beach towns to visit now” online slideshow and features a photo of Battery Point Lighthouse. Crescent City shares billing with Humboldt County’s Shelter Cove, Marin County’s Point Reyes Station and Los Angeles County’s San Pedro.

Birth: Israel-Feight

Michael Brian Israel-Feight
Michael Brian Israel-Feight was born July 19, 2014, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounches and measured 21½ inches.

Birth: Fisher

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: Donors support Elks Picnic raffle

I would like to thank all the individuals and local businesses that donated raffle prizes for the annual Elks Picnic that was held Aug. 9 at Florence Keller Park. The weather was fantastic, and fun was had by all.

Senior Sleuth: C.C. Harbor officials on what they are doing

I know you’ve been waiting for the rest of my interview with Ron Phillips, so here goes. Remember I wrote in my column two weeks ago (“Fair offers time to get to know movers, shakers,” Aug. 5) about his work as director of the farmers market at the fairgrounds every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Ron is also the special projects coordinator at Rural Human Services. The farmers market is a project of RHS. They’ve been a sponsor of it for 10 years. In addition, Ron coordinates the food bank program at RHS, a very time-consuming project. He coordinates getting the food in. 


Church Notebook: Not too early to plan for Christmas giving

With school about to start, the stores are having some pretty good pricing on school supplies.

Walmart is asking you to “Fill the Bus” with supplies for local students. Who knows how many we will have who need help obtaining what they need or if we will have some of the children who have come from afar?

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