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Del Norter gets up close look at Cuba

Katelyn O’Brien (middle) poses with colleagues Amy Carter and Barry Floyd during a recent trip to Cuba.
Katelyn O’Brien and her business students visited a Cuba untouched by big corporations.

Even though U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba have been lifted for more than a year, O’Brien said she wasn’t sure how locals would receive her and her companions. But, she pointed out, the businesses she and her students saw thriving the most were the ones that catered to tourists.

Cory's People: Ty Batson’s air of happiness

Ty Batson works hard, doing yard work and rarely taking time off except for some occasional fishing. Del Norte Triplicate / Cory Mitcham
Ty Batson is one of “those” people: hard worker, waves at everyone who drives by, just wants to work an honest day for his dollar. 

While some are out having fun on sunny weekends, Ty carries on, doing yard work, landscaping, etc. He seldom takes time off except to go fishing now and again.

Student Spotlight, April 19, 2016

Joe Hamilton School

• Perfect Attendance: Edgar Alvarez, Leland Flanagan, Leona January, Teegan O’Sullivan, Trinity Enos, Amaya Calvery-Davis, Rori Ward, Wendell Smith, Arianna DeWitt, Dylan Bales, Naomi Ramsey, Alondra Hernandez, AnnMarie Patterson, David Merriam, Daysha Ralphs, Eyan Smith, Faith Landeros, Nicholas Hall, Sophia Caster, Alexis Eison, Elisabeth Lopez, Steven Mahon, Adrieana Stracuzzi, Alyscia Satterfield, Aubry Dodson, Ely Peterson, Kenji Lee, Patience Leishman, Thomas Pittser, Carmella Ramirez, Landon Smith,

Dancing in the park

Hot Buttered Rum, a California jamgrass group, will headline at the Wild Rivers Music Festival, which has announced its lineup, on July 2 at Azalea Park in Brookings. Courtesy Hot Buttered Rum
BROOKINGS, Ore — The Wild Rivers Music Festival at Azalea Park in Brookings will kick off the Fourth of July weekend with a full day of music on Saturday, July 2, featuring headliner Hot Buttered Rum, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Achilles Wheel and The Accidentals.

Play “The Other Place” now showing in Harbor

“The Other Place,” written by Sharr White and directed by Howard Patterson, has performances in Harbor this weekend.
Brookings Harbor Community Theater presents “The Other Place,” written by Sharr White and directed by Howard Patterson. 

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

Church Notebook: Reflections on story of Passover

Seder dinner April 23; Seventh-day Adventist seminar series starts April 29 

Did you ever try to get things done or simply just relax outside, when mosquitoes were everywhere?

They are bad enough. But consider what the Egyptians had to endure during the time Moses was trying to get Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to go home.

Bag monster awaits his fate

Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority Ted Ward as the bag monster. Del Norte Triplicate / Laura Jo Welter
Beware the bag monster, my son.

The dross that drifts, the scourge that spreads.

Made of 500 single-use plastic bags — the number of bags the average American uses in a single year — the bag monster will be at this year’s Youth and Family Fair on Saturday with a bloodcurdling tale to tell about what happens with all that waste.

Solid Waste Authority anounces green awards

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Around Earth Day most every year, the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations and businesses to reduce local waste, recycle and promote resource conservation.

Authority Chair Martha McClure will present this year’s Green Ribbon awards in the main exhibit hall of the Del Norte County Fairgrounds beginning at 12:15 p.m., during Saturday’s Youth and Family Fair.

Reliving history by train

David Walrath holds one of the cars that may be part of the permanent exhibit railroad layout at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Re-live the wail of a train whistle and the clickety clack of cars on railroad tracks this weekend.

Local train enthusiasts, members of the Del Norte Short Lines Model Railroad Club, will show off seven layouts featuring historic lumberyards, towns and locomotives. The Crescent City Lions Club is also sponsoring the railroad tour.

Fun for all at Youth and Family fair

Games, music, princesses, bounce houses and the Wonder Bus headline the Youth and Family Fun Fair at the fairgrounds on Saturday.

More than 35 local agencies will provide fun activities, healthy snacks and information for kids and families at the smoke-free event, which coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month. An, even though the event isn’t being held on Earth Day, the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority, Recology and Hambro will talk to kids about the importance of recycling.

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