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Realtors give out awards

Stremberg honored for work on Last Chance Grade

Lyndol Mitchell and Mimi Stephens won Lifetime Honorary Achievement awards. Del Norte Triplicate / James Haban
More than 30 local real estate agents were honored last week by their colleagues for their hard work and service to the community.

The Del Norte Association of Realtors celebrated agents whose sales accomplishments for 2013 reached $36 million, according to Lyndol Mitchell of Ming Tree Real Estate. Mitchell received the association’s 2013 Lifetime Honorary Achievement Award, along with Bayside Realty founder Mimi Stephens.

The association also gave the President’s Award to Kurt Stremberg for his efforts to create an alternate route around Last Chance Grade on U.S. Highway 101 south of Crescent City.


DN’s own ambassador of ping pong

The Senior Sleuth when she was singles champ in Houston. Submitted
Ping pong anyone? It’s going around town!

Or rather I’m going around town with table tennis “kits” donated to the community by Walmart.

Colleen O’Baugh at Walmart helped with the donations. Each kit includes paddles and balls with a special adjustable net that will fit on any suitable table and make it into a ping pong table.


Scholastic: Mello

Maia Mello of Gasquet has been placed on the academic excellence list for the fall term of 2013 at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay.


Engagement: Guilmette, Mckinsey

Guilmette, Mckinsey
Valerie Guilmette and Joshua Mckinsey of Crescent City are engaged to be married.


Birth: Zaeleigh Nevaeh VanWormer

Zaeleigh Nevaeh VanWormer
Zaeleigh Nevaeh VanWormer was born Jan. 8, 2014, at Sutter Coast Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20¾ inches. She joins sister Haven.


Births: Dekotah May Williams

Dekotah May Williams
Dekotah May Williams was born Jan. 8, 2014, at Sutter Coast Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19½ inches.


Community teams up in sea lion rescue attempt

Sgt. Richard Griffin of the Sheriff’s Office attempts to get a clean shot at the wounded sea lion with a special gun that deploys a net and an anchoring canister. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
There’s no shortage of sea lions at the south end of Crescent City Harbor, crowding onto docks and often sidewalks and the edge of the Chart Room restaurant parking lot. 

But the community still springs into action when one of Del Norte’s signature marine mammals is in distress.


Due for a facelift

Surf Apartments 1 of 2 local sites being renovated 

The building was originally known as the Lauff Hotel more than 85 years ago. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
A historic Crescent City building has gotten new owners and in a few weeks will get a facelift using low income housing tax credit funds.

The Surf Apartments will get roof and sidewalk improvements and a new paint job. Each of its 56 one-bedroom or studio units will receive new kitchen cabinets, flooring, bathtubs and showers and will be handicapped accessible.

It is one of two senior apartment buildings in Crescent City being renovated through a government tax-credit program.


Around Del Norte: New digs on display

George Mayer of G R Construction shows the lodge’s new kitchen appliances to members of the Crescent City Women’s Club. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
There’s a parking lot yet to be paved and some landscaping to be done, but other than that the brand new Crescent City Masonic Lodge at Ninth and B streets is nearing completion after a fire ravaged the original building June 29, 2012.

And general contractor George Mayer of G R Construction couldn’t have been prouder as he gave a tour Thursday of the new building to about 20 members of the Crescent City Women’s Club.


Swim club beginning its second year

January marks the first anniversary of the founding of the Masters Swim Club in Crescent City.

From the onset, the swim club has maintained the philosophy that this endeavor will take time to establish itself as a new entity that utilizes the Fred Endert Municipal Pool.

While the Crescent City community has had a Swim Club for the children for many years, there has never before been an avenue for adults, as a group, to pursue fitness and personal improvement.

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