Down a Crescent City residential street, the aroma of fresh-baked brownies and baklava waft through the air. In the early-morning hours, Mary Corcovelos-Mullin is prepping bakery orders while her four children sleep.  

The Del Norte Youth Council will host its annual Middle School Day Camp on Jan. 25, this year featuring 16 different workshops.

There will be victory rolls, pompadours and other symbols of the pin-up aesthetic at Crescent City Elks Lodge 1689 for its pin-up contest Jan. 18. 

On a recent drizzly December morning, a Sunset High School student came running into the school’s office. Out of breath, he apologized for being late, saying he knew a fifth-grade field trip was scheduled for that day and he didn’t want to let the staff down by not showing up. 

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunts in March and April at the Joice Island unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County, just north of San Francisco.

Nine-year-old Skylar Lambeth made herself a promise last year - to help the homeless in Crescent City and Brookings during the holidays. 

Once the Christmas festivities have passed, people start to take down those colored lights, holiday decor and trees. But what to do with that retired Christmas tree? 

Del Norte County themed-clothing brand Fog Bank Clothing has spread some holiday cheer by encouraging community giving during its 12 days of Fog Bank scavenger hunt. 

The Del Norte chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present Acoustic Journeys, an afternoon of readings of seasonal passages accompanied by classical guitar, at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at Grace Lutheran Church, 188 E. Cooper St.

As the winter rains set in, follow the aroma of fresh-baked foods to the little blue drive-through off U.S. Highway 101. That’s Crescent City’s newest bakery - Sally’s by the Sea. 

Here’s a possible gardener’s wish list for the New Year:

To all of you readers, I wish you the very best of this remarkable season.

Fairy godmothers don’t exist only in faraway kingdoms and Disney movies. They’re also in Crescent City, at least during the social seasons. 

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Delegates from Crescent City’s Japanese sister city Rikuzentakata visited here for the purpose of attending women’s empowerment workshops, observing educational strategies and furthering the two cities’ relationship.

The Crescent City Foursquare Church presented its annual Singing Christmas Tree last weekend as a gift to the community, bringing in about 1,500 appreciative audience members.  

Howonquet Hall in Smith River sparkled with Christmas lights and décor, as representatives from local organizations mingled and munched on desserts handmade through the Brookings-Harbor High School Youth Transition Program.

Kids will get a night out - and parents a night off - at the Del Norte County Recreation Department’s Kids Night Out.

The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center is offering a video discussion group titled “Understanding Dementia” from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Dec. 11 in the boardroom at the Del Norte Senior Center, 1765 Northcrest Dr. in Crescent City.

The Crescent City Downtown Divas have made the decision, along with the City of Crescent City and ReMax, to postpone First Friday and the downtown Christmas events scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 6th due to weather conditions.

Tim Palmer is excited to share his latest book, “America’s Great Mountain Trails: 100 Highcountry Hikes of a Lifetime,” He’s written 28 other books since 1980 about the environment, outdoors and adventure travel.

The College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University have formalized a partnership designed to make it easier for students who transfer to earn a four-year degree.

The Del Norte County Fairgrounds turned into a winter wonderland last Saturday as the meeting room filled with trees of all colors and sizes. 

For 28 years, Thanksgiving has meant “community” for Crescent City residents looking forward to the annual feast with friends, old and new. This year is no exception.

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Jerry Bauer didn’t mean to become Crescent City’s token harp player. He simply wanted to play his harp.

Crescent City Elks Lodge No. 1689 has incorporated two lively community events into its itinerary over the past few months – dance lessons and the occasional Flamingo Fridays. 

Those writing letters to Santa need address their envelopes no further than Crescent City, as Santa's Workshop is coming to town.  

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman answered Crescent Elk Middle School students’ questions on politics, his job and issues facing Del Norte County on Wednesday, then encouraged the students to be active members of our democracy.