Wrangletown Cider Cmpany

Wrangletown Cider Cmpany

  The year is 1880. The location is Wrangletown, California, modern-day Freshwater. A pair of strong-willed frontier women are doing what they are known best for: Fighting in the middle of the street. Fast-forward 135 years, and another strong-willed Wrangletown resident, not known for fighting in the streets (to this author’s knowledge), is founding the Wrangletown Cider Company.   After spending the past 15 years as a winemaker in the Napa Valley, Freshwater native Patricia…

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The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers

The Happy Butchers Benjamin Fordham | Amy Kumler SARAH GODLIN & BRIDGET WINKLER just want you, and the food you eat, to be happy. That’s why they started The Happy Butchers, the mobile butchering service that will come to your home or farm and slaughter, clean, and process your animals.    “A lot of people are detached from their food,” says Godlin. “There’s a disconnect.”    Godlin and Winkler are on a mission to insure that…

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The Road to Shelter Cover

The Road to Shelter Cover

The road to Shelter Cove isn’t so much a back road as it is the only road into and out of this tiny seaside village. Winding and narrow, this 23-mile stretch is more like a roller coaster you can drive you’re car on than a road, but it’s well worth it the trip. The Shelter Cove road takes you straight into the heart of the fabled Lost Coast. Beginning in Redway, the road travels through…

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Humboldt Chocolate

Humboldt Chocolate

Humboldt Chocolate By Benjamin Fordham Do you like chocolate? You do? Do you like locally made, non-conflict sourced, hand-crafted chocolate? Yes? What if I told you that every time you eat a piece of Humboldt Chocolates chocolate, a baby kitten falls in love? Well, I made that up. But still, they’re really, really good. With Valentine’s Day upon us, owner Johan Ginsberg and his crew at Humboldt Chocolate are hard at work creating the delicacies that…

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Gala Events and Weddings: Beauty, Meaning, and Inspiration

Gala Events and Weddings: Beauty, Meaning, and Inspiration

Gala Events and Weddings: Beauty, Meaning, and Inspiration Alegria Sita’s path to professional party and event planner began in junior high school. The event? A senior citizen’s ball, complete with a brass band and swing dancing. “As really young teens we put together this epic event,” she says. “There were no senior citizens sitting.” Thus began a lifelong journey that has seen Alegria start her own business, Gala Events and Weddings, and become a local…

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Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café Brings the Goods

Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café Brings the Goods

Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café Brings the Goods Authentic • Local • Organic By Banjamin Fordham | Photography by Bob Doran Nolawi Temesgan is quick to smile, and quick to laugh. He is also passionate about his Rastafarian religion and his Ethiopian roots, and it’s this combination of lightness and drive that he brings to his restaurant, Eureka’s Ethiopian International Café. As the café approaches its one-year anniversary, Temesgan sat down with the Emerald to discuss…

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Blue Ox Haunted House

Blue Ox Haunted House

Blue Ox Haunted House: Make it Out or Die Trying By Benjamin Fordham | Photographs by Evan Wisheropp     Is Eureka’s Blue Ox Millworks haunted? Probably. But it will definitely be haunted this Halloween, when the North Coast Repertory Theatre takes it over. This will be the second year of the event, and NCRT Director David Hamilton promises he and his crew have some new tricks up their sleeves. The theatre had done their…

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A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession: A Floating B&B

A Healthy Obsession By Benjamin Fordham   Whether it’s cruising around on a placid bay or braving the open ocean, sailing can be a wonderfully revelatory experience. With summer bathing us in golden light from above (wear sunscreen), there is no better time than now to enjoy our local waters in the S/V Obsession, Doby and Kim Class’ 38-foot Catalina sloop. The couple offers tours on their boat through their company, First Class Sailing Humboldt….

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ARTS ON THE AVENUE

ARTS ON THE AVENUE

Rio Dell’s ARTS ON THE AVENUE Because Art is Good For You By Benjamin Fordham If you like art, food, music, or the town of Rio Dell, you need to check out Arts on the Avenue, held on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Rio Dell. Put on by the Eagle Prairie Arts District, the event is based loosely on Eureka and Arcata’s Arts Alive! and Arts Arcata events, but more relaxed. “It’s…

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Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden

Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden

Creating Your Own Butterfly Garden By Benjamin Fordham | Photo by Hilary Osborn When it comes to insects, few are more popular than the butterfly. A butterfly alighted atop your finger or on your shoulder can create a sense of wonder at the natural world. Butterflies can be distinguished from their close relative the moth by the way they hold their wings when resting. Butterflies hold their wings vertically when at rest, while moths hold…

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