Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival

Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival

Fortuna’s Apple Harvest Festival A Party for Apples By Benjamin Fordham   Looking for something to do? Why not shut down Main Street and have a party? That’s what’s happening in the town of Fortuna on October 5th and 6th, and you’re invited. This one happens to be an apple party. Not the mealy, shiny kind but the irregular, delicious kind. The 29th annual Apple Harvest Festival is in its second year as a two-day event….

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Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms   Healthy Living Through Mushrooms By Stephanie Giles   A bulbous mushroom grows from a block of sawdust, sprouting what looks like a mane of white hair that seems to lay perfectly straight. Yes, it’s a mushroom, but take a bite and you will taste the salty tenderness of lobster. This is a Lions Mane mushroom and it’s just one that Michael Egan grows. After Egan graduated from HSU with a Soils degree, he…

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Warren Creek Farm

Warren Creek Farm

Warren Creek Farm  Pumpkin Patch and Produce Stand Story by Dave Feral | Portrait  by Alan Sanborn Our house is full of excitement as autumn arrives and the best produce that our local farms have to offer begins to reach the peak of ripeness. Fresh crisp apples, sweet rich corn, delicious, buttery winter squash and big, bright orange pumpkins for pie and carving into jack-o-lanterns are all ready for harvest.   With each passing day…

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Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is

Home Is Where The Hearth Is Raven Ridge Retreat Story by Nathan Butler | Photos by Larry Ulrich   Trinidad is one of the earliest settled villages on the North Coast. It boasts a rich sailing and pioneering history. The pleasant atmosphere and unique businesses will easily spirit away your afternoon. It teems with parks, beaches and hiking trails the likes of which any community could envy. Sagaciously situated a scant mile from these world-class…

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Dhyana On The Van Duzen

Dhyana On The Van Duzen

 Dhyana On The Van Duzen   By Victoria Voss   When it comes to spiritual and mental health, there are great lengths I will travel. When nature calls, I answer, and there are few better places to answer that call than right along the scenic banks of the Van Duzen River. Turning off Highway 101 towards highway 36 East will lead you directly towards Grizzly Creek Campground. A site once in jeopardy of being closed down …

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Jimmy Jeff Robinson

Jimmy Jeff Robinson

Jimmy Jeff Robinson By Nicholas Preciado Every Thursday night the locals of Willow Creek flock to the Forks Lounge to witness the late night “Voodoo Child” vibes oozing from Jimmy Jeff’s guitar. “Music is the most powerful thing I know,” says the 56-year old musician. “You can’t beat the power of music.” Jeff, an eight-year Willow Creek local, first got interested in being a musician by listening to his uncle play keyboards at a young age. He started performing…

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Big Foot Days, Small Town Nights

Big Foot Days, Small Town Nights

BIG FOOT DAYS, SMALL TOWN NIGHTS Willow Creek Celebrates Local Folklore on Labor Day Story by Daniel Gelman | Photos Courtesy of Bigfoot Books & Two Rivers Tribune   “The possibility of Big Foot being there is always fascinating.” Although that’s not the reason why Steven Streufert, owner of Big Foot Books in Willow Creek moved there, it keeps him and visitors intrigued.  But neither the town, nor the annual summer festival known as Big…

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BridgeFest 2013

BridgeFest 2013

After a two-hour drive from Arcata to Bridgeville via Kneeland, which we thought was only going to take 45 minutes, Scott Hilton and I arrived at BridgeFest. “No one ever comes from that way,” someone said to us. “Well we certainly know why!” Bridgefest is put on largely in part to support the local volunteer fire department – who had coincidentally been called out to a fire at 10 a.m. that very same morning. There were…

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A Foundation of FLORA

A Foundation of FLORA

A Foundation of FLORA Trinity River Farm By Nathan Butler | Photos by Sheala Dunlap   Good soil, plenty of water, lots of sun, and Tom O’Gorman; that is how you make your garden grow. Nestled in a picturesque valley of the Trinity River you will find Tom and his horticulture hard at work providing the local community and produce pilgrims from as far as Switzerland and Belgium, with not just healthy vegetables and succulent…

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Rustic Luxury

Rustic Luxury

Rustic Luxury  The River House Bed and Breakfast By Bernard Bass   From downtown Willow Creek, traveling toward this bed and breakfast, it is as if you are slowly moving through a soft, sunlit, emerald green tunnel; old trees draped in moss bend inward over the thin, winding road. After passing the rolling hilled golf course of the Willow Creek Country Club there is a small drive on the left marked only by a street…

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