Magazine: December 2012 Issue
Spread the Joy
Published: 27-Nov-2012On the cover: Lauren Rogers
Photo by Kara Stewart
After a joyful season of giving thanks, the hustle and bustle of the holidays has arrived. During these brisk winter days, we long for roaring fires and mugs of hot cocoa, and we pull our loved ones close.
Many children have already begun dashing off lists to Santa, and for many, holiday shopping has begun in earnest. However, many families are forgoing the mountain of gifts under the tree and are giving “experience gifts” instead. Interested? Pack up your sense of adventure for a trip to the Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort in southern Oregon, where you can spend your days ziplining, riding horses and exploring the forest, then sleep in a treehouse. Or venture up to McCloud, which will celebrate its 120th Christmas with merry merchants, open air carolers and the lighting of the community tree.
For the theater lover in your life, secure your tickets for a timeless Christmas tradition - the Redding City Ballet’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” at the Cascade Theatre. Or perhaps treat some of your friends to an intimate, catered dinner party. Chef Reynald Tel has brought his French-style haute cuisine to the North State, and his events are as educational and entertaining as they are delicious.
As you’ve likely discovered, our area is replete with creative, thoughtful and locally made gifts. We’ll tell you about the wreaths, candles, gift baskets and more that we found at a couple of whimsical shops in Weed. And if you’re drawing a blank when it comes to shopping for the men on your list, we’ll give you some outside-the-box ideas that will have him thanking you well into the new year. And we’d be remiss not to remind you about the glorious gifts available at our own Enjoy the Store, which is undergoing a major expansion and features the creations of nearly 300 local artisans.
But don’t forget yourself - if you’ve been toying with the idea of a new look, consider treating yourself to some hair extensions. Our beauty expert shares her experience with instant flowing locks.
The North State’s spirit of giving always warms our hearts, and you’ll be enchanted by the Redding Piano Angels, who have figured out a way to help connect young pianists with gently used pianos for their homes.
What a gift it is to present this 75th issue of Enjoy to you. We thank you for another year of inspiration, and join us in raising our glasses to a healthy and prosperous 2013.
Featured Articles in This Issue
Published in December 2012 - Winter Season at Turtle Bay Story: Carrie Schmeck Photos: Bret Christensen When nights grow long and Turtle Bay turns back the clock to shorten its operating hours, there is a sense of quiet among the park’s animal program. It’s almost as if it has slipped into winter hibernation where not much happens until the sun peeks out again. Actually, says Sharon Clay, curator of animal programs, winte..
Published in December 2012 - Aaron Wilburn of Wilburn Forge Knives Story: Amber Galusha Photo: Bret Christensen Only one-third of journeyman bladesmiths go on to become mastersmiths. Aaron Wilburn of Wilburn Forge plans to gain mastersmith status within the year—a title given to only 110 smiths worldwide. When Wilburn was growing up in the Bay Area, he learned about metalworking from his grandfather, a metalworker and native o..
Published in December 2012 - Piano Angels Connects Students with Instruments Story: Kerri Regan Music teachers extol the virtues of practicing one’s instrument, and that advice is reasonable enough when you’ve chosen the flute or the clarinet, which tuck neatly into portable cases. But if your developing talent is tickling the ivories, it gets tricky. Redding Greater Chamber of Commerce President Frank Strazzarino discover..
Published in December 2012 - Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort in Southern Oregon Story: Kerri Regan Looking to go out on a limb for your next family vacation? Pack up your sense of adventure, channel your inner Tarzan and get thee to the Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort. The world’s largest concentration of treehouses is tucked into an oak grove in Takilma, a picturesque valley in Oregon’s Siskiyou Mo..
Published in December 2012 - Your Shopping Spree Dream Store If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which store would you choose? The Enjoy Store. I love the local stuff, and made in the USA, you can find something for anyone. Crown Camera, if you like capturing life in a photo, that’s where to go for supplies and good advice. Dandelion, great clothes, great staff, your neighbor won’t have on the same ou..
Published in December 2012 - Chef Reynald Tel Brings the Restaurant Experience Home Story: Jon Lewis Photos: Kara Stewart Chef Reynald Tel is bringing a bit of French-style haute cuisine to Redding, and would-be gourmands everywhere are saying merci beaucoup. “Amazing!” was the one-word review from Anne Petrie, who recently arranged for Tel to cater an eight-course dinner for 10 couples at a friend’s home. “We..
Published in December 2012 - Shirley Selna Shewmaker Wahl's Life at Wyntoon on the McCloud River Story: Ron Linebarger When my parents took employment at Wyntoon, William Randolph Hearst’s forested hideaway on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta in 1936, my childhood ceased being a normal one. I was 11, and until that time, daily living was pretty simple: Rise early, dress, eat, run to catch the school bus; return home, play, eat, and r..