Magazine: March 2013 Issue
My Lucky Day
Published: 26-Feb-2013Photo by Kathi Corder
As winter ends, daffodils are peeking out from dormant gardens, lifting their faces to the sun. It’s the time when Mother Nature flaunts her creativity, pouring rain on us one day, then greeting us with a clear, azure sky the very next morning. Yes, we are ready to march into spring!
Nothing says “welcome to the weekend” like a freshly baked pizza on a Friday night, and some local entrepreneurs have put a twist on the traditional pie with their wood-fired pizzas. Learn how the North State has grabbed a hold of this growing trend.
Farmers’ markets make it appealing to “go local” when it comes to food, but what about the other green stuff? Our community banks and credit unions care for your money locally, and their employees – from the teller to the CEO – are our friends and neighbors. We’ll tell you more about them.
The North State is blessed with creative folks of all stripes, and we’re delighted to introduce you to a new feature in Enjoy – quick glimpses into the lives of local authors. This month, we’ll introduce you to teacher-turned-children’s author Linda Boyden and adventurer Joel Stratte-McClure.
Ready to go out and explore how spring has sprung? The Camden House in Whiskeytown is a lovely local treasure, and the Burger Barn on Old Highway 99 in Dunsmuir boasts the perfect burger with a side of nostalgia. But before you go, let our local meteorologists help you pick the perfect day to venture out. Our TV weather guys brave rain, snow and scorching summers to share their scientific know-how with us, and you can meet them right here in this issue.
Whatever the weather, it’s a glorious time to live, work and play in the North State... enjoy!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 COVER CONTEST WINNER, Kathi Corder:
My interest in photography goes back to my childhood. I started studying to become a professional in 1991 at the age of 45. The trails of knowledge and further education through Professional Photographers of America and California led me to my Master’s degree and to become one of the only Certified Professional Photographers in the North State. The image gracing your cover is of my granddaughter, a fifth generation member of our family and farm. She is skipping through the garlic fields, one of the many crops we grow to support ourselves and many others.
“Thank you Enjoy magazine and to all that voted.”
Featured Articles in This Issue
Published in March 2013 - Moule's Glass is Four Generations of Family Business Story: Melissa Mendonca Photos: Alexis LeClair If you’ve heard the radio spots for Moule’s Glass, they’ve no doubt stuck with you. Two sisters, Liz Forsberg of the Red Bluff store and Laura Ware of Redding, offer service with a smile and offer a hint on how to pronounce their name – it rhymes with owl. While 60 seconds can convey..
Published in March 2013 - Waterman's Batting Cages in Redding Story: Jon Lewis Photos: Kara Stewart For John Waterman, one door closed and a batting cage opened. “This business came along at just the right time for us,” says Tonya Waterman as she recalls the day she and her husband decided to purchase a batting-cage business. “I walked in to buy some baseball socks for an exchange student and the owner says, &lsq..
Published in March 2013 - What’s the best thing you’ve ever won? Did you win because you worked hard for it, because you strategized or because you were lucky? The best thing I ever won was a weekend in Reno where I won $500 on a free slot spin. ~Suzie A couple years ago I won an iPad at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Needless to say I was thrilled! ~Anita The Keith Urban fan club only picks eight fans to win a meet-a..
Published in March 2013 - The Camden House Love Story Story: Betty Lease Photos: Eric Leslie You’ve driven by it many times on the way to Weaverville or the coast. You may have glanced at the historic home on the south side of Highway 299 and said to yourself, “I’d like to stop there someday.” You should. You really should. In case you’re wondering, that two-story, stately white home – nin..
Published in March 2013 - IASCO Flight Training in Redding Story: Carrie Schmeck Photos: Kara Stewart What does a pilot shortage in China have to do with Redding? Quite a lot, actually, says Anne Marie Guay, president of IASCO Flight Training, to the tune of approximately 12.5 million community dollars. IASCO, a flight training service based in Redding (formerly in Napa), saw keen opportunity in 2007 when Chinese airlines wer..
Published in March 2013 - Janelle Nicolay's From-Scratch Culinary Creations Story: Amber Galusha Photos: Betsy Erickson It’s after hours at J Nicolay Bakery and customers are still trying the locked door, hoping to get their hands on one of Janelle Nicolay’s made-from-scratch goodies. A young man peers past the posted hours at Nicolay, who’s perched with one leg crossed under the other at a cafe table in her minimalis..
Published in March 2013 - The Tabitha Quilters Sew With Love Story: Claudia Mosby Photos: Betsy Erickson For a few hours every week, the Tabitha Quilters gather over colorful fabric splayed across tables and sewing machines in the Fellowship Hall at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding, where they work on projects threaded with love to be sent to others, both near and far. Some cut fabric strips, others blocks. Some machine-sew ..
Published in March 2013 - Seth Laam's Hand-Built Motorcycle Seats Story: Amber Galusha Photos: Betsy Erickson At the end of a perennial-lined drive, tucked amongst fruit trees and a small patch of lawn sits the modest, well-organized space that houses Seth Laam’s cottage business, Laam Custom Motorcycle Seats. The shop, situated just steps from his Cedars Road home, is where Laam has worked for the past year hand-building his sig..
Published in March 2013 - Olson Stoneware in Weaverville Story: Kerri Regan Photos: Eric Leslie When Greg Olson was in high school, his vision for the future was laser sharp: “All I thought about was being a pro golfer.” Then someone sat him down at a potter’s wheel. “I took a crafts class, and my teacher himself was a very good potter. I got on the potter’s wheel for the first time and absolutel..
Published in March 2013 - Karli Janc of Elegant Bean Partners up in Cottonwood Story: Melissa Mendonca Photos: Alexis LeClair In COTTONWOOD, it’s a familiar refrain to hear people say, “I’m off to the Bean!” The place of popularity is actually the Elegant Bean, a busy cafe in the Holiday Shopping Center that has become not only a place for outstanding espresso drinks – try the Aztec Mocha! – but what..
Published in March 2013 - Following the Forecast with North State Meteorologists Story: Kerri Regan Photos: Betsy Erickson It's supremely frustrating to plan a day on the lake only to have a surprise rainstorm show up, or to organize a picnic on a predicted 80-degree day and have your plans torched by an untimely heat wave. But rest assured, nobody hates that more than the weather guy. “It’ll literally put me in a..