Magazine: November 2012 Issue
Windows of Opportunity
Published: 26-Oct-2012On the cover:
Larry David, Paul David, Ethan David, and Jeff Arndt
photo by Kara Stewart • www.KaraStewartPhotography.com
It seems so fitting that Thanksgiving happens the month after we celebrate Enjoy’s birthday. Reflecting on the past six years reminds us how thankful we are for the privilege of telling inspirational stories, month after month.
We’re grateful for our kindhearted neighbors, including those who participated in the Redding Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Says one organizer: “It’s a day to feel a sense of community and shared celebration of those who work together and support one another in the fight.” Down in Chico, the fine folks at The Little Red Hen are helping people with disabilities through ventures including a plant nursery, a gift shop and a kitchen. We’ll also introduce you to some selfless servants who gave their time to the Peace Corps and are, as one volunteer describes, “committed to the betterment of the world.”
We are also thankful to live in a culturally rich community. This month, you’ll meet Mark McAbee of The Clear Cut Band, ebullient performing artist Tammy Jones, acclaimed composer Roger Emerson, and Adrienne Jacoby, an effervescent optimist who has put songs into the souls of more than 20,000 children.
Does your home need a quick little makeover before your holiday guests arrive? We’ll give you some creative tricks for updating your home without blowing your budget. Then bone up on your Turkey Day trivia in our special feature about Thanksgiving and its traditions. Want to feel less guilty about indulging in the world’s greatest feast? Celebrate good health and a good cause at the 27th annual Turkey Trot, a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition.
Count your blessings, this month and every month. We are thankful for you!
Thank you to Adrienne Sherman, owner of For the Love of Pie, for allowing us to take our group photo at her business.
Featured Articles in This Issue
Published in November 2012 - Thanksgiving History, Traditions and Trivia By Claudia Mosby To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ~ Johannes A. Gaertner Thanksgiving immediately evokes certain images and associations: roasted turkey with all the trimmings, reunions with family and friends, football and parades, and Pilgrims. Historia..
Published in November 2012 - Share Your Favorite Patriotic Story or Pay Tribute to a Loved One I would like to honor my husband Robert Lee for the service he has given our country. He served in Vietnam and has continued to serve his country and family as an honorable man ever since. ~Sue Lee My nephew, Tyler Vietti, gave his life in Afghanistan on August 30, 2009. You will never be forgotten. Your memory lives on forever in our hearts an..
Published in November 2012 - 2nd Annual Walk For Alzheimer's Story: Sandie Tillery Photos: Jim Blasquez A flower garden of purple, yellow, orange and green sprouted and disappeared on the north side of the Sundial Bridge all in one hour during the second annual Redding Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Some 250 participants, many in wheelchairs, many representing local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, many in honor of loved on..
Published in November 2012 - Fifteen Minutes with KRCR TV's Kelli Saam Photo by Bret Christensen Job/Title: Morning News Anchor KRCR Newschannel 7 Personal: Husband: Jerry Olenyn; children, Jeremy, 11, and Ryan, 7 Tell us how you got into the news business: I started working as an intern at WLNS, the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Mich., then I worked part-time at the station while finishing my degree at Michigan State University. Upon..
Published in November 2012 - Burrito Bandito Celebrates 10 Years in the North State Story: Kerri Regan Photos: Bret Christensen Burrito Bandito was inspired by one of life’s basic needs: A perfect mix of meat, beans and veggies, accessorized with a smidge of sour cream, a drizzle of salsa and a whole lot of guacamole, tightly swaddled into a flour tortilla bigger than your face. “I knew there had to be a place you could ..
Published in November 2012 - Life is a Stage for Tammy Jones Story: Jon Lewis Photo: Bret Christensen Tammy Jones can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing, and even her earliest efforts were validated: “My teacher in third grade was devastated when I had chicken pox and couldn’t sing in the Christmas program,” Jones recalls with a laugh. “I was the only one who sang loud and knew all the words.&rdq..
Published in November 2012 - Ugly Sweaters Benefit Northern Valley Catholic Social Service Story: Kerri Regan Photos: Bret Christensen Say “ugly sweater,” and most folks’ thoughts turn to smiling reindeer and glittery trees. At the Second Time Around thrift shop on North Market Street, however, you can set your sights much higher. Or, in this case, lower. Envision, if you will, a black sweater featuring a pirat..
Published in November 2012 - Mark McAbee, Extraordinary Vocalist Story: Kimberly Carlson Photos: Heather Armstrong Vocalist, guitar player, songwriter and DJ Mark McAbee of Clear Cut Entertainment is a multifaceted man. Whether singing solo, playing with his band at a local restaurant or spinning CDs at a wedding, McAbee fills a venue with music. The Clear Cut Band has been playing for more than 14 years throughout the North Sta..
Published in November 2012 - The Little Red Hen in Chico Story: Melissa Mendonca Photo: Linda Bergmann In the old folk tale of The Little Red Hen, the eponymous heroine is given a grain of wheat and asks for help to make it grow. No one comes to her assistance and so she toils away on her own. It was a feeling that Teresa Wolk Hayes struggled with early on in the life of her now 22-year-old son, Alex, who was born with autism. &ldqu..