Past Top 10 Results
Published in June 2008 - Top Ten life lessons learned from your dad Dads... so full of wisdom, advice and unconditional love. What have you learned from your dad that you have, or will, pass on to your children? Maybe he taught you how to change a tire, throw a baseball, fly fish, ride a dirt bike or build a fort. Or maybe he taught you how much fun it is to camp or cook or root for the home team. Maybe he taught you how important fa..
Published in April 2008 - Top Ten Favorite Classic Cars When watching the parade of cars during the Kool April Nites Cruise, does your heart skip a beat when you see the classic car you've imagined yourself driving since you were 16? Maybe you already own that car of your dreams. See if your favorite classic car made it to our Top 10 list. Don't forget to go to our website and vote for the next Top 10. 1934 Ford Model B (The Littl..
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 January 2011 - Top 10 places to get your car serviced If you aren’t car savvy, it can be intimidating to find someone you trust to work on your vehicle. Finding a mechanic you can rely on is much like finding a doctor you’re comfortable with. Below are the results from our online poll. 1. Paul Stower Automotive 1630 Shasta Street, Redding (530) 243-3904 2. Angelo’s Classic Import Service, Inc...
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 November 2011 - Several years ago I had a boyfriend with a very large family. The Wednesday before Black Friday, the family would get together and go through all the advertisements. His mom would make a plan and assign everyone places to go, the times to be there and what we needed to buy. We got up at two in the morning on Friday to start the process. Each of us had our board in hand and would be sent off to get all the things on t..
Published in May 2013 - Bidwell Mansion Community Project Watercolor by Valerie Payne Bidwell Mansion is a site of important historical significance to the state of California and a source of great pride to the citizens of Chico and the surrounding community. In mid-2011, the California Department of State Parks announced its intention to close Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park to the public. Fundraising and the discovery of state funds..
Published in October 2008 - It's the most important meal of the day - and doesn’t breakfast taste so much better when someone else cooks it for you? With so many great places in the North State to eat a tasty morning meal, how do you choose a favorite? The votes are in – below are Enjoy reader’s top 10 (actually 11) breakfast places. 1. Black Bear Diner – visit their website for their North State locations www...
Published in December 2009 - Most of us have dreams and aspirations that we hope to accomplish in our lives. Some have the desire to jump out of an airplane, while others wish to go on an African safari, catch a baseball game at every major league stadium, get a tattoo or maybe mentor a child. Below are the 10 most popular bucket list wishes that were sent to us by our readers. 1. Travel All 50 states Alaska Europe ..
Published in September 2012 - If you could be a contestant on a game show (past or present), which one would it be? I think it would have been a blast to be on Password or Match Game. ~Rosalind Wheel of Fortune. ~Michele Wheel of Fortune. Because I always win. ~Barbara Jeopardy! The only game show worth watching. ~Annie I’d like to be a contestant on Hollywood Squares. The celebrity “guest” square..
Published in April 2011 - Tie 1. Jen Powers, DVM Above and Beyond Animal Care 22294 Spyder Lane, Palo Cedro (530) 524-7044 www.aboveandbeyondvet.com Tie 1. Marilee King, DVM Anderson Veterinary Clinic 3100 West Center Street, Anderson (530) 365-8122 www.andersonvet.com 2. Miguel Cruz, DVM Pet Care Naturally 2450 Henderson Avenue, Redding (530) 221-1803 Lewiston Animal Clinic 316 Texas Street, Lewiston ..
Published in September 2009 - 1. Mt. Lassen: Try the 35-mile drive through the main park around sunset, when it’s less crowded - the silence is divine. 2. Whiskeytown Lake is beautiful any time of year: If you live near Redding and don’t have a lot of time, this is a nice, shorat drive, especially if you have small children who constantly ask, “Are we there yet?” Highway 299 West will get you there. Visit Brandy Cr..
Published in June 2011 - 1. Dubes Pizza & Deli www.dubespizzadeli.com 1313 Hartnell Avenue, Redding (530) 222-4466 D 2766 Balls Ferry Road, Anderson (530) 365-4131 2. Dill’s Deli www.dillsdeli.com 5132 Caterpillar Road, Redding (530) 244-3457 3. Subarama www.subarama.com 2658 Hilltop Drive, Redding (530) 221-7827 9481 Deschutes Road, Suite 1, Palo Cedro (530) 547-1145 4. San Franc..
Published in February 2009 - Top 10 Thrift Shops In these days of pinching pennies and recycle, reduce and reuse, thrift stores are a logical choice to purchase gently used items that may not normally be in your budget. Many wonderful treasures can be found at second-hand stores here in the North State, including several that raise money for noble causes. Below are the North State Thrift Stores that received the most votes from our onlin..
Published in August 2012 - Pizza. And frankly, not often enough. ~Rick Moonstone Bistro - calamari and any special lunch or dinner - everything there is excellent! ~Sannie Our family’s all time favorite meal is~ BBQ tri tip, corn on the cob and fresh garlic bread! Oh so yummy! ~Allison 16 oz New York steak at Jack’s Grill. At least once every two months! ~Jon Pork chops and rice. As often as I can. ~Jessica ..
Published in June 2010 - Top 10 Places to Wet a Line Northern California is home to some of the best fishing spots in the United States. Whether you fish from a boat or the shore, with a fishing guide or on your own, or with a hook or a fly, there are countless places in the North State to catch the “big one.” Rivers, creeks and lakes galore run through our backyard, and the ocean is a hop, skip and jump away, so the oppo..
Published in January 2010 - Top 10 ways to stay fit The new year is here – a time when many people become more health-conscious and vow to stick with a healthy diet and exercise plan. We asked where and how you choose to burn those extra calories. The votes have been tallied and here are the Top 10 ways our readers keep fit. 1. Adamson’s Peak Performance 3266 Bechelli Lane, Redding (530) 221-8006 www.adamsonspeakper..
Published in March 2011 - Top 10 Nurseries/Garden Centers Spring is on the horizon - some of us have been reading about the latest garden trends and will soon be working our soil and planning landscape changes to our yards. The votes have been tallied and here’s where our readers go for planting advice and garden supplies. 1. Turtle Bay’s McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Nursery 1100 Arboretum Drive (off ..
Published in February 2010 - TOP 10 PLACES TO HAVE A WEDDING Informal or elegant, outside or inside, venues for the perfect wedding in the North State are countless. Here are the venues that received the top votes for places to say, “I do.” 1. TBS Ranch (530) 410-2181 8310 Maynard Road, Palo Cedro www.tbsranch.com 2. Lazy K Ranch (530) 472-3424 12347 Fern Road, Whitmore www.lazykranchwedding.com 3. Mer..
Published in October 2009 - 1. February 2007 2. April 2007 3. September 2007 4. October 2007 5. May 2008 6. June 2008 7. August 2008 8. December 2008 9. March 2009 10. June 2009 ..
Published in July 2010 - Top 10 Beauty Salons or Barber Shops There are 100,000 hairs on the average person’s head, and each strand’s lifespan is two to seven years. Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body (bone marrow is first) and grows an average of a half-inch per month. It’s a good thing we have some fabulous hair salons, barbers and stylists in the North State. It seems people are pretty passiona..
Published in July 2009 - 1. Anderson Explodes Shasta District Fairgrounds (July 3) The gates will open at 4 pm (free admission) and activities will include face painting, games, food and refreshments. There will be a community barbecue put on by the 4H and FFA for $10 and a 50/50 raffle. Mosquito Serenade will feature the Christian band “WeR1” (usually Mosquito Serenade is on Wednesdays and at the Anderson River Park). Th..
Published in November 2010 - Top 10 hobbies Studies have shown that having a hobby can improve your health and happiness. Some people like to sew in their free time, while others love to golf. What kind of hobbies do you have? Below are the most popular answers from our online poll. 1. Hiking/Walking/Cycling 2. Pottery/ Painting 3. Sewing/Quilting 4. Kayaking/Boating 5. Cooking 6. Gardening 7. Photogra..
Published in April 2010 - TOP 10 FLOWER, FRUIT OR VEGETABLE If you love fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers and enjoy eating and sharing the fruits of your labor, you’ve probably started working – or at least thinking about – your summer garden. What fruit, vegetable or flower do you plant that thrives in this North State heat? Below are the answers we received from our online poll. 1. Tomatoes: The most common f..
Published in August 2008 - Top Ten ice cream placesDo those hot summer days make you scream for ice cream? The way it makes you smile while feasting on your favorite flavor, soft serve, gelato, sundaes, sorbets. You told us where you go to indulge in this favorite summer pastime. Alpine Drive-In 37148 State Highway 299 East, Burney This adorable drive-in is a hot spot for soft-serve ice cream. You’re sure to be greeted with..
Published in January 2012 - Erin: Fiddle lessons and practice. Learning to play fiddle has been at the top of my bucket list for a while. I'm 51 now, and it's time to get cracking and cross a few things off that list. Mark: Taking my motorcycle out on long rides more often. Shellie: Enjoying the down time. Maria: Handwritten notes. Jenna: Visits and catching up with my siblings. Elena: My family and hitting ..
Published in June 2009 - 1. Whiskeytown Lake Located just 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is home to a special collection of animal and plant life. The lake, trails and numerous waterfalls provide outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, photography, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. www.nps.gov/whis 2. Hat Creek Resort This is a great place for outdoor lovers! Pitch a t..
Published in March 2008 - Top Ten Favorite Lunch Spots Maybe it’s your main meal of the day.Maybe you’re trying to impress a date or a client. Is it a sandwich in your cubicle, fast food in your car, or a cloth napkin on your lap? See if your fave lunch spot made it to our list... and if you don’t see your pick this time, be sure to go online and vote for next month’s top 10! 1. Bartels Giant Burger Who c..
Published in July 2008 - Family reunions celebrate our families’ traditions and heritage. They give us the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with family members that we don’t get to visit with often, and introduce our children to aunts, uncles and cousins they may have never met. The North State is full of wonderful settings to hold the perfect family reunion. If it were up to you to plan your family reunion, where in the N..
Published in February 2008 - Top Ten Romantic Getaways From the extremely romantic to the completely unique, here are some favorite North State romantic getaways. Relax in luxurious comfort, gaze at falling stars and be awed by spectacular sunsets. There’s a suggestion for just about everyone on this list. And a big thank you to all who voted once again… thank you for all your fantastic ideas! 1. Apples’ River Hou..
Published in November 2008 - Top Ten Holiday Films The weather is cooling off; the scent of the holidays is in the air. Hot chocolate and curling up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a warm fire in the fireplace is the perfect antidote to a winter chill. Christmas movies are on just about every channel. Which one will you make sure to watch? Below are our reader’s favorites: A Christmas Story "You’ll shoot yo..
Published in September 2008 - Whether you prefer a rich, full-bodied Merlot or a fruity Zinfandel, the North State offers many wineries to suit your taste. With September 22 marking the official end of summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to raise a glass and toast the beginning of autumn. Thank you for sharing with us your favorite North State Winery. One Maple Winery Tasting Room Hours: May - September open 11 am - 7 pm daily..
Published in March 2010 - Top 10 Bands or Musicians The North State’s music scene is growing, and most weekends you can find a great venue where a local band is playing some fantastic tunes. Our online votes have been tallied and below are our Top 10 bands/musicians in the North State. 1. Clearcut Alternative, Acoustic, Rock www.myspace.com/clearcutmusicredding 2. The Billies Classic Rock, Country, Blues www.mysp..
Published in January 2009 - TOP 10 NORTH STATE LANDMARKS People from all over the world come to Northern California to visit some of the state’s most beautiful and unique landmarks. From a popular piece of architecture to a must-visit locally owned business or restaurant that’s been around forever, here are your votes for the North State’s most popular landmarks. 1. Sundial Bridge – Designed by Santiago Calat..
Published in May 2008 - Top Ten on the Water Activities Living in the North State gives us many opportunities to get out and play in, on and around different bodies of water. For some, it’s the hot summer weather that pushes us towards the ocean, lakes, streams, rivers and swimming pools. For others it’s the love for your favorite (water) sport - no matter what the season is. Here are some of your favorite pastimes: ..
Published in August 2010 - 1. Johnny’s Cathouse 1729 California Street, Redding (530) 605-1500 www.myspace.com/johnnys_cathouse Pool tables, dancing, live music, full bar. (must be 21 or older) 2. Prime 11 Cinemas 1816 Highway 273, Anderson (530) 378-1080 www.primecinemas.com Clean, comfortable and a friendly staff. 3. Shasta Lanes - Rock N Bowl 11093 Black Marble Way, Redding (530) 244-5773 www.shastalanesreddi..
Published in October 2010 - Top 10 Pizzerias in the North State October is National Pizza Month. We asked our readers where in the North State they go to eat their favorite pizza pie. Did you know: • American’s eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every day • Saturday is the biggest pizza eating night in the United States • The number one day for pizza consumption is Super Bowl Sunday • 93% of Americ..
Published in August 2011 - 1. Field of Dreams Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta 2. League of Their Own Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Lori Petty 3. Major League Starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernse 4. Bull Durham Starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins 5. The Natural Starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close 6. The Sandlot Starri..
Published in December 2010 - With miles and miles of great bike trails, it’s no wonder we have some top-notch bike shops in the North State. Whether you're an avid cyclist or someone who dusts your bike off every few months to take a ride with the kids, you've probably visited a shop to browse through the newest gadgets and gear designed for your bicycling pleasure. The bike shops that got the most votes on our online poll are: 1. Red..
Published in May 2009 - 1. Casa Ramos 995 Hilltop Dr. Redding (530) 224-7223 2830 Childress Dr., Anderson (530) 365-1791 2001 N. Main St., Red Bluff (530) 527-2684 1136 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta (530) 926-0250 Visit their website at www.casaramos.net for even more locations. Most popular menu item: Plato Emperador 2. Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 435 E Cypress Ave., Redding (530) 223-2540 Most p..
Published in February 2010 - 1. My husband, Neil, had a ladder accident in Dunsmuir volunteering at the Amtrak Depot. Random acts of kindness shown to him and his Nurse Nellie during our 17 days in Dunsmuir before returning home touched us deeply, from hospital staff, the van driver, friends offering their help (Neil’s Angels) to a cherry pie. Small towns are the very best; they take care of one another. Thanks to Neil’s Angels all! ..
Published in August 2009 - 1. Walking the Sacramento River Trail: It’s great exercise for both of you, in one of the North State’s most picturesque surroundings. What’s not to love? Be sure to bring bags to clean up after your pet - and he must stay on his leash. 2. Walking in Anderson River Park: A place with that many squirrels is bound to be on Sparky’s Top 10. 3. Playing fetch in the Sacramento River..
Published in February 2013 - What toy or object from your childhood do you still have? What made you keep it? I still have my Barbies. My daughters got a lot of enjoyment out of them and now my granddaughter plays with them. ~Robin I have all the medals that I won when I was a gymnast more than 20 years ago. I’m not sure why, but I worked hard for those things! It’s hard to throw them out. ~Adelle My baseball glove. ~Darren..
Published in March 2009 - Top 10 Guilty Pleasures Whether it’s a show you secretly TiVo, a DVD you hide in the back of your collection, a song you sing loud and proud when no one is around or a food that makes you secretly give in to your craving, we all have guilty pleasures. Here are our readers’ Top 10. 1. Chocolate Derived from the pods of the Cacao (kah-cow) tree, the seeds were processed to produce the frothy d..
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 October 2012 - What Was Your Most Favorite Halloween Costume? One that stands out most for me is when my mom and aunt dressed my sister and I and my two cousins and me as characters from the Wizard of Oz. I was 3 years old and loved Dorothy, so I got to be her. My little sister was the Cowardly Lion, one cousin was the Wicked Witch, one was the Tin Man. My mom was the Scarecrow and my aunt was Glinda. We went to a carnival ..
Published in April 2008 - 1.“Falling For You: McCloud Falls” (July 2010) by Gary VanDeWalker. The description he gives of the falls romances you into thinking you are there. An excerpt: “Mt. Shasta looms between the tree branches as the quiet of the water belies the power it possesses before moving into a narrow rock channel, churning into a white froth before plunging into a deep emerald pool below.” ~Yvonne 2. D..
Published in December 2011 - TOP 10 Books To Read To A Child Children who enjoy books at home are more likely to be eager readers and good students. Reading with your children, grandchildren or other special youngsters in your life is a delightful way to spend one-on-one time. Here are the books our readers found to be their favorites to read to children. 1. Cowboy the Magic Horse by Sheila Heuer 2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Br..
Published in November 2008 - Top 10 Thanksgiving Memories Thanksgiving is a time for traditions and fond memories. Maybe one year you had a surprise guest, or maybe you received some news that made you particularly thankful. Perhaps you did something completely out of the ordinary that made your Thanksgiving memories. Below are our 10 favorites. 1. When it was time for carving the turkey, we had everyone sit around the table. We pull..
Published in April 2009 - TOP 10 LIVE MUSIC VENUES The North State is fortunate to have a diverse collection of talented local musicians, and many restaurants, bars, clubs and larger venues offer live music regularly. The votes are in and here are the results! 1. KC Grove, Anderson River Park Rupert Road at Sacramento River, Anderson www.ci.anderson.ca.us/ mosquitoserenade_info.asp 2. Cascade Theatre 1731 Market St, Redd..
Published in July 2012 - What's something your parents used to say to you as a child that you swore you'd never say - but catch yourself saying it all the time? “...on God’s green earth!” And “one little i-ota!” ~EronMarie We’ll see. ~Debra Eat your dinner. There are children starving in China. ~Kimberly Because I said so! ~Lyn & Ashley Wait until your dad gets home! ~Pat ..
Published in September 2010 - 1. Cell phone/smart phone 2. Computer/internet 3. Coffee 4. Swimming pool 5. Car 6. Music 7. ATM card 8. Air conditioning 9. Showers 10. Makeup..
Published in November 2009 - Boutique-type shops are everywhere in the North State. You can find things in these quaint shops that you won’t find in big-box stores: trinkets, soaps, jewelry, one-of-a-kind artwork and so much more. If you purchase an outfit at one of these local boutiques, you’re likely to be the only one in town wearing anything like it! An added bonus is that you can usually get personalized service from the bus..
Published in April 2013 - Vera DeWitt of Shingletown Affectionally knows as “Miss Vera,” she has given thousands of hours to the Shingletown community. Vera has devoted her time and energy to the Shingletown Volunteer Department as president of the fund-raising arm (more than once) and is on the medical center board of directors. Through the Shingletown Activities Council, she supports the free Easter egg hunt, Christmas for Kids ..
Published in February 2012 - The parties. ~ Jake Showing the grandchildren the fun of your team playing in the Big Game; commercials; and coming together with friends & family (even those cheering for the “other” team). ~ Mimi The Commercials. ~ Katie The excitement the week before Super Bowl is almost as fun as the actual game. I love watching the teams show up at the field, the interviews with the players and ..
Published in January 2013 - What kind of plans have you made or goals have you set for 2013? Take my granddaughters to Disneyland, hopefully including the two in Florida, too. ~Elena Eliminate things I no longer use or need. ~Phillip Go back to school. ~Katrina Quit smoking for good! ~Ken Shop at local farmers’ markets or fruit stands for most of our family’s produce needs. ~Chris Choke down more fruits a..
Published in May 2010 - FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT RODEO WEEK Rodeos are a pretty big deal in the North State. Not only do they bring a lot of revenue to the area, they show community spirit, feature several days of exciting events and bring hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. We asked our online readers to tell us their favorite thing about Rodeo Week and here are the Top 10: 1. Pancake Breakfast 2. Cowb..
Published in January 2008 - Top Ten New Year's Resolutions Be more environmentally conscious: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Ride a bike or walk to work (this is especially good if one of your resolutions is to get fit). Pick up trash at your local park. Help make the world a better place for our children and their children. Concentratemore on health and fitness: Commit yourself to run a mini marathon in 2008. Try to eat more fruits and ve..