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98 | Giving Back: Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley

contents Northern California Living 19 | Restoring History at the Pinc Lady Mansion 27 | Amber Treat’s Shop Around the Corner Books 31 | Giving Back to the Community with Tori Parks 36 | Kim Solga, Mural Artist 42 | Humbolt County’s Women- Owned Breweries 47 | All in the Family at Bud’s Jolly Kone 52 | Etna Creek Outfitters 58 | Coach Natasha Tunnicliffe 65 | Welcome to Yreka’s Lona Mae’s 69 | Joanie Smith’s New Venture 74 | The Making of a Magazine
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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, and we are celebrating wonderful women. We’ve packed this issue with inspirational stories of women who have made their mark on our community and our world with their innovative ideas, entrepreneurial genius and boundless energy.

Grab a new book from Amber Treat’s lovely Shop Around the Corner bookstore downtown, or enjoy a sweet treat at Bud’s Jolly Cone, a family business run by Courtny Abbassi. If you head north to Siskiyou County, you can marvel at the magnificent murals painted by Kim Solga. Ready for a coastal getaway? Stop by the Pinc Lady Mansion or any (or all) of the three female-owned breweries on the North Coast - Lost Coast, Six Rivers and Gyppo Ale Mill.

We’ll introduce you to Sgt. Regan Ortega of the Redding Police Department, a working mom in a demanding profession who is modeling for her daughter how to pursue her dreams. You’ll meet the incredible Tori Parks, a legend in the local running community, as well as athlete and fitness coach Natasha Tunnicliffe, who is helping other women improve their health.

Many of the ads sprinkled throughout these pages showcase remarkable women who would love to do business with you. In fact, just by holding this magazine in your hands, you’re supporting women in business – both of our owners and our editor-in-chief are women who are heavily invested in our community, and we share more about them in this issue, as well.

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Something you’re passionate about: I am passionate about leadership. Leaders can have a profound impact not only on work lives but on personal lives as well, and I am passionate about doing everything I can to positively impact those I lead.

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Something you’re proud of achieving: I am proud of being a working mom in a demanding profession. Being a mother made me a better police officer, because coming home after every shift reminds me what I am working for. And being a police officer made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I am modeling for my daughter how to pursue her dreams.

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A person who influenced you: My daughter has influenced me the most. She inspires me to live my life as an example for her. I hope for her to strive to be educated, independent, strong and fulfilled. One of the best ways I can teach her how to be these things is to show her by my own examples.

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ILLUMINATING AN AIR of elegance, sophistication and sparkle just like Queen Victoria herself during her reign, The Pinc Lady stands tall on 202 M Street in all her splendor, bringing some restored history back to Eureka. This is all thanks to her newest companion/mansion owner Jacqueline Kretchmer, who has tirelessly spent the last few years during the pandemic to “help bring The Pinc’s smile back”. 4

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Kretchmer grew up in the Bay Area, and spent the last few years at a nonprofit she created called Wonderkind to help young people and students in their quest to run their own businesses. Kretchmer began looking for a space that could help propel Wonderkind’s beneficiaries’ education, and found an advertisement in a local publication promoting The Pink Lady Mansion for sale. The possibility that The Pink presented seemed perfect for her goals.

“Students age 16 to 18 are underutilized in the workforce, so we are aiming to develop a hospitality and culinary program at The Pinc to keep students here in the community and explore potential careers,” Kretchmer says.

However, Kretchmer did run into a few issues regarding restoring The Pinc into a welcoming place again. She had only been to Eureka one time before, and The Pinc needed a lot of work. It takes a special kind of person who knows how to restore a Victorian home, and she was navigating that along with the homelessness and drug use she regularly encountered outside of the property exacerbated by the pandemic. In the autumn of 2020, it took her two months to move into The Pinc because there were no moving rental trucks that would go just one way.

Kretchmer loves many things about Humboldt County, from its coastal weather to the nearby Redwoods and its loads of history. “As a kid, I loved architecture, I loved Europe and went to college in Switzerland. Eureka only has 30,000 people in it, but Old Town is a cultural preserve, and the Redwoods is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I feel like that alone warrants protection,” Kretchmer says.

Eureka has hundreds of Victorian homes – including the famous Carson Mansion – but many have changed hands so many times over the last century that maybe a bit

of their heritage has been lost in renovations. “So many tourists pass through, they spend 10 minutes here, and they leave. There was no one to educate and share Eureka’s story. Eureka is rare – 60 percent of it is Victorian homes,” says Kretchmer. Therefore, she is on a quest to restore Old Town’s charm and share the value that Victorians give to the community.

“Queen Victoria – her energy, style and reign – still influences American culture today. She brought uniqueness and effervescence to that era,” Kretchmer says. With a certain degree of exuberance, Kretchmer talks about the queen’s fertility, vitality and legacy – how she married at 18 years old and had nine children, and was beloved by many in Europe and in India. Kretchmer is aiming to keep her story and the Victorian era alive by offering public tours, a mercantile, guest rooms and a lithophane gallery. The Pinc even has an edible garden, growing tea leaves, apples and muscat grapes.

The mansion also allows Kretchmer to learn more about the fascinating architecture of the late 1880s, with its mesmerizing waterbased and stained-glass windows, handcrafted shingles each signed by the workers who made them, and its onion-dome turret. 4

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“Victorians loved stained glass and that water glass, the waviness of the water literally moving through it. The Pinc is this living, breathing thing, and I want to showcase her personality,” she says. “When we moved to Eureka, the home was empty, just a complete shell. And I couldn’t tell you the difference between new approach or ephemeral. Unfortunately, a lot of Victorians were bastardized over the years and succumbed to rentals and part of the maximalism movement; only a few kept their bright interior colors and trim work.”

Fortunately, she became connected with “The Craftsman” TV show and woodworker Eric Hollenbrook, who aims to give historic homes new life. Following the three years of transformation, Kretchmer could finally step back and say, “She got her smile back. That’s kind of the whole vibe of Eureka. I feel like that was what The Pinc was missing.”

Kretchmer is constantly looking toward the future of The Pinc, opening back up in February with offerings that create context around what a Victorian home is, why they’re important and what people can do to value and celebrate them. She wants to host champagne/wine tastings, offer doll tea parties for children, and manufacture food with ingredients out of its own garden under its cottage license. “I’m trying to create an environment where everything comes from here and it’s a cycle,” she says.

The Pinc was open during Old Town Eureka’s Valentine’s Festival, where it hosted teas and tours multiple times throughout the day.

“I keep looking up at The Pinc and she’s so tall and majestic. My motto now is, ‘She makes you look up.’ I have in my mind what she has the potential to be. I feel like she gave me an unlimited bounty of imagination. It’s a partnership and she’s the boss,” Kretchmer says with a laugh. • The



People may wonder why Kretchmer changed the “K” in “Pink” to a “C” in the mansion’s name. She says:

“I’ve had cancer twice and I lost both of my parents to cancer, so it’s very close to me. Also, we have champagne, we’re celebrating, we have candelabras… all The Pinc’s finest details start with a C. It’s a great conversation starter. I couldn’t talk about my cancer and radiation until I came to The Pinc, and now when people ask, ‘Why did you change the name?’, I can bring some awareness to it.”

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“IT WAS A DREAM. . . you think it will probably never happen, but it’s fun to think about,” says Amber Treat about opening Shop Around the Corner Books in downtown Redding with her husband Doug in December 2021. Amber had homeschooled her three kids all the way through high school. When her youngest son started taking classes at Shasta College, Amber applied for a job at the library in Redding – her first outside of full-time mothering and homeschooling. In 2019, while still at the library, she started an Etsy shop selling vintage books. While fulfilling orders online, she also began attending events in Shasta County as a vendor, hugely enjoying the connections she made with people through their shared love of reading. “It was way more fun than just listing something, shipping it and never knowing who’s getting the book,” she says. Eventually she wanted more flexibility and freedom than the library could offer, and in 2021, she quit her job to venture out on her own. She realized there are very few independent new bookstores in Northern California, and says hers is the only one along Interstate 5 between Sacramento and Oregon.4

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When Amber became serious about finding a home for her bookstore-to-be, she and Doug found a small space downtown that had been her sister-in-law’s art studio. “It was really fun for my husband and me to look around and think, ‘We can do whatever we want,’” Amber says. Doug, who had constructed homes for 30 years, custom built all the bookshelves in the shop. When deciding on a store name, Amber drew inspiration from a loved film. Some may recognize it from the 1998 flick “You’ve Got Mail,” where Kathleen Kelly owns a small bookstore called Shop Around the Corner. Amber repurposed it as her shop’s own name, saying, “It was a favorite movie for years. I always loved that little bookstore.”

Amber orders books every week, keeping a mix of favorites she always keeps on the shelf along with new releases that she switches out. Her experience at the library helped her “get to see what people are reading and what they’re interested in.” She has a running tab of several thousand books that she’d like to have in stock, and plans to have room for more of them in the future. While the shop is small, there is enough space to keep the majority of shoppers happy with what they can find. Amber also orders books upon request, which makes up about a quarter of her weekly order.

The American Booksellers Association reports that new bookstores are opening all the time, and Amber believes that the personal connections made in a physical bookstore are an important aspect of the book-buying

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The nostalgia of growing up with bookstores is a big reason she loves them so much, and she sees this among many others as well.
“There are a lot of readers in Redding. And there are a lot of people who just love the feel of a book,” she observes.

experience. She enjoys talking to customers and hearing stories about their favorite books, and she tries to cater her offerings to their interests and preferences. Regardless of whether someone immediately makes a purchase, being able to browse the shelves and discover new books is a delight for any bibliophile and is likely to add titles to the individual’s to-read and to-buy lists.

In addition to selling books, Amber also wants to use her bookstore as a resource for the community, and she has ideas for more book clubs, storytimes for kids, literary analysis classes, poetry nights, writing workshops, and tutoring and literacy programs. She’s been given ideas by those who frequent the shop and is always open to suggestions and feedback. Amber hopes to create a welcoming space where people can find the perfect book and relax, but also learn something new and be enriched.

The nostalgia of growing up with bookstores is a big reason she loves them so much, and she sees this among many others as well. “There are

a lot of readers in Redding. And there are a lot of people who just love the feel of a book,” she observes. The support from the community and her family has been exceptional, and Amber is grateful for all of it. She loves being a place where people can connect with each other and with literature. She plans to continue growing the shop and meeting the literacy needs of the community in as many creative and delightful ways as possible. •

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Eythana Miller was transplanted to Redding from Montana three years ago and has fallen in love with the area. She’s in her second year at Shasta College, and loves a good literary discussion over a few cups of black tea.

“It was way more fun than just listing something, shipping it and never knowing who’s getting the book,” she says.

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IT’S THANKSGIVING DAY, the morning of the annual Turkey Trot race in Caldwell Park, and Tori Parks is scrambling around making sure the race, a Redding tradition, goes off without a hitch.

This despite losing her husband of 36 years, Dick, less than a week earlier. “When he was ill, he told me ‘You crush that Turkey Trot, Tori,’” she says. “It’s giving of me, but giving of him to support me.”

Those who’ve been around a SWEAT Running Club event – the John Frank Invitational, the Redding Marathon, the Whiskeytown Relays or the Turkey Trot –have no doubt seen Tori Parks handling logistics. They might not have noticed Dick driving a bus or filling cups, but his impact as her right-hand man extends into his own realm as a decades-long coach and teacher who also touched countless lives.

“That’s who we were,” Tori says about giving back to the community that meant so much to both of them. “It was the foundation of us through the years. He gave so much to the running community and coaching world, all the way back to the ‘70s.” 4

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“That’s who we were,” Tori says about giving back to the community that meant so much to both of them.
“It was the foundation of us through the years.

Thom Gabrukiewicz, who covered outdoors for the local newspaper in early 2000s and remained in touch with the couple after he moved to Wyoming, says they exemplified a deep love and the spirit of giving back to their community. “She is such a positive light and person even in the face of her own tragedy,” Gabrukiewicz says. “They always worked so hard to give back. He was her top volunteer and they ran with it. The Turkey Trot is a big example (of how they made things work seamlessly). Year after year, they made sure it went off without a hitch.”

And while Tori and Dick Parks were a matched pair in their spirit of volunteerism and community, Tori embodies a lot of the qualities celebrated on International Women’s Day, including being a leader in her community.

A clinical lab scientist by trade who worked at Patients Hospital for more than 30 years before moving to Shasta Regional Medical Center, Tori initially noticed Dick seemed out of sorts and drew some blood. The diagnosis came back: leukemia. He fought for eight years through countless trips to UCSF for treatments, chemotherapy, radiation and ultimately a bone marrow transplant. He fought valiantly and rarely complained, Tori says.

“The man was the most positive force that’s ever been in my life,” she says. “He was the Parks Positivity. I told him ‘I wish I could change places with you.’ He said ‘No, you don’t. You wouldn’t be very nice. You’d be too grumpy.’ He fought and tried to be strong to the end, but it wasn’t the cancer that killed him; he died from terminal graft vs. host.”

The Parks found themselves in the North State via the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Tori grew up in Burlingame and spent summers in the Santa Cruz mountains. She learned an affinity for the outdoors, swimming, hiking and biking near Big Basin State Park. She met Dick at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort while he was working for a contractor after student teaching in the North State while she was working for a lab in Sacramento. “A year later he proposed and we came back up here,” she says.

Dick taught at Central Valley High School and later at a community day school while also coaching volleyball and track and field at various high schools and Shasta College. “Dick was a coach at heart,” she says. “His athletes still reach out to me.”

He even trained her. “He’d make me do intervals. He’d make me cry and I swore at him,” she says with a laugh. Tori went on to run her first marathon at age 52 and has run the Boston Marathon.

It was training at Shasta College where they first encountered some of the original SWEAT members who invited them to run. “We’ve lost a lot of those older members, like Egon Harrasser, but we have a lot of new blood and kids that keep coming back,” she says, pointing to guys like Blake Zufall, a former Shasta High runner who went to UC Davis and still returns to run in events like the Redding Marathon, which he won in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 19 seconds.

He says it was “sobering” not seeing Dick at the finish line this year, but “not surprisingly, Tori was there to congratulate me. It speaks volumes about what’s important to her.”

Zufall said not only are Dick and Tori pillars in the running community, he and the other up-and-coming runners often felt a paternal love from the couple. “Tori is a mom to a lot of the running community,” Zufall says. “They both always made you feel welcome and that’s the great part about the Redding running community. And they pioneered making that happen.”•

Aaron Williams is the national editor at MaxPreps. The former sports editor at the Record Searchlight has been active in the North State sports community for more than 20 years as a writer and coach at the youth and high school level. He enjoys spending time golfing or hiking with his partner Michelle and their mastiff, Maui.

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The man was the most positive force that’s ever been in my life,” she says. “He was the Parks Positivity . I told him ‘I wish I could change places with you.’…”
Tori and Dick Parks - photo courtesy of Tori Parks

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KIM SOLGA’S “STUDIO” is in the open spaces of Siskiyou County, in its streets and mountain meadows. Solga is a mural artist and plein air painter. Her murals grace the walls of Dunsmuir’s City Hall, the Streamwise building on the main street of Mount Shasta, and the 4H building in Yreka, among other locales. And as a plein air artist, she paints watercolor portraits of the region’s colorful wildflowers, its rivers and its streams.

It can be hard work, scrambling up scaffolding that’s 20 or 30 feet off the ground, working outdoors on the hot days of summer. “But it’s worth it,” she says, “when you’re bringing beauty to the streets of a community.” And there’s another benefit: Her mural art reaches a much wider audience than the paintings enclosed in the walls of a gallery.

Because it’s public art done right out in the open, the public can sometimes become part of the creative process. One day while Solga was painting a bear alongside a mountain stream for the Streamwise building, an older man who was passing by called out, “Hey, you need a fish jumping in that stream!” And so there it is, a leaping fish in the completed mural.

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For Dunsmuir’s City Hall, she painted a colorful, cartoonish treasure map showing some of the distinctive features of the town and its environs, including the historic baseball park where Babe Ruth, pictured in the mural, played an exhibition game; Castle Crags with rock climbers scaling its heights; and hikers on the nearby Pacific Crest Trail. While she was creating this work, when she was up on the scaffolding, a couple of times passersby called out, “Hey, put my house in there!” “What color is your house?” she’d ask, and with a few more brush strokes, the house became part of the mural. 4

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Photo on page 36: Kim on the scaffolding painting the Treasure Map mural in downtown Dunsmuir. Photo by Linda Price. Photos on page 37: Top: Kim Solga with the pizza bear, a popular mural on the fire station in Mt. Shasta. Bottom: Mural on the Streamwise building on South Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mt. Shasta. Right: Kim painting the big cow on the 4H building in Yreka, a mural dedicated to Steve Orloff of UC Co-op Extension.

Helen Cartwright, who supervised the Dunsmuir treasure map project and helped raise money for its completion, praised Solga as “an experienced muralist. With her you get no drama, no delays, no mistakes. She created a beautiful work of art that will grace our downtown for years to come.”

Before she started doing murals, Solga was painting outdoor signs for businesses. When her daughter Nichole came along, Solga wanted to find a way to work from home, so she cobbled together a living from a variety of enterprises. She designed lesson plans for teaching art to home school and public school students, and branched into graphic design and the designing of websites. Her art lesson plans for the schools emphasized hands-on learning, with the students choosing the subjects they wanted to paint or draw. It was a logical next step when she launched a mural project at her daughter’s elementary school in Mount Shasta. Solga painted a sprawling mountain landscape on one of the school’s hallways and let the students fill it in with paintings of wild animals that included bears, hummingbirds and fish.

With that project, Solga found a new enterprise, and she was soon working on her first outdoor mural, on a restaurant wall in

Mount Shasta. That one, appropriately, featured the majestic mountain and the village below.

So, what does she think of that other form of public art: graffiti? “I think it has its place, especially when it’s done well,” she said, choosing her words carefully. “And if it’s done respectfully, not covering someone else’s work. There should be places in our communities for it to happen, walls set aside for graffiti art.”

Solga’s most recently completed mural is on three sides of a building in Tauhindauli Park. It depicts some of the colorful wildflowers found along the stretch of the Sacramento River that runs along the park. These include the leopard lily, pink umbrella plant and the red warrior’s plume. The colorful native flowers will be there for years to come as a welcome surprise for park-goers, an unexpected treat for their eyes, one more example of the allure and magic of outdoor art. •

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Tim Holt is a longtime journalist, the editor of the quarterly Northwest Review, and the author of “On Higher Ground,” a futuristic novel set in the Mount Shasta region. He lives in Dunsmuir, and is an avid cyclist and hiker. Top photo: “Treasure Map” mural in Downtown Dunsmuir. Above: wildflower mural in Tauhindauli Park. Photos by Tim Holt.

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY has its share of distinctive calling cards: its breathtaking coastline; it is home to the world’s tallest tree; it joins Mendocino and Trinity counties as part of the Emerald Triangle; and scenes from a “Star Wars” movie were filmed in one of its lush redwood forests.

The remote, sparsely populated county has another noteworthy distinction: it’s home to not one, not two, but three women-owned craft breweries.

Barbara Groom, the owner of Lost Coast Brewery, is one of the pioneers of California’s craft beer revival and she led the wave of modern-era women brewers to set up shop in Humboldt County.

Groom says she was a pharmacist in San Francisco and hated the lack of creativity. A friend needed a pharmacist in Eureka so she moved north, fell in love with the town and never left. Determined to find a more artistic outlet, she dabbled in building furniture making and growing blueberries before discovering craft brewing. “That turned out to be just what I wanted,” she says.

Using a 10-barrel brewing system she rescued from the former Redding Brewing Co., Groom in 1989 launched Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe in a 100-year-old warehouse on Fourth Street. Craft beer had yet to receive widespread appreciation and Lost Coast’s debut was pretty rocky at first, Groom recalls.

“The first few years were really rough. People didn’t know what a brewpub was, but now it’s the happening place in Eureka,” she says. Patience was critical to the brewery’s success. “I wasn’t worried about making money. I just wanted to have a good brewery, so I just kept paddling away.”

Groom’s theory on beer is that it should be well rounded with malts that match the hops. “That got all out of whack with IPAs,” she says of the ubiquitous hopforward styles of beers dominating taps and store shelves. “That’s why Great White does so well,” adds Groom, referring to the popular Belgian-style wheat beer that anchors the Lost Coast lineup. Downtown Brown, with its Picasso-esque label, has been another longtime staple and Tangerine Wheat is popular throughout the brewery’s large distribution area.

In 2014, Groom realized a long-held dream and brewed the first batch of beer at its new facility just south of Eureka. The 120-barrel system has the capacity to fill 1.2 million bottles and cans a day, along with 1,400 kegs. Lost Coast is now the 37th largest brewer in the country and the seventh largest in California, says the Brewers Association, a nonprofit industry group. 4

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Tangerine Wheat beer is a big seller for Lost Coast Brewery, opened by craft brewing pioneer Barbara Groom in 1989. Photo by Chris Pennington

That kind of longevity and success has earned Groom plenty of respect and appreciation from Meredith Maier, who co-owns Six Rivers Brewery with Talia Clare. The two women opened their McKinleyvillebased brewery on St. Patrick’s Day in 2004, “and in true Humboldt fashion, we opened at 4:20 in the afternoon,” Maier says.

Not unlike Groom, Maier held a well-paying but unsatisfying job in the Bay Area and was looking for something different. She was familiar with Humboldt from family campouts at Sue-meg State Park (formerly Patrick’s Point) “so I bailed and moved up here.”

She also was familiar with craft beer (like millions of others, Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale was her gateway beer) and the blue-collar lifestyle of brewing held such an appeal that she jumped at the opportunity –with help from Clare and a third partner – to purchase the struggling Six Rivers Brewery.

“We’re passionate about creating a community space and being that favorite watering hole where everybody knows your name and they’re glad you came,” Maier says. Prior to the pandemic, Six Rivers was producing about 2,500 barrels a year and Maier says production is starting to rebound. Bottled beer, and the Macadamia Nut Porter in particular, will soon be spotted on Northern California store shelves, thanks to a deal with Saccani Distributing.

Serving as the beer sponsor at the 2010 L.A. Fashion Weekend also helped get Six Rivers’ name out. “It opened up some fun opportunities to be at the Emmys, a club for private dinners, we got some notoriety with famous bartenders. We got to do some really fun events after that,” Maier says.

Getting the word out is just one of the challenges Julie Peacock deals with at Gyppo Ale Mill, the brewpub she established in Shelter Cove in the heart of California’s infamous “lost coast.” Peacock capitalizes on that out-of-the-way location and promotes her business as California’s most remote brewery.

Tucked into a corner with a golf course, campground and airstrip as neighbors, Gyppo Ale Mill offers 12 styles of beer on tap, an adventurous menu of locally sourced offerings and a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean.

After relocating from Bend, Ore. – the epicenter of craft brewing –Peacock and her husband were looking for a sustainable business that would help inject some energy into the quirky Shelter Cove community and decided on a brewpub. Peacock, Gyppo’s owneroperator, says having other women in the field has been a big help. “Meredith and Talia were so supportive of us opening. Being part of the industry,

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and how inclusive it is, and having other women who paved the way has been wonderful.”•
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Jon Lewis is a Redding-based writer with more than 40 years of experience. A longtime San Francisco Giants fan, his interests include golf, fishing and sharing stories about people, places and things. He can be reached at jonpaullewis@gmail.com. Julie Peacock at Gyppo Ale Mill in Shelter Cove, California’s most remote brewpub. 1989. Photo courtesy of Julie Peacock Talia Clare, left, and Meredith Maier own and operate Six Rivers Brewery. Photo courtesy of Six Rivers Brewery Six Rivers Brewery, home of “brews with a view” in McKinleyville. Photo courtesy of Six Rivers Brewery

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The Burnsini legacy of high quality red wines and a good time continues to flourish under the ownership of North State local, winemaker, and Environmental Chemist Brandi Greene. Educated in winemaking and viticulture at Oregon State University, and cutting her teeth at wineries throughout California and Oregon, Brandi has dreamed for decades of owning a winery and now manages nearly eight acres of organic estate vines for Burnsini. Enjoy their exceptionally smooth red wines at their Redding tasting room.

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AS A THIRD-GENERATION manager of Bud’s Jolly Kone, Courtny Abbassi knew what she was in for when she stepped up to the plate at her family business. “I grew up in there,” she says. “A little fun fact is that I would sleep in the bread racks when I was a baby. And my mom, as well. She has early memories of growing up there, too. My grandparents bought it when she was 3.”

Bud’s Jolly Kone is the kind of place that features wide in the childhood of many Red Bluff residents. It’s often the first place of employment for teenagers, and is a popular stop on hot summer days for old-fashioned soft-serve cones and 30 flavors of milkshakes. Teammates celebrate with burgers and fries after games, and families fuel up before they head up Highway 36 to Lassen Park. “Everything’s the same at it was in 1964,” says Abbassi. “We’ve added a few things to keep up with the times, but we still make everything to order. Nothing sits in a case.

“Something that stands out is that we serve tacos, but it’s an American homestyle taco, which means we put ketchup on it. Before you say, ‘Yuck!’ you need to try it!” she exclaims. The Jolly Kone tacos have a following, as do the dipped cones, about which Abbassi says, “There aren’t many places you can get those anymore.”

“It felt like big shoes to fill. They have a system that works and I just want to maintain that system and not screw it up.”

While Abbassi is stepping in for her mom, Theresa Abbassi, and grandmother, Pat Carrel, she considers herself lucky that she still gets to work with both on a daily basis. “My grandma comes in every morning to prep the salad bar,” she says. “She’s also like our groundskeeper. She makes it all pretty. My mom does the books and finance end of it. I run the floor.”

Which is to say, she adds, “It felt like big shoes to fill. They have a system that works and I just want to maintain that system and not screw it up.”

One way that Abbassi has distinguished herself is to become heavily involved in the community. It started by co-sponsoring a co-ed softball team in Red Bluff and has ended up with her becoming president of the city’s Active 20/30 Club. Her work with the club, which organizes4

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a wide variety of community events, earned her Volunteer of the Year by the Tehama County Farm Bureau in November 2022.

“My mom got Business Person of the Year in 2019,” says Abbassi. “The guy that presented it to her said one of the reasons she got it is because she hired almost everyone in town for their first job.” It’s a responsibility she takes seriously as she sources her own crew. “I love 16-year-olds,” she says. “You can teach them a work ethic.”

Her volunteer work no doubt casts the light on Bud’s Jolly Kone, which earned Business of the Year from the Chamber of Commerce in October last year. Abbassi has integrated community support through her business by organizing proceeds days such as Cops and Cones each first Monday in April. Local law enforcement serve softserve cones and keep the proceeds for their agency. “I’m more focused on community orienting because that’s what it takes to work in a small town,” she says.

Abbassi credits her family’s faith with the longevity of their business and connectedness to the community. “At the bottom of our receipts is a scripture,” she says. “We change it all the time. It’s part of our core Christian values. It helps with our customer service and the quality of our food. It’s that good old school touch.”

While it may have seemed inevitable that Abbassi would step in as a third-generation manager of Bud’s Jolly Kone, it was a decision that she made with great consideration. It came down to how she felt. “As soon as I got in there I felt right at home,” she says. “I know who I am when I am there.”•

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Bud’s Jolly Kone • 455 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff Melissa Mendonca is a graduate of San Francisco State and Tulane universities. She’s a lover of airports and road trips and believes in mentoring and service to create communities everyone can enjoy. Her favorite words are rebar, wanderlust and change.
“As soon as I got in there I felt right at home,” she says. “ I know who I am when I am there.”

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GROWING UP ON A FARM and ranch in central Oregon, Meg and Alison Pick learned how to work together by paying close attention to each other’s needs. “We’ve always had that kind of camaraderie. When we used to be working with cattle, we were able to see what needed to be done and just say, OK, you go this way, I’ll go that way. And it worked,” recalls Alison, the daughter in this motherdaughter team. Now they’re applying the lessons they learned in the field to being co-owners of an outdoor store in downtown Etna. “For us, it was easy to spill over into a retail business because we were already used to listening to each other’s ideas.” Alison adds with a laugh, “Some people go, ‘Oh my gosh, how do you work with your mom?’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I love my mom.’”

Called Etna Creek Outfitters, the store caters to all things outdoors. “One of the biggest misconceptions we heard when the store first opened was that we were only here for the Pacific Crest Trail hikers. And then we had a few people roll in that were horsemen in the back country, and they’re like, ‘Oh, hey, we use some of this gear.’ And then, they’d say, ‘Oh, look at that stove. That’s 10 pounds lighter than the stove we have.’ I always laugh because so much of what we have crosses over to just about anything you’re doing outdoors,” says Alison.4

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In fact, the idea to open the store was based on filling what she and her mother saw was a gap in the community. “We saw the need, of course, for something to cater to the Pacific Crest Trail hiking community that has always loved Etna as a re-supply stop. But we also wanted to support all the other outdoor activities in the area, from hunting to farming. People who work outdoors need good boots and warm socks and nice jackets. There’s even gear for car camping, moto camping and packing into the mountains with horses.”

To that point, Alison says of lot of their sourcing comes from listening to customers. “Someone in the community will come in and say, ‘Hey, you know, it’s cold. Do you carry a certain kind of leather insulated glove?’ And we’ll look into having that in stock.” Alison does note a small caveat to that. “As much as we would love to have absolutely everything, we also have a small footprint.”

Meg agrees with Alison on all points, and expresses how important it was to them to open a physical business instead of doing something online. “I think that choosing a brick-and-mortar store seemed almost like a throwback when we thought about it. And we really didn’t know. But there seems to be a comeback. People will sometimes ask us if we’re going to sell online, and we’re like, ‘No, you can shop online any day of the week, anytime of the day.’ But I think being able to come in and talk to people is important, and we definitely have a lot of talking going on during the day.”

Meg says the customers have tended to agree. “People express to us all the time how happy they are that we’re here. They like to come in and shop for real instead of online, where you can touch things, feel things, try things on, look around and see other things you might not have thought about.” Alison also describes the energy of being downtown. “With Denny Bar coming in, and the new restaurants and salons, and the Avery Theater right next door, it’s totally awesome being a part of a Main Street that is coming back to life.”

Alison says one of her favorite offerings at the store is the sock exchange program they offer through Darn Tough Socks of Vermont. “The exchange is basically that if you have a pair of Darn Tough Socks and you get a hole in them, you can bring them in and exchange them for a new pair. But some mom-and-pop shops and even some of the bigger outdoor stores don’t honor the exchange anymore. They’ll tell you to go straight through the company. But when those hikers come into our shop and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, we heard on the trail that you guys actually honor the exchange. Is that true?’, and we tell them yes, it’s like their eyes light up. They get so excited, and they’re like, ‘I’ll go wash ‘em right now.’” In terms of future offerings, Alison and Meg are weighing the possibilities of gear rentals, among other things. But as a team, they are totally aligned. “We are always open to new ideas and hearing what our customers want.” •

Etna Creek Outfitters • 434 Main St., Etna • (530) 467-4034

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Megan Peterson is a Chico native who lives in Etna. For nearly two decades she’s written, produced and pitched content for a variety of television networks, including the Travel Channel, National Geographic and Discovery. She works at Discover Siskiyou and considers Siskiyou her muse. Photos courtesy of Etna Creek Outfitters

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A HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS ago, Natasha Tunnicliffe found herself on the couch scrolling through her phone watching athletes doing CrossFit. A dream flared off in her mind: “I’d like to do that.”

Coach Natasha Tunnicliffe or “Tash” remembers being overweight her whole adult life. “My body was in constant chaos,” she says. But inside her was a dream of breaking out of the unhealthy lifestyle. Hope is a dangerous game. She had tried and failed before, so the act of believing again brought back a pain all too familiar. However, something about these CrossFitters caught her attention. It was the mix of fitness and strength. They were not only losing weight, but building towards strength.

As hope began to stir inside, Tunnicliffe came across another video: this time of a man who had lost a large amount of weight “the natural way.” Apparently, that’s an option. She decided to bite. Walks and slow progress – Tunnicliffe began to explore this old-school method of weight loss, “the natural way.” She began the common-sense diet. Rather than vowing to never eat McDonald’s or Cheetos again, Tunnicliffe started to eat what she knew was good for her, and fast food in moderation. She started dropping weight.

Any traction she was gaining, she was also denying. If her friends or family commented

on her losing a couple pounds, she changed the subject. But somewhere else, her story began to leak. She created a separate social media account dedicated to her weight loss journey. No one could know. But Tunnicliffe was born to coach and she found herself inspiring countless others online – people she didn’t know.

Then her worst fear came true. Her Instagram was found by her best friend. But instead of a flood of embarrassment and shame, Tunnicliffe was met with a challenge. “You have got to coach!” This was the bestie’s advice, to show others the way forward.

Tunnicliffe worked as a youth pastor, so encouraging people and believing in them was her day job. It was doing it in a fitness context that brought up the fear. But kill the fear. Tunnicliffe took on a couple clients.

It’s humbling to coach people who are also at your level, Tunnicliffe explains. You cannot afford any elitist flair, no nose up in the air attitude of “I’ve done this all before.” There is nothing Tunnicliffe asks of her clients that she doesn’t also ask of herself. This has become one of the marking features of her coaching. Most of her rave reviews come from people who appreciate how she is on the journey with them. She is a coach who understands where her clients are. She’ll walk with you.4

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Tunnicliffe dove deep into her own story. To bring people along with you, you have to rediscover exactly what got you going in the first place. People generally like gimmicks and guarantees. Ten pounds in 10 days. One pill to fix everything. But that wasn’t how Tunnicliffe lost weight. She’d done those before; they don’t last. “The way you lose the weight is how you keep it off,” she explains. She began to coach people this way. She knows the value of sustainability and longevity in weight loss personally.

Tunnicliffe dug deeper. Her health journey began in her mind long before it began in her stomach. Weight loss is emotional. Tunnicliffe added some life coaching to her repertoire. For Tunnicliffe, binge eating was a psychological issue, not just a physiological one. An emotional need triggered the overeating which deepened the emotional pain. Enter the Catch-22. Tunnicliffe now works with her clients on positive self-image and sustainability, knowing exactly what it takes from her own journey.

Tunnicliffe has been coaching for two years now. Her business is thriving. She has lost more than 150 pounds and is still going. What sets her story apart is not that she found a journey to health. Many inspiring people do that. It’s that she embarked on the journey while having lost many times before. She won the battle to keep hope amidst disappointment. This is what sets Tunnicliffe apart. It makes her a coach who can truly come alongside people in process.

Tunnicliffe can be found on any typical afternoon at CrossFit Lift in Redding. She is one the gym’s most consistent athletes and is quickly becoming one of the strongest female competitors. Tunnicliffe is no longer chasing weight loss, but is building strength and helping others do the same.•


Ben LoCascio writes children’s curriculum at HeartSmart TV. His senior thesis was awarded highest distinction and an enthusiastic zoom wave at Brandeis University. It was COVID. Ben lives in Redding, and you can find him in front of any nearby espresso machines, thinking about having just one more cappuccino.

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WHEN KIMBERLEE O’NEAL moved from Sonora to Yreka a little more than two years ago, she was disappointed about leaving behind the co-op where she’d rented a small space to sell jewelry and accessories. But when she arrived in Yreka, she suddenly saw an opportunity. “I’ve always wanted to have my own shop. So, when we moved here and I noticed there weren’t many shops, my husband was like, ‘Hey, let’s try it.’ My youngest had gone off to college and we were empty nesters, so we just went for it,” O’Neal recalls.

After settling on a space and working with the building’s owner to do some substantial renovations to the interior, Lona Mae’s opened in April 2021. In addition to jewelry and accessories, O’Neal has added women’s clothing into the mix, which has now become one of her most popular offerings. “I didn’t start out with a lot of clothing, but it moved quickly and there was a lot of demand. Now, I do a lot of basics and everyday wear. I like things that are4 continued on page 66

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comfortable and soft, because how something feels on your skin is super important to me. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just fashionable.”

In fact, O’Neal relies on the inspiration she draws directly from her customers. “I like to look around at what ladies around here are realistically wearing and what makes them comfortable with regards to their day-to-day wear. I want them to look and feel confident in what they’re wearing.” It’s a consideration that is always at the top of O’Neal’s mind during her buying trips. “I’ve always been a shopper, so now it’s basically like I’m shopping for my customers. Now that I know many of my customer base, I’ll be at shows and be like, ‘Oh, this would be great for this person, or this would be great for this person.’ One of the perks of a small town is that you get to know your customers and what they like.”

O’Neal has also been very conscientious about price point since she first opened her doors, making sure to find stylish, well-made



clothes that don’t break the bank. “I don’t want to just appeal to certain people. I want anyone to be able to come in and find something they like and be comfortable. I know we’re not in San Francisco and people don’t make as much money here as they do in that kind of area, but that’s no reason not to look and feel good.”

She seems to have found that sweet spot between cost and elegance, which ties directly back to the name O’Neal chose for her shop. “Lona Mae was my mother’s name. She died of breast cancer about four years ago. I didn’t specifically name the shop after her, but I always loved her name. And, in thinking about it, she didn’t have a lot of money, but she always looked beautiful. Somehow, she always made it work. Things were always ironed, and everything was sharp. She had a beautiful, classy style.”

Now, almost a year into her retail leap of faith, O’Neal is excited about the shop’s future and the future of Miner Street in Yreka, which is going through something of a revival as more shops pop up. “I’m actually doing better than I anticipated, and I’m really loving the community here. I have customers that just come in sometimes to ask how I’m doing or share my posts, even when they’re not buying something. I’m really loving living here. And now, I can’t imagine not doing this.” O’Neal’s husband, who is also known to occasionally help out in the shop, much to the delight of O’Neal’s customers, also sees a difference. “He’ll say to me, ‘You are so happy,’ and I’m like, ‘I am.’” When asked what her mom would think of the shop, O’Neal smiles. “She would have been really proud. I think she would have loved this store.” •

Lona Mae’s

326 W Miner St., Suite A, Yreka (530) 340-4260


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Megan Peterson is a Chico native who lives in Etna. For nearly two decades she’s written, produced and pitched content for a variety of television networks, including the Travel Channel, National Geographic and Discovery. She works at Discover Siskiyou and considers Siskiyou her muse.

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WHEN JOANIE SMITH and her husband moved from Oregon to Redding a few decades ago for his work promotion, they knew there would be changes. Little could they predict that they would include a complete career change for Smith that would culminate in her grand opening venture of Adams Affordable Cremations & Burial in November last year.

“I was a school teacher prior in Oregon,” she says. “I was waiting to get my California credential and I got a part-time job at a funeral home and I absolutely loved it. And I never went back to teaching. I’ve been in the industry 20 years in this area, and I absolutely fell in love.”

Anyone with an ounce of trepidation about Smith’s profession is immediately disarmed by her passion and compassion for all aspects of the work. “There is such a beauty in this industry,” she says. “I get that it takes a special kind of person. But there’s just such beauty in being able to guide a family through the worst experience of their life. There’s healing. It’s really fulfilling.”

An aspect of care Smith takes very seriously, in addition to dignity and professionalism, is cost. “It’s a fair service for a fair price,” she says, noting that the high cost of funeral services nationwide causes anxiety and fear in families suffering tremendous loss. “My immediate burial cost is $2,400.95, and that includes the casket.”

The secret to her affordability is in her work ethic, ability to learn new skills, and vision. “I saved every penny I ever made when I was working in the funeral industry,” she says. “I paid cash for everything. I own everything outright. That’s how I can keep things affordable.”

Smith is both a licensed funeral director and an embalmer, which require specialized training from one of the two California schools that offer degrees in funeral service and mortuary science. The closest is at American River College, and for two years, Smith drove to Sacramento three days a week. “I’d go to school all day and embalm4 continued on page 70

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all night,” she says of the commitment she made to complete her certifications and not take a day off. “Hey, it’s paid off. I have a beautiful funeral home.”

The building she now owns and occupies in Anderson was once a health clinic that Smith brought up to code and developed into a fully modernized facility. “I did it by hand,” she says, noting that she’s spent hours on YouTube developing skills. “I learned to be a plumber, an electrician, a tiler. I have smashed my fingers. I have cut myself. But I had so much fun. I had such a great time and I got it all permitted. Everything in my funeral home and prep room is modern.” In addition to the prep room, her building has three arrangement rooms and two viewing rooms.

Each room in her funeral home serves a significant purpose that can make all the difference in how a family processes a loss. “If you are a licensed funeral director, you have to be focused, you have to be compassionate, you have to be invested. Attention to detail is vital,” she says. “When I put on my embalmer hat, it’s almost like giving them (the decedent) a spa day. You want to prepare them in such a way that the family gets the best possible memory and one last chance to say goodbye.”

While Smith has been hyper-focused on her profession and business, it’s not the only thing occupying her time.



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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a renewed public attention to vaccine-preventable illness. Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccination remains the best line of protection against a disease that has hospitalized AI/AN people 3.1 times as often as non-Hispanic White people.

Getting people to agree to COVID-19 vaccination is an ongoing challenge in the US. But one demographic group shines. Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that Native American groups—American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ AN) have consistently had the best vaccination records since COVID-19 vaccination in the US began in early 2021.

Community leaders ascribe this success to two things: first, the US government’s decision to allow Native American communities to control vaccine distribution; and second, traditional ethnic values including respect for elders, “community first” philosophies, and a willingness to trust science—so long as it’s presented by community members themselves.

The CDC’s daily tracker for September 13 showed that 47.5% of American Indians and Alaska Natives were fully vaccinated. This compared with 41.8% of Asians, 37.8% of White Americans, and 29.9% of African Americans. The American Indian/Alaska Native group has maintained its lead since the beginning of vaccination in the first dose category as well.


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She also plays piccolo for Shasta Symphony Orchestra. “The first phone call I made when we moved wasn’t even to find a job,” she says with a laugh. “It was to find my musical outlet. I’ve been playing there for the whole time I’ve lived here.” Additionally, she took up roller derby about eight years ago and is a member of Sacramento Roller Derby club.

“I want to do all the things, and that’s maybe because I am a funeral director,” she says. “We try something new every time we vacation. We just tried skydiving and that was fun. And I’ll never do it again.”

“I have no quit,” Smith says about the dedication that has brought her to her current status as business owner and industry leader. “I won’t give something up until it’s achieved. As a funeral director, an embalmer and an owner, I have never been so excited in my life. I’m very passionate about the industry generally. But it means a great deal to me to be able to serve the community.” •

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IT’S LATE AFTERNOON, nearing deadline, in the tiny office behind Enjoy the Store. The editor-in-chief peers into the 27-inch screen of her iMac. Her right hand moves the mouse, the left clasps a list of more than a dozen lastminute changes. She checks the time: four o’clock. Only one hour remains before she is supposed to email the entire February 2023 issue of Enjoy Magazine to the printer, who, she knows all too well, stands waiting right now.

Ronda Alvey sighs and smiles and quips, “Think I’ll make it?”

“Yes!” comes a cry from behind. Michelle Adams, coowner of Enjoy the Store and Enjoy Magazine. She’s passing by now, and will work with her editor via email this evening to deliver their precious payload.

Generally, deadline night for an editor-in-chief can quickly escalate from filling white space by rearranging text, ads and photos to fighting white-knuckle tension built by time-consuming repetitions, while the clock moves merrily along. This issue was due at the printer yesterday, and, as she works, Alvey can list factors certain to push delivery to a later-than-desired hour.

“Stories came in late and photos came in late because people were still not home or weren’t back from the holidays,” Alvey explains. The February issue is usually the hardest, since the writers’ deadlines are 60 days in advance, meaning that contributors faced their stressful nights coming out of Thanksgiving weekend and going into the start of mall stores filling with Christmas music. Or they missed their Dec. 1 deadline.

At 4:42 pm, this editor-in-chief reset her deadline to 5:30 pm.

Adding to her stress load, Alvey needs to contact contributor Jon Lewis to confirm a photo credit, and she finds a story that had not been edited yet, so she has to send that to copy editor Kerri Regan who was out with

her son on his birthday. Not to mention February is always Enjoy’s love month, and this issue swelled to an unusually thick 92 pages because of a special bridal section.

“Yes, and the nice thing about this issue is it’s going to be handed out at the Redding Bridal Show that’s taking place next month at the Civic Auditorium,” says Alvey. “So we are working with the owner, Paul David. We have a story about him here.”

She adds that David designed Enjoy’s website and that he maintains it along with Enjoy Store employee Catherine Hunt, who is also responsible for assembling and submitting the calendar of events, which is next on Adams’ list of last-minute changes. The Enjoy co-owner watches over the process as Alvey emails screenshots of each item on the list as it’s checked off, and Adams replies in real time. If an item is deemed by the supervisor to be not quite right, the editor must return to it.

As the clock figuratively ticks, Alvey’s email becomes her lifeline.4

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Lewis responds promptly, assuring proper identification of a photographer, something important to Alvey. Adams’ fine tunings send her from the calendar back some pages to center an ad, then back to the calendar. And so far, no word from the copy editor Regan who is still out with her son on his birthday.

Through all this, Alvey appears to be in a good mood. “I appreciate Michelle’s attention to detail. I don’t design the layouts. This is all her work,” she says, referring to Adams. “I do really love the work we do, and I’m very proud of it. I’m never one to say, ‘Oh, it’s good enough,’ if it’s not exactly what I want. OK, that’s done. Now to page 58...”

At 5:20 pm, Adams walks in and the two women greet each other as old friends. They met as employees at a business in Redding back in 1998 when Alvey was hired at KMS Haircare. The pair worked there with the former Yvonne Harlis, who would become the other co-owner of Enjoy, and James Mazzotta, who would become Yvonne’s husband. KMS was owned by James’ father, and the Enjoy quartet, along with sales representative Michael O’Brien, worked in research and designed labels and marketing materials. When they all lost their positions in 2005, they continued working for the company on retainer, and that’s how they financed the first issues of the Enjoy Magazine, which hit the stands in October 2006.

Adams, with 10 minutes to go, takes command of the iMac and begins rapidly finishing the table of contents for Alvey. “That is my gift,” Adams says. “My gift is just to be speedy.” Alvey adds, “She’s a really good designer.”

Adams returns the compliment. “Ronda has a plethora of gifts. Ronda keeps us on task and keeps us organized. She’s got a great eye for pagination. She keeps everything flowing. We depend on her for pretty much a little bit of everything, and definitely a lot for the magazine. Yvonne is more creative than I am. She’s always researching and always trying to find different ways of promoting businesses and things like that.”

At 5:30 pm, Adams dashes off to a meeting. Alvey has the proof back from copy editor Regan and begins packaging the magazine for emailing to the printer. As she works, she says James Mazzotta came up with the idea for Enjoy Magazine and today he runs the Enjoy Store. Yvonne Mazzotta has a full-time job outside of Enjoy as executive director of Redding Fashion Alliance. According to Alvey, both are founts of ideas that continually shape Enjoy.

The clock drags as the finished February 2023 issue slowly uploads to Journal Graphics in Portland, and for the first time, Alvey shows signs of a little wear. “Yes, I’m tired,” she says with a sigh. “I spent so much time on this issue.”

Three days later, boosted by the release of all deadline pressures, she is fully back up to her cheerful, upbeat, enjoyable self, gathering pieces for the next issue. “I’m excited for this issue!” she exclaims with her glowing signature smile. “We’ve got some really good stories!” Then she’s out the door, on her way to be interviewed for a segment called Enjoy Exceptional Living on radio station KKRN. •

Richard DuPertuis is a Redding grandfather who writes. His stories and photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online. He strives for immortality not by literary recognition, but through diet and exercise. He can be reached at dupertuis@snowcrest.net

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CHICKEN TETRAZZINI – the classic pasta dish made with mushrooms, creamy sauce and chicken – sounds quintessentially Italian. The casserole meal was named after an opera soprano born in Florence, Italy, but it has as much to do with Italian cuisine as a hot dog. Delicious? Yes. A perfect weekday meal the whole family will love? Absolutely. Italian? Not unless you think San Francisco is in Italy. The history behind the name is a fascinating tale that takes us back to early 20th century in the City by the Bay.

Luisa Tetrazzini was an opera legend and sang all over the world – usually staying in only the finest hotels and enjoying some the culinary creations of the top chefs of the day. She loved San Francisco – and the city loved her back. Her fame inspired one of the city’s top chefs to create a dish in her honor.

Tetrazzini was staying at the prestigious Palace Hotel, and chef Ernest Arbogast wanted to honor the scintillating soprano. Arbogast combined some of Tetrazzini’s favorite ingredients – chicken, mushrooms, cheese and pasta – and named the dish “Chicken Tetrazzini” as a tribute.

The creamy concoction quickly became popular among the hotel’s guests and eventually spread to other restaurants and households in the city and surrounding region. Today, Chicken Tetrazzini is considered a classic American dish and can be found on the menus of many restaurants across the country.

It should be noted here that New Yorkers have a conflicting version of culinary history. According to some East Coasters, the dish made its debut at the famed Knickerbocker Hotel. It’s almost impossible to sort out the truth, but the book “San Francisco: A Food Biography” actually pinpoints the actual date Arbogast first prepared the dish: March 6, 1905, about a year before the Great Quake of 1906.

Luisa Tetrazzini loved San Francisco so much, she returned to the city in 1910 and serenaded 300,000 San Franciscans on Market Street on Christmas Eve.

March is the perfect month to treat yourself and your family to this comfort-food classic. This recipe is inspired by Italian-American celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. •

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Servings: 8

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


• 9 T (1 stick) butter, separated

• 2 T olive oil, separated

• 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

• 2¼ tsp. salt, separated

• 1¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, separated

• 1 lb. white mushrooms, sliced

• 1 large onion, finely chopped

• 5 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 T chopped fresh thyme leaves

• ½ cup dry white wine

• ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

• 4 cups whole milk, room temperature

• 1 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature

• 1 cup chicken broth

• ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg

• 12 ounces linguine

• ¾ cup frozen peas

• ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

• 1 cup grated Parmesan

• ¼ cup dried Italian-style breadcrumbs


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2: Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil in a deep large nonstick frying pan over mediumhigh heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook until pale golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Coarsely shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and into a large bowl.

Step 3: Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil to the same pan. Add the mushrooms and sauté over medium-high heat until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become pale golden, about 12 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer for about 2 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.

Step 4: Melt 3 more tablespoons butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream, broth, nutmeg, remaining 1¾ teaspoons salt, and remaining ¾ teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain. Add the linguine, sauce, peas and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta and the mixture is well blended.

Step 6: Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir the cheese and breadcrumbs in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta. Dot with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce bubbles, about 25 minutes.

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Want a pasta dish with a delightful and flavorful change-up? You can serve this recipe as a full meal or have as a side dish year round, serving warmed for winter or chilled for summer. The gouda cheese, stewed tomatoes and black forest ham additions makes this dish a hit! Enjoy!


2 boxes of Suddenly Pasta Salad™ (classic)

2 T garlic olive oil

1.5 lb. wedge of smoked gouda cheese (rind removed, cut into cubes)

2 lb. black forest ham (cut into cubes)

2 cans Italian recipe stewed tomatoes, strained to remove excess liquid and chopped into smaller pieces

fresh basil and parmesan cheese for garnish


Step 1: Follow the directions on the boxes of Suddenly Pasta Salad™. Strain and pour pasta into a large glass or plastic bowl. Add the garlic olive oil and flavor packets and stir well.

Step 2: Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator.

Step 3: Cut the gouda cheese, ham and stewed tomatoes.

Step 4: Add cheese, ham and tomatoes to chilled pasta and stir thorougly.

Step 5: Chill in refrigerator for an hour.

Step 6: Garnish with fresh basil and/or parmesan cheese.

Serve cold or microwave until the gouda cheese melts for a warm dish.



Come into Enjoy the Store in Redding each month and ask for your FREE recipe card.

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March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

• Storytime, Anderson Library, 3200 West Center St., 3:30-4:30pm,  www.shastalibraries.org

March 3

• Beginning Computers, Anderson Library, 3200 West Center St., 11am-1pm, www.shastalibraries.org

March 3-5

• NorCal Boat, Sport and RV Show, Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St., noon-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, www.norcalsportshow.com

March 4

• Project Learning Tree & WET Workshop, Coleman National Fish Hatchery, 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road, 9am-3pm, www.visitredding.com

March 16-19

• Shasta Kennel Club Dog Show, Shasta District Fairgrounds, 1890 Briggs St., 7:30am-8pm, www.shastakennelclub.com

March 17

• Smartphone Class, Anderson Library, 3200 West Center St., 11am-1pm, www.shastalibraries.org

March 18

• 80’s Themed Family Fun Run, Anderson Teen Center, 2889 East Center St., 9am, www.facebook.com/ andersonchamberCA

March 19

• Harvestwild: Introduction to Foraging Workshop, Anderson River Park, 2800 Rupert Road, 9am-2pm,  www.visitredding.com


March 3

• Yarns at the Library, Burney Library, 37116 Main St., 2-3pm, www.shastalibraries.org

March 8, 22

• Small Business Support, Burney Library, 37116 Main St., 10am-1pm, www.shastalibraries.org

March 8, 15

• Preschool Storytime, Burney Library, 37116 Main St., 11am-noon,  www.shastalibraries.org

March 22

• Bright Futures Storytime, Burney Library, 37116 Main St., 11am-noon, www.shastalibraries.org


March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

• Chico Wednesday Farmers Market, North Valley Plaza Mall parking lot, Pillsbury Road adjacent to Trader Joe’s, 7:30am-noon,  www.chicofarmersmarket.com

March 4

• Tidwell Classic 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, Lower Bidwell Park/ Sycamore Field, 8am,  www.fleetfeet.com/s/chico

March 4, 11, 18, 25

• Chico Saturday Farmers Market, Downtown Chico municipal parking lot, 2nd and Wall streets, 7:30am1pm, www.chicofarmersmarket.com

March 11

• Butte College’s 2023 Spring Gala, Sierra Nevada Big Room, 1075 E. 20th St., 6pm, www.butte.edu/foundation/ spring-gala

March 16

• Red Cross Bash - Celebrating Those Who Give, Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., 5-8pm,  www.chicochamber.com


March 12

• Cottonwood Lions Monthly Pancake Breakfast, Cottonwood Lions Club, 3425 Locust St., 8am, www.cottonwoodchamberofcommerce.com


March 11

• Dunsmuir Second Saturdays, Downtown Dunsmuir, 11am-9pm, www.dunsmuirsecondsaturday.com


March 5, 12, 19, 26

• Magalia Farmers Market Mobile, Magalia Community Center (parking lot), corner of Andover and South Park Drive, just off the Skyway, 10am-1pm, www.paradisechamber.com

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• Backcountry Film Festival, Mt. Shasta Community Building, 629 Alder St., 6pm, www.discoversiskiyou.com

March 5

• Bart Ludwig and the Brothers Reed, Jefferson Center for the Arts, 1124 Pine Grove Drive, 7pm,  www.mtshastachamber.com/events


March 3

• Downtown Oroville First Friday, various Downtown Oroville locations on Montgomery Street, starts at 4pm, www.explorebuttecounty.com

March 4

• Downtown Oroville Historic Walking Tour, start at Oroville Convention Center, 1200 Myers St., tours at 3, 6 and 8 pm, www.explorebuttecounty.com


March 3-5

• “Mamma Mia!”, Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunnery Road, 7pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Sunday, www.inspirechico.org/events

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March 25

• Paradise Grazing Festival, Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 10am-3pm, www.buttefiresafe.net/ event/paradisegrazingfestival

• Paradise Cook-Off, Paradise Veterans Hall, 6550 Skyway, 4-7pm,  www.paradisechamber.com

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March 18

• Filming Our Way Forward, State Theater, 333 Oak St., 5-8pm, www.redbluffchamber.com


March 3

• First Friday in Downtown Redding, various Downtown Redding locations, 5-8pm, www.vivadowntownredding. org/viva-events

March 4

• Mandala Making Workshop, Gather Downtown, 1322 Butte St., 2-5pm, www.visitredding.com

March 5

• Harvestwild: Introduction to Foraging Workshop, Sundial Bridge, 9am2pm, www.visitredding.com

March 7

• Harvestwild: Foraging and Naturewalk, Sundial Bridge, 3-5pm,  www.visitredding.com

March 8

• Cemetery Tour, meet at Redding Memorial Park, 1201 Continental St., 11am-12:30pm, www.shastalibraries.org

March 10-19

• “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Building 500, 7pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday, www.shastacollege.edu/events

March 11

• Paint n’ Pour Art Workshop, Gather Downtown, 1322 Butte St., 12:302:30pm, www.visitredding.com

March 16

• Springtime Storytime Extravaganza, KIXE Studios, 601 N. Market St., 2-3pm, www.visitredding.com

March 17

• Whitney Cummings, Win-River Casino Eagle Room, 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, 6:30pm, www.winriver.com

March 18

• Anderson Chamber of Commerce Presents 45th Annual Awards Dinner, Win-River Casino Eagle Room, 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, 6pm social hour, 7pm dinner,  www.andersonchamberofcommerce.com

March 22

• A Concert by the Jazz Ensemble, Shasta College Theatre, 11555 Old Oregon Trail Building 500, 7:30pm, www.shastacollege.edu/events

March 24

• Cooking Class: Maccheroni Alla Chitarra, Sizzle’s Kitchen, 1440 Placer St., 6-8pm, www.visitredding.com

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March 10-25

• “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” 7:30pm ThursdaySaturday, 2pm Sunday

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March 10-April 2

• “The Cemetery Club,” 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday

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March 2

• John Craigie, 7:30pm

March 4

• One Night of Queen, 7:30pm

March 8

• Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes, 7:30pm

March 17

• Los Lobos with Gaby Moreno, 7:30pm

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March 7, 14, 21, 28

• Tuesday Trivia Night, 6-8pm

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March 2

• Take me to the River: Nola Live, 7:30pm

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March 9

• Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, 7:30pm

March 19

• Los Lobos with Gaby Moreno, 7:30pm

March 24, 25

• Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7:30pm

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March 3, 4

• Hunks the Show, 7pm

March 18

• Gary Allen: Ruthless Tour, 7pm

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March 11, 12

• Redding Home Show, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday

March 15

• Tesla: Time to Rock Tour, 7:30pm

March 16

• Gary Allen: Ruthless Tour, 7:30pm

March 18

• Turtle Bay Auction 2023, 5:30pm

March 21

• George Thorogood & the Destroyers, 7pm

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March 4

• Sundial Film Festival, 2-10pm

March 10-25

• “On Golden Pond,” 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays

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March 1, 7, 8, 14

• Club de Conversacion: 9:30-10:30am

March 1, 15

• Small Business Support, 10am-1pm

March 1

• Toddler Storytime, 11am-noon

March 1, 15

• Teen Book Club, 4:30-6pm

March 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30

• AARP Tax-Aide, 10am-1:30pm

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

• Preschool Storytime, 11am-noon

March 3

• Beginning Computers, 2-4pm

March 4

• Friends of the Library Giant Book Sale, 10am-1pm

March 4

• Silly Seuss Day, 11am-1:30pm

March 6, 7

• Beginning Computers, 10am-noon

March 7, 14, 21, 28

• Veterans Connect, 10am-noon

• Teen Advisory Board, 6-7:30pm

March 8

• The Library Book Group, 11am-noon

• Kids Craft Time, 3-4pm

March 12, 25

• Family Storytime, 1:30-2:30pm

March 13, 27

• How Do I Use My Smartphone, 10amnoon

March 13

• See. Smell. Sip. Wine Tasting Workshop, 6-7:30pm

March 15

• Help Me Grow Storytime, 11-noon

March 20

• Intermediate Computers, 10:15amnoon

March 29

• Kids Lego Time, 3-4:30pm

• Sew Fun at the Library: Open Sew, 5:30-7:30pm

March 30

• The Redding Library Presents: The Seventh Seal, 5-7pm

rolling hills casino resort


March 4

• Alex Elgin, 7pm

• Corning Wine, Food and Art Festival, noon-6pm

March 10

• Dusty Slay, 7pm

schreder planetarium


March 17

• Kids Night - Back in Time (Dinosaurs at Dusk; Zula Patrol: Down to Earth), 6pm

March 31

• Amazing Stars (Black Holes, Secrets of the Sun), 7pm

senator theatre chico


March 9

• Chase Matthew: Love You Again Tour, 8:30pm

March 27

• Old 97’s Caitlyn Rose, 8pm

state theatre red bluff


March 11

• Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “King Arthur’s Quest,” 3pm and 7pm

March 14

• Chonda Pierce Live!, 7pm

March 20

• Pam Willis and Lorrie Morgan - Grits and Glamour, 7:30pm

theatre on the ridge



March 2-11

• Circle Mirror Transformation, 7:30pm

Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday

turtle bay exploration center


March 1-31

• Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art, 1975-2018, 9am-4pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm SaturdaySunday

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

• Bubblepalooza! 10-11am

March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

• Aquatic Adventures, 2pm

March 2, 9, 16, 23

• Little Explorers, 10-11am

March 4

• Charlie Rabbit & Friends, 10-11am

• Paint Night at the Museum, 4:30-7pm

March 4, 11, 18, 25

• Guided Garden Walk with the Horticulture Manager, 10-11am

March 11

• Plant Talk: Shrub and Perennial Pruning, 10am-noon

• Family 2nd Saturday: Rain, Rain, Stay Awhile!, 11am-2pm

March 18

• Science Saturday: Small Science (Nano), 11am-2pm

March 25

• Art Studio Saturday: Wonderful Watercolor, 11am-2pm

March 25

• DSLR Photography Workshop: Twilight Landscapes, 5-7:30pm

96 | www.EnjoyMagazine.com MARCH 2023

March 4, 2023 | Riverfront Playhouse Downtown Redding, CA

March 10 - March 26 RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE "ON GOLDEN POND is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)" Directed by Ronda Alvey and Marla O’Brien by Ernest Thompson WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH THESE EXCITING SHOWS AT THE CASCADE THEATRE! ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN march 4 WITH BALLROOM THIEVES march 2 COLIN HAY april 16 SPECIAL GUEST LAZLO BANE PINK MARTINI LOS LOBOS march 8 march 17 FEATURING CHINA FORBES WITH SPECIAL GUEST GABY MORENO RYAN HAMILTON april 22 REDDING’S HISTORIC cascadetheatre.org 530-243-8877 Film For more information, visit: www.SundialFilmFestival.com or email: sundialfilmfestival2030@gmail.com Join the Active 20-30 Club of Redding for the 15th Annual Sundial Film Festival, celebrating the talent and culture of the north state This community event supports the Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation, providing a direct and positive impact on our local youth. Scan the QR code to submit your film, become a sponsor, get your tickets, and place a bid on Silent Auction items.


THIS MONTH, Enjoy sat down with Heather Kelnhofer, executive director of the girls’ leadership program at Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley.

ENJOY: What is Girls Inc. and what is your mission statement?

KELNHOFER: Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley, founded in 2006, is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, which serves girls across the United States and Canada. With roots dating back to 1864, Girls Inc. is the longest-running girls’ leadership program in the United States.

Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley is all about empowering local girls. We serve Shasta and Tehama county girls, ages 6 to 18, by offering a wide range of in-school, after-school and extracurricular programs. These researchbased programs build girls' self-esteem, transform their views of themselves, and help them recognize their potential as leaders, friends, innovators and independent thinkers. Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart , and bold

ENJOY: What programs or support services does Girls Inc. offer to empower young girls?

KELNHOFER: In partnership with local schools and organizations, we provide safe spaces and long-term mentoring relationships for girls to develop their strengths, learn lasting skills and take charge of their futures. The combination of mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated and independent.

We provide free or low-cost programming to local girls that spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math, promote drug and pregnancy prevention, foster self-esteem and teach skills such as stress management, financial literacy and community leadership. Some last just one day, others up to 12 weeks, but all are designed to empower girls to transform their selfimage and realize their potential as friends, leaders and entrepreneurs.

ENJOY: What impact does Girls Inc. have on the communities it serves?

KELNHOFER: Our deep history of working with and for girls has informed our knowledge

base and has guided our approach in the development of programs and experiences that change the trajectory of girls’ lives and prepare them for lifelong success.

We support girls who need us the most – girls who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunities, experiences or role models to lead fulfilling and productive lives and break the cycle of poverty. They in turn transform their lives, their communities, our companies and our governments and realize their vision for an equitable world.

ENJOY: Does Girls Inc. collaborate with other community organizations?

KELNHOFER: Yes! We are in continuous collaboration with other local organizations throughout the year. This January, our Youth Leadership Council’s monthly meeting was facilitated at DLB Ranch, Inc. in Cottonwood, where girls had the opportunity to practice leadership and problem-solving skills through equine learning activities. They had a chance to work on assessing their strengths and weaknesses alongside horses in this hands-on experience. This event would not have been possible without Joni Maggini of DLB Ranch, the team at Sierra Central Credit Union for their generous monetary and lunch donation, and Redding West Rotary for sponsoring the Youth Leadership Council.

ENJOY: How can people get involved with or support Girls Inc.?

KELNHOFER: Donate to Girls Inc.! Your gift will change a girl’s life, ensuring she has the foundation to create a better future for herself and her community.

Members of the community can also sign up to volunteer for events, provide sponsorships and inkind donations, join the Girls Inc. Northern Sacramento Valley Board of Directors, become a facilitator and help us raise the funds needed to bring more strength-based programs to Shasta and Tehama county schools. •


Hayden Ball is a writer of poetry and short stories from Redding. In addition, he’s been an active member of the Redding music scene for the past 10 years, releasing timeless hits such as “American Family” and the critically acclaimed album Wobbly H in 2016.

98 | www.EnjoyMagazine.com MARCH 2023 GIVING BACK | BY HAYDEN BALL


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