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Above, Dr. Perdue with her twin brother... she’s the one holding the neck. Above right, Graduate, Arizona School of Dentistry 2008

Cornerstone Community Bank is the realization of dreams – from families buying their first home to businesspeople who want to make their community a better place. Locally owned and funded, our purpose is to support our local businesses. Dr. Katrina Perdue, who grew up in a tiny Tehama County town, was a dental hygienist when she decided to go back to school and become a dentist. Today, she ensures that her patients have the most comprehensive, advanced dental care possible. Your own American dreams make our community strong. For more of Dr. Perdue’s story, go to bankcornerstone.com

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39 SEPTEMBERcontents Art

INTEREST

43 | Jewelry with a Purpose

21 | Model Behavior

Lorie Lynn Jewelry

Shasta Scale Modelers Replicate the Sundial Bridge

61 | We’ve Got The Whole World

27 | Stone Love

The Cool Globe at Dignity Healthcare in Mount Shasta

Rockhounds Share a Love of Collecting

BUSINESS

North State High Schools Have Talent

15 | Wine Time Ringtail Vineyards and Winery in Manton

ON THE COVER

Maddox Morin by Kara Stewart www.KaraStewartPhotography.com

47 | Flour Power Measures of Joy, Gluten-Free Bakery

67 | High School Musical

Music 39 | Pick Up Styx Styx Bass Player Ricky Phillips

71 | Classic Rocker

COMMUNITY

George Thorogood, Part of the American Way

82 | Will to Fight

Profile

A Benefit Golf Tournament for Will Lockwood

COVer Contest Winner 98 | Say Cheese!

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50 | Impressive North State Journalist Bruce Ross

55 | Fighting Chance

Contest Finalists and Winner

Psycho Fitness and MMA Owner Avery Vilche

Dining

Recreation

35 | Dinner Date

75 | A Hunting We Will Go

Casual Fine Dining at Crumbs Restaurant

Outdoors, Camaraderie, Family Traditions

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84 | Millville Plains Rainbow

86 | WHAT’S COOKIN’

By Frank Kratofil

Going Green

HEalth

Game Show Contestant

31 | Well Rounded Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in Round Mountain

History 78 | Brew Ha ha Washington Brewery in Shasta State Historic Park

88 | enjoyables 90 | Calendar of Events What’s Happening in the North State

96 | WHAT’S IN STORE Frank Treadway of Art Around the Neck

101 | Giving Back The Biggest Heart: Foster Parent Liaison Raelene MacDowell

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Deanna Miller

Branch Services Manager, Ft. Jones & Etna

Senior Vice President Relationship Banker Shasta/Trinity Region

Tina Britton de-Coux

AVP / Branch Services Manager, Happy Camp

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AVP / Branch Services Manager, Redding & Shingletown

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a good read Summer has given way to school bells and brisk evenings – we’re falling right into fall. In this issue, we would like you to meet some of the inspirational folks who make the North State their home, like Avery Vilche, the owner of Psycho Fitness and a professional mixed martial artist; Raelene MacDowell, who has cared for more than 600 foster children; and Record Searchlight opinion page editor Bruce Ross, an insightful thinker and family man who provides food for thought every day. And you’re sure to be impressed by Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, where minds and bodies are healed in groundbreaking fashion in a tiny Intermountain-area hamlet.

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InHouse Marketing & Design Yvonne Mazzotta publisher Michelle Adams publisher Ronda Ball managing editor Kerri Regan copy editor Alyssa Gritzmacher intern Cierra Goldstein contributing graphic designer Terri Bird event calendar James Mazzotta advertising sales representative/ photography/new business developer Michael O’Brien advertising sales representative Suzanne Birch advertising sales representative

Ben Adams, Ronda Ball, Suzanne Birch, Yvonne Mazzotta, Lana Granfors, Michael O’Brien, Michelle Adams

For our music fans, we caught up with bad-to-the-bone George Thorogood, as well as Ricky Phillips, who grew up in Redding and hit it big as the bassist for Styx. Both will share their talents from the stage of the intimate and historic Cascade Theatre in coming weeks. Learn more about the lure of hunting, which is as much about camaraderie and tradition as it is about stocking the freezer with fresh game. Then find out how a restrictive diet led an entrepreneurial couple to create their own gluten-free bakery, which has already drawn rave reviews during its short existence. Looking for a lovely locale to sip locally produced wine? Feel free to linger at Ringtail Vineyards in Manton, which offers a picturesque setting and a comfortable tasting room. If your New Year’s resolutions didn’t survive through the summer, never fear – we’ll get you back on track with our “Enjoy More” health insert, tucked right inside this magazine. From preventing heart attacks to polishing up your whitest, brightest smile, these tips can help you look and feel your very best. Finally, it’s your last chance of the year to gather your blanket, snacks and friends to join us for Enjoy Movies in the Park. September’s shows are at Simpson University, and the movie starts at dark. Enjoy!

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Wine Time

ringtail vineyards and winery in manton Named for an elusive nocturnal visitor that samples the ripening fruit, Ringtail Vineyards sits in the western foothills of Lassen Peak. At a comfortable elevation of 2,500 feet, grapes flourish during warm days and cool nights in nutrient-rich volcanic soil. A picturesque setting in the heart of the vineyard is well-suited for small weddings and events. The tasting room, designed for relaxing and conversation, invites visitors to linger over a glass of fine wine. Open weekends from noon to 5 pm, wine-tasting visitors occasionally bring picnic lunches and enjoy their visits at a leisurely pace under a canopy of trees in the rustic picnic area with a clear view of the vineyard all around. A guest room awaits people desiring a private bed-and-breakfast experience. Harvest parties and other events fill the calendar, making Ringtail Vineyards a treasure waiting to be discovered in Manton. Ringtail Vineyards benefits from four generations of Carrillos, vineyard managers and winemakers who continue to work with such recognizable names in the industry as Fetzer and Saracina. Ever since the great-grandfather arrived in Sonoma Valley from Spain, they have worked in orchards and vineyards, now designing, managing and consulting with a variety of large vineyards and wineries in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Far from their original stomping grounds in the well-known California “wine country,â€? Rob Carrillo bought five acres in Manton in the early 1990s. It happened to be across the road from 140 acres he managed for Fetzer Vineyards. Carrillo planted his carefully chosen stock, nurtured its early growth and began to harvest. By 2004, his own vines produced fruit for a small sampling of varietal wines that he shared with family and friends. 2005 yielded the first commercial Continued on page 16 September 2012 Enjoy 15


Ringtail Vineyards wines can be purchased at the vineyard and the following locations: California Kitchen Store in Red Bluff Kent’s Meats in Redding • Shingletown Store Manton Store • Mary’s Pizza Shack (summer only)

harvest, and wines showcasing the unique Ringtail Vineyards label were developed with Donna Delgado, one of eight partners. The small vineyard’s award-winning varietals please the palate and rival even its well-known competitors. The grapes grown in Manton are sent to Hopland in Mendocino County, where winemaker Alex MacGregor advises the Ringtail vintners, then produces the unique qualities in their wines. At the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition, Ringtail Vineyards’ Sweet Petite won the gold medal and the 2006 Petite Sirah won bronze, along with bronze for their Late-Harvest Chardonnay. Yet, most guests’ hands-down favorite is the Gewürztraminer, whose stock comes from the Alsace region of France. Also a late-harvest wine, the semi-dry, semi-sweet “G-wine” is a wonderful after-dinner sipping wine, according to Delgado. Among their signature wines: • Chardonnay Viognier is a 50/50 blend of two varietals providing a bit sweeter flavor that compliments salmon, shrimp and pasta. • The Petite Sirah’s hint of pepper and allspice pairs deliciously with stews, steaks, lamb and anything with marinara sauce. • Sweet Petite includes a hint of brandy and goes nicely with anything chocolate. Delgado uses it to make a wonderful reduction to glaze pork loin. Her tantalizing dessert of vanilla ice cream with fresh berries is drizzled with Sweet Petite and layered with a few dark chocolate shavings. Continued on page 18

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• Late-harvest Gewürztraminer grapes hang on the vine a while longer to sweeten, making this wine a perfect partner to any dessert, especially crème brulee and cheesecake. • Late-harvest Chardonnay offers a more complex flavor, described by one guest “like fall in a bottle.” Delgado has experimented with this sweet wine in Caprese salad dressing and mixed in lightly with whipped cream. It beautifully compliments dark chocolate. This year, Ringtail Vineyards will celebrate their fourth anniversary with a new release of Gewürztraminer. Visitors are welcome to celebrate with them on Sept. 15 from noon to 5 pm. Their Cat’s Den Wine Club offers a variety of benefits along with their wines. Two harvest parties open to the public will be posted on their website with dates. Guests will help with the harvest and be rewarded with lunch and beverages. • www.ringtailvineyards.net • (530) 474-5350

Sandie Tillery writes about the North State from 35 years of personal experience exploring it from corner to corner with husband John, their three grown children and four grandsons. She loves interviewing the amazing people who live here and telling their stories.

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MODEL BEHAVIOR S hasta S cale M odelers R eplicate the S u ndial B ridge

What do you get when you fill a workspace with plastic, wood, metal, fishing line and the creative mind of Stan Freeman? A scale model of the Sundial Bridge. In collaboration with Mike Lindsey, founding member of Shasta Scale Modelers, Freeman skillfully turned out the replica in about 1,500 hours. Finding inspiration to take on such a labor-intensive task might seem daunting to some, but scale modeling has been Freeman’s creative outlet since he was a boy growing up during World War II. “My first model was of a plane my uncle flew in the South Pacific,” he says. “It was a stick and paper model, which was all we had back then.” His love for modeling grew, and in 2006, Freeman joined the Shasta Scale Modelers, the Northern California Chapter of the International Modelers Society. The group had a long-range plan to build a model of the Redding Airport as it was in 1942, but before they could launch a project of that magnitude, the modelers knew they needed to begin with something a bit simpler. Continued on page 22

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“We rattled things around and the idea of the Sundial Bridge came up,” says Freeman. With camera, measuring tape and sketch tools in hand, he set out for the bridge and drew up a rough plan. He presented his drawings to the group, received approval and got to work. Because there were no commercially available pieces to replicate the bridge, Freeman had to get creative. “It took a lot of imagination and scratching around the hardware store until I found something that was, ‘Aha! I can use that,’” he says. To construct the 14 metal cable stays that support the bridge deck, Freeman cut 80-pound

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fishing line and meticulously painted each strand silver. Although the stays were time consuming, his biggest challenge was making the glass deck look realistic. “I started out with a clear sheet of plastic, sanded it to make a dull finish, and on the underside, I used a blue-green paint to give it the proper color,” says Freeman. “Then I masked off all of the stainless steel strips that separate the glass and painted them with a silver Sharpie.” Continued on page 24

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Photo courtesy of Shasta Scale Modelers

Photo courtesy of Shasta Scale Modelers

From abutment to abutment, the bridge spans eight feet, with the three-foot white pylon towering above the sundial plaza. Count the landscape dioramas that were designed using plant materials from Freeman’s garden, and the project measures an impressive 10 by 2 feet. Of course, the model would not be complete without people – about 100 of them. Bicyclists, a TV crew and anglers floating in boats below the bridge bring the setting to life. Lindsey hand-painted three-quarter inch figures appropriate to daily bridge activity. To add entertainment value, he included a surprise guest. “We’ve got two Where’s Waldo figures on the bridge,” says Lindsey. “Of course, Waldo has never actually been on the Sundial Bridge, but he brings a fun aspect to the model.” Shasta Scale Modelers welcomes new members and offers various organized youth activities, including the Make and Take program, where kids spend an hour or two at All Around RC & Hobbies and leave with a free, completed model.

Anyone with interest, dedication, and most importantly, the ability to have fun can be a scale modeler. “We’re not world class engineers or artists,” Lindsey says. “We’re a bunch of pretty average guys, who by applying some effort and research, created something that we feel is pretty amazing.” The replica is on display at All Around RC & Hobbies on East Cypress Avenue in Redding, but will eventually be moved to Bank of America in downtown Redding. Wherever it’s enjoyed, Freeman and Lindsey hope the Sundial Bridge model continues to entertain and inspire, promoting fellowship within the community. • Amber Galusha is a writer and blogger who is inspired by nature’s wonders and the amazingly creative people in her life. She lives in Redding with her husband, son, dog and the many creatures that inhabit her garden. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her gardening, knitting or cruising around town on her motorcycle.


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LOVE R O C K H O U N D S S H A R E A LOV E O F CO L L E C T I N G We curse riverbed rocks in our backyard soil, but admire agates on the beach. We fill our pockets with tiny pebbles and display curious crystals on our shelves. Fancy gems adorn our necks while, on our fingers, they tell the story of love. Rocks form the stuff of life and remind us of earth’s wondrous formation. While we admire the colors and textures of rocks, some people make rocks a cornerstone obsession. Rockhounds share a love for collecting and hunting lapidary treasures. “We are very much intrigued and curious about the world around us,” says Kelly O’Leary, publicity director for the Shasta Gem and Mineral Society, whose aim is to train and educate enthusiasts. Rockhounding is “all about connecting with nature.” “People like finding things,” says Bill Gaumer, third-generation owner of Gaumer’s, one of the North State’s best lapidary stores. “Rock collecting is like treasure hunting.” Sept. 16 marks National Collect Rocks Day, when even the casual hunter might share the fascination with the earth’s foundations. According to the United States Geological Survey, rocks tell the earth’s story. Eight elements (oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium) are molded by time, temperature, pressure and minerals to form most rocks found on the planet. Geologists classify rocks in three groups: igneous, sedimentary

and metamorphic. Within these classifications are hundreds of subdivisions based on textures, minerals, formation and other identifying features. The variety seems endlessly fascinating. A stroll through Gaumer’s museum tells a heartbreakingly beautiful geographical story. A cluster of gypsum roses found in the deserts of Mexico speaks to eons of erosion, and a cross-section of rock resembles delicate lace while kryptonite-like crystals glitter from behind glass. O’Leary didn’t know peanut wood from rainbow obsidian when she began helping her folks operate their vendor booth at gem and mineral shows. She just knew the sparkling displays called to her. Now she’s amassed a collection worthy of her own booth. In fact, her display will be open to the public at the Society’s free 59th annual Gem and Mineral Show, to be held Oct. 20 and 21 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson. “People ask me how I know the names of so many rocks,” she says, admitting the variety can be overwhelming to a novice. “I learned the names one stone at a time.” Her most favorite specimen is an Argentinian rhodochrosite. A stalactitic cross-section of this polished salmon-pink mineral reveals concentric bands of light and dark rose-colored layers, like a bullseye. “It’s just beautiful,” she says. Continued on page 28

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Starting a rock collection can be as simple as picking up stones near your home, says the USGS. Though you’ll find a limited variety, it suggests studying your initial collection to differentiate and recognize diagnostic features. Wide-open exploration and rock hunting is limited now, says Gaumer. During the 1950s and mid-’60s, dynamite was easily obtained and there were few government restrictions on mining activities and public land access. Al and Mabel Gaumer with their three sons collected extensively in those years to build the core of the museum collection during this rockhound heyday. Weekend rockhounds can enjoy a semi-local day of collecting along Davis Creek, past Alturas on Highway 395. O’Leary says that even a small child should have success there. “People can find many colors of obsidian nodules and needles there — black, mahogany, blue, pink and lace.” Visitors need to stop at the Davis Creek store for a permit and should bring gloves and goggles. A small pick and a bucket are useful, as well.

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5. Hart Mountain porcelain jasper from Oregon 6. Cross-section of an Argentinian rhodochrosite stalactite 7. Shasta County ammonite, prehistoric relative of the squid, octopus, and nautilus 8. Selenite (a variety of gypsum) rose from Chihuahua, Mexico

Mahalee and Emiana Gaumer at the Spectrum sunstone mine near Plush, Oregon

Around Black Butte Reservoir, between Black Butte and Stonyford, sharp eyes might spy the tell-tale yellow and burgundy markings of Stony Creek jasper. “It helps to bring a spray bottle with water,” says Terry Gaumer, Bill’s mom and the business’ co-owner. When dry, jasper looks much like any other trail rock but with a bit of mist, a bouquet of delightfully arranged color reveals itself. If you’re not into exploration, attend an air-conditioned show or visit the museum. Whether you prefer the call of the hunt or the found and polished, you’ll likely find something to admire. • Gaumer’s Museum • 78 Belle Mille Road, Red Bluff Open Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm For local collection sites: “Gem Trails of Northern California,” by James Mitchell Shasta Gem & Mineral Society Meets the second Friday of every month http://reddingblogs.com/shastagemandmineralsociety/club-info/

Carrie Schmeck is a lifestyle and family features writer who has called Redding home since 2001. When she isn’t reading, writing or researching, she might be sipping coffee with friends, cycling with her husband or browsing life for her next story idea.

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happened to be a doctor,” says Dorroh, herself a marriage and family therapist. The grassroots effort was spearheaded by Dorroh, Dr. Joe Stenger, his wife Kathleen Hardie, and her brother Richard Hardie (now the CFO). “We wanted to recruit high-energy, dynamic people who wanted to work really hard and have a lot of fun,” Dorroh says. A $30,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation paid for the first double-wide modular shell, which housed three exam rooms. In 1990, a second modular was added for a dental clinic. Then tragedy struck in 1992, when both buildings were destroyed in the Fountain Fire. Six months later, it was rebuilt on the same footprint, and it was expanded again in 2002 and 2009. Today, it has 11 medical exam rooms, nine dental operatories and five counseling rooms. It’s hard to imagine patients getting “white coat syndrome” in this place of peace. Local artwork hangs on earth-tone walls, illuminated with sleek gallery lighting. Vaulted ceilings and large windows bathe the center in natural light. The lobby features a library with easy chairs and a children’s play area, which welcome folks to make themselves comfortable. Patients are just as likely to be greeted by staff with a hug as a handshake. Continued on page 32 September 2012 Enjoy 31


Naturally, Hill Country’s core focus is health care, and its 75 full- and part-time staffers offer an array of medical and dental services to all people, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. Counseling is available for individuals, couples and families, and the center contracts with Shasta County to provide mental health services to about 300 patients with serious mental illness. The center also practices less-traditional forms of healing, including massage, acupuncture and a healing modality called Healing Touch, and will soon offer chiropractic services. “These are all things that help people with wellness,” says Terri Orwig, Hill Country’s integrated services coordinator and a nurse who coordinates the telemedicine and chronic disease self-management programs, among other duties. Good health includes a healthy community, so the center helps patients overcome underlying conditions that cause health problems, like access to nutritious food and reliable transportation. Yoga, exercise, ballroom dance and other classes encourage fitness. A cozy library features free computer and Internet use. A teen center offers activities, homework help and opportunities for socialization. A commercial kitchen is ideal for cooking classes (and it’s not unusual to find an appreciative Dorroh in there with her apron on, preparing a feast for her staff ). A great room hosts dinners, classes, movies and more to encourage connections. Up the hill, Circle of Friends in Burney offers social activities for some 150 people with mental health challenges, creating a network for people who had largely been isolated. The importance of social connections is crucial to recognize. “Medical providers were seeing the same people over and over, and we discovered that this was the only social supportive contact that they had in their lives,” Orwig says. “Lots don’t leave home much because they’re more comfortable in their own world. But they don’t have to fear us. We are sensitive to that.”

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Every day, Hill Country embraces the opportunities afforded by offering many services under one roof. If a patient is getting a physical but is also struggling with depression, the doctor can connect him or her with a behavioral health therapist for counseling. Or when a dentist notices that a patient’s blood pressure is high, he can walk that person to the medical offices for care. The center also prides itself on ensuring that treatment plans are realistic. “We look at our recommendations and think, what hardships does that place?” Orwig says. “A woman was really sick and lived (about 20 miles away). We called in a prescription, but we knew she just wanted to go home and go to bed. We thought, can we dispense a few days’ worth of medicine, send her home, and have the rest mailed to her? We also have to think, is the medication covered? Can they afford it? We want them to comply and get better, or else what’s the use?” Looking to the future, the Affordable Care Act is providing more than $1 million to expand services, including the addition of a digital X-ray machine. Right now, Hill Country must send patients to Burney or Redding for X-rays (though they’ve done finger X-ray with the dental X-ray machines, saving folks a trip to town, says Orwig). Orwig and her husband built and furnished the library in her mother’s honor, and they donated the trail around the clinic in her mother-in-law’s honor. She’s passed up opportunities to work at bigger hospitals because “Hill Country is very near and dear to my heart,” Orwig says. “I can’t tell you how lucky I feel.” •

Kerri Regan grew up in the North State and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. A freelance writer and editor, Kerri enjoys exploring the North State with her husband and three children.


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the farmer eating lunch on his tractor may just be noshing on sushi. “This isn’t just a restaurant that operates off the tourist base,” says Travis Hickey of Crumbs, the casual fine dining establishment he owns with his wife, Fiona. While the Hickeys’ menu changes with the seasons, on Tuesdays the specialty is sushi, when Travis gets to season his own vinegar for the rice and prove that he was paying attention when he trained for three months with a chef from Japan while living in Santa Barbara. Crumbs is a love story in many ways. Travis, who grew up in Santa Barbara and trained in multiple cuisines after growing up the son of a personal chef, notes that he found his way to McArthur because he “followed the girl.” Fiona, a McArthur native, met Travis while a student at UC Santa Barbara studying geography and English. They were introduced by a mutual friend. While Fiona enjoyed life in Santa Barbara, the lure of home was strong. “I have a vested interest in making sure we are still on the map,” she says of her hometown, “and that we don’t turn into a ghost town.” She describes the Intermountain area as a “hidden gem,” noting, “There’s so much to do in this place. It’s like a mini-Tahoe without all the traffic.” Continued on page 36 September 2012 Enjoy 35


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Without much of a plan other than to keep hold of Fiona when he arrived, Travis took odd jobs as he settled into life in McArthur. While out on a gardening job, his employer asked if he knew of a cook who could cater an event. When Travis convinced him of his skills, he surprised the guests, including many cattle ranchers, by serving up fried tofu next to the meatballs with great success. “My style of food is pushing people’s expectations of food,” he says. Of the many styles of cuisine he’s trained in, from Italian to Mediterranean to French to health food and pan-Asian (among others), he says, “There are so many similarities. I don’t look at the differences; I look at the similarities, and that’s where I get my inspiration.” Inspired is certainly a way to describe the cuisine at Crumbs. “I don’t do baked potatoes,” says Travis. “You can get them anywhere. You can do them at home.” Instead, he offers a Grown Up Tater Tot—wasabi mashed potatoes, breaded and fried and topped with Vietnamese sweet chili sauce, Sriracha sour cream and chopped green onion—as either a side or appetizer. “It’s got all these things that just go together,” he says. “What drives me is to try things that are familiar but different.” The menu reflects the growing seasons. “In the summertime, I go out to pick the veggies that day, take them back to prep and then serve them that night,” he says. The couple loves to take daughter Jencie, 6, and son Sean, 2, with them to the gardens they source. The Crumbs building is one Fiona had always admired, and it proved to be the biggest stumbling block to starting the restaurant. The former home of Hiram and Ursel Crum, a family established for generations in the area, the building has a charm characteristic of its community. “We came and looked at the place and I could just visualize it,” Fiona says of the restaurant. “Being kind of naive to the facts, we thought we’d be open in

six months,” she adds. “All told, it took two years to get going.” Renovations took longer than anticipated and money got tight. Fiona became pregnant with Sean and was six months along when the doors finally opened in July 2009. “Fiona designed the front and I designed the kitchen,” says Travis. “I designed the kitchen so one person could cook.” Adds Fiona, “One of the things we both thought was important was to have an open kitchen. There are no secrets.” Indeed, sitting at one of the four seats at the chef ’s table can be a highlight of a meal at Crumbs. Travis swiftly and expertly works while greeting customers as they walk through the door and chatting with those at his table. “The reality is, it’s a high-stress job,” he says, though he relishes that “we are welcoming people to come have dinner at a friend’s house.” Noting that “my favorite places to eat in Santa Barbara are the taquerias,” Travis proclaims, “I’m a foodie but I’m not pretentious.” While locals can be taken aback that reservations can be helpful, the need for them only affirms the popularity of this charming little restaurant that is high on taste and charm. Says Fiona, “It gives people a little feeling that they can live in the country and still have that little bit of sophistication.” • Crumbs Restaurant • 44226 Hwy 299E • McArthur • (530) 336-5451 Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm; Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm Facebook: Crumbs-Restaurant Melissa Mendonca is passionate about adding stamps to her passport and just as enthusiastic about her hometown of Red Bluff. A graduate of San Francisco State and Tulane universities, she believes in mentoring and service to create communities everyone can enjoy. Her favorite words are rebar, wanderlust and change. September 2012 Enjoy 37


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Ricky Phillips has fond memories of the Cascade Theatre—“that was where I first made out with a girl,” he says—and the Redding landmark was part of what he recalls as an idyllic life for a kid. All of which makes the bassist for the band Styx a little nervous about the Sept. 11 gig at the downtown theater. “I’m hoping we don’t blow the roof off the place,” he says, laughing. “Putting an arena rock band in that little place? I’ve got two words: ear plugs.” Hearing loss was pretty low on Phillips’ list of worries when he was 5 and his family moved from Iowa to Redding. Life then was pretty much perfect, Phillips, 58, says during a phone call from a tour stop in Bethlehem, Pa. “We never locked our doors when we were kids. We’d go on vacation for two weeks, and if we locked our door, the little girl down the street couldn’t come in to feed the cat. Steve Gunner and I, we’d ride our bikes to Timber Lanes, go fishing, catch snakes. When I think back to the way it was, I feel like we got one of the last windows where you can have that Tom Sawyer kind of upbringing.” Entertainment and performing were big parts of that childhood as well. Phillips says every camping trip, car ride or family function inevitably turned into an a capella concert featuring his father, Richard, his mother, Margaret, and his brother Mike. Both parents were active in community theater and Phillips recalls many a night that he and his brother would while away the hours in a teacher’s lounge or some other room while the adults rehearsed. If the show Continued on page 40 September 2012 Enjoy 39


Styx • Cascade Theatre 7:30 pm Sept. 11 • Tickets $65 to $85 (530) 243-8877, www.cascadetheatre.org Jon Lewis has been a writer for the past 31 years, working at newspapers in Woodland, Davis, Vacaville and Redding. A longtime San Francisco Giants fan, his interests include golf, fishing and steering clear of what appears to be a resident catcougar hybrid. He has called Redding home for 25 years.

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When the tour bus rolls in, it also will mark a reunion of sorts for one of Redding’s top showbiz families. Phillips’ stepsister Kathleen Kennedy (Phillips’ mother Margaret married Superior Court Judge Don Kennedy in 1978) is one of Hollywood’s top producers and was recently named co-chairman of Lucasfilm. Kathleen’s twin sister Connie Kennedy is a location manager and visual effects coordinator whose film credits include “Avatar” and “War of the Worlds.” Younger sister Dana Middleton was a news anchor and spent seven years hosting a news-talk TV show in Seattle before serving as press secretary for thenGov. Gary Locke. Phillips’ brother Mike is a director at the New York City Opera Company. “I don’t know. It must be something about that water going through Shasta Dam,” Phillips says of the preponderance of entertainment connections in his extended family.

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called for a child, Phillips would get the nod. “As soon as my brother was old enough, he took that over. He was a lot better at it. I turned my attention to Little League.” Music was a constant presence, too. Phillips got his first piano at age 6 and quickly began cycling through “ruler-slapping spinster” piano teachers before gravitating toward the guitar his dad would play at every opportunity. With encouragement from his father, Phillips applied himself to the new instrument and started piecing together Beatles and Rolling Stones tunes lifted from the radio. By age 12, he had formed his first band, the Warlox, with his pal Gunner. Phillips switched his allegiance from guitar to bass after a band member left the big four-string guitar at Phillips’ house after a rehearsal. After a week of noodling around, he was hooked. His interest in music continued through his school years until finally, during his senior year at San Francisco State University, “I went, ‘Man, this isn’t where I want to go. I want to see where I can go in music before I hang up my dreams.’ I ended up in Utah, saw this insane bar band, and moved to Salt Lake City.” After that junket, Phillips hit the road. “I traveled all over the country, playing in rock dives, and up into Canada. It was kind of a rock ‘n’ roll college, trying to figure it all out, getting your chops up, your vocal skills, everything. “I realized if I really was going to do it, I’d either have to go to New York City or Los Angeles, so at a certain point I had 20 bucks in my pocket—borrowed— and landed in LA with two guitars and a suitcase.” Phillips slept on friends’ couches and hung out with musicians he had befriended on the road, including Rudy Sarzo, who went on to play with Quiet Riot, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne. “It was a cool time. Of course, we didn’t have two nickels to rub together, but we were believing in a dream and trying to make it happen.” Phillips got his big break in the late 1970s when he joined the British group The Babys. He stayed with the band until the group split up in 1981. After a period of touring, session work and writing, he hooked up with ex-Journey members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain to form the band Bad English. When Bad English broke up in 1991, Phillips was invited to work with Jimmy Page (the guitarist from Led Zeppelin) and David Coverdale, the Deep Purple vocalist. “It ended up being a one-LP project, but it was a cool time working with Jimmy, seeing how he works and produces and writes,” Phillips says. “That was also at the same time when the whole grunge thing came in and all the ’80s Spandex and hairdo bands were going away. If you were associated with anything in the ’80s you were kind of like not cool anymore, so I dived into my studio.” The life of a traveling rock star returned in 2003 went Tommy Shaw, Styx’s guitarist, called and asked if Phillips would consider going back on the road with the band that had dominated the airways with hits like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto” and “The Grand Illusion.” The Cascade show will mark his nine-year anniversary with Styx. So, does Phillips foresee an end to his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle anytime soon? The short answer: No. “I was talking with Tommy Shaw and asked, hypothetically, about retiring. We both realized, why? We’re the center of attention at the party every night and we’re getting paid pretty well. Besides, we don’t look our age or act our age.”•


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Bobbi Berg, Twyman’s best friend and a fellow friend of York, joined creative forces with Twyman to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces. “When Bobbi and I began making jewelry together, we knew that we wanted our pieces to tell a story. We carry Lorie with us as we create each piece. We often find ourselves saying, ‘Lorie would just love this one.’” But York became more than just the inspiration and namesake behind a fabulous collection of out-of-the-ordinary jewelry. Her story would serve a much higher purpose: to raise funds for breast cancer awareness in the North State and encourage women to heed an important message. “Knowing your body is the biggest thing. Don’t put off going to the doctor because you are afraid. When you get to the point in your life when you need the testing, have it done. Be proactive instead of reactive,” Twyman says. Twyman and Berg never miss an opportunity to aid in the fight against cancer by donating their unique creations to local organizations for silent auctions and raffles. They have donated 10 percent of their profit to the cause. In addition to finding their pieces at local fundraisers, Lorie Lynn Jewelry can be found at Enjoy The Store, Palo Cedro Gift Gallery, Vintner’s Cellar in Portland, Ore., and at various local vintage markets, including Roses and Rust and The Burlap Harlot Show. Lorie Lynn Jewelry is also available online at www.lorielynn.etsy.com. “I never plan a piece out. It’s not in my nature. I will change things out a dozen times before I am happy with it. It feels right when I can look at it and say, ‘I didn’t know it, but that’s where I was going with it,’ ” Twyman says. Everything from the design process to the finished product is an adventure for the design duo. The whimsical, free-spirited nature of each piece and the mixture of unexpected elements in the most refreshing ways seem to create physical manifestations of York’s boundless zest for life. Twyman and Berg are proud to note improved techniques and a more refined eye for a finished product as the most recognizable part of their evolution as a design team. In addition, Twyman has opened a design studio called Space-2-Create at 585 Markwood Drive in Redding, in an unused part of the building which houses her husband’s plumbing business. “I feel that I have evolved enough to share my knowledge with others.” The studio serves as a place where people can take or teach classes, rent studio time, use the available tools and feel at home among a network of fellow artists. In addition to teaching a few classes at her own studio, Viki has expanded her schedule to teach some classes at Altered Wing Studio, located at 810 Lake Boulevard, Suite A. Altered Wing Studio, which opened its doors in early August, is the brainchild of Kimberly Snowden and Ginger Mallard, and has expanded to become a cooperative effort amongst a wildly creative group of entrepreneurial artists. Altered Wing Studios will offer a host of classes taught by local artists and will feature a retail boutique showcasing beautiful handcrafted wares, including the work of Lorie Lynn Designs. Both studios will serve as a place where creatively inclined North State residents can take classes and feel at home amongst a network of fellow artists. Particularly in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Twyman hopes her jewelry tells a story of love, friendship and an enduring passion for life, and is an ever-present reminder to take care of yourself and your loved ones, and to live your life with abandon. • www.lorielynn.etsy.com www.Space-2-Create.net Find Lorie Lynn Jewelry, Space 2 Create and Altered Wing Studios on Facebook

Kimberly N. Bonéy, proud wife and mother, moved to Redding in 2008. Kimberly has a bachelor of arts in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Louisiana State University. As the former owner of The Kimberly Nicole Boutique in downtown Redding, Kimberly considers herself a connoisseur of all things fashionable.

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M E A S U R E S O F J O Y, G L U T E N - F R E E B A K E R Y When Jennifer and Nathan Miller moved to Redding with their three children four years ago, a gluten-free bakery was not in their plans. However, when the economy went south and Nathan’s job went with it, Jennifer says, “We looked at what we had and asked ourselves what we could do to support our family.” The Millers had been eating gluten-free for almost a decade due to wheat intolerance. Nathan first saw the potential for a bakery, but says it took a while to convince his wife. “When I first went glutenfree, I went to the health food store and read through all of the cookbooks to determine what flours were used,” says Jennifer, adding that for a while the recipes she found were good enough.

Still, she missed the taste and texture of wheat-based foods. “The most common complaints about gluten-free foods are that they’re too dry, too gritty and their aftertaste is strange,” she says. “When I started developing my own recipes, I targeted the texture first and then the taste. When I finally perfected my chocolate chip cookie recipe, I thought, ‘Now I can try cake.’” Since she had already invested countless hours creating recipes her family enjoyed, the bakery idea was logical. In spite of having experimented for eight years, Jennifer used family and friends as taste-testers before opening the bakery and says, “I had people who gave me good sound advice. I told them what I Continued on page 48 September 2012 Enjoy 47


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was going for, what texture I wanted. They told me the truth if it was gritty or ‘off.’” The real test came when the two took their product to local business owners. “When they tasted it, they couldn’t believe it was gluten-free and said it would stand up with any other bakery product they were selling,” says Jennifer. “They all said they wanted it whenever we were ready.” Although the couple was moving forward with their business plan, they still weren’t sure how all of the funding would materialize. It turns out that serendipity and a little help from their friends and family were just the ingredients needed to launch a successful business. “We had just made 400 gluten-free pancakes for a church breakfast,” Jennifer recalls, a volunteer offering unrelated to their business plan. “At the breakfast I started talking with a business owner who took an interest in our plan and kept asking me more and more questions.” By the end of their conversation not only had the woman offered seed money to start the business, but a second person standing nearby matched that amount. The couple secured the rest from family and friends, and soon, Measures of Joy was renting commercial kitchen space from Barista’s Roasting Company in Redding, distributor of the bakery’s muffins, cookies and mixes (the latter made without added sugar). All products are labeled as gluten-free but are not marketed as such, which the couple agrees has been an advantage in overcoming negative bias toward gluten-free foods. Nathan says, “If you’re going to have a treat, it may as well be excellent. Health food doesn’t have to taste bad. It can be amazing. We strike a good balance between quality, health and affordability.” After only six months in business, Measures of Joy is making a profit. Several local businesses carry its products and the Millers operate a booth at the Saturday Farmers’ Market in Redding. “Our next phase is to go to supermarkets with our mixes and frozen dough,” says Nathan. “We plan to ship to cafes and bakeries around the country so they can have good gluten-free products without having to create a gluten-free environment.” When she began a gluten-free journey with her family, Jennifer says, “It wasn’t, ‘I have to figure this out because I’m going to open a business.’ It was a personal thing. Imagine if your doctor told you today that you are gluten intolerant and can no longer eat the things you’re used to eating. All of these ‘no’s’ are suddenly slamming you in the face.” “Our heart’s desire for this business is to be the ‘yes!’ to someone’s ‘no,’” adds Nathan.• www.facebook.com/MeasuresOfJoy (530) 638-7177

Claudia Mosby is a writer and part-time college instructor. She leads workshops on writing memoir, journaling as spiritual practice, and writing basics for new writers. She lives in Redding with her husband and mischievous cat Hobo, where she also writes a column on midlife and family for the Record Searchlight.


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pressive N O R T H S TAT E J O U R N A L I S T B R U C E R O S S Considering his tendency toward curiosity, Bruce Ross seems to have found the perfect job. As the editorial page editor at the Redding Record Searchlight, he explores opinions and information from across the North State and around the world. Though the job doesn’t require him to attend meetings or events like a regular news reporter, you’ll often find him there anyway. “I don’t ever tell Bruce to go to a City Council meeting, or some meeting on water rights,” explains Silas Lyons, the Searchlight’s editor. “He just goes because he’s fascinated with the issues that matter to our community. He has a very deep and personal intellectual interest. He cares about this place.” Many people in the region are likely familiar with Ross’s words, whether they realize it or not. Since 2003, he’s written the majority of the paper’s editorial columns on its opinion page, but the columns don’t include his name or photo, adhering to the tradition of newspapers. He’s part of the paper’s editorial board that includes Lyons and publisher Shanna Cannon. Nine years ago, Ross worked on the R-S news desk, where he designed pages, edited stories and pulled his hair straight up as he fought to make deadline night after night. “My trademark hairstyle,” he says. “I liked the work (on the news desk), but I didn’t miss it when I left.” Ross also selects the opinion letters that run in the paper and writes a popular blog on the Searchlight’s website, redding.com. The blog does include his photo and name. “I’m naturally a shy person, but I am curious about the world,” Ross says. “As a journalist you have a license to call up complete strangers and pick their brains. And they actually talk to you.” The quality of Ross’s writing and the depth of his knowledge are wellrespected commodities in the community, Lyons believes. “On any issue, there may be several obvious observations to make,” says Lyons. “But Bruce won’t take any of those. He’ll think about it and turn the issue around intellectually until he finds a position that’s really unique and insightful. He is truly a gifted writer.” Ross enjoys providing a forum for a variety of opinions throughout the region. It’s not important for letters or columns to harmonize with his own beliefs; he’s simply looking for pieces that express original thought. “My favorite part of the job is when people think for themselves, think originally (in what they write),” Ross says. “If everyone agreed, the world would be a very boring place. Life’s a lot more complicated than Team A or Team B, and a lot more interesting. I get bored when

I see people repeating, without much of their own thought, political talking points.” Beyond working with words, Ross has seen and experienced a lot in his 39 years. After attending Farmington High School in northwestern New Mexico, he spent his senior year as an exchange student in Cosne-sur-Loire in central France. He’s still fluent in French, which served him well in a recent trip to the country. After high school, he lived for seven months in Israel, where he studied at a seminary for those interested in learning more about Orthodox Judaism. After what he describes as his “wild misspent youth” (which also included more travel in Europe and a stint working on a flower farm in Israel), Ross earned a Bachelor of University Studies from the University of New Mexico and served a stateside tour in the U.S. Army. It was at UNM where he got his first taste of journalism. He wandered into the Daily Lobo newsroom and the editor assigned him a story. He did some interviews and some writing and something extraordinary happened. “They put it on the front page!” Ross says. “I was shocked. It was the proudest moment of my life. I sent a copy to my parents. I was hooked.” In addition to the news business, Ross enjoys mountain biking and other outdoor activities. Recently, though, he’s backed away from entering endurance events such as triathlons, bike races and running events without really training for them. Perhaps his newfound wisdom is anchored in family. He and his wife Kimberly, a former reporter at the newspaper, have two young daughters. Amid today’s ocean of information available on the Internet, Ross believes people should read more discriminately. “Technology’s a good thing on balance,” he says. “But technology also empowers charlatans, liars and fools. People need to read more skeptically and with more care.” •

Jim Dyar is a freelance writer, musician and a former arts and entertainment editor at the Record Searchlight.

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P sycho F itness and M M A owner Avery V ilche Avery Vilche was the little girl who could keep up with her brothers in boxing matches. Growing up in Red Bluff, she loved sparring with them in the front yard. Now 42, she is the owner of Psycho Fitness and MMA in her hometown, and a gold medal winner in the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. She’s also a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter. At 5’2”, she’s still little, but she’s fierce in a momma bear sort of

way. By day she works with county mental health clients. “I try to get them back to living again,” she says of the rehab services she provides. In seemingly every hour in between, she’s fitness training herself or others. She opened Psycho Fitness and MMA in May 2011, simply “to have a place to train and train people to be my sparring partners.” From front yard boxing, Vilche went on to Chico State, where Continued on page 56 September 2012 Enjoy 55


she became the school’s first female wrestler. A physical education major, she began exploring various sports and found interest in many. While she still loves traditional boxing and kick-boxing, MMA fighting has become her passion. “Cage fighting is the full package,” she says. “It’s everything.” Her foray into the sport began in 2006 when she went to support Leland Gridley of Red Bluff at a fight at Win-River Casino. “Watching it excited me and I knew I had to try it,” she says. She didn’t simply try it, however; she committed to it as a lifestyle. “It means training hard and dieting seven days a week,” she says. “It means being in pain a lot, having a lot of injuries. Being hungry. Being tired.” So why does she do it? “It’s probably the biggest rush anyone could experience,” she says. “Imagine stepping into the cage with someone. It’s like being a Roman gladiator. It’s very raw. It’s very powerful.” Vilche’s husband, John, not only manages the gym and corners her at fights, but “keeps me calm and makes sure I have healthy food and lots of it,” she says. “She loves to hit stuff,” says Manton resident and comedian Liz Merry. “That’s what she does and she’s good at it.” Merry has trained with Vilche and traveled with her to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2008 to videotape her participation in the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. While she notes that Vilche is very good at modifying exercises for injuries and fitness levels when she’s training people, she adds, “If you don’t look like you’re dying, she will come over and push you until you look like you’re dying. And it will make you stronger.” Parallel to training as an MMA fighter, Vilche also began exploring the heritage of her mother’s people, the Eskimo. While she had made several visits to Alaska throughout her lifetime, she traveled for the first time to compete in the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in 2000. The games reflect native traditions. “All of them are to a survival skill, so if you practice these skills you’ll do much better living in Alaska,” says Merry. The four-man carry, for example, in which Vilche competed, represents the strength needed to travel long distances to bring a whale or walrus home for dinner. Vilche won gold in the Ear Weight contest. She successfully carried, by ear, 16 one-pound lead ingots the furthest distance without using her cheek for stability. “The reason she won it is because she has cauliflower ears,” says Merry. “There’s so much scar tissue from fighting.” In addition to understanding the survival skills of the Eskimo, Vilche says, “I’m really into the art right now.” Her uncles are all artists and she is exploring their art as well as creating her own. “I’m really working on getting back to my roots right now,” she says, pointing to the art pieces she’s created for the lobby of her gym.

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Last year, after much contemplation, she received the same facial tattoo that her great grandmother had. Two parallel lines travel down her chin. It was a big step, and one that she reflected on carefully, but it is an important part of her personal journey. Despite the tough outward appearance, Vilche holds a compassion and caring that draw people to her. “People have a certain view of fighters,” she says. “We’re viewed as thugs. I’ve met a lot of fighters, though, and that’s not the case.” “I pray before a fight and I pray for my opponent’s safety,” she adds. Fighting is part of her spiritual journey, of which she is incredibly serious. “I’m compelled to until I’m done with this journey and I’m not done yet.” • Psycho Fitness and MMA 1450 Schwab St., Red Bluff (530) 200-0526 www.psychofitnessmma.com

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“ Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.”

In the 12 years Halford has worked here, the hospital continues to improve itself and the community, while seeking to create an atmosphere where employees find a joy in working together. “My mother worked here for 25 years and encouraged me to become part of this family,” Halford says. “Here, we take care of each other.” The presentation of the “Cool Globe” to the healthcare system comes as it was also awarded a community-wide award for recycling efforts. “We recycle everything possible,” Halford says. “We are mercury free. Even the pens we purchase are evaluated along environmental lines. The hospital is committed to Project Green Health, which looks to the health of our patients as well as the environment which sustains them.” Project Green Health is a world-wide initiative to educate health organizations while giving them the tools to implement the best environmental practices as they serve their communities. The project’s adoption in Mount Shasta brings successful environmental practices in line with quality health provision.

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Halford says, “It comes from our concern for people. In fact, the people are the best reason for being here.” The world rests along the Nepenthe path, its blue waters and recycled continents testifying to a place of healing and a commitment to health extending to and beyond patient care. Its sister globes speak the same mission in Amsterdam, Vancouver, Marseille, Geneva and Copenhagen. Their journeys and siblings can be traced at www. coolglobes.com. The globe represents a piece of the heart of the Dignity Healthcare organization. As Ray Lyman Wilburn says, “Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.”•

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Unless you spend a lot of time with people born after 1990, when you hear the term High School Musical, you probably won’t break into a rendition of “We’re All in This Together.” Because believe it or not, there are actual high school musicals which don’t involve Zach Efron playing basketball while singing. Whether a full-staged musical, Madrigal or Victorian dinner, or Big Band-style dinner theater, there is plenty of talent at North State high schools. For nearly 40 years, Shasta High School’s spring musical has been a staple in Redding. Every May, Shasta puts on a top-notch production—everything from “Guys and Dolls” (this year’s hit) to “Beauty and the Beast.” Choir director Gavin Spencer even travels to New York to “scope things out” and see how the musicals are staged (as was especially the case with 2010’s Aida), and whether he can bring that vision back to Shasta High. His attention to detail is phenomenal, and the orchestra pit, under the direction of Lou Polcari, continues to amaze, year after year. Crosstown rival Enterprise may not put on a musical, but the school offers Starship, a show pop ensemble, unique to the area. High school show choirs may be all the rage now, thanks to “Glee,” but Enterprise Starship has been rockin’ for more than 25 years, and each February they put on a spectacular variety hour at the David Marr Auditorium. Starship even went all the way to Hollywood in Continued on page 68 September 2012 Enjoy 67


2011 to compete in regionals, and they placed eighth in the national competition in Indianapolis. Starship director and Enterprise High School band teacher Dan Neece is as much an icon as his colleague, Deborah Divine, who directs A Victorian Christmas Celebration, Enterprise’s other musical offering. It is a comedic play with both solo and group vocal music, in full costume, and staged. “Each year is a different script, with some calling for group choreography and special dances,” Divine says. When casting her students, Divine says, “First and foremost I look for musical ability: I choose the vocal group and then cast the show from within that group. It has worked very well for 24 years,” she adds. Note: both she and Neece will soon pass their iconic torches on, as both teachers plan to retire next year. Now in its 18th year, Foothill’s Club Cougar continues to pack in the crowds each February. The mix of Big Band music, fine dining and dancing, as well as the audience participation and the ambience of being in a 1930s-era nightclub makes for a truly entertaining evening. Dressing up is highly recommended—the period costumes are magical and it adds to the overall whimsy of the evening. The show transports you back in time to when swing was king, in an evening filled with vocals, jazz music and drama. Band director Mitchell Bahr (and the entire fine arts department at Foothill) has earned a stellar reputation for his innovation. Although newer than Shasta and Enterprise, Foothill has certainly solidified its place in the music community. Though smaller, University Preparatory School’s music department plays no second fiddle. Music teacher Brad Fowers and musical director M. Romney Clements have been putting on delightful musicals for eight years. There may be fewer students from which to choose, but there is no shortage of talent. Fowers explains that it’s hard for students at any school who want to play a sport and participate in the musical, regardless of how large the school is. So how do they make it work at U Prep? “We make sure we have the right number in the right places, in order to choose the right musical,” Fowers says. And while he admits U Prep’s size is a challenge, he isn’t complaining. “It’s great, with Romney’s theatre experience, and having a real dance teacher (Marissa Kinneavy). When it comes down to it, it’s the teachers—the staff –who make 68 Enjoy September 2012

doing the musical such a positive experience.” But the musical, just like the student population itself, keeps growing. “We started out with basically three performances,” says Fowers. “Now we do two weekends in November, with matinees.” Last year’s hit “Annie” was even double cast to accommodate so much talent. “There is a lot of talent in this community,” says Fowers. “The level at Shasta, Enterprise and Foothill is unbelievable. People know Redding because we have these fine music programs up here. Because the community is so supportive, we’re very lucky.” Speaking of supportive communities, Cottonwood has rallied to keep its music program at Evergreen School, due in part to the dedication of music teacher Abbie Ehorn. Twelve years ago when she was a classroom teacher, there was no music program. After finding instruments in storage and asking her principal if she could teach music, she did whatever she could to grow the program. For the past three years in October, Cottonwood winery Burnsini Vineyard has offered its facility for the “Music and Merlot” fundraiser. Because of this fundraiser, which last year raised $23,000, Evergreen continues to have a music program. Ehorn teaches music once a week at the elementary school, and African drumming, guitar, musical theater, and dance at the middle school. With 1,000 students, it’s hard to put on a single performance, like a musical; however, they do perform a spring music festival for the parents, and the middle school students perform a musical at the elementary school. Research continues to show the benefits of music in aiding with academics, self-esteem and “joyful learning,” as Ehorn puts it. Sometimes it’s the “thing” that keeps students motivated in school. “The community really deserves recognition for keeping my program alive,” says Ehorn. “It’s my passion, and you’re happiest when you follow your bliss.” To find out about a specific program or performance, go to the school’s website.•

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ROCKER G eorge thorogood, part of the american way Described as the world’s greatest bar band, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, recording hits like “Bad To The Bone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and “I Drink Alone.” “You got to have those really popular tunes,” he says. “There’s only one Miles Davis that can walk out there and just blow his brains out on his horn and freak everybody out. The rest of us mortals got to have a catalog. Especially with classic rock radio, which everybody has grown up on the past 25 years. They’ve heard these songs and they still expect to hear them. If you stay healthy long enough, they’re going to hire you to just do that. I think that’s pretty cool.” Although Thorogood was initially influenced by bands like Steppenwolf, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, his “fundamentals on guitar” were inspired by Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson. Continued on page 72

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In 1973, he put together a blues rock group in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. In those early days, the Destroyers had the opportunity to appear with such blues greats as John Hammond, Muddy Waters and Hound Dog Taylor, traveling in a Chevy Suburban van and a Checker cab without a road manager or sound crew. He says that compared to starting out in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, when he did, up-and-coming bands today have a much tougher time breaking in. “When I started playing, the guitar was very in vogue,” he says. “The Allman Brothers were going big with Duane Allman on slide guitar, Bonnie Raitt was making a mark for herself; Ry Cooder, Elvin Bishop, Johnny Winter. So with what I was doing, people were hiring me almost immediately. There was a market for me and I knew exactly what my market was and what I was heading for. In those days, you’d go to a promoter like Bill Graham and say, ‘I got a hot band’ and he knew you wouldn’t be lying to him. He’d put you on to open for the Allman Brothers right off the street. I saw that happen; it happened to me. I was playing, somebody saw me and they said, ‘Hey, do you want to open for Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee?’ I said, ‘Sure I do,’ and bam, there I was.” Adds Thorogood, “Building any kind of business or any kind of career is painstaking. Things didn’t just explode for me like an Elvis Presley. It’s been an ongoing process. Some people call it a labor of love; I just call it a labor.” By 1976, his band obtained a contract with Rounder Records, recording its first album. It included a remake of Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer,” which became an unexpected radio hit. The band became famous for its rigorous touring schedule, which included the “50/50” tour of 1980, during which the band toured all 50 states in the space of 50 days. Its first mainstream exposure was as a support act for the Rolling Stones during the group’s 1981 U.S. and European tour. With his latest CD, “The Dr. of Rock n’ Roll Archeology,” Thorogood is back with 13 tunes that celebrate the famous address of the acclaimed, now-defunct Chicago blues/soul label Chess Records. “Chess Records was where ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ were recorded,” says Thorogood. “That’s what started

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the whole thing going. Can you imagine that there was a time, in our existence, where the lick to ‘Johnny B. Goode’ did not exist? It’s like trying to grasp that there once was no television or indoor plumbing. Those particular songs, that lick, showed that Chuck Berry was changing the world and that rock ‘n’ roll was the force that was changing it.”

With his latest CD, “The Dr. of Rock n’ Roll Archeology,” Thorogood is back with 13 tunes that celebrate the famous address of the acclaimed, now-defunct Chicago blues/soul label Chess Records. Those early Chess songs charted the course for Thorogood’s career. “When I first heard the music of the Rolling Stones, they offered hope to me,” he says. “At the time, they weren’t writing things like ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Ruby Tuesday.’ They were doing blues covers, so I thought that there was a chance for me to center my act around those type of tunes, also.” As rockers go, Thorogood sees himself as part of the American way of life, and is proud of it. “In our country, we’ve got Budweiser, we’ve got Chevy and Ford trucks. When people ask, ‘Where you been, George,’ I tell them we’ve never been away like Ford or Chevy have never been away. We may not be big news but, like Budweiser, we are still stocked on the shelves.” • Phil Reser has written stories on major American rock and music acts for newspapers, magazines and radio stations since receiving his journalism degree from San Francisco State University. His media contributions include the New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chico Enterprise-Record, KCHO & KFPR Public Radio, Blues Revue, and Rolling Stone magazines.


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O u tdoors , cam A raderie , family traditions For many in the North State, hunting is about enjoying the outdoors, camaraderie, maintaining family traditions that stretch across generations and sharing stories around a campfire—and if somebody is lucky enough to harvest a deer, turkey or a couple of ducks, so much the better. Redding concrete contractor Boyce Muse, who joined his grandfather on hunting trips as a teenager, uses the sport as a way to involve his entire family and close friends in extended outings. “One of the biggest pleasures we have in this whole deal is that the kids get to go out with us. If we get an elk or a buck, that’s just a bonus. It’s about the trip and the hunt and the experience,” Muse says. “You’re out in the woods, around a campfire telling stories. You’re not watching TV, not answering phones—just reminiscing about old stories and laughing. It’s just kind of back to basics. It’s like you’re a part of nature at that point.” “It’s not about going out and shooting something,” says Parrey Cremeans, the marketing and sales director at Skyway Wheel who also runs an outfitting service with two others. “Certainly success is part of it, but it’s just to go out there and experience the outdoors and get away from the city and all the hustle-bustle.

“I try to get people to enjoy the outdoors and not have the mentality that you have to get something every time to be successful. If you experience success, it keeps you coming back, but if you get outsmarted, there’s the challenge of that, and that keeps you coming back as well,” Cremeans says. Sandy Hough Shepard has never shot a gun in her life, but while growing up in Mount Shasta among a family of avid hunters, she heard the stories and witnessed hunting’s ability to link together generations. She was so moved by the experience that she partnered with her brother, Tom Hough, to record the stories and pictures in a book titled “Skinnin’ and Grinnin’—Buck Tales from Mount Eddy.” “To me, that tells it all. It wasn’t about the shooting. It was when they got home and were taking care of the meat. The neighbors would just flock in—especially the old-timers who couldn’t hunt anymore—to hear the stories, again. “They would tell the stories a hundred times. I’ve got pictures of kids with big wide eyes, just listening to this. It was just wonderful,” says Shepard, a retired English teacher now residing in Chico. The book offers a glimpse of small-town life during what many Continued on page 76

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consider the heyday of deer hunting in the North State and it sold like hotcakes. Shepard says the initial printing of 500 disappeared in two weeks. More significant, she says, has been the feedback from readers. “There’s such a stigma to hunting and I think the book sort of… not justified, but gave hunters accountability, that it’s more than shooting and killing. I get emails with people saying, ‘Thank you for telling people that it’s deeper than that, that there’s the joy of being out in the woods with your family. There’s camaraderie there. We knew it, but always felt hesitant talking about it because it’s so misunderstood.’ That has been the greatest joy.” Ryan Sabalow, a newspaper reporter who recently relocated from Redding to Indianapolis, acquired a love of hunting from his father and spent years in the forests and marshes around his native Mount Shasta. Sabalow says being in the outdoors is part of the attraction, but he particularly enjoys the challenge of hunting. “Every good hunter’s goal is to completely blend in, disappear, and become so much a part of the landscape that he or she can get close enough to a creature to—cleanly and humanely—end its life.” There are other benefits to hunting, Sabalow adds. “I haven’t forsaken factory-farmed meat entirely, but it’s dang cool to be able to supplement my family’s meat supply with free-range, organic protein from creatures I harvested, processed and cooked myself. “It’s a primal thing,” Sabalow says. “It’s in our DNA. It’s the way humans have been putting meat in our bellies since we first figured out a pointy stick can poke holes in stuff. And, yes, it’s also cool to dress up in camo, play with guns and spend time outside with my dog. And, yes, it’s a tradition I’m going to share with my girls, just like my dad shared with me.” Curtis Byron, the owner of Siskiyou Insurance Services in Redding, also picked up a love for hunting from his late father, Jack. “I can honestly say I got to know my dad best when we were hunting. It was usually the two of us in a car, going somewhere.” Byron is continuing the family tradition with his son, Jake, who got to tag along on a successful elk hunt in the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area two years ago. The younger generation also keeps Stan Williamson heading out to the woods every fall. The Redding teacher says the chance to spend quality time with his son, Chris, is all the motivation he needs to continue the pursuit of elusive blacktail deer. Father and son also team up with their dogs in the late fall to try their luck with pheasants. There’s nothing quite like hunting to strengthen bonds, says Muse, the concrete contractor and a father of three. “Sometimes we’ll have as many as six or seven kids under the age of 13 with us. My wife will be helping our kids do homework in the tent while it’s snowing outside. You spend 10 days in a tent with your kids and you’ll get to know them pretty well.” • www.justforhunting.com

Jon Lewis has been a writer for the past 31 years, working at newspapers in Woodland, Davis, Vacaville and Redding. A longtime San Francisco Giants fan, his interests include golf, fishing and steering clear of what appears to be a resident cat-cougar hybrid. He has called Redding home for 25 years.

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When the Gold Rush erupted, it was sometimes very hard for a man to make a living finding gold. In addition, he had to be very careful not to be cheated, murdered or claim jumped. After a hard day’s work, nothing was better than to have a nice cold beer, if you were lucky enough to find one. During the Gold Rush, many bars and saloons lined Main Street in Shasta. These bars and saloons had to get their beer from somewhere, and just about every early town had a beer brewery because of huge demand. This was necessitated in part because beer didn’t transport well by horse and wagon or on the backs of pack mules, as it was too bumpy for beer. There were quite a few breweries in Shasta at one time, and the complete brick shell, roof and doors of one of them still exists in Shasta State Historic Park. The brewery was first known as the Washington Brewery, and it was built in 1855 by Andrew Schuler to supply beer to the thirsty goldminers in Shasta’s many saloons. In 1881, Louis Behrle and Charles Litsch purchased the brewery and advertised it as the oldest operating brewery in Northern California. Litsch was a trained brew master, butcher and baker who emigrated from Germany. He operated the Spatz & Litsch Bakery and Saloon and also the Washington Brewery. For three years, his brother Frank worked as a bartender for Charles, serving beer from the Washington

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Brewery in the combination bakery/saloon. In 1901, the brewery was owned by Frank Bucher, who advertised its product as the only beer made in Shasta County. In 1902, he changed the name from Washington Brewery to The Frank Bucher Brewery. Later in the year, Bucher moved his business from Shasta to Redding. The remains of the historic Washington Brewery at the western end of Shasta State Historic Park are impressive looking. All the beer making machinery is gone and all that’s left is a dirt floor, the four outer brick walls, iron doors, the roof and boarded-up windows. Chances are you’ve driven by it and never noticed it sitting over the side of the highway all by itself. To get there, take Highway 299 to Shasta. Drive past the Shasta Courthouse Museum, Trinity Alley and two houses to reach the driveway to the brewery. Park at the Shasta Courthouse Museum and walk the short way to the site; there is a path down to and all around the building. • Dottie Smith caught her history writing bug as soon as she moved here in the mid-’70s. She attended Shasta College where she studied journalism and archaeology. She later became the curator at the Shasta College Museum, taught history at Shasta College and worked on many archaeology jobs as a field assistant throughout northern California.


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is gregarious and funny, a magnet to all his classmates. Zachary, 4, is a combination of the two. He mimics his brothers and is a tough, affectionate, expressive free spirit. They watch 49er and Giants games, go on hikes, make taco runs, snow ski and ride bikes. They are busy with soccer and baseball practice, piano lessons, Cub Scouts and school activities. The logo “Will Power. Where there is a Will, there is a way,” designed by a relative, is not a contrived overstatement. Will has shown merciless determination and unyielding courage. His positive attitude has won over patients and staff at Dr. Ajay Verma’s office, where he spends hours receiving treatment, and where he says he’s been treated with expertise, wisdom and compassion. But Will’s path is arduous and uncertain. Medical expenses are substantial and the survival rate is low. He hopes to keep the cancer at bay until he can join an experimental drug study. Still, Will and Tara find silver linings. One is the compassionate and generous nature of others, who have donated food, money and time. Occasions that they once took for granted have become celebrations. Each time Alex makes a free-throw, Nicholas hits the ball to outfield or Zachary does a new trick on the trampoline, they soar. These moments give them strength to not allow negative thoughts to gain a foothold. Tara was devastated when she tearfully had to tell Alex, “Yes, your Daddy has cancer.” Many of his questions cannot be answered, but she is certain of one thing: Alex’s father has solidified an illustration of bravery, optimism and grace that will be a lifelong model to all three of their children. • A benefit golf tournament will be held at Gold Hills Golf Club on Friday, September 7 at 8 am. For more information, to register or to purchase tickets, go to www.WilltoFight.org. Donations to the Lockwood family can be made online or at US Bank “Will to Fight” care of Ronda Mancasola-Paris, 1110 Dana Drive, Redding, CA, 96003.


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Photo: Frank Kratofil


Millville Plains Rainbow Frank Kratofil enjoys spending time with his family, friends and patients and he enjoys time in the outdoors. As a young man, Frank was legally blind. Two successful corneal transplants encouraged him to photograph the magic in nature‌ beautiful colors and the delicate balance of nature, animals and humans. September 2012 Enjoy 85


What’s Cookin’

By Lana Granfors

Photo: Kara Stewart

Going Green

Green Tomato Salsa Verde Yield: 1 quart; Total Time: 45 mins

September is when our gardens start to show signs of changes due to cooling temperatures. With plenty of green tomatoes remaining on the vine at the end of the season, try a couple of recipes to use them up before the cold weather zaps them. At our house, Fried Green Tomatoes, along with my aunt’s famous buttermilk dipping sauce, are always enjoyed this time of year, as is this Green Tomato Salsa Verde. Instead of tomatillos as the main ingredient, green tomatoes, green chili peppers, onions, garlic and cilantro make a great Mexican-style Salsa Verde. Enjoy this easy and delicious salsa fresh or freeze for later use.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde ingredients: 2 pounds firm, green tomatoes, cored and quartered 1 medium-sized yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 fresh green Anaheim chili pepper, stem and seeds removed, quartered 3-4 green jalapeño chilies or Serrano chilies (depending on desired heat), stems removed, quartered 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. ground cumin 1 T olive oil 3 T water ½ tsp. fresh lemon zest 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. honey or sugar, optional ¹⁄³ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped PREPARATION Combine the green tomatoes, onion, chili peppers, garlic, salt, cumin, olive oil and water in a stock pot. Bring to a boil and cook covered on a medium-low heat burner for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water only if needed to maintain the most minimal broth. ▶ Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey (or sugar) and cilantro, and simmer for an additional five minutes. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning, if needed, by adding more lemon juice, honey and/or salt, to taste. ▶ Spoon the mixture (in batches if necessary) into a food processor or blender and pulse until the salsa reaches the consistency you prefer, either chunky or a smooth puree. Store in the refrigerator or freezer. This recipe may be doubled or tripled.

Fried Green Tomatoes Yield: 6 servings; Total Time: 30 mins Buttermilk Dipping Sauce Yield: ½ cup; Total Time: 10 minutes

Fried Green Tomato Ingredients: 1 large egg, lightly beaten ½ cup buttermilk ½ cup cornmeal ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ½ cup all-purpose flour 3 green tomatoes, sliced into 1/3-inch-thick slices (about 1 ¼ lb.) Vegetable oil PREPARATION Whisk together egg and buttermilk. Combine cornmeal, salt, pepper and ¼ cup flour in a shallow dish. Dredge tomato slices in remaining ¼ cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture. ▶ Pour oil to a depth of ½ inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees over medium-high heat. Carefully drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt to taste. Buttermilk Dipping Sauce Ingredients: ¼ cup buttermilk 1 clove garlic 1 T minced shallot ¼ cup parsley leaves 2 T red wine vinegar 3 T olive oil 1 T mustard Salt and freshly ground pepper PREPARATION In a blender, combine the sauce ingredients and blend until emulsified. Check seasonings and adjust. Serve with the fried green tomatoes.

Lana Granfors enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her friends and family– especially her grandchildren, Jillian and Garet. Currently she works at Enjoy the Store where she delights in helping people find that perfect gift. 86 Enjoy September 2012


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Jeopardy! The only game show worth watching. ~Annie I’d like to be a contestant on Hollywood Squares. The celebrity “guest” squares were always fun and the answers were often hilarious; often risque or just weird! Always entertaining. ~Lynn It’s Howdy Doody Time! I never got to and always wanted to be on the show as a kid from Dunsmuir. ~Karen Press Your Luck. Big bucks - no whammies. ~Sandy

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Wheel of Fortune. ~Michele

Wipeout would be cool. ~Trent

Wheel of Fortune. Because I always win. ~Barbara

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Celebrate the end of summer on Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the Classic Car Show ‘n Shine and a downtown street fair on Saturday. After the car show awards ceremony, head over to Shastice Park for Thunder in the Park, which will include a barbecue, beer and wine garden, chili cook-off, live music, vendors and raffle —you could win a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Sunday is the Tinman Triathlon at Lake Siskiyou in the morning and the annual Blackberry Music Festival in the afternoon at City Park. For more information, visit mtshastachamber.com.

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Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shasta Valley, this annual event attracts pilots and crews, funseekers and nature enthusiasts from all over the United States. Dozens of balloons converge upon the lovely Shasta Valley and events include a barbecue dinner, live entertainment and a variety of local and special vendors. For more information, visit themontagueballoonfair.com.

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September 8 | 7:30 PM Redding Civic Auditorium

The title of Willie Nelson’s solo debut on Blue Note Records, American Classic, refers as much to the man himself as to the storied Tin Pan Alley repertoire he explores on this elegant new set. For more information, visit reddingcivic.com or call (530) 229-0022.

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Restaurants, breweries, wineries and beverage distributors treat event participants to fabulous fare while they stroll downtown streets brimming with culture. Continuous, live music and “Open Air Art Gallery.” For ticket information, visit tasteofchico.chirrpy.com.

An elegant evening of wine and appetizers along with Armando’s amazing art - a fusion of metal sculpture and fashion - will benefit Another Chance Animal Welfare League of Palo Cedro. This 10th annual charity event will be held at the home of Armando and Gary Desmond. Tickets are available at Enjoy the Store. For more information, visit ArtByArmando.com or call (530) 242-8804.

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Dan Crary, Steve Spurgin and Martin Stevens come together rooted deep in traditional music; together, they entertain audiences with new songs and old stories, blazing instrumental virtuosity, and deep down, powerfully felt musical moments. Tickets are available at statetheatreredbluff.com; Wink Fashion & Salon; Sky River Music and at the door. For more information, visit statetheatreredbluff.com or call (530) 529-2787.


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Upcoming September Events Anderson September 3 • 27th Annual Labor Day Picnic, Anderson River Park main barbecue area, 11 am – 4 pm, (530) 241-1890 Burney September 29 • VACTERL fund-raiser walk/run, Burney High School Football Field, 8 am, (530) 515-2896 Chester September 28-30 • Wendy Roscoe Designs — Art & Nature Retreat, Drakesbad Guest Ranch D, Chester Warner Valley Rd. artandnatureretreat2012.eventbrite.com Chico September 8 • Chico Palio, Artoberfest’s Official Kick-off, One-Mile & Sycamore Field, 10 am – 3 pm, www.friendsoftheartsupstate.org, www.chicopalio.org, (530) 228-2860 September 29 • Bidwell Bark Fun Run & Festival, One-Mile Recreation Area, Lower Bidwell Park, 8 am – noon, www.buttehumane.org/page/ bidwell-bark.php, (530) 343-7917 Corning September 8 • 2nd Saturday at the Mill, Lucero Olive Oil’s Mill, 2120 Loleta Ave., 6:30 – 9:30 pm, (530) 824-2190

September 29 • “Golf for a Cause” Girls Club, Sevillano Links Golf Course, (530) 528-3500 September 8 • 10th Annual Cottonwood Hot Rod & Hogs Car & Bike Show, Downtown Cottonwood, 9 am – 3:30 pm, (530) 347-6800 or (530) 347-9178 September 14-15 • Sharon Camarillo: Better Barrel Racing/ Saluting Our Troops… Purpose, Patience, Passion… Enhance your skills, confidence and efficiency, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Road, www.cottonwoodcreekequestrian.com, (530) 347-0212 September 15 • Wrangler National Patriot Program for the Benefit of the Horses for Heroes Program, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Road, www.cottonwoodcreekequestrian.com (530) 347-0212 September 16 • Sharon Camarillo – Advanced Workshop, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Road, www.cottonwoodcreekequestrian.com (530) 347-0212 September 19-22 • Cowgirl Ride and Fly, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Road, www.cottonwoodcreekequestrian.com (530) 347-0212

Dunsmuir Through September 10 • Dunsmuir Weekly Fishing Competition, enter at Dunsmuir Hardware, 5836 Dunsmuir Ave., (530) 235-2177 September 15 • 20th Annual Great River Clean-up of the Upper Sacramento River, Dunsmuir City Park, 9 am – 3 pm, volunteers register 9 – 10:30 am, (530) 235-2012 Fort Jones September 1 • Free Mountain Bike Ride, Scott Valley Bikes, 1 1223 Hwy. 3, 8 am, (530) 468-5672, www.scottvalleybikes.com Septmeber 16 • Free Mountain Bike Ride, Scott Valley Bikes, 11223 Hwy. 3, 8 am, (530) 468-5672 www.scottvalleybikes.com, Happy Camp Through September 2 • Bigfoot Jamboree Celebration, River Park, parade on Sunday at 11 am, www.bigfootjamboree.com Montague September 21-23 • 2012 Montague Balloon Fair, Montague Industrial Park, www.themontagueballoonfair.com Continued on page 94

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September Events Continued

Mount Shasta Through September 4 • Siskiyou Artist Association Art Show, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum (events room), 1 North Old Stage Road, (530) 926-5508 September 28 • Mount Shasta 4th Friday of the month Art Walk, downtown Mt. Shasta, 4 – 8 pm, redgallerydoor.com Oroville September 21 • No host beer & wine social, Feather River at the “Old Bath House,” (530) 538-2542 September 21-23 • Oroville Salmon Festival, (800) 655-4653 Palo Cedro September 8-9 • Honey Bee Festival, Bishop Quinn Catholic Center, 21893 Old 44, 8:30 am – 5 pm Saturday, 8:30 am – 4 pm Sunday, (530) 547-3676 www.palocedrohoneyfestival.com, September 17 • Travis Larson Band with Special Guest Dave Martone, Music Max, 9472 Cedro Lane, 7 – 9 pm, www.davemartone.com, www.travislarsonband.com, www.musicmaxonline.com, (530) 547-7070 Red Bluff September 1 • Guided Bird Walk, Sacramento River Discovery Center, 8 am, (530) 527-1196 September 1-2 • DRBBA Fall Sidewalk Sale, Red Bluff Downtown Businesses, (530) 527-0360 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Saturday Farmers’ Market, Red Bluff City River Park, (530) 527-6220 Septmeber 5, 12, 19, 26 • Wednesday Farmers’ Market, Downtown Red Bluff, 5 – 8 pm, (530) 527-6220 September 8 • 31th Annual Jubilee, Tehama County Museum, 275 C Street, 8 am – 4 pm, tcmuse@tehama.net, (530) 384-2595 September 15 • Beef N Brew Tasting, Red Bluff Downtown Businesses, 4 – 7 pm, (530) 529-3298 • Beef N Brew Dance, Cone & Kimball Clock Tower, 7 – 10 pm, (530) 529-3298 September 20-21 • Books r Fun, St. Elizabeth Community Auxiliary, (530) 529-8002 September 22 • Fall Craft Faire, Red Bluff Community Center, 9 am – 4 pm, (530) 529-0556 www.bluesforthepool.com September 29 • “No Entrance Fees Day,” Lassen National Park, (530) 595-4444 • Salmon Derby (open to public), Durango RV Resort, (530) 527-5300 Redding Through September 28 • Open Call to Artists for the Art in the City Program, exhibitors will be selected for both City Hall and the Redding Library for the 2013 Art in the City exhibits, www.reddingart.org

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September4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 • Ballroom Dance, Old City Hall, Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm, instructor Kathy Babcock and Wednesdays 6 pm – 10 pm, instructors Ron and Faith Lane September 5 - December 24 • “The Art of Nature,” Fators Silk Purse Gallery, 600 Bechelli Lane, artist reception is Friday, September 14 from 5 to 8 pm, (530) 223-6663 September 7 • Shasta County Arts Council Gallery Show: “Contemporary Art by Bobbie Phillips and Jane Magarigal,” Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. September 7-8 • Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” The Redding Arts Project — TheRAP, 1726 Market Street, (530) 245-1019 September 8 • Second Saturday Art Night, 5 – 8 pm, (530) 241-7320, www.secondsaturdayartnight.org • Taste of Brazil, Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Dr., 6 pm, www.shastalibraryfoundation.org, (530) 246-0146 • North Valley Stand Down Golf Tournament, Allen’s Golf Course, (530) 356-0342 • North Valley Art League’s “$50 is Nifty,” 48 Quartz Hill Road, reception 5 – 8 pm, show runs September 4 through October 6, www.nval.org, (530) 243-1023 • Redding Pride March and Festival, March starts at 11 am at the Market Street Promenade, Festival from 12-5 at Library Park, James-Ling@att.net • Carenet Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Life fund-raiser, Sundial Bridge, (530) 246-7075 September 11 • Patriot Day Ceremony, Giant American Flag, 2225 North Bechelli Lane, 7 am, (530) 225-4322, (530) 515-4464, (530) 448-2414 • “Grief: The Journey of Healing,” Mercy Oaks, 100 Mercy Oaks Drive, 7–8:30 pm, (530) 243-8862, www.lynnfritz.com September 14 • Performing Art Society: Jami Piper-Mizot and Regan Anderson, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 7:30 pm • Benefit Golf Tournament, River Tasalmi Golf Course, 5369 Indianwood Drive, (530) 243-8868 www.shastafjc.org, September 15 • Walk to End Alzheimer’s!, Redding Civic Auditorium at Turtle Bay, check-in opens at 8 am, walk starts at 10 am, alz.org/walk, (800) 272-3900 • Redding Improv Players, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) • Princess Tea Party and Storybook Fashion Show, Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Drive, 2 – 4 pm, office@aplannedaffair.net, (530) 351-1149 • Downtown Redding Beer & Wine Festival 2012: A Downtown Art Affaire, Market Street Promenade, 4 – 8 pm, vivadowntownredding.org/services.html September 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 • WE Multimedia presents “Pages,” Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., doors open at 6:15 pm, show times at 7 pm, on Sept. 23 doors open at 1:15 pm, show time at 2 pm

September 21-23 • “Women’s White Water Rafting & Retreat,” car caravan from Redding to Big Flat, (530) 243-8862, www.lynnfritz.com September 21-23 • International Dance Festival for New Dancers, Shasta College Student Center (cafeteria), 2 – 5 pm, (530) 547-4071 reddingfd@gmail.com • Haven Humane Society’s “Pals for Seniors,” ShiningCare’s Grace Place, 1448 Pine St., 9:30 am–12 pm • “Silver Lotus,” Armando’s 10th annual charity art exhibition, 6:30 pm, (530) 242-8804 September 24 • The Sacred Drumming Circle, picnic area pond side of Park Marina Pond, www.lynfritz.com, (530) 243-8862 September 24 - November 1 • Walk With Ease Classes, Caldwell Park Recreation Center, 1250 Parkview Ave., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 11 am or 5:30 – 6:30 pm, (530) 225-4095 September 29 • An Evening in Paradise, Lema Ranch, 5 – 8 pm, www.shastalandtrust.org, (530) 241-7886 September 30 • North Valley Art League “Art in the Park,” on the lawn in front of the Art League building, 48 Quartz Hill Road, www.nval.org, (530) 243-1023 Shasta Lake September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 • Boomtown BMX Racing, Margret Polf Park, practice and registration 6 – 7 pm with racing to follow, (530) 209-4198 www.facebook.com/boomtownbmx, Tehama September 8 • 31st Annual Jubilee, Tehama County Museum, 275 C St., 8 am – 3 pm, tcmuse@tehama.net, (530) 384-2595 Weaverville September 1 • Monthly Art Cruise, receptions for featured artists, downtown Weaverville, 5 – 8 pm Whiskeytown September 23 • 37th Annual Whiskeytown Relays, Whiskeytown Lake, www.sweatrc.com, (530) 515-6157 Willow Creek September 22 • Taste of Willow Creek, 11 am – 4 pm, studio 299.tripod.com, studio299@hughes.net Yreka September 14 • Art Walk downtown Yreka Historic District, 5–8 pm Cascade Theatre www.cascadetheatre.org September 11 • Styx, 7:30 pm September 12 • 42Five, 7:30 pm September 20 • Cirque Chinois, 7:30 pm September 22 • North State Symphony: Experience the Beat, 7:30 pm


September 24 • Elvis Costello, 7:30 pm September 25 • George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 7:30 pm September 26 • Wilco, 7:30 pm September 27 • North State Symphony: Youth Concert — Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony!, 10 am Civic Auditorium www.reddingcivic.com September 8 • Willie Nelson, 7:30 pm September 13 • Josh Garrels, Songs of Water, Garrett Viggers and a Thin Places band, and featuring live painting by Shane Grammar, 8 pm September 15 • Walk Central — Fund-raiser for the Alzheimer Association, jeaton@ marquiscompanies.com September 16 • Mercy Me, 7 pm September 22-23 • Redding Home & Garden Show, 10 am – 5 pm September 25 • 25th Annual State of the City Luncheon, doors open 11:30 am, lunch served at noon, (530) 225-4433 September 28 • Teen Challenge International, Banquet of Miracles, silent auction will begin at 6:30 pm, www.teenchallenge.ws El Rey Theatre (Chico) www.jmaxproductions.net September 10 • Buckethead with Samples (aka Ben Samples), 8:30 pm September 14 • Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz & Dark Time Sunshine, 9 pm September 21 • The Hiero Imperium Summer Tour with Souls of Mischief, Pep Love & Casual, 8:30 pm September 28 • Led Zepagain, 8 pm Laxson Auditorium www.chicoperformances.com September 5 • Ziggy Marley “Wild & Free Tour,” 7:30 pm September 14 • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, kicking off the Chico World Music Festival, 7:30 pm, September 15-16 • 19th Annual Chico World Music Festival, 10 am – 5 pm, September 20 • Don Gonyea, 7:30 pm September 25 • Elvis Costello 7:30 pm September 27 • Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, 7:30 pm Riverfront Playhouse www.riverfrontplayhouse.net September 15-October 13 • Messiah on the Frigidaire

Sierra Nevada Big Room (Chico) www.sierranevada.com September 4 • O’Brien Party of Seven, 7:30 pm September 18 • Blame Sally September 21 • 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 5 pm, www.buttecreek.org September 25 • The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue Shasta District Fairgrounds www.shastadistrictfair.com September 15 • Saturday Night Showdown, Free Car Night — AABLM Late Model Series September 16 • Bridal Faire — Lassen & Shasta Halls September 22 • Eve of Destruction & Fireworks Spectacular State Theatre www.statetheatreredbluff.com September 29 • Dan Crary & Thunderation, State Theatre, 333 Oak St., 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at statetheatreredbluff.com, Sky River Music and Wink Fashion & Salon Tehama District Fairgrounds www.tehamadistrictfair.com September 6 • Red Bluff Junior Round-Up Queen Contest Crowning, Tehama District Fairgrounds, (530) 527-5920 September 8 • Roller Derby Bout: Shasta Derby vs. Sis-Q Rollerz, Tyler Jelly Building, Tehama District Fairgrounds, 5:30 pm, www.shastaderby.org September 8-9 • Red Bluff Junior Round-Up, Tehama District Fairgrounds, (530) 527-5920 September 21 • Tehama District Fair Entry Form Deadline for Ag/Horticulture and Floriculture September 22 • 4-H/FFA Horse Show, Tehama District Fairgrounds, 10 am, (530) 527-5920 September 27-28 • California Cowboys Pro Rodeo State Finals, Tehama District Fair Grounds, 7 pm September 27-30 • 92nd Annual Tehama District Fair, Tehama District Fairgrounds, (530) 527-5920 Turtle Bay Exploration Park www.turtlebay.org Through September 3 • Walk on the Wild Side Animal Show Through September 9 • Brain Teasers 2 • Chocolate, The Exhibition Through October 26 • Rock Penjing

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name Frank Treadway

occupation Art Around the Neck

WHAT’S IN STORE Frank Treadway, Art Around the Neck North State native Frank Treadway was born in Mount Shasta and raised on a dairy farm in Anderson, and he moved to the big city of Redding in 1995. He has owned a custom clothing design shop in the Lorenz Hotel building, a gourmet coffee shop in the old Pine Street School building, and was in the National Guard. He’s traveled to about 30 countries, and has been leading tours of Ireland since 1973. For almost two years, he has channeled his creative energy into custom-made necklaces that represent “the kaleidoscope I’ve seen in all these countries,” he says. You can find his necklaces at Enjoy the Store, and he is available for home jewelry parties. How did you get started as a jewelry artist? About two years ago, I sat down and said, “I’m going to start making necklaces.” I’m a political consultant, and I was in the midst of a political campaign. It was midnight, and I found some beads that my aunt left me on a string, so I unstrung them, found some wire, and strung them back in a different fashion. All of a sudden, there was a necklace that I thought was attractive. My friend owns The Beadman, and I took a class there and got the technique down. I bought a bushel of beads. 96 Enjoy September 2012


on the store front Coming next month in the “What’s in Store” section, Kynlee’s Boutique

Apparel Castle Ranch Alpacas Connie Champe Dianna Dorn Generations of Stitches Mothership Hats Kynlees Boutique Nanette Callahan Perfectly Personal by Canda Kay Purse Nurse Tabithas Buttons & Bows What Would Your Mother Do? Hollys Hats Half Assed Bags LC Tatical- Survival Bracelets and Aide Kits

How would you describe your necklaces? They range from chunky, avant garde style to a quasiethnic, South American or African influence look. I also get abstract - I like to be off the wall, as well. The necklaces are 17 to 22 inches in length. I’m not a mass producer; all my jewelry is strictly individual and oneof-a-kind. I use only sterling silver, copper or gold clasps and bindings, and coated wire. It’s one of a kind, so I like to think of it as art around a person’s neck. When do you do your best work? I tend to do it at midnight – I don’t require much sleep. I work one or two hours, putting together one to three necklaces. Sometimes a necklace will take 30 minutes, and sometimes it takes two hours to put one together. I line the beads up and check the length before I string them. I often rearrange them several times; my intuition tells me when I’m ready to string them. It’s a positive stress reliever, like taking a warm bath. Where do you find your beads? I get most of them from The Beadman, but when I’m in the city, I haunt the little bead shops. There’s one I love in (San Francisco’s) North Beach, which is owned by an 85-year-old guy who’s still quite vital. It’s a tiny shop that’s just crammed and jammed. I find it intriguing, especially for center beads. That’s sort of my signature bead - it’s at the center and drops down at the middle of the necklace.• fdewitt41@cybercentral.net

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SAY CHEESE! CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 COVER CONTEST FINALISTS AND TO OUR WINNER, KATHI CORDER! Thank you to all who submitted photos for our 2012 cover contest. We had more than 200 entries and it was a difficult task for our judges to pick 10 of their favorites. Thank you to our judges, Linda Bott, Chase Jensen, Michele Goedert, Melissa Mendonca and Frank Kratofil and to all who voted online. Kathi Corder’s winning photo will be on the cover of a future Enjoy Magazine.

Kathi Corder My interest in photography goes back to my childhood. I started studying to become a professional in 1991 at the age of 45. The trails of knowledge and further education through Professional Photographers of America and California led me to my Master’s degree, my craftsmen and to become one of the only Certified Professional Photographers in the North State. The image you are gracing your cover with is of my granddaughter, a fifth generation member of our family and farm. She is skipping through the garlic fields, one of the many crops we grow to support ourselves and many others. www.kathicorderphotography.com

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Kristin Morris I am a stay-at-home mom and a new photographer... I am so lucky to have those two things to be so passionate about! I am having so much fun and would love it if you checked out my website: www.kristinmorrisphotography.com.

Nancy Ziller I am a wife and mother of two college-age children and am wild about photography. I specialize in families and senior portraits in Siskiyou County at the base of magnificent Mt Shasta. When I’m not having fun with my camera and family, I make desperate attempts to play the fiddle and Irish Banjo. www.nancyziller.com


Tammy Reed I’m a natural light photographer in Redding specializing in lifestyle photography of babies, children and families. It’s about the moment—not the perfect smile or the perfect hair but rather a toothless grin, a smirk or a pout. It’s about capturing your story. facebook.com/pages/Tammy-

Roxi Mueller I love photography, but my true passion is my faith in God, my husband and my five children. They inspire the creative spark that has turned my photography into a growing business. My camera is a tool that captures the beautiful moments and people God brings into my life. facebook.com/pages/Roxi-Mueller-Photography/203735286346334

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Betsey Walton I am a Redding native and I love living and working in our beautiful area! Both of my photos in the contest were taken in Redding and both feature my children. www.bwaltonphotography.com

Jess Merkley I divide my time between Northern Nevada and Northern California. I raise, train and show horses with my husband Vince, and four children, Libby, Charleigh, Caleb and Vaun. My photography portrays my western lifestyle and equine affliction. www.jstarphotography.com September 2012 Enjoy 99 September 2012 Enjoy 3


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foster parent liaison raelene macdowell If it’s true that a mom’s heart grows with every child she welcomes into her family, Raelene MacDowell may have the biggest heart in all the land. “When I was about 13, my dream was to own my own orphanage and take care of as many babies as I could,” says Redding’s MacDowell. In the past 35 years, she and her husband, Ted, have been foster parents to more than 620 children, including nine sets of twins. She shares her trials, tribulations and triumphs with similarly selfless souls through her work as a foster parent liaison for Shasta County. The MacDowells became foster parents in 1979, when their family included three birth children (Scott, then 14; Shanna, 12; and Sheree’, 9) and Sean, a 5-year-old adopted family member. “I wanted to take care of babies, and I knew we were done having them,” MacDowell says. They became licensed as a foster care “receiving home,” and took in children on an emergency basis, never intending to make permanent additions to their family. “My husband and I were laughing, saying, ‘We have four kids - why would we want to adopt more?’” But in 1982, they took in three-week-old Shara, fell in love with her, and made her a MacDowell. Since their other children were much older, they wanted a close sibling for Shara. A few years later, they adopted an infant in their care that they named Sydnee. “My husband said we were so done, but I never said never,” she says. Continued on page 102 September 2012 Enjoy 101


Sure enough, in 1990, they took in and eventually adopted Summer. And in 1995, they opened their home to 16-month-old twins. “I got them just for fostering, but the second I saw them, I was dead in the water,” she says. “I was in love immediately. My husband was in love, too, but he was committed to our plan of no more adoptions ... But one day, I came home, and there was a vase of flowers on the table with three pink carnations and three blue carnations, and sticks that said ‘It’s a girl’ and ‘It’s a boy.’ All it said on the card was, ‘YES!!!’” With that green light, Spencer and Skyeler were adopted in 1999. Today, their bustling household includes the twins (now 17-yearold seniors at Liberty Christian High School) and a 4 1/2-year-old foster daughter who has been in their care for almost two years, but is going to her “forever family” soon. “She was broken, physically and emotionally, and she has transformed into a happy, bubbly child,” MacDowell says. Although they’re delighted that she is going to a wonderful home, it’s tough on the whole family, MacDowell says. “If you do it right, it should hurt. You can’t give your all to someone and not feel pain when they leave,” she says. “Every time a child leaves our home, a piece of us goes with them. Hopefully it’s helped them to be the best people they can be.” Many former foster children have maintained close contact with the MacDowells; some of the now-grown children ask her for parenting advice and treat them like grandparents, which warms her heart. “Tons of kids here in Redding call us Oma and Opa,” MacDowell says. “I get to go to lots of birthday parties.” Even now, the garage of their 4,500-square-foot home has about 30 bins filled with clothes for kids of any age. “You could bring me three babies in the middle of the night tonight and I’d be ready,” she says. Most children arrive at the MacDowells’ house shortly after they are taken into protective custody. “Clean him up, hug him, give him something to eat, and you’ve impacted that child forever,” she says. Stays have ranged from 45 minutes (a wandering toddler who was quickly reunited with his very worried caregivers) to nearly two years. As the county foster parent liaison, she’s prepared a diverse range

of people for the adventure of opening their hearts and homes to children who desperately need them. Most hope to adopt children, but there’s a tremendous need for parents who just want to care for kids temporarily. “You can wait for the perfect child to come to you, or you can open yourself up to someone who needs love, attention and you,” MacDowell says. “If you don’t get to keep them, you’ve still done the most wonderful thing - you’ve given that child something they will take through their lives. It’s not like babysitting. You have to give full out to everyone in your care, whether it’s a tiny baby or an ornery teenager.” Her favorite word? Cherish. “I believe every child in the world has a right to be cherished,” MacDowell says. She also cherishes her husband of 48 years, a masonry contractor and “the constant in our family. He’s what holds us all together,” she says. “He’s as involved with loving on babies as I am.” And family time, indeed, is cherished. Every year, the MacDowells either host Thanksgiving or Christmas, when all nine kids, their significant others and 15 grandchildren gather around one huge table. The supersized family vacations together as much as possible, and two of their children have followed their parents’ lead and have adopted children themselves. “All they know is having kids around,” MacDowell says. “It’s caused them to be very aware and compassionate. It makes them better people and better parents.” Each of their children’s names begin with S, and although the MacDowells have their eyes trained on retirement, she smiles when she says she still has some “S” names at the back of her mind. And she has no plans to hang up her foster mom hat any time soon. “Just when you think it’s not going to happen again, you get this rush - what’s the baby going to look like, how’s it going to be. I’ve never lost that rush of having another baby to love,” she says. “We’ll do it as long as we can.”•

Kerri Regan grew up in the North State and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. A freelance writer and editor, Kerri enjoys exploring the North State with her husband and three children.

Spencer, Skyeler, Raelene and Ted MacDowell

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