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11 Janelle Nicolay 31 Meteorologists 33 Community Banks 42 Writer’s Profiles

Linda Boyden and Joel Stratte-McClure

47 Moule’s Glass 67 Olson Stoneware

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17 Camden House 39 IASCO Flight Training 58 Burger Barn

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53 Buffy Sainte-Marie 60 Waterman’s Batting Cages

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72 Enjoy the View… Eric Leslie 74 What’s Cookin’… Pizza Dip 76 Enjoyables… Big Winner 80 Spotlight… March Calendar 84 What’s in Store… Ryan Schuppert 86 Giving Back… Tabitha Quilters

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MARCH 2013 As winter ends, daffodils are peeking out from dormant gardens, lifting their faces to the sun. It’s the time when Mother Nature flaunts her creativity, pouring rain on us one day, then greeting us with a clear, azure sky the very next morning. Yes, we are ready to march into spring! Nothing says “welcome to the weekend” like a freshly baked pizza on a Friday night, and some local entrepreneurs have put a twist on the traditional pie with their wood-fired pizzas. Learn how the North State has grabbed a hold of this growing trend. Farmers’ markets make it appealing to “go local” when it comes to food, but what about the other green stuff ? Our community banks and credit unions care for your money locally, and their employees – from the teller to the CEO – are our friends and neighbors. We’ll tell you more about them. The North State is blessed with creative folks of all stripes, and we’re delighted to introduce you to a new feature in Enjoy – quick glimpses into the lives of local authors. This month, we’ll introduce you to teacherturned-children’s author Linda Boyden and adventurer Joel Stratte-McClure. Ready to go out and explore how spring has sprung? The Camden House in Whiskeytown is a lovely local treasure, and the Burger Barn on Old Highway 99 in Dunsmuir boasts the perfect burger with a side of nostalgia. But before you go, let our local meteorologists help you pick the perfect day to venture out. Our TV weather guys brave rain, snow and scorching summers to share their scientific know-how with us, and you can meet them right here in this issue. Whatever the weather, it’s a glorious time to live, work and play in the North State... enjoy!


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It’s after hours at J Nicolay Bakery and customers are

still trying the locked door, hoping to get their hands on one of Janelle Nicolay’s made-from-scratch goodies. A young man peers past the posted hours at Nicolay, who’s perched with one leg crossed under the other at a cafe table in her minimalist-inspired dining area. She looks at him and politely mouths, “Sorry.” He dawdles away and will have to wait another day to enjoy his treat of choice. Before she opened the bakery, Nicolay worked for a cardiologist

managing a weight loss center. Today, she spends her days baking buttery cinnamon rolls, stuffed bagels and cheesy quiche. The irony doesn’t escape her. “People who were once patients are very surprised when they walk in. They feel like they’re caught,” she says with a smile. Baking isn’t new to Nicolay. Before working in the medical field, she apprenticed under Andrea Charroin of Rene Joule Patisserie in downtown Redding for three years. Taking a sip from her both-hands-required cup of coffee, she says, “Andrea is the one I learned the most from.” continued on page 12 March 2013 Enjoy | 11


Though Charroin’s tutelage stirred Nicolay’s interest, she didn’t give professional baking a second thought until years later while teaching exercise and nutrition, and cooking for patients who reached their weight loss goals. “I taught them how to cook soups and healthy options. That’s really where my passion for baking started,” she says. Rather than spend years in formal training, Nicolay decided to carve her own culinary path. Drawing from her creativity and the knowledge she gained while working with Charroin, she opened Redding’s newest bakery. From Tuesday through Saturday, while North State residents slumber, Nicolay is busy pulling chewy cookies out of the oven, assembling Cinnamon Roll French Toast

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Casserole and dreaming up new recipes in her scratch kitchen. “I start between 2 and 3 in the morning and I still can’t keep anything in stock for the next day. If I bake it, it sells. It’s a good problem to have,” says Nicolay. The hours she keeps are a testament to the quality of her product. When she opened in October 2012, Nicolay operated with a skeleton crew: herself and her sidekick Sam Moss, a retired engineer. “Sam is a very good friend who I met at a restaurant here in town ... he offered me a bite of his dessert and we’ve been friends since.” While Moss chopped fruits and vegetables with an accuracy that would make a cutting machine envious, Nicolay constructed crusts for her sweet or savory pies. She continued on page 14


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thought the two could handle operations for the first six months, but once Reddingites got a taste of her from-scratch cooking, business picked up. By December, Nicolay had hired three employees. Her specialties are unlike anything you will find around town, although she is quick to point out that her stuffed bagels are similar to those once served at the original Bagel Den on Lake Boulevard. “My best friend, Dustin, and I went to Buckeye School. Our parents would drop us off at the Bagel Den every morning where we would have a chocolate-stuffed bagel with powdered sugar and butter. Then we’d walk to school. We loved it.” This childhood memory inspired her signature chocolate- and bacon-stuffed bagel. Other popular items are Nicolay’s pies, scones, cookies and Marathon Bar, one of Charroin’s original recipes. “Andrea asked me to put it on my menu,” says Nicolay. She has since added her own version, the Monkey Bar. J Nicolay isn’t just a sweet retreat. Open for breakfast and lunch, the bakery offers Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches and a selection of quiches. Fresh soups like tomato bisque, flatbread pizzas, seasonal

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salads and sandwiches like tri-tip and blue cheese served on freshly baked sourdough are big hits. Because the bakery is sometimes standing room only at lunchtime, it’s a good idea to text your order. “It really makes ordering convenient,” says Nicolay. As a bonus, “Customers get free cookies with all text-in orders.” Whatever she decides to whip up, Nicolay aims to please. “I want to make sure people are happy,” she says. Done. • www.jnicolay.com • 200 Hartnell Ave, Ste B Tuesday - Saturday, 7 am - 2:30 pm Counter: (530) 953-2750 • Text: (530) 605-6989

Amber Galusha is a freelance writer who is inspired by nature’s wonders and the amazingly creative people in her life. She lives in Redding with her husband, son and the many creatures that inhabit her garden. When she’s not reading or writing, chances are she’s out snapping photos of flowers.


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You’ve driven by it many times on the way to

Weaverville or the coast. You may have glanced at the historic home on the south side of Highway 299 and said to yourself, “I’d like to stop there someday.” You should. You really should. In case you’re wondering, that two-story, stately white home – nine miles west of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center – is the Camden House, possibly the oldest standing home in Shasta County. It started as a two-room abode, which Charles Camden built in 1852, the same year he married Philena Tower, the sister of his business partner and friend, Levi Tower, in a double ceremony on the property. Levi Tower took Mary Jane Shuffleton as his bride at the same time. Camden, an English immigrant who arrived in New York in 1834 at age 17, eventually landed in San Francisco in 1849 and followed his gold fever to the confluence of three creeks (Clear, Willow and Mill) near what is now Whiskeytown Lake in 1850. Over the years, the pair had a significant impact on the area. Tower built the Tower House Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1919) and

planted gardens and an orchard that eventually grew to some 1,000 trees. Camden mined – getting $80,000 worth of gold – and built and operated a sawmill, fashioned a complex water ditch system and constructed a toll road that ran from Shasta to the Tower House Hotel. He was an influential entrepreneur, as well as a gentleman farmer. “Camden was a self-made man,” says Jim Milestone, park superintendent. “He was a very successful immigrant.” Camden and his wife had three daughters, and the house grew along with the family. More rooms were added on the ground floor, and a second story with three bedrooms completed the hip-roofed frame home. Additional structures were built on the property over the years – a summer kitchen, guest house, servants’ quarters, storage sheds, a carriage house, tenant farmhouse and barn. The house stayed in the family until 1969, when Philena Camden Hubbard (Charles Camden’s granddaughter) sold it to the National Park Service. The home and property had fallen into disrepair and had suffered vandalism. Milestone says the park has put more than $1 million into Camden House and the grounds, and has plans for more work costing $2 continued on page 18

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million. “Our job is to keep it standing for the next thousand years,” he says. The house has been brought up to earthquake standards (the foundation was originally tree rounds), a footbridge constructed over Clear Creek, a parking lot added and all structures stabilized. A water tank was recently rebuilt and the orchards – which include trees that are 150 years old – are being tended and restored with the help of Redding-area arborist Rico Montenegro.

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Yet it’s not nearly where Milestone wants it to be. “I’d like to bring it back to its glory of the 1890s. Our goal is to bring this all back and make it really beautiful.” It’s a process of “baby steps,” says Clinton Kane, the recently retired park ranger for resource education. “We’re preserving the heritage for future generations.” Although the sparsely furnished house is only open for specific programs and events, Kane says the grounds are worth exploring any


time of the year. “I would encourage people to come out in the different seasons and get different perspectives,” Kane says. Visitors can picnic, hike the trails and visit the historic El Dorado Mine and Levi Tower’s gravesite. Day use fee is $5. In his mind’s eye, Milestone sees Camden House being used for weddings, special events, cocktail parties and more. Until that happens, however, there are numerous opportunities to visit. In the

fall, the park hosts a popular Harvest Festival with apple tastings, apple picking, games, a bakeoff, tours and more. Early December offers the “Old Time Holiday” celebration at which visitors can make wreaths. During the summer, the park offers regular “Walk in Time” programs that include a tour of Camden House. Last summer, 885 visitors participated. Judy Bush of Redding, a retired teacher and volunteer docent who leads tours of Camden House for both adults and schoolchildren, said continued on page 20

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all ages get a thrill out of going through the house and hearing stories about the people who lived there. “I try to paint the picture of history with the stories,” she says. Over and over, Bush says Shasta County residents tell her they’ve never been inside Camden House but have always been interested. “The house is a mystery for many people,” she says. “They’ve seen the house for many years but never had the opportunity to go inside.” • Camden House Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Tower House Historic District nine miles west of the park’s visitor center on Highway 299, just opposite Trinity Mountain Road (to French Gulch) Visitor Center: (530) 246-1225 Open during scheduled park events

Betty Lease has been a freelance writer since retiring from the Record Searchlight in 2006. Married for 39 years, she and her husband are parents to a grown daughter, two golden retrievers and two cats. She’s fond of golfing, traveling, reading, gardening, walking the dogs and volunteering.

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At the end of a perennial-lined drive, tucked amongst

fruit trees and a small patch of lawn sits the modest, well-organized space that houses Seth Laam’s cottage business, Laam Custom Motorcycle Seats. The shop, situated just steps from his Cedars Road home, is where Laam has worked for the past year hand-building his signature seats. Laam, 30, is one of the youngest builders in the business. “I’m the new generation of seat builders,” he says. “I combine old-fashioned quality with the latest in technology.” His combination works. Through word of mouth – mostly online motorcycle forums – Laam has garnered attention from motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide and has gained a reputation for being one of the most respected seat builders around. “I know what works and I know what doesn’t,” says Laam, who has spent nearly a decade honing his skills in all areas of the custom seat business. A self-taught expert, Laam has worked many late nights under fluorescent lights figuring out how to put the perfect seat between rider and machine. Having experienced many of his own two-wheeled adventures, Laam knows the stiffness and soreness that can come from being unbalanced in the saddle. “The most common complaint is the forward slide into the tank,” he says. “My ultimate goal is to get somebody balanced in the seat continued on page 24

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and unload the sit bones. That’s where a lot of the pain comes from.” When it’s time to hit that long ribbon of highway, Laam’s customers want comfort – they need it. The riders who buy his top-of-the-line seats aren’t weekend warriors; they are true-blue bikers. “They ride to South America, they put their bikes on a ship and go to Australia where they ride for 60 days and put in thousands of miles,” says Laam. To ensure a comfortable ride every time, Laam asks a lot of questions and considers the rider’s height, weight and inseam measurements. Thumbing through a recent order, he points to a photo of a rider on his motorcycle and says, “Before I build a seat, I analyze the person’s build, I look at how they sit on the bike and check the levelness of the motorcycle.” Using a function-over-form approach, Laam starts with the original seat – solo, dual or front only – and builds from there. With the skills of a tailor, he measures, marks and hand-cuts a combination of select foams. Then, like putting the pieces of a puzzle back together, he attaches the segments to the seat pan. Once he’s satisfied with the structure, Laam hand-sculpts the seat to give a contoured, one-of-a-kind fit. “With a stock motorcycle seat, a rider sits on the seat. With my seat, they sit in it,” he says. “The rider is nested in the seat, so to speak.” Laam finishes each seat by meticulously hand-stitching high-grade leather or vinyl to produce a cover with clean, classic, sporty lines. Running his finger along a seam, he says proudly, “I top stitch everything. This is all free sewn.” The tangible connection he helps build between seat and rider is important to Laam, and so is the personal connection he forms with his customers. From phone conversation to follow up, his dedication to each customer shines through. From initial design to the last stitch, Laam goes above and beyond to provide each rider with the “finest hand-crafted seat ever created.” When asked if he’s going to stay small and independent, he looks around his workshop and says, “I wake up and I can’t wait to get out here. I can’t wait to call my customers. This is my passion.”• www.laamseats.com

Amber Galusha is a freelance writer who is inspired by nature’s wonders and the amazingly creative people in her life. She lives in Redding with her husband, son and the many creatures that inhabit her garden. When she’s not reading or writing, chances are she’s out snapping photos of flowers.

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K arli J anc of E legant B ean partners u p in C ottonwood

In COTTONWOOD, it’s a familiar refrain to hear people say,

“I’m off to the Bean!” The place of popularity is actually the Elegant Bean, a busy cafe in the Holiday Shopping Center that has become not only a place for outstanding espresso drinks – try the Aztec Mocha! – but what community planners refer to as a Third Place, a zone of comfort and familiarity away from home and work. Its owner, Karli Janc, is a bright and vivacious 25-year-old who has already lived the dream of becoming the boss in a job where she started as an hourly employee while attending West Valley High School. She bought the Bean during her senior year at Chico State University studying business, and she brought her professor and classmates to the shop for a hands-on class during an upper-division management course. “Cottonwood likes to support their local businesses,” Janc says of her hometown. “Everyone has that faith in our little community.” It’s a mutual faith. From the wall of thank-you certificates indicating animals bought at the junior livestock auction to Little League teams supported to her tenure as president of the Cottonwood Foundation for Excellence in Schools, she makes sure to give back as much as she gets. The results have been so positive that she recently expanded her business. When the next-door owner of ETC Mercantile retired, the building’s owner agreed to knock down a wall between the two spaces continued on page 28 March 2013 ENJOY | 27


“Cottonwood likes to support their local businesses… Everyone has that faith in our little community.” for retail expansion. Janc partnered with seven other teams of business women to support a sort of cooperative retail space. The new space has been named Western Unique N Shabby Chic. Barb Owens and Kay Heacock have brought their refurbished, vintage and up-cycled pieces to the Two Sisters section while Mary O’Keefe and Dianna Cunningham of Dragon Fly have brought in a great selection of Life is Good. The mother-and-daughter team of Carolyn Tyrell and Kim Calvin bring in retro, eclectic shabby chic home décor while Janc’s sister, Kaci Noreen, brings in a line of Vera Bradley product. Tammy Shook of Restored to Glory shares space with Rhonda Edward of Red Bluff ’s Cutting Loose. Terri Wright and Susan Boilon, the West Cottonwood School teachers who create the handmade gift items of Polka Dot Apple, keep products in the front of the store while Nancy Rodman of NCUnique has created a western wear store in the back. “Bling, bling, bling and more bling is my motto,” Rodman says of her business that she recently brought back to Cottonwood. Originally a neighbor to the Elegant Bean, she took her shop on the road in a travel trailer following rodeos when the lease went up on her business a year and a half ago. The creation of Western Unique N Shabby Chic allowed her to park the trailer and settle down. While she enjoyed life on the road, she has true affection for what she calls her ���very small, local cow town.” She is proud to feature Girls with Guns products from Red Bluff and Sage Country camouflage products from Anderson. “They’ve all known each other and they’ve known my grandparents,” Janc says of her business partners and why it works to have so many

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of them. It’s just as common for people to buy a coffee and then walk around the retail area as it is for them to sit at a cafe table surrounded by local arts and crafts at the Bean. When they do sit, it’s often with a wildly popular oat bar from a very old recipe provided by Mary Harvatt, who was the aide to Janc’s kindergarten teacher at Evergreen School. While Harvatt has since passed away, her legacy lives on in the oat bars and success of her former students. Janc describes herself as a homebody when not at the Bean or her new retail venture. She loves hanging out with her husband, Dusty Janc, a supervisor at Costco, and their rambunctious 2-year-old son, Easton. Parents Rick and Angie Gurrola, also of Cottonwood, remain close and sister Kaci is the pinch hitter at the Bean while keeping up with her line of Vera Bradley products. With all she’s got going, it’s no wonder Janc was named one of the Record Searchlight’s “20 Under 40” in 2012. “Everyone makes themselves at home,” says Janc, surveying her business spaces and saying hello to customers she’s known for years. It’s clear she wouldn’t have it any other way. • The Elegant Bean • 20633 Gas Point Road • Cottonwood (530) 347-9669

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eather or not following the forecast with north state meteorologists

IT’S SUPREMELY FRUSTRATING to plan a day on the lake only to

have a surprise rainstorm show up, or to organize a picnic on a predicted 80-degree day and have your plans torched by an untimely heat wave. But rest assured, nobody hates that more than the weather guy. “It’ll literally put me in a depression some days,” says KRCR-TV Meteorologist Rob Elvington. “I still have nightmares about when I said there would be no rain and it poured all day.” Adds KRCR Chief Meteorologist Mike Krueger: “I don’t like being wrong. Every morning, I look outside and say ‘yes’ with a fist pump, or say ‘oh, man’ with a heavy sigh.” Predicting what Mother Nature has up her sleeve is not a job for the faint of heart or the thin of skin, and the North State’s weather forecasters bring scientific know-how, experience and congeniality to their profession. Just a small fraction of meteorologists work for the TV news, and the job requires a broad range of skill, particularly in a smaller market like the North State. KHSL Chief Meteorologist Kris Kuyper wears three hats during an average workday. First, he’s “a weather nerd,” looking at computer models and making forecasts. Then he “plays graphic artist,” creating the graphics for his forecasts. At 5 pm, it’s showtime and “I’ve got to make meteorology interesting to someone who doesn’t care about meteorology as much as I do,” he says. By the time he goes home, he has forecast the weather on Channel 24, Channel 12 and the CW. continued on page 32 March 2013 ENJOY | 31


“I really like the challenge of making a prediction,” says Kuyper, who holds a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and worked in Grand Junction, Colo., Bakersfield, Alaska and Redding before landing on KHSL’s weather team in Chico about five years ago. KRCR’s Krueger earned his degree in broadcast communications from Eastern New Mexico University, and his interest gravitated to weather largely by default. “I didn’t want to do news anchoring, and sports was a disaster because I know absolutely nothing about sports,” he says. He enrolled in meteorology school at San Francisco State University, and worked at a chocolate shop to pay the bills. “There was a Korean TV station above the chocolate shop, and I asked if I could do a weather reel in their studio,” Krueger says. “My tape was a disaster – it was absolutely horrendous. But someone saw my potential.” He worked in Wichita Falls, Texas, before coming to KRCR in 1999, and became chief meteorologist less than two years later. Elvington has been riveted by the weather since age 3, when Hurricane Hugo went over his house. “I’ve been a weather weenie all my life,” says Elvington, who earned his degree in broadcast meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He trained marathon runners for a nonprofit organization before coming to KRCR two years ago. KRCR’s Carlo Falco earned his bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and his master’s in broadcast journalism from Emerson College in Boston. “I’d go to my grandparents’ house, and before we could watch cartoons, my grandfather made us watch the Weather Channel first,” Falco says. “And whenever there was a thunderstorm, instead of keeping us inside, my parents would turn everything off and put us outside to watch the lightning and thunder.” On a typical weekday at KRCR, Elvington arrives at 3 am to prepare for the morning segments. He stays until noon, and Krueger works from about 2 pm until midnight, doing the evening news and preparing for the next day. Falco does news and weather on weekends. When “extreme weather” hits, it’s all hands on deck. Technology has made data collection much easier for meteorologists. “Before, if there was a paper jam, all your data was gone,” Kuyper says. But the North State’s varied microclimates make weather prediction challenging. KRCR meteorologists Carlo Falco, Mike Krueger and Rob Elvington

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“It’s a deep valley surrounded by mountains – there’s lots to cover,” Elvington says. “We’ll be saying the temperature is 30 degrees, but five miles from the center of town it’s 10 degrees cooler,” Krueger says. Weather variations are particularly tricky in places like Shingletown, which varies in elevation from 2,000 to 4,500 feet. Temperatures, rainfall and dewpoint are fed to KRCR through a high-tech weather station that’s in a resident’s backyard. When some residents repeatedly (and colorfully) insisted that it was incorrect, Krueger went up on his day off, tested it and found that it was flawless. “I’ve had people call me an idiot – I’ve developed calluses over the years,” Krueger says. Today’s five-day forecast is more accurate than a three-day forecast was a decade ago, Elvington says. But meteorologists also rely on “weather watchers” to report rainfall, snowfall and current conditions from farflung places. “That’s how we can be so comprehensive,” Krueger says. “It gives us a better understanding of what’s going on.” But for all the science and know-how that goes into predicting the weather, sometimes two plus two simply does not equal four. “I’ll hear all the way across Safeway, ‘Hey weather guy, where’s the rain?’ I’m just trying to get some cereal with my kids,” Kuyper says. “Being off by three degrees is annoying, but if you said it was going to be sunny, and then the clouds don’t get pulled out of the valley, so above 6,000 feet it’s beautiful but in the valley it’s not…” Falco concludes with a groan and a shake of his head. Adds Krueger: “We’re not happy your backyard barbecue got rained out. I had a woman call in tears once. I had said it was going to snow, so she canceled a family reunion, and the storm completely died out. She blamed me for everything. She yelled, ‘I can see the sun!’ I felt absolutely horrible.” “When that happens, I’ll go on the air and say I was wrong and explain why,” Krueger says. “It’s just not a perfect science. “Mother Nature will always be in charge.”• 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 motto is often “go big.” But when it comes to banking, many people are following a trend currently unfolding in the food industry: go small and go local. “When you come into a community bank, you’re dealing with the decision makers. You’re only a few steps from the CEO,” explains Cornerstone Community Bank president Jeffrey Finck. “We’re a great example of a win-win situation. If our customers don’t win, we don’t win.” Cornerstone, with branches in Redding and Red Bluff, has been a business forged under fire. It started in 2007 at the cusp of the financial collapse and Great Recession. It endured not only the economic downturn, but navigated the new assortment of regulations imposed on banks of all sizes. As a newcomer, one advantage for Cornerstone was that it didn’t have large exposure to the kinds of toxic financial products that crashed the economy. “I’ve opened up our shareholder meetings by saying, ‘The bad news is that we started the bank in 2007, and the good news is that we started the bank in 2007,'” Finck says. “We’re a testament that the community bank business model is a viable model. We know the communities we operate in and we can respond to those needs.” Technology is another trend helping community banks and credit unions. Customers can take advantage of online banking resources just like at the bigger banks and get cash from ATMs almost anywhere. There are methods to subvert service fees charged at foreign ATMs, and some community banks even have programs to repay customers for dollars lost from service fees. “Visiting a branch is now optional rather than mandatory with the convenience of online banking,” says Mark Moore, CEO of Members 1st Credit Union in Redding. “We’re constantly researching and expanding our online services.” In February, Members 1st introduced MoneyDesktopTM, a budget- and debt-monitoring system. It will soon offer Remote Deposit Capture, the ability for members to deposit checks via their mobile device.

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Redding Bank of Commerce increased its small-business lending by $32 million through its participation in the program. It pays quarterly interest to the U.S. Treasury as part of its obligation. “We met and exceeded their expectations,” Moty says. “It was good for the community and good for small business and helped create jobs.” The bank, which began in 1982, has seen an increase in new customers in recent years, which is perhaps the result of a more personal approach, says Moty, who has been with RBC for 28 years. “It still comes down to customer service,” he says. “People don’t want to go someplace where they’re just a number. If a situation arises, they want to talk to someone directly, not just call an 800 number to get through to someone.”• Jim Dyar is a freelance writer, musician and a former arts and entertainment editor at the Record Searchlight.


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in China have to do with Redding? Quite a lot, actually, says Anne Marie Guay, president of IASCO Flight Training, to the tune of approximately 12.5 million community dollars. IASCO, a flight training service based in Redding (formerly in Napa), saw keen opportunity in 2007 when Chinese airlines were scrambling to expand domestic fleets. In the next 20 years, it is estimated they’ll add nearly 5,000 passenger planes. Planes don’t fly themselves, and Chinese training academies, churning out a mere 2,000 new pilots at capacity, fell about 1,000 pilots short of annual demand.

The company proposed a rigorous year-long pilot training program, and in 2009, the first class of students, recruited from universities by Chinese airlines, commenced. So how did Redding become the backdrop for an international flight training center? It’s not exactly a mecca of global culture. It has the resources, explains Guay. Minus robust domestic aviation traffic, Redding’s runways are available and its air space clear for training. “We’ve got the second sunniest skies in the U.S., all kinds of terrain and an operating control tower,” essential to meet the program’s FAA-based standards. continued on page 40 March 2013 ENJOY | 39


Clusters of young Chinese men (the first women students are expected this August) mill about the campus, split between an office space off Airport Road and a flight line building at the airport itself. Some pore over flight manuals, one sits with an instructor in front of a mock instrument panel and others pair up at whiteboards to reteach each other material just presented. “Our train-the-trainer technique is one of the things that has made us so successful,” says Guay. A large monitor, looking much like the arrival and departure screens one sees at airports, tracks who is in the air at any given time. Students can progress from single-engine Cessnas to Beechcraft multi-engine and turbine high-performance planes. When students complete the training program, they return to China with as close to a guaranteed career as one can get. After investing $81,000 to $85,000 per student, airlines are particularly interested in putting newly minted pilots to work. But this program doesn’t just benefit Chinese airlines, explains Guay. It’s meant to also populate what the Wall Street Journal says is an imminent scarcity of trained aviators in the United States. A wave of domestic pilots will soon retire by mandate and the number of trained pilots coming out of the military has diminished, while new pilots are required to have 1,500 hours of flight experience before taking control of a passenger airplane. IASCO Flight Training’s instructor program serves as a middle ground, where novice American pilots can earn both a living wage and precious flight hours before advancing to larger airlines. The company is proud of its contributions to the area’s economy.

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“I’ve watched people who work for me say, ‘I want to stay in Redding but there is nothing here.’ We’re part of an answer to that,” Guay says. “We use local aeronautical businesses as resources and our students funnel money into community rentals, grocery stores and restaurants.” Incidentally, she mentions, Redding nearly lost the program earlier this year when IASCO planned to sell and move the operation out of state. The Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County, along with a number of local business people, managed to cobble a deal to keep the school in Redding. Though the Chinese contracts for pilot training are lucrative and prolific, it doesn’t seem IASCO Flight Training plans to stop at status quo. Guay has designs on expansion that will include training programs for aeronautical mechanics, controllers and dispatchers. She wants to bring in $15 million high-tech training simulators that will, by nature, demand skilled information technology workers. She’s also working on an accreditation project with California colleges which would open a path for local students to attend the school and apply for financial aid. So that Chinese pilot shortage has certainly played out in Redding’s favor, allowing this community an opportunity to reach beyond borders, entertain new culture and reap economic benefit. • 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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T E A C H E R - TU R N E D children’s author Linda Boyden knows kids, especially their fascination with the unusual and sometimes yucky things in life. She kept this in mind while writing her current book ‘Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas.’ “I love word origins and want kids to develop a love for words, too,” says Boyden, who wrote Giveaways to celebrate the contribution Native American languages have made to American culture. The book features 26 words originating in a North, South or Central Native American language and later adopted into English. Each word includes its pronunciation and tribal derivation, along with cool and interesting facts (this is where some of the “yucky” comes in). Written primarily for older elementary readers and sprinkled among the book’s history, science, people and animal facts are what Boyden calls “Weird and Ewww” facts. “For the gross-out factor to appeal to middle-school kids, especially boys in grades 4-6,” she says. “Llama is a good example. When a llama is upset it can regurgitate its cud at a predator. That cud is green and smelly and there’s lots of it,” just the kind of thing to make a kid say “ewww.” Boyden has been a storyteller and writer since she was a child, but says teaching elementary school full time required every ounce of her creative energy. Still, even then she longed to write. “Every picture book I read to them, I would say to myself ‘I could write that, I could do that,’” she says. The opportunity finally came when her family relocated from Virginia to Hawaii and Boyden decided not to go through the re-credentialing process again. “This was my shot at becoming a

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writer,” she says. “It was now or never.” Her first book, ‘The Blue Roses’, published by Lee & Low Books in 2002, won several awards including the publisher’s first New Voices Award. “Winning the New Voices jump-started my second career,” says Boyden. “Since 2002, I have had two more books published that I also illustrated.” Committed to her craft, she writes a poem a day, participates in a 12 x 12 picture book critique group (writing 12 manuscripts in 12 months) and begins each day at 4 am with coffee and Facebook before sitting down to her current work in progress. Her advice to wouldbe authors? “I would say to anybody who wants to get published in the current world of children’s literature, be persistent. Talent is as common as house dust; it’s persistence that wins the game. That and B.I.C. (butt in chair).”• www.lindaboyden.com lboyden@charter.net

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you. Two sisters, Liz Forsberg of the Red Bluff store and Laura Ware of Redding, offer service with a smile and offer a hint on how to pronounce their name – it rhymes with owl. While 60 seconds can convey that the businesses are owned by sisters, there is no way they can tell the story of a family endeavor that now offers opportunities to a fourth generation and has roots going back to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines. “My dad was an adventurer and he thought he could make good money working in the Philippines,” says Bill Moule, Jr., father of Laura and Liz. Bill is the eldest child of Bill and Margaret Moule, who had nine boys, three girls and a spirit of adventure big enough to pack their ever-expanding brood off to the Philippines in 1940 in search of fortune. Unfortunately, trouble started brewing not long after their arrival and the atthe-time small family found themselves running from the Japanese as war was breaking out in the area. Malaria slowed them down, and young Bill and his parents ended up in a POW camp. Bill was 8, and had a head of flaming red hair that was a curiosity in the camp. “That changed his life forever and gave him a different perspective,” Moule says of his father. “He learned from going through the war that you have to have a trade.” After a pause he adds, “I defied him by going to college and becoming a teacher.” The family survived their experience in the Philippines and landed safely in Grass Valley, where the elder Moule was given money by a stranger to buy a paint store that eventually continued on page 48

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incorporated glass into the offerings. This set the stage for a family business that would expand throughout Northern California, offering opportunities to each of Bill and Margaret’s nine boys, eventually including the defiant young Bill Moule who had gone off to college. While Moule took work teaching and coaching at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, he did glass jobs in the summers. There seemed to be a lot of work in Red Bluff, and he eventually moved his family there and opened his own store. “When we moved to Red Bluff we all had to work there,” says Ware of the glass store. Moule, who had four children of his own, made sure to teach each child the ins and outs of the glass business, from glass cutting and installation to customer service. Just as Moule had decided to defect from the family business at a young age, so too did Forsberg and Ware. “We try to say no but we keep coming back,” says Forsberg with a laugh. “All of dad’s four children own or work in a glass shop.” Forsberg had a 10-year career in the Air Force before coming home to Red Bluff and eventually buying the store from her dad in 2003. Ware went to work full time at the Red Bluff store as the bookkeeper/ accountant at age 25 when her mother died in a rafting accident. She bought the Redding store on February 14, 1994, at age 34. “I was a single mom when I bought mine,” she says. “Then my window salesman showed up and I married him,” she adds with a hearty laugh. The family business that started out moving from the elder Moule to his nine sons is now transitioning to female ownership. All three transitions to third-generation owners are female. “I think we have an edge because we are female and we have finally proved ourselves,” says  continued on page 50

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For more than four decades, legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has maintained a wide-ranging career in music, art, education and community activism. A member of the Cree Indian tribe, she was born on a reservation in Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada. Orphaned as a baby and adopted by a Massachusetts family named Sainte-Marie, she was later, at an Indian Pow Wow, ceremonially adopted by a Canadian Cree family related to one of her birth parents.

She continues to draw huge crowds on the concert circuit, playing to more than 200,000 people in Denmark and a million people in Washington, DC, for the Smithsonian’s 150th birthday, but never forgetting her own people and performing regularly on reservations. Drawing controversy from her protest songs during the ‘60s, her recordings ended up being mostly absent from the radio in this country, a period of history that was filled with resistance to the Vietnam War and other political injustices. continued on page 54

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Sainte-Marie’s songs addressed the plight of the Native American, particularly “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone,” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thy People You’re Dying,” along with songs like “Universal Soldier,” which became an anthem of the ‘60s peace movement. She disappeared suddenly from the mainstream American airwaves during President Johnson’s administration. Unknown to her, she was a part of a blacklist which affected John Lennon, Eartha Kitt, Taj Mahal and a host of other outspoken performers. Her name was included on White House stationery as among those whose music “deserved to be suppressed.” In the ‘70s, the Nixon administration also came down hard on her, during the time of the 73-day American Indian Movement siege at Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. Her love song, “Until It’s Time for You to Go,” was covered by Elvis Presley, Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond, Glen Campbell, Barbara Streisand and Cher, to name but a few. Invited onto television talk shows on the basis of her success with that song, she was told that native issues and the peace movement had become unfashionable and to limit her comments to celebrity talk. She decided to stop recording and concentrate on raising her son, studying electronic music and doing her art work; however, she stayed in the public eye with appearances on the children’s television hit show Sesame Street for five years, contributing Native American programming. Sainte-Marie has made 18 albums, appeared in television specials, scored movies, and helped found The Music of Aboriginal Canada, a category of the Canadian Music Juno Awards. “My music continues to be similar to what it has always been, in that it’s very diverse and some songs have a lot of meaning, but it’s really been my love songs that have made enough money for me to have the life of a real artist instead of having to have another job. So I’m kind of known for protest songs or powwow rock, but really it has been the love songs that have enabled me to continue.” Since 1968, she has put her time, money and energy into her Nihewan Foundation. The word “Nihewan” comes from the Cree language and means “talk Cree,” which implies “Be Your Culture.” “I realized Indian people didn’t know how to get into college and apply for grants and scholarships. I started the foundation to support college-bound students, prepare younger students for college enrollment and promote a more accurate understanding of the role of Native American peoples in the global community,” she says. An early Macintosh computer pioneer in digital art and music, by 1994 her art pieces were among the first to be seen in museums and galleries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Oriental philosophy and a Ph.D. in fine arts. She has taught digital music at several colleges and she won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song “Up Where We Belong.” “I began with music in my head, when I was about age 3,” she says. “I discovered the piano and the world changed for me, because I could express outside what I heard in my head. As a teenager, I wanted an instrument I could tune and I craved mobility, and I lived with a guitar and a mouth-bow (said to be the oldest stringed instrument in the

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For John Waterman, one door closed and a batting cage opened.

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“This business came along at just the right time for us,” says Tonya Waterman as she recalls the day she and her husband decided to purchase a batting-cage business. “I walked in to buy some baseball socks for an exchange student and the owner says, ‘You and John should buy this place—I’m going to close the doors in 30 days.’" “My husband had just lost his job and we decided, well, how would we know if we don’t take a chance?” The papers were signed on the first of April in 2010 and the Watermans were the proud owners of Inside Sports on Hartnell Avenue in Redding. The memory makes her laugh: “We bought a struggling company in a down economy on April Fool’s Day.” These days, rather than feeling foolish, the couple is feeling grateful. After renaming the business Waterman’s Batting Cages and moving into bigger digs on Bechelli Lane (adjacent to the Liquor Barn), things are picking up. “With John’s background and our involvement in the community, we started getting baseball people back and now we have faithful returning customers. We even have couples coming in on a date night,” Tonya says. Baseball is spoken all year long at Waterman’s and there really is no off season. During the winter months, when inclement weather makes outdoor practice difficult, baseball and softball players routinely stop in to throw, work on their swings and take ground balls. Waterman schedules one-on-one hitting lessons throughout the week and on Sundays he conducts baseball academies for Little League-aged players. He says the bulk of his customers are involved in Little League, “with a lot of parents pitching to kids and playing catch.” High school and college-aged players have been known to visit the


cages and sharpen their skills and younger kids have taken to using Waterman’s as a safe place to hang out, do homework and wait for their parents, Tonya says. She and her husband of 15 years strive to operate their business with the philosophy of “building a better community, one athlete at a time.” “We’re trying to keep it so people who love the sport can be in here working year-round,” says Waterman, whose own resume includes playing baseball and basketball at Enterprise High (Class of 1992) and baseball at Shasta College for then-coach Brad Peek. After his playing days, he returned to Shasta and coached with Brad Rupert for a couple of years. The Watermans’ baseball world isn’t confined to the cages. All three of their children are ballplayers. Averi, 10, plays softball on a city league team; Peyton, 11, plays in Little League; and Easton, 14, plays on the Redding Vipers. In addition to being a cheerleader for her boys’ teams, Tonya coaches Averi’s softball team and serves as president of East Redding Little League. Waterman coaches the Enterprise High junior-varsity baseball team and the Redding Vipers Travel Team. He started coaching the Vipers when Easton was 8. (The Vipers are actually several teams that are grouped by age.) Waterman’s baseball roots run deep. His grandfather, Edward “Coop” Waterman, was something of a legend in Willow Creek. After years of playing on a traveling team that competed in logging towns like Burnt Ranch, Weaverville, French Gulch and Blue Lake, the elder Waterman fulfilled a lifelong dream by building a ballpark in Willow Creek and naming it Candy Stick Park, in

a nod to San Francisco’s then-new Candlestick Park. Waterman’s father, Cooper, and his uncle, John Waterman, were both prominent players in Redding’s fast-pitch softball heyday and Waterman, who had basically grown up at ballparks, was soon on the field as well. Tragically, Cooper Waterman died in 1983 when a bulldozer he was operating overturned near Whiskeytown Lake. Waterman’s grandfather and uncle made sure Waterman—and hundreds of other kids—had the coaching and support to continue playing ball. “My grandpa was the center stone of it all,” Waterman says. “When my dad died, a lot of people stepped up to help me out and make sure I could play. I’m just trying to pay it forward.” • www.watermanscages.com • 2629 Bechelli Lane, Redding (530) 222-6484 • 2-8 pm Monday-Friday; 10 am to 6 pm Saturdays

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LARRY LAWSON SAW ONE on a cooking show, recognized a trend in the making, and soon had his family in the wood-fired pizza business. Aaron and Cyndel Rushton were having difficulty lining up a caterer for their wedding in the woods of southern Oregon, discovered the operator of a pizza oven on wheels, fell in love with the concept and started a catering business of their own. Both are offering up an old-fashioned take on pizza and are hoping that, in a town that’s stuffed to the top of the crust with pizza places and pizza lovers, there’s room for their niche product. Larson, his wife Robin, daughter Teala and Teala’s fiancé, Reece Wilson, are the proud operators of Bruciante, a drive-through restaurant serving up 10-inch pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. The family outfitted a former coffee kiosk on Hilltop Drive, named

it after the Italian word for “blazing,” and began perfecting recipes for the dough, sauce and toppings. It’s fast—the oven routinely reaches temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees and can bake a pizza in 2 minutes—but it’s not fast food. Rather, Larson prefers the term artisan pizza, a slight variation on Italy’s traditional pizza napoletana that offers more contemporary options for toppings but uses the hand-tossed dough that bakes into a thin, rustic crust. While toppings like fresh grapes and candied pecans may offer a California flavor to Bruciante’s pizzas, Larson strives to combine an Old World feel as well, even opting for Italian finely ground doubleought (doppio zero) flour and myzithra, a Greek cheese made from sheep’s milk, in lieu of Parmesan. “We came up with the recipes on our own and we use as much local continued on page 64 March 2013 ENJOY | 63


as we can. And we like to stay as natural as possible,” Larson says. Robin Larson, who steps in to knead the dough when her day job ends at the Far Northern Regional Center, says the family’s goal is to be known “as the friendly little pizza shop. We want to be a fun place to come to, so we just keep it simple. You know, take it back a few steps and slow it down a bit.” The Rushtons would like to slow things down a bit as well, but with a newborn and a 4-year-old in the home and people clambering for their pizza, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. Aaron Rushton said the husband-and-wife business, which launched last summer, was built on the go—the product of a longdistance relationship, a love of cooking and a commitment to the North State community. Aaron was working full-time and taking college classes in Medford, Ore., while Cyndel was working full-time in Redding and being a mom to Cannon. On weekends when the two could get together, the timing seldom worked for a meal at a restaurant, so they started cooking for each other. After taking some cooking classes together, the meals became even more adventurous. Everything fell into place when they got married and discovered a caterer featuring a pizza oven on wheels. It was love at first bite, and after a trip to Colorado to consult with the oven manufacturer, the Rushtons were ready to roll with Cinders Wood Fired Pizza. The catering business quickly expanded to include 10 styles of pizza, entrees like chicken and lasagna, appetizers, salads, bruschetta

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served with wood-fired baguette slices and desserts. “I make a pretty wild white-sauce lasagna that’s to die for,” Aaron says. Like the Larson clan at Bruciante, the Rushtons emphasize downhome flavors. “We want to try and keep it very local. We spend all day hand-making it and then we come out here,” Aaron says while manning the brick-lined oven on a recent food-cart Friday night at the Wildcard Brewery in Redding. “We love it though,” Cyndel adds. “Every day is a date.” For big events, the Rushtons call in reinforcements. Cyndel’s brother, Ben Chavez, works the oven while Aaron prepares the pies. Cyndel and her good friend, Amy Brown, take orders and serve food. Cyndel’s aunt, Cindy Nelson, handles the accounting and baby-sitting duties for Cannon, 4, and 6-month-old Max. “We wanted to do something local and stay in the community, so we’re all about local food, local people and local causes,” Aaron says. • Cinderspizza.com • (541) 324-0677 or (530) 917-7977 Bruciante.com • 2491 Hilltop Drive #C, Redding (530) 242-6128 • 11 am to 7 pm Monday-Friday

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when greg olson was in high school, his vision for the future was laser sharp: “All I thought about was being a pro golfer.” Then someone sat him down at a potter’s wheel. “I took a crafts class, and my teacher himself was a very good potter. I got on the potter’s wheel for the first time and absolutely fell in love with it,” he says. “I’d run in there any time I had a free minute and get on that wheel. I’d be covered with clay going to my different classes. There was something magical about that potter’s wheel, about creating something out of a lump of clay.” It was the beginning of a decades-old love affair for Greg, who owns Olson Stoneware in Weaverville with his wife, Susie. They have been producing one-ofa-kind pottery at their whimsical shop on Main Street since 1975. Greg’s work is inspired by the mountain town’s natural beauty, with green, brown and blue glazes getting top billing. Each hand-thrown pot is the result of a 15-step process, including two 10-hour firings to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit that give the glazes their rich finishes. Creating this unique look is a “difficult, awkward continued on page 67 March 2013 ENJOY | 67


process,” he says, adding that many pieces break in the process. “The glazes want to flow off the pot, so they have to be applied at just the right thickness. But I love the flow and the variation. And if it was easy, everyone would do it.” The Olsons met through mutual acquaintances while Greg was working on a sheep ranch in Red Bluff, and they opened their first business shortly after moving to Susie’s family’s Sonoma County hometown. “Her parents let me use a corner of the deck of their house, and her grandpa and I built my first kick potter’s wheel together,” Greg says. Back then, he spent most of his waking hours mastering his craft, and the Olsons opened a business in Sonoma County in 1972. Three years later, they moved to Weaverville, a town that held a special place in Susie’s heart; her family had vacationed every summer in Trinity 68 | Enjoy March 2013

County since 1919. They set up their lone kick potter’s wheel and small kiln in a diminutive shop around the corner from where the business resides now. They moved to their current location in 1983, where “the front

“I’d run in there any time I had a free minute and get on that wheel. I’d be covered with clay going to my different classes.” half was pottery, but you could see through a window to the back half where Greg was throwing pots,” Susie says. Because the kilns fire 12 hours a day, they decided to move their studio to their home and continued on page 70


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March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day! It may not be on any official calendar, but I say bring it on… let’s celebrate America’s favorite snack duo. Whether you prefer tortilla chips, potato chips or corn chips, there are dozens of dips to complement your snack of choice. But it’s not just about onion dip and ridged chips anymore. Another favorite dip is the hot cheesy one where you mix everything up, pour it into a dish and bake it until the cheese is melted, golden brown and bubbling. With a little leftover pizza sauce, you can turn that hot one into a cheesy Pizza Dip. And rather than the traditional small baking dish, use a large pie plate which allows for more toppings. Top this pizza dip with any of your favorite pizza toppings. This one is pretty basic, featuring my granddaughter Jillian’s favorites: Pepperoni, green pepper and olives. You might also try it with chicken and sautéed onions and mushrooms. Sausage and feta would be a great combination, too. Whichever toppings you use, you will find it addictively good and it will disappear far too quickly! Try it with toasted, garlic baguette slices… perfect beds for spoonfuls of melted, gooey, cheesy pizza goodness. Experiment with other versions of this dip using your favorite pizza topping combinations. 74 | Enjoy March 2013


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ingredients 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 cup mozzarella, grated ½ cup Parmesan, grated 1 - 1 ½ cup pizza sauce 2 - 3 oz. pepperoni, sliced 2 - 3 T green pepper, chopped or sliced 2 - 3 T black olives, sliced PREPARATION 1 | Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, ½ cup mozzarella and ¼ cup Parmesan, and spread it across the bottom of a large pie

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in the march spotlight African Children’s Choir

27th Annual Art Auction

March 3 < 7:30 pm laxson auditorium

March 15 < 5 pm Miner’s inn convention center

Twenty-four children’s voices lift in unison, their message undeniably clear. They are singing of hope, of love, and of world peace. From gospel and spiritual to folk and contemporary sounds, the Choir’s performance is a celebration of the rich culture and traditions of their African roots. For more information, visit www.chicoperformances.com.

Join Madrone Hospice for its exciting annual event.

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(YREKA)

Beautiful works of art will be on display and you’ll receive a fantastic dinner and great music. The best auctioneers in town will be there to take your bids. Tickets available from the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, Madrone Hospice or from any of the board members. Call 842-6200 for more information.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

(Anderson) Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Red Riding Hood

(Red Bluff)

March 9 < 3 PM and 7 pm State Theatre

Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Red Riding Hood are at 3:30 pm Monday, March 4, at the Vista Middle School gym on South Jackson in Red Bluff. Children cast for the show will continue rehearsing throughout the week at the State Theatre. A student art contest exhibit will be in the lobby. Adults $10 students $8 (9-17 yrs.) children $5. General seating. Doors open at 2 pm/6 pm. For more information, call (530) 527-1874. 80 | Enjoy March 2013

March 21, 22, 23 Anderson Union High School’s Performing Arts Center

Sundial Film Festival

(Redding)

March 9 < 1 -3 PM and 7 pm Cascade Theatre

The 1 pm show will feature student/ animated/assorted films. The premier show begins at 7 pm and will feature the best of festival and other winning films. Enjoy a festival pass for $20 for admission to both shows. For more information, visit www.sundialfilmfestival.com.

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Redhead Express & the Walker Family

The South Shasta County Children’s Chorus (SSCCC) cast contains more than 70 actors and actresses ranging in age from 7 to 17 years and representing 17 area schools. This classic Disney tale contains all the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as new songs from the Broadway hit show. Directed by Nancy Dutton, with assistance from co-directors Amy Hughes and John Truitt as well as choreographer Roni Grandell, this production is sure to warm your heart and set your soul to singing. For more information, visit www.sscya.org/ssccc.

(Redding)

March 13 < 7:30 pm Cascade Theatre

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From hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s, to country, originals, Irish, traditional, bluegrass and old time music, Redhead Express delights with tight harmonies and hard-driving instrumentals in their unique acoustic sound. For more information, visit www.shastalive.com.

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MARCH 2013

Anderson

March 21, 22, 23

• SSCCC production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr., Anderson Union High School, www.sscya.org/ssccc March 27 • Anderson Lean-N-Green Day, Volonte Park, 2600 Emily Drive, (530) 245-6639, www.healthyshasta.org

City of Shasta Lake

March 2 • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Intermediate, Margaret Polf Park, meet at restrooms near parking lot off Sacramento St. off Shasta Dam Blvd., trail is 1.4 miles total, www.reddingrecreation.org March 20 • Shasta Lake Lean-N-Green Day, Clair Engle Park, 1525 Median Ave., 9 am – 4:30 pm, (530)245-6639, www.healthyshasta.org

Cottonwood

March 2 • Rock & Roll for CASA, Cottonwood Community Center, 20595 Gas Point Road, 5 – 8 pm, (530) 241-0552 or (530) 347-1230 March 16-18 • Craig Johnson - No Resistance/Concept of Reining, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Road, (530) 357-2374, www.svqha.org or mjdunton4@sbcglobal.net March 30 • 8th Annual Tack Swap, Cottonwood Creek Equestrian, 18550 Evergreen Rd., 10 am to 2 pm, (530) 347-0212

Eureka

Through March 24 • “River as Home” exhibit, The Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St., (707) 442-0278 ext. 205, www.humboldtarts.org

Grass Valley

March 16 • A Day for Women, Grass Valley Methodist Church , 236 So. Church St., (530) 268-0942, mountaintreasures@hotmail.com

Mount Shasta

March 23 • Workshop series: Pruning Fruit Trees, Spring Hill Nursery & Gardens, 1234 Nixon Road, bring a chair, (530) 926-2565

Napa

March 23 • Napa Valley Elvis Festival, Napa Marriott Grand Ballroom, 3425 Solano Ave., 11:30 am, (707) 253-8600, www.eventbrite.com

Redding

Through March 28 • Walk with Ease, Caldwell Recreation Center, Caldwell Park, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am or 5:30 – 7 pm, (530) 225-4095, www.reddingrecreation.org Through March 30 • “Faces of Afghanistan,” North Valley Art League Carter House Gallery, (530) 243-1023, 48 Quartz Hill Road, nval@sbcglobal.net, www.nval.org March 1 • Karen Savoca, The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, 8 pm, www.oaksongs.org March 1-April 30 • Book signing with author Alexander-Randolph, Haven Art Shoppe & Studio 101, Sherven Square, 1348 Market St., havenartstudio.com 82 | Enjoy March 2013

March 2 • Mercy Medical Center Redding’s “Day of Dance for Heart Health,” The Atrium at Market Street Promenade, 1670 Market St., 1 – 4 pm, (530) 225-7779 • 2nd Annual Bagpipe Competition, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 9 am – 4 pm, (530) 241-7320, www.shastaartscouncil.org March 4 • Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding Awards and Recognition Luncheon, 12-1:30 pm, Holiday Inn, (530) 246-5739, www.sidowntownredding.com March 6 • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Advanced, Hornbeck Trail, meet at trailhead on Quartz Hill Road, goal is to see the waterfall, approximately 4 miles round trip, trail is rated easy, www.reddingrecreation.org March 7, 14, 21 • “ The Legacy, Legend and Lore of Women’s History in Shasta County” speaker series celebrates Women’s History Month, sponsored by Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave., 6 pm, (530) 242-3438 March 8 • Performing Arts Society, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 6 pm, (530) 241-7320, www.shastaartscouncil.org March 8 – April 13 • Gallery Show: Annual High School Juried Art Show, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., gallery hours: Tues. 11 am–5 pm; Sat. 11 am– 3 pm, reception on March 9, (530) 241-7320, www. shastaartscouncil.org March 9 • Cooking Class: Spring Chicken with Chef Pam Buono, That Kitchen Place, 975 Hilltop Drive, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, (530) 222-1160, www.tkpredding.com • Sulphur Creek Restoration Project, 10 am -2 pm, snacks provided, www.shastalandtrust.org • Second Saturday Art Night, 5 – 8 pm, (530) 241-7320, www.secondsaturdayartnight.org • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Intermediate, Arboretum Loop Trail, meet at Turtle Bay Museum Café, trail is a 1.4 mile loop, www.reddingrecreation.org March 10 • North State Symphony, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 2 pm, (530) 898-5984, symphony@csuchico.edu March 13 • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Advanced, Upper Salt Creek Trail, park and meet at trailhead parking lot at the corner of Lower Springs Road and Valparaiso Way, 2 miles one way, trail is rated easy, www.reddingrecreation.org March 15 • Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., 8 pm, www.oaksongs.org March 16 • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Advocacy Training, Win River Casino, 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, 8 am – 4:30 pm, (530) 710-8987, chear4children@gmail.com • Redding Improv Players, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 7:30 pm • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Intermediate, Turtle Bay East Trail, meet at the trailhead on North Bechelli Lane dead end, www.reddingrecreation.org

• Shasta Land Trust Grilling and Smoking Demo, 3-6 pm, www.shastalandtrust.org March 17 • Carillons and Simpson University Handbell Choirs perform Sounds of Bronze, St. James Lutheran Church, 2500 Shasta View Drive, 3 pm, (530) 275-4770 March 20 • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Advanced, Piety Hill Loop, 3.85-mile loop with extenders equaling about 4-mile trail, trail is rated easy and moderate, www.reddingrecreation.org March 23 • Shasta Stitchers Showcase, 10 am - 4 pm, Crafter’s Mall, 2665 Park Marina Dr., (530) 547-5104 • Cooking Class: Knife Skills Class with Jay from Wusthof, That Kitchen Place, 975 Hilltop Drive, 11 am – noon, (530) 222-1160, www.tkpredding.com • Cooking Class: Knife Sharpening with Jay from Wusthof, That Kitchen Place, 975 Hilltop Drive, 1 – 3 pm, (530) 222-1160, www.tkpredding.com • Vagina Monologues, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., 7 pm, (530) 690-5529, vdayredbluff@yahoo.com • Walking for Fitness and Adventure: Intermediate, Blue Gravel Mine Trail, meet at Canyon Creek Road, dirt parking lot, trail is 2¼ mile one-way, www.reddingrecreation.org • Spring Faire, Enterprise High School Main Gym, 3411 Churn Creek Road (south parking lot), 9:30 am – 3:30 pm March 28 • Redding Lean-N-Green Day, Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave., 9 am – 2 pm, (530) 245-6639, www.healthyshasta.org March 30 • Studio of Voice Vocal Workshop with Vocal Instructor Zachary Gordin, Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., (530) 515-7151 • Easter Egg Hunt on Fenwood Ranch, 2-5 pm, egg decorating, crafts, games and the Easter Bunny. www.shastalandtrust.org • MegaStar Financial is hosting a Texas Hold’em poker game to benefit Wings of Angels, Win-River Casino, 2100 Redding Rancheria Rd., (530) 221-7700 • Bowl for Sight Bowling Tournament, Country Bowl, 2615 Bechelli Lane, sign-ups at 10 am, bowling at noon, (530) 356-9588, enterpriselions.wordpress.com/club-activities/ fundraisers/bowl-for- sight/ Weaverville March 1, 2 • Jake Jackson Museum presents the 16th Annual Hammer-In, featuring great instructors, classes and demonstrations. www.trinitycounty.com March 2 • Chinese New Year Lion Dance at the Joss House performed by local youths, accompanied by drums and firecrackers, 11 am, www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=457 • Art Cruise in Historic Downtown Weaverville, 5-8 pm March 9 • Weaverville Rotary Chinese New Year Celebration, 6-9 pm, Veterans Memorial Hall, (530) 739-3699

Yreka

March 15 • Madrone Hospice Art Auction, Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 E Miner St., 5 pm, (530) 842-6200


Cascade Theatre

www.cascadetheatre.org

March 9 • Sundial Film Festival, 1 and 7 pm March 12 • In the Mood, a 1940s musical revue, 7:30 pm March 13 • Redhead Express and the Walker Family, 7:30 pm March 14 • Roots & Boots, 7:30 pm March 16 • A Touch of Classical Piano, 7:30 pm March 17 • Gordon Lightfoot, 8 pm March 19 • Dervish, 7:30 pm

Civic Auditorium www.reddingcivic.com

March 2-3 • Redding Breakfast Lions Gun and Antiques Show, 7 am March 5 • Jam Theatricals Presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 7:30 pm March 9-10 • Redding Home and Garden Show, 10 am March 14 • Jerry Seinfeld, 7 pm March 17 • A Conversation with Laura W. Bush, 3:30 pm March 23 • Jeans, Jewels & Jazz: Island Style Turtle Bay Auction 2013, 5:30 pm

El Rey Theatre www.jmaxproductions.net March 8 • Pauly Shore, 9 pm March 13 • Greensky Bluegrass, 8:30 pm March 16 • Floater, 9 pm

Laxson Auditorium www.chicoperformances.com

March 3 • African Children’s Choir: Peace through Dance & Song, 7:30 pm March 9 • Yuval Ron Ensemble: World Music, 7:30 pm March 14 • Lula Washington Dance Theatre: Jazz, Hip-Hop & Modern Dance, 7:30 pm March 16 • Rhythm of the Dance: National Dance Company of Ireland, 7:30 pm March 22 • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Native American Singer/ Songwriter, 7:30 pm

Sierra Nevada Big Room (Chico) www.sierranevada.com March 10 • Poor Man’s Whiskey, 7:30 pm March 14 • Remembering Doc Watson, 7:30 pm March 18 • Dervish, 7:30 pm March 25 • 18 South, 7:30 pm

Shasta District Fairgrounds www.shastadistrictfair.com

March 1-3 • Nor Cal Productions Sports Boat & RV Show March 9 • Festa Italiana, National Wild Turkey Federation

March 11 • Magic Palette March 15 • Anderson Explodes Bunko March 16 • Anderson Rotary Wild Game Feed March 22-24 • Popovic’s Productions Home Show Sleep Train Arena (Sacramento)

www.sleeptrainarena.com

March 9 • The Rock and Worship Roadshow featuring MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Tedashii, Kutless, Family Force 5, Luminate, Rhett Walker Band with Adam Cappa & Tim Timmons, 4:30 pm March 15 • Violin master Andre Rieu “And The Waltz Goes On” Tour, 8 pm, www.andrerieu.com

State Theatre www.statetheatreredbluff.com

March 9 • Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Red Riding Hood, 7 pm March 19 • Alexander Sevastian, 7:30 pm

Tehama District Fairgrounds www.tehamadistrictfair.com

March 1, 7, 14, 21, 29 • Shasta Team Penning — 2 Man Ranch Sorting March 2 • Tehama Firefighters Burn & Benevolent Fund Crab Feed March 2, 8, 9 • R B Outlaw Karts, www.rboutlaws.com March 6, 13 20, 24, & 27 • Brewer Roping March 10 • Northern-Cal Appaloosa Association Open All Breed Buckle Series — 3rd of 3 March 16-17 • Run2Win Productions — Barrel Racers • Gun Show March 21 • SERRF Highlights Show March 23 • North State Barrel Racers Spring Classic March 30 • Northern California Poultry Show

Weekday Mornings 5 - 10 AM

Turtle Bay Exploration Park www.turtlebay.org

Through April 13 • Famous Artist Portfolio Art Show: Contemporary Color and Shape Through April 21 • Tiny Footprints: Insect Art by Pamela Cole Through May 5 • Gowns to Gold Pans: 50 Years of Collecting Redding’s Art & History • West Coast Biennial: Juried Art Exhibition Through June 16 • Nano: The Science of Small Please e-mail your upcoming events to calendar@enjoymagazine.net. Event times and dates are subject to change without notice. Please check event phone number or website to verify dates and times. Enjoy Magazine is not responsible for any inconvenience due to event changes.

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RYAN SCHUPPERT

MADE IN THE

“It’s hard to define what an artist is to me. I’ve been building custom motorcycles for close to 10 years now, and that’s an art form to me.”

Ryan Schuppert

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ENJOY: How did you get started in metal art? RYAN: I started welding in 1998, and was always making little random things. A couple years ago, I came up with this heart and I put a photo on Facebook. People started asking about it, and it kind of went from there. ENJOY: How do you create a piece of metal art? RYAN: I’ll make the general outline of the shape first. Then I’ll start cutting out pieces of metal and tiling them on. Each piece gets colored individually before I weld them all together. It’s mostly iridescent paint, so you can see through it; I’ll do swirls or different textures on the metal, and you can see all the metal work underneath, so it gives it some depth. Each heart takes about three hours, and the general size is about two feet by two feet. ENJOY: You also own Cannonball Custom Cycles. How did you make the transition from creating motorcycles to creating metal art? RYAN: It flowed pretty seamlessly. That’s my medium of choice – metal, and steel in particular. It was an easy transition from motorcycle work to art metal work.

ENJOY: Where do you get your inspiration? RYAN: I just kind of let it come to me. I’ll pick a shape out, make a general outline of the metal, and just start collaging it together. If I’m making a single one at a time, it’s easy to be super creative. When I’m doing a run of five or six, it makes it a little more difficult, because I don’t want one to look like the one right next to it. I don’t really ever plan anything out; I just let it go, and whatever comes out, comes out. ENJOY: Where else is your work displayed, besides Enjoy the Store? RYAN: It’s at the Brown Dog Gallery in McCloud, and a place in Mount Shasta will soon be carrying a few pieces. A lot of my work is direct order, and I do commissioned custom work. I’ve been doing a lot of letters of people’s names, and some people have a random idea that they’d like in an artsy form, so I do a lot of that. I also do a lot of industrial styling metal furniture. • cannonballcustomcycles.com, or find “Metal Art and Furniture By Ryan Schuppert” on Facebook

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GIVING BACK

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PHOTOS: BETSY ERICKSON

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BY CLAUDIA MOSBY

L IFE IS A G IFT “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop

FOR A FEW HOURS EVERY WEEK, the Tabitha Quilters gather over colorful fabric splayed across tables and sewing machines in the Fellowship Hall at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding, where they work on projects threaded with love to be sent to others, both near and far. Some cut fabric strips, others blocks. Some machine-sew borders, others tie and finish by hand. While each has her own particular style, the end goal is the same: to bless others with quilts that offer warmth, comfort and love. Off to one side of the stage area stand four cupboards referred to as The Store, where all donated sewing machines, fabric and notions reside. Sometimes donated clothing finds its way into the mix, evident on a recent Thursday afternoon as Marj Brown cut into blocks a scrub uniform bearing a colorful animal print that would serve as the basis for her next project. “We find a use for everything,” says Colleen Lawson, a longtime seamstress and member of the group, which is one of many outreach ministries at the church. “When we get fabric we can’t use, we cut it into scraps and make stuffed dog beds that are donated to local animal rescue shelters,” adds member Sandy Weatherford. Last year, the group produced 269 quilts for organizations ranging from Shasta County Child Protective Services and the pediatric unit at Mercy Medical Center to the Red Cross, World Lutheran Relief and tornado survivors in the Midwest. When Weatherford’s granddaughter was in the neonatal intensive care unit at UC San Diego, her daughter took one of the quilts Weatherford had made for the baby to cover her incubator, but noticed many of the others were without blankets. “They can’t put the quilt in the bassinet,” Weatherford says, “but they drape it over the incubator to keep the bright lights out of the baby’s eyes.” How the group would make blankets for the 28 incubators on the unit was not in question. “There is no wrong way to make a quilt,” says member Barbara Grosch. “The only requirement is that it keeps a baby warm.” The 86 | Enjoy March 2013

uniqueness of each blanket is significant, because when the incubators are re-positioned, the quilt helps parents immediately identify which one contains their baby, Weatherford says. More recently, Colleen Lawson was inspired by the local news. “I heard that the opening of the Redding Veterans’ Home was going to be delayed,” says Lawson. “I said to my husband, ‘In that time, I could make a quilt for every veteran in the home!’” She and the others did just that. They started with a basic color pattern of red, white and blue and a design theme of stars, stripes and flags and let their imaginations guide them from there, completing 154 quilts in 176 days. Measuring approximately 36x60 inches, they are designed with multiple uses in mind. “We were already making quilts for residents of the Vistas,” says Grosch, “so we understood that some of them would be used with wheelchairs and others might be hung on the wall for decoration.” Founding member Leanna Austin says sometimes they started with a fabric square and looked for others to match it, and other times they used a block with an emblem representing one of the military branches of service as the centerpiece and then cut fabric they thought would go with it. Once completed, the church holds a blessing ceremony before the blankets are sent to recipients. For the veterans’ quilts, the church held a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day last November, which drew members from the community. “We didn’t expect to have that kind of reaction,” says Austin. “It was very emotional. When other people are blessed by what we do, we are blessed.” • Claudia Mosby is fascinated by the power of words to influence, inspire and heal. She became a freelance feature writer so she could tell people’s stories. She lives in the north state and leads workshops, classes and retreats on writing and wellness. Visit her website at www.writinginsideout.org.


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