EARTH DAY Food & Wine 2013
LET IT BE Templeton Rock ballet
Paso's newest tack store takes stock
FOOD & WINE
Living the North County country lifestyle is easy at The Tack Room Jennifer Best
he North County prides itself on its Western heritage, from the grapes introduced by the padres to the cowboys who still bring in the herds. Paso Robles' newest riding and farm supply store, The Tack Room, celebrates that country life with new and used supplies for the horseman, cowhand and working country folk. Owners Kathy Rutsky and Laurie Ridgeway opened The Tack Room doors on Saturday, March 16 in the Lowe’s Shopping Center on Golden Hill Road just off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles.
Their initial stock includes a selection of farm supplies from dog and cat food to English and Western tack, helmets and veterinary supplies to trailside first aid necessities. "We're here for people who love horses, but who can't afford to have them, which is most of us," said Ridgeway . The paint was barely dry, and decorating had just begun when friends and neighbors stopped by for a preview party late last month. Local artist Whitney Milby was eyeing the blank walls where her oil and acrylic horse paintings would soon hang. "Ultimately, I want to offer See TACK pg. 5
UNCORK THE FUN Photo by Hayley Thomas
Owners Kathy Rutsky and Laurie Ridgeway opened The Tack Room doors late last month in the Lowes Shopping Center on Golden Hill Road just off Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Their initial stock includes a selection of farm supplies from affordable dog and cat food to English and Western tack, helmets and veterinary supplies to trailside first aid necessities.
Bianchi & cupcakes (pg. 7)
Building brighter futures Let’s get ‘Bee Wise’ ‘College Trips’ business helps local students forge pathway to success
The buzz on honey bees and all their benefits
WATER WISE Planting tips (pg. 3)
LOOKING FORWARD — Paso Robles and Templeton High School students explore Pepperdine University during a recent College Trips tour.
ll Vacaville High School athlete Aaron Cantrell knew for sure was that he would recieve a sports scholarship upon graduation. As a star wrestler, several universities
were looking to recruit him. Subsequently, Cantrell was invited on five recruitment trips — including one to Stanford, which he found to be too intimidating to accept — and ended up choosing Cal Poly — because it provided nice ac-
BUSY — Honey bees live up to a “busy standard” for good reason: The insects travel thousands of miles visiting numerous flowers to make just a few pounds of honey.
See COLLEGE TRIPS pg. 6
ees tend to illicit unease and fear in people. For Bren Randolph, it’s just the opposite. Randolph strives to create sanctuaries for “wayward bees.” Randolph is still new to the beekeeping world — he has only been working in it for a year — but one
would never guess. Randolph enjoys his hobby of honey bees because he understands the value of their presence. “If there are no bees left, we have four years left of the human race,” he said. Randolph started beekeeping after a swarm relocated into his owl box. See BEES pg. 4
PAPPY’S Menu boasts killer seafood & more (pg. 4)
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