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September/October 2017

Celebrate California’s Oldest Harvest Festival Johnny Appleseed Days October 7 & 8 businesses at artisanal and commercial booths, while serenaded by talented local musicians. Children and adults alike are enthralled with tales from Johnny Appleseed himself, and the children’s game plaza, is always a huge and happy hit. Johnny Appleseed Days 2017 welcomes its generous sponsors: B. Scott Hood,DDS, MS, Inc., Bobbi’s Boutique, Grocery Outlet, Wells Fargo Bank, Paradise Cinema 7, Stott Outdoor Advertising, Best Western Paradise Hotel, Black Bear Diner, Adventist Health Feather River, Blue Team Realty, Bobbi’s Boutique, Feather Canyon Retirement Community, Save Mart, Paradise Moose Lodge, Gary Bess Associates, Oroville Auto Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, KNVN Chico-Redding, KPAY 1290, Mix 95.1, The Blaze, and Northern Recycling and Waste.

By Monica Nolan Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


oin us on October 7 th and 8th at Terry Ashe Park in Paradise for the 129th Johnny Appleseed Days celebration! And if you’d like to get in on the fun beforehand, join the pie party to help bake the 1,000 apple pies that are the centerpiece of the fest. The pies will be baked with Paradise-grown Noble Orchard apples at the Paradise Moose Lodge. If you are handy with a peeler and a rolling pin, call the Chamber on 877-9356 to sign up. Pie baking is a three-day party that includes raffle prizes, catered lunch, and comradery. Sign up with your family, church group, service group, neighbors or by yourself. Since its earliest days and in its various permutations, this traditional fall fair had been a showcase for home grown produce and products of all kinds—from business to talent to local color. Local businesses will be out in force to offer information, demonstrations, promotional materials and gifts. Artisans and crafters from oth for all over the west will be on hand If you don’t have a bo with unique gifts for early Christys – Johnny Appleseed da mas shoppers and treasure seekers. DON’T WAIT! booths Johnny Appleseed Days is Space is limited and also a fundraiser for the Boys are going fast! & Girls Club of Paradise, the Paradise Rotary, the Pair-ODice Chapter of E. Clampus funds during the event as participating Vitus, California Vocations, Paravendors. The event itself draws visitors to dise Veterans Group, the Boy Scouts the Ridge, filling motels, restaurants, and and the many local organizations raising cash registers.

Photos courtesy of Mark Thorp and Glenn Harrington, Artist by Design

Johnny Appleseed Days has been proudly sponsored by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce since 1937. This event attracts local, regional, and out-of-state visitors and vendors to experience our unique home-town culture. Fest visitors feast on home-baked apple pie made with Paradise apples from Noble Orchard, the last remaining orchard on the Ridge. Festival attendees can purchase handicrafts and learn about area

Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail Dedication Ceremony



Terry Ashe Park • 6626 Skyway

Saturday, October 7, 10:00-5:00pm

Sunday, October 8, 9:00-4:00pm

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Chamber Seeks its 2018 Leadership Team

Chamber Directors are members in good standing of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce, working together to promote tourism, foster unity and pride, support judicious local government, cultivate balanced economic growth and create a favorable business climate. To nominate or be considered, please forward your nomination to Board President Pamela Teeter ( by Wednesday, October 11.

By Mark Thorp Membership/Events Coordinator, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce omp and circumstance will be the order of the day on Saturday, September 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paradise Community Park. Your Gold Nugget Museum’s Yellowstone Kelly Committee welcomes Paradise residents and visitors to celebrate a momentous occasion. With national, state, and local representation, Luther Sage Kelly, aka “Yellowstone Kelly,” will finally be recognized for his lifelong achievements and his residency here in our foothill community. The Paradise Memorial Trail will be rededicated as the Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail to create a fitting tribute to the pioneers of our Ridge community, including our trailblazers and the railroad that

Johnny Appleseed

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Historic Northern California Alliance™ This plaque, commemorating Paradise Pioneer Frances Breese, will be joined along the YK Trail with other plaques. For sponsorship information, contact the Gold Nugget Museum, 872-8722. transported us into the 20th century. Several memorials will be on exhibit. There will be a short tour of the trail project, with recognition of each pioneer family on placards illustrating their prominence in our area’s history. A hearty thank you to the Gold Nugget Museum, the Town of Paradise, the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Com-

merce, Paradise Rotary International, Adventist Health Feather River, and the numerous individual sponsors who have seen fit to recognize the accomplishments of those who came before us. The event is free, with refreshments available for a nominal fee. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to relax on the lush grass and watch history in the making.

Coldwell Banker Ponderosa Real Estate announces the creation of an Historic Northern California Alliance™. This new entity forms one of the largest independently owned Coldwell Banker franchises in Northern California, with real estate sales of over one billion dollars in volume. Companies will continue to operate under their long-standing brands and ownership, while the alliance will result in greatly expanded services including client relocation, referral networks, commercial brokerage, property management, agent and staff training. With offices from Redding to Lincoln, more

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Feasibility Report Identifies Options for Commercial District Wastewater Solution By Lauren Gill Manager, Town of Paradise


he Town of Paradise may be the largest city west of the Mississippi that is unsewered, meaning the 26,000 residents of Paradise are not served by a sewer system but rely on individual septic tanks. The sustainability of this situation is questionable, especially for the commercial areas of Paradise which have small lot sizes, poor soils and many failed septic systems. While the majority of residential areas can be sustained on septic with oversight and maintenance, the primarily commercial areas cannot continue to rely on septic systems alone for these reasons: 1. The Economy - A town cannot survive when businesses close, and new businesses are precluded from opening due to septic issues and failures. 2. The Environment - All septic systems fail eventually, and when they do they cause harm to the surrounding environment and ground water. 3. The Community - As a bedroom community, Paradise needs good restaurants, shops and small businesses for our community to thrive, and without a wastewater solution, it is difficult to maintain and attract these types of businesses in town. To address this critical issue, the Town was awarded a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to perform a

Feasibility Study and Alternatives Analysis to point the Town in the right direction for a wastewater solution. The Study recently concluded and the Final Report was presented to the Town Council in July. The Report is lengthy and comprehensive, and we encourage anyone with questions to please read the report for answers. Here is a very brief summary of the findings: ● Five options were studied and analyzed for the report: ◦ Local Treatment Plant with Effluent land application ◦ Local Treatment Plant with Surface Water Discharge ◦ Regional Connection to the City of Chico Water Pollution Control Plant ◦ Local Treatment Plant with Beneficial Reuse

◦ No project option

● Two options emerged from the study with the highest scores, and both will be pursued to the next phase Environmental Study: ◦ Regional Connection to the City of Chico Water Pollution Control Plant ◦ Local Wastewater Plant with Beneficial Reuse ● The cost for both options is too high. Paradise should pursue State and Federal Grants prior to District Formation Many residents have expressed concern over the potential change in the character

of the community. The desire for this project is not to make Paradise the next Chico, Roseville, or Sacramento. Should a project move forward, regardless of treatment method, a drastic change or growth in Paradise is not expected. The community should also rest assured that the process

will come to a vote of the people within the proposed district before moving to construction. The wastewater problem in Paradise has long been talked about and studied. It is the belief of this Town Council that the time to consider and plan for a solution is now.

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Your chamber has been communityminded from its very beginnings By Tonya Dale Cedar Creek Editor’s note: The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce marks its official 75th anniversary this year. While we may think of the Chamber as an organization to promote and support tourism as well as local businesses, through the years your Chamber has been an integral part of the entire community, always working to make Paradise a better place. Throughout this year we’ll highlight some of the lesser-known aspects of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce in articles in the Ridge Business Journal.


aradise, nestled in Northern California’s foothills, has been a “we’ll do it ourselves” community from its start. In the late 1930s, plentiful water, productive land and welcoming residents meant more people were discovering all that the Paradise Ridge had to offer. But, with no nearby agency or municipality to serve its needs, community members banded together to create its own Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s earliest minutes in 1934 show its members’ concerns for the entire community. Chamber members sponsored a Boy Scout Troop, erected a community Christmas tree, held community entertainment programs and built bus shelters for children. And all of this on dues of $4 a year! One year later the chamber expanded its influence by opening up membership to nearby Ridge communities. The Paradise and Allied Communities Chamber of Commerce then included members from not just Paradise but also Magalia, Optimo, DeSabla, Lovelock and Stirling City. The power of similar-minded community members banding together allowed the Chamber to accomplish much over the years: • Determined location and placed stop signs for community safety. • Sponsored a Campfire Girls group. • Lobbied in 1935 with PG&E on behalf of residents to assure more reliable electric service with the installation of a second power line to the community. • Worked with Pacific Bell (phone company) to designate calls from Paradise and to Chico and Oroville as “local” and not “long distance,” resulting in much lower bills for Ridge residents. • Took a lead role in assuring the community’s fire protection, receiving bids for hose and a fire truck in 1935 and then worked with the county fire warden to build a modern fire house. • Evaluated and prioritized needed road improvements.

• Purchased 20 acres of productive olive orchard in 1941 dedicated for some future community use. Directors parceled off six acres for the recreation district’s swimming pool (off Recreation Drive) in 1956 and the remainder to the newly-organized Paradise Unified School District in 1959 (now the campus area for Paradise Intermediate School). • Took a lead role in a community-wide tuberculosis chest x-ray drive in 1953, combining it with an informal regional census. Chamber members helped coordinate the effort, involving dozens of community volunteers. Local media dubbed this as “A double benefit—TB X-ray and Paradise Census—be sure to enroll.” More than 3,150 area residents had chest x-rays in the drive to eliminate tuberculosis. Provided a place for residents to obtain services from the county health department, DMV and unemployment benefits until those agencies could create their own offices on the Ridge.

Created a community-wide celebration highlighting local farm products; the event was originally known as the Paradise Fall Festival and is now Johnny Appleseed Days. Coordinated the design and erection of large signs welcoming visitors to Paradise, including the 1950s iconic “May You Find Paradise to Be All its Name Implies” version located along “new Skyway.” Surveyed community members in 1973 to ascertain community feelings about possible incorporation with more than 5,350 surveys returned and tabulated. Conducted a three-year community Seedling Tree Program as a Chamber fundraiser as well as beautification effort. Promoted Paradise through the decades through creation and distribution of community maps, visitor guides and coordination with media sources. As written in a July 1952 article in “Lifetime Living” magazine: “It’s there, at about the 2,000-foot level, that a remarkable town called Paradise is undergoing a strange new rush to the Mother Lode, a rush for happiness in retirement…” Lobbied continuously for a “shortcut” route to Chico, rather than the circuitous Neal Road route. The Skyway was opened for traffic in 1950.

2018 will be the 13th Annual Chocolate Fest! VISIT OUR BOOTH at JOHNNY APPLESEED DAYS • Buy a Cookbook (while they are still available) • Pick up an application to be the next Chocolate King or Queen! • Vendor and Volunteering information too! Paradise Chocolate Fest was recently honored at the California State Fair as one of the top Food Festivals in California! Helping Kids on the Ridge!

Mon.-Thur. 9-5, Fri. 9-12

with private scheduled appointments in the afternoon

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Party in the Park Celebrated By Monica Nolan Executive Director, Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce


arty in the Park Music & Marketplace 2017 thanks the business and community partners who share Paradise Chamber’s mission to sustain a vibrant local economy. A hometown summertime celebration, Party in the Park 2017 welcomed vendors, exhibitors, entertainment, and sponsors. Community collaboration and contributions in the form of funding, volunteer coordination and labor, promotion, and a wide variety of support from booth holders and attendees sustain and enhance this well-loved event. The Chamber partners with Adventist Health Feather River and The Town of Paradise for a summertime celebration, drawing hundreds of Ridge residents and visitors for evenings out in the park to enjoy the fact that “It’s Cooler Up Here” Artisan sponsor Paradise Hearing & Balance Clinics, Inc. made it possible to welcome local artisans at a special no-risk rate, and Kids Zone sponsor YourCableStore. com provided funding for a pop-up kids’ creative craft center. Additional Sponsors were: Blue Team Realty Meehos Century 21 Select Real Estate, Patty G. McKee, Realtor®

Many thanks to our weekly volunteer staff: California Vocations, Candace Mays-Keillor, Town of Paradise Public Works Manager Mike Houdek, The Ridgeview Rangers, and Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce directors, members and volunteers. See you next summer at the park!

Immediate Care: Immediate Care Medical Center was among the generous sponsors bringing this well-loved event to the community.

Wells Fargo Bank

For 20 years, Party in the Park Music and Marketplace has welcomed the community for a free summer concert series and celebration of Ridge culture.

Immediate care Medical Center Atria Paradise

Photos courtesy of Glenn Harrington, Artist by Design Generous Sponsorship from YourCableStore. com provided a Kids’ Zone, staffed by local organizations providing activities and games.

Paradise Hearing & Balance Clinics made it possible to welcome our local artisans at a special rate.

“We Make Friends by Accident!” A N D 119 Pearson Road Paradise • 872-5627

795 B Elliott Road Paradise • 762-7018

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its 20th Year! Opening Day October 2nd! Volunteers from California Vocations are indispensable in staging the weekly fest, and also operated the Simple Gesture booth each week.

Fall Specials

Pumpkin Pie Truffles Caramel Apples & Pumpkin Seed Brittle


Handcrafted Gourmet Chocolates

• Truffles • Chocolate Crunch • English Toffee • Salty Stout Caramels • Beer Brittle • Fudge & Divinity

We ship anywhere in the U.S. 1183 Bille Road, Paradise • 872-9167 Local dance groups were among the intermission acts taking stage each week.

Monday-Friday 10-5:30 Saturday 10-5

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Fall Ribbon Cuttings All are welcome at Chamber Ribbon Cuttings and mixers. Leave work on time and bring a handful of business cards and your elevator speech, or grab a friend and come and learn more about your local businesses. Thursdays, 5:30p.m. unless otherwise noted. Now scheduling fall ribbon cuttings, spotlights, and mixers; contact Monica at 877-9356 or

Chamber and community members celebrated the Grand Opening of the newly refurbished St. Nicholas Church Parish Hall at 5872 Oliver Road. For rental information, contact 877-7006 or visit

Chari Bullock Real Estate Team 5350 Skyway Paradise (530) 872-6818

Explore Butte County

P.O. Box 2154, Chico (209) 298-2956

Paradise Veterans Group 6550 Skyway 680-6430

Paradise Animal Shelter Helpers (PASH) is a group of dedicated volunteers who give hundreds of hours each year to help the Shelter animals with their needs. Find out more by visiting PASH online at or call 873-3061.

Atria Paradise hosted a morning mixer for Chamber and community members to get acquainted and network. For a full calendar of Chamber activities, visit

June/July/Mid-August Renewing Members Business

Vallyn Solutions, the only staffing agency on the Ridge, celebrated its grand opening. Contact Vallyn Solutions for Payroll, Staffing & Bookkeeping for Your Business. 693 Fir Street, 872-0948 or online at Photo Courtesy of Mountain Thyme Photography

Backyard Solutions is a resource center for key elements for your backyard, including jacuzzi hot tubs, sunsetter awnings, green mountain pellet grills, garden accents, pool, pond, and spa supplies. Visit 5475 Skyway, next to Ferguson R.V Sales. (530) 521-3112.

Member Since

M&S Wesley Tree Service 2011 Paradise Ridge Senior Center 1997 Sierra-Hall, Paradise 2007 Lava Creek Golf and Disc Course 2005 BNI Business Networking International - Paradise 2007 Sophia’s Thai Cuisine 2010 Bare on the Ridge 2015 Paradise Community Guilds 2011 Michael Viale, DDS 2015 Paradise Chapel of the Pines 1986 Eye Life Institute 2011 Newton-Bracewell Cremation & Funeral Services 1999 Joy Lyn’s Candies 2002 The Screen & Window Shop 2011 Our Savior Lutheran Church 2001 Paradise Adventist Academy 2003 The Salvation ArmyService Center Paradise 1994 Paradise Community Chorus 2016 Paradise Ridge Post-Acute 2009 Five Star Mini-Storage 2010 Paradise Direct Web Services 2010 United Country Johnson Real Estate 1987


Member Since

Immediate Care Medical Center 1995 Made In Paradise 2006 Sierra Central Credit Union 1984 Casa De Paradiso 1993 A Stitch Above Embroidery & Shirt Printing 2013 Century 21 Select Real Estate Inc., Sue Mawer 2008 The Organic Salon Project 2016 Edward Jones Investments- Shannon Hurte 2011 Digital Print & Design 2014 Sweeney & Selland Insurance Services 2014 SCORE 2002 Green Paradise Deli Cafe 2014 Pip Printing & Marketing Services 1980 Thomas Ace Hardware 1989 Repurpose By Design 2015 Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPAs 1976 Green Machine Monthly Yard Service 2011 Century 21 Select, Patty G. McKee, Realtor® 2014 Feather Canyon Retirement Community 2000 Pair-O-Dice Chapter E.Clampus Vitus 2015 Dove’s Gypsy Heart Boutique 2012 Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. 2011

Beans of Paradise produces Locally Micro Roasted Fair Trade Organic Coffee, and also serves Thai Tea, Hot Chocolate and Italian Soda at local Farmers Markets. Find out more and order coffee at Photo courtesy of Glenn Harrington, Artist by Design


Exp. Dec. 31, 2017

Exp. Dec. 31, 2017

Editors: Monica Nolan, Carol Peterson Advertising: Jill Williams Production/Layout: Jeri Luce

5550 #1 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95967 • 530.877.9356 Fax 530.877.1865 • e-mail:

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For full listings and updated information, visit

ONGOING Paradise Elks Bingo

Every Sunday, Doors Open 1:30pm

Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico (Behind the Elks’ Lodge)

Local Artists & Jewelry Show

Paradise Elks Lodge, 1100 Elks Lane, Grand Hall, rear Saturday, September 9, entrance Proceeds support Elks 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Paradise Elks Grand Hall, 1100 Elk charities. 877-3977. Lane, Paradise Admission $5. Gayle Folsom (530) 327 7259 “Tinsel Town Tuesdays” Every Tuesday, 2pm

Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733

Paradise Host Lions Club

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:45pm

Cozy Diner, 6371 Skyway

Tai Chi with Pyramid Michael Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 7:00pm

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 588-0522

Open Mikefull

Wednesdays, 7 to 10pm

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive, 877-4995

Paradise Town Council Meeting

Second Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Town Hall, 5555 Skyway Dina Volenski, Town Clerk, 872-6291

Paradise Rotary

Every Thursday Noon for lunch

Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive

SHOR Annual Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction Thursday, September 14 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Paradise Alliance Church (CMA) 6491 Clark. Sojourners Home on the Ridge, $25. Erica 872-1162

Open MIC Night at DeSabla Grange Friday, September 15, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

DeSabla Grange, 15247 Skyway, Magalia. Nicole Lawhun, 774-5529

Butte College’s 50th Anniversary Community Celebration Saturday, September 16, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Butte College Main Campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, 895-2324

18th Annual Unity in Diversity Festival

Saturday, September 16, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Breakfast at De Sabla Guild

Norton Buffalo Hall, 5704 Chapel Drive Free. Gwen Nordgren, 327-7007

15247 Skyway, Magalia

2nd Annual Zumbathon to End Alzheimer’s

Every 2nd Saturday! 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Radioland’s Fall Fantasia presented by TOTR

Thurs., Fri., Sat. thru Sept. 30, 7:30PM curtain Sunday Matinees September 17, 24, Oct. 1, 2:00 PM curtain

Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Paradise Elks’ Lodge, 1100 Elk Lane Jan, 877-3977 or Shell, 877-3977.

Yellowstone Kelly Theatre on the Ridge, 3735 Neal Road Heritage Trail Dedication Ceremony Tai Chi at Feather Canyon Saturday, September 23, Every Thursday, 9:00am

Feather Canyon Retirement Community, 5900 Canyon View Drive

Friends of the Library Book Sale Alternate Saturdays

Paradise Library, 5922 Clark Road Book Sale hours 10:00am to 3:00pm except holiday weekends and months with a 5th Saturday

Dinner at the DeSabla Guild Every 4th Saturday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

15247 Skyway, Magalia, http://facebook,DeSablaGuild

september Days of Living History September 9 - 10, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Road

Summerfest Chico

Saturday, September 9, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Paradise Community Park, Black Olive and Pearson

Fall Fling with Big Mo

Saturday, September 23, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The PLaCe at Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive Fundraiser sponsored by Paradise Ridge Democrats. Gwen Nordgren, 327-7007

Havana Nights

September 23, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Palms, 2947 Nord Ave, Chico Tickets $75.00 online,  aheinrichs@ 

Strides for Diabetes 5k Run/ 3k Walk and Prevention Fair Sunday, September 24, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Paradise Community Park, Black Olive and Pearson Adult Run - $25 Adult Walk - $15

Teen Run / Walk - $5, 12 years & under free w/Adult registration. Feather River Health Foundation, 876-7166.

Paradise Big Band September 24, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OCTOBER Johnny Appleseed Days

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Paradise Senior Center, Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway 877 Nunneley Road B.Y.O.B. Shakes and sodas on sale. FREE admission. Continuous entertainment both days. mon$10 pp. 877-1733, 877-9356 Quota’s BBQ Tri Tip

Dinner “To Go” or Eat In” Thursday, September 28, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Elks Fizz Breakfast Sunday, October 8, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Paradise Ridge Senior Center, Grand Hall, Elks Lodge 877 Nunneley Road Benefitting the Boys and Girls 1100 Elk Lane, Paradise clubs. $10.00 or $36.00 family/4. 8th Annual Dutch Oven Carol, 521-4027.

Dinner with the Doctor September 28, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Saturday, October 14, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gold Nugget Museum, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 502 Pearson Road 6404 Pentz Road Gates open 10:00 am, Cook Off Dinner $12 pp, dinner reserva- judging 1:30 pm. 521-1984. tions required. Lecture at 6:30, free. 876-7154 Murder Mystery Theater

Pizza & Pasta Night

Friday, September 29, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

October 22, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road Tickets $25 thru 9/30. $30, 10/1 thru day of performance.

Paradise Elks Grand Hall, 1100 Elk Lane Buffet dinner, Dancing 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM. Adults $12, children Arlan Hudson Make a 6-12 $6, 5 & under free. 877-3977 Difference Day

Bare on the Ridge 4th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, September 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, October 27, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Various locations in Paradise. Bidwell Park Golf Course, Chico For more information or a list $80 pp – inc. green fee, cart, tee of project, contact Garrison bag, lunch. Anne, 873-6623 or an- Chaffee at (707) 694-4521.

briefs, from page 1 than 300 Coldwell Banker sales associates will continue to provide local service with a national high-tech reach. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the oldest national real estate brand and franchisor in the United States, with a global network of 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 49 countries and territories with more than 88,000 affiliated sales professionals. For more information or interview opportunities, contact Steve Craft, Broker/CoOwner at info@ccproperties. com or 530.221.9604.

Ridge Fitness for Women Welcomes New Instructor

requested by the County. When selected for a specific study or audit, GBA will assist county officials in evaluating and assessing the performance of various county departments or funded programs and organizations, as well as providing recommendations for changes in procedures and structure to improve organizational efficiency and efficacy. LA County provides funding and support services for many of the non-profits GBA works with in southern California. GBA looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the continual improvement of County services and departments.

Pam Hartley of Joy Lyn’s Candies named to Board of Directors Ridge Fitness for Women offers of RCI popular workout opportunities designed to give every woman a customized workout as well as new Cardio Dance and Balance classes-- fun events included with all memberships! Ridge Fitness welcomes Joanna Gutierrez to its team. A 30-year veteran of the Town of Paradise, Joanna is the retired Town Clerk. Enthusiastic and energetic, she is active in the community with many interests including President of The Friends of the Library, and recent Chocolate Queen Candidate. Those wishing to experience “Your Gym Your Way” may mention this article and get a free week! Call 876-1087 for more information.

Pizza & Pasta Halloween Night

Friday, October 27, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

Grand Hall, Paradise Elks’ Lodge, 1100 Elk Lane. Buffet dinner & dancing to Rev-Atomics, Halloween costume contest.

Atria Paradise, 1007 Buschmann Road

RSVP the number of guests to Shell 872-3344. Passages Caregiver “An Apple A Day” Support Group Apple Social

Second Thursday of every Friday, September 15, month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Low Vision Support Group Every third Monday, 1:30 PM

World Gratitude Day

Thursday, September 21, 11:00 AM

50’s & 60’s Karaoke

Hosted by Eye Life Institute, Party Thursday, September 28, 872-3344

Grandparents’ Day Champagne Brunch

Sunday, September 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Happy Hour with The House Cats September 28, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Feather Canyon Retirement Community 5900 Canyon View Drive Nikki Nance, 877-2207 Southern Gospel Duo Rich & Judy Cottingham

Live Music: Jennifer Dogey

Saturday, September 16, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Saturday, September 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Eagle Eyes Low Vision Support Group

Oktoberfest Celebration

September 20, 2:00-3:00 PM

Happy Hour Starring Greg Baron

Friday, September 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tropical Paradise Luau

Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

RSVP no later than 9/19

traditions and trends. One of the sweetest festivals on the west coast, Paradise Chocolate Fest was featured among the “Best of California.” For more information about the Paradise Chocolate Fest visit or call 530/342-4896.

Blue Zone - Coming Soon to Paradise

In 2005, National Geographic published “The Secret of Living Longer” which identified 5 zones around the world as having high concentrations of centenarians. Author Dan Buettner wondered if Blue Zones could be created and thus began “The Blue Zones Project.” A group of local folks want to add Paradise to the 39 cities across the nation that have embraced healthier living. The Blue Zones Project is about making healthier choices easier so that they become an almost unnoticeable part of our lifestyle. Nine commonalities were identified among the original five Blue Zones: Moving Naturally, Having a Purpose, Eating Wisely, Belonging to a Tribe or Community. Among the Blue Zone assets already in place in our community are the sidewalk/bikelane projects, the Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail, Adventist Health Feather River, the Paradise Guild’s Community Garden, our Farmers’ Markets and Party in the Park. For more information, watch this space or visit

Pam Hartley, co-owner of Joy Lyn’s Candies was recently named to the Board of Directors of the International Trade Association of Retail Confectioners International (RCI), a trade association serving the chocolate and confectionary industry since 1917. The organization develops candy-making and business skills through educational resources, events, tradeshows, and international travel to candy makers across the globe.   Pam & Bill Hartley have been members of RCI since 2000 when they bought Joy Lyn’s Candies (founded in 1969). Pam is honored to bring her Northern California perspective to this world-renowned international Paradise Veterans GBA Selected for board of directors.  Group Studies of LA County Paradise Veterans Group is a band Agencies of veterans assembled to discuss Gary Bess Associates has been Paradise Chocolate current events and help out our selected for inclusion on the Los Fest is ranks in the community. PVG represents: Angeles County Department of “Best of California” VFW – Veterans Of Foreign the Auditor-Control preferred at Cal Expo! Wars/Auxiliary (for women vendor list for contract studies The State Fair showcases the who served in foreign wars.) “Best of the Golden State” and and audits. GBA will be one of or spouses. a small number of consultants celebrates California’s achievements, industries, agriculture, American Legion - Military invited to submit proposals to service with at least one day perform these services when and the diversity of its people,

Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Senior Services Fair

Thursday, October 5 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Halloween Bash starring Randall Dighton October 27, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Trick or Treat

October 31, 3 PM - 5 PM

of active military duty during certain dates. DAV - Disabled American Veterans or individuals who have served and are applying/or have applied for VA disability. PVG will make every effort to help you with make contact with the people who can help with your needs: 1) Gain access to prior medical/service records while in the military. 2) Gain access to computers, WI-FI, or file for VA Disability, continued education, applications for emergency funds, continue camaraderie with people who served/spouses of those who served. 3) Member Discounts 4) Opportunities to help: volunteer hours, and support local youth. 6550 Skyway, Paradise, vet., (530) 327-9126

New Chamber Volunteer

The friendly new face you might see at Paradise Chamber belongs to Sonja DeBrunner. A Paradise resident of more than 20 years, Sonja retired from Butte County. When not enjoying the company of her two children and 3 grandchildren, Sonja expresses her love for Paradise by volunteering with St. Nick’s Church and De Sabla Guild.

PASH Needs Your Input!

Paradise Animal Shelter Helpers (PASH) is conducting a survey concerning local animal shelter awareness and needs. If you are a Paradise resident we would greatly appreciate your participation in our short survey. Responses will be strictly confidential. The survey will close on October 7th, so please give us your input now! To participate, visit .

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