Abundant proof that Trinidad is the best place

Tastin' Trinidad comes to Saunders Park on Janis Court and Patrick's Point Drive on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

TrinidadTidingsSponsored by the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, the event showcases local restaurants, wine makers, brewers and caterers at what they do best. Play Bocce Ball. Listen to the tunes of For Folks Sake.

Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for children aged seven to 13 and free for kids under six. All are welcome. For more information, call (707) 677-1610 or email Executive Director Melissa Zarp at mzarp@trinidadcalif.com.

Discover Trinidad Sign on 101

The original Discover Trinidad sign on U.S. Highway 101 southbound was built in the 1950s by Trinidad Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers have struggled with upkeep for years, the original sign having been held up by multiple repairs and paint jobs.

Recently, Mitch Ward of Dovetail Construction assessed what was needed and put a team together to reinforce the sign, installing new wood and lettering provided by Eureka High Woodworking Shop. Over three weekends, four volunteers, Nate Howe, Jamie Gonzago, Mitch Ward and Chris Babot, completely rehabilitated the sign.

Best of Humboldt

Congratulations to Moonstone Crossing Winery for being chosen as Best Winery and Best Wine in the latest Best of the North Coast Times-Standard awards. Trinidad Head was selected as Best Day Hike and Moonstone Beach as Best Place to Take a First Date. Trinidad was voted the Best Vista That Never Gets Old.

Sunset Magazine

Luffenholtz Beach is pictured on the cover of the latest Sunset magazine cover (although it is labeled su2014-08-22-recap-thumbMoonstone Beach). Photographs of “Secret Coves and Uncrowded Beach Towns” are shown inside along with a variety of North Coast attractions.

“The trees are taller. The beaches are wider. And there’s no one here but you. Here’s how to get lost on California's last stretch of untamed coast,” reads the heading of the story by Daniel Duane with stunning photographs by Erin Kunkel.

If you witness more beachcombers and hikers this fall, they may have seen this story.

Jazz, Coastal Art and Rummage

The fifth show in the Westhaven Center for the Arts (WCA) Jazz Series hosted by the RLA trio will be jazz poet Doc Stull on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Doc Stull, Ph.D., is a published author and teacher of kinesiology at HSU. He’s also known in local sports circles for his show Sports Today and In the Day heard daily on ESPN radio. He hosts a classic literature show on KHSU, which has run since 1994 and he reviews jazz books on the New Books Network.

“He'll have you contemplating the meaning of the universe while laughing out loud,” reads his biographical notes. Admission is $5 to $10 sliding scale and refreshments will be available.

“The Ocean and Me” is the show on view through October. It features the winning entries in the California Coastal Commission statewide Children’s Art and Poetry Contest, The California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest and the Lighthouse Art Contest for students at Trinidad School. Beautiful work.

Joli Einem is planning another Rummage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WCA. Don’t drop off donations without making prior arrangement with Joli at (707) 834-2479. Reserve your own table, or donate your treasures to the WCA.

Visit westhavencenter.org to find out about yoga, painting and Tai Chi schedules. Art in Progress continues with Resident Artist Toni Magyar on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sundays at the same time, listen to Music in Progress with Resident Musician Tim Breed.

Amy Taylor at Trinidad Art

Amy Taylor's appealing stained glass work inspired by sunsets, wave action and light in nature are featured at Trinidad Art, corner of Trinity and Parker Streets, this month.

Amy, raised in Casper between Fort Bragg and Mendocino, tested out of high school as a sophomore and majored in art at HSU. She traveled to the British Isles, Asia, Spain and Australia, met her husband, owner of Atlas Engineering, on the way home, and now is mother to two children.

She turns out beautiful glass work.  See it at the gallery, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call (707) 677-4590 for information.

Big Lagoon School’s Exciting Week

Big Lagoon School started the fall semester with two guest speakers.

Former Trinidad postman and storyteller Paul Woodland visited the school with a program called Stronger Than You Think about facing challenges and difficulties and rising above them.

Cory Brown and Marika Ramsden of Team SOS from Schools of Sustainability told the students about cycling the California coast, connecting with schools by teaching sustainability and creativity. Students were encouraged to be part of the journey by participating in filming their own documentary  ideas and projects about being good stewards of the earth. Find out more by visiting schoolsofsustainability.com.

Military Veterans to be Honored

Trinidad Museum is planning its second Honoring Veterans exhibit of photographs in November. Last year’s exhibit was a popular one, with visitors learning much about Trinidad veterans who had served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

This year, Trinidad veterans who served in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored as well. Photographs of armed services members will be featured. For information, call exhibit coordinators Jill Mefford at (707) 677-0355 or Allie Lindgren at (707) 677-3520.

Trinidad Museum is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Email Patti at baycity@sonic.net.

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