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Arcata Main Street annual luncheon brings update on city issues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Local businessfolk enjoyed wild mushroom lasagna, salad and a summary of current events by Arcata leaders at the annual Arcata Main Street (AMS) luncheon in the Plaza View Room last Thursday afternoon. Dan Tangney, tireless AMS volunteer (and as of last week, chair of Arcata’s Planning Commission),

Growing Arcata Vets Hall hits headwinds

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Veterans Memorial Building and the organizations it houses continue to meet, eat, work, dream, improve and expand the venerable J Street facility. Friday night saw a lively meeting of American Legion Post 274 in the Great Hall, while downstairs in the Whiskey Locker canteen, the

Charlie Jordan, Northtown Books top honorees at Arcata Chamber Awards

Mad River Union ARCATA COMMUNITY CENTER – The Arcata Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Business Leadership Award Dinner at the Arcata Community Center Saturday, Feb. 24. Chamber membership determined the nominees and the winners, awarded for achievements in 2017. Charlie Jordan took top honors as Business Leader of the Year, decided by past winners of this

Arcata gets a State of the City report card

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone. The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling

Annual Business Leadership Awards dinner set for Feb. 24 at Arcata Community Center

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce ARCATA – Arcata’s personality is defined by its number of colorful, local businesses. From grocery stores to the movies, restaurants and manufacturers, Arcata businesses are dedicated to the community and making sure it thrives. It’s not easy being geographically isolated, and now that we’re feeling the stress of our

Legion, Chamber buzz in the Vets Hall beehive

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Capping a busy week at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, American Legion Post 274 held its monthly meeting Friday evening. As the meeting began, there was an empty seat with a patriotic place setting at the hall’s center in honor of the thousands of American soldiers missing

McKinleyville, Arcata statehood considered

STATE OF McKINLEYVILLE Due to greater public interest than initially anticipated, the venue for next week’s State of McKinleyville forum has been changed to Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville. The event, sponsored by the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Fifth District Supervisor Ryan

Arcata Chamber biz survey yields downtown recommendations – Plaza study sessions planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A recent survey of downtown businesses is producing additional views and ideas about the Plaza and environs in anticipation of some major city study sessions next month and in January on Arcata’s downtown. A number of advocacy groups are currently active, forwarding varied ideas for reforming downtown

Union Editorial: Beyond butcher paper activism

Arcatans are full of … ideas. Lots of them. Good ones, too. Unfortunately, none of them has improved conditions on the Plaza, at least not yet. Many, many, many meetings focused on the Plaza have taken place over the years. We’ve had them at City Hall, the D Street Neighborhood Center, the Community Center, the

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