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OysterFest to feature Lagunitas, Redwood Curtain and SeaQuake beers

OysterFest to feature Lagunitas, Redwood Curtain and SeaQuake beers

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA –The OysterFest beer-broglio has either been resolved, or just gotten worse. But in any case, attendees at this weekend’s 28th Annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival will have a choice of delicious, thirst-slaking beers from three breweries – one hyperlocal, one regional and one regional/multinational. First reported by John

This year’s OysterFest kicks off Saturday with a party at the Vets Hall

Arcata Main Street ARCATA VETS HALL – Join Arcata Main Street for Oysters! Oysters! and more fresh Oysters at the Oyster Festival Kick Off Party Saturday, May 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, 1425 J St.  A fresh oyster reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.  Local oyster

Historic pact ends all Plaza problems forever

ECLECTIC COALITION Arcata, April 1 – The Plaza should be a far more agreeable place from now on, now that all major stakeholders have signed a peace treaty. Titled as the “Contract for Arcata,” the agreement dictates standards for courteous behavior on the town square. In a Friday morning ceremony, above, the “Stop being a Poopy

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

Arcata Main Street announces 28th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival

Arcata Main Street ARCATA – Arcata Main Street invites our communities to the 28th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival on the historic downtown Arcata Plaza on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. The annual Oyster Festival event is a celebration of our Humboldt Bay, where we take a particular focus on water health and aquaculture.

Downtown desires detailed in run-up to epic Feb. 21 Plaza meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whatever the Plaza looks like five years from now, no one can say they weren’t asked for their ideas on how to shape it. Some major questions are on the table about Arcata’s town square: How can we make it more inviting and less frightening? Should cannabis

Arcata Main Street releases downtown cannabis survey results

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Downtown business advocacy organization Arcata Main Street (AMS) has released the results of a recent member survey asking about possible cannabis sales downtown. The City of Arcata is developing a retail cannabis ordinance, one which could allow adult use sales in various kinds of retail establishments. Currently,

Letters to the Editor, December 22, 2017

Keep statue, remove name Great importance is being placed on the bronze sculpture, placed on elevated pedestal on the Plaza. I feel strongly that memorializing an individual that caused serious harm is a bad practice. I also believe that a beautiful bronze statue is strong statement of the value of art in our community. I

Holiday and other events coming up

Mad River Union NOHUM – The Holiday Open House is a feature of Arcata Main Street’s Season of Wonder and Light. During the Open House, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Plaza, enjoy art, complimentary horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cider, stilt-walking elves, caroling, theatrical performance and a very

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