Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Master Gardeners, Moore And More At Breakfast In Bayside, Sunday, July 18

Bring the family to Breakfast in Bayside on Sunday, July 18, between 8 a.m. and noon at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Road. The gourmet breakfast features sourdough multi-grain pancakes, chicken apple sausage, scrambled eggs, scrambled tofu, yogurt, fruit of the season, Sacred Grounds organic coffee, teas, milk, orange juice, hot chocolate and Mad River Farm jams and local sauces. This healthy breakfast fare combines with live music, and lively conversation for an entertaining morning.

Red Pandas Shifu And Sumo Debut At The Zoo – July 6, 2010

Red pandas are found in the mountain forests of Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar (Burma) in Western Asia and are an endangered species. Sadly, they are nearly extinct in the western part of their range because their forest home is being sacrificed to development. Their beautiful red fur is also coveted for clothing decoration in some cultures. Today, there are thought to be fewer than 2,500 Red pandas remaining in the wild.

Grog Glugged, Buds Chugged, Synapses Nulled, Enstupidation Process Complete – July 6, 2010

• Tuesday, June 14 2:21 a.m. The alley behind a downtown hardware store serves the spillover crowd from the Carport of Mystery, Adventure and Romance, a popular venue for any manner of after-hours recreational activities, just a stumble away from the donut shop. These pastimes range from fragrant joint operations to freestyle saxophone serenades, unique innovations in animal husbandry and downtown’s usual unceasing drunkard overture. This night, the spittle-splattered asphalt glimmered and twinkled amid shadows cast by clenched fists listlessly swung more or less in the direction of similarly cocktail-addled targets of convenience. The grungy gladiators’ fighting spirit summarily shriveled with the arrival of buzzkill-blue uniforms.

Arcatans Elsewhere: G'Day From Down Under – July 6, 2010

I am travelling in the land down under with aerialist and clown Miss Heather Lewis. Our travels are taking us from Sydney to Brisbane and back along the Pacific Highway 1. It is winter now in the Southern Hemisphere and the weather has been overall sunny with patches of rain. The people here have been very friendly and accommodating, most locations we visit are suited to international backpackers.

Northcoast Prep Ousted From Lodge, Has To Move – July 6, 2010

After years at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge on Bayside Road, top-ranked Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) will have to find new teaching quarters for the next school year. “This was something that we didn’t see coming,” said Michael Bazemore, NPA head of school. Reasons for discontinuing the school’s lease are unclear. Phone and e-mail messages to the Masonic Lodge weren’t returned.