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Sunny Brae vet Doc Woody retires

Sunny Brae vet Doc Woody retires

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – After 41 years treating creatures great and mostly small, Sunny Brae Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Sherwood (Woody) Svarvari – “Doc Woody” to his clients’ owners – is hanging up his stethoscope. The fondly regarded vet will be honored in a retirement celebration this Saturday from 11 a.m.

Ready, set… glue!

John Ross Ferrara Mad River Union CREAMERY DISTRICT – Armed with hot glue guns, scissors and duct tape, four teams of two entered the Arcata Playhouse arena to redefine sport at the second annual Rebel Craft Rumble. Organized by SCRAP Humboldt, the fundraiser pitted Humboldt’s fiercest crafters against one another in a winner-take-all gauntlet of

Bell + Moulyn

The Bell and Moulyn families are pleased to announce the union of Shawna Kathleen Bell and Robert William Moulyn, July 25, 2014, at the Hearthstone in the Women’s Federation Grove on the Avenue of the Giants in the California Redwoods State Park. Cass, Shawna’s son, was their man of honor and Jeff, Rob’s son, was

Obituary: Blodwin Mary Gratwicke Wilbur

Blodwin Mary Gratwicke Wilbur died in her sleep at home on Sunday, July 6. Mary was born in Knucklass, Wales, on October 4, 1918, and grew up in London, England. She was a graduate of the London School of Economics and lived through the Blitz during World War II. She was a social worker in

Obituary: Kinara Ingrid Erickson

Kinara Ingrid Erickson, a warrior at the age of 39, lost a long battle with cancer on July 5, 2014. Kinara began her theater career at age five with her first community play, The King and I. Before college she performed with HLOC, PAC, NCRT, FRT, PIP, and at AHS. Kinara played clarinet, piano, saxophone

Companion Animals: Teeny tiny puppies

Octavia Stremple An unexpected break in kitten season has left the Companion Animal Foundation kitten room open for some canine visitors. Just this week, six puppies waddled and pranced into the backyard at 88 Sunny Brae Center. The latest arrivals are Sophie, a terrier mix; Blondie, a spaniel mix; Max, a small breed with a

Dogtown: Sometimes all a dog needs is a second chance

Mara Segal A lot of our work in dog rescue is about second chances. Dogs often come to the shelter after being neglected, abused, injured or suffering from a lack of socialization. They have not had the chance to show what great dogs they can be or just haven’t been given the right tools to