Author Archives: Tabitha Soden

Four and twenty blackberries, baked in a pie

Four and twenty blackberries, baked in a pie

Make that one thousand pies in an orgy of baking for the 54th annual Blackberry Festival Janine Volkmar Special to the Union WESTHAVEN – A small group of women meet every Tuesday, 52 weeks a year at the Westhaven Fire Hall. They’ve made crust from scratch, rolled it out, filled it with blackberries, crimped the

Well-tuned weekend in Westhaven

Janine Volkmar Special to the Union WESTHAVEN – Two homegrown musicians will appear at Westhaven Center for the Arts (WCA) in two shows this weekend: Claire Bent and Dave Fleschner. Although Fleschner has toured internationally with names such as Curtis Salgado, Earl Thomas and Karen Lovely, Bent is still hoping to travel “to the Bay

Companion Animals: Second Chance Kitty

Octavia Stremple Ever heard of the Second Chances program? It’s how the Companion Animal Foundation helps animals find new homes when CAF can’t shelter them. Most of the animals are adult cats and dogs, but hamsters, birds and other pets are welcome, too. The animals stay with their current owners while CAF advertises them in

Obituary: Terrence “Terry” Douglas Hofstra

Terrence “Terry” Douglas Hofstra died June 3, 2014, at home with his family in Arcata, following a lengthy battle with renal cell carcinoma. Terry was born October 19, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Mary Ann Hofstra. His family lived in Bonner Springs during his grade school years and he graduated from Bonner

Vitals: Deaths June 8 to July 6, 2014

The Humboldt County Recorder’s Office announces these recent departures from our community: Fulton, Dolly Nadine, Oct. 15, 1951 – June 8, 2014, of Westhaven Erickson, Lavarr Carl, Oct. 29, 1951 – June 10, 2014, of McKinleyville Burrell, Joseph Richard, Sept. 23, 1978 – June 12, 2014, of Arcata Kessel, Sabra Ross, Nov. 30, 1973 –

Vitals: 2013 out-of-county deaths

The Humboldt County Recorder’s Office announces these local residents who died out of county in 2013: O’Gara, Daniel Michael, July 2, 1936 – Jan. 7, 2013, of Trinidad Macintosh, Kenneth Allen, May 19, 1936 – Jan. 10, 2013, of McKinleyville Klinger, Mark Allen, Nov. 11, 1967 – Feb. 17, 2013, of Weitchpec Pickart-Jain, David Wilder,

Crane strips her truth bare to the bone in memoir

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union It’s a story as old as time: a small-town girl moves to the big city, falls in with the wrong crowd, gets involved in some seedy enterprise. If what you’re reading is biographical, it didn’t end well. If what you’re reading is autobiographical, she’s redeemed, either by faith or by

Renowned artist and storyteller at Studio 299

WILLOW CREEK – Noted artist Sonya Fe will be the featured artist at Studio 299’s Open House, Saturday July 12. Fe, who has lived and worked in Hoopa, will present a variety of her works in a special one-day exhibition at the Studio 299 gallery located at 75 The Terrace in Downtown Willow Creek. Sonya

Mad about Mooky: Mad River Fest week four!

BLUE LAKE –  Week four is the midpoint of the seven-week Mad River Festival, and the Peaceable Hamlet is busting out in song and dance with trash and treats from Dell’Arte as well as the start of the Humboldt Folklife Festival and Annie & Mary Days! The Glories of Gloria Revue Created by Mooky Cornish