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The Hum ~ The North Country Fair

The Hum ~ The North Country Fair

There’s something in the air. It happens every year at this time everywhere, fall follows summer. In Arcata, we mark and honor the changing seasons with a festival. We took the name from a line in a Bob Dylan song, “Girl from the North Country.” “If you’re traveling in the north country fair … remember me

The Hum ~ special Arts! Alive edition ~ 9/9

Sept. 9 is the second Friday in the month, which means it’s time for another Arts! Arcata (starting around 6 p.m.) In Arcata, our “Arts!” definitely includes music alongside the more or less trad artsy fare, you know, paintings, pottery, jewelry and occasionally photographs. If you’re looking for music, you’ll find it in the streets where

The Hum ~ pt. 2 ~ Barns and Stuff

You see them all over Humboldt — barns, big ones, small ones, majestic ones, fine ones, falling down ones, some on the verge of total collapse. They’re part of our rural landscape, reminding us of our connection to agriculture. People have partied in barns for years. They still do. We’ll start with what’s become an annual thing: