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There’s a free Thanksgiving 2017 feast in Arcata for you (Updated)

There’s a free Thanksgiving 2017 feast in Arcata for you (Updated)

Mad River Union ARCATA – No one need go hungry on Thanksgiving in Arcata next Thursday, as two different community feasts will be available to the public. Arcata Community Center The annual Community Thanksgiving feast will be held Thursday, Nov. 23 from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin

American Legion District 1 meets at Arcata’s Vets Hall

VETS MEET Members of the American Legion District 1 met, socialized and ate very well at the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building last Saturday morning. District 1, one of seven California Legion districts,  extends from Gasquet to Ukiah along the coast. Participants discussed a number of matters, including registering with mylegion.org. They then gathered for a

Veterans warring with each other over use of Vets Hall, but peace may be at hand

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Often as not these days, the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building is the happiest place in town. Under new management since last fall, the venerable hall has come alive with a growing schedule of weekly events for vets and community members of all ages. But under the surface,

Arcata’s Allen Masterson remembers the Holocaust: ‘I want people to understand’

Kevin L Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s oldest surviving firefighter, Allen Masterson, served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in World War II. Last week, someone asked him if he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He does, from a couple of experiences he generally keeps to himself. “I never talk about it,”

Arcata’s Vets Hall happenings

The Arcata Veterans Memorial Building continues to expand its services and uncover its own history. Top left, interns from Humboldt State University sift through the hall’s formerly scattered artifacts, which are being organized and cataloged. Photos by KLH | Union   Vintage copies of the Union documenting hall doings from the olden days.   The kitchen was

Arcata Vets Hall infused with fresh life

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – As previously noted in the Mad River Union, improvements at Arcata’s Veterans Memorial Building are being carried out by the Humboldt State’s Student Veterans Association. Friday night, further upgrades were in evidence, and fresh treasures unveiled. Troop 9’s old clubhouse – a virtual musem of vintage Arcata arcana – is now being used

Arcata Veterans Hall gets renovation, rebirth as vet gathering place

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It hasn’t been looking good lately for the Arcata Veterans Memorial Building, commonly known as the Vets Hall. Many of the aging veterans who used to use the hall have passed on, their activities winding down. A fire last December burned the office; furnishings were damaged and