Category Archives: Community

Thanksgiving 2018 – Thanks Firefighters

I enjoy camp fires but have NOT enjoyed the recent Camp Fire which hit the community of Paradise, California.  For readers unfamiliar with Northern California, Paradise sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills about fifteen miles east of Chico and about … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2018 Butte County Trivia Bee

“There are basically two types of people.  People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things.  The first group is less crowded.”  Mark Twain Mark Twain lived generations ago but his words and wit live in print.  … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watchin’ Pays Off

I never expected needing to carry a baseball bat for walking my own property.  I swing bats to miss pitches.  Not fend off intruders. We own an investment property in town, an old walnut orchard thick on bark, long on … Continue reading

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Trivia Bee Raises Awareness for Literacy Services

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz My commute to Valley Hi Elementary School was less than a mile.  For a first grader it was an effortless downhill glide.  … Continue reading

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Butte Trivia Bee for Literacy Cranks, and Cracks, Up

“A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who’s No. 1? Finland.”  Source: The Washington Post, March 8, 2016 Now there’s a bit of trivia I didn’t know.  And it was published … Continue reading

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Coming up…2016 Butte County Trivia Bee

So thrilled to support the 10th Annual Butte County Trivia Bee on Friday October 28, 2016. The event will be held in the Sierra Nevada Brewery “Big Room” (Chico, California). All proceeds support Adult Literacy Programming. Last year I co-emceed … Continue reading

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Paradise Chocolate Fest Benefits the Kids

“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  Charles M. Shulz “I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.” John Belushi It’s time for hype, chocolate hype.  And it’s okay to indulge. Experience a … Continue reading

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