Archive for the ‘Community Service’ Category

Halloween Fun for Everyone
Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Living in a small town in wonderful, but it always hits home for me around holidays – any holiday. Around here, we celebrate them all. Just around the corner is Halloween, and if asked, I say that it’s really a holiday for the kids. But in all honesty, I’ve still have fun with the pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and creepy costumes. There’s nothing like a neighborhood event to bring you back to your youth!

Gallery Bookshop has a jump on the festivities with their book signing on Sunday, October 28, with Alethea Easton, “Hungry.” 3:00 p.m. 707-937-2665.

The Emerald Dolphin Mini Golf is hosting haunted house tours on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. Cost is $3 or free with golf. Call for times: 707-964-6699

The Westport Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Oktobeer Fest – starts at noon on Saturday on the Westport Headlands. Food, fun and, of course, beer!

You can finish up the holiday weekend with The Day of the Dead at Little River Inn. Events begin November 1.

We don’t get to relive our childhood often, so don’t miss out on the fun!


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Celebrate Local Bounty
Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

For the month of October, Mendocino County businesses are inviting you to particpate in the 100-mile challenge to eat food that is grown and processed locally. It’s easy – here’s how. The Mendocino Farmers Market continues through October – rain or shine! And to make shopping easier, stores have posted decals to identify foods that are locally produced. Or, to learn more about today’s challenges and how you can be a part of the solution, attend the Local Abundance Festival.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Habitat for Humanity Awarded Community Grant
Friday, October 5th, 2007

Local service organizations – Lions, Soroptimist, Rotary, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus and more — raise and donate major sums of money each year to support non-profits in need of project funding.

For-profit companies, of course, are a huge support of global contributions for charity. One local example is Redwood Investments in Fort Bragg.

The Redwood Investments Community Grant Program, started in July, has awarded $1,000 to the Mendocino Coast Habitat for Humanity.

“We will use the funds to purchase the kitchen for a home we are now building,” explained Habitat Executive Director Chuck Greenberg. When the family buying the house repays the loan, the grant money will be reused for another home. Other recent Redwood Investments grants: $250 to Kiwanis, $800 to the College of the Redwoods Community Chorus to help pay for an accompanist, and $1,000 to Art Explorers to fund a field trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

“We’ve have donated nearly $50,000 to a wide range of organizations since launching Redwood Investments in 2005,” said Dan Catone, one of three partner/owners. “Investing in our community is investing in all of our futures.”

The Redwood Investments Grant Program donates $1,000 each month to non-profits.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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