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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Photos: Oyster Fest 2022

Posted By on Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 6:37 PM

It wasn't quite hot enough to cook an oyster, but the sun shone bright over the rebooted and relocated Arcata Bay Oyster Festival in the Creamery District on Saturday, June 25. The all-day event with vendors, food stalls and live music performances followed a kick-off event the night before and required a $15 ticket for entry.

The crowds showed up in festival finery and braved long, long lines for food and beer, some retreating to the big tent or whatever shade they could find along the edges of the field. The grassy dancing area by the music stage was popular, as were the giant bubbles drifting around the kids' zone. Photographer Mark Larson's slideshow below captures some of the color and flavor of the day.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the Logger Bar's New Ownership

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 3:17 PM

What? Somebody bought The Logger Bar? It better not be some out-of-town, big-money developer who’s gonna — what’s that you say, it’s Michael Fields (formerly) of Dell’Arte? Well, OK then! As Fields takes the helm from long-time owner Kate Martin, the beloved watering hole is throwing an Irish Ceilidh (Gaelic for “party”) this St. Patrick's Day weekend to celebrate. Raise a pint of Guinness and enjoy a bit o’ theater, storytelling, music and sing-alongs on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. (no cover but stuff some green in the donation jar, will ya?). Entertainment includes tenor David Powell (classic songs at 6 p.m.), the Academy of Irish Dancers (6:30 p.m.), Humboldt Pipe Band (7 p.m.), storytelling with Michael Fields and Donald Forrest (7:30 p.m.), Jeff Kelley with some sing along (8 p.m.) and Irish songs with the rousing Vanishing Pints band (8:30-10 p.m.). And no ceilidh would be complete without corned beef and cabbage — along with other free food — served from 5-8 p.m. First come, first served. For more info, visit the Logger Bar Facebook page.
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  • The Academy of Irish Dancers
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Sunday, March 13, 2022

St. Patrick's Day Pick-up Dinner and Irish Music Event

Posted By on Sun, Mar 13, 2022 at 4:00 AM

Enjoy Celtic music performed by Evan Morden and Dominic Romano and a delicious meal at the St. Patrick's Day Pick-up Dinner and Irish Music event happening Thursday, March 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Clarke Historical Museum ($10-35). On the menu is corned beef and cabbage, vegetables and soda bread (vegetarian option available) crafted by Brett Shuler Fine Catering. Pick up your meal at the museum to take home and enjoy Irish music live-streamed over Zoom, or eat at the Clarke and watch the performance live. Live attendance will be limited to 30 people and attendees must be fully vaccinated. Get tickets at www.clarkemuseum.org/st-patricks-day-drive-by-dinner.html.
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  • Dominic Romano and Evan Morden
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Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 in Pictures

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM

It’s been a pandemic year of daily walking for my wife and me, and we never left Humboldt County. From January through April, we continued to explore our local trails and enjoyed the wildlife and emerging spring flowers without attending any events or gatherings.
Shore birds seek out a perch on driftwood during the exceptionally high King Tide at 10:18 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
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  • Shore birds seek out a perch on driftwood during the exceptionally high King Tide at 10:18 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.
Once we got our Moderna vaccination shots No. 1 and No. 2 as soon as possible last spring, we joined our vaccinated friends and neighbors in experiencing some euphoria, masked up to attend a mix of community outdoor events in May, June and July. Then our local COVID-19 positive-test rate and hospitalizations reach all-time highs from August onward. No county fair attendance for us in August and for the rest of the year, we only attended in-person events that required all attendees to be vaccinated. In this slideshow are some highlights of what we enjoyed throughout it all in our county.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

2021 Apple Harvest Festival Canceled

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 1:45 PM

PHOTO BY MARK MCKENNA
  • Photo by Mark McKenna
Sad to say, but it looks like the Friendly City's annual Apple Harvest Festival will be put on the shelf again this year. Organizers had hoped to offer a limited and safe event this year, but didn't feel that was possible.

The annual event that sees the whole town transformed into an autumn cornucopia with orchard hay rides, apple pie and cider sales, live music, a lively downtown street fair and bushels of family fun has been a staple of the community for almost 40 years.

Organizers want to remind people that while the festival is canceled, the town of Fortuna and Clendenen's Cider Works are open for business, and apples and other fresh fall produce are still available.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Music, Food and Fun at Annie and Mary Day

Posted By on Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 1:00 AM

PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
Oh, Happy Day! Happy Annie and Mary Day, that is. Have fun in the Blue Lake sun with the return of the annual celebration of the historic Arcata Mad River Rail Line on Sunday, July 11 in Blue Lake (free).

The family friendly event features a parade in town at 11 a.m. followed by music with the Back Seat Drivers, Dead On, Cadillac Ranch and Barn Fire at Perigot Park from noon-5 p.m. Also at the park, you'll find barbecue and other food, pony rides, a petting zoo, craft vendors and a car show. Mad River micro-brews, wine and Jewell Distillery Citon Vodka cocktails will be available for purchase. 
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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Oyster Festival Express this Saturday!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 9:54 AM

THE LATIN PEPPERS
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Oh, the sweet sounds of live music returning to our clubs, bars, street festivals and farmers markets. And now, outside the Creamery Building for the Oyster Festival Express. Come down to the Creamery District on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to hear the Latin Peppers at 10:15 a.m., Amber Soul at 11:45 a.m., Grateful Getdown at 1:15 p.m. and the Paula Jones Band at 2:45 p.m. as part of this year’s virtual/in-person Oyster Festival mix.

Pick up your pre-sale oyster package (two dozen oysters and a 2021 Arcata Bay Oyster Festival T-shirt for $50, online), grab a map showing all the oyster specials in Humboldt County and check out the lively art market. The event will be live streamed at www.ArcataMainStreet.com, too, with music, oyster calling contest, best oyster contest, special guests and more.
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Friday, June 18, 2021

Summer Arts Faire This Weekend at the Mateel

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 4:00 AM

ARMY & 7TH STREET BAND, PHOTO BY LEE ABEL
  • Army & 7th Street Band, Photo by Lee Abel
The Mateel Community Center presents the 44th Summer Arts Faire Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20 with indoor and outdoor stages packed with music to make up for all you've missed this past year and a half. The family friendly event features a mix of regional bands and DJs, over 50 craft and food vendors, local beer and wine and kids activities. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, music starts at noon and the good times go until late in the evening both nights.

Mainstage performers for Saturday:

Object Heavy, DJ Just One, Special Guest Family, DJ Feral Selector, Blue Luke & the Elements, Hill Honey & the Wildcats, Kings Range, Seed 707.
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... and Sunday:

Army & 7th Street Band, DJ J Riggs, Irie Rockerz , Latin Peppers, DJ RunDat, Stealhead, Eclectic Coyotes, Intergalactic Trash, Jammies by 9.
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  • DJ Michelle RunDat
Outside Stage on Saturday:

Funnicators, Gypsy Band, Anna Hamilton, Zach Gravender, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Mihael Kavanaugh.

... and Sunday:

Chris McCurdy & Peter Childs, Gypsy Band, SoHum Girls, Terry Sisters & the Rolling Papers, Belly Dancing with Desert Lilies, Christina Seraphina & Rockin Rubies, Bud Rogers.

Tickets are available online at www.Mateel.org or at the gate for $20 per day, free for kids 12 and under with paid adult, $10 discount each day for MCC members Parking is $20 a car or free with carpools of four or more.
State and local COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect for all attendees.
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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Beans, Linguiça to go in Ferndale

Posted By on Sat, May 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM

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Take a Sunday drive to Ferndale, take in its green pastures and Victorian architecture, then take home a hearty dinner of beans, linguiça, salad and bread from the Holy Ghost Celebration on Sunday, May 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall (donation).  Donations help the Portuguese Hall with repairs and operating expenses for future Holy Ghost celebrations. This is a take-out event only. 
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Southern Humboldt Farmers Markets Kick off 2021 Season

Posted By on Sat, May 1, 2021 at 6:30 AM

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Southern Humboldt farmers markets kick off the 2021 season this week with two additions to the circuit. Markets in Miranda and Garberville join Shelter Cove (up and running since April 20) in offering farm fresh produce, veggie starts, grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and eggs, herbal products, arts and crafts and more now through October. Find the Miranda Farmers Market on Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. at Miranda Market, the Shelter Cove Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mario's Marina Bar and the Garberville Farmers Market on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Garberville Town Square.
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