Author: Eileen

Photography Studio to Open in Westwood In the Old Prohibition Bar

  When Jessica Compton visited Westwood many times as a child, she had no idea she would end up planning her future here. She told MVL, “My best friend from Junior High split her time between Chico and this beautiful little town, so naturally I did as well. I came to visit for the  4th of July Paul Bunyan Day festivities and after stopping in at Buffalo Chips to visit my friend while she worked, I met my future husband. Little did I know that 15 years later I would be a home and multiple business owner in this...

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Quilter’s Piece

By Val Bourque Spring is finally here!  It’s been a long winter in the mountains.  While we cannot wait to get outside and garden, some of us are inside quilting fabulous flower wall hangings.  Local Fiber artist, Donna Greenwald, from Oroville, a retired art teacher from Chico, combines her artistic design with quilting. She created a number of unique quilting methods to transform a simple garden flower into a large intricate thread painting. Donna Greenwald is a much sought after quilt instructor. Her award winning art quilts can be identified by her unique use of batik fabrics, thread painting and...

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Antiques- Summer Decor Edition

By Melissa Wynn As Spring gives way to Summer it’s time to spruce things up with a fresh look for the season, inside and out. Treasures from the past can loan a perfect hint of nostalgia to your yard or garden and the theme possibilities are endless. Old crocks, buckets, basins and even old cooking pots and wooden pallets are easily repurposed into planters for your favorite decorative foliage. Animate the breeze with whirligigs and weather vanes from yesterday’s farms and front yards to add a splash of fun. Bicycles, little wagons and even farming tools from days gone...

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TANK

It was a quiet morning at our house, no real plans, it seemed. Oh Mom was running around getting ready for something (as usual). Me and Dad were just sitting on the couch. I kept giving him the “want to play?” nudge but he wasn’t really going for it.   My head perched, as always, on the arm of the couch, peeking through the window, looking for some friend. I spot the shimmer of sun off of a car pulling in. Mom lets me out. It’s Molly! She works at my moms office and she LOVES me. She always...

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GUM DISEASE AND MUSIC

By Dr. Michael Herndon, DDS, AF Our Apologies, In our last edition, we accidentally cut part of the words at the beginning of Dr. Herndon’s article. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused Dr. Herndon or our readers. The corrected version can be found at MountainValleyLiving.com Well, I don’t mean to imply that there is a connection between gum disease and music, but these are two subjects for this article. I do suppose that both of these issues, the treatment of gum disease and the recording of music, are definitely art forms so perhaps there is a connection after...

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