Author: Eileen

Meet the Artist–Pam Trebes

by Jan Cox Throughout this mountain valley area there are many outstanding artists and photographers.  This month I had the privilege of visiting with Pam Trebes, Photographer, in her studio at 3215 Hill Crest Drive at the Hamilton Branch, Lake Almanor. This year, Pam is celebrating 10 years as a photographer.  Starting with a 1.3 megapixel camera in 1999, she has come a long way!  Trebes is active in all parts of the photographic process.  She is a freelance photographer for events and scenics, does photo restoration, image capture, and graphic design. Not only does her studio contain a...

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Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones *Drizzled with cool jam or warm syrup, these scones are perfect with your morning cup of tea* Ingredients: 1 ¾ Cup Unbleached Flour ¼ Cup Wheat Germ 1 ½ Cup Oats 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda ½ Cup Oil ½ Cup Milk 1 Egg ½ Cup Maple Syrup ½ Cup Sliced Almonds ½ Cup Blueberries Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cover a large baking sheet with non-stick foil. In a large bowl combine flour, wheat germ, oats, baking powder, and baking soda until blended.  Next, add oil, milk, egg, syrup, pecans, and blueberries....

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April Fools Day, Fooling Us All

By Melissa Wynn We all know that April 1st is the day set aside for Tom foolery and practical jokes but this fun filled holiday itself may be the best joke of all. I intended to tell the historic origins of April Fools Day, instead I found myself giggling about the fact that no one really seems to know. Ironic, no?  There is a theory that the naughtiness began in 1582 Rome when the Gregorian Calendar we use today replaced the old Julian Calendar. The old calendar began each new year on or near April 1st and the new...

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Pamper Your Body and Spirit at Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center and Spa

By Melissa Wynn In a charming Spanish Mission type building between Reno and Carson City on US 395, I found a place of healing peace. My sister and I were off for a girls getaway to visit the old west in Virginia City, Nevada and decided that a relaxing day at the spa would be an awesome way to wrap up our weekend. We made a call to the cheerful Executive Director Rita Glover at  Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center and Spa, we were very happy with the thermospas pricing and ended up choosing “Day at the Spa”  ($167)...

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Road Trip to Virginia City

Visit the Old West at Gold Hill Hotel & Saloon By Melissa Wynn After being cooped up in the house through a seven day series of Sierra snow storms, my sister and I decided to cross the mountain. We were in search of some fun and sunshine in Nevada’s famous Comstock Lode.  It is only about 15 miles from the US 395 exit 57B to Virginia City, but that short drive is like a time tunnel that carries you from the modern hustle and bustle of Reno back more than a century to the simpler times, reminiscent of the...

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