Author: Jan Cox

Meet The Artist John Cox

Photos and Article By Jan Cox It is my delight to introduce you to John Cox and his artistic creations, segmented wooden bowls. John began working in wood four years ago as he edged toward retirement as a builder.  Growing up he liked woodworking and so decided to try this once again. Our family was excited to get gifts of those first bowls and other wooden objects! Unable to get large chunks of hard wood in this area, he chose segmented wooden bowls to work with. These are made of many small pieces of wood glued together rather than...

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One-Mile, Chico

Since we began bringing our magazines to grocery stores and waiting spots in Chico, we have received several wonderful photos and articles to include in our publication. Thank you Chico for the warm welcome. Thank you Paula Beehner, of Paula’s Photo Art, Chico, CA for this amazing shot of One-Mile in Chico. For more great photos, see paulasphotoart.com.       The One-Mile at Bidwell Park, Chico, CA The swimming area pictured is located in beautiful Bidwell Park. The park was established in 1905 when Annie Bidwell donated approximately 2,500 acres to the City of Chico. Since then the city has purchased more land including Cedar Grove in 1922 and 1,200 acres south of Big Chico Creek in Upper park in 1995. The park is 3,670 acres and one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S.   The Sycamore Pool, at the One-Mile Recreation Area, is built of concrete around Big Chico Creek. It is a popular summer gathering spot. Swimmers should use caution avoiding white water and knowing that water which appears to be shallow and slow-moving may actually be swift and powerful. Lifeguards are on duty only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Source: cityofchico.ca.us...

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Take Me Back to THE Sugar Shack – Westwood +1.530.250.5421

[media-credit id=2 align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit] By Eileen Majors Photos by Jaime Vega If you are into nostalgia and good food, then a cruise over to the Sug’r Shack in Westwood might be in order.   Take me back!  When we pulled up we could hear the 50’s music and smell the burgers grilling. Owner Julie Brecht and daughter Brandy cook up quite a few varieties of homemade food. Even the chili dogs and fries have a ‘beans-optional’ clause with their homemade chili.   One look at the picture and you automatically you think frosty cones  and burgers. Right you are, and...

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Fall Colors of Plumas County

[media-credit name=”Mike Nellor” align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit]Fabulous Fall Tour The outstanding work of Mother Nature is something to see in Plumas County. The outstanding work of the Plumas County Visitors Bureau has turned the Plumas County Fall Colors Tour into quite a popular destination for autumn travelers.   You can see some of the astounding color painting those famous fall scenes at plumascounty.org. Last year ‘leaf peepers’ began posting photos during the third week of September.   Take a sweet September ride and take in some of the fall colors, expected to continue into November depending on weather and elevation.  For more information,...

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A Stay On the East Shore, Lake Haven Resort, Lake Almanor

A STAY ON THE EAST SHORE….  LAKE HAVEN RESORT, LAKE ALMANOR   The sun was shining as we arrived on the East Shore. Glimmering  scenes of pine covered mountains reflected across the lake with Mt. Lassen standing tall in the background.    Immediately we were looking for a place to pull over and capture a shot or two when we noticed we had already happened upon the sign to our destination, Lake Haven Resort.   We pulled into the driveway, parked in front of a cute cabin and ventured into the office to meet Judy. She and husband Dave run the...

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