Author: Melissa

Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club – Poker Run 2018

  By Melissa Wynn In 1996 when the Chester Snowmobile Club disbanded, Janice Brinkman and her husband Richard, along with Dick and Patty Caywood, took the reins and formed what is now the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club (LASC) and a new adventure began. More than just a group that like to ride snow machines together, LASC is comprised of kind, fundraising people looking to give back to their community while promoting winter sport activities. This 501(c)(4) non-profit has generously donated locally to schools to support the youth, the Lake Almanor West Fire Association that so bravely protect and Long-Term Care...

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Escaping The Everyday in Chico & Paradise

By Melissa Wynn The first time I heard of an escape room I thought it sounded like great fun. So, when I learned that Chico Escape Rooms had opened in Chico I began to plan my own escape and this amazing road trip to the valley. While making reservations for our luxurious accommodations at Chapelle d’La Artiste in Paradise, owner Melissa Schuster recommended dining at a hopping little Japenese sushi place downtown known as Ikkyu. I took her advice, made a reservation, compared calendars with Molly Barber and we were on our way. The Escape Room While making arrangements...

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Burgers, Beer, Coffee and Buns At Yaks On The 5

Voted into the ‘Top 100 food destinations in the nation’ by the users of YELP® By Melissa Wynn On a recent Road Trip to the Mount Shasta area, a group of friends and I just had to go check out Yaks On The 5. While surfing the web I learned that this artsy little burger dive in Dunsmuir was voted in the top 100 food destinations in the nation by the users of YELP®. I found them again online in the Big List Of Northern California strange and unique spots. How could we not give it a try? Yaks...

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Art With Ashlee

We are proud to welcome local artist Ashlee Herrera to our group of columnists. Each edition “Art With Ashlee” will offer a chance to explore your own artistic abilities as you follow step by step instructions for each featured project. From crafts to painting and working in several mediums this new feature promises to be great fun for all. Fall and Winter come together in this first, fun and festive pallet character. Seasonal Pallet Character By Ashlee Herrera Step 1: Find a pallet. Step 2: Using a crowbar rip the boards off. You will need six boards to make...

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Susanville Symphony

By Melissa Wynn Photos By Dr. Owen Bateson Everyone from pole to pole carries a tune in their heart this time of year so it is no surprise that “Christmas Around The World”  is the theme of the Susanville Symphony’s holiday performance this year. Symphony Maestro Benjamin Wade tells MVL “The Christmas show is our most popular of the year. This season it will be Christmas Around the World….featuring music that you know, but might not know where it came from. For example Jingle Bells is from Australia and Silent Night is from Germany. We will highlight the history...

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