Author: Eileen

Holding Babies At Barry Kirschner’s

By Melissa Wynn Photos Courtesy of Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation Close contact with wildlife is an exhilarating experience that reinforces our connection to nature in a way that little else can. Whether it is a lucky raccoon sighting in your own backyard or a paid dolphin experience abroad, you are sure to remember these rare, face to face encounters for years to come. At the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation, in Butte County, the staff understands the importance of these lasting connections and has implemented a new opportunity for visitors to interact with the baby animals that occasionally come to them for monitoring, veterinary care and training. For a modest $35 fee, a guest can now get a photo with these precious ambassadors as a memento of their visit to this special forever home for so many animals that can never be released due to medical, genetic or developmental issues. These are NOT typical animals, each has a special need that brought them to this “last resort” facility. Unlike a zoo or text-book sanctuary this loving facility’s purpose is to rescue and then provide rehabilitation and long term care for both native and exotic wildlife. The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation does NOT breed animals and no babies are born there. Often they are sent from other facilities for simple observation to determine if they have any pre-existing...

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Sunshine Flowers Chester 530-258-4543 Florist, Weddings, Tuxedos, Invitations, Gifts, Lake Almanor

357 Main St. Chester, CA 530-258-4543 Arrangements & Bouquets Custom Floral Design Plants World Wide Delivery Balloons & Gifts •  Stuffed Animals Balloons for your occasion Gifts & Cards Wedding Florals & Tuxedos Wedding Flowers and Services Wedding Arches & Accessories Custom Invitation, and Stationary Tuxedo and Suits Rentals Looking for that special gift, or the perfect way to say thank you, or express sentiments on any occasion or no occasion at all? Sunshine Flowers in Chester is ready to help. From beautiful wedding florals, arches and accessories, to custom invitations and Tuxedo rentals, this is also your headquarters for all things weddings at Lake Almanor. Stop by and meet Vicki at Sunshine Flowers on Main Street in Chester, or give her a call at 530-258-4543. Looking for a new place to call home? Perhaps a commercial venture in the beautiful mountain-valley region of Extreme NorCal. If you love the outdoors, are looking for simpler ways or just want to browse the Extreme NorCal real estate market. Browse listings here. Click on our advertisers’ websites to view all of their current listings in real time. Keep this page flagged for constantly updated NorCal properties, homes and businesses for...

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By Natalie Peterson CMT, 200RYT, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Lifestyle Doula Vitality Yoga – Red Bluff    The word yoga means union, unite, or to yoke. Yoga has gained popularity in the western world and it seems there is a yoga studio in every small town.  For me, however, yoga has become so much more than what happens on your little blue mat in a room full of sweaty strangers, it is about how we show up in the world for ourselves, as well as others.     As we make our way through the holiday season and into...

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How To Help Those Displaced By The Camp Fire

There are many ways to give to those affected by the Camp Fire. There are still many, many needs. Several non-profit organizations and businesses have set up funds to help. Here are two. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company   Ken Grossman’s family, owners of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, based in Chico, have long been a positive force in Butte County. What they are doing now for people affected by the Camp Fire has set into motion what is being called the largest charitable collaboration-ever among breweries.     In the days following the fire, Sierra Nevada announced plans to brew a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire...

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