Kym Kemp / Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 9:42 a.m. / Community
A garage sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. will buy computers for the elementary school. The event will be held at “Toph’s,” the old BBQ restaurant just east of the exit from HWY 101. Take the Benbow exit going south. Turn left and it is the building on your left before the golf course.
Bring your unwanted treasures and donate them for the sale. There are already many good donations—STERLING JEWELRY, ANTIQUES, CLOTHES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, SHOES, SNOWBOARD AND GEAR….. AND LOTS MORE.
Come support your community!
Emily Hobelmann / Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 12:19 p.m. / Community
This reporter caught the action on the Garberville Town Square this morning: Local stonemason Kyle Schlagenhauf (in the blue hoodie, below) spent the last 18 months carving a slide into a 12,000 pound blue schist boulder. The boulder is from the Eel River bed and it is estimated to be some millions of years old.
Schlagenhauf brought the boulder to the Town Square this morning. His goal was to get the boulder in place before the upcoming Oct. 4 Harvest Fiesta fundraiser for the Town Square, and he accomplished his goal this morning with his team of two other men.
The guy in the beanie and orange vest is Matt Driscoll, another super stonemason. The dude from Don’s Auto Parts donated the articulated heavy duty loader for the morning. Mark Mullins is driving the loader.
There is a rad front page story in this week’s Independent about the boulder and Schlagenhauf’s experience with trying to carve the boulder in some cool way for the Town Square. (Unfortunately the Independent content is not online.) Schlagenhauf tried to carve a tunnel through the boulder, but it was too hard. He went through a lot of tools and a lot of time. Ultimately he carved what is a really sweet slide for the kid’s play zone in the grassy area of the Garb square.
“Every stone has a disposition,” Driscoll said this morning about the blue beauty.
Mullins, a donator and Town Square lover, says: “We’re not harvesting right now — we’re out here doing stones.”
Kym Kemp / Friday, Sept. 20 @ 2:07 p.m. / Community
Doug Green, center.
This last weekend’s Lovefest for Doug Green was well attended and joyous. Doug Green has captured the hearts of many with his long years as MC at different events. Josephine Johnson described the Lovefest in a photo filled blog post here. Here’s a sample,
One of the most touching moments of the evening was when Tina Malia shared how she came to know Doug. Tina and Sasha Butterfly were fresh from a Rainbow gathering where they wooed folks with their enchanting, ephemeral sounds. Both self-described hippie kids impressed Doug with their fledgling songwriting and harmonizing skills. He also appreciated their uplifting message of love and spirituality. Doug became their diligent supporter and helped them connect with folks who could further develop and share their musical gifts. Now, Tina is a recording artist in Los Angeles with three albums under her belt and tours the U.S. and beyond.
Kym Kemp / Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 11:32 a.m. / Community
South Fork High School Press Release:
The South Fork Alumni Association is officially live! After months of hard work, research and support from the Garberville Rotary Club, South Fork High School has an official Alumni Association to help support the school and keep friends and family connected. Alumni and friends of South Fork High School can now logon and manage their profile, make donations; find classmates and stay connected with the school.
Campaigns and projects through the Association will soon be created, if you have an idea or would like to help please contact the association at email@example.com.
Kym Kemp / Saturday, July 6 @ 6:40 p.m. / Community
The Rancho Sequoia community and family members gathered to say goodbye to a beloved member today. Walter Harold Craig, Jr. was known as JR to friends. He was known as a hard-working man. A neighbor called him “the nicest guy.” She said he was an “awesome” heavy equipment driver that “made just about every road, driveway, [and] flat in this mountain. ”