Amy Berkowitz / Saturday, Oct. 4 @ 1:56 p.m. / Art
Once again it was my honor to create the KHUM square for Pastels on the Plaza. This year for I was influenced by these four characters who frequent our garden most evenings. We have a Doe and her two fauns (still with their spots), and a young buck. They have eaten all my blueberries, decimated my French filet beans, and nibbled at my gladiolas. So I thought that you might want to see what these garden raiders look like.
We had the hottest weather I have ever had to deal with while drawing, and that "inspired" me to finish early and get out of the sun. Thanks to Cliff and his amazing photo skills you can enjoy it from the convenience of your computer. Kudos to all the artists and sponsors who joined with KHUM in supporting North Coast Children's Services Just a quick reminder if you are venturing out to see the art in person: I am always impressed by how carefully most people traverse the Plaza to avoid stepping on and smudging the squares; the artists work really hard to create the magic that is this event. We appreciate it when viewers take care more than you know. Thanks, and enjoy!
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Oct. 1 @ 9 a.m. / Veterans Services
This morning I spoke with Bob Gelder of North Coast Stand Down about this weekend's event. It will take place Friday through Sunday at the Ferndale Fairgrounds. The event provides a myriad of services for for veterans of all eras including their families and pets. Not only are services available on sight, but there are people there who can help veterans navigate through all the red tape to get to services they deserve.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Sept. 30 @ 9:28 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Miles Slattery, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Eureka. We discussed the recent funding acquisition from various sources for the Eureka Waterfront Trail. The entire trail skirting the waterfront of the city of Eureka from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road to Tidd Street at the north end of town, a contiguous 6.5 miles of class one trail could be complete by 2016. This only leaves the small section of space between Eureka and Bracut Center to be funded for the greater Bay Trail Project. Granted, that will be the most expensive section as it will be rail with trail and quite narrow. But if all goes well, it won't be long before you can ride on a trail from the Park N Ride at Herrick/Elk River Road all the way to Arcata.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 9:38 a.m. /
According to the National Weather Service, Eureka hadn't seen a September 24th that wet in a century. Over two and a half inches of rain deparched our yards, fields, and crops, shattering the previous daily record.
And those rainbows afterward. Wow. That was just dessert.
If you took a rainbow pic, go ahead and share it below.
[H/T Jessica Hall for the tip]
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Sept. 25 @ 8:45 a.m. / Film
This morning I spoke with filmmaker, and former student of mine, Shane Anderson who recently put out the film "Wild Reverence - The Wild Steelhead Last Stand." He has been touring the country with this film and tonight, in a benefit for Friends of the Eel, there will be a showing at 6pm at the Arcata Theater Lounge. There will be and Q & A to follow the showing.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 4:40 p.m. /
You know that thing where your friends are in town and ask you what to do? After they've seen the ginormous redwoods, what next?
You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a better answer than "Go see the dunes!"
In terms of bang-for-buck, the dunes pack a real punch. You've got rich biodiversity, freaky plants, dynamic habitat, a web of trails to explore, and the Pacific ocean, all within 10 minutes of Humboldt's most-populated area.
It's Humboldt's secret stash of nature, and home to some of the most pristine coastal dune habitat on Earth.
To close out September and bring in October, join KHUM and Friends Of The Dunes for a 5-day intro course on dune habitat, coastal geomorphology, and a few surprises along the way!
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 8:51 a.m. / Networking
This morning I spoke with Janne Gibbs, the President of the Eureka Women's Club and Dana Murguia about their open house happening tonight from 5:30 till 7:30 at the Eureka Women's Club located at 1531 J Street in Eureka. They are beginning the "After Work Network" in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurs Institute. There will be a second open house on October 15th at the same time.