It's that time of year, when we tend to be a bit more aware of (and giving toward) those less fortunate than ourselves. But what if we could easily make a difference year round? That was a question local Chicoan Wendy Smith asked herself one day, when she read a statistic Continue Reading
The Secret is out! There is a very cool new place to nosh and natter after work, and--lucky me--it is JUST UP THE ROAD from our W. M. Campbell Real Estate office! Wine Time made it to Henri Bourride's restaurant review column in today's Chico News & Review, where it Continue Reading
2012 Home, Garden & Leisure Show!
Rain or shine, the 2012 Home, Garden & Leisure Show is HAPPENING this weekend, March 17 & 18, at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds! Over 300 exhibitors, and 100% of the proceeds from this show benefit LOCAL causes. This is THE major fundraiser for Soroptimist Continue Reading
Ever heard the term "Guerrilla Gardening"? This morning I experienced one of those "synchronicity" moments. I was admiring the photos of a most talented young man, Mathieu Young (from Chico originally but now of L.A. and the world) and came across a Continue Reading
PATRICK RANCH COUNTRY FAIRE!
COME ONE COME ALL to the Patrick Ranch Country Faire and Threshing Bee! This weekend, June 11 and 12 at the historic Patrick Ranch located between Durham and Chico, the faire is from 9 - 4. Activities include period games for children such as making wheat dolls, hand Continue Reading
Caitlin Schwerin, my favorite formerly-of-Chico-relocated-to-Portland artist is exhibiting at one of my favorite downtown eateries, Monk's Wine Lounge & Bistro. I first came across Caitlin and her lovely art during the annual Chico "Open Studio" tour. She had a home Continue Reading
2011 Home, Garden & Antique Show!
DON'T MISS this year's HOME, GARDEN & ANTIQUE SHOW, Sat. & Sun., March 19th & 20th at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds! Gate opens at 10:00, and you will be amazed at the variety of good & services, children's activities, demos, horticultural delights and FOOD Continue Reading
Have you heard of the new "Meatless Monday" trend? An NPR segment this morning reported on the movement to encourage people to go vegetarian one day a week. According to "Meatless Monday" founder Sid Lerner, the goal is to "...help reduce meat consumption 15% in order Continue Reading
The Best Blueberries – Sierra Cascade!
Hands down one of my favorite things about summertime in the Northstate is the abundance of fresh, luscious, tantalizing fruit. How lucky are we!!!? How well I remember picking wild blueberries as a child in New England, and the delectable pies that emerged from Mom's Continue Reading
John & Annie go Hawaiian at TJ’s
I like to think John Bidwell (Chico's esteemed founder) and little Annie would have loved shopping at Trader Joe's, had it been around in their time. I got a kick out of this painting on a wall at our local TJ's a while back. Need to find out who the artist was and credit Continue Reading