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The Trinidad Fishing Community invites you to join the 25th annual Blessing of the Fleet on Thanksgiving morning, Thurs Nov 26th at 10 a.m. The more people who can participate to send love, good wishes, prayers, positive energy and support; the more powerful our collective blessing will be. This year’s event will be on Facebook Live. If you cannot join online, please take a moment between 10 and 11 a.m. Thanksgiving morning to send your blessings out to all who work or play on our beautiful ocean waters. Find out more on Facebook @TrinidadBlessing or call Susan at (707) 798-0630.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it is the #1 peak day for home cooking fires, the leading cause of which was unattended cooking. Here are some safety tips:  • Stay in the kitchen while you are cooking   • Make sure children stay away from hot food, liquids, lighters and knives   • Test your smoke alarms to ensure they will alert you if something goes wrong.   • Never leave fryers unattended. Keep fryers off wooden decks and away from trees and structures    • Leave two feet between the propane tank and the burner.      • Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.  Thank you and happy Thanksgiving from Humboldt Bay Fire!

The Humboldt Senior Resource Center has published Senior News for about forty years. This December, Senior News ask contributors to think about how holidays in the future may look, and their editors are looking for your reflections on the holiday season. What do you want for Christmas this year, besides your two front teeth? Send story ideas to the editor by email to: [email protected]  If you have ideas, letters to the editor, or questions, call Senior News at (707) 443 -9747.

With the cooler weather upon us, CAL FIRE recommends residents inspect their chimney flues, wood stoves, and home heating systems. Clean and inspect the chimney flue periodically for cracks or damage to the sidewalls. Cleaning the flue removes buildup of soot, tar, and ash. This can be done with a chimney brush. Never use flammable liquids or excessive amounts of paper to start or accelerate a fire. Keep flammables away from heat sources. Never attempt to heat a structure with a camp stove and do not burn charcoal briquettes indoors. Charcoal briquettes give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide. If using a furnace, check furnace controls and emergency shut-offs to be sure they are working properly.

During the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise is offering an At-Home  “Taste of the Holidays”.  A perfect holiday gift for you, your friends, co-workers, and family, the package includes treats from all kinds of Humboldt Bay area special producers and shoppes! Orders must be placed online, in advance at: Packages will be available for drive by pick up on Sat., Dec. 5th from 3 to 5 pm in Arcata. You must be 21 to order! Proceeds benefit local charities and community service projects like Food for People’s Backpacks for Kids program. Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise thanks you for your support and will see you at Taste of the Holidays next year!

It’s the time of year to spread holiday cheer.  And while thinking of spreading it to friends and relatives, don’t forget your local businesses.  Shop local, be it NoHum, SoHum, Mendo or beyond.  That’s always been a good idea, but in these pandemic times, even more so.  Money spent locally tends to stay local.  What goes around comes around.  So, make your lists of local merchants, and go see them.  Make a happy holiday for us all. #ChooseHumboldt

The McKinleyville Middle School is launching a mural project to beautify and uplift their space. Applications are welcome! Artists can submit a short bio, and a vision for their mural. Artists will be paid a cash stipend for their contribution. The hope is that art will highlight McKinleyville Middle School’s values of diversity, inclusion, kinship, and a sense of belonging. The art created in these murals will be a legacy from generation to generation. The deadline for applications is November 27th. To apply, please email: [email protected]

Until December 4th, the Friends of the Eel River are celebrating victories and preparing for the hard work still ahead by fundraising with a Virtual Auction, where you can score gear like a sea kayak or an electric mountain bike, or prepare for future adventures with a guided whitewater tour or stay at one of several iconic Eel River locations. You can see items and bid online at:









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