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Erin Zelinka

Erin Zelinka

“I realized I was part of the scenery,” says Brian Heron, 57, a cyclist, an outdoor enthusiast, a pastor, a mystic. He describes looking out over a Mendocino vineyard after cycling to the top of a hill. “There was no observer and observed. I was part of the painting. It

Do I need to have a fit belly? What do I have to do with my belly? These are questions that come to mind when you’re invited to your first belly dance class. One minute with dance instructor Sarah Jane Melville, and worries melt away. Women of all ages, shapes,

Mom and Pop look a lot different than they did in 1924. Erin and Nicholas Harlacher, 31 and 34, are the new owners of Oxyoke Station, a historic cafe in Hugo originally open from 1924 to 1934. After decades as a run-down residence, the cafe re-opened in 2013 after a

Remember the days when you could run over to the neighbor’s house to borrow a cup of sugar? Me neither. Fortunately, though, the Buy Nothing Project is bringing that kind of ethos and connection and healthy interdependence back to our local communities. Started by Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller on

    Prejudice and racism have been a hot topic this year, and every year, really, since humans began arbitrarily deciding that certain features or lineages made them superior to others. That’s why the South Pacific musical, composed in 1949 by Rogers & Hammerstein, is still relevant today, 67 years