Friendly City Voice August 2013

Community Meeting Regarding Future of Redwood Memorial Hospital

Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Monday Club
The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a special meeting for community members to learn about possible plans being considered to close OB/GYN at Redwood Memorial Hospital and move all births to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.  Please attend and stay informed. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7th, 6:30 p.m. at the Monday Club (610 Main Street).

Don't Forget - Hops In Humboldt - August 24th!
Not to be missed!  Get details here! 

Fortuna Library Offers Free Genealogy Workshops
Look for exciting programming this month at the Fortuna Library. Chris Cooper and his staff are working hard to expand the programming offered to the public.
There will be a free genealogy workshop for all ages August 13th at 9:30 a.m. August 15th at 6:30 p.m. These classes will have the same content, so those who are interested will only need to sign-up for one date. The instructor for this course is Katherine Mercer, and she will be consulting participants regarding class content and focus. Katherine has been educating patrons at the Eureka Main Library since January. The Library Edition of has a lot to offer for those who are interested in creating a family tree, perusing documents and records, and learning more about their family’s roots. Katherine sees family history as an important factor in connecting and identifying with one’s past. The sponsors for this workshop are the Friends of the Fortuna Library and the Rose Perenin Foundation.
Space will be limited so those who are interested are encouraged to pre-register by coming into the Fortuna Library, calling at (707) 725-6731, or sending an email to

Fortuna Fun Fact:
“We have a butterfly flight house in Fortuna that is open to the public!  You can walk among live butterflies Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through October 15 (not open on rainy days). $3.00 per person, under 5 free. 1853 Eel River Drive.  For more information call: Butterfly Way, 707-725-2424.

Fortuna Chamber August Calendar Dates:

2 First Friday – Art, Music & Fun
3 Yoga, MGC @ 10: 30 a.m. (free)
   Victor/Victoria, Ferndale Rep @ 8 p.m.
4 Victor/Victoria, Ferndale Rep @ 2 p.m.
5 Chamber Meeting, Monday Club @ Noon
   City Council Meeting, City Hall @ 6 p.m.
7 Community Meeting, Monday Club, 6:30 p.m.
                        The Future of Redwood Memorial Hospital
9  Victor/Victoria, Ferndale Rep @ 9 p.m.
10 Zootini, Sequoia Park Zoo, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
     Victor/Victoria, Ferndale Rep @ 9 p.m.
11 Victor/Victoria, Ferndale Rep @ 2 p.m.
12 Chamber meeting, Monday Club @ Noon:
     Organizing and Time Management for your business
 13 Humboldt County Fair Gala Preview, Flower Hall $15 per person
 14 Humboldt County Fair Begins
 17 Yoga, MGC, 10:30 a.m. (free)
 19 Chamber meeting, Monday Club @ Noon:
      EPIC addresses Environmental Impacts of Illegal Marijuana Grows
      City Council meeting, City Hall @ 6 p.m.
21 Chamber Mixer @ River Lodge, cohosted by Hops in Humboldt & Wendt Construction
24 HOPS IN HUMBOLDT, Rohner Park
26 Chamber meeting, Monday Club @ Noon:
      Modern Forestry
27 Ambassador meeting, Funky Monkey @ 11:30 a.m.
28 Chamber Board meeting, Rocha’s Automotive @ 5:15 p.m.

2013 Chili Cookoff Winners:
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all 26 participating teams!  And a big thank you to our judges Regan Candelario, Mike Downey, Estelle Fennell, Simon Kriger, Frank Ramos & Debby Tucker. PHOTOS BELOW...
CATTLEMEN’S BEST--Don Brown State Farm Insurance
PEOPLE’S CHOICE -- Bear River Casino
Best Presentation                       CCCs
Best Bribe                                    Wyckoff’s
Best Booth                                   Beacom Construction
Best Dressed                               Dorris & Daughter Catering
Best Name                                   Umpqua Bank (Gas From the Past)
Bank Challenge                           North Valley Bank
Engineering Challenge               GHD         

2013 Kidnapped Tourists – the Rice Family!
The Rice family—Becky & Brad Rice, along with children Shelby, Maggie, Jacob & Emily—were sentenced to be guests of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Weekend.  What great sports!  Come back to Fortuna soon!
The Rice family with Trina Pockett having breakfast on their last morning in Fortuna!

Cowboy Mixer at Rohner Park on Rodeo Saturday
Thank you to the Rodeo Association for hosting our annual Cowboy Mixer at Rohner Park in between two very busy events.  Best part of the evening: an appearance by Roy Curless!

Ed Tanferani and Hec Wood at the Cowboy Mixer
Isn't that the guy in the painting?? Congratulations!
Roy Curless back with members of the Rodeo Association
August 21 Mixer @ River Lodge, Co-Hosted by Hops in Humboldt & Wendt Construction
Join us at the newly remodeled River Lodge Humboldt Made Art Gallery for our next Mixer Wednesday, August 21.  Joining River Lodge as hosts are Hops in Humboldt and Wendt Construction. 

Hoppy’s FroYo
Jenessa Lund
1151 Main Street, Fortuna
Frozen Yogurt