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August 2013

08/07/2013 03:02PM ● Published by Enjoy Magazine

Most of us are pretty tough when it comes to the infamous North State heat, but let’s face it, last month’s scorching temperatures were enough to melt the most stalwart soul. It’s those times that we’re extra thankful for our beautiful lakes, rivers, streams—and air conditioning!

This month commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the North State is marking the occasion with a community celebration. It’s sure to inspire you to keep dreaming.

If you find yourself with some spare time one afternoon, sip a glass of wine at the oldest bonded vineyard in Shasta County­­—Matson Vineyards in east Redding, where Roger Matson continues the labor of love started by his parents. You’ll enjoy the fruits of his experimentation. Or treat yourself to another spectacular North State-grown product—olive oil, which the Greek poet Homer called “liquid gold.” Many local producers offer samples of their olive oil within a stone’s throw of where the olives are harvested.

Looking to beat that lingering summer heat? It’s always cooler up in Dunsmuir, where the new Wonderland Pop Culture Emporium beckons with thousands of records that are sure to include your favorite from yesteryear. Or head west on Highway 299 to Weaverville, where you can enjoy a libation, listen to some history and even hunt for the resident ghost at the New York Saloon.

As small business owners ourselves, we have a soft spot for those with entrepreneurial spirits. Meet Cody Will, 22, whose services include training dogs how to avoid rattlesnakes. Then learn more about the three Shasta High School grads who recently won the annual Youth Entrepreneurship Project Business Concept and Elevator Pitch Competition, besting more than 100 teams from 10 counties. Our future is bright, indeed.

After a summer of sunshine and flip-flops, who couldn’t use a little pampering to get their skin, hair and feet back into tip-top shape? We’ll tell you how to host your own spa party—you’ll be everyone’s best friend. Relax, and enjoy!

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