Well Equipped


The Global Reach of Illuminaid… This month, Enjoy spoke with Matt York, executive director of Chico-based illuminAid. Enjoy: What is illuminAid’s mission?York: illuminAid equips and trains organizations in developing nations …

In Deep Water

Tim HoltEducation

Water is Life Exhibit at Sisson Museum… Mount Shasta’s Sisson Museum is in the middle of an ambitious three-year exploration of the region’s water. The current “Water Is Life” exhibit, …

Live to Learn

Melissa MendoncaCommunity, Education

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Chico State… Learning never stops for those who take on the identity of lifelong learner. Sometimes, though, the opportunities to learn, especially with others, can …

What Lies Beneath


The Town of Kennett, Under Shasta Lake… Like generations before her, Myra Buteau moved West to discover a new life in Shasta County. Not in search of gold or copper, …

Game Changer

Jon LewisArts + Entertainment, Education

It may be based in little Cottonwood Creek Charter School but Project Spark Studio has a big – make
that global – reach. Thanks to the Internet and its enterprising three-person staff, the nonprofit studio has connected aspiring Shasta County filmmakers with their young counterparts in Ireland, Britain, Iceland and Sweden to collaborate on animated films. Projects with students in France, Nigeria, Wales, China and India are in the works.