McKinleyville Area Fund distributes funding
The McKinleyville Area Fund awarded $30,000 to nonprofit organizations.
“The McKinleyville Area Fund’s purpose is to support public needs in the McKinleyville area for civic purposes, recreation and nonprofit organizations with special needs,” a news release stated. “Established in 1982, it is the only fund that serves strictly McKinleyville.”
The funds go for community improvements, including:
• Funding for Boy Scout Troop 180 of McKinleyville to attend summer camp and other activities.
• Repair and maintenance of the steps at the Mad River Bluffs for the McKinleyville Land Trust.
• Domain registration and web hosting programs for the McKinleyville Senior Center.
• Support programs for the homeless program sponsored by the United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer.
• Skate replacement and new roller racers for the McKinleyville MCSD Parks and Recreation.
• Garden supplies, new games and puzzles for the Adult Day Health Care Center of Mad River enjoyed by some 30 McKinleyville residents.
• New team football helmets and other supplies for McKinleyville Youth Football
• Resources for another fun-packed “Winter Express” for some 700 of our young students sponsored by the McKinleyville Lions Club.
McKinleyville pharmacy to open
Redwood Community Pharmacy is hosting a grand opening celebration with the McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce on July 9 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at 1567 City Center Road in the McKinleyville Shopping Center.
The free event features a ribbon-cutting, chili dogs and other refreshments. Raffle prizes include an Echo Show and a Kindle Fire HD8 tablet.
Redwood Community Pharmacy is a partnership of three pharmacists and a business manager who saw a need for better pharmacy practices in McKinleyville.
“We strive to be the most innovative and patient-oriented pharmacy throughout Humboldt County,” a release stated.
The pharmacy will offer free delivery within a seven-mile radius (including Blue Lake), $3.99 delivery from Trinidad to Eureka. It also offers compounded medications, med-sync, compliance packaging, medication drop-off and at-home vaccinations.
Grind Cafe opens at county’s airport
The Humboldt County Department of Aviation announced the opening of the Grind Café at the Humboldt County airport in McKinleyville.
Ramone’s exited the space in April 2020 amid the start of the coronavirus pandemic when few people flew.
Last year, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a project that the county aviation department used to request proposals to fill the space.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Grind Café to ACV,” said Cody Roggatz, the county aviation director.
The Grind Café will offer a variety of dining options using family recipes and local and organically sourced products. There will be coffee and pastry, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, soups and limited dine-in meals, alcoholic beverages, and child friendly, vegan and gluten free offerings, the county said in a news release.
“I look forward to creating a convenient, delicious, and memorable experience for travelers passing through, employees working from and residents visiting ACV,” said Gabrielle Long, owner of The Grind Café.