Heaven on Earth


Posted by Annie in Opinion, Outdoors, Twain Harte News on May 3, 2013

Okay Twain Harte may not be heaven on earth but there are times it seems like it.  Like today, it is simply beautiful with a little breeze blowing, mid 80’s…  What I’d call a near perfect day. It’s not exactly perfect because the pollen has started in earnest.

The Pit StopCurrently, the most active trees are Maple and Pecan.  You have to scroll down on the page but you can get information on the pollen.  If you’re particularly sensitive to Maple and Pecan stay inside, with the windows closed on Sunday, when the pollen will be very heavy.  Expect rain and/or snow Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We could sure use some rain.

Our big news this week. The Pit Stop is having their Grand Opening tomorrow. Saturday, May 4, 2013.  Please leave a comment and welcome the new owners.

Good Afternoon,

My husband and I recently purchased The Pit Stop Eatery on Fuller Road. We invite you to our Grand Opening Celebration. SATURDAY, MAY 4TH.  The Pit Stop is under new ownership, we are looking forward to serving the community. Stop in, say hello, look around and enjoy…

Carley and Michael Arends
The Pit Stop Eatery

I know we’ll be stopping in, my husband simply loves this place. He says it’s better than the old Baker’s Deli in Galt.  I’ll just have to take his word for that.  Maybe I’ll take them a loaf of bread.  I’m becoming quite proficient at it.

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Winter’s Debut Predicted


Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Outdoors, Twain Harte News on October 2, 2011

A jar of honey with honey dipper

Buy Raw Local Honey

Just as Twain Harte went directly from Winter to Summer this year, could we jump from Summer to Winter, too? The first day of Autumn fell on September 23, 2011; here it is only October 2 and already our first seasonal storm is being predicted.

This Season’s First Winter Storm Watch

October 02, 2011 05:00 pm
Mark Truppner, MML Reporter

Two cold fronts will sweep across Northern California this week.

Breezy winds and rain showers will spread across the region Monday and Monday night. Snow levels may briefly drop to around 8500 feet by Monday night. Only a light dusting of snow is expected.

Temperatures Wednesday could drop to 40F at night, which could cause a dusting of snow even in Twain Harte.

Today was a lovely day with temperatures in the high 60’s and low 70’s, most who attended Oktober Fest were still comfortably sporting summer wear, with more of a layered look. The evening air gets pretty nippy this time of year. Oktober Fest appeared to have a nice turn out. We headed out too late on Saturday and we didn’t realize that they shut down at 5 pm, bummer.

We made it down to the park today around 3:30 pm, which is pretty late. I am happy to have made the effort to attend. We purchased a bottle each of Chipotle Lime Grill Marinade and Apricot Ginger Teriyaki Glaze from Yosemite Sierra Specialties – we can’t wait to try them out. We also picked up a 2# jar of Mountain Wildflower Raw Honey from Blossom Trail Honey. Did you know that…

Buying Local Honey

For allergies, buying local honey is far better for you than getting honey from out of the area. The reason for this is that you want to infuse your system with what you are allergic to. But, using reason, remember that flora have only certain boundaries. They are more limited to where they grow by region and elevation rather than locations that are close to one another. For example, if you are allergic to orange blossoms in southern California, you will have the same allergic reaction to them in the central valley. Also remember that any honey that is pure (straight from the comb) and raw (neither unheated nor pasteurized) helps to build up your immune system, which will also defend you against allergies. [Learn More…]

Honey is a natural sweetener that can be used many ways and it has so many health benefits. If you use honey, remember to seek out local honey, to make the most of the health benefits — the reasons are more than just economics. If you don’t use honey, consider picking up a jar and start using it in place of sugar. Just one word of warning about honey, Blossom Trail Honey reminds us…

Feeding Infants Honey

Because of the presence of botulinum spores in honey, children under one year of age should not be given honey. Older children and adults generally destroys the spores. Infants, however, can contract botulism which can cause sickness or death.

Did you attend Oktober Fest 2011?

We would have hung around a little longer but the music was so loud you couldn’t hear anything, so you couldn’t talk to the vendors comfortably. We really struggled to stay as long as we did. The music was so loud, it was even drowning out the singers. Someday perhaps they will figure out that louder does not equate to better.

What did you enjoy the most?




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