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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 26, 2014 13B ARTS and E N00FERTAINMENT Spiritual young 00iddler blends musical traditions Plumas Arts presents the Hanneke Cassel Trio at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, March 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is 7 p.m. At the time of this writing, staff anticipate that there will still be tickets at the door. Door-priced tickets are $15. Steeped in the Celtic tradition, Cassel's repertoire also displays influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene that fuses together to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition. Cassel was raised in Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in violin performance at Berklee College of Music in 2000. She is the 1997 U.S. national Scottish fiddle champion, and she has performed and taught across the U.S., Scotland, Sweden, China, New Zealand, France, England and Austria. Her debut album, "My Joy," received the following feedback from master fiddler Alasdair Fraser: "A great debut album by one of the most talented and fun-loving young fiddlers you could ever hope to meet! This is fiddle music played with great stylistic integrity and personal flair -- definitely a joy to listen to! Go Hanneke, and gie it laldie!" Cassel is currently touring with her trio, in which she is joined by Mike Block playing cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar, to promote her latest CD, "Dot the Dragon's Eyes." General admission is $15. Plumas Arts members may purchase presale discounted tickets for $10. Presale tickets are available at the Plumas Arts Gallery (Wednesday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at Quincy Natural Foods or online at To charge tickets by phone, call 283-3402. Live clips of Cassel's performances are available on her website: Hanneke Cassel creates a modern interpretation of Celtic fiddle music. She will play in Quincy tomorrow. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Paralympians have a lot t , leach us Q: Mr. Norris, I was in an accident in 2012 and suffered the devastating loss of my arm. It's been so difficult to bounce back. I know you're a man of great optimism and a fighter for others. Any encouragement you can give me to get back into life and keep fighting? --James T. Miami A: James, I've got just the dose of inspiration you might need, and it comes from someone who, t, both :of her. legs yet disco;red the power to get up again and even become a world champion. At 15 years of age, Amy Purdy took up snowboarding and quickly advanced in the sport she came to love and master. At 19, Amy contracted meningococcal meningitis. She had less than a 2 percent chance of living. Amy miraculously survived, but not without the life-altering loss of her spleen, her kidneys, the hearing in her left ear and both of her legs below the knee because of the ravage of the disease upon her circulatory system. But against all the odds, Amy learned not only to walk again but also to snowboard. In fact, she became a world champion! Last Friday, at the age of 34, Amy won a bronze medal in the Paralympics, and she wants to share with us her secrets for success and overcoming life's greatest obstacles. How'd she do it? A lot of willpower, a lot of determination, perseverance and, according to Amy, "essentially customizing off-the-shelf prosthetic components to try to get them to move the way we need them to for snowboarding." Amy explained to HuffPost Healthy Living: "When I lost my legs, (I didn't say), 'Am I going to snowboard again?' My question was, 'How am I going to snowboard again?'" As anyone can imagine, getting up on a snowboard with prosthetic legs -- let alone mastering the sport -- is a herculean feat. But Amy was up for the challenge -- one that would confront her deepest barriers of human potential and bring Unexpected and repeated challenges. Compensating for the loss of limbs would be difficult in most typical life practices, but hers also entailed scaling the mountains of Olympic competition. Amy explained: "Being a double leg amputee, I burn up to 60 percent more calories than the average person. We're using different muscles and compensating. I IL. C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS have to eat a lot, and to be honest, it's really difficult." Even coming into the few years before the ,2014 ........... Paralympics, Amy's successes didn't come easy. According to the United States Olympic Committee's website, she didn't medal in two consecutive World Cup races on her home course at Colorado's Copper Mountain. However, she did go on to win a silver and a bronze at the next World Cup, which these inspiring souls would was at Canada's Big White. be heroes because of the Prior to the Paralympics in obstacles they've overcome Sochi, Russia, Amy was in life and the model they've ranked second in the world, set for us all. behind her teammate and Amy has one big final bit of national champion Heidi Jo wisdom, particularly for Duce. those of us who face what There's no doubt that seem to be insurmountable Amy's life, optimism and life obstacles. She said: "We gusto speak to a great degree all have challenges. You can for all Paralympic let them be obstacles or competitors and champions, roadblocks, or you can use including Steve Cash, Josh them. We've all seen that Pauls and Taylor Chace in every challenge we've gone sled hockey; Lt. Cmdr. Dan throUgh', we've learned  Cnossen, Oksana Masfeis  ....... something from. It's not and Andy Soule in Nordic getting hung up on the skiing; Patrick McDonald in challenges but figuring out wheelchair curling; Alana how to get ahead. I wouldn't Nichols, Danelle Umstead, be where I am if I didn't take Stephani Victor and Tyler my situation and run with it. Walker in Alpine skiing; and I have two prosthetic legs; Evan Strong and Mike Shea this is my life. What am I in snowboarding. Even if they hadn't won medals, See C-Force, page 14B Plumas National Forest releases new map The new Plumas National Forest visitor map (2013) is now available. The 36-by-48-inch guide is printed on waterproof plastic, folding to a comfortable 9 by 4 inches for easy storage. At half an inch to the mile scale, this map serves as a convenient source of general information on travel, lands, recreation and physical geography when traveling or planning work in the Plumas National Forest. Maps are available for $10 from PNF offices and online at the National Forest Map Store ( as well as from many private retail outlets specializing in outdoor recreation supplies. The public can purchase Forest Service maps for use with the free "Avenza pdf maps" app for iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices. Follow these instructions to download the free Avenza app: --For iPhone/iPad users, from your mobile device go to the App Store and search for "Avenza" or go directly to --For Android users, from your mobile device go to Google Play and search for "Avenza" or go directly to --With the Avenza app loaded on a mobile device, the 2013 PNF visitor map can be purchased for $4.99 at the Avenza map store at View for other information about the Plumas National Forest. THE SWEETEST BLOSSOMS The sweetest blossoms bow when you pass by And follow as you wend your graceful way As though, with adoration soft and shy, They seek the passing sun's sustaining rays. The gentle waves of placid lakes arrive To bathe your feet petite with soft caress And come once more to you as if they strive To win your love with lapping tenderness. The music of the winking stars at night Now lull you into restful, cradled sleep And give 3rou dreams of angels in their flight who hover overhead, your life to keep. when in the morn you stretch and open up y6ur eyes, The man you love is there to greet you as you rise. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano March 7, 2014 COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE In the new digital world of cinema, the Town Hall Theatre faces an ongoing challenge of advance booking commitments to keep up with the monthly scheduling that patrons have come accustomed to. "With a decreasing number of 35mm film prints and limited availability, we often do not get firm commitments until the Monday before we want to screen the film," explains film booker Roxanne Valladao. "We sometimes have to make our best guesses on film scheduling." Patrons are now advised to call the movie line at 283-1140 to confirm the movie that is playing. In order to remain a viable film business the Town Hall Theatre will have to convert to a digital projection system. Plumas Arts, the manager of the Town Hall Theatre, is organizing a community team and a full scale fundraising campaign that will begin in April with hopes of having a digital system up and running by the end of 2014. ROBOOOP is tentatively scheduled for March 28 to 31. Showtimes are 7pro Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon. Plus n 4pm matinee on Sunday. Call the movie line at 283-1140 to confirm. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Also starring Samuel L. Jackson Michael and Jay Baruchel. TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED: WINTER'S TALE NON-STOP Patrons are advised to call the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, check the website at or "Like" us on Facebook for the most current film schedule. TOIUH HflLL THEflTRE .................... '81 H,Se.ior00 .......... ,7 I H '''" .................. "1 ,,,c 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at