Community roundup: What’s going on in the area

The Hartley Gym at South Fork High School will have a grand re-opening on Friday at 1 p.m.
The Hartley Gym at South Fork High School will have a grand re-opening on Friday at 1 p.m. South Fork High School — Contributed

Food Pantry open Wednesday and Thursday

The Food Pantry is open to provide government food commodities on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The commodities this month are canned chicken, cream of mushroom soup, peaches, milk, cranberry juice, applesauce, green beans, breads and various fruits and vegetables.

Individuals who use the Food Pantry are asked to “self certify” they are eligible by signing in and to bring bags or boxes to carry collected commodities.

Gym at South Fork to hold grand re-opening

After more than a year of construction at South Fork High School, the gym is set for a grand re-opening on Friday at 1 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include a dedication of the Wood Family Lobby and the Clint Bainbridge court.

Measure X funds were used for the remodel. The gym now features a weight room, wrestling room, team rooms for both boys and girls teams, new lobby, snack shack and all-weather outdoor seating.

What’s Faircoin? Find out at Friday event

There will be a free one-hour presentation on Friday at the Redwood Playhouse discussing Faircoin, a new cryptocurrency.

A new digital currency exchange is opening in Garberville, the first Faircoin local node in North America.

Like Bitcoin, Faircoin is a digital currency with a value determined by those who are using it. Unlike Bitcoin, Faircoin uses one one-thousandth of the electricity making it more eco-friendly, according to a news release on the opening of the local node.

“The Emerald Triangle has fascinated me for years, and our project saw the potential to connect with fellow outlaws, freedom lovers and pirates here in America,” said Robin Denton, a cryptocurrency consultant, in a statement. “I saw Garberville as a bridge or portal for new ideas to take root. I think this new digital currency exchange will empower many people in the community and improve your local economy.”

Faircoin can be purchased for cash at the Got Respect Store in Garberville or through electronic transfers at

For more information, call Vincent Pollock at 707-834-3531.

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