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THANK YOU Sonoma County

THANK YOU Sonoma County

Holiday season is upon us now and there are several priorities it would be good for us to ponder.

#1 - what do we appreciate - what makes us happy? Then make sure if there’s a WHO involved, that person knows our appreciation - and if there’s a WHAT involved, we pay attention to it. Everything and everyone thrives on appreciation and attention.

Read: THANK YOU Sonoma County
Beach Watch volunteers documenting dead birds

Who Won when we
Banned Plastic Bags?

We are Beach Watch. This is a program brought forth by the Gulf of the Farralones National Marine Sanctuary. We are the monitors for our coast; we look for and record living and dead animals on our beaches. We are also the volunteer coordinators for debris cleanup for the Sonoma Coast State Park and the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Read: Who Won When We Banned Plastic Bags?
Sonoma County Wineries Turning Wine into Water with Global Partners'

Sonoma County Wineries
Turn Wine into Water
Global Partners Introduces
the Vineyards to Villages Fundraiser

Recently, at Ranyienya Primary School in western Kenya, teachers have had to monitor the bathrooms closely. The students have developed a naughty habit of visiting the new latrines even when they don’t need to use them, just so they can wash their hands. 

Read: Sonoma County Wineries Turning Wine into Water
Sonoma County Communities:
Bodega "Bodega & Community Bloggette by Sam Euston"
Bodega Bay "Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos"
Camp Meeker "Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin"
Cazadero "Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson"
Cloverdale "Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell"
Cotati "Cotati Heart & Soul Deborah Taylor-French"
Forestville "Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle"
Geyserville "Geyserville Grapevine by deTraci Regula"
Graton "Grassroots Graton - Heather Granahan"
Guerneville "Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin"
Healdsburg "Healdsburg Highlights by Gina Riner"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by David Hardy"
North Coast "North Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Benjamynn Gabriel"
Petaluma-Penngrove "Petaluma-Penngrove Picks by Lyndi Brown"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park Rumblings by Gina Belforte"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Jo Anne Cohn"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
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SPOTLIGHT on Business:
 
LIsa of Antiquarian in Duncans Mills

Sonoma County Flower Shops
Say it 
with Flowers

Fresh Flowers deliver natural beauty along with the message

“I care about you!”

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: Sonoma County Flower Shops
Sonoma County Gazette October 2014 print edition Monthly Calendar by Category Find the Sonoma County Gazette LIKE us on Facebook

Dear Readers,

September was the Gazette’s 13th year publishing with me at the helm. Celebrating an anniversary offers an opportunity to look back to see where you came from. My first issue came out after 9-11 which fostered our Written by Readers policy since people had so much on their minds they wanted to express to a broad audience. 

As Geoffrey Smith (our advertiser testimonial this month) says - the Gazette is OUR voice. So thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts in words - to want to educate and inform - for having the desire to inspire others. 

My big mission is to connect people and encourage everyone to “actively participate in community life,” which is why we have such a comprehensive calendar, and why people let readers know about events coming up. From community and policy meetings where your voice just might change how things are done - to Benefits for a Good Cause and Volunteer Opportunities where you can do something to make life better for everyone.Our CALENDAR continues to grow. All on-going classes, meetings and spiritual gatherings are now at sonomacountygazette.com There are just too many to repeat every month. What we print is everything NEW and different. If you want something to do - the Gazette is your resource.

Our LETTERS section is also spilling on to our website as people respond to articles with every side of an issue. I like that about our readers. There’s plenty of disagreement as well as opportunity to express an opinion in a convincing way. We don’t do rants and rages in our pages, but we do publish  people stating their case for why they think they are right. You be the judge and perhaps someone will influence how you think.

We keep putting more newsstands out and finding more places to pick up the Gazette - so let us know if there’s a place that you want the paper and we’ll see if we can get permission. 

Readers ask if they can SUBSCRIBE - and yes you can for $48 a year. Just send us a check (see page 4 for our address) or subscribe online.

And PLEASE support our advertisers who make it possible to publish. They are the ones who pay for this paper so you can read it for FREE. 

THANK YOU!

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Visit our distribution locations countywide. Lots to do - lots to know - lots of ways to be involved in Sonoma County life.

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If you want our readers to know about something that's important to you, please send it along. We keep this website updated throuhghout the month and alert people to important events and news items on our Facebook page. If you want to be part of those alerts, just look up the Sonoma County Gazette on Facebook and LIKE us so you get the updates.

E-mail is  still our daily connection to readers, so please send us news and info via e-mail so we get it in a timely manner. THANK YOU for caring!!!

CONTACT me at vesta@sonic.net.

Please visit our website for the 2014 Production Schedule

COMING UP:

November is our Gathering Close to Home & Family with HOLIDAY CALENDAR issue - comes out October 29
ARTICLES - COLUMNS & CALENDAR: Please have all editorial submitted to us by Friday, October 17
ADVERTISERS: Please reserve ad space starting October 13 so ads are press ready by Friday, October 24

 

December is our SMALL SHOPS OF SONOMA COUNTY INSERT* and Bringing the Year to a Close issue - comes out November 26
*ARTICLES: Please have all editorial submitted to us by Friday, November 7
*ADVERTISERS: Please reserve ad space starting Sept 19 so ads are press ready by Friday, November 14

ARTICLES - COLUMNS & CALENDAR with HOLIDAY CALENDAR: Please have all editorial submitted to us by Friday, November 14
ADVERTISERS: Please reserve ad space starting Sept 19 so ads are press ready by Friday, November 21

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THANK YOU everyone for making the Gazette #2 in Sonoma County for readership, circulation and distribution - both in print and online! AND for caring so much about our home.

Love Where You Live!

LETTERS come to us all month long that we post as COMMENTS on articles or in their own categories. If you have something you want our readers to see - please send them to vesta@sonic.net

Please visit our FIND the Gazette list of distribution locations if you can't find a copy of our print edition near you. You may also wish to SUBSCRIBE so the Gazette comes to you via mail each month.

Our CALENDARS are updated all month long, so check back often!

Gazette ADVERTTISERS keep us publishing and the circle of life and economy continues. So please keep in mind that the advertisers who purchase ads are the people who make it possible to publish this free paper. If you want to keep reading the Gazette, please support their businesses and do us a favor - tell them the Gazette sent you!  

We UPDATE this site all month long. Send us what you want our readers to know to vesta@sonic.net and I'll get them posted. 

ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Our pages are packed so please keep article to 700 words or less with subheads and images. Send them to vesta@sonic.net as attached WORD documents and copy and paste them into thebody of your e-mail so we KNOW that we have what you want to submit. Images are always welcome - 300dpi at 5 wide minimum please. We cannot promise that your article will see ink on paper (we get more articles than we have room to print) but we can get your article on our website. Word limits are less stringent on the web.

If you like to spend time on Facebook...LIKE us to stay in touch. MORE LATER! ~ Vesta

The Sonoma County Gazette Columns:

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