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Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell

Cloverdale, California

CONTACT Carol Russell (707) 669-0009

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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - March 2015
March 1, 2015
by Carol Russell

DISCOVERING OAT VALLEY VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLES

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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - February 2015
February 1, 2015
by Carol Russell

Three Ways To Love Where You Live!

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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - January 2015
January 1, 2015
by Carol Russell
Families. Friends. Visitors. Young. Old. And In-between. California's first Fair of the year is a beloved, multi-generational tradition among folks all around our region and even beyond. The Fair’s program for 2015 promises to make every day and night special. Plan now to join all of us for a truly joyous "small town Americana" experience.
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - December 2014
December 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
One of the most popular “All you can eat!” dinner events anywhere. Enjoy Dungeness cracked crab, pasta, salad, fresh bread and dessert with wine and beer included. Incredible live and silent auctions, plus lots of good old holiday fun in a relaxed, “Share our table” atmosphere—all for $50 per. 6-9p.m. at Citrus Fair, 100 Citrus Fair Dr. Hurry! No tix at the door. Buy from Kiwanis members or at brownpapertickets.com
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - November 2014
November 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
There just don’t seem enough adjectives to adequately describe Cloverdale’s beautiful new store, Bolt Fabric + Home, which had its ribbon cutting ceremony last month. 
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - October 2014
October 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
The spectacular Alexander Valley, especially Cloverdale, seems to nurture and attract vital, interesting, creative people. Whether it’s the men and women of the Arts AlliancePerforming Arts CenterHistorical Society and other civic groups or out of the ordinary business people including the owners of Plank Coffee and 14 FeetBolt FabricsFinishing TouchesPiacere Restaurant and many others. 
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - September 2014
September 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
Greg Carter, owner of Cloverdale Computer and member of the Kiwanis Club of Cloverdale has repeatedly saved me from assorted tech terrors and self-imposed snafus, becoming one of my heroes. Recently, he became an even greater hero as he climbed Japan’s fabled Mt. Fuji in July with the goal of raising $5000 in donations for The Eliminate Project (a partnership of Kiwanis International and UNICEF) that aims to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) worldwide.  
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chicken flock Cloverdale Chicken Tests Positive for Antibodies to West Nile Virus
August 20, 2014
The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (MSMVCD) announced the first sentinel chicken to test positive for antibodies to West Nile virus (WNV) in Sonoma County this year. The sentinel chicken that tested positive is from a flock that is located in the vicinity of Asti Road and Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - August 2014
August 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
New. Relocating. Expanding. Movie theater. Staffing service. Print shop. Photographer. Restaurants and more. All the smart owners selecting it as the site of their businesses are keeping East First Street bustling with happy activity and success. 
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Sonoma Clean Power UPDATES Cloverdale City Council Votes to Join Sonoma Clean Power
July 24, 2014
The Cloverdale City Council voted unanimously 5-0 in favor of joining Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) at their City Council meeting July 23rd. As part of the resolution, the City Council agreed to have Vice Mayor Bob Cox represent Cloverdale on the SCP Board of Directors, and Councilmember Mike Maacks as the Board alternate.
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Moonlight and Magnolias Matt Farrell, Steven David Martin Review-Moonlight and Magnolias at Cloverdale Arts and Raven Theater Windsor - by Harry Duke
June 16, 2014
Classic Hollywood comes to Cloverdale in the guise of “Moonlight and Magnolias”, a comedy running now at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center through June 22.  It then moves to the Raven Theater – Windsor for four performances from June 26 – 29.
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - June 2014
June 1, 2014
by Carol Russell

48%!!!!

Thanks to an inspiring (and clearly effective) combination of conservation by Cloverdale’s residents and businesses plus the prompt repair of any leaks, that’s the truly amazing reduction in Coverdale’s water demand from mid-March to mid-May.

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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - May 2014
May 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
Last month I promised to tell you more about popular Cloverdale venues where we locals, our visitors and tourists enjoy evenings filled with terrific music. These are usually free or “no cover charge” events where you can come-as-you-are, visit neighbors, make new friends, maybe have a great meal and, as you’ll see in the final section below, even bring the kids. All the while enjoying top-notch musicians, singers and songwriters.
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Sculpture Trail in Cloverdale, Geyserville Sculpture Trail in Cloverdale, Geyserville
April 30, 2014
There will be energy and excitement in downtown Cloverdale the morning of May 8th as new sculptures for the 2014-2015 Sculpture Trail arrive to be installed, and the 2013-2014 sculptures are de-installed. It is time to say “good-bye” to your favorite Geyserville and Cloverdale sculpture. The same hustle and bustle will continue later in Geyserville. 
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City of Cloverdale General Plan Land Use Urban Growth Boundaries create Battles in Cloverdale
April 2, 2014
In 2010, the City of Cloverdale was the final city in Sonoma County to pass an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Environmental and smart growth advocates, as well as dedicated local residents spent years educating the public and governmental leaders of Cloverdale about the benefits of a UGB to prevent sprawl, encourage “in-fill” and downtown development, and protect the quality of life for local residents into the future. Unfortunately, when it came time to place the measure before voters, the City Council insisted on including three large land “islands,” referred to as Exception Areas in official planning documents, into the Southern planning area of the UGB. These Exception Areas include an Industrial Area, part of the Raines Creek Water District, and the historic Swiss-Italian Colony of Asti. Voters ultimately passed the measure, setting up a battle sure to come in the future. 
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - Apr 2014
April 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
From horses and stagecoaches to motorcycles and cars, from rough trails to smooth rails and modern highways, from its pioneer founding in the 1850s to its modern way of life and business, the history of our rural city has paralleled the history of transportation, especially the railroad. 
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - Mar 2014
March 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
Individuals triumphing over “The System”. The goodness and generosity of the people of a united community. The American Dream realized in a happy ending. If you know movies, you know the legendary director Frank Capra and will understand why the real life story of The Clover Theater reminds me of his greatest films.
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - Feb 2014
February 1, 2014
by Carol Russell
A man’s hand gently cradles the delicate round head of a tiny baby. Only his strong young fingers and the baby’s downy crown of carefully brushed, reddish blond hair are in focus. Yet the story this photo tells us of a new dad’s love, pride, tenderness and awe is compellingly clear.            
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Vino in Cloverdale - Wine, Art and Entertainment  Review Vino in Cloverdale - Wine, Art and Entertainment Review
December 1, 2013
I spend a lot of time in Cloverdale. Mostly for work, but on occasion I get to enjoy some of the many events and leisure activities the town has to offer. There is a lot more going on in the town than firsts meets the eye. Cloverdale has a great live theater, art studio with all kinds of classes, live music every weekend, and an abundance of good restaurants.
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Cloverdale Comments Cloverdale Comments - Dec 2013
December 1, 2013
by Carol Russell
In October I told you about Cloverdale Kiwanis Club’s Annual Harvest Marathon. Happy to report it was another success and having greatly enjoyed my volunteer stint at its Asti site, I’m sending a special shout-out to my BFVF (Best Fellow Volunteer Friend), Sandra, and to everyone responsible for an amazing event that raised money to send free books to local kids through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  
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