The Sonoma County Gazette: Community News Magazine
Sonoma County Gazette
Subscribe
Sonoma Clean Power
Healdsburg Highlights
thumb_Healdsburg-Highlights-600.jpg
thumb_2_Healdsburg-Highlights-600.jpg

Healdsburg Highlights

Healdsburg, CA
Grace "Grace" Fine Art Photography By Elisabeth Sunday
May 1, 2016
For 26 years Elisabeth Sunday has found her muse in Africa: a place of origins, devastating beauty, great troubles and unyielding expressions of life. She's traveled alone and lived among various original peoples who amidst a changing world, have clung tenaciously to traditional ways of life. 
Read Article
Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - May 2016
May 1, 2016

Vineyards Will Use Recycled Water

Healdsburg has traditionally used potable – drinkable – water to irrigate their vineyards. But on March 21, the City Council began discussions about using recycled water during the five summer months that have previously permitted discharging its recycled water into the Russian River.

Read Article
Without a Home - Healdsburg Homeless Project No Place to Call Home - Perspectives on Homelessness
May 1, 2016
A few years ago, I attended a photo exhibit in Chicago, that highlighted homeless individuals who were in various stages of recovery. The stark black and white portraits, accompanied by an audio component allowing these individuals to reflect on “that moment” when they realized that they were without a home, struck a deep chord in my heart. 
Read Article
Camp Michela UPDATE: Camp Michela, Roseland
May 1, 2016

I met Jennifer Wertz at Camp Michela last week because she wants to learn from what they accomplished to see if lessons learned will benefit the homeless in her home town of Guerneville. This camp was established almost a year ago by OCCUPY Sonoma County as both a political and social statement to bring awareness to Sonoma County’s homeless population. What began as an experiment has become a working village of 18 residents, so in essence, what they set out to do, they have accomplished. 

Read Article
Healdsburg Plaza Healdsburg at a Crossroads
April 1, 2016
It’s hard to believe that not too long ago Healdsburg was a rough farm and lumber town with more bars than churches. 20 years ago it got a dose of Windsor-like development, which precipitated a backlash and a Growth Management Ordinance (GMO). About the same time the town decided it was a great idea to promote tourism. What could possibly go wrong?
Read Article
Healdsburg Plaza The Healdsburg Homeless Project
April 1, 2016
Our current program, With No Place To Call Home,  seeks to bring awareness to the general public about the homeless population in Healdsburg. The focus of this program is to talk about homelessness to the students of Healdsburg schools and coordinate with the art teachers in the participating classes in having the students work on art projects that reflect their feelings and responses to the many faces of homelessness. 
Read Article
Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - April 2016
April 1, 2016

Andrew Taylor’s Showdown

Come out and watch the world’s best free ride mountain bikers compete Saturday, April 9th in the Chris Beck Arena at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in a head to head competition, launching themselves upwards of 30’ in the air. Two riders at a time will drop into the courses performing mind blowing flips, whips and stunts. Qualifying will be a jam-style session with the judges choosing the top 32 riders to advance to the finals for a battle you won’t want to miss. 

Read Article
Walter Murray Healdsburg Highlights - March 2016
March 1, 2016

Beloved Centenarian Dies at 103

Elmer Walter Murray, who was a beloved citizen of Healdsburg all his life, died January 27. He lived in the same house for 100 years.

Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - February 2016
February 1, 2016

Love is Not Just About People

So many of us this month will celebrate the people we love on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. Florists will have a field day! Restaurants will be packed. But love is also shared with our four-legged friends. A primary example of that love is the new Shelter being built by the Sonoma Humane Society in Healdsburg. 


Read Article
Healdsburg Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative Healdsburg Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative
February 1, 2016
Signatures are being gathered to put a Water Fluoridation Moratorium Initiative on the Healdsburg ballot for November 2016.
Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - January 2016
January 3, 2016
The winter season has begun with the chill and rains brought on by El Nino. But there are many ways to cope with the weather. One good start is to participate in the 24th Annual Winter WINEland, a celebration of the grapes grown in the many vineyards throughout Sonoma County. On the weekend of January 16 and 17, choose from the more than 100 wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys. Meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All wineries will have something on sale; some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. You can also enjoy breakfast with the winemakers on Saturday, January 16. Go to wineroads.com for more info, and to purchase tickets.
Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - December 2015
December 3, 2015

Healdsburg District Hospital Launches 1000 for $1000 Campaign

North Sonoma County Healthcare District has been working with  North County Healthcare Foundation to secure new technology through the Kalmanovitz Charitable  Foundation’s $3 million matching grant program. The district has a limited time to receive dollars from  donors that will be matched by the Kalmanovitz Foundation and has launched a donor campaign titled  1000 for $1000 in hopes of generating $1 million by December 31, 2015. 

Read Article
It's a Wonderful Life at The Raven It's a Wonderful Life at The Raven
December 1, 2015
For those of you who are looking for a unique and clever twist of this beloved holiday classic - we have it. This play is exactly what it says it is - a live 1940’s radio broadcast.  A bit of history now. Radio performers were true stars (Jimmy Stewart, Abbott and Costello). The actors dressed in costume to stand in front of the mic!
Read Article
Hello Dolly - Tina Lloyd Meals and Steven Kent Barker Review - Hello Dolly at the Raven Theater – Healdsburg – by Harry Duke
July 3, 2015
In the dark days before the advent of such social apps as eharmony.com, farmersonly.com and Tinder, if a marriage-minded gentleman sought an introduction to a marriage-minded lady, he would engage the services of a matchmaker – a person who arranges relationships and marriages between others as a formal occupation. Matchmaking has long been a prominent plot device in literature and theatre. Often a subplot, like Yenta’s activities in Fiddler on the Roof, American musical theatre’s most beloved matchmaker is Dolly Gallagher Levi, the titular character in Hello, Dolly!, the Raven Players’ latest production now running at the Raven Theatre in Healdsburg.
Read Article
Upstairs Gallery - Ron Sumner - Healdsburg Upstairs Gallery - Healdsburg, Celebrates 18th Anniversary
June 1, 2015
The best kept secret in Healdsburg is a secret no more! This June ushers in the 18th anniversary of Upstairs Art Gallery, the oldest gallery in Healdsburg.
Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - June 2015
June 1, 2015
by Gina Riner

Earlybirds Place Begin New Venture

After 26 years as a vendor at the Healdsburg Farmers Market, lifelong Healdsburg resident Myrna Fincher and her husband Earl have retired from the market but not from the garden. They custom grow organic vegetables on their three and a half acre Alexander Valley farm for seven of Healdsburg’s restaurants, including Agave, Valette, Barn Diva, Dry Creek Kitchen, Café Lucia, El Farolito, and Casa de Mole.

Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Gina Riner
Who loves Healdsburg? Well, we know the national media does. And of course locals love it, especially our community spirit, and the Tuesday summer concerts in the downtown Plaza, and places like Wright’s Feed Store, the Bean Affair Coffee Shop and the B&B Lounge. New residents love the beauty and simplicity of living in a small rural city where you can run into your neighbors on a regular basis. The tourists LOVE the wine, the art galleries, the majestic vineyards and the many recreational opportunities. Fancy food restaurants, high-end shopping, wine tasting and the quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns delight the visitors.  For them, it’s an amazing and charming experience. “Healdsburg is like ‘Pleasantville, USA,’ offering big city luxury set in a rural background,” commented a recent guest of a local couple who operate a vacation rental business. (Yes, the vacation rental is legitimate but the City of Healdsburg’s Planning Commission required $14,000 in permit fees plus property modifications.)
Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - May 2015
May 1, 2015
by Gina Riner
Who loves Healdsburg? Well, we know the national media does. And of course locals love it, especially our community spirit, and the Tuesday summer concerts in the downtown Plaza, and places like Wright’s Feed Store, the Bean Affair Coffee Shop and the B&B Lounge. New residents love the beauty and simplicity of living in a small rural city where you can run into your neighbors on a regular basis. The tourists LOVE the wine, the art galleries, the majestic vineyards and the many recreational opportunities. Fancy food restaurants, high-end shopping, wine tasting and the quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns delight the visitors.  For them, it’s an amazing and charming experience. “Healdsburg is like ‘Pleasantville, USA,’ offering big city luxury set in a rural background,” commented a recent guest of a local couple who operate a vacation rental business. (Yes, the vacation rental is legitimate but the City of Healdsburg’s Planning Commission required $14,000 in permit fees plus property modifications.)
Read Article
Chris Schloemp, Jeremy Boucher Review – “Of Mice and Men” at the Raven Theater Healdsburg - by Harry Duke
April 20, 2015
With memories of Cinnabar Theater’s award-winning production of Of Mice and Men still fresh in local theatregoers’ minds, the Raven Players tempt comparison with their production of the John Steinbeck classic now running at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg.  I’ll cut to the chase. Director Jon Vissman stages a presentation that is often on par with, occasionally weaker than, and in a few instances superior to that aforementioned production. While it never quite maintains the emotional resonance that the more intimate staging allowed, it stands on its own.
Read Article
Gina Riner - Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - April 2015
April 1, 2015
by Gina Riner
A large crowd, including lifelong resident E. Walter Murray, age 102, turned out for a Planning Commission meeting at City Hall on March 24th to voice their feelings about a homeowner’s request to remove a 120-foot redwood tree planted circa 1904 near downtown. 
Read Article
Hans Bruhner Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2016 Sonoma County Gazette Dating - 707 Singles Community First Credit Union beekind of Sebastopol and San Francisco, cA Sonoma County Gardeners Resource Guide 2016 - FLIP the PAGES Fine Tree Care Sonoma County Gazette May 2016 - FLIP the PAGES Sonoma County Gazette May 2016
Website designed and powered by Webhelper.com CMS Content Management System
The Sonoma County Gazette website is brought to you in part by Sophie's Cellars, The Sonoma Wine & Cheese market, Monte Rio, California.