The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise and the City of Healdsburg are bringing both rubber duckies and families to the Healdsburg Plaza for the second annual combined Duck Dash and Kids’ Parade. The festivities will run from 10a to 2p. The parade begins at 11a in the plaza. Admission is free and comes with family activities and games, prizes and live music from the Russian River Ramblers and Jimbo the Clown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.