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Healdsburg Highlights

Healdsburg, CA
Granny Unit Housing Granny In Your Back Yard? Part 2: Grassroots SDU Housing
August 7, 2016
The City of Healdsburg is updating its granny unit ordinance and needs your input to build a more effective and robust granny unit program. Would it serve your family to have a rentable granny unit? This commentary introduces homeowners to the idea, and provides a big picture view of a multifaceted program in which the ordinance plays but a part. We’ll followup  in our next article putting granny units in context with the City’s current work to provide affordable housing. 
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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - August 2016
August 1, 2016
The intersection of Mill Street, Vine Street and Healdsburg Avenue will join in the form or a traffic circle, or Roundabout. GHD is starting construction now, and the $11 million “Healdsburg Avenue Improvements” project is due to take about 15 months to complete. Traffic will continue to flow, although it may be slowed down a bit due to the construction. 
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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - July 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

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Granny Unit Housing Granny In Your Back Yard?
June 26, 2016
The City of Healdsburg is updating its granny unit ordinance and needs your input to build a more effective and robust granny unit program. Would it serve your family to have a rentable granny unit? This commentary introduces homeowners to the idea, and provides a big picture view of a multifaceted program in which the ordinance plays but a part. We’ll followup  in our next article putting granny units in context with the City’s current work to provide affordable housing. 
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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - June 2016
June 1, 2016
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
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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. 
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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.

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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. 
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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. 

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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?
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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. 
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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. 

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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.

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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. 


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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.
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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.
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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. 

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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!
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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.
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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.
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