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Healdsburg Highlights

Healdsburg, CA
Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - February 2017
February 1, 2017
When reading this you have finished all the fun of the holidays and may be getting ready either to party in the New Year or start the first of the resolutions… which usually begin with shedding all that holiday weight. Motion Fitness on North Street is a good place to start. At a reasonable $50 a month, the gym is relaxed and open 24 hours a day for those 4am treadmill runs. Love their classes, too, and training with Thoma!
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Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Healdsburg Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Healdsburg
January 8, 2017
Due to the storm moving through Sonoma County, hundreds of individuals have been displaced.  In particular, the homeless population who live along the Russian River have had to quickly move into safer areas. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Healdsburg, California has immediately responded, providing food, clothes, bedding and temporary shelter. In cooperation with North Sonoma County Services, (NSCS), volunteers have created a coordination location for donations and outreach for those needing support.
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We’re Looking for the Next Mr. Healdsburg! We’re Looking for the Next Mr. Healdsburg
January 4, 2017
It’s that time of year again! – The 2017 Mr. Healdsburg Pageant is coming to town, and men ages 21-121 are encouraged to join the fun! 
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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - December 2016
November 25, 2016

I am thrilled to be taking over the Healdsburg column in The Sonoma County Gazette, a guide to what is happening and what matters in our County.

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Purls of Joy Charity Projects and Events Purls of Joy Charity Projects and Events
November 11, 2016
Purls of Joy opened in December 2010 with the intent of becoming a warm and welcoming place for knitters and crocheters. 
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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - November 2016
October 26, 2016

Holiday Events in Healdsburg

If you’re looking for a way to do some giving for Thanksgiving, join The Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg on Saturday, November 12 for the 6th annual “Dancing with the Stars at the Raven” competition. Professional dancers team with local celebrities for the theater’s primary fundraising event of the year. The proceeds of this fun charity event help to cover the theater’s annual costs. Hafner Vineyards is the official wine sponsor. 

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Delusional Politics Not Just National Delusional Politics Not Just National
October 26, 2016
If there is a silver lining to this season’s presidential election debacle it has made many of us hyper-cognizant of the ability of the human brain to construct realities where none exist. We shake our head in wonderment, as friends, family and colleagues support the most outrageous campaign statements and behaviors that would normally be anathema to them. 
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Matthew Witthaus - Tika Moon in Sweeney Todd at the Raven Review – “Sweeney Todd” at the Raven Performing Arts by Harry Duke
October 5, 2016

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd.
His skin was pale and his eye was odd.
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
who never thereafter were heard of again.

So begins Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s most operatic musical program. How operatic? Well, the last major production in the Bay Area was in 2015 by the San Francisco Opera - which is my way of saying that it’s one helluva challenge for any community theatre to take on this show. So pre-review props to the Raven Players in Healdsburg for taking their shot.

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The Night Shift Film Festivals Present Short Films
September 28, 2016

On October 7 and 8, Healdsburg Flix Mix and the Mendocino Film Festival invite film- and art-lovers to a special screening of the 2016 Mendocino Film Festival Short Films Program at Paul Mahder Gallery in downtown Healdsburg. Featuring nine touching and funny short films on the triumphs and travails of being human, the Short Films Program includes two 2016 Oscar winners, Bear Story and Stutterer, and will kick off Healdsburg Flix Mix’s fall season. 

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Healdsburg Highlights Healdsburg Highlights - September 2016
September 1, 2016

The Healdsburg Council on August 17 took up the issue of what to do with the space occupied by the Cerri building. They came up with plans to keep the building, provide as much parking space as possible, provide public restrooms and a kitchen for public events, and provide a permanent home for the Farmer’s Market.  

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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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