Summer’s just around the corner, and I for one am ready! There’s not much this summer isn’t going to hold for me. A road trip, camping, work, the start of college applications, and some coveted free time. Other than Devin leaving for college, I’m looking forward to summer and all it brings, especially sleeping in and waking up in the sunlight hours.
May is an exciting month for a cultural ‘Harmonic Convergence’ in the West County, as several of Occidental’s favorite community-based organizations collaborate to promote the arts, arts education and community.
The KOWS Herd is delighted to stampede into downtown Sebastopol on December 1st , from the green fields of Occidental. With our unique West County vibe, we want to be closer to, and munch on, all the wonderful political, cultural, social, and arts worlds centered in this creatively vibrant community.
The Occidental Community Center has been a landmark at the south end of town since the mid-1970’s. In recent years the building has been underutilized. This dearth of programming has made the Center somewhat of a financial liability for its property owner, which has been Sonoma County Regional Parks. By the end of this year, Regional Parks is transferring the building over to the County’s General Services Department..
West County’s most popular community radio station KOWS 107.3 FM is looking to the community to help relocate their antenna and transmitter to provide a more robust signal for West County, the Russian River area, Sebastopol, and Santa Rosa. While today’s signal finds pockets of strong reception, there are those low lying locations in the County that have online listeners who’ve expressed a desire to listen beyond the internet streaming presence that exists today.