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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown

Penngrove, California

Email Lyndi at lyndibrown@sonic.net

Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - March 2017
March 1, 2017
by Lyndi Brown

“Nothing is so beautiful as spring …What is all this juice and all this joy?” – Gerald Manley Hopkins

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Tolay Lake Regional Park EIR Review Tolay Lake Regional Park Environmental Review Available for Public Comment
February 1, 2017
The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan is available for public review and comment from Jan. 10, through Feb. 23, 2017.
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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - February 2017
February 1, 2017
by Lyndi Brown

This month reminds us “Love is all you need”.  My February birthday makes me partial to hearts, amethyst and violets. I enjoy the simple pleasures of making Valentines with the neighbor kids, or for Petaluma People Services Center’s Special Delivery project to deliver handmade Valentines to those in the Senior Services Programs.

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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - January 2017
January 4, 2017
by Lyndi Brown

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama XIV

Over the holidays, my Facebook feed revealed that folks were apologetic when they posted photos of gingerbread houses, trees and funny holiday videos. 

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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - November 2016
October 26, 2016
by Lyndi Brown

At this time of year, I take advantage of one of PG&E’s free services – a  furnace check. All you have to do is call PG&E @ 1-800-743-5000 and make an appointment.

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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - October 2016
September 28, 2016
by Lyndi Brown

Fire & Suds Music Festival – October 1

Let’s come out and support our firefighters at a family-friendly music concert and beer garden fundraiser for Rancho Adobe Firefighters Association is set for Oct. 1 from 1-5pm in Penngrove Park, 11800 Main Street, Penngrove. If you can’t make it, please consider contributing to upgraded your Fire District’s equipment.

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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - September 2016
September 1, 2016
by Lyndi Brown

Hawaiian Shirts and Tiki Time – Sept. 10

Who doesn’t love a taste of the islands in your own backyard? Get your hula happening at the 7th Annual Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Penngrove Park.

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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - August 2016
August 1, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
Grok is a word coined by Robert A. Heinlein for his 1961 science-fiction novel, “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience.
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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - July 2016
June 29, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
In summertime, my column practically writes itself. There’s so many fun things to do, eat, enjoy and explore. My favorite day trips are with a few girlfriends, dubbed the Water Babes, in search of the perfect swim.
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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown -June 2016
May 27, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
“I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer...come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.”  – Oriana Green 
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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - May 2016
May 1, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
You’ve read about it: “There’s a Train Coming to Town”. And now the new train cars are rolling through town with increasing frequency, as SMART ramps up its system-wide testing of trains, tracks, signals and communications system prior to full service start-up later this year. However you must be alert to catch sight of a SMART train in Penngrove, for the railroad tracks through town are curvy and the trains are hidden by trackside buildings and vegetation. Trains come into view a few seconds before passing over the roadways here, elevating concerns for a deadly collision or disastrous derailment occurring at a grade crossing.
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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - April 2016
April 1, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
Our corner of the county gets on board with the 35th Butter and Egg Days Parade, coming up April 23rd in Petaluma. Expect imaginative parade floats and entries, with the theme of  All Aboard! Next Stop Petaluma! Events will celebrate our rich railway history and tracks to the future with the arrival of the SMART train in 2016! 
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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - March 2016
March 18, 2016
by Lyndi Brown

NEW MURAL FEATURES SAL SAGE

Local artist Janet Baer couldn’t resist painting a scene on a blank panel on the Penngrove Market building. “I want to see the spirit of Penngrove kept alive,” said Janet. “for the rest of our lives and the people who follow us. I’ll do WE DID IT!!! I can to help the town stay the way it is.”

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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - January 2016
January 1, 2016
by Lyndi Brown
Penngrove’s Gerald Haslam, with 28 books and hundreds of articles to his credit, has just experienced a first: His article on philanthropic investor Bonny Meyer (“Making an Impact”) will be printed in the forthcoming issue of North Bay Biz which is now edited by none other than Haslam’s older daughter, Alexandra Russell. The father-daughter team earlier co-edited Where Coyotes Howl and Wind Blows Free: Growing up in the West (1995) and co-wrote Workin’ Man Blues: Country Music in California that won Rolling Stone’s Ralph J. Gleason Award as the best book on music in 1999. The elder Haslam is retired from Sonoma State University and now writes op-ed pieces for the Sacramento Bee. Haslam and his wife Jan have been Penngrove resident since 1986.
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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - December 2015
December 1, 2015
by Lyndi Brown
This is the season for gathering with friends and family. When December rolls around, so does the spirit of giving. Our giving extends beyond our immediate circle to include our community, especially those who need our support. There are so many ways we can lend a hand, and extend the season’s caring.
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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - November 2015
November 1, 2015
by Lyndi Brown

Tusler Papers Go To Bancroft Library Collection

What’s a columnist to do when her husband’s papers enter the Bancroft Library? Correct -- put it in my column! The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley has added the personal papers, articles and photographs of Anthony Tusler to its Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement archive (DRILM). Tusler’s materials recognize  his 40-year leadership in the disability rights movement nationwide and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He captured gritty, on-the-street photo images of disability rights activists who pressed for the signing of Section 504 during  their 26-day sit-in of the San Francisco Federal Building in 1977. The occupation led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

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Penngrove Station - Lyndi Brown Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - September 2015
September 1, 2015
by Lyndi Brown
Plywood or Mural? Do you see plywood panels covering Penngrove Market’s windows? I don’t. I see a great canvas for a community mural. Petaluma artist Jason Holtz envisions a Sonoma Mountain scene dotted with farm animals. Jason, age 20, grew up doing art projects with his PTown neighbor Jackie Yurth.
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Penngrove Station - July 2015 Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - July 2015
July 1, 2015
by Lyndi Brown

I’m kicking off my Penngrove column with updates on last month’s news, and this invitation to visit for the July happenings. We won’t be beaten by fire!


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Penngrove Station - July 2015 Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown - July 2015
July 1, 2015
by Lyndi Brown

I’m kicking off my Penngrove column with updates on last month’s news, and this invitation to visit for the July happenings. We won’t be beaten by fire!


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