Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter
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The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) has received a $10,000 grant from Petaluma Poultry to help improve the nutritional intake of at-risk children in Sonoma County through the Megan Furth Harvest Pantry (MFHP). The Petaluma Poultry grant is funded by its Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.
A new exciting technology has been introduced in Petaluma. A 3D walkthrough imaging service was launched by a downtown Petaluma company called aftertec advanced imaging (aai). aai is a spin off of the aftertec, Inc. (aftertec.com), an IT computer and service repair company, located in the historic Herold building. aai acquired MatterportTM camera with laser mapping technology helps create immersive digital 3D tours out of real-world environments.
I can’t think of a better way to get out of the house, get in a good walk, enjoy music, shopping while getting a taste of the Petaluma’s culinary scene. You get all this and more when you experience the 11th Annual Taste of Petaluma.
A group of merchants in Petaluma organized by Holly Wick, owner of Athletic Soles, of the Petaluma Downtown Association made efforts to clean up and beautify the downtown on June 20th.
Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists (WCM, Inc.) are fueling the future for female motorcyclists. Recently WCM, Inc. provided $2000 in scholarship funds, powered by Cycle Gear, to Girlz MotoCamps by Petaluma’s Shelina Moreda. The scholarship funds will pave the way for two underprivileged candidates of high school age or younger to ride in their training camp during the memorial day weekend.
ongrats to fellow contributor Lyndi Brown (Check out Penngrove Station) for being our #1 Citizen “Good Egg”. Petaluma is a happening place because of people like her who contributed so much to our community. Hats off also to Charlie Siebenthal of Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society honored with the duty of being our Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade Grand Marshal.
Happy New Year and what a great year it will be for Petaluma! For a moment I will reflect on some of our recent events. Everyone loves driving around during the holidays to see the Christmas light displays on Petaluma’s City of Lights Driving Tour. Congrats first place individual winner Michael Crutchon, and there was a tie for first place business winners: Sunrise Senior Living and Armor Locksmith. Thousands turned out for the annual Petaluma River Lighted Boat Parade and Hospice Light Up A Life Tree Lighting ceremony.
Thanks to the work of Brian Dixon who directs the Petaluma Athletic Club’s Junior Racquetball program, two of our young Petaluman junior racquetball players, Heather Mahoney (10U Girls) and James D’Ambrogia(12U Boys) advanced to the World Championships. They were both in the top 2 at the National Junior Racquetball Championships and invited to play on Team USA to and advance to the 2015 Junior World Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition to singles, both Heather and James played doubles.
Third Annual Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
While Petaluma and Sonoma County have been known worldwide for wines and dairy products for many years, they are now building up a reputation for artisanal breweries as well.