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Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle

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Sep 27, 2017

I got lost in Forestville the other day. I overshot my intended turn. Ended up in an unfamiliar neighborhood. As I drove through I was struck at how different this section of Forestville was from mine. Some of us live in sweet neighborhoods with sunny gardens. Some of us are on ridgetops overlooking a vineyard, the river, or both.

Aug 31, 2017

The call came at 3 am.  A neighbor thought we might want to know. The house directly above us was on fire. We stumbled out the back to witness a roaring blaze 30’ up the hill. My mind froze. 

Jul 30, 2017

To all Forestvillians (and those who wish they were) What an honor to take over writing this column from Richard Naegle. It was Richard who got me involved in local projects in the first place. His enthusiasm for all things Forestville was catching. Volunteer he said, you’ll like it. He was right. I’ve met some of the best people on the planet thanks to his encouragement. Because of that I feel a part of this community, and that feels good.

Jun 26, 2017

Development of property adjacent to the Downtown ParkCatherine Bartolomei, one of the partners who own this property, reports that they have submitted a preliminary design to the County for a hotel – multi-level with 70 rooms (her Farmhouse Inn now has 25 rooms).

May 26, 2017

Dear Readers

I have enjoyed writing this column for the last 4+ years, but the time has come for me to move on to other adventures. Are you interested in writing this column? Of course, you would make it your own, in your own style.

May 22, 2017

When I look at Forestville, here is what I see - a welcoming and nurturing community where all people support each other and the activities Forestville provides.

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