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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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Nov 22, 2017

Come December, Petaluma turns into a winter wonderland, even offering a bit of “snowfall” if you are in the right place at the right time. Visit PetalumaDowntown.com and VisitPetaluma.com for more info all these free events....

 

Jun 28, 2017

The Petaluma Art & Garden Festival returns for its 16th year, on Sun, July 9, from 11am – 5pm, and as always, it’s free! If you haven’t been to one of Petaluma’s downtown closed-street festivals, this is one of the best. The HOTS, Soul Section, and J Kevin Durkin will play on the two main stages, while visitors browse through wares from local crafters, artisans, and gardeners. There is also a free sidewalk chalk art competition. (Visitpetalumadowntown.com to register.)

Nov 6, 2017

Community meetings are planned this month to receive input on a stormwater resources plan for the Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek watersheds that will identify projects that utilize stormwater from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such as flood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, and improving water quality in creeks and streams.

Oct 25, 2017

Petaluma is a naturally beautiful place to live, but what makes Petaluma what it is, are the people, not the place. Even in the beginning stages of this crisis, before we had any idea just how bad it was going to get, Petalumas were mobilizing to help out their neighbors to the north who were fleeing the devastating fires.

Oct 23, 2017

“No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the fires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended.

 

Sep 27, 2017

Do you or your kids use our local libraries? Have you ever felt a sense of wonder in a garden? Do you just like the color and character nice gardens bring to your community? If yes, we need you!

Sep 27, 2017

The Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition has turned into quite an extravaganza, and has moved locations in order to accommodate more activities and a large crowd. On Saturday, Oct 7, the gates will open at noon, on Scott Street, in front of 101 North Brewery Company.

Aug 31, 2017

In case you missed my recent Petaluma Ice Cream Guide article in thePetaluma Argus-Courier,Mariposa Ice Creamery came in as one of the top favorites, not only for their creaminess, but also for their great flavors, like Spiced Mexican Chocolate, Coffee Caramel Crunch, Peanut Butter Pretzel, and their spectacular Strawberry ice cream.

Aug 31, 2017

I was commissioned by the PTA to design and make a mosaic for the school containing ceramic pieces that the students would create. The theme of this project is "We reach for the stars while remembering the flowers at our feet".

Aug 31, 2017

Do you expect to live in your own home as long as you can? Do you want to support a loved one as they make this choice? If so, you’ll want to know about the innovative Village movement for people ages 50 and better.

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