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Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar - September 2016


Positively Petaluma - September 2016

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. (, 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. The realistic walkthrough experience is truly the best way to captivate remote audiences for almost any space. This technology, already embraced by brokers and Realtors to show off their listings, can be used to capture historic sites, businesses, retail, restaurants, event venues, interior design or construction portfolios, and content for news and entertainment. Try it out and experience it for yourself by going to For more information, call (707) 773-6000.

Athletes can choose from Surf or Turf in September. On Sunday, September 4th the North Bay Rowing club is sponsoring the 13th Annual Petaluma River Marathon The Petaluma River is well known to the rowing community for its flat water over a long distance of 13.1 miles from the Petaluma turning basin to the pre-1900 railroad bridge near the entrance of San Pablo Bay. The race includes several types of crafts including row boats, ocean or flat kayaks, surfskies, canoes, SUPs, and outrigger canoes. The race starts early in the morning and ends around noon. For those who prefer turf can strap on their tennies and run with the cows – Clo that is – in the Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K on September 18 starting at 7:00 am.

In 2014 USA Today gives Petaluma the #2 spot in the country on their Top 10 Spots for Antiquing – their description of Petaluma it gives “Gorgeous setting in Sonoma wine country boasts well-stocked stores.” The Petaluma Downtown Association puts on some of the finest events in Sonoma County including the Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade. One event they sponsor takes place twice per year and attracts over 180 antique dealers and over 8000 discerning collectors from all over. The Petaluma Antique Faire happens in the Spring and Fall quite literally turning the downtown into a massive antique marketplace. The Spring Faire in April this year was an enormous success. This due in part by the tireless efforts of event organizer Michelle McCauley, owner of Summer Cottage Antiques located on 153 Kentucky Street, and PDA’s Executive Director Marie McCusker and her massive volunteer team. This year the Fall Faire will be on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 8am to 4pm. It’s free – so don’t miss it. 

Want to enjoy craft beers made from your own backyard? The Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival will be featuring 20 local breweries on the historic Petaluma riverfront. This event organized by the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley will be held on Saturday, September 17, Beside great beer there will be entertainment provided by Petaluma Pete, Randy and the Special Agents and Sugar Moon

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