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Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell and Reece Foxen

What's Happening in Cloverdale?

Sep 27, 2017
by Carol Russell


In August, 2017, having purchased one of Cloverdale’s landmark restaurants, Monique Hernandez-Evans (an experienced businesswomen who’d worked there over the years) and husband, Jeff Evans, renamed it…slightly. 

MoE’s Eagle’s Nest Deli, LLC blends its traditions of great prices, “from scratch” recipes (like its pesto-mayo), generous portions and high-quality sandwiches, salads, and burgers (try the signature Black Bart Burger!) that helped make this family-friendly eaterie so popular among residents and visitors with its new name sake’s personal touch in delicious menu innovations (such as the Island Burger) and enhanced features (including lunchbox catering). Add in a customer-focused staff, a welcoming atmosphere, and a menu offering enough personal choices to satisfy almost any diet, taste buds or pocketbook and it’s easy to see how that landmark status will be preserved and even enhanced. 113 No. Cloverdale Blvd; 894-9290; Mon.-Thurs., 9-4; Fri., 9-9; Sat., 9-7; Sun., 9-4. Plus: Fri.& Sat. “Happy Hour”, 5-7pm; Breakfast daily, 9-11:30 a.m. Don’t forget to use the Sandwich Card: Buy 10 deli sandwiches and the 11th is free! Buy 50, get a $25 gift certificate!

Transportation for Seniors: Getting to medical/social services appointments, shopping, and, equally important, social/family visits can be very difficult for seniors and the disabled. Cloverdale Senior Center has found a way to resolve this problem with the help of Elizabeth Reynaldo, Transportation Coordinator, who also acts as an intergenerational connection for the seniors.

If you are a member of the Senior Center, which costs $15 per year, or disabled, a transportation program has been created, whereby, you call the center (preferably with 3-5 days notice) and either Mr. Taxi or a volunteer is dispatched to pick you up and take you to your destination, even to Santa Rosa. They will wait and return you home. All for free. More info: (707) 894-4826 or

Books for SALE at the Library: October, a month of constant activity and community giving in many forms, opens with the Friends of Cloverdale Library Book Sale (Oct.4th-7th). The annual fundraiser provides you with books to read and enjoy, while it provides the Friends with the funds necessary to support programs at the Cloverdale Library. Members have early access to the books and it finishes with the Saturday $5 per bag of books for everyone. You can join the Cloverdale Friends, becoming an important part of the community, at the sale or by going by the Library. Support this valuable community asset. See you there! More info:

Local Festivities & Fundraisers: You can go from the Friends’ Book Sale on Saturday the 7th to the downtown plaza and have some fun at Cloverdale’s annualOktoberfest. This seasonal tradition finds a true German food fair with bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, apple crisp, and beer and wine tasting for your pallet’s enjoyment plus live music with fun activities for the whole family to carry you through the day. 12 – 8pm

A week later, October 14th takes you from books to the outdoors, bicycling across the beautiful Northern Sonoma County countryside in a 25K, 50K or 100K ride with the Asti Tour de Vine. This Rotary Club fundraiser supports the Rotary student scholarship program in Cloverdale as well as other local and international programs. Finish the ride at a wonderful luncheon provided by the Rotary. Guests are welcome. More info:

Take some time to relax during the following week, October 19-22nd. Enjoy the Alexander Valley Film Festival, watching movies such a sThe Square, Faces Places, and Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin shown at The Clover and The Raven theaters. “The Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) strengthens our community by captivating and engaging audiences...providing access and educational opportunities in the media arts, and celebrating our collective humanity through year-round educational and cultural enrichment programs...” Bringing film to our local students is an important part of the AVFS’s with classes conducted by active members of the film community. The Festival provides the means to coordinate these classes. Info:

On October 22nd, theVineyard Races give runners and walkers a chance to cross through the vineyards on groomed roads in the natural beauty of Sonoma County. The Cloverdale Kiwanis use the funds from this race to support the partnership between Cloverdale and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. These races make it possible for children under five in Cloverdale to enrich their imagination with a book mailed to them each month. More info: and

Giving and enjoying one’s community – what can be better?


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