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Feeling Graton by Jennifer Butler

Bowman Cellars Now Open

Feb 28, 2018


Greetings Graton. I hope this finds you all in health & happiness.

 Bowman Cellars

Now open for business! Hours are:
Thursday-Sunday 11-6pm and by appointment only Monday-Wednesday

Local live music line-up with happy hour

March 2nd (4pm) French oak Gypsies

March 12 (1pm) Brothers Gadjo

March 23 (4pm) Brothers Gadjo

April 1 (1pm) Tim Sawyer (Free Peoples)

Graton Green Park by HolLynn

The Graton Green is about to become a reality, with purchase of the land for the park (bordered by Edison, Shirley and Bowen streets 1/2 block south of Graton Road) scheduled for this spring. Using the water tower as a funding source by leasing space on it to a cell phone company is off the agenda. It was just an idea as the Graton Green Group Board brainstorms on how to establish funding every year to pay for insurance, maintenance, electricity and water services. That’s a lot to come up with, and we have several ways that the community can help.

Please go to the website to purchase wonderful tote bags with art work by Rik Olson, license plate holders designed especially for Grateronians and to order memorial bricks. Bricks will probably be installed this year, so order yours now.The tote bags are also available for sale at the Graton Gallery. Or, send donations to GGG, PO Box 858, Graton, CA 95444.

Your input is always welcomed. You can call HolLynn D’Lil at 829-9440 if you’d like to be part of Graton’s history and help build the Graton Green! Oh, and check out the proposed park design at the Graton Post Office. (We’re adding 50 trees to our 1/2 acre park.)

Graton Bus StopCheck it out! Graton’s got a fancy new bus stop across from the post office. A nice place for people to keep out of the rain.

Inspired Fitness: While not officially in Graton, you may have noticed that at the corner of Occidental and 116 is a new gym. They offer a wide variety off of group classes like Yoga, P90X, TRX and Bootcamp and Pilates and have personal training, a peaceful Yoga studio and state of the art equipment. Check the schedule online to find some really cool workshop that include topics such as nutrition and sound healing.

Squatters: If you don’t know already please be alerted that there was a substantial illegal squatter’s camp found nearTanuda and Facendini. Not only iss the land being occupied without authorization but it was reported that there has been a substantial amount of waste, including drug paraphernalia.

Graton, tends to be a very tolerant community, but we need to report this type of activity. The owners of the property, need to be made aware of what’s happening so that they can decide the next right course of action. I’m not suggesting that we become paranoid tattletales merely that we keep a good neighborly eye open for what’s healthy for the communityt.

Edison and Irvine not a thoroughfare: Fellow Graton neighbors. When driving, you are not saving time when you cut up Irving and down Edison to avoid 1 stop sign on Graton Road. This is a residential street and not a thoroughfare. Please stop cutting through this way. Especially you speeders and those who disregard the stop sign. Again this is residential street with children and pets.

March at the Graton Community Center

Mosaic Class March 24, 9-4. Come learn how to decorate stepping stones, bird houses or other fun items. Materials available at class are a base structure, glass (tile), adhesive, grout and gloves; you bring goggles and tile cutters (loaners available). $23 per person. Class offered quarterly. For more info, contact Charlene at 542-0797.

Classes at the Graton Community Center

• Yoga with Denise (Monday 8:45 am) and Erin (Thursday 8:45 am)

• Judo withLance Lameyse (Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 – 8:30 pm) (707) 799-4924,

• Women’s Boot Camp with Tina (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 pm),


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