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Penngrove Station By Lyndi Brown

A Time Capsule Sponsored by the Penngrove Historical Society and more Events

Oct 30, 2018
by Lyndi Brown


 “When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.”

– Vietnamese Proverb

This quote makes me stop to appreciate all the people who have come before me. It renews my thankfulness and gratitude for the trail they blazed, and the trail I am making, both today and tomorrow.


Come and join the fun at this new Art & Craft Fair benefitting Penngrove Elementary School. With live music, food, samples, and many local artists, it’s sure to be a good time! 10am-4pm. Free
753-4974 /


1910 postcard - Penngrove Market Building,time capsule sponsored by the Penngrove Historical Society will be buried in front of Penngrove Market on November 11. It will be clearly marked so that in 50 years it can be unearthed to the delight and amusement of Penngrovians of the year 2068.

All members of the community are welcome at the ceremony at 2:00 PM and to bring an item of current local interest to include in the sturdy, waterproof PVC casket. Photos, business cards and other small mementos of life in Penngrove in 2018 are appropriate. The goal is to give our grandkids—or our grandkids’ grandkids—a direct link to life here today.

Penngrove has changed in the past few years. How much it will change in the next half-century we cannot imagine. Let’s give our descendants a glimpse of our hometown and why we are happy to be living here.

During the Bicentennial year, a time capsule was interred. Just where, no one seems to recall. It was on the Penngrove school grounds we believe. Construction has taken place there, and the lay of the land is not what it was in the 1970s. If anyone remembers its whereabouts, let us know.

Our new time capsule will be placed under the concrete entry way of the Penngrove Market. A marker made of local stone and etched by stone artist, Jennifer Bell of Lost Creek Etching, will cap the burial site as a lasting reminder of the historical treasures concealed within.


I’ll be hosting an info meeting about the Village Network. Learn how adults ages 50+ enjoy connection and fun with the Village Network. Together, we’re expanding choices at all stages of aging. This nationwide movement is changing the conversation about aging better together. Bring a friend, and get your questions answered. Come early to select your drinks and snacks, and we’ll begin at 2:00 pm. Prospective volunteers of all ages are welcome, Thursday Nov. 15 at 2:00 pm at Penngrove Market. (Other Village Welcome meetings this month are Nov. 8 and Nov. 17 at the Village office, 955 Petaluma Blvd. South at 11:00 am). For info 776-6055


Penngrove’s Artful Arrangements farm invites us to gather at 2pm for a guided tour of the grounds. Kids can feed the chickens, learn about farm animals and parents help them plant a plant to nurture. There will be music, libations & a community meal. Walk through The Portal of Time - a symbolic standing interactive art installation that's 12' in diameter - and learn how the past shapes your decisions today, which impact the future! This free event is the 5th annual Giving Thanks family day. If you haven’t yet been to the farm, you might like to know it includes a small event venue for groups up to 75 for family gatherings such as weddings, anniversaries, reunions and celebrations.

Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM – 4 PM. Artful Arrangement, 205 Orchard Lane, Penngrove.

Yanni’s Sausage Reports

Yanni and Francesca report they were “Driving the Yanni Mobile on 101 and an SUV pulls up next to us asking us to take the next exit. We follow the car and find out the driver is the owner of Merriam Vineyards and she needs to buy Loukaniko for a harvest dinner. First time we’ve gotten a new customer driving on the freeway!” We miss your little shop in Penngrove, but we’re glad you’re getting placed in so many markets, and we can still get your tasty sausages at Yia Yia’s Café “The Grateful Greek” in downtown PG.


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