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2019-10-20Oct 20, 2019

I reported a few months ago on new regulations for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems based on inaccurate information that redwood boxes would be acceptable, unlike cesspools. I have recently been informed that the regulators consider them both the same. If you have a redwood “Septic Tank” meaning dual chambers and a leachfield you are probably OK. The Monte Rio Recreation & Park District Board is looking to appoint a replacement for outgoing board members. Robert Gray has sold  Cuts on the Green  to Lisa Parmeter. The name will now be The Shop

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

I just returned from a long Caribbean cruise with an after stop in South Florida and Wilton Manors.While the cruise was originally going to Cuba, at least the redirected cruise had an excursion to stunning Trunk Bay beach in St. John.  A rare long vacation really can help expand your perspective on life.

2019-08-26Aug 26, 2019

County has Adopted the Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual, version 7 dated 8/15/19. We also have a new ombudsperson, Alisha O’Loughlin, who can assist residents regarding septic upgrades. Next summer you will be asked what type of system you have. Systems will have to be inspected every 5 years (you pay for inspection).  In the Fifth District Office, Elise VanDyne has taken over the field rep position from Amie Windsor. Elise was most recently the Executive Director for Russian River Chamber. District Director Susan Upchurch will be retiring to her home on Whidbey Island near Seattle in October after 11 years of service.

2019-07-26Jul 26, 2019

We may be getting WCCS Empowerment Center classes at the MRRPD Youth Center building next to the tennis courts. The Empowerment Center will have classes mid-day mid-week. Classes are currently being held in the Russian River Senior Center and the Empowerment Center needs more space. Update on Noise Ordinance:  There has been a lot of traction on this recently with over 300 petition signatures in support of a noise ordinance, as well as social media and a local news article on the subject. Russian River Alliance, along with some of its member groups, started this initiative last summer in response to public requests. 

2019-07-15Jul 15, 2019

The biggest show of the year, the Monte Rio Variety Show will take place at the Monte Rio Amphitheater on Thursday July 25. Join us for a special evening of music, comedy and theater. With a uniquely wide range of acts, from Jazz to Classical, from Country to Rock, the Monte Rio Variety Show has been a Russian River tradition for 108 years.

2019-06-30Jun 30, 2019
2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

Come join the festivities on July 5th at Monte Rio Beach as we celebrate Independence Day Monte Rio style beginning with the Big Rocky Games for children from 12-4 followed by a float parade at dusk. See the famous Monte Rio water curtain which shows images of the American Flag projected off the bridge and then get ready to view an amazing fireworks show - the best on the river - bar none.

2019-06-05Jun 5, 2019

William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is saturated with a mystical, charged atmosphere of shrouded moors and supernatural omens echoing through castle halls. In this unique adaptation by Avilynn Pwyll, magick takes center stage through the antics of witches and Lady Macbeth’s dark arts. 

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