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Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey

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2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018

Inspired by a documentary theater project for the Petaluma sesquicentennial, Brian Glenn Bryson founded Walking Elephant Theatre Company as an opportunity for social and ecological healing.

2018-03-06Mar 6, 2018

Withered flowers abandoned to decay surround the stage of this elaborate Gothic melodrama. Two sisters are trapped in a pseudo-Victorian world by the memory of a twisted, overbearing father, and cope by retreating into labyrinthine fantasies. The warped sanctuary is shattered when an escaped convict arrives, violently forcing the sisters to examine reality and break free of their self-imposed prisons.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

Supervisor Lynda Hopkins held a town hall meeting on 2/24 about establishing MACs (Municipal Advisory Councils). This is a work-in-progress and will be a mechanism for our lower Russian River area residents to have a form of self-governance. Hopefully, it will also allow us to have more say in where our TOT hospitality taxes are being spent.A few weeks ago, I had an appointment to interview our Fire Chief Steve Baxman at 2:30 at the firehouse. He was a no show. Why?

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

A few weeks ago, I had an appointment to interview our Fire Chief Steve Baxman at 2:30 at the firehouse. He was a no show. Why?

2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018

July, the best month in Monte Rio, kicks off with our fireworks on Sunday 7/1. The fireworks are sponsored byMonte Rio Chamber, Monte Rio Rec & Park, and Monte Rio Fire Foundation.

2018-06-13Jun 13, 2018

‘Bullshot Crummond’ is a campy spy thriller in the style of a 1930s serial, with sinister villains, a brilliant scientist, and over-the-top hero, who poses majestically at every opportunity. Professor Fenton has been kidnapped by cliché German agents, who are awaiting the arrival of their clandestine submarine. The legendary Captain “Bullshot” Crummond is summoned to prevent the nefarious malefactors from achieving their objective, perhaps winning the affection of Rosemary Fenton. Through June 23 at Curtain Call Theatre in Monte Rio

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

Esteemed poet, Pat Nolan, continues to propel literary darts at the world from his Monte Rio home. Finally, his ancient boxes and file cabinet drawers have been salvaged from the period of 1969-89, when he was “ceaselessly writing,” and dragged into the light of day in his new release, “So Much,” his first volume of selected poems.

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

Before James Bond, before Austin Powers, before Clouseau, there was Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond. This dashing, determined, deliriously funny detective is a former Olympic champion, flying ace, auto racer, and all-around sporting chap who fights the forces of evil wherever he encounters them.

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

June already! Time to chill with friends and enjoy our beautiful outdoors. Maybe pick up a homemade Meyer Lemon ice cream at Rio Café. We all need time to decompress.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Expectations for the season are high because many businesses and workers have difficulties making it through slow winter months. The Workforce Housing Fund was awarded to, and is administered by, the Russian River Alliance to assist local workers who have experienced cashflow problems due to shortened work hours or the lack of affordable housing. Since January, 6 households needed help with rent & utilities.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

Prairie Home Companion meets Amateur Radio Hour in a series of live radio shows to be recorded at the historic Rio Theater in beautiful downtown Monte Rio.

2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018

I’ve been looking at demographics lately. I can tell you it’s challenging to get recent, reliable data. We need good data to determine where we currently stand and what we should be doing for our population going forward.

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