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Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown

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2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019

Let’s learn a little more about those crazy flashing lights at the odd traffic signal at the Main Street / Woodward railroad crossing. First: when the railroad crossing “crossbuck” lights are flashing, the bells are ringing, and the gates are descending, get outta there! A train is near! Legally, while red lights are flashing at a railroad crossing, the roadway is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This is  an unconditional stop and wait signal, not a proceed with caution signal. Common sense and the CA vehicle codes dictate that you stop your vehicle short of crossing gates, and wait behind the double white line while railroad crossing signals are active. When a train is past, wait until the gates are fully vertical and crossbuck flashing lights are turned off, before proceeding through the crossing.

2019-01-29Jan 29, 2019

The surprising gifts of later life are the subject of a free public program on Saturday, February 23, from 2–4 p.m. at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma. Dr. Susan Stewart will discuss her research and recently published work, Winter’s Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life. The event is hosted by the nonprofit Village Network of Petaluma. Drawing on folklore, recent research, the world’s wisdom traditions and the experience of elders themselves, Professor Stewart will describe a balanced and heartening view of age that acknowledges its challenges and celebrates its many gifts. 

2018-12-26Dec 26, 2018
2018-11-11Nov 11, 2018

Penngrove’s own Eartha McClelland was named Volunteer of the Year by Memorial Hospice for her work with Hospice of Petaluma.

2018-10-30Oct 30, 2018

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. A time capsule sponsored by the Penngrove Historical Society will be buried in front of Penngrove Market on November 11. 


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