World Competition is Ugly

This week, it is the start of summer and in Petaluma, it is another chance to see the World’ Ugliest Dog. It’s been Eighty years that the Sonoma-Marin Fair has been featuring local food, agriculture and entertainment. Don’t miss the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 21, 2019 There will be 5 Fun-Filled days of entertainment, competition and exhibits that will showcase the abundance of the north bay area.  You might enjoy the free concerts, carnival rides and delicious food.  At the extremes this year will feature such things as the Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest and the thrill of …

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Sip the Gap

Join us as we Sip the Gap! Enjoy amazing wine from right here in your own backyard while listening to live music and enjoying locally sourced bites Saturday June 22nd2:00pm to 5:00pm For Tickets Please Visit:www.SonomaSipSociety.com 140 Keller Street Petaluma, CA 94952(707) 781-8850

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Fulton 500

On a warm spring afternoon in Sonoma County, when the sun was shining and the grape vines had just sprouted new buds I attended  a  Barbeque.  It was the monthly gathering of the Fulton 500. The group met at a nondescript farmhouse, built in a craftsmen style with a huge wraparound deck and a small vineyard for a backyard.  This is a group of old men who gathered to share Sonoma County’s wonderful abundance.   Each had brought a bottle of wine to share and tales from a  storied past. Many of the men are retired, having devoted their resources to …

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Victorian with a Vineyard

If you want lifestyle, great food and wine and a place to enjoy your art collection this is a deal not to be overlooked. $1,549,000.00 (This could work) call me if you want to buy this at 707-328-3993 or for other wine country homes. Richard Paille Breathtaking views for miles can be seen from the porch of this classic Victorian home in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Description Spectacular Estate Property This could be the dream wine country property you have always wanted. You will find 3 houses with breathtaking 180-degree vineyard views. Attention to details shows the care …

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Design Schemes

Walk into a room, a great hotel or a nice restaurant and you can feel like, ‘life is good’, when the design tone resonates with your emotions. The design speaks loudly, with subtle tones of color, splintered rays of light and interesting spaces. Good design intrudes in a nice way. When it is a “do it yourself’ problem to figure out, a design scheme will bubble up from one of 4 places when you start: I know what I want. Bring your vision. Bring in your folder of typefaces, images, copy. Be very, very specific. The more you paste it up …

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PRIMAL in Santa Cruz

   The community vibe in Santa Cruz is all about health, environment and being creative.  There is a spirit that imbues humanistic instincts.  PRIMAL is a restaurant that wants to nourish your nature.   Find it on the corner at 1203 Mission St. in Santa Cruz. There is a sense that one is part of nature, not separate from it.   As you strive to act on the inspirations from the sea, the school, and the social order primal urges move slowly underneath like the tectonic plates of the Pacific Northwest.    In the true spirit of the ‘Primal Philosophy.”  the menu …

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Sip Petaluma

Petaluma is fast becoming know for it’s great local events, and the latest addition to the list is Sip Petaluma! The event features over a dozen premier wineries, wonderful nibbles from Anaviv Catering & Events, live music by Clay Bell and beautiful art work from local artists. The Wineries More than a dozen Sonoma and Napa County wineries will be on-site pouring so you’ll be sure to find a wine that delights your senses. The Food Enjoy amazing farm to table nibbles from Anaviv Catering & Events. Discover more about Anaviv. The Art Experience art from local artists, Jonny Hirschmugl, …

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Chocolate

By Greg Zompolis There are few words in any language that can conjure such pleasure. It is alluring, seductive and an epicurean delight. Archeological proof of chocolate beverages dating to 1900 B.C. The majority of Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs and Mayans. The word ‘chocolate’ is derived from the ancient Aztec word choclātl. Although the cacao seeds have a bitter taste, it was not until Columbus’ fourth voyage to the New World where he commandeered a canoe of cacao beans which he took back to Spain in 1502. Chocolate did not really become popular until 1815 when …

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Art Start Education

Where do those public art projects come from you might ask. How do you launch a career in art? It starts with a caring community! Art Start is a possibility.   This is a place to get stimulated.  It’s a place where a young artist can launch a life-long career as a professional artist.  It is a place where their talent can be displayed on a wall, or on the street in their community. This is a non-profit center for young artists who might need some direction on how to make money from their artistic talents.  The career of an artist …

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Life Opens Up

Keller Street CoWork welcomes guests to meet Todd O’Leary, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Sonoma County Tourism, as they launch the “Life Opens Up” brand campaign celebrating the lifestyle of Sonoma County. Take advantage of this tremendous resource specifically geared to support awareness, PR and visitors for businesses that rely on tourism to Sonoma County. Sonoma County Tourism is responsible for bringing in media groups who write about everything that makes Sonoma unique as a destination. Learn how to apply this new PR, advertising and social campaign to benefit your business. As a premier wine country destination, Sonoma …

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