Eight years ago, Petaluma’s Kathy Walker began making soaps as gifts to family and friends. “We have a huge family,” said Kathy’s daughter, Rachel Walker, who was filling in for her mom recently at the Tuesday morning East Side Farmers’ Market. “It was just something she did for fun.” But three years ago, that enjoyable hobby became big enough to morph into a full-time business, Swan Haven Soap. Kathleen Walker creates the soaps out on Skillman Lane, west of town,… Read More »
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Here’s a look back at what was happening in Petaluma a century ago.… Read More »
If it seems as if the season isn’t complete without singing Christmas carols, a strolling singalong has been set for the evening of Friday, Dec. 13. Singing skills are secondary to enthusiasm and practice isn’t mandatory, say organizers Tiffany Mitchell and Diana Gentile. Musicians are welcome as well. For details, including time and meeting place, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Brown bag book talk, study WordPress, learn about Death Cafes, get to know the Internet, tap your toes with the Christmas Jug Band, enjoy a holiday concert, shop for local art, and donate toys and food through the Explorers Post 9400.… Read More »
On the holiday, 105 members of two historic Petaluma families come together in Penngrove to toast the Fishman-Barlas clan.… Read More »
Schools of Hope is an early intervention model for children struggling with reading. Volunteer tutors commit to spending a minimum of 30 minutes a week working one-on-one with a student in literacy and reading. The program is in place in 22 schools around the county, including McDowell and Miwok schools in Petaluma. To learn more or register for an orientation, contact Erica Dolcini at the Volunteer Center. Call 573-3399, ext. 121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a roundup of holiday events taking place in Petaluma.… Read More »
Nine years ago, Wayne and Amy Dufond began Field to Family Natural Foods, offering natural and organic poultry, with an emphasis on treating animals humanely, the environment carefully and customers and employees respectfully. The Dufonds will be honored as recipients of this year’s Sonoma County Spirit Awards, given to those who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of their communities. The couple, along with other honorees from around the county, will be saluted at a luncheon sponsored by the… Read More »
We’ve got a special treat today – we’re taking a trip down memory lane. Let’s dress for the occasion. Girls: break out the poodle skirt and pull your hair into a scarf-tied ponytail. Guys: feel free to put a little more butch wax on that flattop and impress the girls with that varsity jacket. Ready? You go first. Open the door of 400 Western Ave. and you’re back in your past. Over there, a row of pinball machines. Off to… Read More »
Children will be raising money for Philippines relief on Nov. 30.… Read More »