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Signs of horse-and-buggy days remain

We’re going to explore the last local remnants of the horse-drawn era, a time of livery stables and farriers, horseshoers and ostlers. A time of hitching posts and carriage blocks.

By | April 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dezi Gallegos takes show to SF

Petaluma actor's 'God Fights the Plague' is sold out at the Marsh Theater.

By | February 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Up and away in a flying trike

Michael Globensky has been flying hang-gliders and small motorized craft for 40 years

By | January 25th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Petaluma antique dealer scores a unique collection of taxidermied zoo animals from an Alabama collector.

By | January 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Old toys bring new joys at Past Perfect

'What we love is making it play again, bringing back the noise and the fun,' said owner Don Orlandi.

By | January 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 29-Jan. 5

The Sons of Italy’s annual New Year's Eve Dinner Dance starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. The evening features no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres,  a prime rib and tortellini dinner and dancing to Showcase with a continental breakfast at midnight. Cost is $60, and tickets [...]

By | December 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Roadhouses: Petaluma’s Willowbrook Ale House

Sonoma County is riddled with roadhouses that provided life's necessities to road weary travelers who arrived by stage coach. They were located about a day's ride apart, and many still stand, hidden in plain sight.

By | December 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Talk to Chuck

Penngrove's Chuck Lucas and a group of 80 local historians got together at Volpi's to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

By | December 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 22-29

A community healing festival, Christmas candlelight service, kids' gymnastics winter camp and a last chance to catch the museum's holiday exhibit.

By | December 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

A-B-C-Doing what they love

Ron Bausman and Art Wagner have tried to retire three times. Luckily for Alphabet Soup, the Petaluma Educational Foundation’s thrift store, kicking back and taking it easy doesn’t seem to be on the counter. The couple, both 66, have worked more than 50 years in the field of department store display and design. Eleven years [...]

By | December 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments