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, [...]
Here's a look back at what was happening in Petaluma a century ago.
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, [...]
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.
On the holiday, 105 members of two historic Petaluma families come together in Penngrove to toast the Fishman-Barlas clan.
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 [...]
Here's a roundup of holiday events taking place in Petaluma.
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 [...]
Children will be raising money for Philippines relief on Nov. 30.
This week's events include: a book signing with Donna Benedetti, a classical Christmas concert, free ladies' night at Buffalo Billiards, Chef Camp: Thanksgiving at the Community Center, the seventh annual Turkey Trot and the third annual Turkey Relays and Mixer, and three more terrific holiday crafts fairs.