A squeaky-clean business

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.” Rachel Walker with some of [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Looking Back, Dec. 8, 1913

Here's a look back at what was happening in Petaluma a century ago.

By | December 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Holiday carolers wanted

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, [...]

By | December 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 8-15

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.

By | December 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Family ties: A Barlas/Fishman Thanksgiving

On the holiday, 105 members of two historic Petaluma families come together in Penngrove to toast the Fishman-Barlas clan.

By | November 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Help a child learn to read

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 [...]

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

Holiday happenings in Petaluma

Here's a roundup of holiday events taking place in Petaluma.

By | November 27th, 2013|News|118 Comments

Dufonds honored with county Spirit Award

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 [...]

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

Baked goods for a good cause

Children will be raising money for Philippines relief on Nov. 30.

By | November 23rd, 2013|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

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.

By | November 23rd, 2013|News|1 Comment