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This and that, locally.

Monday, October 9, 2017

We woke up about six-forty-five Monday morning, because the rookery of crows about a mile away was raising its usual ruckus. They all start, cawing and squawking, for about fifteen minutes, before they fly off in various groups to their … Continue reading

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Mockingbird Books Moves Away

For the last five years I’ve been slightly involved with a local secondhand book store called Mockingbird Books. I volunteered there the first two years of my retirement. It was like a dream; getting to work in a bookstore. It … Continue reading

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The Barlow Flower Market

California Sisters Florist has coordinated a Sebastopol flower market, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30 am to 1:30. It’s held in the Barlow, directly behind Taylor Maid in the space that used to be Taylor Maid’s roastery. I stopped there today … Continue reading

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Tourist Tip: Florence Avenue, Sebastopol

It’s getting to the time of year when family and friends visit, and we’re often blessed with beautiful weather. You can stay inside and watch football, but if you’re in or near Sebastopol you owe it to your guests and … Continue reading

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Jousting! Cosplay! Comics! LumaCon, 2016

Do you like comic books? Love live-action role play? Do you love cosplay? Jousting? Drawing? Then LumaCon, Petaluma’s own annual youth comic convention, is for you. LumaCon is held the fourth weekend in January, in Petaluma, and this year it … Continue reading

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Tales From Mockingbird

There’s a special quality to retail over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some might call it desperation. I’m very glad I don’t work in a big store or at a mall; it would be hellish. Small local businesses like clothing stores or … Continue reading

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The Pomo Youth Dancers

The local Pomo Youth Dancers group performed at the Farmers Market on October 11. The group was founded by Joe Salinas, a staffer at the Sonoma County Indian Health Project. I hadn’t heard of them until this Sunday,  but I’m … Continue reading

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The Muir Tea Room; It Feeds the Spirit

The beautiful yard caught my eye first, and then I looked up at the lovely white Victorian cottage that houses The Muir Tea Room. This building, located at 330 South Main Street, two buildings south of the Post Office, used … Continue reading

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Shining Like a National Guitar

Here is Doug Adamz playing National Steel at The Last Record Store on Saturday, August 16. He is playing from his new CD called… well, you get it. Doug is family friend of my longtime friend Linda Kane who was … Continue reading

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Lunch in Railroad Square

After I ran errands in Santa Rosa I stopped in Railroad Square to have Thai food for lunch. Khoom Lanna is at the west end of the square, close to Depot Park. I parked and swiped my credit card, listening … Continue reading

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