Category Archives: Around Town

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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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The Wednesday Market

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers’ Market takes place twice during the week; Saturday mornings and Wednesday mornings. The mid-week market is a perfect opportunity for Santa Rosans to replenish salad greens and fruit. Since I did a poor job … Continue reading

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Spring Lake Park

Not much new and exciting to write about, so I thought I’d share some pictures. Spring Lake Park is in eastern Santa Rosa, (between SR and Kenwood). It backs up onto a state park called Annadel that I need to … Continue reading

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The Book Festival –Women in Suspense

Sue Olson McCullough moderated the Women in Suspense panel. Sue rounded up three successful mystery/suspense writers from the San Francisco Bay Area; one with seven books under her belt; another with two series going and a third who just published … Continue reading

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Neither Rain nor Sleet… The Sonoma County Book Festival Goes On

A few small raindrops fell on my head as I walked from the parking structure across the Santa Rosa Junior College’s velvety green lawn. A short distance away I could see the white tops of awnings. A flock of blue … Continue reading

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All’s Faire; Birds of a Different Feather

  I love the birds of prey. I probably spent half an hour there talking to the man from Airstrike Bird Control, who makes a living with his birds by taking them to vineyards (to drive away starlings), landfills (to … Continue reading

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All’s Faire; Release the Hounds

I love the dogs who attend this event, both the gargantuan wolfhounds and the slender, elegant lurchers. Zarthustra — or “Z” as we like to call him — is an Irish Wolfhound. Brekkan is a lurcher. Lurchers are mixed breed … Continue reading

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All’s Faire; Build One in Your Own Backyard!

Trebuchet loaded and ready to fire. I think every sixth grader should learn how to build a trebuchet. Think of all the school subjects you could weave in; mathematics, physics, history, woodshop. Plus, after the apocalypse, you’d have someone who … Continue reading

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