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Forestville News & Events, November 2017

When I think of Thanksgiving this year, I know I’m not waiting until the end of the month to count my blessings. You may be feeling that same way, especially since Forestville escaped the monster firestorm that devoured neighborhoods to our east.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Hollydale Club, Local Businesses, Local Organizations, People

Forestville News & Events, October 2017

I got lost in Forestville the other day. I overshot my intended turn. Ended up in an unfamiliar neighborhood. As I drove through I was struck at how different this section of Forestville was from mine.

Some of us live in sweet neighborhoods with sunny gardens. Some of us are on ridgetops overlooking a vineyard, the river, or both. Some of us cling to hillsides hoping our trees hold the soil during winter rains. We all call Forestville home.

It’s interesting to explore our town’s neighborhoods. The more we understand each other, the better community we create.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, ⇒ Town Square & Park, Downtown, Farmers Market, Food for Thought, Local Businesses, School, Special Events

Forestville News & Events, September 2017

The call came at 3 am. A neighbor thought we might want to know. The house directly above us was on fire. We stumbled out the back to witness a roaring blaze 30’ up the hill. My mind froze. What to rescue…photos, laptop, grandma’s quilt? Embers rained down. My attempt to wet our roof with a garden hose felt pathetic.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Farmers Market, Fire Protection, Hollydale Club, Local Organizations, People, School, Special Events

The Gazette's New Forestville Columnist Lucy Hardcastle's First Article

Special Addition
To all Forestvillians (and those who wish they were). What an honor to take over writing this column from Richard Naegle. It was Richard who got me involved in local projects in the first place.

His enthusiasm for all things Forestville was catching. Volunteer he said, you’ll like it. He was right. I’ve met some of the best people on the planet thanks to his encouragement. Because of that I feel a part of this community, and that feels good.

According to those whose grandparents pioneered this town, and you know who you are, I’m a latecomer. In October of ’89, in my 40s and newly divorced, I was looking for a new start.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Farmers Market, Food for Thought, Local Businesses, Local Organizations, Music Events, Special Events, Variety of News

Historical Society Needs You - Please!

Forestville Historical Society (FHS) needs volunteers for the board to help preserve the history of our unique town.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Forestville History

Forestville Farmers' Market Now Open

The Forestville Farmers' Market is now open every Tuesday, 4-7PM in the Downtown Park. Local farmers, delicious foods, local crafters, beer & wine!

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Farmers Market

The Sweet History We Have

While Forestville today may seem like a somewhat quiet, little blink-your-eye-and-you’ll-miss-it town, but a little digging into its history suggests otherwise.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Forestville History

Report on the Development of Property Adjacent to Downtown Park

Catherine Bartolomei, one of the partners who owns the property adjacent to the Downtown Park, reports that the partners have submitted a preliminary design to the County for a hotel...

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Categories: 2017 Posts, ⇒ Town Square & Park, Downtown

Hollydale Club Breakfast & Table Tennis, 7/30

Last Sunday of the Month Breakfast followed by Table Tennis.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, In Memoriam, Special Events

New Writer for Forestville Column in Gazette

Starting in July, there will be a new writer for the Forestville Column in the Sonoma County Gazette. Lucy Hardcastle, on the board of the Forestville Planning Association, has stepped forward, taking over from Richard Naegle. Lucy has been deeply involved in serving our community for many years.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, People

Looking for Forestville Columnist for the Sonoma County Gazette

For the past 4+ year, Richard Naegle has been writing a column for the Sonoma County Gazette named “Forestville the good life”. He has decided to retire from the column and is looking for a replacement. Read more for details.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Activism, People

Youth Park BBQ & Parade, 6/3 & 4

At last, the Youth Park BBQ is back! First, the Parade, "Stars and Stripes," (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce) begins at 10AM, Saturday, June 3, at the corner of First and Front Streets in downtown Forestville.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Music Events, Special Events, Youth Park

Senior Saunters, Upcoming Walks

Do leisurely walks with other friendly older adults who love the outdoors sound enticing? Join us as we stroll along the West County Regional Trail, while we explore signs of wildlife on an urban fringe. Please wear appropriate attire for the weather and bring water and a snack. Free.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Local Organizations, Youth Park

Dinner Under The Redwoods, 6/10

Forest Unlimited supporters are gathering for dinner on Saturday, June 10, at Anderson Hall, Camp Meeker, 3-6PM.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Local Organizations, Special Events

Are You Wondering About...?

  • The huge piles at the Downtown Park? Mulch to be laid under the oak trees to protect their roots (Forestville Planing Association).
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Categories: 2017 Posts, Downtown, Variety of News

Hawaiian Lion Gold Tournament, 6/16

El Molino School Foundation's biggest annual fundraiser to support schools, teachers, and students — day of golf, auctions, dinner, raffle and fun. Friday, June 16, at the Windsor Golf Course.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, School, Special Events

Farmers Market Opening Day, 6/20, 4-7PM

The Forestville Chamber of Commerce invites you to Opening Day of the Forestville Certified Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 20, 4-7PM, now in its 5th year!

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Categories: 2017 Posts, ⇒ Town Square & Park, Farmers Market

Hollydale Community Clubhouse, 6/25

Next "Last Sunday" Breakfast on June 25th featuring Sausage & Eggs, Hollydale Fries...

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Hollydale Club

Youth Environmental Artivist Summit, 7/13-16

The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and Raizes Collective are hosting a 4 day/3 night camping summit focused on promoting civic engagement, community building, environmental literacy, outdoor lifestyles, cultural diversity, social justice, and the arts.

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Categories: 2017 Posts, Local Organizations

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