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Forestville News & Events, December 2017

Where Do Gifts Come From?

I have a great story of a gift.  Years ago the Chamber requested money from the Community Fund to pick up trash in downtown Forestville.  The grant paid JD Kawai, famous about town for his bikes and friendly banter, to take on this task. He did a great job of making the town spiffy, no more piles of cigarette butts or bits of flotsam here and there.  We looked like someone cared.

Categories: ⇒ Town Square & Park, Food for Thought, Music Events, School, Special Events, 2017 Posts

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Historical Society Needs You - Please!

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

Categories: Forestville History, 2017 Posts

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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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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.

Categories: Forestville History, 2017 Posts

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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...

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

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Hollydale Club Breakfast & Table Tennis, 7/30

Last Sunday of the Month Breakfast followed by Table Tennis.

Categories: In Memoriam, Special Events, 2017 Posts

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