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2020-02-01Feb 1, 2020

If you love living in a small community, you’re in the right place. If you choose, you can easily connect to those who share your neighborhood.  As a MAC representative (Municipal Advisory Council member for our 5th District Supervisor) I’m learning how many community groups exist in our town.

2020-01-13Jan 13, 2020

The Lower Russian River Trail Feasibility Study has been holding public workshops and meetings since May 2019, to gather input on their plans for a car-free, continuous walking and bicycling trail from Forestville to Jenner along the Lower Russian River corridor. It details the study process and community input, recommended trail alignment and amenities, estimated costs, and offers the next steps to move toward implementation. The Public Draft Study is now available for community review. Please provide your feedback by 5pm on Tuesday, January 21.

2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

I don’t know about you but I’m all for kicking 2019 to the curb and taking on the New Decade!  2020 is such a nice round number, full of potential, rife with possibilities, a powerful year I’m sure.  We know the political wrangling’s will either generate or conversely suck up lots of energy being an election year and all, yet we’re out there. We get a say in who leads us and we are having serious discussions about the future we design.  If you don’t think life is interesting, you may not be paying attention.


2019-11-27Nov 27, 2019

Starting off the Holiday season is our very own Tree Lighting Sunday, December 1st at the Downtown Oaks Park. The Free Friday movie at the Methodist Church this month is Prancer.The award-winning drama program at Forestville School is putting on the sweet, funny and touching play called Curiosity Cats.

2019-09-30Sep 30, 2019

“I calm myself and check in.”  “Awareness of breathing brings immediate calm. It is a bridge to self- reflection that guides us to effective choices.”  Boy, that’s for sure!  I learned that as a Crisis Counselor to those who lost everything in the wildfires two years go. It was the best tool we could suggest. When we calm down we make better decisions.

2019-09-22Sep 22, 2019

5th District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins called a meeting to gather neighbors negatively impacted by visitors to Russian River parks each summer. She invited Regional Parks director Bert Whitaker and his staff, Public Works director Johannes Hoevertsz, and our local CHP officers who patrol the Russian River corridor in weekends when the impact is greatest. Residents gathered at the Hollydale Club to listen to what is being done, and add their own ideas about what can and should be done to mitigate impacts.

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