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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Sonoma County has many treats and special places to discover, and summer is the very best season for riding the back roads of our county.

2018-05-02May 2, 2018

The rose is arguably the most poetic of flowers. It is the hallmark of Spring, bursting on the scene in April and May, boasting singular beauty and metaphorical richness in every phase, from youthful bud to mature bloom. Thorns protect it, fragrance and color attract insects who live in symbiotic relationship.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

Dan Melville’s featured show is illuminating in multiple ways. His metal sculptural lamps will, of course, illuminate even the darkest corner of a room, but his approach to creating his lamps is also illuminating in an artistic sense. It is nothing short of amazing what the man can do with odd bits and pieces, converting a pile of scrap and junk into something quite arresting.

2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018

ou may have noticed the new sign in the Safeway shopping center—a glowing bowl and chop sticks above the space recently vacated by Pho 90. This is Simmer, Rohnert Park’s bustling new Vietnamese eatery, and while I’m told that the minimalist signage is temporary, in a sense it almost seems apt.

2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018

wo women are talking. “Every time I am down in the dumps, I get a new hat.”

“Is THAT where you get them!”

2018-03-16Mar 16, 2018

Musical Mondays at the Petaluma Historic Library & Museum continue in April with the second half of thePassion and Joy of J.S. Bach series..

 

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Carole L. Ellis and Don Gibble present “Talking With”, a play by Jane Martin, directed by Don Gibble. “Talking With features a series of poignant monologues by eclectic characters including a fundamentalist snake handler, a baton-twirler, a retired rodeo cowgirl, and older woman in the twilight of her years talking with us about their experiences.”­—Visit Petaluma.

 

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Taking it from here, Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of iconic American designers, Charles and Ray Eames, Board Member for Petaluma Arts Center and Curator for the show, Power of Ten: Scaling Up, which runs through March 24, drives home her inspiring statement:“Today, nothing operates in a void.” Not me, not you, not Delfin Vigil, who – as Executive Director - has arrived on the scene to facilitate important connections for Petaluma Arts.

 

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Brewsters Beer Garden will host“For the Children” pasta dinner on Monday, August 6, starting at 5 p.m. This is being put on byPetaluma’s Rotary Clubs, which include Petaluma Rotary, Petaluma Sunrise Rotary and Petaluma Valley Rotary, all of which will donate baskets for raffle and the silent auction.

 

2018-06-27Jun 27, 2018

Pack a picnic lunch to wander through early Sonoma County at Sonoma State Historic Park &Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park for just $3 a person!

2018-06-23Jun 23, 2018

The paparazzi was in full swing for the World’s Ugliest Dog contest as Zsa Zsa, a rescued English Bulldog from Anoka, Minnesota charmed her way into the judges' hearts. Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered a shower of slobber as she claimed this year’s title, fully fashionable with hot pink toenails. The girl knows how to win hearts as well as minds!

2018-06-12Jun 12, 2018

There's still time to enter pups for the chance to win for cash, Fame, and Philanthropy at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.  With a face only a fur-momma could love, these pups are put to the test for the world’s best cause and to celebrate that every dog is adorable by promoting the power of community and importance of adoption.  Entries will be accepted between now and Wednesday, June 20th by 5pm PST on the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest website.

2018-06-11Jun 11, 2018

Eager parents conspire to create the perfect romance for their children, using the classic trope of forbidden love. They watch the young couple mature from high-flown fantasies through the heartbreak of reality and into a future together. Loosely based on ‘Les Romanesques,’ the convoluted plot of bandits and seduction gains foundation through a journey of self-discovery and has become a popular musical around the world.

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

We Petalumans know how to enjoy a drink or two, which is no surprise, what with our town’s unofficial nickname of “gateway to the wine country.”

 

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

EAT your MEAT BBQ ~Wine Country Big Q is back at theSonoma-Marin Fairgrounds July 7, 1 – 5pm! This nationally sanctioned barbecue Festival and Competition draws 50 barbecue teams from across the West Coast to smoke ribs, brisket, pork, chicken, and more in a celebration of authentic barbecue.

 

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Affectionately nicknamed the “Carnegie Hall of the West Coast”, the natural and native Douglas Fir paneling and domed ceiling of thePetaluma Museum creates the perfect acoustics and setting for local concerts.

 

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