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Wanda Lynn Staton Stamos

Wanda Lynn Staton Stamos, born Jan. 28, 1925, in Carrolton, Missouri, quietly passed away on April 25, 2014.

MARGARET HATCHER, the Sonoma Community Center’s special projects manager, shows off some giant pinwheels she made for today’s parade. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Fourth fun for everyone

Now that Sonoma is officially the eighth best town in America in which to celebrate the Fourth of July – at least according to Travel + Leisure magazine – expectations are running high for today’s festivities.

JANE FONDA AND LEE MARVIN star in “Cat Ballou” which is the next film in the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation’s Vintage Film Series on Monday, July 14.

‘Cat Ballou’ next in Sebastiani Theatre classic film series

The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation’s “Vintage Film Series #9” includes seven films instead of the usual six. The movies will be shown one Monday each month, through December 2014, when two holiday favorites will be screened under separate admissions.

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At FOD, dog owners do what they please

I would like to comment on the ongoing conversation in the Index-Tribune regarding dogs and the Montini Preserve. I oversee the Sonoma Valley Field of Dreams, which is alongside the Montini Preserve.

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Time for a roundabout at 121/116 intersection

I was pleased to see that the roundabout at Arnold Drive and Agua Caliente was finally dedicated to the memory of Hap Arnold. It is a fitting tribute to him and the roundabout is a marvel of engineering.

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More social justice, less charity

We live in a wonderful and caring community, but I hope that some day soon we will have more social justice and less charity, for two reasons.

Jack London Book Club to discuss Charmian’s tome

The Jack London Book Discussion Group at Jack London State Historic Park, designed by and for people who believe, as Alfred Kazin has famously said, that the “greatest story Jack London ever wrote was the story he lived,” will highlight a rare selection for the July 18 and Sept. 19 meetings.

Hanna dinner will benefit ag program

Hanna Boys Center will host a tri-tip and chicken dinner to benefit the center’s ag program from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma.

Jane Chan of San Francisco was one of the many persons attending the Sonoma Lavender Festival Saturday and Sunday in Kenwood. Attendees could pick their own lavender from the fields. There were lavender seminars on both days as well as music, wine, spa treatments, craftmaking and other activities. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Bringing home some lavender

Jane Chan of San Francisco was one of the many persons attending the Sonoma Lavender Festival Saturday and Sunday in Kenwood. Attendees could pick their own lavender from the fields. There were lavender seminars on both days as well as music, wine, spa treatments, craftmaking and other activities.

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Sierra Lass Coffey

Sierra Lass Coffey, 32, has left us all too soon to join grandmothers, grandfathers and other family loved ones in heaven above.

Walter Brady

Walter F. Brady

Walter F. Brady, born Oct. 16, 1922, in San Francisco, died peacefully on June 28, 2014, at the age of 91, after a brief illness.

Council stays with Sonoma Clean Power

It’s been a year since the Sonoma City Council voted to sign on with Sonoma Clean Power, an alternative public power supplier known by the acronym CCA (Community Choice Aggregation). On Monday, they had the opportunity to reverse that decision. They didn’t, deciding instead to heap praises on the local power provider before voting unanimously… Continue Reading >>

MAGICIAN TOBIAS WEINBERGER entertained patrons at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s “Wet Paint” event. Leigh Cavalier/Special to the Index-Tribune

‘Wet Paint’ raises $200K for museum

On Saturday, June 21, more than 160 guests dressed in their finest summer whites strolled into Ramekins, to begin the evening that was the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Wet Paint 2014. The event raised about $200,000 for the museum. A whimsical mid-summer night’s fairyland was the setting for the… Continue Reading >>

Vintage Festival seeks vendors

The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is signing up wineries, restaurants and caterers, big and small, for the 117th annual event to be held Sept. 26 – 28. This is an opportunity to showcase your favorite wines and food. This event is two-fold. Friday night at the Sonoma Barracks, while Foreverland rocks the house,… Continue Reading >>

KATE KENNEDY will teach youngsters to perform William Shakespeare’s play at Camp Shakespeare, which runs from June 30 to July 11, at the Sebastiani Theatre. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Camp Shakespeare returns for local youth

Kate Kennedy will teach aspiring actors and actresses at her Camp Shakespeare from June 30 to July 11, at the Sebastiani Theatre. The awe-struck and the awesome come together is this learning adventure where youngsters become aspiring actors and performers while focusing on the works of that famous classic Bard, Mr. William Shakespeare himself. This… Continue Reading >>

Sanitation district seeks comment on hazard planning

The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (SVCSD) is one of two county sanitation districts that will seek public comment in July on hazard mitigation planning efforts to increase the reliability of sanitation facilities during natural disasters, such as an earthquake. The other district is the Russian River County Sanitation District. The SVCSD Local Hazard Mitigation Plan… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma Valley Library hosts literacy training

The Sonoma Valley Regional Library, and the Adult Literacy Program of the Sonoma County Library, are looking for volunteers to teach adults to read and write English. There will be two sessions to introduce and train volunteers to become tutors. An orientation session will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The… Continue Reading >>

 
 

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