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Gary Saperstein and Wendy Peterson serenade Sondra Bernstein Friday at the Tops in Sonoma breakfast. Bernstein's the girl & the fig was named Business of the Year by the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

‘Tops’ of Sonoma Valley businesses

The very best of Sonoma’s business community came together to honor their contributions to the Valley during a morning brimming over with laughter and tears on Friday. The annual Tops of Sonoma recognized businesses old and new, including the Business of the Year, the girl & the fig.

THENA TRYGSTAD was named the Sonoma 2014 Treasure Artist of the Year on Thursday. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Trygstad this year’s Treasure Artist

With bold, surrealist art made from found objects, Thena Trygstad’s signature style can be spotted from across a room. A bird cage becomes a hollowed-out doll and a fish is transformed into a wheeled contraption with her unique artistic touch.

The annual Plein Air Festival brought artists from across the country to capture the beauty of Sonoma Valley, all while benefiting local arts education. Professional paintings made during the week were offered for sale during an artistic festival on Saturday, Sept. 20. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Plaza Paintings

The annual Plein Air Festival brought artists from across the country to capture the beauty of Sonoma Valley, all while benefiting local arts education. Professional paintings made during the week were offered for sale during an artistic festival on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The Rev. Mike Kelly, pastor at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, blessed the grapes and the wine Saturday morning as part of the kickoff to the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival. The festival attracted crowds to the Plaza all day Saturday and Sunday for what is billed as the oldest festival in California. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Blessed are the grapes

The Rev. Mike Kelly, pastor at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, blessed the grapes and the wine Saturday morning as part of the kickoff to the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival. The festival attracted crowds to the Plaza all day Saturday and Sunday for what is billed as the oldest festival in California.

Jack London State Historic Park hosts farm festival on Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 5, at Jack London State Historic Park, the Jack London Sustainability Farm Festival will highlight the famed writer’s legacy as a farming pioneer. Attendees can connect with innovators of today and hear about their vision to preserve the land for tomorrow.

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FFA rocks the county fair

Sonoma Valley High School sent more than a dozen FFA students to last summer’s Sonoma County Fair, and they came home with competition experience and an array of awards. The students sold the animals they had raised at the high school farm at auction at the fair, raising thousands of dollars for their college funds.… Continue Reading >>

Sonoma Valley High School students in Peter Hansen’s media arts elective are inviting all of the candidates for Sonoma City Council to the school’s broadcast studio for an interview.

Candidates interviewed at SVHS

Sonoma Valley High School students in Peter Hansen’s media arts elective are inviting all of the candidates for Sonoma City Council to the school’s broadcast studio for an interview. Earlier this month, candidates Ken Brown (incumbent) and Rachel Hundley were interviewed by senior Adam Curry (right). You can watch the interviews online at svhsvideo.com. Hansen hopes… Continue Reading >>

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When school’s out, Boys & Girls Club is in

The school bells ring throughout Sonoma Valley every afternoon, and 4,600 students leave their classrooms. When school is out, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley opens its doors to give kids a safe and enriching place to go. Each afternoon at the club is a chance to support our members’ success in an extended… Continue Reading >>

For the third year, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival held its parade on Saturday night. The one-block-long parade was a hit as people lined both sides of Spain Street. Festival Vice President Robert Friedman said the parade would be “short and sweet.” And it was, lasting about a half-hour. The Soroptimists of Sonoma Valley were among the organizations to enter a float in the parade. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Everyone loves a parade

For the third year, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival held its parade on Saturday night.

Arts Guild features Newman exhibit

The Arts Guild of Sonoma will showcase the artwork of featured artist Ruby Newman as well as works by guild artists during October’s exhibition.

Eight vie for three city council seats

There are eight candidates running for three seats on the Sonoma City council, including one incumbent and three other familiar faces from previous elections.

Melanie Burquez, of Sonoma, holds a bag so her 4-year-old son, Marley, can deposit a piece of trash he found along Nathanson Creek during last week’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Cleaning up the creek bank

Melanie Burquez, of Sonoma, holds a bag so her 4-year-old son, Marley, can deposit a piece of trash he found along Nathanson Creek during last week’s Coastal Cleanup Day.

No-cost mammograms available in October

Sonoma Valley Hospital’s Women’s Health Center is offering no-cost mammograms for uninsured and underinsured Sonoma Valley women over the age of 40 during October.

Valley Forum

After the aftershock

The earthquake woke us up, but as time passes, denial (or maybe it’s hope), sets in. For now, all’s quiet on the western front but in most conversations, people are saying they were terrified.

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Clearing up errors about Sonoma Clean Power

I read John Fanucchi’s Sept. 23 letter to the editor (“Difficult opt-out to keep PG&E”) about Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) with great interest, as both a Sonoma resident and as Customer Service Director at SCP. I am compelled to write and correct a few errors in his letter.

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Trust hospital board on CEO pay

I have read all the comments in the Index-Tribune regarding the controversial bonus paid to Sonoma Valley Hospital’s incumbent CEO, Kelly Mather.

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Zinni appearance a special night

Kudos to Kathy Witkowicki and the Mentoring Alliance for a terrific speaker forum and bringing General Tony Zinni to Sonoma. I hope there are many more speakers to come.

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Supply and demand – pay workers enough to live here

In response to Robert Tenenbaum’s Sept. 19 letter on the minimum wage (“Minimum wage is just wrong”), I am curious, Mr. Tenenbaum, how you expect small businesses to even have employees if the employees do not make enough to live here and thus work here?

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Wage is regulated by supply and demand

In response to Celeste Winders’ posting, Celeste, very simply put, if a business doesn’t pay enough, they won’t attract workers and won’t be able to stay in business. The wage of an employee is job market-regulated by supply and demand.

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Abusing pot is uncool

Marijuana abuse and its side effects are not cool. Any substance that, when taken into the living organism, modifies one or more of its functions, is a drug.