Gym expansion: Sonoma Fit is expanding to Petaluma. Owners Jenny and Adam Kovacs are anticipating city approval and permits in the next few weeks and then construction will start immediately. They expect to open by the end of 2017 and members of each gym will be able to use the other. The 20,000-square-foot gym will be located at 900 Casa Grande Road.
Changes at Jack London Saloon: Chef Giulio Tempesta plans in early August to open Ristorante Umbria in the former Wolf House space adjoining the Jack London Saloon at 13740 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen. Tempesta formerly ran a restaurant by the same name in San Francisco.
Hare & Hatter to open: The new Hare & Hatter Coffee Bar & Sausage Emporium opened down El Paseo alley this week. The small spot offers sausages, craft beer, local wines and coffee. The emporium will be open for breakfast, lunch and happy hour.
Sonoma Roots anniversary: Sonoma Roots Natural Medicine and Bloom Skin Care and Waxing is celebrating its two year anniversary on Saturday, July 15, and hosting a customer appreciation week to follow. Sonoma Roots is owned by Danielle Schwaderer Kettler, a Sonoma Valley native and naturopathic doctor. The herbal apothecary and naturopathic office at 651 First St. W. offers consultations, B-vitamin injections, nutritional counseling, homeopathic prescriptions, flower essence formulation and more. Bloom Skin Care & Waxing (located inside of Sonoma Roots) is owned by Ashley Weil, a Sonoma Valley native and licensed esthetician. There will be a variety of discounted specials from July 17 to 21. SonomaRoots.com
New Preschool: Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool will open this fall at the Sonoma Valley Church of the Nazarene at 18980 Arnold Drive. To welcome prospective new students and their parents, the preschool will hold an open house on Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the tour, there will also be a bounce house, games and a picnic lunch. The preschool will offer classes for children ages 2, 3 and 4. After-school care will also be offered based on availability. For more information, contact Rachelle at 343-7548.
Hospital feedback: Sonoma Valley Hospital will introduce a new patient satisfaction tool that will enable patients to provide the hospital with feedback immediately following a visit. Hospital officials say SVH is among the first in California to adopt this new service, which will be available in English and Spanish. The program, called RateMyHospital, sends a text message to each patient within an hour of leaving the hospital, asking six-to-eight questions about their experience during the visit, and the results are immediately available to hospital staff, with an alert if a patient reports a problem.
Hiring Event: Nelson Staffing Services is hosting a hiring event from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, at its offices at 19080 Lomita Ave. The company is looking to hire harvest workers, clerical staff, warehouse employees, tasting room staff, servers and more.
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