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Sonoma Raceway employees Barbara Gaglione, left, and Diana Brennan sort some of the toys that were donated for Saturday’s ninth annual Holiday Children’s Christmas Party. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Sorting toys

Sonoma Raceway employees Barbara Gaglione, left, and Diana Brennan sort some of the toys that were donated for Saturday’s ninth annual Holiday Children’s Christmas Party.

B.R. COHN CONCERT RECIPIENTS, from left, included Fred Fegan (Sonoma Field of Dreams), Billy Bartz (Redwood Empire Food Bank), Gary Magnani (American Legion Post 489), Arden Kremer (Valley of the Moon Aquatics), Pat Stevens (Native Sons and Jack London State Park), Terry Leen (American Legion Post 489), Bruce Cohn (B.R. Cohn Winery), Laurie Cohn, Laura Zimmerman (Sonoma Valley Education Foundation), Bob Kinsey (American Legion Post 489) and Teresa Murphy (Sonoma Developmental Center).

B.R. Cohn concert distributes $200K

In an annual holiday tradition, philanthropist, manager and concert promoter Bruce Cohn distributed more than $200,000 on Dec. 5 to an eclectic variety of nonprofits during a reception at the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room in Glen Ellen.

MICHAEL ACKER is the president of the Sonoma Valley Grange and designed the mural on the front of the building. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Sonoma Valley Grange is growing

The Sonoma Valley Grange is the go-to place for connecting with the agricultural community and learning about healthy food and farming. The host of pancake breakfasts and seasonal dinners and home to flea markets and cookie exchanges, it is a long-time organization that is finding a new direction in a community concerned with sustainability and farm-to-table food sources.

STEVE LEWIS makes some adjustments to the computer controller at the Christmas Train Show Sunday at the Depot Museum. The model train display will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Depot Park Museum. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Depot Park Museum hosts model train display

STEVE LEWIS makes some adjustments to the computer controller at the Christmas Train Show Sunday at the Depot Museum. The model train display will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Depot Park Museum.

Hike Calabazas Creek Saturday

The public is invited to attend the “Valley of the Moon’s Hidden Gem” outing at the Calabazas Creek Open Space Preserve from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

Several hundred people attended the annual Hospice By The Bay tree lighting ceremony on a chilly Sunday evening in the Plaza. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Hospice tree lighting

Several hundred people attended the annual Hospice By The Bay tree lighting ceremony on a chilly Sunday evening in the Plaza.

THE FOUNTAIN in front of the General’s Daughter froze Thursday evening.

Baby it’s cold outside

The current cold snap may have Sonoma residents firing up space heaters and slipping on icy roads. But no weather records will be broken this time, according to meteorologists.

Water agency to discuss flood control and new projects

The Sonoma County Water Agency’s Zone 3A Flood Advisory Committee will meet today, Tuesday, Dec. 10, to discuss its stream maintenance program, current projects including conservation and flood control, and hear comments from agency staff and members of the public.

Reservations needed for Vintage House Christmas dinner

On Christmas Day, Sonoma Valley seniors are invited to Vintage House senior center to enjoy an elegant sit-down holiday dinner with all the trimmings in our newly refurbished Stone Hall. Guests will be welcomed into the festively decorated hall at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served shortly after.

THE WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park.

Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 14, members of the community are invited to gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park, and will be held rain or shine.

Man missing from care facility

Sonoma police are trying to locate a 55-year-old man who went missing from the Sonoma Care and Rehabilitation facility in Sonoma Sunday.

Santa Claus arrived at the Sonoma Plaza in an antique fire truck and a chilly drizzle promptly at 5:30 p.m. Friday night, but a throng of children and beaming parents were warmed by the warm embrace of the jolly old elf. Santa circulated through the crowd of a hundred or more admirers, hugging everyone in sight before retiring to the Sebastiani Theatre to hear the hopes and dreams of children of various ages. David Bolling/Index-Tribune

Santa makes Plaza appearance

Santa Claus arrived at the Sonoma Plaza in an antique fire truck and a chilly drizzle promptly at 5:30 p.m. Friday night, but a throng of children and beaming parents were warmed by the warm embrace of the jolly old elf. David Bolling/Index-Tribune

 
 

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