Strictly Business: Sonoma Valley business news, April 12

Anniversaries, job fair, bowling alley update and more.|

Anniversary: Reclaimed Antiques on Eighth Street East is celebrating its third anniversary. The warehouse store is a collective of six vendors who sell antiques, jewelry, ceramics, up-cycled furniture, barware, collectibles and clothing. Owner Sharon Ivanoff will also sell items on eBay for clients and take higher-end items to Clar's Auction Gallery in Oakland. She has also expanded into estate sales. 'We have come a long way in three years,' she said. Sonoma Reclaimed is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 19618 Eighth St. E. Visit online or on Facebook.

Bowling alley update: Adam and Jenny Kovac are back at work on Nomabowl on Sonoma Highway and the bowling alley has a new FB page (NomaBowl) where you can follow their progress.

Out of business: Terra Firma Gallery moved out of its spot on the east side of the Plaza (452 First St. East) last October, and the Passdoor moved in. The gallery quickly moved into space around the corner in the Mercato. Just four months later, the gallery has closed and moved out, quite suddenly according to the artists who sold their work there. The gallery phone is disconnected.

Minimum wage: Bank of America announced that it is raising its minimum wage to $20 per hour – or $41,000 annually, nationwide.

Music news: Cannon School of Music, led by Mikey Cannon, not only offers ukulele group lessons, but the school also now sells the instruments. The school offers music and voice instruction, along with theory, composition, ensemble and performance activities. Scholarships are available.

Residency: Sonoma Community Center is accepting applications for its six-month ceramics residency. Artists receive a stipend, paid teaching work and an apartment. Applications are due April 28 for the July-December 2019 residency. For more information, visit

Free entry: Napa's Di Rosa Center is offering free admission to Sonoma residents on the first Wednesday of every month (with ID, no reservations required). Di Rosa also offers free admission for ages 17 and under and for college faculty.

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