Open: Tips Roadside Restaurant at 8445 Highway 12 in Kenwood is now open. The restaurant is the latest food venture from the team behind the Tri-Tip Trolley, owners Andrew and Susie Pryfogle. Tips Roadside executive chef Thaddeus Palmese is serving “farm to fork wine country comfort food inspired by southern cuisine” at the family friendly new restaurant. The team will be serving dinner daily, for now, as well as craft cocktails, craft beer and local wines. It’s still a soft opening so, for hours, visit or follow the restaurant on Facebook. The trolley can still be found around town, including most weeks at the Tuesday night market and Funky Fridays.

Filming downtown: AAA Insurance is shooting a commercial in town on Monday, June 11 – first at Arnold Field in the morning and on the Plaza in the afternoon.

Fire videos: Sonoma County Tourism has provided a new video called “5 Myths About Sonoma County After the Fires.” The video takes a look at the biggest misconceptions about Sonoma County post-wildfires, and explains the real situation. View it at

New hire: Daisy Pistey-Lyhne has returned to Sonoma County to become Sonoma County Conservation Action’s newest executive director. Pistey-Lyhne comes to SCCA from the Alliance for Climate Education and the environmental science research institute, PSE Healthy Energy. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

Serve your City: The City is currently accepting applications for one alternate member to serve on the Cultural & Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) and one youth member to serve on the Community Services & Environment Commission (CSEC). Applications are due June 8 via

Children’s store: The mobile Village Children’s Boutique will be in Sonoma at the Kenwood Farmers Market on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boutique specializes in NB-6T and is operated out of a vintage school bus.

Business support: Michele Magliulo, the owner of Casey’s Place dog grooming, is facing major health challenges but she wants to keep her business, her haven as she calls it, open. To offset her reduced income, and her business and medical expenses, friends have created a GoFundMe fundraising link for online donations for her benefit.

Honors: Congressman Mike Thompson recently traveled to Hanna Boys Center to honor Dennis Crandall for his 14 years as Archbishop Hanna High School’s principal.

Impact 100: The nonprofit giving circle will announce its big annual grants on Saturday, June 9.

Glen Ellen news: Sculpturesite Gallery left Jack London Village in May but its outdoor sculpturewalk exhibition remains. Sculpturesite Gallery’s owners Brigitte Micmacker and John Denning worked with Stephen Coates of Coates and Seward, the owners of Jack London Village, to maintain an outdoor presence of around 20 sculptures on the property that extends from Arnold Drive down to decks overlooking Sonoma Creek. Current Jack London Village tenants include Yeti Restaurant, Wine Country Chocolates and Jim Shere. Visit the self-guided exhibition seven days a week.