Dear Friends, The winter storm coming into the Russian River area on Wednesday – Thursday December 10-11 is expected to be the biggest storm since 2008. High winds and some flooding is anticipated. The Russian River is expected to crest near 36 feet. Flooding generally begins at 32 feet. The heavy winds can create damage from falling branches and knock out power. It’s best to be prepared. The following links are helpful to look at water levels: National Weather Service … Keep Reading
Dine out. Fight AIDS Thursday, December 4, 2014 “Thank God I’m alive. Your meals have literally saved my life!”–Client Dwayne, age 46, living with HIV/AIDS These are words we hear all too often from many Food For Thought clients who, like Dwayne, depend on Food For Thought meals for survival. Join us in raising vital funds for Dwayne and others like him, byDining Out For Life on December 4, 2014. With your help we can raise $130,000 for Food For … Keep Reading
Reposted from the The Press Democrat August 27, 2014 The summer concert season has sped by, with its free performances in the parks and country stars at county fairs. And during the coming month, the sound of music will gradually begin to move back indoors. At the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, where the back of Weill Hall opens up for lawn seating, there will still be chances to have it both ways. Weill Hall has more than … Keep Reading
The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) staff will hold a public meeting to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the development of implementation actions for the Pathogen Indicator Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Russian River Watershed. This information specifically relates to water quality issues in the Russian River and areas around Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg. When: August 28, 2014, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Where: Regional Water Board Office David … Keep Reading
The Annual Monte Rio Variety Show marked its 103rd anniversary on Thursday, July 24, 2014. This special evening of music, comedy and theater celebrates Monte Rio and the Russian River communities. All proceeds raise funds for local charities. Past shows have featured such stars as Art Linkletter, Merv Griffin, Bing Crosby and Phil Harris and current shows have starred Clint Black, Zac Brown, Tom Scott, Steve Miller, Jerry Lopez, Big Al Anderson and Shelly Berg. Together they carry on the … Keep Reading
Reposted from the Sonoma County Wire Monday, July 7, 2014 For the most part, Villa Grande is off the map, which is the way they like it, but once a year on the 4th of July, the good towns people of the greater Villa Grande area, dust off the red, white, and blue bunting and parade around in true patriotic fashion. Follow Hannah Gart of KarmaTales, as she joins in the parade, now in it’s 34th season! Rich … Keep Reading
Septic Systems in the Russian River Area are in a state of change. I am attaching a press release from October 2012 written by Dan Fein for your review, along with a place to go for the most up to date information. “Regional Board Explains New OWTS Policy An overflow crowd filled the Monte Rio Community Center on October 20, to hear a presentation by members and staff of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NRWQCB) to explain new … Keep Reading
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