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July 23, 2024

‘Techno Optimists’ Swarm Healdsburg

Theater marquee
Now, the core crew of 200 or so Edge Esmeralda participants who walked, biked and boarded around town this month—plus hundreds of others who dropped in for shorter stints—are preparing to vacate their Healdsburg hotel rooms, or wherever else they found to crash. And plenty of locals are left wondering what just happened, if anything at all...

California Prune Promoters Pick the Packers

Baseball fans
Old-timers in Healdsburg remember that, come harvest time, it wasn’t the smell of fermentation from winegrapes that wafted over town, with its promise of a better vintage, but another smell: that of sun-drying prunes. “You could smell it everywhere—and you either loved it or you...

Raven Players Delay New Play Opening

Dance rehearsal
The traditional home of the Raven Players is, and always has been, the Raven Theater. This week, however, the Players are trying on not just a new play, but a new stage: Their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company will take place at the Windsor High School Theater Building, starting June 28...

Point Fire Torches Dry Creek Valley

Hillside on fire
As thick smoke poured across Sonoma and Napa counties, more than 300 residents of the northern Dry Creek Valley and its foothills rushed to evacuate, along with hundreds more lake and tasting-room visitors...

Healdsburg Happenings, June 20

Jazz Singer
The 26th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival continues its 9-day immersion in music, with nightly concerts at Bacchus Courtyard Thursday through Sunday and other shows at the Elephant, Farmers’ Market, St Paul’s Church and Sunday afternoon, 2pm, at the Raven...

Jazz Festival Returns to Healdsburg

Jazz singer
The City of Healdsburg began holding Juneteenth celebrations with the lifting of the Covid restrictions, and since then it’s also marked the kick-off of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. The local nonprofit, which has brought world-class jazz to this Wine Country town since 1999, always...

Little Saint to Close its Upstairs Restaurant

Large restaurant
The fanciest vegan fine-dining restaurant in the Bay Area, located right here in Healdsburg, will shut down just shy of its first birthday. he restaurant is called Second Story, up the stairs from Little Saint...

Packers Line Up for New Season

Team standing for anthem
Soon the crack of the bat will resound again over the newly replanted surface of the baseball diamond at Rec Park, as the Healdsburg Prune Packers wade into their 103rd year of local, quality, pro-level baseball...

Healdsburg Happenings, June 6

Rock band
Even though the library discourages donations with the remodel coming up, Friends of the Healdsburg Library has managed to collect another batch of great books, CDs, DVDs and more for sale to the Healdsburg public this weekend....

Big Rigs, Centaurs, Spirits and a Marching Band

The 75th annual Twilight Parade went off without a hitch—a blaze of color and familiar faces flowing through town like a river of lights. Don’t forget the music—including a marching band....
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