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May 22, 2024

Group of dedicated local knitters organizing co-op to maintain Purls of Joy store

The founder and owner of the popular knitting shop Purls of Joy is retiring at the end of this month and, in an effort to keep the shop going and the friendly store spirit alive, a group of about 50 local knitters are working to form a member-driver co-op to maintain the business.

Improving access to your library: Library eliminates fines for 80,000 patrons

On July 1, the Sonoma County Library went “fine-free” and eliminated overdue fines for items returned late. In addition, all past fines were waived. In all, more than 80,000 people — 30 percent of all library borrowers — had their overdue fines waived.

Oakville Grocery Healdsburg to Close

By Christian Kallen Oakville Grocery Healdsburg, the popular gourmet deli and wine shop at the corner of Matheson and Center streets, announced it would close at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, on Nov. 26. Also closing will be its Wine Merchant shop, which opened...

Healdsburg’s Campo Fina Will Close

Campo Fina, for 10 years one of Healdsburg’s most popular restaurants, announced on Sept. 12 that they would be closing their business at the end of the month.  In a message signed by owners Ari and Dawnelise Rosen sent to their mailing list and posted...

Tasting Room Closing Ending Area’s Longest Run

Simi Winery, whose signature wine-barrel tasting room was a landmark on Old Redwood Highway when it served as 101 North, will close its tasting room in February, Constellation Brands announced this month. “As we focus on evolving SIMI into a leading premium consumer lifestyle brand,...

Diamond Jubilee for Former French Bakery Owners

A simple family gathering at the Dry Creek home of Fred and Lidia Loupy this past weekend marked their 75th wedding anniversary, their Diamond Jubilee. They met through their families in the years after World War II and were married in 1949, at Saints Peter...

Eleventh Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week

PAID ADVERTORIAL — 10 Days of Meal Deals in Northern California’s Wine Country

Sponsored advertorial – Sonoma County’s Energy and Sustainability Division announces financing program expansion

SPONSORED ADVERTORIAL - The Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division is proud to announce an exciting expansion to the county’s Energy Independence Program. Originally debuting in 2009, the program has helped fund thousands of projects and has been instrumental in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expanding county-wide job creation.

Taste of Tea co-owner was a pillar of warmth in Healdsburg community

Donna L. Tokugawa, the co-owner and host of The Taste of Tea, wasn’t just known in Healdsburg as a restaurant co-owner, she was known as an outgoing and compassionate community member and a friend to all, the kind of friend who accepts everyone with...

Bear Republic Liquidates As Former Restaurant Remodeled

Former Bear Republic brewery in Cloverdale
The news earlier this year that the Bear Republic Brewery, long associated with a popular brewpub and restaurant in downtown Healdsburg, had been sold to Drake’s Brewing Company of San Leandro surprised many fans of their signature brew, Racer 5 IPA. The sale included...