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May 28, 2023

Alma’s Oilcloth and Chucherias celebrates culture

For many Healdsburg residents, finding comfort food that reminds them of home is easy. But for those who seek art, knickknacks, decorative flowers and more emblematic items which celebrate Latinx culture, Alma’s Oilcloth and Chucherias, established 10 years ago and located on 437 Healdsburg Ave., is the place.

Shuttered businesses facing unmet challenges

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a devastating economic toll on Sonoma County’s economy: tourism, once a mainstay, is non-existent; 16,000 local workers have filed for unemployment; more than a thousand small businesses have applied for the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Plan (PPP). Meanwhile local governments continue to provide essential public health and welfare services, while their normal revenue sources trickle to near-zero.

Improving access to your library: Library eliminates fines

PAID ADVERTORIAL — Last year, 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.

Rediscovering DeLoach Vineyards

After 20-plus years in the wine industry, I can admit that I am guilty of writing off a winery or brand or assuming I...

Local favorite Downtown Bakery and Creamery put up for sale

When you walk into Downtown Bakery and Creamery on Center Street, the scent of warm scones envelops you in a comforting hug and the familiar sound of the bread slicer rings out as locals line up for their morning coffee.

Food for Thought: Healing Illness with Food + Love

SPONSORED – If you live in Sonoma County, you’ve likely seen Food for Thought volunteers collecting food donations at local grocery stores nearly every weekend of the year. And if you’ve ever donated food, money, or time as a volunteer, everyone at Food For Thought thanks you!

Restaurant gives life to historic building

El Milagro incorporates family recipes, fresh food

Where a love of books meets a love for clothes

Downtown store Erin Mavis branching out by hosting book pop-up shop, launching book club on July 27

Vintners warehouse construction underway

Construction expected to conclude in mid-April 2021

Farm to Pantry goes fashion forward with Gapelii partnership

Being able to collect nutritious food while wearing a t-shirt that is both comfortable and trendy is a win-win for Farm to Pantry. Gapelii Brand, a Sonoma County Black-owned luxury brand, was co-founded by Andrew Akufo in 2019 and features clothing and accessories. Through his work, he met Kelly Conrad, development director from Farm to Pantry. Conrad reached out to Akufo to collaborate and provide T-shirts for volunteers that could feature Gapelii Brand’s style and promote the organization.