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Fire Chief Jenkins on hurricane strike team

Cloverdale Fire Chief Jason Jenkins was among those deployed to Texas with a strike team to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. His team was released to return home, but before they could depart Texas they were recalled to Florida to help after Hurricane Irma.

Reunion organizers seek members of Class of 1968

Organizers are searching for members of Cloverdale High School’s Class of 1968 as they begin plans for their 50-year reunion to be held next June at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Contact Barbara (Sciaini) Holmes at 280-9762 or barb105m@hotmail.com or Rich Price at 707-894-5240 or richprice168@hotmail.com if you can help.


Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest returning for second year

The second annual Geyserville Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival will take place Oct. 7.

The only event of its kind in the county, Geyserville Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival offers craft beers, artisan wines and micro-distillers’ spirits.

Ticket revenue goes to support the Geyserville Education Foundation.

General admission is $45, which includes tastings, and there’s a special offer for designated drivers.

Additional food and tastings are available for purchase.

Same-day tickets will be available if the event is not sold out.

Go to gvillebeerwinespirits.com for info and ticket purchase.


Discuss plans for winter shelter to aid homeless

The Healdsburg community is planning to open a homeless shelter this winter. Join the discussion from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St.

The goals include securing an emergency shelter, coordinate places to have shelters, toilet facilities and food, enlist volunteers to help manage and clean the shelters, as well as provide transportation. In addition, the group will be raising funds to provide a way to reach these goals.

The program will include guest speakers, including Colleen Carmichael and Rick Cafferata of Reach for Home, Healdsburg Mayor Shaun McCaffery, and Jason Liles, Senator Mike McGuire’s chief of staff, with introductions made by children involved in helping raise awareness of the shelterless in the Healdsburg community.

Audience questions are encouraged. In addition there will be music, poetry and an art show. Snacks will be provided.

For information, go to reachforhome.org.

Museum offers docent-led tours of two wineries

The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society is offering 50 individuals the chance to join a docent-led tour of two Dry Creek wine estates that are not often open to the public, Gallo’s Frei Brothers Ranch and Simoncini Vineyards. Tickets are $100 per person.

Tour coaches will leave from the Healdsburg Lumber parking lot, 359 Hudson St. at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29. Return is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided by Kim and John Lloyd of Big John’s Market. Wine tasting is included at each stop.

Proceeds from the event benefit the museum.

For more information, visit.healdsburgmuseum.org/events/special-events, or call 707-431-3325.


Join the cleanup effort during Creek Week

Volunteer to remove trash along the 10 miles of creeks that flow through Windsor on the way to the Russian River during Creek Week through Sept. 24.

Free garbage bags are available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Windsor Public Works office, 8400 Windsor Road, across from Windsor High School.

Contact Elizabeth Cargay at 707-838-5385 to let her know the area you are cleaning and to arrange for bag pick-up at street access points the next day.

Several communities in Sonoma County are participating in Creek Week. Learn more on the Russian River Watershed Association’s website at www.rrwatershed.org.

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