Craft Beer is Here We Just Didn’t Know It

Many of you know that just down the street from the Quality Inn is Lagunitas Brewing. You can tour, taste and eat all in one place and have a great day adventure. Well, move over Lagunitas, three craft beer establishments have moved in and all within a few block of each other. 101 North Brewing

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Sonoma County Wine Country

Our Sonoma County Tourism Bureau has released a good little vid about some of the more popular wine appellations here in our wine country. If you’re thinking of coming up this way – winter is a great time because it won’t be so crowded – and don’t know where to begin your search for that

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Let’s Eat – Pub Republic

There’s a little strip mall off Lakeville Hwy heading east in south Petaluma that’s been trying to find the right restaurant to anchor that retail area and I think they’ve got a winner. Pub Republic, a brew pub with dozens of beer on tap and pub food like burgers, fish and chips, salads and hand

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A Thought on Traveling

“A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.” – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer, died 1904

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Sonoma County #1 Wine Destination in United States

TripAdvisor came out with their Best Destinations lists this week and guess what(drum roll, please) Sonoma County heads the list at #1 for the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the United States(whoop, whoop)! A tabulation of reviews from TripAdvisor travelers revealed “. . .the laid-back, unpretentious vibe of the wineries” is what resonated with visitors and

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Where Do We Go From Here?

This blog has been up since 2008. That’s four years and only 71 entries – that’s not much is it. Well if you look at it, I’m only posting what I know and, frankly, I don’t know everything about our county(Sonoma) or cities (Petaluma and Sebastopol) And why should I know everything. All the social

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Petaluma National Little League

I’m not one to follow little league baseball, but when the team is from your own home town,  playing in the 2012 Little League World Series and they make it to the game that will decide who plays the number 1 team in the world – you snap to attention. The kids played their hearts out against

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A Museum By Any Other Name

Until recently I’d heard of the Sonoma County Museum but had never experienced it. It’s located in downtown Santa Rosa right across the street from the Santa Rosa Plaza shopping mall. Not a glamorous location but the museum was there first, built in the early 1900s, before downtown Santa Rosa built up around it.  It’s

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West County – We Try Harder

How many of you have really explored West Sonoma County like you should? If you’re like everyone else, you drive directly to Napa or Sonoma Valley or Healdsburg – pfffft! Interspersed with redwood trees, the Russian River, mucho vineyards, and picturesque black and white cows grazing on the sides of the rolling hills that follow

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Cheese Glorious Cheese

For those of you who don’t know, Sonoma County and more specifically the area around Petaluma and Sebastopol have quite a number of small cheese making farms. Yes, they not only raise goats or cows but make their – some award winning – cheese from the milk. The Sonoma and Marin Farm Bureaus have put

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