Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fundraiser for Sylvia Murphy of The THUGZ

Sylvia’s Story

Sylvia is the Keyboard-player and one of the vocalists for a favorite Sonoma County band, The THUGZ. Two months ago, Sylvia was driving home from a gig at the Back Yard in Forestville and was hit on Highway 116 in a head-on crash. She sustained many bone breaks. She was immediately sent to surgery and is now enduring a lengthy recovery. Sylvia is incredibly strong and determined. She remains in the hospital and is progressing in the healing process. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help offset her medical bills and living expenses during this challenging time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Resurgence afoot at El Molino High?

Over the past decade, El Molino High School administrators watched the school’s enrollment steadily decline to about half its former size.
So this fall, when enrollment climbed 23 students above what it was last year, they saw cause to celebrate.
To them, the small increase marks the reversal of a decade-long trend. It’s also a sign that recent efforts to expand the Forestville high school’s offerings and increase its visibility in the community are paying off...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The List: Sonoma, Napa County piemakers

4. Kozlowski Farms, 5566 Gravenstein Highway N., Forestville, has been offering homemade pies since 1952 and today uses those original recipes for double-crust and pecan crumb-top varieties. 887-1587,

Read full list in The Press Democrat

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Job: Berry's Markets: Deli/cashier

Berry's Markets is now hiring in Santa Rosa and Forestville. Must be reliable, hardworking, friendly, honest and willing to work weekends. If you have experience and are bilingual that's a plus. Please email resume along with your phone number to schedule an interview. 

Read ad on Craigslist

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Job: Backyard BOH & FOH

Backyard in Forestville is now hiring professionals to join our team, in the following positions:

  • Line Cook
  • Servers
  • Dishwasher
  • Assistant Manager

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Body of missing Santa Rosa man found in Russian River

The body of a Santa Rosa man who had been missing for five days was found Tuesday afternoon in the Russian River near Sunset beach, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Search and rescue divers found Marvin Jones, 53, at about 2:45 p.m. in about six feet of water, 20 feet from the shore, Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fresh From Our Farmers: Market has new manager, vendors

The Forestville Farmers Market, which takes place on Tuesday afternoons, is in its second year and is in the midst of a transformation, a rebirth. The market has a new manager, is no longer year-round and has more farm vendors and total vendors than in its inaugural year.

Its location on the grounds of Corks Restaurant remains the same, though the market’s configuration has changed. Produce vendors are now closer to the entrance, alongside the building. Across the parking lot, the restaurant has set up picnic tables and a small wine bar, where Russian River Vineyards wines are offered at $5 a glass. Craft vendors, a massage therapist and vendors of foods to enjoy on the spot are located on the crush pad.

Read full article in The Press Democrat

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CALABASH - A Festival of Gourds, Art and the Garden

Sunday, October 5, 2014
1-5 pm

Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 14th annual Calabash - Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event. Calabash, named Best Fundraiser by readers of the North Bay Bohemian in 2013 and 2014, features a silent auction of fine gourd art, along with tours of Food For Thought’s beautiful organic gardens, which will be at their peak.

Read full post at Food for Thought

Man arrested in rape of Forestville woman

A man who sneaked up behind a woman walking on a Forestville road, held a knife to her and then raped her at nearby El Molino High School was in custody Tuesday morning, said Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Ruben Martinez.

David Kocalis, 24, was being held at the Sonoma County Jail without bail. He is suspected of five felonies, including rape and kidnapping.

Read full article in The Press Democrat

Giveaway for Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom (Sarah's Silk)

To Enter*:
1) Like Elves & AngelsBamboletta, and Sarah's Silks on Facebook
2) Comment below with the NAME and CITY of the preschool/kindergarten classroom and WHY that school should receive these toys!
3) Encourage your friends to join the giveaway! 
(*All preschools, kindergartens, and licensed daycares (worldwide) may be entered to win.  Indemnity: Not FB sponsored: Elves & Angels, Bamboletta, and Sarah's Silks will fulfill the prizes. Please support Elves & Angels and Bamboletta with your business; their generosity has helped to make this giveaway possible!  This giveaway ends 12pmPST on Monday, 9/8.  One entry per person, per school. For example: Sarah Smith can only nominate the school "SchoolExample" once; although she could also nominate other schools.)  
Read full entry on Sarah's Silk's blog