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Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Gloria Abbott

Gloria and I sat down to talk at The Senior Center a couple of weeks ago and, like many of her generation, she was very surprised that anyone would be…

An Udder Explosion

Thanksgiving Day started out routinely. The cows went through the milking procedure without balking. It was only when I was feeding hay after the milking that I noticed a few…

Boonville Lodge To Close

Friends of the Boonville Lodge and the Anderson Valley community at large: It is with much disappointment, sadness and regret that Carroll Pratt and I, as owners of The Boonville…

Panther Soccer 2009

For the third time in the past five seasons (and the fifth time in the program’s 15-year history) the AV Boys Varsity Soccer team reached the semi-final stage of the…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Doug Read

I met with Doug Read a couple of weeks ago at his home on the Valley’s unofficial ‘Mason-Dixon Line’ that separates Boonville and Philo, just north of Breggo Cellars Winery. The…

Farm To Farm

People keep asking if I'm planning to bring carrots and lettuce, what have you, down to the Farmers Market (They call it the “food mart”) on Sundays at the Anderson…

School News 11/11/2009

Wild & Wilder The Fourth grade classes of Shirley Tompkins and Vickie Brock had the privilege of going back in time with Tamara Wilder who specializes in wilderness crafts. Students…

Farm To Farm 11/11/2009

Last Tuesday afternoon was maybe the final balmy weather until March. I was a little disoriented after spending the whole morning riding up to the Willits area to pick up…

Panther Soccer 2009

 The 2009 play-offs began last Wednesday (11/4) with a home game in Boonville at The Fairgrounds against Sonoma Academy, a team the Panthers had narrowly defeated 2-1 during the regular…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Elwin Maxey

When I met with Elwin Maxey for lunch at The Boonville Lodge a couple of weeks ago, his granddaughter and caregiver, Dee Gowan, accompanied him. Elwin is now 93 and…

Panther Soccer 2009

Last Wednesday (10/21) the Point Arena Pirates were visitors to the Valley and AV hoped to make up for their poor performance on the coast a couple of weeks ago…