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Jobama!

Last year we got a rescue cat that my son-in-law named Barako — hoping, I think, that the animal would clean up the right-wing rodent population around the place. I’m…

Panther Basketball 2009

AV 58, Pacific Union 42 Last Tuesday the Panthers basketball teams saw action in the Napa Valley where they played the Pacific Union Falcons in Angwin. The Panthers came on…

Lives & Times of Valley Folks: Kyllikki “Kay” Clark

I met with Kay a couple of weeks ago and the first thing we sorted out was her first name. “It is Finnish and we pronounce it ‘Koolikki’ but that…

Valley People 12/2/2009

GUIDO PRONSOLINO died Monday at his home in Yorkville. He was 83. A full obituary will appear next week, but a potluck celebration of Guido's life will be held this…

Bird’s Eye View 12/2/2009

Greetings one and all. If you are sitting comforta­bly then I shall begin. Let’s go straight to the topics of conversation under discussion at The Three-Dot Lounge, my favorite gathering…

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…