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Bird’s Eye View (Oct. 26, 2016)

On the Valley Restaurant scene, our “man-on-the-spot,” Steve Sparks, confirms the re-re-opening of Stone and Embers in Philo on Friday, October 28, with new hours of Friday-Tuesday, noon to 6pm…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct. 19, 2016)

Whatever next? I will surely be one of the many followers of the Valley’s restaurant scene who undergoes a ‘you’re kidding me’ moment on hearing this week’s latest development. Yes…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct. 12, 2016)

Downtown Boonville was hopping on Saturday night and as I flew over the heaving metropolis. In the early evening the throngs on the streets and “traffic jam” in the heart…

Bird’s Eye View (Oct. 5, 2016)

The many followers of the Valley’s restaurant world are still buzzing about the recent happenings, in particular about The Buckhorn, Boonville, and Stone and Embers continuing to swirl in a…

Bird’s Eye View (Sept. 28, 2016)

Public Service Announcements. Calendars and pens at the ready. #543. The Vets from the Mendocino Animal Hospital will return to the Valley twice this month: Thursdays, October 6 and 20.…

Bird’s Eye View (Sept. 21, 2016)

Let’s get straight to the topic of the week at The Three-Dot Lounge: The County Fair. …Friday evening. It seemed to be a smaller crowd than in recent years, a…

Bird’s Eye View (Sep 14, 2016)

So, even though the annual County Fair is virtually upon us, I suggest that there is no bigger event this week than the 98th Birthday of the Valley’s oldest man.…

Bird’s Eye View (Sep 7, 2016)

I am reliably informed that for the first time in a few years the AV Historical Society and Museum has secured a booth at the County Fair this year. My…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 31, 2016)

The Lions fundraising bbq for the AV Ambulance, held at the Fairgrounds last Sunday afternoon, was a big success. There were in excess of 120 people, one of the busier…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 24, 2016)

Here in AV we arguably have more than our fair share of kind and thoughtful people. One of these is someone whom I regard as almost heroic when it comes…

Bird’s Eye View (Aug 17, 2016)

While the diabolical terrorist attacks on innocent people which have taken place over the past year or two are still far from commonplace, their frequency has become such that I…