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Cathleen Micheaels, Local Art Champion

Local art educator Cathleen Micheaels — dear to the hearts of many Anderson Valley students who have studied with her — was honored by the…

Good-Bye Ron O’Brien

A large group of friends and family turned out to celebrate the life of Ron O’Brien on Saturday March 11th at the Grange Hall in Philo. Ron would probably have been surprised and bemused to see how many people cared about him.

‘The Kid’ Visits The Unity Club

On Thursday February 2nd the Unity Club held its annual invitational luncheon featuring a person of local importance.  This year the invitee was Anne Molgaard,…

Community Questions for Blackbird

Since Democracy is not a spectator sport it was inspirational to attend the recent meeting sponsored by the Anderson Valley Community Action Coalition and moderated…

Tie One On at the Fair

This year for the first time ever apron wearers will be featured in the Fair Parade. If you have a frilly, silly, beautiful or ugly…

Getting Out of Dodge

Sometimes it’s good to get out of the Valley and see a thing or two. My Mom Muriel Ellis decided to go to a writer’s…

AV Firefighters: Judy Long

I met with Judy Long at her wooded home in Rancho Navarro which she shares with her husband Garth. She warned me not to come to the house if I had allergies so I was not surprised to be enthusiastically greeted at the door by a tail-wagging tangle of pets including her giant yellow lab Tanner, her tiny Toy Fox Terrier Sassy and her very fluffy cat Spike. We all tumbled into her kitchen together to sit at the bar for our chat.

AV Firefighters: Clay Eubank

Clay Eubank has been in Anderson Valley since 2010. His partner Sarah Farber is the Captain of the Yorkville Station. It was through their involvement with firefighting that they met at the National Fire Academy. His firefighting career started in 1991 in Capay Valley west of Woodland near Davis where he retired as chief in 2010.

AV Firefighters: Roy Laird

Battalion Chief Roy Laird has been on the Anderson Valley Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years (with a few years off when his long haul trucking job got in the way), his anniversary was last May.