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The 2016 Annual Jeff Tobes Memorial Walk planning is gearing up - Update #1

Hello fellow walkers,

For June 4th 2016 we shall be having the Annual Jeff Tobes Memorial Walk presented by the Sonoma County Historical Society. This years walk will be around Sonoma City including the plaza, Depot Park, the Springs, Schellville, Buena Vista, and more. The route and stops are in their preliminary stage at this time and more information will be coming as we pull it together.

If any of you would like to help out please give me a call. Items that we need help on is: arrange busses, breakfast, lunch, dinner, driving support vans, driving port-a-potties, contacting sponsors, thank you letters, fruit, ice, snacks, water, and planning.

    Ray Johnson

Charlie Siebenthal presents expanded talk on the Sonoma Valley Railroad

WHISTLESTOP NORTH -- SANTA ROSA

The next program will be on Monday October 27, 2014

THE RAILROADS OF SONOMA VALLEY. NWPRRHS President Charlie Siebenthal will present a much expanded talk on the Sonoma Valley Railroad, its successor as the Sonoma Valley Branch of the NWP and the Sonoma Valley Branch of the Southern Pacific. Field work plus recently discovered maps and newspaper articles will be used to answer the many questions asked during his first talk on the railroads of Sonoma Valley.

Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa. Parking in the rear of the building. Take 101 to the College Avenue exit. Turn west onto College Avenue. Monroe Hall is on the left just past the G&G Shopping Center. For further information please contact Charlie Siebenthal at 707-838-8882 or vandtrr@cs.com Please mark this date on your calendars. If you wish to receive an email reminder of each program please send an email entitled "WN list" to Charlie Siebenthal at vandtrr@cs.com your email address will be held confidential.

Nailing it down at Blue Wing

Sonoma, Blue Wing, c1906

Work continues at The Blue Wing Inn on East Spain Street — Lot 35 in Mariano Vallejo's master plan of 1835 — as the historic adobe gets a seismic upgrade and new roof. The unreinforced masonry building was designated as potentially hazardous in 1990, and has been vacant since 2001. It is owned by the California State Parks, which paid for the ongoing repairs. More work will be needed to meet code requirements, a critical step towards the adaptive reuse model – including the possible rental of business space – promoted by the nonprofit Blue Wing Adobe Trust to fund … ...read more Source: Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma history comes to life

Period-clad actors will recreate the days of General Vallejo and Count Haraszthy at the inaugural Living History Extravaganza on Saturday, July 12, at Buena Vista Winery. The day will be filled with “Living History Performances” by re-enactors wandering the grounds telling stories and giving tours of the historic stone winery buildings and wine caves, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be performances of “The Story of Buena Vista,” “Medicine Man Show” and, at 2 p.m., “The Bear Flag Revolt” presented by the Bear Flag Revolt Acting Troupe, featuring Jean-Charles Boisset as Victor Proudhon. The day's characters … ...read more Source: Sonoma Valley Sun

Kitchen Memories: Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection

"An exhibition to entertain people and inspire them to learn about our kitchen culture through utensils and implements. The art of their design along with their function throughout history is illuminating.” 

—Kathleen Hill

At:  Sonoma Valley Museum of Art On: September 7, 2013 to December 1, 2013 Kitchen Memories: Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection | Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

Local Historian Peter Meyerhof reveals new information about the Blue Wing and Sonoma

Peter Meyerhof will make a presentation about his research on the historic Blue Wing Adobe Dr. on Thursday June 20th at 6:30 pm in the Sonoma Barracks. Meyerhof’s research has recently revealed significant new evidence for a portion of the Blue Wing Adobe predating the arrival of General Vallejo in 1834 and for it being an integral part of the Sonoma Mission. Read more...

Historic property sold to Ramekins Owner, Restaurant closes

Estate Closing

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Estate Restaurant in Sonoma Estate Restaurant, owned by Chef Sondra Bernstein of the girl and the fig in Sonoma, will close in late September 2012. The news comes on the heels of the sale of the historic property that’s been home to the restaurant since it opened in 2008. Once owned by the daughter of General Mariano Vallejo, the two-story building is being purchased by Darius Anderson, owner of Kenwood Investments and the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Anderson has also recently purchased Ramekins Culinary School and Event Center, located next door, and reportedly plans to use the properties jointly. He takes over October 1, 2012. Estate’s lease originally ran until 2013, but Bernstein and managing partner John Toulze decided to close Estate in the wake  of the sale and refocus on their other restaurants, including a new Sonoma event space called Suite D. “It’s very bittersweet,” said Bernstein. There is no current plan to reopen Estate elsewhere currently, “but who knows” says Bernstein. “I don’t think we’re done with Italian,” she said. “We appreciated the opportunity to steward the historical Sonoma property at 400 West Spain Street and know it will now transition into good hands with Darius Anderson,” said Bernstein. Exec Chef and Managing Partner John Toulze will continue working at the Fig properties and on a successful salumi program he started at Estate. Estate will continue serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 5pm and Sunday brunch from 10am to 3pm. 400 W. Spain St., Sonoma, 707-933-3663.
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