Around Town

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This page is for sharing community news, events and businesses. We hope you enjoy it! Send us your news, events and recommendations for business, restaurants, inns, etc. We have many tourists visiting our church and are happy to boost our local businesses!

Feb 22: this is the beautiful desert floral arrangement done for the First Sunday in Lent.

Our beautiful desert floral arrangement was done by Lisa Switzer  Antiquarian / Florabunda  PO Box 190 Duncans Mills, CA  95430 707 865-9897
Our beautiful desert floral arrangement was done by Lisa Switzer
Antiquarian / Florabunda
PO Box 190
Duncans Mills, CA 95430
707 865-9897

We received a nice letter from Herman Hernandez, Chairman of the Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Guerneville Chamber of Commerce, thanking us for participating in the parade. We had a great time at this event, our float was named “Joy to the World” and featured our logo with a graphic of the 3 churches and a diorama of Guerneville with little street lamps lit. The choir sang a wonderful medley of Christmas carols and the kids presented a living nativity scene. It was lots of fun we had hot chocolate and treats – including the delicious gingerbread cookies from LunaCakes –  in St. Hubert’s Hall while we decorated the float. I hope we do it again next year! Francine Korn, one of the owners of LunaCakes, is a long time St. Elizabeth’s parishioner and president of the St. Elizabeth’s Guild. Francine and her sister, Patty Mannick, make delicious and incredibly cute custom cookies with edible bowls – perfect for showers, birthdays and other special events.

Gingerbread Cookies by LunaCakes
Gingerbread Cookies by LunaCakes

A group of parishioners are raving about their group exercise classes with Josie Salas-Tynan, a holistic Health Practitioner who offers fitness, mobility and stress management services in Guerneville. Her website is www.KeepMovingWithJosie.com, and the phone number is (408) 469-2715. Josie is opening a new location at the Bank of America building at 16390 Main Street, Suite C and offers free 9:30 AM classes for beginners for the month of January. What a great way to start the new year!

We also have Tallito’s Zumba Classes at St. Hubert’s Hall

Tallito’s ZUMBA® House on St. Hubert’s Hall, 16290 Fifth St Saturday 10:30 to 11:30

Guerneville Graphics is our local print shop providing competitively priced printing and copying services. Located at 16442 Main Street (across the street from Safeway) the phone number is (707) 869-0700.

We also recommend:

Steve’s Foreign Auto Repair

14060 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
(707) 887-9389

Northwood Restaurant – 19400 California 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
(707) 865-2454  
northwood

3 Alarm Grill 16218 First Street, Guerneville, CA 95446. Phone (707) 604-6102.

Like them on Facebook! Shown above: bacon cheeseburger with fries, special sauce for burger. They serve a wicked chili also!
Like them on Facebook! Shown above: bacon cheeseburger with fries, special sauce for burger. They serve a wicked chili also!

 

And we are so happy to introduce the new kid on the block, the 3 Alarm Grill. They have GREAT reviews on YELP – go check them out at 16218 First Street, Guerneville, CA 95446. Phone (707) 604-6102.

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images taken from 3 Alarm Grill Facebook Page
Irene Deem belongs to the RRHS and says it's the most fun group in town! An historical society + community service group, they organize the annual cleanup of the old Guerneville cemetery and participate in the parades, as well as maintain a collection of artifacts and photos.
Irene Deem belongs to the RRHS and says it’s the most fun group in town! An historical society + community service group, they organize the annual cleanup of the old Guerneville cemetery and participate in the parades with award winning entries of vintage cars, as well as maintain a collection of artifacts and photos.

Visit the Russian River Historical Society on line at www.RussianRiverHistory.org and on Facebook. Meetings are open to the public at 6:00 at the Marshall House on Armstrong Woods Road (behind the Senior Center) on first Thursdays. Great group of people, service oriented and history lovers.

JoinRRHS

The Russian River Historical Society is a service organization as well as a historical collection. In 2014 RRHS participates in the community parades, including the Cazadero Christmas parade.

In addition to providing snow, antique fire trucks to deliver Santa Claus, RRHS sponsors a slide presentation. This year’s presentation was “The Austin Creek Train Tragedy 1894” by George Juilly. The lecture is presented below, the final minutes were cut off because I ran out of battery – my apologies!

St. Colman’s parishioner Brian Britten manning the grill at the Cazadero Christmas parade,

Brian Britten in white shirt on left grilling at the Cazadero Christmas Parade. Great job Brian!
Brian Britten in white shirt on left grilling at the Cazadero Christmas Parade. Great job Brian!

RRFoodPantry

We all recognize there are many people in our community struggling to survive. We hope you find it in your hearts to volunteer or donate to the Russian River Food Pantry. You can do so easily through the St. Vincent de Paul Society boxes in the back of St. Elizabeth’s church. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Vicki Gonzalez at (707) 869-3314. For more information see the St. Vincent de Paul page on this site.

Simply Sacred Books |

1791 Marlow Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 528-7749

Simply Sacred has expanded their store and is now even more pleasant to visit. A great Catholic book store with a very helpful staff, they also offer gifts, religious objects and church supplies. A wide assortment of children’s books, medals, rosaries, teaching aids. Here are two books I just got and have enjoyed:BergogliosListRomanPilgrimage

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