🌱 Plaza Lights Up + Uncommon Truffle Discovered + Self-importance Salon Shifting

Hey everyone – Simone here with your weekend edition of the Healdsburg Daily. We’re sorry the newsletters were spotty this week! I make it up to you today with a jam-packed weekend events roundup that is sure to leave you in the holiday mood with a hangover. Here we go… First your weekend weather:

  • buy Lyrica dubai Friday: Fog in the morning, sun in the day and clouds in the night. High: 65 Low: 43.
  • buy stromectol australia Saturday: Some more fog and clouds that turn into sun in the afternoon. High: 63 Low: 41.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: 68 Low: 44.
  • Monday: Partly cloudy and cooler. High: 59 Low: 41.

Air over Healdsburg:

This is what the air looked like over Healdsburg this morning. (Courtesy photo by Holly Wilson)

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Here are the top 4 stories in Healdsburg today:

  1. The transformation of Healdsburg Plaza is ongoing as we speak for that big “Merry Healdsburg Weekend” event starting tonight. The centerpiece of the event will be the lighting of a huge, living tree at the north end of the square around 6pm. There will also be a range of other family-friendly activities including photos with Santa, a demonstration of the “Grinch,” hot chocolate and desserts, etc. – all to the tune of the Healdsburg Chorus and a jazz quartet play Christmas music. According to the Tribune, “The festivities begin in the plaza at 5pm with a Hanukkah ceremony, followed by Christmas carols that will be in the plaza until around 6pm when Santa Claus arrives in a fire truck. Santa Claus will then help the city council with a Countdown to the lighting of the Plaza Christmas Tree“For the remainder of the weekend, downtown shops will have a street sale and the choir will perform a few times around town. (Facebook & Facebook & SoCoNews Healdsburg)
  2. After years of searching, the Alexander Valley truffle farmer Seth Angerer and his loyal truffle dog Leo have found out what the Angerer family is claims to be “the first cultivated truffle found in the Alexander Valley”. Seth was reportedly “up and down his family’s hazelnut plantations in Geyserville” last week when he came across the “Sonoma County’s 5.03 ounce black melanosporum.” Says his father Fran: “We waited nine years and eight months, and we didn’t find anything. Every year we get discouraged. “Sonoma Magazine reports that” the truffle hunting season typically runs from January to March, so an early truffle in November was an especially exciting find for the angerers. The fact that Black truffles can cost up to $ 95 an ounce is just as exciting. “Read the full story here. (Sonoma Magazine)
  3. The suggested 316 miles The Great Redwood Trail through Healdsburg is “one step closer” Become a reality “after receiving millions in new amounts from the state budget, according to the trail’s champion Mike McGuire, Healdsburg’s own Senator.” This is a turning point, “he says. The trail would run from Humboldt Bay to San Francisco Bay, much of it next to the SMART train tracks, and would use our recently completed Foss Creek Pathway for the Healdsburg route. “When the Great Redwood Trail is built, it will be the longest rail-to-trail in the United States,” says McGuire. “This trail passes through and near some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth, including ancient redwoods state parks and national forests. hills dotted with golden oaks, lush vineyards and of course on the banks of the Russian and eel rivers. “Click through to learn about the remaining hurdles before they become a reality. (Eureka Times standard)
  4. did you know already Tour de France winner Cadel Evans ran in the Healdsburg Turkey Trot thanksgiving last week? From the PD’s pages: “Hiding among those who wear turkey hats made of felt is the guy disguised as a wine bottle (I see you press democrat, Matt Villano) 47 dogs, a goat and two cats, who stood up to run Healdsburg’s ever-festive turkey trot last week was a four-time Olympic and Tour de France winner. “Evans reportedly competed in four Olympics and won the Tour de France before retiring from cycling in 2015 finished sixth in the Healdsburg Turkey Trot. (Press Democrat; Paywall)

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A recent sunset as seen from the At Home in Healdsburg vacation home on College Street. You can check it out here. (Courtesy photo by Kari Reston)

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This weekend in Healdsburg:

Friday 3rd December

  • City of Healdsburg Zone administrator Hearing (11 a.m.)
  • Service for Geraldine Perrelli Holt in the Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist (2 p.m.)
  • Healdsburg Hospital Stroke survivor Self-help group (3 pm-5pm)
  • Pediatrics COVID-19 vaccination Clinic on the Fitch Mountain Campus of the Healdsburg Elementary School (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Sing Noël Holiday concert in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (5 pm-6.15pm)
  • Happy Healdsburg weekend: Tree lighting ceremony, Photos with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, Menorah lighting, live music, Christmas movie and more below Healdsburg Plaza (5 pm-8pm)
  • Max Vogel Live at Coyote Sonoma (7-10pm)

Saturday 4th December

  • Healdsburg Running Company Saturday morning run: Annadel from Spring Lake, with Trail House Finish (8 a.m.)
  • Healdsburg Saturday Farmers market, Feat. Christmas market (8: 30-12: 00)
  • Hike & holiday wreath Making at Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • “We are not moved”: Songs and stories about civil rights at the Bishops Ranch (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Clarice & Beau Marchais Pick-up party & tasting at Limerick Cellars (11: 00-15: 00)
  • Italian “Christmas Markets” Christmas Market at Orsi Family Vineyards (11: 00-16: 00)
  • Breakfast with Santa Claus in the French bakery Costeaux (9-11 a.m.)
  • Alexander Valley Ladies Aid presents: Old Fashioned Christmas bazaar (10 AM)
  • Holiday bazaar at Bacchus Landing (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Healdsburg vacation Gift pop-up at 248 collective (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Star book ornament Make a workshop at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts (1pm – 4pm)
  • FRICTION Female vocal ensemble: Winter songs (13:00, 19:00)
  • The big raven Costume sales (1 p.m.)
  • Christmas party at the Jordan winery (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Healdsburg Choir Performs Christmas concert, singalongs in the Plaza Gazebo (2:00 p.m.)
  • Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Holiday auction & Volunteer Celebration (2 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Mimi & Gabe Pirard Live at Spicy Vines (3pm – 6pm)
  • Sing Noël Holiday concert in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (5 pm-6.15pm)
  • jazz series in the Spirit Bar of the Hotel Healdsburg: Greg Hester Trio (5 pm-8pm)
  • Sparkling vacation Soiree in the Amista Vineyards (17: 30-19: 30)
  • vacation Winegrowers’ dinner at Dry Creek Vineyard (5:30 pm-10pm)
  • JOOSE Live at Coyote Sonoma (8-11pm)

Sunday 5th December

  • Italian “Christmas Markets” Christmas Market at Orsi Family Vineyards (11: 00-16: 00)
  • Holly Jolly 38th year Appreciation dinner for seniors at Villa Chanticleer (1.30 p.m.)
  • “Dining with Strangers” 3-course candlelight dinner in the Secret place in Healdsburg (6 p.m.)
  • vacation Make wreath at Rodney Strong Vineyard (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Healdsburg Choir Christmas concert at THE 222 (7 p.m.)

Monday 6th December

  • Healdsburg City council Meeting (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The North Bay Bohemian has the most comprehensive round-up we’ve ever seen all the ways to celebrate the Sonoma County’s holidays this season – including ice rinks, outdoor excursions, lots of theater, cool Christmas parties and much more. (North Bay Bohemian)
  • Healdsburg Vanity Salon is moving from Vine Street Mall at 810 Healdsburg Avenue, near Sherman Street, starting January 1st. They will be closed the week before the move. Also: “Due to the serious impact of Covid on the tanning portion of our business, we will no longer offer UV tanning services,” say the owners. (Facebook)
  • the best pumpkin-spice latte in the district in Healdsburg’s own Plank Coffee on Dry Creek Road, according to a “Sonoma Holiday Drink Smackdown” published in Sonoma Mag.
  • If you are in the market for a Christmas tree, here is a list of some good farms in the Healdsburg area. (Healdsburg patch)
  • Alexa Brooks from Healdsburg is featured in a Washington Post story Women named Alexa who changed their name due to the popular Amazon device. Down in Los Angeles, where she now goes to school at USC, she is known as Harlow Brooks. (The Washington Post)
  • Did you know you can send an email? Letter to Santa Claus from the post office in Healdsburg? Here is how. (Healdsburg patch)
  • The annual Senior dinner in the villa this year will take place in person next Sunday. And more volunteers are needed! (SoCoNews Healdsburg & Facebook)

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Simone Wilson

About Me: I was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA where I was the Editor of Healdsburg High School Hound’s Bark. Since then, I’ve worked as a local journalist for publications in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York City, and the Middle East. I am currently a Senior Product Manager for Patch.

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