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Splash After Dark at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Wine Country’s hottest summer pool party series is the place to “see and be seen.” Splash Pool Parties will run 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and will feature complimentary appetizers from Chef Andrew Cain’s Michelin-rated Santé kitchen, drink specials including a Strawberry Lemon Drop, and entertainment by the Bay Area’s DJ CAMS, who will be […]

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Digital Photo Workshop

Learn to improve your photography skills and take home some gorgeous souvenirs from Sonoma County. Gold Coast Digital in Duncans Mills offers photo workshops for digital photographers Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each session starts with suggestions for basic settings that will get amateurs on track to better photos. Then learn a little […]

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Sustainability Festival at Jack London State Historic State Park

Sustainability farming practices are widely used in Sonoma County and beyond today, but these practices were actually pioneered many years ago by people like Jack London. On October 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Sustainability Festival at Jack London State Historic Park celebrates London’s legacy on the land he worked 100 years […]

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Twisted 2

Twisted 2, a new intimate eatery, opened in December in downtown Petaluma. Some regular visitors may remember Twisted Vines Wine Bar and Café with great fondness. Owners Dick and Julie Warner closed that business, except for the wine shop, and have now created Twisted 2 in a different and smaller space inside the Lan Mart […]

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New Chef at J Vineyards & Winery

Erik Johnson has joined J Vineyards & Winery as their new executive chef and is sharing his knowledge in a new series of cooking classes at the winery. Previously, Johnson was the executive sous chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek kitchen and has taught classes at Relish Culinary School. Now guests may get a taste of […]

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New Improvements at Sonoma Creek Inn

Located a short drive from wineries, parks and the downtown area of Sonoma, the Sonoma Creek Inn is an affordable and casual hotel that just completed updates to improve their guest experience. Their 16 guest rooms now have new carpets and bed treatments. Each also received a new flat screen television and Keurig coffee maker. […]

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Sonoma Mission Inn’s Historic Roots Honored

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has been awarded membership in the Historic Hotels of America organization. This organization was created in 1989 to preserve the authenticity of America’s best destinations. It identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa began was […]

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New Regional Parks Website Wins Major Design Award

The newly-designed website of Sonoma County Regional Parks,  SonomaCountyParks.org, was named “Best in Class” in the 2013 Interactive Media Awards. This industry competition, open to web designers from around the world, recognizes websites in various categories. The Regional Parks’ site is one of only 11 to receive the highest honor in the government category. To […]

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Guerneville Introducing Free WiFi Downtown

The Russian River Chamber of Commerce will sooon offer free WiFi in the downtown area. Coverage will start from the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center next to Guerneville Plaza and be available 24/7 to the end of Main Street (just beyond Ferngrove Cottages), with coverage including Johnson’s Beach and The Woods resorts. The Chamber has […]

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New Forestville Tasting Room: Wine Guerrilla

Former music industry insider and current wine promoter and winemaker Bruce Patch has opened the Wine Guerrilla tasting room in Forestville. Wine Guerrilla will focus on regional estate-grown wines, offering $10 per-person tastings (fully refundable with a purchase). Open daily, Wine Guerrilla offers box lunches from nearby Twist Eatery (they can be enjoyed on the […]

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