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frances rivetti
Sonoma County, California
This British/American independent journalist spends her days exploring what it means to live "The Good Life" — discovering and sharing the best of the south county at the gateway to Sonoma Wine Country and other top flight destinations around the world.
Interests: IPPY Award winning Author of "Fog Valley Crush — Love at First Bite — At Home in the Farmstead Frontier". WWW.FOGVALLEYCRUSH.COM and a second book, "Fog Valley WInter" — Pioneer Heritage, Backroad Rambles and Vintage Recipes from The Tastiest Little Place on Earth. Currently seeking representation for debut contemporary suspense novel "Big Green Country".
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Don't miss this terrific bus load of our favorite local musicians at The Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, Friday, May 17th, 2019. The Space Orchestra performs a tribute to Joe Cocker's legendary rock n roll classic, Mad Dogs & Englishmen with the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Event date: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm Featured Book: Zucked:Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe $28 Non-profit organization LiteracyWorks and Copperfield's Books presents as part of its Lecture Series Roger McNamee and his The New York Times’ bestseller about... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Winemakers from the Petaluma Gap American Viticultural Area (AVA) fared well at the fifth annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction on Friday, May 3, raising more than $65,000 from eleven auction lots of “Never Before, Never Again” wine, each crafted from... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 7PM FLAMINGO RESORT & SPA, 277 4TH STREET, SANTA ROSA You know him from 60 Minutes. Come meet SCOTT PELLEY, one of the most experienced and awarded correspondents in broadcast journalism in conversation with KSRO Host Pat... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Wednesday, May 15th 7:00 • 8:30PM Location: Petaluma Community Center 320 McDowell Blvd Teen & Transitional Youth Mental Health It's encouraging that there is community dialog happening on this incredibly complex subject matter that impacts so many young people. Collaborating... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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What makes a house an Architectural Digest-worthy home? This means something different for everyone when it comes to the dream home design world, be it mid-century modern open plan, a state-of-the-art beachside apartment, sleek, urban loft with dramatic city scape... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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New on my radar for summer: Herb Folk Community Medicine Clinic and Herb Shop Opening June 2019 in downtown Petaluma ​ Herb Folk is a Sonoma County non-profit making holistic healthcare, providing accessible, affordable and empowering holistic community clinics, classes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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In my search to share unique and original travel experience opportunities with my readers, I look for amazing adventures and locales that are not exclusively priced for just the multi-millionaire budget. This one certainly fits the bill as a once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Saturday, April 27th Petaluma's annual Butter & Egg Days parade steps off at noon and marches through historic downtown in a festival of fun and activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clover Sonoma leads the Clover Kids’ Parade, which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Saturday, May 4th Spring hillsides are blooming and gardens are loving the sunshine after the long winter’s rains. McEvoy Ranch's Garden Manager, Patty Hawkley, makes the most of the bounty of the season by creating inviting wreaths placed around the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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The Idea Lounge Thursday, April 18th Lagunitas Lounge Doors open at 6:30. Program starts at 7 For the Arts: Molly Best "The Art of Managing an Arts Center" For Life; Timo Rivetti "The Art of Real Estate" Molly Best is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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CaminoWays.com, the Camino experts, have launched a wonderful new North West Spanish Camino route available for pilgrims in 2019: the Sea of Arousa Camino walk and boat, also known as Camino Espiritual. I have friends who have walked all or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Discover more of the amazing bounty offered by land and sea as Sonoma County celebrates Earth Day this year with events, festivals, volunteer opportunities, or by simply getting outdoors and breathing in the glorious spring air. There's so much to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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London is known for its war time history and is rich with political heritage of World War II. If you're a history buff and/or a fan of spy/espionage stories (true or fictional, although it's hard to tell the difference, these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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The Petaluma Shakespeare Company and Shakesprints are hosting a community event to bring Shakespeare to the people and his universal themes to our youth through a fun scene competition- A Night of Shakespeare Shorts- Scene Competition at the Phoenix Theater... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Join me amongst the blooms and greenery at beautiful Flower Casita (formerly known as Second Street Flowers) in Petaluma's Theatre Square for conversation and an exclusive evening preview reading from the first chapter of my debut novel, Big Green Country,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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The world's largest experiential travel company, Intrepid Travel, has introduced four new Women's Expeditions to mark International Women's Day, giving truly intrepid female travelers an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives and challenges facing women around the world. Women-only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Amongst the pageantry, music, decorations, masked balls and parades of Mardi Gras, a festive table is an integral part of the carnival party. There are many versions of the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, though the classic French Galette des... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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Laissez le bon temps roule! Let the good times roll yet again for the Petaluma Music Festival's 6th Annual Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday, March 5th at the Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary, Petaluma (5:30 to 8:30 PM). The King Street... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
What a small world, Marjanne. I was so impressed by this one and will have to expand my list to one day visit all these other historical museums.
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My first visit to New Orleans was loosely planned as a three-night, four-day, past faced city-break of one of my bucket-list U.S. destinations. I would listen to the world's best jazz, eat great southern food, explore the French Quarter and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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“A Night of Shakespeare Shorts” is a celebration of short scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare in the spirit of a competition at the iconic Phoenix Theater, 201 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA where Harry Houdini, Enrico Caruso, Red... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life
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California’s premier cheese event, the California Artisan Cheese Festival, to be held March 23-24, 2019, at various locations in Northern California, brings together cheese enthusiasts for a weekend filled with cheese tastings, pairings, tours, seminars, a culinary competition, and cocktail... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Southern Sonoma Country Life