July 2020 Edition

Drive Thru Crab Feed Dec 5th

Drive Thru Crab Feed Dec 5th

Cloverdale Kiwanis are being extra creative this year in altering what is their annual major fundraiser, The Crab Feed.It’s a “Drive Thru” event this year on Saturday, December 5th at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. Here are the details: A $45 ticket includes 3 pounds of...

Holiday Happenings!

Holiday Happenings!

Nov. 14, Saturday, Knights of ColumbusPolenta & Chicken scholarship fundraiserSt. Peter’s Church, drive thru or delivered,$20 in advance, $25 at door, 894-2514 Starting Nov.15, Kiwanis Club of Cloverdale is selling See’s Candy.Purchase See’s candy at the...

Notes from the Editor – November 20

Notes from the Editor – November 20

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “gratitude” as “the state of being grateful” and defines “thanksgiving” as “a pubic acknowledgement” or celebration of divine goodness”. November is here and with that “fire season” is in the rear-view mirror, the holiday season...

Halloween Extravaganza

Halloween Extravaganza

Halloween Extravaganza 1 Neighborhood Pumpkin Hunt MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 THRU’ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1Pick up a Pumpkin Hunt map outside of the chamber or online at www.cloverdalechamber.com(under Halloween Fun Tab). 2 itsy-bitsy Spider Scavenger Hunt MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 THRU’...

See Around Town – October

See Around Town – October

Peace, love and Cloverdale Connect put the shama lama in ding dong! Thanks Guy Fieri for supporting the CHS Culinary Arts!

Editors Notes – October

Editors Notes – October

Wildfires, smoky skies, distance learning,continued isolation, COVID 19, upcoming elections - all severe stress factors and yet we are blessed to live in such a beautiful area with such a strong sense of community - as the slogan says: “Sonoma Strong”. We will get...

Cloverdale Community Garden

Cloverdale Community Garden

Cindi & Pat Buell, who manage the Cloverdale Community Garden, have recently reported that they have donated over 170 pounds of veggies and fruit produced in the garden to the local Food Bank. Cloverdale Connect sends a big “Thank You” to all who participate to...

Recycle Pick Up

Recycle Pick Up

RECYCLE PICK UPWill pick up Aluminum Cans, Glass & Plastic Bottles, Efrain Ruiz 707-530-3992 or Facebook: Community of Cloverdale.

Pick Up Free Paper

Cloverdale Connect Direct mailed each month and available at the following businesses:Dahlia & Sage, The UPS Store, Chamber of CommerceCloverdale Wine Country Inn & Suites, Super 8 by Wyndham, Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn

Holiday Gift Showcase

Holiday Gift Showcase

ATTENTION LOCAL RETAILERS: Reserve your ad space NOW for the special Cloverdale Connect Holiday Gift Showcase featured in the November & December issues. Your 3”w x 3.25”h ad is just $240 each for two months or $130 for just one month. This special ad size and...

Submit your FALL photograph

Submit your FALL photograph for our Front Page PhotoContest. If your photo is chosen you will receive a$10 Dahlia & Sage gift card! Email your photos to info@cloverdaleconnect.com

ATTENTION CLOVERDALE AREA BUSINESSES!

There will be NO local Cloverdale phone book published this year so be sure to run your business card ad just $60 per month. Cloverdale Connect“Your Community Connections” Contact us for details:info@cloverdaleconnect.com

Editors Note

Editors Note

You can begin to smell Fall in the air now in the early morning and notice how the light is changing. It’s beautiful however we’re still in a dangerous fire season. Please make sure the vegetation is cleared around your home and keep your “go bag” ready – be prepared.

The Story Behind the Monument

Cemeteries are history repositories, filled with real life stories, many of which have been lost or forgotten over the course of time. An obelisk shaped monument at Cloverdale’s Riverside Cemetery holds one such story.

Thank you Cloverdale Community!

Thank you Cloverdale Community!

Thank you Cloverdale community! We are overwhelmed with the positive responses we’ve received for Cloverdale Connect via emails and comments on Facebook. We appreciate every word. Here are just a few of the comments we’ve received: “Great local paper. Loved finding it...

March Word Jumble

Unscramble each word 1. elcavroedl 2. gafurridons 3. vrrie 4. segeal 5. ocencnt 6. thotlspgi 7. contmmuyi 8. sentve 9. eercpeneix 10. ilvneatne 11. efrryaub 12. airifes 13. ncaeciv

Cooking With Dave

Cooking With Dave

by David Maciel Sponsored by Ray’s Food Place, Furber Plaza Many cultures around the world combine rice and meat into a one pan stove top or oven meal. This is my simplified version of a Mexican recipe for Arroz con Pollo (rice with chicken) that will serve three to...

Ray’s Food Place Now Employee Owned

Ray’s Food Place Now Employee Owned

Local Ray’s Food Place in the Furber Plaza, part of C&K Markets, has completed a transaction to become 100% employee-owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) trust. This enables employees to receive retirement benefits linked to the company’s future...

March Front Page Photo

March Front Page Photo

Front Page Photo Contest WinnerBrandielynn Leighton - View from Pine Mountain Congratulations!She wins a $10 Gift Card from Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Cooking With Dave by David Maciel

My goal in sharing these recipes is to help stretch your dollars and provide wholesome belly warming meals. All the ingredients are readily available at any local grocery store. My background is in the food industry where I spent several years working with chefs...

February is Heart Health Awareness Month

by Melanie Hall February 14, Valentine’s Day, is the date that many people express love to that special someone. It is a great day to let your loved one know how much they are loved by you and it is a good way to be reminded just how important it is to practice...

Love Song Quiz

Love Song Quiz

Name the artist and the song!1. “And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for awhile, cause you’re amazing, just the way you are.”2. “Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover. Something in the way she woos me.”3. “Baby, you’re all...

Love is in the air at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair By Mary Jo Winter

Love is in the air at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair By Mary Jo Winter

Like this year, many of Cloverdale’s past Citrus Fairs have been held on weekends that included Valentine’s Day, a day synonymous with love and romance. Over the years, at least three couples have exchanged wedding vows during the Fair, albeit none of them on Feb. 14....

Creative Plans for the Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Creative Plans for the Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Make plans to satisfy your fair food cravings on February 12, 13 & 14. Local vendors will be serving sweet and savory treats like corndogs, garlic fries, funnel cakes, and hand-spun cotton candy. Vehicles will enter the fairgrounds off Washington Street and drive...

Full Circle By Michele Armanino

Full Circle By Michele Armanino

In 1976, my dad announced to us kids that he had purchased some property in Cloverdale. It was to be the family’s weekend get-a-way/summer retreat. Born and bred in San Francisco, my three brothers and I were very curious about this northern part of the state that we...

January 21 Crossword Puzzle

January 21 Crossword Puzzle

Happier New Year Across4 Who had an online Holiday album?5 Who sold Xmas trees to benefit our community?8 Who has expanded their curbside service for book lovers?9 What’s the name of the girls’ baking business?10 What was collected to help with CHS project grad?11...

January 21 Editor’s Note

January 21 Editor’s Note

Finally, the New Year is here! Most of us are feeling hopeful that 2021 will bring relief to many of the “dramas” that occupied most of 2020.  I know I am. I’m looking forward to being able to visit my daughter and her family who live out of state most of all.  This...

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