November 2020 Edition

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS! Part-Time/Full-Time ($16-18/hr). Call 707-843-4368 Home Care Assistance Sonoma County.Mention this ad and receive $30 gift card after in-person interview.

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Remembering ~ Virginia Anne Carter

Remembering ~ Virginia Anne Carter

Virginia Anne Carter known as Anne to most, passed away at her home in Cloverdale on October 23, at age 69. She is survived by her husband Robert Carter, her children Michael & Tracy Raborn, Stephanie & Steve Treankle, Rhonda Mariani, and Christopher Carter,...

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Remembering ~ Barbara DuVall

Remembering ~ Barbara DuVall

BARBARA JEAN (COUEY) DUVALL Barbara Jean DuVall resident of Cloverdale, CA flew to heaven October 15, 2020, surrounded by family just shy of her 90th Birthday She was born November 15, 1930 in Redding, Ca to Eugene and Dorothy Couey the oldest of 4 children. She grew...

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Cloverdale Connect ~ About Us

Dana Johnson, Cloverdale Connect Publisher, Editor & Advertising Sales With over 30 years of experience in advertising, marketing and publishing, Dana has helped countless businesses successfully maximize their marketing to increase their revenue and exposure....

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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...

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Elder Resources

Cloverdale Food Pantry 202 Commercial St Cloverdale OPEN EVERY FRIDAY TO EVERYONE 1-3PM Adult Protective Services Helping support Senior who are 65+ and adults with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 64 who are living at home and are suspected victims of abuse,...

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Aqua Zen Skin Spa Reopens

Aqua Zen Skin Spa Reopens

Dee Dee Roberts’Aqua Zen Skin Spa, 111 W. First Street, #B, Cloverdale, received notice that it is allowed to finally reopen after many months of being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dee Dee has begun scheduling appointments and the spa will be open 10am - 6pm,...

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COVID-19 TESTING EXPANDS

COVID-19 TESTING EXPANDS COUNTY OFFERS FREE MONTHLY TESTING Alexander Valley Healthcare is offering drive-up/walk-upCOVID-19 testing every Monday, 8:30 am – 10:30 am at theAVH Medical Center, 6 Tarman Drive. Testing is reserved for residents from Geyserville,...

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DRIVE-UP FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLE

FLU SHOTS NOW AVAILABLEWEEKDAYS, 9 AM-4 PM Alexander Valley Healthcare is offering drive-up flu shots starting Oct. 5. The shots are by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. Call 707-894-4229 to make an appointment. When arriving at the AVH Medical Center, 6...

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Sonoma Responds

Sonoma Responds

Sonoma County Library invites the community to collectively build the historical record of living through COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and the impacts on daily life locally. The library is launching an English/Spanish online portal where you can preserve...

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Cloverdale Girl Scouts

Cloverdale Girl Scouts

Thank you Cloverdale community for supporting our Cloverdale Girl Scouts with their Fall Product Program featuring nuts, candy and magazines. Girl Scout programs help girls gain confidence and independence as well as build social and practical life skills towards...

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Share Your Memories of Cloverdale

Share Your Memories of Cloverdale

Cloverdale Connect features a column entitled “Cloverdale Memories”. Send us your favorite Cloverdale memories – we’ll share them in upcoming issues. Good stories, sad stories, adventure stories, sports stories, business stories, love stories, favorite teachers and...

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“Through the Garden Gate”

“Through the Garden Gate”

The Green Thumb Garden Club presents“Through the Garden Gate” Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 am – 3 pmCloverdale’s “Green Thumb Garden Club” is planning a multi-house garden tour in May of next year. The tour will in-clude many gardens and artwork. The tour is in the...

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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...

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October Puzzle Solution Word Scramble

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2020 Thanksgiving Plans

  Many of our family members will be traveling. We have chosen to stay home, and lay low. Hopefully, things will improve, and it will be ok to have a small Christmas gathering. I am a people person. I’m a mom. I’m a teacher. I miss interactions with other people....

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Advertise in Cloverdale Connect

Advertise in Cloverdale Connect Cloverdale Connect reaches over 5800 Cloverdale area households and businesses each month via direct mail with additional copies of the printed edition available at the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, Dahlia & Sage, and The UPS...

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Cloverdale Memories

Cloverdale Memories

Betty MankinWhen the Citrus Fair was on the corner of 1st and the Blvd.the fair building would become Cloverdale Furniture for many years. When it caught fire, one of the biggest in Cloverdale, it was the last working fire the 29 American LaFrance worked. It is still...

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Chicken & Polenta Dinner Fundraiser

Don’t miss the drive-thru Knights of Columbus Chicken & Polenta dinner Saturday November 14th, 5pm-7pm St. Peter’s Church Cost is just $20 per dinner in advance, delivery available and $25 at the door.All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

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Cloverdale Library News – November 2020

Cloverdale Library News – November 2020

Mark your calendar: library curbside hours are expanding! Starting on November 9th they will be open for curbside service from 12N-7PM Monday and Tuesday and from 10AM-5PM Wednesday through Saturday. The next adult book club is on November 10 at 2 pm. This month’s...

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Subscribe Today

Subscribe Today

Subscribe today if you live outside our delivery area to receive a copy of Cloverdale Connect every month delivered to your address or post office box – just $30 per year. Mail check to P.O. Box 404 Cloverdale CA 95425

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COVID-19 General Testing Information

COVID-19 General Testing Information

There are two kinds of tests for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection. Close to 40% of people who test positive experience no symptoms...

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The Creative Corner Christy Latchford

The Creative Corner Christy Latchford

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Covid numbers sadly on the rise, preparing for Thanksgiving this year will be a new kind of stressful for many as they decide how to safely celebrate. When stress threatens to dampen the joy of a holiday, utilizing a bit...

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Whisker Talk:

Whisker Talk:

News, advice, and observations on life withpets by Brigid Wasson With covid restrictions lowered and social distance practices becoming the norm, many of you are looking forward to a holiday visit with family. If you have pets, now’s the time to plan for their care...

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Alexander Valley Healthcare’s Next Chapter

Alexander Valley Healthcare’s Next Chapter

Alexander Valley Healthcare was incorporated in 1994 as Coppertower Family Medical Center, offering medical and dental services from a modest, three-story facility on the corner of North Cloverdale Blvd. and First Street. A decade later, the last private practice...

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Cannabis – Know The Facts By Jammie King

Cannabis – Know The Facts By Jammie King

Cloverdale is situated at the gateway to the Emerald Triangle and is home to many backyard cannabis growers, licensed cultivators and producers alike. There are many ways to consume or use cannabis products. You can smoke it, eat it, vape it, dab it or rub it on like...

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Let’s Travel! By Craig Clark

Let’s Travel! By Craig Clark

Mexico is open for tourist business and Puerto Vallarta is only a 3 hrs. 45 min. non-stop flight from SFO: Walk the Malecon Pedestrian friendly oceanside walkway with sculptures, restaurants, sand art, and the Dance of the Flyers. Five performers atop a 98 ft. pole...

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Resilient Cloverdale

Resilient Cloverdale

The City of Cloverdale and a host of other local organizations have been making preparations to protect the health and well-being of our residents, businesses and guests throughout Cloverdale in the event of a wildlfire or other natural disaster, while building on the...

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Grateful Pumpkin Family Project

Grateful Pumpkin Family Project

Here’s a family tradition that focuses on gratitude. For the 30 days preceding Thanksgiving, invite family members and close friends to add a few items to your Gratitude Pumpkin! Use a Sharpee marking pen to write whatever you are thankful for and then use the...

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Reach for Home

Reach for Home

Reach for Home understands that the greatest reduction in homeless populations occurs when there are established relationships between healthcare, housing services and treatment. Conversely, in areas of the county with limited services, including North County,...

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Dear Neighbor,

Dear Neighbor,

“Dear neighbor, Thank you for the masks you made for me and my brother they are nice. I will use it every time I go outside and play on my scooter or skateboard. Thank youfrom Aaron“ Maxine Bate recently received this handwritten note from Aaron thanking her for...

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Cloverdale needs YOU!

Cloverdale needs YOU!

So many of you have asked me how can we help, what can we do? Let's stand up and help out our community. "MY TURN" We need volunteers at the food distributions events. These usually take place on Sundays and Mondays. Location: Citrus Fairgrounds Time for volunteers:...

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center moves activities outdoors as a group gathers to play beanbag baseball.

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Grateful for Reader Comments

Grateful for Reader Comments

On October 14th, someone asked on Facebook’s “Community of Cloverdale CA’s” page: “I was wondering how many people read Cloverdale Connect??”So far there have been 144 comments and 139 “likes”. We are happy to share some of the comments here: “Every time” “Cover to...

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Tips for Buying Firewood By Elizabeth Flaherty

Tips for Buying Firewood By Elizabeth Flaherty

Whether you’re looking for wood to burn in a fireplace, wood stove or backyard fire pit, here’s what to keep in mind before you buy. It’s best to store firewood with plenty of space between the logs to allow drying and prevent rotting. And don’t position the firewood...

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FACTS FROM THE PAST by Kay Wells

Ever wonder why we call our fair grounds the Cloverdale CITRUS Fair, when you don’t see that many citrus trees about town or on surrounding farmlands? Well, in the 1880s, there were 1170 acres in fruit including 500 orange trees and 2000 fig trees. The new...

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Resilient Cloverdale

Resilient Cloverdale

“Resilient Cloverdale” is preparing our community to withstand a natural disaster. To learn more, please see page 5.A website for Resilient Cloverdale is being developed to obtain resources and up to date information, www.resilientcloverdale.org

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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...

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Healdsburg Senior Living

Healdsburg Senior Living

Located in the heart of wine country, Healdsburg Senior Living Pacifica is not your typical senior living community. Resting on 9 acres, this campus of care boasts over 25,000 square feet of lavish flower and vegetable gardens, dwarf goat’s, many verities of chickens,...

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Vine Ridge Senior Living

Vine Ridge Senior Living

We are pleased to announce to the residents of Sonoma County that our new state-of-the-art, assisted living and memory care facility, Vine Ridge Senior Living, is open and accepting new residents. We offer apartment style living with amenities for Independent...

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Cloverdale Connect Classified

Cloverdale Connect Classified section for your ad or listing - tell us what you need us to know in 25 words! 25 words for $25!​ Animal Rescue Squad, and several other television programs.

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