October 2020 Edition

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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ALIVE INSIDE

ALIVE INSIDE

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized...

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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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Council on Aging

Council on Aging

Request For Meal DeliveryIf you are 60 and over, attend the lunch program at the Cloverdale Senior Center and want a 5-day meal pack delivered to you, please reach out to the contact below:Debra 707-525-0143, Ext 120Jennifer Mangosong-Shankle, 707-525-0143,...

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The Villas

The Villas

Owner/Administrator, Kristi Shehan, found a need for a quality elderly facility in Cloverdale, where she grew up. When her own grandparents, long-time residents of Cloverdale, moved into an Assisted Living facility out of the area, she was disappointed by the type of...

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Free Medical Equipment

Free Medical Equipment

The Medical Equipment Recycling Program is housed at Mentors Moving and Storage256 Sutton Place, Suite 104, off Todd Rd. Santa Rosa. OPEN Wednesdays 10 AM - 1 PM. Drop off or pick up medical supplies and equipment. Call: (707) 360-2498 All medical equipment is FREE.

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Local Care for Local Elders

Local Care for Local Elders is a group of people who care for seniors in Cloverdale who need help, with a mission to provide compassionate care which protects the dignity and confidentiality of their clients. Not an agency, but independent contractors whom seniors...

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Adopt a Resident, Be a Pen Pal

Adopt a Resident, Be a Pen Pal

The Villas in Cloverdale has started an intergenerational connection program matching residents with pen pals. Pictured are the residents, their names and interests. Simply email the name of whomever you are adopting as your pen pal plus your name and mailing address...

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Redwood Credit Union  Community Fire Relief Fund

Redwood Credit Union Community Fire Relief Fund

The Redwood Credit Union Community Fire Relief Fund for 2020 will be open at least through October. Financial donations are now being accepted into the fund to assist fire survivors and aid relief efforts. One hundred percent of the tax-deductible donations will be...

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Health Action Cloverdale – 2020 Resilient

by Becky Ennis What is Health Action?Let’s start with what we are not. We are not a political organization and we are not a program funded by the County of Sonoma. Health Action is a framework for community health improvement and health equity that mobilizes community...

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Cloverdale Community Garden Update

Cloverdale Community Garden Update

The Cloverdale Community Garden continues to thrive! Lots of plants showing up daily on the plant swap shelf and they are about to start Fall planting. This growing season, the garden produced over 300 pounds of produce for the community. A big thank you to i-ROC for...

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The Cloverdale Food Pantry

The Cloverdale Food Pantry

The Cloverdale Food Pantry, located at 202 Commercial St., is open every Friday from 12 to 3 pm. Free groceries are distributed to all who come to the door. The Cloverdale Food Pantry is a non-profit organization and operates on community donations of money and...

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October Cloverdale Library News

October Cloverdale Library News

The Cloverale library is open for curbside and phone service from 10-3. You can check out items with this card including their popular wifi Hotspots, and Chromekits. Can’t decide what to read or watch? They can help with picking out items, getting an eBook or an...

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Clean River Alliance

Clean River Alliance

Clean River Alliance’s mission is to remove trash from the Russian River watershed and to educate citizens about the problem of trash in our waters by creating more public clean-up events. CRA was founded in 2014 by Sonoma County resident Chris Brokate. After seeing...

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Russian Riverkeeper

Russian Riverkeeper

Russian Riverkeeper’s mission is to inspire the community to protect the Russian River forever and they have been fighting since 1993 to ensure a thriving river system and your rights to fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters. The Russian River is 110 miles long...

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Cloverdale Connect Word Scramble

Unscramble each word: aerirvuinssr mhcreab ndedhglaiasaa hngarerucmhbar dflhiegiivnrtya irtiucsfra casohrw ievrmanis jnrdeaaepaoknlnav rlstuilrutaepc fepriratreoctmngresn allonlaeacyelxftvdieemryis tcneenrsiroe yeutoogtrrlce raitcypk paspaaipzz hcadrraeeaw...

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Ashley White – Candidate CUSD School Board

Ashley White – Candidate CUSD School Board

Ashley White My name is Ashley White, formerly Ashley Lopus. I am a CUSD graduate, mother of two CUSD students and a long-time community volunteer and advocate for our town’s youth. The success of all CUSD students and continuous investment in our community, remain my...

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Gabriela Mendoza-Torres – Candidate CUSD School Board

Gabriela Mendoza-Torres – Candidate CUSD School Board

Gabriela Mendoza-Torres A teacher, parent and community member, Gabriela is the daughter of immigrant field workers and alumna of Cloverdale High School, a first-generation Masters degree recipient and bilingual science educator. She offers an approach centered in...

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Johannes Hoevertsz – Candidate CUSD School Board

Johannes Hoevertsz – Candidate CUSD School Board

Johannes Hoevertsz Hello everyone! I’m Johannes J. Hoevertsz, and I am running to represent you on the Cloverdale Unified School District Board. I graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and currently serve as...

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Brandon Axell – Candidate CUSD School Board

Brandon Axell – Candidate CUSD School Board

Brandon Axell I am Brandon Axell, a current board member and running for the CUSD school board. I will continue to bring fresh ideas and accountability. I will work tirelessly to safeguard the classroom while maintaining a balanced budget. I will work with...

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Preston Addison – Candidate for CUSD School Board

Preston Addison – Candidate for CUSD School Board

Preston Addison My dedication to education in Cloverdale spans over two decades. With ten years of classroom experience, most at Cloverdale High, I understand the need for innovative science and math programs and the importance of creative, realistic, and adaptive...

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Gleaning: Collecting or  Donating Excess Produce

Gleaning: Collecting or Donating Excess Produce

If you have more fruits or vegetables than you can harvest, eat or give away, please consider contacting a local gleaning group. They will come to your garden or orchard, pick whatever you would like to donate and take it to a local food pantry or soup kitchen to feed...

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Share Your Memories of Cloverdale

Starting next month, Cloverdale Connect will feature 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,...

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How Did JEH Get Its Name? By Mary Jo Winter

How Did JEH Get Its Name? By Mary Jo Winter

Originally called Musalacon High School, Johanna Echols-Hansen Continuation High School – JEH for short - is located at 322 N. Washington St. It was renamed about 1981 in memory of the beloved former teacher. Born Dec. 14, 1942 in Los Angeles, Johanna graduated from...

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Todd Lands – Candidate for City Council

Todd Lands – Candidate for City Council

Todd Lands As a 3rd generation Cloverdale resident, I have a lifelong appreciation for Cloverdale and all those who call our community home. As a School Board Member for the last eight years, including service as School Board President, I’ve worked to improve the...

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Nicole Garcia Hinchliffe – Candidate for City Council

Nicole Garcia Hinchliffe – Candidate for City Council

Nicole Garcia Hinchliffe As a child of small business owners, I know the importance of community relations and I have seen, firsthand, the struggles that small businesses balance. Small businesses are the engine to community economics. As a United States Air Force...

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Jenny Candelaria-Orr – Candidate for City Council

Jenny Candelaria-Orr – Candidate for City Council

Jenny Candelaria-Orr Cloverdale has been my home for the past six years. It is very similar to the small town that I grew up loving, which is why my husband and I decided to raise our daughter, Isla, here. As an educator of thirteen years, I have an objective mindset...

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Mary Ann Brigham – Candidate for City Council

Mary Ann Brigham – Candidate for City Council

My family and I have been members of the Cloverdale Community for over forty years and in business here for over thirty. In my years as a member of the City Council, I have been instrumental in the completion of many projects, including the Highway 101 bypass, Senior...

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Melanie Bagby -Candidate for City Council

Melanie Bagby -Candidate for City Council

Melanie Bagby Since elected in 2016, I’ve prioritized our city infrastructure and the vital planning for a changing climate and economy, never backed away from difficult community discussions or hard decisions, and represented you on regional boards fighting for our...

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Recycling Events

Recycling Events

E-waste Recycling Cloverdale (Train Depot)October 9-11, 2020, Friday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm501 Asti RdCloverdale, CA 95425 Accepting: working and non-working TVs, office equipment, cell phones, tablets, microwaves, printers, computers, laptops, stereos, game...

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Ann Gillis turns 100

Ann Gillis turns 100

Happy (recent) 100th Birthday to local Cloverdale artist, Ann Gillis. She came to Cloverdale thru Ellis Island in 1920. When she was just a few months old, her family headed to Cloverdale where they settled on Dutcher Creek Road and now, 100 years later she’s still on...

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Colavita Cycling Team Members in Cloverdale

Colavita Cycling Team Members in Cloverdale

The Colavita Cycling Clubs are amateur racing and recreational programs that comprise the largest competitive cycling organization active in the US. Along with Colavita USA’s (www.colavita.com) sponsorship of the professional women’s pro team, Colavita supports the 15...

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The Creative Corner – Christy Latchford

The Creative Corner – Christy Latchford

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life” - William Morris One of the great blessings of the universe is that even in a year like 2020, Fall still arrives with a change in weather, holidays around the corner and...

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Free Food Resource List for Our Cloverdale Community

Free Food Resource List for Our Cloverdale Community

Cloverdale Food Pantry 202 Commercial Street Cloverdale, CA 95425Open every Friday 1-3pm - everyone welcomeFarm Fresh 20 lbs. Produce Boxes (Fruit and Veggies)(Check with Cloverdale Senior Center for schedule)   Cloverdale Senior Center 311 N. Main...

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Pumpkin Centerpieces

Pumpkin Centerpieces

Supplies: Pumpkins – assorted sizes and colors Artificial flowers, leaves, moss, decorative items, costume jewelry pieces Succulents Potting Soil for Option 2 Glue Gun Directions: Option 1 Glue items on top of pumpkin Use as centerpiece, spray with water every few...

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Cloverdale’s Own “Smokey the Bear”

Cloverdale’s Own “Smokey the Bear”

Did you know that our Smokey the Bear that stands in front of Cal Fire’s Cloverdale headquarters, was created by woodcarver Mark Colp of Wooden Creations? Mark lives in Lakeport and created the artwork out of an old dead pine tree that was in front of Cal Fire on...

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Kristi Shehan of The Villas in Cloverdale is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and fundraising for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.This year, Walk is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track, and trail. While we won’t be...

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Lions Club donates time

Lions Club donates time

Cloverdale Lions Club recently volunteered their time to work on the front yard area at the Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center. Thank you Cloverdale Lions for your service to our community!

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Need Handmade Masks?

Need Handmade Masks?

Need handmade masks? Contact Bolt Fabric + Home, 219 N. Cloverdale Blvd 894-2658 or contact Lynn Calza via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynn.calza.1

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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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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’...

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