Monday, 27 June 2022


LAKE COUNTY – On Saturday, July 12, longtime Lake County residents Norman Fleishman and his daughter, Saro Fleishman, will join Steve and Catherine Elias on their KPFZ 88.1 Saturday morning show “One Side Now” (one side at a time) to address the question, "How can we inspire people to become world citizens?"

The show airs at 10 a.m.

Saro Fleishman is an elementary school teacher and her father teaches on mass media and has taught public speaking at Mendocino College. He also worked in Hollywood with writers and producers for many years, and has a sense of the power of the media, including great stories, to inspire change.

Both Norman and Saro Fleishman spent some of their formative years at Play Mountain Place, a humanistic alternative school founded by Norman's dad and stepmother more than 60 years ago.

They believe the atmosphere at the school was conducive to encouraging a sense of being a citizen of the world, and will discuss how what they learned at Play Mountain Place can translate into today’s educational system.

The program will repeat the following Monday morning at 9 a.m.


LOWER LAKE – The Lower Lake Historic School Preservation Committee will host its 15th annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition from Aug. 2 through Aug. 30 in the Weaver Auditorium.

The show will feature works of the members of the Clear Lake Quilt Guild, renowned weaver Sheila O'Hara and her students, and members of the Sheep Thrills Spinning and Weaving Guild.

The public also is invited to show their work and items will be accepted for the rest of July.

The show can be seen during regular museum hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

An artists' reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with spinning and weaving demonstrations by the Sheep Thrills Spinning and Weaving Guild and Sheila O'Hara and her students.

The Schoolhouse Museum is located at 16435 Main St. in Lower Lake.

For more information please call 995-3565.


MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Area Town Hall (MATH) plans to hold two meetings this week, one for its board and one for the group at large.

On Tuesday, July 8, the MATH Board will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., at the Loconoma Valley High School on Washington Street. The MATH By-law amendments will be the meeting's topic. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

A general meeting will be held on Thursday, July 10.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., also at the Loconoma Valley High School. The public also is invited to attend.

Agenda items include approval of the June 12 meeting minutes and public input, and approval of the May 8 meeting minutes and MATH By-law amendments under unfinished business.

In new business, the group will discuss the Middletown Street Light Project .

MATH Board Acting Secretary Mike Tabacchi will present a report on the MATH Mission Statement.

The group is a municipal advisory council serving the residents of Anderson Springs, Cobb, Coyote Valley (includes HVL), Long Valley and Middletown.


Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members Ann Blue, Claire Grieve, Carol Kesey, Jo Shaul, Jerry Shaul Sr., June Beto, Jan Kespohl, Mary Secord, Jo Douville, Nora Gerrard, Carol Brabrook and Linda Pyers visiting the Penny Pines Plantation. Courtesy photo.

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members enjoyed a recent field trip to the Mendocino National Forest.

During their visit, they traveled to the Forks Fire area to visit the Penny Pines Plantation area and to see the new sign in recognition of contributions towards reforestation.

The Penny Pines program has been supported by Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club since 1990. The club and its members have purchased 45 plantations at a cost of $3,060.

For a contribution of $68 the forest service plants one acre of land with 350 seedlings and sends a certificate to present to the person either in honor or memory of, and enters their name on a sign in the reforestation area.

The field trip was planned by Penny Pines Chair Ann Blue. Other members were President Claire Grieve, founding member Carol Kesey, Jo Shaul, Jerry Shaul Sr., June Beto, Jan Kespohl, Mary Secord, Jo Douville, Nora Gerrard, Carol Brabrook and Linda Pyers.

The group met Ranger Nancy Mulligan at the Upper Lake Ranger Station. They car pooled to Deer Valley Camp Ground site of the Forks Fire area.

Ranger Mulligan explained how the program is implemented. She demonstrated the planting of a seedling, identified many different plants, and how to determine the age of the young pine tree. The club's many questions were answered and we came away with a better understanding of the vital role of the US Forestry Service.

Before their return home the club enjoyed a brown bag lunch at the campground.

Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club is a member of Mendo-Lake District, California Garden Club Inc., Pacific Region and National Garden Clubs Inc.

All are welcome to join Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club, which has many exciting and rewarding ongoing projects. Meetings are held the third Tuesday, September through June.

The Penny Pines program is open to the general public. Anyone interested is in more information, please call 263-5854.


LUCERNE – A United Democratic Campaign headquarters for 2008 general election Democratic campaigns is open.

The headquarters is currently operating for the month of July on Wednesdays, Fridays and occasional Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6260 No. B Highway 20, at the corner of 13th Avenue and Highway 20 in Lucerne. Contact the headquarters at 274-8862 for information.

Campaign materials, literature, yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers for all of the Democratic candidates are available to the public for a small donation.

These donations will be used to keep the headquarters open through the election season.

Volunteers are welcome to contact the headquarters about opportunities to register voters, work with the Democratic clubs and get involved with the coordinated campaigns of all Democratic candidates from the presidential to local races.

Volunteers who wish to work on specific campaigns for any of the Democratic candidates can come by or call the headquarters to sign up.

Democratic volunteers are also being sought to staff the headquarters.

Hours will be expanded as more volunteers sign up to help and as the campaigns move into the official election season after Labor Day.

Generous donations from Democratic legislators and candidates who represent, or hope to represent, Lake County in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento were received to assist the Lake County Democrats in opening the campaign office in Lake County.

Democratic County Committee member Patricia Voulgaris donated the space for the headquarters.

Congressman Mike Thompson, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, state Senator Pat Wiggins and Assembly District 1 candidate Wes Chesbro all contributed critical resources to the effort. Their continued participation in assisting Democratic volunteers in Lake County is invaluable.

All of the county's grassroots Democratic clubs and members of the Democratic County Committee donated materials, held yard sales and invested many hours of volunteer time to get the office ready for business.

Contact the Lake County Democrats at 707.274.8862 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


NICE – Shareholders in the Nice Mutual Water Co. have cast their votes and elected members to the water company's board of directors.

On June 21, shareholders re-elected Herman Knevelbaard to his second term.

In addition, Jacqueline Armstrong and Irenia Quitiquit were seated in the remaining two vacant seats.


Upcoming Calendar

06.27.2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Advisory Council
06.28.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.28.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
07.02.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
64th annual Redbud Parade and Festival
Independence Day

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