Saturday, 29 January 2022


LAKE COUNTY – County libraries in Lakeport and Clearlake will feature story times for children in March.

On Friday March 14 at 10:15 a.m. story reader Barbara will present Easter stories and an Easter craft project at the Lakeport Library. Barbara will present stories and a project for spring on Friday, March 28 at 10:15 a.m.

The Families for Literacy March story times will take place in Lakeport Library on the alternate Fridays, March 7 and March 21, at 10:15 a.m., and at the Redbud Branch Library in Clearlake on Thursday, March 13 and Thursday, March 27.

See the library Web site,, for the 2008 story time schedule.

Call your local branch if you have any questions.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.; telephone, 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, from noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.


The history of the Scotts Creek Watershed will be the topic at the Wednesday meeting. Photo by Greg Dills.




UPPER LAKE – Historical conditions in the Scotts Creek Watershed will be the topic of a special Scotts Creek Watershed Council meeting.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the old Saratoga Springs Resort, 10243 Saratoga Springs Road off of Highway 20 west of Upper Lake.

Longtime and multi-generation residents of the watershed will share their memories and experiences of past watershed conditions and changes.

The evening will include a fireside potluck dinner and panel discussion by these longtime residents.

The event is free of charge and watershed residents (those in Bachelor Valley, Blue Lakes, Scotts Valley, Cow Mountain and Tule Lake to the confluence at Rodman Slough) are especially encouraged to attend.


LAKE COUNTY – Nominations have been flying through the door, over the Internet and in the mail for this year's Stars of Lake County Community Awards

Nominations will be accepted at the Lakeport Regional Chamber office, 875 Lakeport Blvd. in Lakeport, until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Any nominations received by mail with a postmark of Feb. 22 will be honored and added to the list for the 11th Annual Stars of Lake County Community Awards Program.


The Stars Selection Committee, comprised of Lake County residents from around the county, will be given the book of nominations early next month for their review. That committee will meet on March 13 to select the final recipients whose names will be revealed at the awards ceremony.


The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 30, at Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, Kelseyville beginning with a reception at 4 p.m.

Currently, only nominees may purchase tickets to the event. General public ticket sales will begin on Monday, March 3.

Any questions concerning the Stars of Lake County Awards Program may be addressed to the chamber at 263-5092.


Man of the Year

  • Dave Fesmire, Lucerne (Posthumously)

  • Robert L. DeWitt Jr., Kelseyville

  • Dr. Janus Madej, Lakeport

Woman of the Year

  • Elizabeth Larson, Lucerne

  • Lori Peters, Clearlake

Large Business of the Year

  • Wal-Mart, Clearlake

  • Lakeport Grocery Outlet, Lakeport

  • Shannon Ridge Winery and Vineyard, Clearlake Oaks

  • Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care, Clearlake

  • Umpqua Bank

Small Business of the Year

  • Main Street Café (Sam Polo), Clearlake

  • Mugshots Expresso, Middletown

  • Kelseyville Drug, Kelseyville

  • Kerrie’s Quilting, Lakeport

  • Sylvie’s and The Bunk House, Middletown

  • Touch of Class Hair Salon (Charlene Munoz), Lakeport

  • Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

Youth Advocate, Volunteer

No nominees

Youth Advocate, Professional

  • Adam Garcia, Kelseyville

  • Brian Sumpter, Lakeport

Student of the Year, Male

  • Daniel Gildea, Lakeport

  • Erik Jameson, Lakeport

Student of the Year, Female

  • Kacey Tallman, Hidden Valley Lake

  • Ashley Crawford, Lower Lake

Agriculture Award of the Year

No nominees

Arts Award of the Year

Amateur (Arts Award)

  • Lorna Sue Sides

Professional (Arts Award)

  • Ronald Keas, Lucerne

  • Expressive Motion Dance Studio, Middletown

  • Sandra Wade, Lower Lake

  • Konocti Dance Academy, Clearlake

Volunteer of the Year

  • Bob Sola, Lucerne

  • Dennis Locke, Clearlake Oaks

  • Eells Family, Lucerne

  • William Barrows & Connie Miller, Hidden Valley Lake

Marla Ruzicka Humanitarian of the Year

  • Julie Kelly, Lakeport

  • Susie Wiloth, Lower Lake

Senior of the Year

  • William Edwards, Lower Lake

Best Idea of the Year

  • Lake Family Resource Center Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser, Lakeport

  • Lake County Screen Saver, Lucerne

  • Hot Spot Youth Center, Clearlake

  • A Discovery Center at Anderson Marsh State Park, Lower Lake

  • Team DUI, Clearlake

Organization of the Year, Nonprofit

  • Lakeside Dental Clinic, Lakeport

  • Lake County Farm Bureau, Lakeport

Organization of the Year, Volunteer

  • Operation Tango Mike, Kelseyville

  • Clear Lake CHP Senior Volunteer Program, Kelseyville

  • Sponsoring Survivorship, Lakeport

  • Soroptimist International of Clear Lake

Lifetime Achievement, Male

  • Barry Loflin, Lakeport (Posthumously)

  • Don Emerson, Cobb

Lifetime Achievement, Female

  • Barbara Flynn, Cobb

Local Hero of the Year

  • Dominic Cardinale, Kelseyville

  • Ginny Craven, Kelseyville

New Business of the Year

  • Main Street Bakery, Kelseyville

  • Wild About Books, Clearlake

  • Moore Family Winery, Cobb

  • The Kitchen Gallery, Lakeport

Environmental Award

  • Children’s Museum of Art and Sciences, Clearlake

  • Tom and Val Nixon, Kelseyville


LUCERNE – Robert Stark, candidate for the District 5 seat on the Lake County Board of Supervisors, is the guest at the March meeting of the Lake County Democratic Club.

The club meets at noon on Saturday, March 8, at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center in Lucerne.

The senior center serves breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon.

The public is invited. Membership in the Lake County Democratic Club is open to registered members of the Democratic Party.

The senior center is located at 3985 Country Club Drive in Lucerne.


MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Luncheon Club, one of the county's oldest and longest-running non-profit organizations, sponsors a speaker program every third Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming speakers include Sandy Elliott of Spirit Wild (Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation) on March 19; a presentation on the new Sutter Lakeside clinic being built in Middletown on April 16; and on May 21, a District 1 Supervisorial candidates forum.

Programs and lunch are held at the Middletown Methodist Church Social Hall, Armstrong and Washington Streets, Middletown.

Lunch is $4 per person and is served by a different nonprofit organization each month. Reservations are not necessary. (The Middletown Luncheon Club is not associated with the Methodist Church.)

For more information, call Helen Whitney, 928-9812.


KELSEYVILLE – Due to impending rain forecast for Friday, Feb. 22, the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony has been postponed for the Merritt Road Bridge over Kelsey Creek.

A new date has not been selected at this time.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Lake County Veteran Services at 707-263-2384.


Upcoming Calendar

01.29.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Steele
01.31.2022 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting
02.01.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
02.02.2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
History Roundtable
02.03.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
02.05.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Steele
02.05.2022 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake County Poetry Out Loud competition
02.05.2022 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wrangler Round-Up Dinner and Dance
02.07.2022 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting

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