Saturday, 04 February 2023


KELSEYVILLE – The Lake County Veterans Bridge dedication will take place in May, during National Military Appreciation Month.

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, on Merritt Road at Kelsey Creek in Kelseyville.

On Dec. 11, 2007, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to dedicate the bridge to the county's veterans.

The dedication ceremony originally had been scheduled for February but was postponed due to weather.

The public is invited to attend this ceremony to honor our local veterans.


An avid antique car enthusiast, Paul Marchand, M.D., pilots his MG, a 1932 Type J2, while his 1939 Ford (standard) station wagon lurks in the background. The

LAKE COUNTY – This Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m., Catherine and Stephen Elias’ show, “Both Sides Now, One Side at a Time” will kick off its inaugural show – with a one-hour moderated discussion of genetically modified crops – over Lake County’s new full power community radio station airwaves on KPFZ 88.1 FM.

The round table will explore what genetically modified crops are, what negative impacts they have on Lake County’s agriculture, and what can be done to stop them. A new ordinance that would regulate these crops also will be discussed.

Calls from the community will be taken on 263-3435 during the program. The program will be repeated on Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m.


KELSEYVILE – The Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association (CLSPIA) will once again present their delicious Wildflower Brunch as part of the Heron Festival on Saturday, April 26 at the Clear Lake State Park on Soda Bay Road near Kelseyville.

The Wildflower Brunch is a long standing tradition of CLSPIA, with proceeds going to the interpretive association which supports the Clear Lake State Park in many ways, including funding the construction of a new education pavilion at the park.

The brunch is a scrumptious “Create Your Own Omelets,” affair, held outside at the park.

Overseen by local chef and caterer, who also happens to be president of CLSPIA, Madelene Lyon, a wide array of fillings are offered for an individually designed and perfect omelet. Fresh fruit and pastries are also offered.

Cost of the Brunch is just $12 per person and reservations in advance are encouraged. To register for the brunch, as well as other Heron Festival activities, go to, or call the Lake County Visitor Center at 800-525-3743.

The Heron Festival and Wildflower Brunch will be held April 26 and 27 and features pontoon boat rides on Clear Lake, nature booths, walks, speakers, children’s activities and more. Check out the website for all of the fun events planned for Heron Festival weekend.


LAKE COUNTY – In recognition of National Library Week, April 13 to 19, the Lake County Library invites everyone to visit a local branch and experience the changes as library service in Lake County enters its second century.

Since the early 20th century, readers in Lake County have had library service, growing from local grass-roots efforts into the county-run system we have today.

Networks of several kinds have been important to libraries in Lake County for more than 100 years. Some of these networks formed in various communities to start libraries, while other networks included people and institutions far from Lake County. Computer networks now connect the library to the rest of the world.

The individual libraries had their own networks as interested citizens and civic organizations such as women's clubs, town improvement clubs and library committees banded together to bring library service to their towns.

Library supporters borrowed space in a number of buildings, donated books and labor, and raised money for the town libraries.

Benefactors with connections outside of Lake County, and even beyond California, provided major support to local libraries. Harriett Lee Hammond, a native of Massachusetts who lived near Upper Lake, donated money to construct the library in Upper Lake and hired a Boston architect to design it. Chauncey Gibson of Oakland and Middletown donated Middletown's Gibson Library. The Carnegie Corporation of New York granted money to Lakeport for the Carnegie Library on Park Street.

As early as 1906, The California State Library sent crates of books to Lake County as part of the Traveling Libraries program and local organizations distributed the books to readers. In 1918 and from 1921 to 1922, county library organizers from the State Library visited Lake County, urging local officials to form a county library, but their efforts did not succeed. Efforts to form a county library in 1946 and 1956 also failed.

When Lake County finally committed to starting a county library system in the 1970s, the State Library organized and managed the federally-funded Lake County Library Project, from which the current county system developed. The Project's bookmobile delivered books to many Lake County communities.

Voters elected to form the Lake County Library system in the mid-1970s, bringing Lakeport, Clearlake (Redbud Library) Upper Lake, and Middletown Libraries into one system. The Kelseyville Library, which the Kelseyville Women's Club had operated since 1914, reportedly ceased operations around this time.

The most significant change for the Lake County Library since the 1970s occurred in 2001, when the library system automated and joined a catalog/circulation network with the Sonoma and Mendocino County Libraries.

Library patrons in Lake County now have access to the collections of the three counties, approximately one million books, through the automated catalogs in the libraries and the online catalog. See the library Web site at, and choose “Catalog” to locate and request books from home. A library card issued at any branch library in the tri-county network is good anywhere in the system.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 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, noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.

Middletown Library, 21267 Calistoga Road, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 987-3674.

Upper Lake Library, 310 Second St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 275-2049.


MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Area Town Hall (MATH) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the at the Middletown school multi-use room on Wardlaw Street.

Agenda items will include consideration of appointing Linda Diehl Darms as parliamentarian; MATH meeting day and place change; encouraging children to attend MATH meetings; MATH by-law amendments and Rosenberg Rules of Order, by-law committee; presentation by David Petri on building a library on Big Canyon Road.

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


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02.07.2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Area Agency on Aging
02.08.2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
100+ Women Strong in Lake County
02.09.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
02.11.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
02.12.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Valentine's Day
02.16.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
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