Monday, 17 June 2024


LAKEPORT – Legacy School is selling Christmas trees this month as a fundraiser.

The tree lot returns this year at 1950 Parallel Drive in Lakeport, south of Hamburger Hill.

The lot is opened every day through Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Drop in and check out their great trees, and don't forget to pick up a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider before choosing your tree.


They have noble firs, Douglas firs, grand firs and, for the first time, have the beautiful silver tip trees.

Don’t forget to check out the gift shop with items such as lazy Susans, tables made from wine barrels and more.

All proceeds are used to further develop Legacy School.


BLUE LAKES – The Northshore Dive Team will meet this Saturday, Dec. 13, for trainig.

The group will meet at the Narrows Lodge at Blue Lakes at 9:30 a.m.

Covering during the meeting will be certification training and line tending.

Those who are interested in joining as a diver or a support volunteer onshore should call Capt. John Rodriguez, 275-2446.

The Northshore Dive Team is headquartered at the Northshore Fire Upper Lake Fire Station, 9420 Main St.


KELSEYVILLE – The fourth annual Scandinavian Christmas Open House will take place this coming Sunday, Dec. 14.

The Sons of Norway Vikings of Lake Lodge No. 6-166 event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will be held at the Galilee Lutheran Church Community Center, 8860 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville.

Featured will be the annual Santa Lucia pageant at noon, the singing of Norwegian carols around the Christmas tree, Scandinavian Christmas décor, specialty items for sale, a raffle and assorted delicacies to enjoy, including, lefse, Swedish pancakes, Danish Æbleskiver, krumkaker, open-faced sandwiches and more.

Everyone is welcome. A free will offering will be taken.


SACRAMENTO – North Coast State Senator Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) has been named by new Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to serve on Budget Subcommittee No. 2, which deals with state funding related to resources, energy and environmental protection.

The Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review features five committees in all.

Wiggins said the subcommittee to which she was named considers funding and spending priorities for services and programs of importance to people across the state. They are also of keen interest, she noted, to residents of the North Coast district she represents in the California Senate.

“We are fortunate to live in a state rich in natural beauty, blessed with natural resources, and committed to the pursuit of alternative sources of energy, which will help slow the advance of global warming,” Wiggins said.

“We must find ways to preserve, protect and progress,” she said. “The challenge of the current economic crisis is great, the decisions we make are likely to be difficult, but we must find ways to solve our pressing fiscal problems without abandoning our commitment to the future.”

Visit Wiggins' Web site at


LAKE COUNTY – At the Oct. 28 meeting of North Lake Garden Club, the members honored two outstanding citizens of Lake County with a Penny Pines certificate – retired Nice Fire Chief Gary Saylor and county Public Services Director Kim Kevin Clymire.

The Penny Pines certificate signifies that a plantation of trees, (668 seedlings), will be planted in their honor.

Saylor served as the Fire Chief of the former Nice Fire District, which is now named Northshore Fire Protection District, whose current fire chief is James Robbins.

In 1981 Saylor started his career as a volunteer fireman, and was hired as fire chief in Nice in 1992. He retired in April 2007.

His 26 years of services included keeping on top of new laws, and obtaining grants for the fire department equipment. Saylor worked on the merger of the four fire districts into Northshore Fire.

Clymire was hired in 1981 as park superintendent under the Department of Public Works. He currently is the county's Public Services director, overseeing the geothermal impact mitigation revenue, compliance project for county buildings (including construction projects at the third floor of the Lakeport Museum), courthouse storage area at the south wing, earthquake retrofit of the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum and landscape and expansion of 21 county parks.

All garden club members of California Garden Clubs Inc. and National Garden Club, Inc. honor the Penny Pines program. All garden club members join together to rebuild California forests destroyed by fire or other natural causes. The North Lake Garden Club is a member of the Mendo-Lake District, CGCI and NGC.

The Penny Pines program began in 1941. The North Lake Garden Club, has issued a total of five certificates (3,340 seedlings), since Jan. 25, 2005.

The garden clubs collect pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars to pay for planting trees. Over the years, these garden clubs have contributed more than $1 million to the Penny Pines reforestation program. Through these donations more than 27 million seedling trees have been planted renewing 88,000 acres of National Forest land in California — truly an outstanding achievement.

North Lake Garden Club welcomes donations for this worthy cause. The public is invited to send their contributions to Don Smith, Treasurer, P. O. Box 517, Nice, CA 95464-0517. Your contribution is tax-deductible and a recognition letter will be mail to each donor.

The locally based North Lake Garden Club is a member of the California Garden Club Inc., Pacific Region, the National Garden Clubs Inc., and one of six such garden clubs in the Mendo-Lake District.

The North Lake Garden club meets September through June, the fourth Tuesday of each month at Lucerne Community Church, 5870 E. Highway 20 in Lucerne. Refreshments are at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting following at 7 p.m.


CLEARLAKE – Lake County Community Co-op is celebrating the organization’s one-year anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 13, with a community potluck.

Members and others interested in the co-op are invited to attend.

The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the buyers club/co-op location at 14773 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake.

Please bring a dish to share and in an effort to be eco-conscious bring your own plate and utensils.

The theme for the evening “Gratitude 2008” reflects the appreciation felt by members for the abundance of support and participation from the community in creating systems to provide local farm fresh produce to Lake County Residents.

Join them for good food and good company. Learn how you can become involved in the many co-op activities.

For more information contact Janine Smith-Citron at 277-8208 or visit


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06.18.2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
06.18.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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06.18.2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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06.19.2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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06.22.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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06.25.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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