Monday, 05 June 2023


A model of the planned Park Pavilion, which the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association's Saturday yard sale is raising money to build. Photo courtesy of Thelma Dangel.


KELSEYVILLE – The Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association is presenting a gigantic yard sale this Saturday.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Kelseyville Senior Center, Kelseyville Senior Center, 5245 Third St.

There will be a variety of good choices from clothes, selections from the Visitor Center, donated special items from friends and plenty to choose from.

Donations of a one-year-old washing machine has been made and a dryer, some very good ski equipment and a special offer of a percentage of cases of wine sold, a dinette set with six padded chairs and two extra leaves and much more.

Freshly baked cookies will be available for sale. If you don't find something to purchase, a donation to benefit the Education Pavilion Fund will be most welcome.

The sale benefits the Clear Lake State Park for the Education Pavilion Fund.

Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association Board is moving along to add funding for the building of the pavilion across from the Visitor Center in the park. For several years, this has been a plan which will be used by the thousands of children from the schools previously, but this pavilion will be used by many more and not be concerned by the weather.

If you want to donate an item, please call association President Madelene Lyon at 279-4395.

Cash donations are welcome also, to CLSPIA, and sent to 5300 Soda Bay Rd., Kelseyville, CA 95451.

The group extends its deepest thanks to the community for its support in this effort.


KELSEYVILLE – The Kelseyville Lions Club will again sponsor a pancake breakfast to support the Verna Morris Pediatric Travel Fund.

The annual Verna Morris Memorial Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Kelseyville Lions Clubhouse located at 4335 Sylar Lane (Sylar Lane is located southeast of the county park).

One of the Easter Seals Northern California Lake County services is assisting families with transportation costs for out-of-county medical visits for children.

Each year, through the generosity of the Kelseyville Lions Club with the assistance of the Big Valley Lions Club, a pancake breakfast is offered to raise money for this program.

Verna Morris, 1920-1996, was a founding member of the National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, the California Association of Neurologically Handicapped Children (Alameda/Contra Costa counties), and an active board member of the Sonoma County Respite and Atypical Infant Development Program.

According to her husband, Bill Morris, “Verna was a personal support system for hundreds of parents and individuals with disabled children and adults. She was an exceptional woman who gave to her community.”

Contributions from family and friends began the fund in 1996. The Kelseyville Lions Club has supported the Verna Morris program with one of their monthly pancake breakfasts that attracts approximately 150 children and adults.

The Big Valley Lions Club provides the serving of the food to the families. The breakfast is held at the Kelseyville Lions Clubhouse on the second Sunday of February.

Tickets will be available at the door for $6 per person. Children age 5 and under eat for free.

For further information please call 263-3949. Direct donations to the fund may be made to Easter Seals Northern Calif., 501 B N. Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453.


SACRAMENTO – The State Senate gave unanimous approval Wednesday to Senate Bill 157, legislation by North Coast Senator Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa).

The vote means the bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

If approved by the Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, SB 157 would establish the “Non-profit Organization Equal Participation Act,” for the purpose of providing continuity and equal participation for non-profit organizations in sanctioned wine-related events and to provide orderly direction for wine producers.

Wiggins, who represents the premium wine-growing regions of Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties in the Senate, says her bill is “simply intended to provide continuity and clarity within the ABC Act for both winemakers and non-profit organizations participating in sanctioned wine related events.

Wiggins, who also chairs the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry, introduced related legislation in 2003 and 2007.

Under existing law, licensed winegrowers can conduct wine tastings off premises, and can accept orders for purchase of their wines off premises, but any sales transactions must be completed back at the winegrowers’ place of business.

Existing law also authorizes the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to issue a wine sales event permit to allow a licensed winegrower to sell their bottled wine at festivals, county fairs, civic/cultural celebrations or similar events held by a range of non-profit organizations as defined in the state Revenue and Taxation Code.

Until last year, the ABC permitted orders to be taken at wine-tasting events held by eight categories of non-profit organizations, but SB 108, authored by Senator Wiggins and signed into law by the Governor, expanded the list to include 11 types of nonprofit groups.

Visit Wiggins' Web site at


LUCERNE – District 3 Supervisor Denise Rushing will host another in a series of Northshore town hall meetings this week.

Rushing invites the public to attend a Lucerne Community Town Hall Meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center.

County Staff will provide updates on the redevelopment process, local projects, a water update and other issues. The agenda includes an open forum to discuss issues of interest to the community of Lucerne.

Free tables will be set up for local groups, businesses or organizations wishing to distribute literature.

Lucerne Alpine Senior Center will be serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Come for breakfast and stay for the meeting!

The Lucerne Alpine Senior Center is located at 10th Avenue and Country Club Drive.

For more information contact Rushing, 263-2368, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


LAKE COUNTY – The Friends of the Lake County Library announce a special sale on book bags and book sale books at Lake County Library branches.

Romance is in the air this month, as the Friends of the Lake County Library feature the Friends' canvas book bags filled with donated romance novels.

Library Friends members are preparing romance-theme bags filled with a selection of books which will sell for $15 during February.

Red and burgundy bags have a romance theme, and black bags have a broken-hearts theme. Bags alone are $10 and come in five colors: burgundy, red, cream, black and navy.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and bag sales support the Lake County Library. The Friends of the Library Web address is

To join the Friends, see the membership information on the Web site or pick up an application at your local branch.

Library branches are located at 1425 N. High St. in Lakeport, 14785 Burns Valley Road in Clearlake, 21267 Calistoga Road in Middletown and 310 2nd St. in Upper Lake.

The library Web site has more information about the library.


KELSEYVILLE – The Rivera Hills Restaurant had a full house of dinner guests waiting to hear Tom Del Beccaro's topic, "The New Conservative Paradigm,” at a special evening hosted by the Lake County Republican Women Federated and the Lake County Republican Central Committee.

Tom Del Beccaro is the vice chair for the California Republican Party, has been of several talk radio shows and manages an informative Web site called,

Several months ago I sat at the Northern Republican Women's Convention in Monterey, absolutely in awe listening to several important topics from US economic policies to social programs.

On Monday night I has the chance to recapture and listen intently to each point of discussion; after the speech several important questions where asked, and then Del Beccaro spent time speaking and signing his book with new friends from Lake County.

The food and service at Rivera Hills Restaurant provided a wonderful atmosphere for Del Beccaro's sensational dinner engagement.

Martha Steward is vice president of the Lake County Republican Women.


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Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
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