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100+ Women Strong of Lake County Presents Hilltop Recovery Services with a check for $8,200

Hilltop Recovery Services, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing recovery treatment services for men and women throughout Lake County, received a $8,200 check from 100+ Women Strong of Lake County. The check was presented at the 100+ Women Strong meeting held at Brassfield Winery located in High Valley in the town of Clearlake Oaks.

Lake County Community Development Director Shares General Plan Process Update at Next Sierra Club Lake Group Community Meeting

The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Mireya Turner, Community Development Director for the County of Lake, at their next community meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.

Pay It Forward – Locals Barber + Salon

Locals Barber + Salon is a locally owned and operated salon offering a high-end grooming experience with exceptional service and a modern approach. Stacie the Barber has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2008 and a licensed barber since 2015 – she has been operating in Lakeport for 10 years.

Lake County 4-H Clubs kick off National 4-H Week at That Ranch

Lake County 4-H Clubs will kick off our National 4-H Week October 1-7, I Love 4-H, Many Hearts One Family celebration at That Ranch. The 4-H clubs of Lake County will be at That Ranch in Kelseyville the weekend of October 7 and 8 with activities and displays sharing the, I LOVE 4-H Many Hearts One Family National 4-H Week theme. Visit That Ranch during the I Love 4-H weekend to discover why your family wants to join 4-H club. That Ranch hours are 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday through October.

“The Only Smoke They Should be Exposed to” – Prizewinning Essay by Alani Ethelbah

They hadn’t come home in a long time. That’s why the elders are mad. The roundhouse is a sacred place for our people. It’s where we go to bring in the new year, to give the newborn babies their native names, to celebrate our strawberry festival. It’s where we go to heal and connect with our culture and pay respect to our traditions. Yet there are people who turn their backs to it all. People who never come home. The elders are mad. They say that these people have lost their way. That they are poisoned. No good.

Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise Online Auction is Open

A weekend of fun is here. Rotary Club of Kelseyville Sunrise is hosting its third annual online auction to raise money for scholarships and community projects. Visit the auction website. To bid on the fabulous and fun auction packages now. Click the Get Started button on the top of the page to register to bid. Bidding is now open and will close at 5 PM on Saturday, June 3rd.

Lake County Wine Alliance Distributes $300,000 Raised at the 21st Lake County Wine Auction

On Monday, December 12, 2022, the Lake County Wine Alliance, along with this year’s Wine Auction Sponsors, distributed $300,000 to 40 community organizations representing education, arts, health, and community. The check distribution event was held at Bell Haven Flower Farm and attended by the wine alliance board members, sponsors, and representatives from all 40 organizations. It was a lively and festive evening.

Middletown Community Caroling Group Looking for Members

This group advertises itself as an “inclusive singing group,” so people who cannot sing are encouraged to join. In other words, if you enjoy singing, but you or others consider your singing off-key, this is the group for you. Those who are experienced or skilled at singing as also welcome!

Lakeport Seeking Art for Lakefront Park

The City of Lakeport is seeking proposals for mid-range to large-scale sculptural and/or innovative, mixed or multimedia installations to be showcased in the new lakefront park development in downtown Lakeport at 800 and 810 North Main Street. Awards to successful applicants will range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the scale and budget of the proposed work, which includes materials, artist’s labor, installation needs, and any necessary travel expenses. Proposals with interactive components are encouraged.

Contemporary Native American Art Exhibit Opens This Saturday at Middletown Art Center

The public is invited to the opening reception of Earth Sky and Everything in Between – an exhibit of contemporary Native American art curated by acclaimed Pomo basket weaver and cultural educator Corine Pearce. The exhibit opens at Middletown Art Center (MAC) this Saturday evening July 9th, from 6-8:30pm. An introduction and blessing will take place around 6:30pm. This is the first exhibit of its kind in Lake County.

Adult Literacy Program Schedules Virtual Tutor Training

The Lake County Library’s Adult Literacy Program has scheduled a new Virtual Literacy Tutor Training for June 2022. The training consists of two 2-hour sessions on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, and Thursday, June 30, 2022. The training will take place on Zoom from 11 am to 1 pm for both required sessions. They will be hosted by the Adult Literacy Program Coordinator, Georgina Marie Guardado, and facilitated by Lake County Literacy Coalition Board Member and Literacy Tutor Pam Klier.

Free Personalized Home Risk Assessment Program Offered in the Cobb Mountain Area

The current drought is making many homeowners interested in reducing the likelihood of damage to their homes during a potential wildfire, but they may lack informed guidance on where to start, and in what order.  The Seigler Springs Community Redevelopment Association (SSCRA), a Cobb area-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is offering free personalized home risk assessments during 2022 with potential, qualified funding assistance for homeowners to address hazardous fire fuels starting in Loch Lomond and Salmina Meadows.  

Metamorphosis In The Oaks: The 2022 Catfish Derby

On the shores of our highly productive ancient lake, the little town of Clearlake Oaks transforms once a year when the best catfishing tournament west of the Mississippi draws hundreds of fishing enthusiasts and their families into town for the ever-popular Catfish Derby. The traffic along state highway 20 through the Clearlake Oaks community gets heavy at times but increases substantially at Derby time as trucks hauling fishing boats line up to check in for the 3-day Derby. “It gets pretty congested, but nobody complains,” said Dennis Locke, the Catfish Derby Committee Chairman. “It’s like a festival setting in any small rural town, where people gather and excitement builds in anticipation of a grand finale. In the case of the Derby, the grand finale occurs on the last day at noon, when the announcement ceremony draws a huge crowd.”

Book to Action A Success in Lake County

In partnership with Blue Zones Project Lake County, the Lake County Library hosted several discussions, cooking classes, and walking groups all designed to help patrons apply the principles of The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People by Dan Buettner. All events were free to the public, and free copies of the book were made available to the public. 


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