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What’s Up This Week – 4.19.24

What a joy it was sitting in the parking lot while waiting for my daughter to finish her class and to hear a noise I hadn’t heard in quite some time. The sound of an air conditioner kicking on. To bring even more joy to my day, I saw a maintenance man turning on and off the sprinklers to make sure everything was in working order. The sputter and pshssst of the sprinkler, along with the long drone of the AC, was music to my ears!

This week, I have something a bit different for you to read. I’m not going to lie; it’s a shopping experience unlike anything I’ve ever done before. And then things go back to normal again in The Bloom when Kathleen Scavone tells us about oak trees and some of their history in Lake County. Then, I had the pleasure of reading some of the working drafts of Tom Squitieri’s most recent piece, which is one you won’t want to pass over in the Our Voice column. As an added bonus this week, we have a recent piece in the Back Stage Lake County column, lots happening in the Music Guide, some good news, and, of course, another read of Lake County History. It’s a full week in The Bloom. What a great start to the weekend! Have a great one, Lake County!

What’s Up This Week – 4.12.24

This week I’ve noticed I’ve had quite the bounce to my step wherever I go. I think it might have to do with an extra dose of good old-fashioned sunshine. Boy, does it lighten the spirit. The trees are budding, the sky is clear, and every time I drive, a new color of wildflowers appears. This is when Lake County comes alive after a long winter. This time of year, I remind myself to do some of my favorite things before the busy season kicks in. I don’t know about you, but for our family, come June, it all becomes a blur of busyness before the school year begins one more time. This is a great season for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and enjoying nature in between the rain storms.

This week, I fell in love with a little piece Jim Steele wrote on our beloved Clear Lake Hitch. So we’ll start off with that. Next, we’ll catch up on the latest Pay It Forward article and then enjoy a short story from a new author to The Bloom in the Our Voice column. Of course, be sure to catch up with the music scene in the Music Guide, read some good news, and finish up with some local history. The weather can be so fickle this time of year. With that in mind, I’m hoping Mother Nature decides to reevaluate and give us more sunshine for the weekend. One can hope. Have a great weekend, Lake County!

What’s Up This Week – 3.22.24

While driving this week, I saw something I’d never seen before, and that’s saying a lot when you consider how many years I’ve been driving. While stopped at a stop light, I glanced at the pickup truck beside me and noticed an older man smoking a pipe. Not that unusual, right? What surprised me was the parrot next to him in the passenger seat, perched on a PVC pipe! Imagine a car seat for a bird, and you get the picture. The parrot and the older gentleman chatted before he drove off, the parrot taking in the view just as a dog would do. Now that is a first.

This week, we’ll get things started with a little road trip to one of my favorite diners. Next, Kathleen Scavone tells us all about Putah Creek and, of course, the history that goes with it. Then, take a minute for this week’s Our Voice column, the Music Guide, some good news, and a good dose of local history. Friends, Spring is here, the lake is full, and we have so much to be grateful for as we enjoy a little more rain this weekend. A little more rain puts off fire season another week–that’s how to not complain about the wet weather this time of year. Have a great weekend, Lake County!

What’s Up This Week – 10.20.23

Well, there’s no going back now, or is there? The days are shorter for sure, and the leaves are falling, but it sure feels like summer to me. Boy, am I savoring every minute of my favorite season. And here’s my pitch on what to do this weekend: Check out Haunted Lake County. It’s an experience. If you like the spooky side of Halloween and you haven’t gone before, then this is a must-do event. Visit their Mythical Mayhem at 500 N Main Street in Lakeport this weekend and next. Plus, on the 29th and 30th, Haunted Lake County will be hosting Field of Fears at That Ranch in the corn maze. That sounds terrifying! To top it all off, they’re raising money for good causes in our community. Sadly, you won’t see me there because the first year I went, I was so scared I never made it past the parking lot! This week, Lori Armstrong shares about the recent Resilient Re-entry event at our local Woodland Community College. At the event, justice-involved individuals were given guidance and tools for a fresh start. Talk about inspiring, heartwarming, and very good news for our community. Then catch up on our recent Pay It Forward article, music, poetry by Kathleen Scavone, and, of course, a good dose of history. Have a great weekend Lake County!

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