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Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey

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2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018

Most of you know that Suzi Schaffert, former co-owner with her husband Don, of Don’s Dogs and the Rio Theater, passed away last month from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63. A wake was held August 25th at the amphitheater.

2018-05-31May 31, 2018

June already! Time to chill with friends and enjoy our beautiful outdoors. Maybe pick up a homemade Meyer Lemon ice cream at Rio Café. We all need time to decompress.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Expectations for the season are high because many businesses and workers have difficulties making it through slow winter months. The Workforce Housing Fund was awarded to, and is administered by, the Russian River Alliance to assist local workers who have experienced cashflow problems due to shortened work hours or the lack of affordable housing. Since January, 6 households needed help with rent & utilities.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

Prairie Home Companion meets Amateur Radio Hour in a series of live radio shows to be recorded at the historic Rio Theater in beautiful downtown Monte Rio.

2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018

Summer is winding down except of course for Lazy Bear Weekend the first weekend in August and Russian River Pride the last weekend in August. Traditions are important here in the River.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Upcoming MAC events include: Lower Russian River MAC Town Hall 3 - Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-3pm

Please join Supervisor Lynda Hopkins to discuss district boundaries, the recruitment process and qualifications for MAC representatives at Guerneville Elementary School. 14630 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville

2018-07-30Jul 30, 2018

Hidden within the Foundry Wharf business park is a pristine riverside lawn that becomes the setting for Petaluma Shakespeare Company’s free plays during the summer. Bring a blanket or low folding chair to enjoy the rarely performed All’s Well That Ends Well and creative celebration “Speechless Shakespeare” with dancing, comedy and exciting stage combat.

2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018

Inspired by a documentary theater project for the Petaluma sesquicentennial, Brian Glenn Bryson founded Walking Elephant Theatre Company as an opportunity for social and ecological healing.

2018-06-25Jun 25, 2018

July, the best month in Monte Rio, kicks off with our fireworks on Sunday 7/1. The fireworks are sponsored byMonte Rio Chamber, Monte Rio Rec & Park, and Monte Rio Fire Foundation.

2018-06-13Jun 13, 2018

‘Bullshot Crummond’ is a campy spy thriller in the style of a 1930s serial, with sinister villains, a brilliant scientist, and over-the-top hero, who poses majestically at every opportunity. Professor Fenton has been kidnapped by cliché German agents, who are awaiting the arrival of their clandestine submarine. The legendary Captain “Bullshot” Crummond is summoned to prevent the nefarious malefactors from achieving their objective, perhaps winning the affection of Rosemary Fenton. Through June 23 at Curtain Call Theatre in Monte Rio

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

Esteemed poet, Pat Nolan, continues to propel literary darts at the world from his Monte Rio home. Finally, his ancient boxes and file cabinet drawers have been salvaged from the period of 1969-89, when he was “ceaselessly writing,” and dragged into the light of day in his new release, “So Much,” his first volume of selected poems.

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

Before James Bond, before Austin Powers, before Clouseau, there was Captain Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond. This dashing, determined, deliriously funny detective is a former Olympic champion, flying ace, auto racer, and all-around sporting chap who fights the forces of evil wherever he encounters them.

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