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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2019-12-19Dec 19, 2019

The 2020 Petaluma Crab Feed Season is Here! The commercial crab season has finally opened up in Sonoma County, which is great news for those that enjoy Dungeness Crab as part of their holiday dining tradition. This also means the Crab Feed season is upon us, which means weekend evenings filled with all-you-can-eat crab feeds throughout the Petaluma area, all helping to raise funds for local non-profits and schools. However, before getting started down that road, a quick word of caution that buying crab from sport fishermen is illegal for both you and the fishermen. The state sets limits for both commercial and sport fishermen in an attempt to maintain our dwindling fisheries. Buying poached crab (which is what a sport fisherman is doing when they sell their crab) hurts us all, so please don’t do it. 

2019-11-26Nov 26, 2019

When it comes holiday gifts, now more than ever, we need to think smart and Buy Local!Crafterino is back on Sun, Dec 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Petaluma Vets Hall featuring a huge selection of local vendors selling their handcrafted wares.  Fit ‘n’ Furry hosts “Santa Paws” for your pup and Santa photo opportunity on Tue, Dec 3 from 12 - 4 p.m.. Flower Casita hosts an annual Wreath Party on Wed, Dec 4 from 4 - 7 p.m. The Hospice “Light Up a Life” Tree Lighting Ceremony is Fri, Dec 6 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Walnut Park with inspiring words and music for those who have lost loved ones this year. Contact Hospice of Petaluma to name a light or for additional details. The Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 and so much more is happening... 

2019-10-30Oct 30, 2019

Petaluma hosts the largest Veterans Day Paradein Northern California,  starting at 1 p.m. at Walnut Park  on Monday, November 11.You can see a   full list of recommendations in my Petaluma Argus-Courier article of where you can order your holiday bird  or pre-made holiday dinners and which restaurants are opened on Thanksgiving Day.

2019-09-29Sep 29, 2019

The annual Chilly Billy Fun Run, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show is Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino whisker competition celebrates 60 years on Saturday, October 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. This year’s official theme for the Petaluma El Dia de Los Muertos is “Love Transcends/El Amor Trasciende.” And many more events in town.

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