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Petaluma “Golden Nugget” – Addie Atwater

Our new blog series titled, “Petaluma Golden Nugget" ” continues with one of Petaluma’s earliest outstanding citizens: . This blog was written and posted several years ago on one of our community’s first websites, by PetalumaNet volunteers. “Addie Daley Atwater was born on October 16, 1836 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma “Golden Nugget” – Ed Fratini

During the 20+ years that I have lived in Petaluma, I have met several Petalumans that are also known as "historians." There were two, Ed Mannion and Ed Fratini, that I never had the pleasure to meet. An earlier LWF blog about Ed Mannion was posted on June 6, 2014. [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Blog Site Changes

Just in case you haven't notice it, the Petaluma360 editors have modified this blog site so that readers can find previous posts by date and category. If you go over to the right side of this page, you'll find two headings: "Popular" and "Recent." Continue to drop down the column [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma “Golden Nuggets” – Brainerd Jones

Today's blog featuring Brainerd Jones is the second "golden nugget" to be added to Petaluma's historical "Treasure Chest." It was 23 years ago (1993) that we moved to Petaluma. It didn’t take too long for my wife, Connie, and me to become immersed in the history of Petaluma. This interest [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma’s “Golden Nuggets” – Capt. Thomas Baylis

 We will start our new Petaluma “Golden Nuggets”blog series with one of Petaluma’s earliest outstanding citizens: Capt. Thomas Baylis. The texts of this blog was written and posted several years ago on one of our community’s first website, by PetalumaNet volunteers. It was not written by this blogger; just copied [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Another Twilight Moment – 3:30 a.m.

For some unknown reason, this morning's twilight moment (3:30 a.m.) focused upon what community topics, themes, or activities to blog about on the revival of "Our River Town" over the coming weeks. Once, again, my thoughts centered on the fact that Petaluma's history is a "treasure chest" of information that [...]

By | May 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The Petaluma NHW Net is Still Active

Several years ago, when the Petaluma CERT program (Community Emergency Response Team) was supported by the city (2005-2011), 24 members passed the FCC amateur radio exam (Technician Class) and formed what was called the "Petaluma Neighborhood Ham Watch Network." It's main purpose was to provide radio communication in the event [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

What Shall I Do With This Blog Site?

How should I revive the "Our River Town" site so that it will continue to share information about Petaluma's past, present, and future with today's Petaluma360 readers? Which of the various categories and themes of earlier blogs will be worth continuing so that the "golden nuggets" of Petaluma's historical "treasure [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s Time to Revive “Our River Town” Blog

My latest blog for the Argus-Courier Petaluma360 site was posted over five months ago, on November 28, 2015. Now that my health has recovered and my energy level has improved, it is time to try and revive this blog site which was initiated over nine years ago. The various blog [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

When All Else Fails …

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we all have expressed our "thanks" for various reasons: families, good health, friendly neighbors, and meaningful jobs; there is one community group of emergency preparedness volunteers that I'm thankful for - amateur radio operators who volunteer to establish an effective communications network when [...]

By | November 28th, 2015|0 Comments