August 5, 2021

Coast Guard celebrates 231 years of service to our nation

Coast Guard Day is annually celebrated on August 4. The Coast Guard is the oldest continuous maritime service of the United States. Founded by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, it is one of six Armed Services and one of eight uniformed services in the United States. The other Armed Services are the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and most recently the United States Space Force which became the smallest armed service in 2019. The two uniformed but not armed services are the United States Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

 

Gravenstein Apple Fair Benefit Concert arrives in lieu of annual fundraising fair

The Gravenstein apples are back, but the pandemic has again put a halt on the apple fair that coincides with it; instead, the Sonoma County Farm Trails is hosting the Gravenstein Apple Fair Benefit Concert Aug. 14 at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol to raise funds in hopes to bring back the fair in 2022.

Rohnert Park opens fire station on city’s west side

The City of Rohnert Park cut the ribbons on a new fire station on the city's west side today. The ribbon cutting symbolized the official opening of a project that has been in the works for nearly five years. 

 

Sports

Casa Grande student, Mahoney, makes USA team

Heather Mahoney has been competing nationally and internationally in Junior Racquetball since she was eight years old. As she heads into her senior year at Casa Grande in Petaluma, she has achieved many accomplishments from being a California state champion to being a World champion 4 times (10s, 12s, 14s and 14 doubles), with many national championships sprinkled in the middle. In 2020, with there being no competitions, National or World, she was still named the #1 16 and under Girl on Team USA after applications, videos of drilling, etc.

 

Community

August’s virtual events

The Sonoma County Library is offering virtual events throughout the month of August. We have programming for all ages on a variety of subjects, from fun community scavenger hunts to a painting party! Registration is required for all events.