Monday, 06 February 2023


CLEARLAKE – Do you know seniors who are isolated or at-risk? Or seniors who would appreciate talking over the challenges of aging with someone who understands and can help with practical solutions?

If so, please refer them to the Konocti Senior Support Inc. This organization provides free peer counseling throughout Lake County and administers the Friendly Visitor Program in South County.

“Recipients of senior peer counseling, mostly home-bound, benefit from talking with people who have experienced life changes and understand their concerns,” said Lawrence Grant, board president, Konocti Senior Support Inc.

Volunteer peer counselors receive training and have ongoing group supervision and support by Clinical Consultant Kim Baughan Young, Marriage Family Therapist.

The Friendly Visitor Program offers friendship, understanding and companionship on a regular basis to south county seniors having limited access to outside activities. Volunteers are trained and participate in monthly supervision meetings.

Konocti Senior Support Inc., incorporated in 1995, is a nonprofit public service corporation dedicated to enhancing seniors’ quality of life. All services are free.

For more information, contact Gwen Snyder at (707) 995-1417.


There will be lots of great items at the weekend sale. Photo by Thelma Dangel.


KELSEYVILLE – Galilee Lutheran Church is holding their spring yard sale this Saturday and Sunday.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 8860 Soda Bay Road. Watch for the signs.

This sale has a number of household items: An O'Keef and Merrit kitchen stove, a number of sofas, a television and electronics, clothes, a refrigerator – all working and donated from people moving away. There also is a globe, jewelry, cookbooks and more.

The famous Suenram barbecue is back, the same weekend as the Rummage Sale. You can shop and have a magnificent lunch, all on the same day!


LAKE COUNTY – Children are invited to join the fun at the Lake County Library this summer.

"Catch The Reading Bug" is the theme for the 2008 Summer Reading Program. Children read library books and earn prizes based on the number of books they read.

Children can register at any Lake County Library branch. beginning June 14. All children from preschool through eighth grade are welcome.

The Summer Reading Program begins June 14 and ends on Aug. 9. Awards parties will be held in late August.

Contact your local branch for more information.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.

Middletown Library, 21267 Calistoga Road, is open Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 987-3674.

Upper Lake Library, 310 Second St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 275-2049.


LAKEPORT – The Lakeport Library now has story times for preschool-age children every Friday from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The correct starting time is 10:15 a.m., not 10:45 a.m. as reported recently.

Storytellers from the library staff and the Families For Literacy program alternate in presenting stories and activities for the children.

Special speakers present programs on some Fridays.

The Lakeport Library is located at 1425 N. High St. It's open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. The phone number is 263-8817.


LAKEPORT – Bring your brown bag lunch and join Supervisor Denise Rushing for the upcoming First Friday Lunch Hour movie at the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes, Lakeport. All are welcome.

"The Power of Community" will be shown at 12:05 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the courthouse.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food by 80 percent people were desperate.

This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time.

Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.

It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period."

The film opens with a short history of peak oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever.

Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis the massive reduction of fossil fuels is an example of options and hope.


LAKEPORT – The recently formed Gay Straight Alliance chapter formed at Clear Lake High School invites the community to its “Code Rainbow” celebration on Monday, June 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school's gym, located at 350 Lange St.

Teacher Tenaya Hergert said the group stands for diversity, peace and acceptance.

Organizations, groups, businesses and individuals from all over Lake County, as well as Santa Rosa and Ukiah will attend the event, said Hergert.

Hergert said the event has grown and many people are confirmed to speak. The school also has been very supportive of the club and helpful in its first gathering.

There will be free food and drinks, raffle prizes such as coffee cards, dresses, overnight stays to Edgewater Resort camping, gift cards from Main to Spain and Highlights by Amber, and more.

Parents, family members and friends are especially invited, and encouraged to attend including the group's “super rad straight allies.”


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Board of Supervisors
02.07.2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Area Agency on Aging
02.07.2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeport City Council
02.08.2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
100+ Women Strong in Lake County
02.09.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
02.11.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
02.12.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
Valentine's Day
02.16.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown

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