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Author Archive: John Glidden

October Scrapbook

1. Vince La Novara, left, and David Rico of Vacaville cook at the Sons of Italy annual picnic Aug. 24 at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield. 2. Jeannie and Don Cradduck and granddaughter Emma Brandi, all of Fairfield, enjoy the Sons of Italy annual picnic Aug. 24 at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield. 3. Caroline […]

Community calendar Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Saturday Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421. Billiard Players 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421. Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas […]

Community calendar Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Friday “A Stroke of Love” 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 199 Marina Blvd., Suisun City. A peer support group for stroke survivors. Info: 373-2227. Yippie Yogurt Family Night 7 to 9 p.m. Yippie Yogurt, 1955 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Mention, “I came in for family night,” and receive a $1 off each yogurt. Info: […]

Community calendar Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Thursday Tai Chi for Seniors 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., Fairfield Senior Center, Round Table Room, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Meditation and deep breathing benefits the entire body by reducing stress, alleviating arthritis and increasing muscle strength. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 429-6291. Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for […]

James Malcolm Stewart

June 6, 1928 — Sept. 25, 2013 James “Jim” Malcolm Stewart, 85, of Rio Vista, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born to the late Harry and Vera Stewart, June 6, 1928, in Sacramento. Jim graduated from Rio Vista High School in 1946 and then graduated from the […]

Group donates 60 quilts to area programs

FAIRFIELD — It takes members of the North Wind Quilters group 10 to 12 hours to craft one quilt. The process involves cutting the fabric, sewing together the fabric, quilting the designs, binding the quilt together and laundering the quilt before donation. Group members donated 60 quilts Tuesday to various aid organizations around Fairfield and […]

Community calendar Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Wednesday Cordelia Rotary Club 7:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: Nancy Garver, 449-8299. Schizophrenia Support Group 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1st United Methodist Church, 502 Virgina St., Vallejo. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness Solano County. For family members, friends and advocates of people living with mental illness. Info: 422-7792. Line Dancing 10 […]

Community calendar Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Tuesday Brain Boosters 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. For people wanting to strengthen their memory. Enrollment required. Info: 428-7654. Baby Bounce 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Free. Songs, stories and finger plays for babies to 18 months. Twenty minutes of activities followed by playtime. Info: […]

September 28, 2013 | Posted in Community calendar | Leave a reply

Old Faithful Geyser

No need to go out of the state to see Old Faithful. A quick trip to Calistoga, in the Napa Valley, will bring you to California’s version of the famous geyser that shares a namesake. It’s one of three geysers in the world with the “old faithful” moniker, which are geysers that perform at regular […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Scientopia Discovery Center

The staff at Scientopia believe in combining play with learning. When you enter Scientopia, you discover kids having a great time while learning valuable concepts associated with the California school science standards. Scientopia’s exhibits include various magnets to learn about magnetic forces, blowers and generators to learn about static charge and power, a sniff-o-rama to […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Foster’s Bighorn Bar

If you’re looking for big horns – literally – look no further than Foster’s Bighorn Bar in Rio Vista. Along with an extensive menu of barbecue, steak, seafood and a fully loaded bar, diners can admire where some of the food on their plate comes from. The restaurant boasts a private collection of more than 250 […]

September 02, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Vallejo Naval Museum

The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum is a required stop for lovers of local history and the Navy. The museum, which is located in Vallejo’s historic old City Hall, features five galleries devoted to telling about the history and cultures of the city of Vallejo and the U.S. Navy at Mare Island. It also sponsors educational […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

The Petrified Forest

The world’s largest petrified trees can be found just up the road in Calistoga. The Petrified Forest features both a Main Trail and Meadow Walk, the latter a 75-minute, docent-led tour available only at 11 a.m. Saturdays and by appointment, weather permitting. Location: 4100 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga More information: 707-942-6667, www.petrifiedforest.org Reach John Glidden […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Sonoma Raceway

The Sonoma Raceway offers racing nearly year-around. Located at the junction of Highways 37 and 121, the 12-turn road course hosts four major professional events each season: The AMA Pro Road Racing event in May, the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 in June, the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in July and the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Hot air ballooning

Flying high in the sky in a hot-air balloon allows participants a bird’s-eye view of the premier wine-growing region of California. There are several companies that give adventurous participants a ride over spectacular scenery that includes hills climbing with vineyards and spectacular wineries nestled in scenic valley locations. A variety of companies offer a multitude […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the luxury resorts of the Sonoma Valley and an excellent place for relaxation and rejuvenation. This ultimate Wine Country destination, blessed by natural mineral hot springs, offers an extensive spa, golf and a Michelin-award-winning restaurant. The inn was founded in 1895 on a hot springs […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Culinary Institute of America

For more than 60 years, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. A dining visit to the CIA will reveal cutting-edge cooking prowess among future leaders in culinary excellence. The CIA is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world’s best professional culinary education. Located […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Sonoma Train Town

Train Town is a great little place for kids and kids at heart. The Sonoma Train Town Railroad one mile south of the Sonoma Plaza features a quarter-scale railroad on four miles of track. Each train ride lasts 20 minutes, trekking over bridges and through tunnels on the way to a petting zoo destination. The […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Suisun Wildlife Center

The Suisun Wildlife Center serves as a sanctuary for injured wildlife and a place where people can learn about the natural world of the Suisun Marsh. It is located at the foot of Kellogg Street next to the Suisun City boat ramp. The center’s predecessor, the Wildlife Rescue and Release Services, began in 1977. The […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Safari West

More than 400 exotic animals and birds call Safari West home. The 400-acre wildlife preserve is in Santa Rosa. It opened in 1989 and offers a drive-through look at the many creatures who call it home. Guests can also stay overnight in a canvas tent or cottage. Location: 3115 Porter Creek Road, Sonoma County More […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Rush Ranch

Nestled on 2,070 acres off Grizzly Island Road, Rush Ranch offers a closeup look at Suisun Marsh and educational activities. Owned by the Solano Land Trust, the ranch hosts a blacksmith demonstration, interpretive hike and volunteer improvement day monthly. The Rush family established the ranch in the late 1800s. Historic buildings such as an old […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

Famous author Robert Louis Stevenson spent his honeymoon in 1880 on the site of the state park that bears his name. The park includes a five-mile hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena, from which much of the Bay Area is visible, as well as Mt. Shasta – 192 miles away –  on a […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Nut Tree Plaza

Today’s Nut Tree Plaza next to Interstate 80 in northeast Vacaville is an entertaining blend of the old and new, with a wide host of retail businesses sharing the land with a family oriented town plaza with the restored Nut Tree train and a carousel. It has inherited the legacy of the original Nut Tree, […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Vacaville Museum

Since it was established in 1984, the Vacaville Museum has prided itself on preserving and educating the public about all of Solano County’s cultural and historical heritage. The museum has produced more than 40 exhibits on the area’s history, from American Indian artifacts found in and around Vacaville to the region’s famous fruit industry. It […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Vintage Aircraft Company

The Vintage Aircraft Company, located at the Sonoma Valley Airport, offers a variety of flights, including rides in warbirds, Texans and biplanes. The company had been providing safe, exciting flying experiences since 1975. You can take a trip back in time in restored vintage airplanes, flying over world-renowned vineyards and the majestic Pacific Coast. Location: […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Vacaville Premium Outlets

It’s easy to spend an entire day shopping at the impressive collection of more than 120 retail outlets in the Vacaville Premium Outlets. The large retail campus is one of the largest shopping destinations in the Sacramento/San Francisco Bay Area. Reviews by shoppers laud its wide selection of stores that includes major names such as […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Casinos

There are multiple casinos located in the region that provide top-notch gaming experiences for people who love betting action. Many offer hotels, buffets, concerts and golfing, along with other amenities. Here are three: Cache Creek: 14455 Highway 16, Brooks, 888-772-2243, www.cachecreek.com Thunder Valley: 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, 916-408-7777, www.thundervalleyresort.com Red Hawk Casino: 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville, 530-677-7000, www.redhawkcasino.com Reach […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Bale Grist Mill

The park is site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846 to provide Napa Valley settlers a place to have their corn and wheat ground into meal or flour. The mill remained in use until the early 1900s. Mill demonstrations and tours are offered on weekends. The park also offers several hiking […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

Sterling Winery

The Sterling Winery aerial tram offers stunning views as visitors ride up to the winery. The tram is the only one of its kind in Napa Valley as visitors are greeted with a glass of wine to enjoy as they enjoy art galleries, overlooks and elevated walkways that illustrate the winemaking process, from grape to […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Discover Solano Fall 2013 | Leave a reply

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