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United Forest Products, Inc. is a family owned business operating out of Sonoma County since 1997.  We offer fast, friendly service and specialize in providing large quantities of landscaping products with wholesale pricing.  Our quality ground covers and soil amendments are also available for sale to the general public.  Call us for pricing and delivery information and for sample requests.

Located in the beautiful Russian River in Guernville, California, Betty Spaghetti is the North Bay’s newest Italian restaurant located in the R3 Hotel.

 

Owned and operated by Chef Greg Barnes, this delighful Russian River restaurant offers an eclectic selection of fresh pasta, pizza as well as other delicious entrees sourced with farm-to-table ingredients from some of the North Bay’s best farms and suppliers.

Master Chef Greg Barnes has been delighting the palettes of connoisseurs of fine dining in Sonoma for many years with his signature dishes and amazing desserts.

 

A Sonoma County native, Greg started baking professionally in high school at Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg, under the tutelage of Lindsey Sher, pastry chef to Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Greg didn’t attend formal cooking schools, instead collecting real-world cooking experiences. “You’ve gotta wash your own dishes,” says Greg.

 

Greg’s consummate abilities were quickly recognized, winning him top kitchen staff roles at Stars under Jeremiah Towers, pastry chef at Rubicon under Traci des Jardins, and the Booneville Hotel, where he supervised farming operations, ensuring inclusion on the menu of the freshest, locally grown, organic ingredients.

 

Greg spent time abroad exploring international cuisines, bicycling through Morocco, Thailand, Spain and France – including many stays in Paris – cooking and eating along the way. Upon his return to Sonoma County, he continued his commitment to excellence in the culinary arts at Zazu, Scopa and Bizou. Greg has worked under well-known chefs Loretta Keller and the Schmidt family.

 

A well-rounded cooking professional, Greg has functioned at every level in the kitchen and dining room. His expertise ranges from sauces and meats to pastries and desserts. He’s acted as caterer, waiter and personal chef, and has adroitly managed kitchen staff and helped launch top-ranked restaurants throughout the Bay Area. Greg is dedicated to simple, direct dishes created from scratch with local, seasonal ingredients, including farm-raised and grass-fed. Greg is devoted to what’s possible and what’s delicious.

 

Betty Spaghetti is located in at the Russian River Resort (R3 Hotel) in downtown Guerneville serving dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays. Join us for a delightful meal full of delicious food.

Armando Garcia-Dàvila was named Healdburg's Literary Laureate for the year 2002-2003 adding to his distinction as Poet Laureate of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County. A landscape contractor by profession, Armando started writing in 1990 - an impassioned letter to a dear friend who was killed in VietNam. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran the letter as an OpEd piece entitled "Vow to a Fallen Comrade." When the war ended, he continued writing. A poem, "No Time: Lamentations of a Contractor," was recorded by Latino USA radio, and broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide in 1995. Catholic and Protestant ministers asked permission to use it for their Sunday sermons.

 

Encouraged, he spent the next few years writing short stories about his childhood when he and his twin were mischievous students in a Catholic grammar school in San Diego -- not "bad kids," Armando says, but "born clowns [who] loved making our classmates laugh." Two of the stories, "First Communion" and "The Pendulum," were published by Thumbprint Press in Marin County, California in its Bust Out Stories magazine. That was 1998. "First Communion," and "If I Could" (a poem) were awarded first-place ribbons at the Marin County Fair the same year.

 

At that time Armando saw short stories as his genre, but when his marriage of 23 years fell apart and he found himself living alone for the first time in his life (he came from a family of nine) he found that everything he wrote fell onto the page in verses and stanzas. A friend told him he was writing poetry! "How could that be?" Armando said. "I've never liked poetry. I don't understand it." But there it was, complete with metaphor, symbolism, and imagery.

 

Referring to himself as a "blue collar poet" Garcia-Dàvila's literary life today consists of readings at cafés, bookstores, libraries, and radio stations along with presentations at elementary, middle, and high schools. Garcia-Dàvila's short stories and poems are a monthly feature in La Voz bilingual newspaper and can be found at libraries and various newsstands in 12 Northern California counties. In addition to organizing and leading "poetry slams," Garcia-Dàvila gives seminars at colleges and universities. As a featured presenter for the Arts and Lecture Series at Santa Rosa Junior College, he has demonstrated to ESL students of varying nationalities the art and craft of "building" a poem. He was also invited to be a feature presenter for the Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the Petaluma campus of SRJC. Garcia-Dàvila is enormously effective with all his audiences, he especially enjoys seeing youngsters suddenly wake up to the power and satisfaction that comes with letting buried thoughts see the light of day in the form of poetry and prose. He has had much the same experience in his volunteer work with inmates of San Quentin State Penitentiary in a program designed to assist them in their rehabilitation.

 

Armando is currently at work on short stories and reminiscences of his Catholic grammar school days with twin brother Fernando. He has also had much success as "The Gourmet Poet," marrying his writing and cooking skills. Dr. David Anderson and his wife Cathy said of their Gourmet Poet experience: "It was a beautiful presentation, a delicious dinner, and a night of inspired and romantic poetry.

 

Offering quality local screen printing at an afforable price. 

A PARTY IS NOT A PARTY WITHOUT A JUMP HOUSE.  WHEN HE NOTICED THERE WERE KIDS AT THE WEDDING, HE WAS CONFUSED ON WHY THERE WAS NOT A JUMP HOUSE FOR THE KIDS.  HE WAS SO RIGHT THEY WERE MISSING A KEY ELEMENT.

 

THIS IS WHY TOADS JUMP WAS STARTED.  TWO LIFELONG FRIENDS WERE TALKING FOR YEARS ON HOW THEY WANTED TO START A SIDE BUSINESS TO MAKE A LITTLE EXTRA CASH AND DO SOMETHING THAT WAS WORTH THE TIME AND ENERGY.  AFTER TIME HAD PASSED, FAMILIES WERE MADE, IT WAS TIME TO PUT SOMETHING TO FRUITION.  BASED ON COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN MARKETING, SALES, BUSINESS AND OVERALL CUSTOMER SERVICE IT WAS SO EASY......

 

WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS WOULD ALLOW US TO BRING OUR WORK HOME AND STILL EXCITE OUR KIDS AND BRING A SMILE TO THEIR FACE?  THAT WAS EASY, WE COULD EVEN JUST THROW IT IN THE BACKYARD, PLUG IT IN AND "BAM" DONE DEAL, INSTANT FUN.

 

WE RELY ON REPEAT CUSTOMERS AND WORD OF MOUTH BECAUSE OUR CUSTOMERS ARE LIKE FAMILY.

The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control

We are sensitive to the environment and customers concerns regarding chemicals and their irresponsible use. The Hitmen is a leader in the development of IPM (Integrated Pest Management)* methods and have introduced many products over the years to serve our customers many needs and concerns.

Call TreePro Professional Tree Care for all tree care services in the Sonoma County area. Professional arborists, competitive pricing, landscaping management, and great service.

About us – “The Jensen Way”

Our Vision

Cultivating talent and relationships to build and maintain award winning landscapes & Engaging the most talented and passionate team dedicated to our customer with superior quality, outstanding service and lasting relationships.

Sebastopol Hardware

Service, Convenience, Selection

Look for the men and women in red shirts in our store – they are all over the place and their first priority is to help customers with their projects.  We have a wealth of knowledge in the experienced people here who get great satisfaction from helping you, our customer.  To see the various services we perform, click here.

Unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a world-class resort destination with warm, personable Team Members. Awarded Best Resort for its exceptional and friendly service, Atlantis is focused on making your stay here a good one.

By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

 

We aren't just about poop bags and our customers know this. We care about the environment, we are proud to support rescues and local shelters, we give back to our customers and we use social media to connect with our customers on a daily basis.

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Wet Licks & Tail Wags for their continued support:

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