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N A PA VA L L E Y ’ S C O M M U N I T Y M AG A Z I N E

DECEMBER 2021

HOLIDAY SHOPPING ISSUE

O N T H E COVE R

12 Providence Queen of the Valley

Medical Center - Shaping the Future of Cancer Care

16 December Traditions: Old & New

By Kathleen Reynolds

24 BarnHouse Napa Brews

By Craig Smith

32 Napa County Landmarks'

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PROVIDENCE QUEEN OF THE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

1000 Trancas Street, Napa (707) 252-4411 | providence.org/queen

Holiday Candlelight Tour - A Retrospective

By Rebecca Yerger

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Community Snapshots

40 Soroptimist is 100 Years Old! 46 Dangerous Fun at the

Napa Valley Museum By Kathleen Reynolds

50 Downtown Napa Holiday Guide 59 Napa County Obits

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Barnhouse Napa Brews

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December Traditions: Old & New

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Honoring the Memories & Contributions Made on Lives in Napa County

61 Napa Valley Upcoming Events

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kathleen Reynolds Craig Smith Rebecca Yerger

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Soroptimist is Celebrating 100 years! Improving the lives of women and girls locally and around the world!

Soroptimist International of Napa is 82 years young. A dynamic group of women who care about making the world a better place for women and girls!

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EDUCATE • ENABLE • EMPOWER Our vision is that women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams! Join this great group of women and the work they do by calling Debbie Goodman at 707-478-7630 for membership info or sinapa@soroptimist.net WWW.SOROPTIMISTNAPA.ORG

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O N T H E COV ER

Shaping the Future of Cancer Care: Where we are and what’s to come Q&A with Medical Oncologist, Daniel Mirda, M.D., and Radiation Oncologist, Michael Corradetti, M.D., PhD

Q: TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES? Dr. Corradetti: I specialize in treating patients who are diagnosed with cancer with radiation therapy. I moved to Napa nearly three years ago with my wife, who is a hospitalist at Queen of the Valley, and two young daughters. We previously worked as faculty in academic medical centers in North Carolina and are fortunate to have landed great jobs here on the West Coast, where we can raise our kids close to family. Dr. Mirda: As a medical oncologist, we work closely with our excellent oncology team to give patients the best care after their cancer diagnosis. I previously worked at Stanford and UCSF before moving to Napa in 1993. We raised our children here. My son served in the US Army and was in Afghanistan and Tunisia. My daughter is in medical school considering hematology/ oncology.

Dr. Corradetti: Yes, the fact that there are ongoing clinical trials studying the use of mRNA technology to treat cancers is exciting. Q: WHY ARE CLINICAL TRIALS SO IMPORTANT? Dr. Corradetti: It’s a real positive that we offer enrollment to patients with various types of cancer. Participating in clinical trials not only benefits the community, but also is a very high standard of care because you have many physicians studying your outcomes under a microscope. Dr. Mirda: We offer national clinical trials at Queen of the Valley, but also refer patients to clinical trials at Stanford, UCSF and UC Davis. We can provide more personalized care while also offering the newest and best therapies to patients, right here in Napa. Q: WHERE DO YOU THINK CANCER TREATMENTS WILL BE IN 5-10 YEARS?

Q: WHAT TYPES OF GENETIC TESTING IS AVAILABLE AT THE QUEEN? Dr. Corradetti: Dr. Mirda’s team works with a genetic counselor to provide genetic testing. We also perform next generation sequencing on the tumors themselves right here at the Queen in radiation oncology.

Medical Oncologist, Daniel Mirda, M.D., and Radiation Oncologist, Michael Corradetti, M.D., PhD stand together in the Kenzo Healing Garden at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Mirda: As stated by Dr. Corradetti, we provide the latest in genetic testing that helps guide our care. Queen of the Valley, through the Providence health system, has access to very sophisticated, modern DNA analysis and we often coordinate with local universities. Q: CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY VACCINES WORK SIMILARLY TO mRNA VACCINES FOR COVID-19, ACTIVATING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ATTACK TUMORS INSTEAD OF A VIRUS. WILL mRNA VACCINES HELP US FIND A CURE FOR CANCER? Dr. Mirda: mRNA vaccine technology holds the promise that someday we may be able to prevent cancer by using the immune system to attack it before it starts, like preventing the flu. Even now, the latest therapies that stimulate the immune system and target DNA mutations have improved cancer therapies beyond chemotherapy and radiation. 12

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Dr. Corradetti: We have lifeextending and even curative treatments for a large number of cancers today. I think the future of cancer treatment is personalized treatments; there’s no ‘one size fits all’. By analyzing the genetics of the patient’s tumor, we are increasingly able to make individualized decisions.

Dr. Mirda: Yes, patients are doing better than ever before. Although it’s hard to predict the future, I expect that cancer therapies will continue to advance at an accelerated pace, and that we will have new holistic approaches that include the latest genetic advancements, immunotherapies, and vaccines that can correct genetic diseases such as sickle cell, hemophilia, and others. In the Bay Area, we are at the center of these latest advances. Earlier detection and better prevention of cancer is on the horizon. Q: HOW CAN PEOPLE REDUCE THEIR RISK FOR GETTING CANCER? Dr. Corradetti: While it’s an active area of research, there is still no pill to prevent cancer, but screenings save lives. In radiation oncology, we mainly see patients with breast, lung and prostate cancer, all of which have good screening programs to detect cancer at early stages. Unfortunately,


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Neha Damle, M.D. Medical Oncology Providence Medical Group Drs. Mirda and Corradetti stand beside the state-of-the-art Elekta Infinity® linear accelerator which provides radiation treatment to cancer patients.

when COVID hit last year, people missed their routine screenings. We are seeing the results of that now with more people with advanced stages of cancer. Primary care physicians tend to play the role of a gatekeeper to schedule screenings so it’s important to have your annual check-up. Dr. Mirda: Much progress has been made with early detection and genetic testing, but the fundamentals—not smoking, minimizing alcohol consumption and limiting sun exposure—are still critical in terms of prevention. Stay fit, eat healthy and get enough sleep. Q: WHAT MAKES THE QUEEN’S CANCER PROGRAM STAND OUT? Dr. Corradetti: I come from an academic medical center, and I can say we deliver cutting-edge care. I would be more than comfortable sending my loved ones or myself here for care. I am proud of this program—it’s not just about the doctors, the entire team comes together for every patient. People know and care about each other. I am blown away by the Cancer Wellness Program, which provides no cost medical, spiritual and mental health support to patients. Dr. Mirda: We live in a very special community that has supported the Queen and all our patients. The oncology team here is a sophisticated group of caregivers who strive to provide the highest level of care and support to patients during and after cancer therapy. We’re not just their doctors and caregivers, we are their neighbors, and we treat them like family.

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The month of December in Napa comes with many holidays and traditions. We surveyed several families to learn the cultural traditions—and what’s changed, in their homes. To Dorothy and John Salmon, children are the highlight of Christmas. “We have kept a

Christmas Stocking tradition going for years with all ten grandchildren’s names on each stocking hanging on our fireplace,” says Dorothy. “Our Christmas tradition for the past several years involves driving to our adult children’s homes on Christmas Eve and driving to four homes early on Christmas


morning with a car packed with gifts. Christmas is about family so being with our children and their children is the most important part of celebrating Christmas.” Betsy and Dan TerAvest introduced a little 50s rock-nroll to their children. “Since our kids were little (35 years ago), my husband plays Blue Christmas by Elvis at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning to wake them up,” says Betsy. “Sometimes it takes a while, so that’s when the volume goes up. Once the kids are up it’s time for stockings.” “Squash Rolls are my favorite TerAvest holiday tradition. Dan’s mother always made them for Thanksgiving and Christmas; her mother made them for her. They’re made with cooked butternut squash, Crisco (one of these days I’ll try butter), milk, egg, sugar, yeast and flour. They complement our turkey dinner, but the best is having a turkey sandwich on a squash roll the next day.”

candles followed by a round of songs from our Sunday School booklets. Then, all five of us would make a mad dash to the carefully wrapped presents, which my parents required to be opened one by one, sibling by sibling.” “My fondest memory, one that we still joke about today, is that my loving parents truly believed that socks, underwear, shoelaces, pencils and a box of colors were adequate gifts for the occasion. After all, there were eight nights multiplied by five kids. And yet, every year they somehow managed to buy that one thing each of us craved.” Evy added, “I just gifted my youngest daughter a package of her favorite underwear. Some traditions never change!” Dr. Mary Cooke and her husband Gary Awai delight all who go past their home. “Our most cherished holiday tradition is our Christmas

lights,” Mary says. “My husband Gary, with our minor assistance, spends 40 to 80 hours putting up Christmas lights for the whole town to enjoy. This was especially important during 2020 when many other things were taken away from us, people could still walk and drive by and see his show.” Sally Sheehan Brown and her husband Michael grew up without many traditions. That changed when she lived in Denmark for a year and returned with a mixture of Scandinavian customs, including having real lighted candles on the Christmas tree. “For the past eight to ten years, we’ve celebrated with our Danish friends who live in Napa,” Sally says. “We have a three-and-

Evy Warshawski grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, as the middle of five, close-in-age siblings. “Our family Chanukah celebrations were annual romps punctuated by lots of noise.” Evy reminisces. “It was all about the result—the hope of receiving presents that had been hinted about for months.” “Each of the eight nights, we would gather around the Menorah, light the colored wax Evy Warshawski with her siblings

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a-half-hour dinner with four courses or so, punctuated by toasts with Aquavit (also known as Akvavit) and beer. There are little glasses for the “skoal,” and you must look everyone in the eye before you drink, or you have to do it all again.”

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Mary and Jason Luros mark several traditions. “We celebrate Hanukkah. We exchange gifts, light the menorah, eat latkes and donuts, spin dreidels, and our kids love the chocolate gelt. We also celebrate Christmas every year by tracking our Elf on the Shelf, baking cookies, going on the Santa Train, driving around to look at holiday lights, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, putting up a Christmas tree, listening to holiday music and decorating the house.”

immense comfort and teach our kids what’s important to our family.”

“I never thought much about the importance of family traditions until I got married, had kids and we started losing parents. When I started bringing my Jewish boyfriend (now husband) home for the holidays, I got to see how we celebrate the holidays for the first time from an outside perspective. And Christmas forever changed when we had kids of our own to share the magic. Our traditions strengthen family relationships, provide

December is often highlighted by big family meals. Gary Garaventa recalls fond memories of past Italian Christmas dinners. “On Christmas Eve, my Dad’s family got together. He had two brothers and a sister, and we’d all have a party at one or the other’s houses. It was mostly for the kids. There’d be about fifty of us cousins waiting for Santa Claus, who came that night. It was a big, big thing.”

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“On Christmas day, we’d go to my mother’s side of the family. There was food you just couldn’t believe. We had ravioli, malfatti, veal, a pot roast and antipasto that my aunt made. Nobody makes it like that anymore. Those were the golden days that were really special. When you’re young, you don’t realize how fortunate you were. It was the old-fashioned way that we’ll never see again.” New Year’s Eve is the last big celebration in December. For newlyweds Katherine Zimmer and Pat Burke that’s been the time to create their own tradition. “We have blended our holidays since dating and getting married, so we are starting new traditions,” writes Katherine. “We spent our first New Year’s Eve together in 2019 in San Francisco and decided to make it an annual event, until Covid hit. We are doing it again this year.” “We’ll ferry from Vallejo to the City and check into the Meridian Hotel overlooking the City, followed by dinner at One Market. We’ll have late seating for the night’s special menu. After dinner we’ll walk to the Embarcadero and enjoy the midnight celebration with fireworks over the Bay and the crowd of revelers ringing in the New Year.” Whatever way you celebrate, we hope your December is one to remember.

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If he’s on duty, some who walk into BarnHouse Napa Brews will be greeted by Leaf. Unless, that is, he’s taking a nap or chewing on his tennis ball. First things first, after all. Leaf is a one-year-old black and white Border Collie, and belongs to Eric Barnes, who, with Adam Housley, opened BarnHouse in late October. Leaf sets the mood for BarnHouse in Downtown Napa – this is a place where you can relax and be yourself. It’s modeled on an English Pub, where you can start the day with a coffee and pastry, and wrap it up with a pint or glass of wine and something to eat. “When most people think ‘pub’ they think ‘beer and party,’ but a true pub is much more than that,” said Adam. The two men spent years working together and traveling the world with Fox News. Both are big coffee drinkers, and figure they’ve talked over countless cups in cities spanning nine countries. Based on all that “research,” both men knew what they wanted BarnHouse to look and feel like. Pubs lined

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“WE FEATURE HARVEST BLEND AND OUR OWN ‘BARNHOUSE’ COFFEE. WE TEAMED UP WITH DIANE AND PAT BENTLEY FROM LAKE BERRYESSA AND CARRY THEIR COFFEE AS WELL.” ~ Adam Housley up perfectly with their vision. “Napa has so many good bars, tasting rooms and restaurants, but it needed someplace where everybody feels welcome to just hang out,” said Adam. Seems the guys have created a spot that matches or exceeds their vision. BarnHouse Napa Brews is faithfully committed to being local, starting with the coffee. “We feature Harvest Blend and our own ‘BarnHouse’ coffee. We teamed up with Diane and Pat Bentley from Lake Berryessa and carry their coffee as well.” Every cup is all the better with Dream Doughnuts, Sammy Cakes and Sweet Abe’s, all local favorites. Eric got his love of coffee from his mom, and there is a special blend named in her honor. “Dee Dee’s Diner is a smoky blend she would have loved.” That’s how to start your morning.

The first thing you notice entering BarnHouse is how inviting a place it is. “A British Pub designed by two Americans,” laughed Adam, as the guys worked closely with the designer/actress Alexis Fields and Adam’s wife Tamera Mowry-Housley to create the vibe and helped with a bunch of the physical buildout. This place is just what they designed it to be – comfortable. The walls are wood for a barnhouse effect, with corrugated aluminum trim, fabric and a beautiful tile backsplash. Front room furnishings include sofas and chairs and a couple of two-top tables. Two wall fireplaces provide warmth and aesthetic comfort. And, of course, a comfortable spot for Leaf ’s naps.

“Later in the day we serve Bailey’s Best sausage rolls, savory pies and pasties,” said Adam, adding that Bailey’s has been a favorite at the Napa Farmers Market for years. “We had English soccer players in, and they gave the food a thumbs up.” Napa Nuts and popcorn round out their grab and go menu. Look for paninis and bagels soon. The beer is local as well, with Tannery Bend, Napa Barrel Project, Far West Cider and Drake’s on tap. “We also carry Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, which the English soccer coach suggested, and it’s really, really good.” Coach also introduced them to PG Tips English Tea, which locals seem to like. BarnHouse also serves ciders, seltzers, wines by the glass, sodas and kombucha.

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The back room (“We call it ‘Shack in the Back,’” said Eric) has a couple of dart boards and a table-top shuffleboard court. Counterspace separates the two rooms. One morning, two moms and their sons were sitting by one fireplace, four or five laptops were open at tables and the countertop, and a small meeting was being held in the back.

News, Adam as an international correspondent and Eric as a photographer. Both left Fox in 2018. Adam and Tamera opened Housley Napa Valley tasting room, four doors down from BarnHouse, and also on Clinton Street in Downtown Napa, and Eric worked for National Geographic, photographing expeditions for Lindblad.

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A long-standing Napa Valley seasonal tradition has been, and will continued to be, Napa County Landmarks’ Holiday Candlelight Tour. For over three decades, this popular event has celebrated not only the season of festivities but especially honors preservation-minded property owners and their historic properties. The local Holiday Candlelight Tour was inspired by the candlelight, evening walking tours held in Charleston, South Carolina during the 1980s and enjoyed by a former Landmarks board member. From that

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pleasant experience came the seed of an idea, the concept, of a Napa Valley version with, of course, some modifications to fit Landmarks and the local community. The thought was, instead of offering just a monthly evening walking tour with perhaps a viewing of an interior or two, to aim higher. The Landmarks board’s decision was to create an annual evening event tied to the holiday season and all of its festive traditions. However, an equally as important aspect of the Holiday Candlelight Tour was to also create an opportunity to showcase the benefits of historic

preservation as well as Landmarks and its mission within the joyous and beautiful backdrop of the holiday season. The premiere of the Holiday Candlelight Tour was on December 10, 1989 in Yountville. Set beneath the clear and starry skies of that evening, those attending that inaugural Holiday Candlelight Tour visited four historic properties and one newconstruction Victorian style residence. These tour stops included a church, two private residences, an historic inn and former railcars converted into


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guest accommodations. As they made their way through these properties, the attendees were serenaded by strolling local high school choir carolers, as well as, musicians performing holiday music within each featured property and greeted by informative docents – some dressed in period attire. The reception, offering appetizers from Yountville restaurants, was held at Vintage 1870, now V Marketplace. While only a couple hundred people attended the first Holiday Candlelight Tour, the event was deemed a success and the first annual Holiday Candlelight Tour. Eventually, the number of attendees grew substantially. While each subsequent year has had its own personality, they have shared the same format and mission with the original Holiday Candlelight Tour. There have been some unique similarities between the inaugural event and the other years. This is the case for the

year 2018. Ernie Schlobohm, Napa County Landmarks (NCL) President, elaborated, “A few years ago for the 2018 Candlelight Tour, we showcased a ‘hidden’ Napa neighborhood – the Center, Behrens and Seminary Streets area. In addition to the 11 smaller scale, late-1800s residences, the tour featured an 1890 caboose.”

160 properties. Schlobohm continued, “One of my favorite properties was the William Corlett House across from Fuller Park at Jefferson and Laurel Streets. It was opened for the first time to the public for our 2016 Candlelight Tour. It was an incredible opportunity to see first-hand its elegant and original

Regarding this railcar, the 2018 Holiday Candlelight Tour program said, “In 2004 Steve Case, a longtime collector of railroad memorabilia, made the ultimate purchase.” Case had paid $10,000 for the caboose and another $6,000 to have it moved to Napa and ultimately “onto a stub of track in his side yard!” added the event program. It met with favorable responses from his neighbors, but typically closed to the public with the exception of the 2018 Holiday Candlelight Tour. Since its inception, the Holiday Candlelight Tour had featured over December 2021

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interior details.” He added, “It was an even greater privilege to tour this house, as it was designed by and the residence of a very prominent and influential Napan, William H. Corlett.” (Corlett designed many of Napa’s historic buildings including the Franklin Station Post Office and the County of Napa Hall of Records buildings.) Regarding the diversity of the neighborhoods, architectural styles and eras showcased over time, Dan Cutright, a Napa native and NCL board member, said, “I appreciate the effort NCL makes to change areas and styles each year to add variety to the annual event.” He continued, “In fact, they have even showcased specific themes for some Candlelight tours, such as Mid-Century Modern and Monticello Park, Craftsman

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and the works of our prolific architect from Napa’s past, Luther Turton.” Cutright also stated, “I’ve attended all but the first Holiday Candlelight Tour. We (Cutright and his wife Susan) have found each highlighted neighborhood to be interesting in their own way.” He added, “However, I do have my favorites, such as Randolph Street, and especially its block with the globe style street lamps.” When asked about his favorite residence, Cutright paused to consider that question and his answer. He replied, “I truly enjoyed the tour featuring the Main and Brown Streets area. I found the J.L Brown House to be one of my top favorites. The property owner, Erik Nickel, restored the interior with such elegance and taste.” Cutright added,

“But Elizabeth McKinne’s home on Randolph Street is another favorite. Its kitchen with its farmstyle kitchen sink is outstanding. It was done so tastefully!” He remarked, “The Holiday Candlelight Tour had been, and will continued to be, a great way to see that house you’ve always been curious about as well as underscore the importance and appreciation of historic preservation.” The Holiday Candlelight Tour has been side-lined only three times in its 32-year long history. The reasons for these cancellations were the 2014 Napa earthquake and the Pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Addressing its future, Schlobohm said, “Barring anything unforeseen, the Holiday Candlelight Tour will return in 2022 with all of its traditions.” He added,” We are looking forward to its return!


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What is Soroptimist? Loosely translated, Soroptimist means Best for Women. Soroptimist is a volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

America, Latin America and the Pacific Rim? It is made up of local clubs around the world, such as Soroptimist International of Napa, celebrating 82 years of service this year, and whose focus has remained the same: to help women and girls be their best!

100 years ago, at a time when women weren’t admitted to service clubs, Soroptimist was chartered in Oakland, CA. Who knew that the organization would become worldwide in North

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100 Years Old! world, it is the women and girls who make the sacrifices, often forgoing education. In many countries today women and girls are still denied the right to education! Soroptimist’s vision is that women and girls will have the resources and opportunities through education to reach their full potential and live their dreams. They have grown from that first club chartered in Oakland, CA in 1921 to being a “Global Voice” for women with representation at the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Nairobi and Bangkok. Locally, as Soroptimist International of Napa celebrates their 82 years, they have reflected on the hundreds of women and girls, organizations and projects that they have supported in the community – through hands-on projects, grants and scholarships and the friendships they have made.

enrolled in college or a trade school. 2019 Live Your Dream winner Alexandra Garcia remarked, “Since being awarded the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award, I transferred from NVC to Sonoma State University. Your generous award was very much the recognition I needed to support the change of life I was pursuing. I received AS degrees in Human Services and Psychology at NVC. I currently have one semester left at Sonoma State University, in Spring 2022 I will graduate with my Bachelors in Psychology. I maintained a 3.8 GPA and have been on the Dean’s List every semester. I have decided to continue my education and apply to graduate schools. My goal is to one day, very soon, empower young women to make positive choices and break the cycle of generational curses.”

Current President Leigh Krieger, says of Soroptimist, “To me, being in this group has been a joy. Each woman in the group has helped me grow as a young woman in life and business. The work we have done with the Monarch Justice Center, creating a safe place for women and their families during a difficult situation, and being able to give out scholarships – I know has helped women achieve their goal, is something pretty remarkable!” The Napa club has made a difference with hands-on projects that include The Monarch Justice Center, NEWS, mentoring Mariposa “S” high school girls, Girls on the Run, Brenda’s Bras and making cuddle blankets for the Napa County Foster Care program. One of Soroptimist’s most impactful awards for women is the annual Live Your Dream Education and Training Award. To qualify, you must be Headof-Household, have financial need and be accepted or

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2022 Meeting Info Soroptimist International of Napa meets for lunch at Embassy Suites @ 12 noon 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Evening social meetings are the 4th Tuesdays.

~ 2019 Live Your Dream winner Alexandra Garcia

The first-place Live Your Dream, Education and Training Award winner receives a cash award to use anyway she needs to achieve her goals, and receives support throughout the holidays, but more importantly, the recognition and encouragement to attain her goals. She also has the opportunity to win at the district, region and national level of Soroptimist.

Other ways that Soroptimist International of Napa improves the status of women and girls: • The Violet Richardson award, named after Founding President Violet Richardson, which honors 14 to18 year old girls for their volunteer work, receiving $500, and $500 to a charity of their choice. • Girls think Green!, a newly developed program for middle school girls in Napa, started during the pandemic. The program educates on “green” living, exploring the many ways this can be done, what it means, and provides a competition for the girls to come up with a green project, awarded with a cash prize. The program is supported by community experts and mentors. Girls think Green! was very successful its first year, especially since it was conducted on Zoom!


• The “Future is You” scholarship for graduating high school senior girls of NVUSD, funds six $1,000 scholarships each spring, with an emphasis on girls who are overcoming extenuating circumstances or first-time college goers. • Fellowship, a regional program, gives grants to women in the final phase of their doctoral degree. Annually eight to ten $10,000 scholarships are awarded each May to some pretty amazing women! Sadly, there is much work to do to improve the status of women and girls, and the impact and needs of Soroptimist International of Napa are greater than ever. The annual Lobsterfest fundraiser has been postponed to 2022 due to Covid. $10,000 is the goal to keep current programs afloat. You can help! Just 100 donors at $100 each will make a difference! Of course, all amounts are appreciated and accepted.

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By Kathleen Reynolds

Dangerous Fun at the Napa Valley Museum By Kathleen Reynolds

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Do you have multiple generations of family visiting for the holidays? No matter what the activity, are you afraid someone will be bored? Cheer up: right now, the Napa Valley Museum Yountville is offering a dangerously good time for all ages. It’s true. In the main upstairs gallery, through February 13, 2022, see the exhibit “Dangerous Games: Treacherous Toys We Loved as Kids.” From the simple “You’ll shoot your eye out” Daisy Red Ryder BB gun to the what-were-they-thinking Atomic Energy Lab with real uranium ore (and

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a handy Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead comic book that explains how to split the atom), you’ll be amazed and amused at what used to pass for good, clean fun. Museum Executive Director Laura Rafaty wrote all the hilarious text on the walls as well as the audio tour narration. “I used to be a humor writer,” says Laura, who’s headed the museum for four plus years. “I’ve always wanted to do this exhibit. We’re planning to make this a touring exhibition and take it


Gizmos and Gadgets runs through January 2, 2022 to museums all over. We’ve already heard from people in France who are interested.” “This has been one of our most popular exhibits,” she says and laughs. “There are a lot of happy memories here, even with the burning metal plates and toxic plastic fumes.” The whole family will enjoy seeing the actual toys and watching the vintage commercials throughout the exhibit. Did moms in the 50s and 60s actually send the kids outside with no warnings other than to come home for dinner? The mysterious section devoted to the paranormal explores our fascination with supernatural and psychic worlds. There’s a nausea-inducing “self-hypnosis” display, a Kreskin mentalist ESP board game and the ever-popular sleepover party amusement, the Ouija Board. Some of the iconic items appear innocent enough. Feminism aside, Suzy Homemaker

ovens, irons and vacuums may seem harmless until you realize the first models got red-hot and burned tiny hands. The Cabbage Patch model that could “eat” plastic cookies and push them through its backpack looks fun unless your child’s hair or fingers accidentally made their way into the constantly churning jaw of the doll. Not surprisingly, government and safety groups took most of the games and kits off the market or carefully altered them so kids couldn’t be harmed. Kids, of course, usually preferred the dangerous versions, which often halted production of the safer alternatives. Some toys will leave you perplexed as to their function, like the “Swing Wing” helmet whose “fun” probably meant dizziness along with neck injuries. The kids, along with mom and dad, will enjoy “Back to the Backyard,” with artificial turf that spans the width of the building, complete with lawn chairs. The area includes a safe, hand’s on, version of Lawn Darts, hula hoops, Twister and Nerf basketballs. Bill Rogers, the “Voice of Disney,” narrates the audio tour. When you’ve completed your tour of the frightening games, make your way downstairs to the “Kitchen Gizmos & Gadgets from the Kathleen Thompson Hill Culinary Collection.” Food and wine writer and editor Kathleen Thompson Hill showcases some of the

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3,000 to 4,000 kitchen utensils she’s collected over the years. For the exhibition she chose gadgets and gizmos you will not see anywhere else, from the first ever ice cream scoop to the Toast-o-Lator Model J from 1948, where a window enables you to watch the bread toast its way through the machine. “I’ve done demos with the old electric toasters where the chef was afraid to plug them in,” says Kathleen. “So, I plugged them in and half of them actually worked. The next time I was at a demo, they started smoking, and the audience thought it was planned.” She adds with a chuckle, “I don’t plug them in anymore.” Don’t overlook the “Potato Bomb,” a pewter and steel device, in the shape of a bomb, designed as a stove top potato cooker. “I’m afraid to try it out, actually,” says Kathleen.


In the continuous loop video portion of the kitchen exhibit, Kathleen remembers running around through three counties in 2012, buying up all the Twinkies and cupcakes when Hostess went out of business. “After nine years, pastries that were supposed to be soft, stayed soft. I’m interested in how they’ll be in forty years.” She says she’s obsessed with collecting kitchen paraphernalia. The bulk of her collection is in storage and includes three boxes of government and manufacturer’s food pamphlets dating back to World War I. “There weren’t TV commercials or internet to show people how to cook the foods properly or to use the equipment, so pamphlets were written.” She hopes someday to exhibit those and the many recipe cards she’s collected that will also bring back memories.

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For most people, Christmas and the holidays means food, family, and friends. It means staying close to home with the people you love, and keeping it local. This year, it also means celebrating, as things start to return to normal. With that spirit in mind, we hope that you will take advantage of all that Downtown Napa has to offer. This season, when it’s time to visit a restaurant, do some holiday shopping, or treat yourself to a wine tasting adventure, we hope that you’ll keep it local. Small business owners usually live in the town in which they do business, and they hire locally, so your excursions will probably bring you face-to-face with your neighbors. And those neighbors tend to spend the holidays the same way you do. Looking for something to do while family and friends are all together? Santa Claus will be visiting First Street Napa on December 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Finish those Christmas wish lists, take some time with The Jolly Old Man, and plead your case. He’ll be outside of Compline near the Cork Oak (if it rains, Santa will likely move inside – check FirstStreetNapa.com for details.) However you decide to enjoy this season, know that Downtown Napa businesses appreciate your support. They, too, keep it local, and look forward to everyone enjoying a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. Craig Smith

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How do you tell a sad story without being maudlin or morbid? Melodie Hilton is struggling with that question as she launches NapaCountyObits.com. People pass into and out of our community all the time, and especially with social distancing of the past two years, we are less in touch with these life changes then we used to be. It’s hard enough to keep track of those who have moved or changed jobs, but that final transition of death has also seemed to lose real estate in our collective consciousness. Hilton and her partner, Dave Kinnan, were regretting the loss of many of the stories about people deeprooted in our community, and came up with this idea to be a repository for those who have passed. They had one of those moments over wine – whipped out the napkin, sketched out an idea, and committed to doing something different for these community stories. “Our current system of publishing obituaries is very, very expensive – costs can easily run to a $1,000,” Hilton said, “and it relies on traditional print distribution and staff. Both of which have dwindled drastically over the last 10 years. Frankly, not everyone can afford a traditional obituary.” The hope for Napa County Obits is that it will become a place to hold the memories of Napa,

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For more information or to submit an event request, visit napavalleymarketplace.com DECEMBER 1-31 CANDO’S NAPA VALLEY GIVE!GUIDE 2021 Inspiring a community of givers. Give $10 or more to your choice of dozens of remarkable Napa County nonprofits, now through midnight December 31. candogiveguide.org DECEMBER 2-13 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEYER OUTLET SALE Open at two locations – Vallejo and Fairfield. Get your 30% off coupon online for cookware, bakeware, ceramics, food storage, pantry ware, teakettles, tools and gadgets, cutlery and more! meyer.us/sale DECEMBER 2-4 SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER 6000-square-feet of hand-made pottery, jewelry, wearables and art from more than fifty local artists. Come mingle with the creators themselves, enjoy childcare while you shop, and so much more! sonomacommunitycenter.org DECEMBER 3-19 A NAPA VALLEY CHRISTMAS CAROL In Napa’s high stakes wine business, Alexander Yuge is a financial success, but his heartless attitude earns him few friends. Even his loyal nephew Joe Patchett wonders what’s gone wrong. A familiar yet mysterious group of Christmas Eve visitors help Yuge remember what really matters. This new holiday show for the whole family is written by Lucky Penny co-founder Barry Martin, author of “The Tasting Room,” with original music by Rob Broadhurst. luckypennynapa.com

DECEMBER 3 & 5 BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS Blood, Sweat & Tears has musically demanding fans, and they are never disappointed. BS&T tours with the greatest musicians available; stars in their own right. It’s a rare treat to see them live, inspiring the next generation of musicians. Blood, Sweat & Tears is the first band to use a horn section and fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure. bluenotenapa.com DECEMBER 3 AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Starring World Champion dancers, Tyler Schwartz and Emily MacConnell. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. A perfect family event! uptowntheatrenapa.com DECEMBER 3 SENATOR BILL DODD’S 22ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY This year’s holiday party beneficiary is Napa Firewise, working diligently to reduce the risks and impacts of wildfires to Napa communities. Enjoy a reception, silent and live auction, and dinner at The Meritage Resort and Spa. billdoddholidayparty.com DECEMBER 4 KATHLEEN MADIGAN Comedian Kathleen Madigan’s 32-year comedy career is showing no signs of slowing down. Madigan has been touring 250 nights a year on the road, and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to marquee theaters with sold out shows. She’s squeezed in over 40 appearances on late night talk shows and multiple comedy specials. Her most recent special “Bothering

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Jesus,” is her fifth hour-long standup special, and third special available on Netflix. uptowntheatrenapa.com DECEMBER 4-12 ELF THE MUSICAL JR. Elf the Musical Jr., a co-production with Cafeteria Kids Theater, brings the holiday film “Elf” to life on stage, with a multi-generational cast of children and NVC students. This hilarious, fish-out-ofwater comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Uaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth. Co-directed by Olivia Cowell and Aimee Guillot with musical direction by Dr. Christina Howell. performingartsnapavalley.org DECEMBER 4-12 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. First presented at Napa Valley College in 2018, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will

once again be directed by NVC Theater program alumna Jessica Romero, and will feature students and community members in a stage rendition with music from the classic holiday television program. performingartsnapavalley.org DECEMBER 7 AARON LEWIS AND THE STATELINERS Aaron’s third and latest album, State I’m In, debuted #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums. He also reunited with his former hard rock and platinumselling band, Staind and released a new live album last spring. His last album, a 12-track project, was voted to numerous Top Albums and Best Of lists, and continues to impact two years later. uptowntheatrenapa.com DECEMBER 9 COOKE ORTHODONTICS HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW Drive through Cooke Orthodontics parking lot at 3392 Solano Avenue in Napa from 5:30 to 7 pm for a festive holiday light show and complimentary treats! Lights are live every day at dark in December! cookeortho.com DECEMBER 10-11 SANTA IS COMING TO FIRST STREET NAPA Finish those Christmas lists and come see Santa at State & First in Downtown Napa from 10 am to 6 pm. firststreetnapa.com DECEMBER 10 NVC JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT After a lengthy hiatus, the Napa Valley Jazz Ensemble will return to live performance. Led by local trumpet player Peter Estabrook, students and community members will perform together in classics like Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” American Standards like Kern’s “Smoke Gets in your Eyes,” and new works like “Jive Samba” by Adderley. performingartsnapavalley.org DECEMBER 11 SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN Take photos with Santa at Bel Aire Plaza from 11 am to 2 pm – bring your own camera! Meet at the north entrance of the plaza by Heritage Eats. Also enjoy face painters and balloon artist. Ages 2+. Please wear a mask. belaireplaza.com DECEMBER 11 BRUNCH WITH SANTA Join Mr. Jelly Belly and friends for a delicious brunch

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and lots of fun at Jelly Belly with Santa Claus! This year's brunch will be served family style at your table. Tables of up to 10 people. Individual tickets not available. Reservation only, spaces are limited. jellybelly.com DECEMBER 11 NAPA VALLEY YACHT CLUB HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE Festive boats decorated with holiday lights visit downtown Napa, River Park and Napa Yacht Club at 6 pm on the Napa River. DECEMBER 12 JAMEY JOHNSON Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. The Grammy-nominated “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard. uptowntheatrenapa.com DECEMBER 12 NVC CHORALE CONCERT The Napa Valley College Chorale will present a live, in-person concert celebrating winter holidays. Inspired by the journey from isolation to celebration, this concert will turn the focus to the future and will feature guest artists Abigail Summers, cello (NVC cello instructor), and Justin Respicio, percussion (NVC student). Dr. Howell will conduct repertoire ranging from Sarah Quartel’s haunting “Snow Angel” with narration by Jennifer King to the Carpenter’s “Christmas Medley.” performingartsnapavalley.org DECEMBER 17-19 TAKE 6: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT BLUE NOTE Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama’s Oakwood College where McKnight formed the group in 1980. Their self-titled debut CD won over jazz and pop critics, scored two 1988 Grammy Awards, landed in the Top Ten Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts, and they’ve never slowed down. bluenotenapa.com

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DECEMBER 18 WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA IN YOUNTVILLE Wreaths Across America will be at the Yountville Veterans Home Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans through the laying of remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes, and by the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. The Yountville Chamber of Commerce is asking for community members to donate towards the more than 6,000 wreaths needed to lay a wreath on every grave. wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/15556

DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT THE MERITAGE A Masquerade evening awaits you at The Meritage’s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Share a toast, dance the night away, and a raise of glass of Napa Valley’s famed wine to memories that will last a lifetime. The Masquerade themed afterparty featuring the band Pop Fiction includes party favors, a Trinitas Cellars balloon drop, bars open for drink purchases and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. meritagecollection.com/meritage-resort

DECEMBER 18 MAKERS MARKET ON FIRST STREET Come shop small from your local community! Enjoy an outdoor marketplace of 50 of the best local artists/makers and live music in the heart of Downtown Napa in the plaza next to the Archer Hotel. Choose from jewelry, wine barrel products, art, ceramics, scarves, candles, CBD products, chocolate, organic body, home goods, apparel, glass and more! makersmarket.us

DECEMBER 31 ROARING TWENTIES NEW YEAR’S A Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve at Archer Hotel Napa. It’s the bee’s knees! Put on your glad rags and get ready to tip a few and chew, cut a rug and try your luck at the tables. Let’s ring in 2022! archerhotel.com/napa

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