Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine September 2022 Issue

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8 October 2021 ON THE COVER NAPA VALLEY’S COMMUNITY MAGAZINE 11 Napa Valley College 14 Color Theory A Colorful Addition to Downtown Napa By Craig Smith 20 Open Studios Napa Valley 24 It'sPickleballaGood Dill By Kathleen Reynolds 32 AG Health Benefits Celebrates 50 Years! By Kathleen Reynolds 36 Community Snapshots 40 Napa Valley’s Animals and Their Safe Keeping By Linda Bausch 48 Fall is for Planting By Aileen Carroll for Van Winden’s Garden Center 52 Napa Valley Upcoming Events SEPTEMBER 2022 CONTENTS 244011 It'sPickleballaGood Dill Napa Valley’s Animals and Their Safe Keeping PUBLISHER | Napa Marketplace Publishing, Inc. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Connie Anderson SALES EXECUTIVE | Erica Pickett CREATIVE DIRECTORGRAPHIC DESIGN/WEB | Suzanne Nott GRAPHIC DESIGN | Alicen Curtis ACCOUNTING MANAGER | Kelly Hurst Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine 1556 First St., Suite 103, Napa, CA 94559 | P: 707.226.2474 | F: 707.339.8332 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Linda TheCraigKathleenAileenBauschCarrollReynoldsSmithMarketplaceMagazine© is a division of Napa Marketplace Publishing, Inc. Copyright© September 2022. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Over 36,000 distributed in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and American Canyon. nvmarketplacenapavalleymarketplacemagazinenv_marketplace NAPA VALLEY ANIMALS ISSUE NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa (707) 256-7000 |

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Rediscover Napa Valley College Open HouseLate-StartClasses CommunityEducationJoin us on October 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to enjoy a day of free family fun and to learn about the supportive learning community at NVC! • Help with our new mural • Science labs for all ages • Discover NVC programs • And so much more! | Instagram: @napavalleycollege | Twitter: @nvcollege | Facebook: Napa Valley College

On behalf of our community-elected Board of Trustees, our staff, faculty and students, I invite you to rediscover Napa Valley College. Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, October 15 for a community open house, where you can see the many things NVC has to offer and enjoy time with your family on our beautiful campus. See you in October! Dear Napa Valley Community, Dr. Torence Powell

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I am excited to be the new superintendent/president at Napa Valley College (NVC) and to be working alongside our distinguished faculty of innovative teachers and administrators, dedicated and creative staff and diverse student body. My passion for education stems from my own transformative experiences as a first-generation community college student. I have dedicated my career to student success because I know first-hand how important that commitment can be to making a difference in our students’ lives. As with many of our students, community college was my steppingstone to other educational opportunities. I completed my senior year of high school at Cosumnes River College before transferring to a four-year college to earn my bachelor’s degree. I went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees, and to work in the community college system for over 12 years. I am pleased to bring my leadership skills and experience to NVC. Whether students are pursuing a certificate, a degree or planning to transfer, the college offers a variety of programs to support them and help them maximize their potential for academic and personal growth. Part of providing a comprehensive academic program is ensuring students have their basic needs covered. I am especially proud to begin overseeing two major initiatives. The college’s Basic Needs Center provides a safe place for students to access a variety of resources, including free groceries and academic supplies. And construction began this month on our student housing project, the River Trail Village, which will open in fall 2024.

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Ashlee spent two stints totaling five years working at Napa Valley Art Supplies, which she would eventually own and rename Color Theory. Kirk and Ashlee bought the art supply business three years ago with the intention of finding the right location for a better shopping experience, and to be a part of a community of like-minded businesses. The timing of taking the store over coincided with fires, COVID-19 and supply issues which delayed their ability to move. Eventually the space at the corner of Main and Caymus opened to them (formerly home to The Learning Faire and later Toy B Ville), and they knew they had a home. The Gillespie’s are thoughtful planners, and spent lots of time thinking about what they wanted to create. Today, they have over 18,000 items in the store.

“We carry artist paints, inks, brushes, pens and markers, easels, papers, canvases, drawing materials, tapes and glues, journals and children’s supplies among other things,” said Kirk. More advanced artists will be happy to find quality products. “Along with that we have the brands that are expected such as Golden, Gamblin,

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Kirk and Ashlee are artists themselves, having each spent years in the field creating and selling their work. They both also worked at the retail, wholesale and distributor levels within the art materials industry. “Between us, we have fifty years of experience in all things art,” said Ashlee. “It’s our passion.”

Walking into Color Theory, the new arts supply store at the corner of Main and Caymus in Downtown Napa, can be a bit overwhelming – but in a good way. This isn’t a small, thrown together collection of paints, brushes and paper. This is a serious, well thought-out art supply store run by people who know that world as well as anyone. It’s arguably one of the top art supply stores in the whole Bay Area. There is nothing else like it in the Napa Valley. “We sell the best art supplies at all levels,” said Kirk Gillespie, who co-owns Color Theory with his wife Ashlee. “What is equally important to us is that if you’re a beginner, we provide the lower cost materials, which are still of good quality and won’t dissuade you from continuing your artistic journey.”

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Strathmore, Canson, Daniel Smith, Copic, Prismacolor and many others. We also carry items you don’t see every day, such as notebooks from Japan and pens from Germany and Switzerland.” Inventory will not be static. “We will try to bring in something new and interesting as often as Equallypossible.”important for customers is that the staff, all of them artists, understand the products and how they work together. Jason Perry, one staff member, has been teaching art at Napa and Solano college for years. That kind of experience is invaluable. “People fall in love with certain brushes. What happens when you use that brush with a different paint? We need to be able to educate and assist people,” said Kirk. “It’s almost like a hardware store. I’m the guy who wants to look at all 70 hammers and understand why they are different from each other. It’s the same with art supplies.” This does not mean that Color Theory is only for high level artists; far from it. “If you are a beginner, this is the perfect place for you,” said Ashlee. Color Theory currently supplies St. A’s, St. John’s and Justin-Siena with art supply kits containing all that a budding art-student will need. “We have those kinds of options for students all the way through college,” said Ashlee. They also have a custom canvas shop where artists can get the perfect size canvas made with virtually any surface you want. “Artists many times need a size that’s not commonly made, but just as often they are looking for a quality that you just can’t get from mass produced canvas lines.” Says Ashlee. “Kirk makes all our canvases as well as panels for many of our customers.” Kirk grew up outside Chicago and moved with his family to Novato some 38 years ago. He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and worked in art supply stores to pay for his education. The store is named Color Theory because, as he says, “No matter what your artistic major is in visual arts, everyone takes color theory in their first semester. How light affects color, the tone and temperature are something all students need 1343

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Ashlee is from Half Moon Bay. She has knowledge in all areas of art having created prints, oil paintings as well as acrylics. These days she works primarily with watercolors and is an Artist Ambassador to a few brands of paint and paper. Her work is sought out for installations and enlargements by clients, such as hotels and cruise ships.

to learn. Interestingly you rarely learn enough about how artist materials work in that respect, and that’s where we can provide some insight. It’s very common to see us open a sample tube of paint and allow the customer to see what it will do versus another color.”

Ashlee and Kirk first met at Napa Valley Art Supplies when Kirk was a distributor representative working with Ashlee on many brands the store sold. After developing a strong friendship and working together in the industry, they eventually got married in 2017. Their adorable daughter Finley, who will be one year old in December, takes center stage when she is in the store. Guests are likely to be met at the front door by Phoebe, an English Cream Golden Retriever who makes up for her lack of artistic talent with a soulful dog’s personality. And yes, Color Theory is dog friendly.

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Look for a catalog at many local Napa businesses, including Art Gallery Napa Valley (1307 1st Street), Jessel Gallery (1019 Atlas Peak Road) and Color Theory Art Supplies (1343 Main Street).


Every year around the harvest, artists in Napa Valley join together to present their artworks. Open Studios Napa Valley is a free, self-guided, art discovery tour that takes place over the last two weekends every September. This year, for 2022, 70 participating artists share their artworks with visitors from all over the United States. Whether you’re an avid collector or just curious about art, this is an incredible opportunity to see the creative talent of Napa Valley, meet the artists, watch demonstrations and buy local art right from the source!

Open Studios Napa Valley is committed to bringing you the best Open Studios event ever! The program exists today because the artists believe in the importance and value of opening their studios to visitors and sharing a unique artistic experience.

Art Association Napa Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that contributes to local high school and college scholarships. Member volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours, and our generous sponsors have contributed financial support to ensure Open Studios Napa Valley continues to be an important event in our community.

Catalogs include a map, along with information about the participating artists and pictures of their work. You can also download a copy of the catalog online at

ARTISTS: Left page, top, left to right: Marta Collings, Sue Payne, Dennis Smith, John Comisky, Janis Adams, Sarah Brown, Katherine Rao, Susan Crary, Karen Winograde, Tanya Nelson, Sue Conrad, Peggy Francis. Right page. left to right: Across the top: Jean Cullinane, Ann Garden, Rosie Penning, Leo Peck. Down the side: Jenny Emerson, Laura Tinthoff, and Theresa Lawless.

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Organized lessons provide the paddle and ball. Usually, experienced players are happy to share different paddle preferences with newbies.

The game is played with a wiffle-type ball and a paddle. The paddle is larger than a ping-pong paddle and can be made from many different things, including high-tech materials. The

“Pre-pandemic, we had over 120 people play pickleball at our indoor gym and, although it’s harder to track, we had about 200 people playing at our outdoor courts,” says Samantha Holland, Yountville Parks and Recreation Department director. “The numbers dwindled during COVID, but now they’re coming back up. We have about 30 to 40 now registered for the indoor play.” “Thursday night, there’re drop-in times during Open Gym. There’s usually a volunteer at our outdoor courts at Vineyard Park to teach newcomers. People can call ahead of time to request a volunteer to make sure one is available.”


It’s been called the fastest-growing sport in the world. Any age can play it. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to master it. The rules sound a bit complicated at first, but every “pickler” says they’re easy to learn. It’s pickleball and courts have sprung up in Napa County for the last decade.

Las Flores Community Center in Napa also has dedicated pickleball courts, and a similar number of enthusiastic players.


The only equipment needed are a paddle, a ball and a pair of court shoes.

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well-rounded social being—we cover all the benefits you can gain through playing pickleball

Theregularly.”article continues, “While pickleball isn’t as physically taxing as tennis, it offers a good workout, which is exactly what your muscles, bones and joints need to stay healthy and strong. Bones are living tissue, and activity causes new tissue to grow, making the bones stronger. The same can be said of muscles. Joint health

net is like the net in tennis, only lower by six inches. The court is the same size as a badminton court, 44 feet by 20 feet. The “kitchen,” or no-volley, zone is seven feet on each side of the net. Yes, the terminology is also part of the quirky fun. You’ve been “pickled” if you don’t score in the game and a “dillball” is a ball that has bounced and can be played. Those are only two examples. The rules seem simple enough. Like tennis, players must keep the ball within the boundaries of the court and the server hits from the diagonal baseline. The serve can’t land in the kitchen. The games are about 20 minutes long and scoring generally goes to 11 and the winning team must be two points be played as singles or have to be athletes,” says Samantha. “All levels can play. You need to be able to maneuver on your feet, so about mid-level of athleticism is all that’s needed. But even beginners can find someone to play with. A lot of times, less active players partner with someone more agile.” Seniors have taken to the sport. A study cited on the website indicated:


“From losing weight to lowering blood pressure, improving flexibility to improving muscle strength, combating loneliness to fighting off bouts of depression, getting a better night’s rest to becoming a more

“Dementia, heart disease, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and a host of other issues become more and more common the older we get. Researchers are finding in their studies that nearly all aspects of our physical and mental health can be improved with regular physical activity, and some studies have focused solely on pickleball players.”


“Players don’t have to be athletes. All levels can play...”

~ Samantha

The media has certainly covered it, describing and demonstrating it on Good Morning, America; The Today Show and Nightly News with Lester Holt. The sport started in 1965 on Bainbridge Island in Washington state. Neighbors Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell’s children were bored so they improvised a game on their old badminton court, combining badminton with ping pong and tennis. The following weekend, together with their friend, Barney McCallum, they devised rules and thus began the craze that became pickleball. boat,” the last boat in a rowing

“It’s got great appeal,” says Samantha. “I hear a lot of pickleball players used to be tennis players. The skills are comparable. It’s competitive, but not as hard on the body. Now, younger people have come in since there’s been so much coverage by mainstream media. Mostly, people compete because there’s a nice community with it.”

leftover oarsmen from other There’steams.anational organization, the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), established in 1984 ( It provides players with official rules and sanctions official tournaments. Their website has brief video introductions to the game, strategy and instructions on building your own pickleball court. There’s also The International Federation of Pickleball (IFP), the world governing body. Both associations promote the growth of pickleball.

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is also improved due to better muscle strength around joints and improved flexibility.”

So, what’s stopping you from joining the fun?

If you’re looking locally, the Yountville Parks and Recreation Department has its own website, that lists times for indoor and outdoor pickleball, information on free lessons and links to the USA Pickleball Association. Outdoor courts are located at Vineyard Park (1800 Oak Circle, Yountville). City of Napa Las Flores Community Center Courts (2235 Las Flores Drive, Napa) information can be found at under “Facilities, Los clubs also have pickleball courts. There is a Facebook group, “Napa Valley Pickleball” where local players can interact with other enthusiasts. 2022



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AG HEALTH BENEFITSCelebrates 50 Years

“In order to ensure its sustainability, we recognized a permanent core workforce was needed and that one way to attract

Ag Health Benefits Alliance has been providin g affordable health insurance and other benefits for the agricultural community since its founding as the California Winegrower Foundation in 1972.Theseed of an idea started even earlier, back to 1968 during the creation of the United States’ first Agricultural Preserve in Napa County. Ren Harris, founder of Harris Vineyards/Paradigm Winery remembers it well. “As a farmer whose presence in the Napa Valley stretched back multiple generations, my family and I were passionate about preserving the beautiful way of life here,” said Harris.

September 2022 and retain them was through providing health benefits to the workers and their families.” From that idea, Harris and other growers who shared the goal to improve working conditions for farmworkers, formed the non-profit California Winegrower Foundation. “The concept of bringing growers together to collectively provide benefits for their workers was innovative for its time and helped to create a culture of caring for farmworkers that still exists among members today,” says Rebecca (Becky) Barlow who has been executive director for 16 years. The organization rebranded as Ag Health Benefits Alliance (AHBA) in 2019 to distinguish itself from other similarly named associations. They serve nearly 100 local growers, vineyard managers and wineries, overseeing healthcare coverage for more than 1,600 employees and their families. Barlow attributes the organizations enduring success to its board of directors who actively participate in AHB A’s programs, loyal members and dedicated staff.

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Jack Kuechler, owner of Hasting Island Land Company writes “In our company’s 45+ years’ association with CWF [Ag Health], what stands out most for me and my employees is the incredibly high level of customer service, which is second to none. The organization and all its employees not only respond quickly, but are professional problem solvers, never saying “this can’t be done” but always saying, “let’s figure out a solution” and then finding that solution.”With the ever-changing insurance rules and skyrocketing prices, how do they do “Employer-sponsoredit?

healthcare is costly and complex. The requirements for employers vary by number of employees, which can be particularly complicated with a seasonal workforce. We keep close tabs on changing regulations and communicate regularly with members about compliance requirements,” explains Barlow.

“We have a unique group health program through our partnership with an agricultural Trust featuring flexible plan features and competitive pricing” says Barlow. “We also offer group medical, dental, vision, voluntary benefits, disability and life products through other California insurance carriers. These dual channels allow us to compare a wide choice of options for employers and develop strategic, well-rounded employee benefits programs. AHBA’s bilingual customer service representatives help employees and their families understand their benefits, proactively manage their health and utilize resources. They frequently interact with providers and help employees obtain necessary care or resolve claims issues. One employee wrote: “There’s comfort knowing that we have such

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“It is our privilege to serve this community of caring, generous employers and their employees. We look forward to continuing the tradition for another 50 years,” says Barlow.

34 September 2022 wonderful people looking after us and helping our family navigate our journey to stay healthy.” Rawah Vineyards from the Family of Silver Oak Cellars has been a member for over 30 years. Veronica Jauregui, Vice President of Human Resources, says “the entire team is dedicated and responds timely to questions. They have built trust with our employees and many of them call them directly with questions on their health plans. Everyone is patient and the customer service representatives all speak Spanish, which makes a great difference to our vineyard employees to speak to someone in their own language. The community is very lucky to have the services of the Ag Health team here in our backyard.”

In addition, in 2019, AHBA formed the Agricultural Health Benefits Alliance Educational Foundation, LLC, a charitable qualified scholarship program offered exclusively to employees and their families enrolled in AHBA’s group health plan. The Educational Foundation provides grants for job training, trade schools, community college and advanced degrees.

“As a farmer whose presence in the Napa Valley stretched back multiple generations, my family and I were passionate about preserving the beautiful way of life here.”

AHBA owns and provides administrative services for the program, which is funded by board member Michael Wolf, the Michael Wolf Trust and a growing list of others.

“The simplest way to describe the motivation behind the scholarship program is I feel that to a great extent my opportunities in agriculture are the result of the efforts of farmworkers,” explains Wolf, who owns Michael Wolf Vineyard Services. “I have the chance to provide them and their families an opportunity for advancement through education, be it in agriculture or elsewhere, so I want to take advantage of that. This seems like a natural extension of my long-term involvement with an organization whose mission and vision in which I totally believe.”

Barlow is proud about the rich history of the Pension Plan, which originated in the 1970s and has paid to date more than $35 million in pension benefits to agricultural workers. The Plan is still operational today and although no longer available to new employers or newly hired employees, the Plan expects to pay an additional $25 million for participants who qualify in the future. Barlow, who administers the Plan says, “This program demonstrates the level of commitment from employers and has made it possible for thousands of workers to retire comfortably.”

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Napa Valley Integrative Medicine is truly unique. And we look forward to working with our community to establish an ongoing level of trust and outcomes that will help to change the field. We seek to educate the patient on the possibility of cartilage preservation. Returning to a level of living that wasn’t possible before is what we are working to achieve. We do this without long term use of narcotics, opiates and costly replacement surgeries. When we get down to the basics of why we live it’s truly about enjoying each and every day wth all of our faculties working at their best! Not everyone is a candidate. Sometimes the need for surgery is present and when it is, we make sure we refer you to some of the best to perform the procedures but most importantly we work with you to get and maintain the best That’soutcomes.why we have our initial consultation and examination to see if this process is right for you. To find out more about this program scan the QR Code or call our office today! 707-255-6888

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“ THE HUMAN AND ANIMAL BOND IS ESSENTIAL TO COMMUNITY HEALTH.” Above: Napa, Sonoma, and Solano CART Teams and Ken Arnold from CERT join Monica Stevens and Bonnie (horse) from Jameson Humane 40 September 2022

As the summer days march on, so comes to mind the danger of high temperatures and the stretch of long, dry spells. It’s time to remind ourselves to prepare for whatever may come our way—from day-to-day care to emergency evacuation preparedness.

“It was very much a blur because of how fast it went. In a flash, Valley Brook Equestrian Center welcomed 175-200 animals on property (horses, sheep, chickens and donkeys). We had help from the local rescue groups and from Napa Community Animal Response Team (CART). Trucks loaded with pipe panels came in and we just threw up as many corrals as we could.

A local equestrian, a mere fourteen years old at the time of the Tubbs Fire disaster of October 2017, Adaline Hanes, recounted for me what it was like during the midst of the great animal rescue.

The human and animal bond is essential to community health. We love our pets, the variety of which is far too many to list here. Domesticated pets and captive livestock trust humans, exclusively, for their every need. In times of peril, our animal’s lives depend on brave, fast-acting humans for their safe well-being.

“There was an ‘all hands on deck’ urgency with watering, feeding and cleaning constantly. We were able to help a massive amount of animals until we ended up being evacuated and that was crazy. There were trailers pulling in and out of our one-lane driveway and even ended up loading horses into trailers on the street (El Centro). It took about three hours to get everyone out. We were a well-


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interview with Napa Valley Equine’s Claudia Sonder, DVM, began on a positive note of appreciation.

small, regional fires. After 2017, we have a more advanced regional sheltering system for horses. We work closely with our amazing team of community advisors during disasters including Napa Humane, Jameson Humane, Sunrise Horse Rescue, Wine Country Animal Lovers, We Care Animal Rescue and Napa Wildlife Rescue, who are all key players in providing resources to the animals in need.

September 2022 oiled machine at that point. After that initial major fire, the emergency situations in years following were never as animals runs deep in Adaline’s blood—taking after her mom—who has spent countless hours at local shelters and rescue organizations volunteering and working to secure fur-ever homes for helpless little critters. (Together, they have fostered many little ones and an Thatemu!)first hectic emergency rescue operation confirmed to Adaline that she had a calling to make a future for herself in the equine world. She is proud to have been accepted to Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she will study Equine Science beginning this Afall.recent

I asked what some of their pressing needs are and Dr. Sonder replied, “Napa CART is in need of shelter supplies for large animals and personal protective equipment for our volunteers. See our Amazon Smile account for more Frominformation.”theveterinarian point-of-view, Dr. Sonder named a variety of pitfalls. “Covid, pharmaceutical supply chain


“One of my favorite things about the Napa Valley is the amazing group of animal non-profits working together towards a common good. Napa CART works with the Napa County Animal Shelter, Napa Humane, Wine Country Animal Lovers, Jameson Humane, We Care Animal Rescue and Sunrise Horse Rescue to respond to animals in disaster. In addition, the veterinary community in Napa is tight knit as well, and the veterinarians support each other in times of disaster. Napa County’s Emergency Operation Center leaders and first responders have


Jameson Humane Animal Rescue Ranch (founded in 2014), has been actively involved in disaster preparedness and in collaboration with the volunteer-based Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Community Animal Response Teams (CARTs) and Napa County-operated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Jameson has provided resources and funding for supplies, food, and medical care for animals and is working to become a central hub for these groups to galvanize as an incident command post, education center and nexus for communication during Monicadisasters.Stevens,

September 2022 43 issues, decreasing availability of large animal veterinarians and inflation have landed large animals behind on their routine veterinary care. An ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure when it comes to the comfort level and welfare of large animals. From the Napa CART and disaster response perspective, priorities remain outreach to inform pet owners to plan for their animals and have an evacuation plan which they drill on Red Flag Days. We do not accept donation of food or bedding in non-emergent Whattimes.”are your best suggestions for a horse owner to be prepared in case of an evacuation emergency? “Check out the Red Flag Day routine videos on Napa CART’S website and YouTube channel. They provide a thorough review of planning for companion animals and for large animals. If you need help formulating a plan, you can contact info@ for assistance.”

Napa Valley Equine is located on Silverado Trail. They have three part-time and one full-time DVM on staff, and a veterinarian on call 365 days a year, 24/7. Their team shares on call responsibilities and work together to ensure patients get the attention they need. Call for more information at 707-227-8973.

Co-founder of Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, had this to add. “The collaboration between the CERTs, CARTs, and first responders is necessary in having the most impact to protect and save lives. We are humbled to be able to play a role in bringing together our partners during times of disaster so that we can effect real change and quickly. It is so important for ongoing education, prevention, and intervention, which are central themes to Jameson Humane’s mission.”

From Napa Wildlife Rescue volunteer, Doug Walker, “NWR is 99% volunteer and the only organization permitted by the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to rescue, rehabilitate and return injured or orphaned wildlife to their native habitat in Napa County. The main facility is located in the Carneros District on Middle Avenue, where we have a Song Bird and Raptor/Mammal Clinics. For example, a group may take care of raccoons, opossums, hares, or

Then there are the little domestics and wild critters . . .

Thanks to three Napa County non-profits: Collabria Care, Jameson Humane, and Sunrise Horse Rescue join efforts along with equine-assisted healing program, Connected Horse, to provide support to the Napa County population suffering from memory loss, including early-stage dementia and Alzheimer’s. Two successful pilot workshops took place in Napa County

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“Many of the squirrels admitted are baby squirrels which people find when they go for a walk. Baby squirrels sometimes fall out of their nest in a tree. Sometimes a squirrel is found because there was tree cutting or tree trimming in the neighborhood. Unless the animal is injured, we do not normally catch or trap the squirrel. We do not do pest control.”

To join their team and meet great people with common interests, visit their website at, email or call 707-685-5411. Calistoga Wine Country Animal Lovers (WCAL) has also been a blessing—a true life-saver— to countless domestic animals with fostering and rehoming needs. WCAL leads the no kill philosophy in the Napa Valley. They are an all-volunteer rescue group with no paid staff. Their animals live in foster homes until they are adopted (they don’t have a physical shelter or facility of our own). This means that every donation goes directly towards helping animals. WCAL assists with all things animal related in the Upper Napa Valley and do their best to help our neighbors in Napa County, Lake County and Sonoma County.

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For squirrel rehab, Walker suggests, “People who discover squirrels that need help should call our help line, called Hawkline 707-224-HAWK (4295) and we will make arrangements to secure the squirrel.”

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Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs

When you have at least three to six inches of new growth If you have ever caught yourself dreaming of fields of daffodils, tulips or irises in the spring, then fall is the time to turn that dream into a reality. Anemones, freesia, ranunculus and hyacinths should also be planted this time of year. Many of these bulbs will multiply each year and do not require summer watering making them a wise ‘investment’ in your garden space.

Fall is for As we roll into fall, Napans find themselves with the ideal conditions to plant trees, shrubs and annuals in the garden. While it is true that spring is the most popular time to plant, garden professionals know “fall is for planting!” This time of year, we find ourselves with cooler air temperatures, yet soil temperatures remain in the ideal range for root development. This spells truly perfect conditions for planting so be sure to take advantage of this moment! Primroses are one of the very few flowers for full shade location in the winter. They like the winter sun too though!


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fall is the best time to do it. Planting a tree can be a part of the solution for bad air, hot weather, damaged soil, too much wind, a shortage of food, struggling wildlife or a restless soul. Depending on which problem you might be trying to solve, a native, shade or fruit tree may fit the bill. Fall is the ideal time to plant trees because the warm soil/cool air environment of fall is perfect to get a tree established. That gentle start will have roots developing nicely before spring arrives and green growth takes off. That headstart with a tree that is planted in the fall makes a huge difference. Take advantage of the fact that here in the Napa Valley we can grow vegetables all year long! September is the month to get the majority of your winter vegetable garden planted. Brassicas like broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower and cabbage grow best when planted this time of year.

September is also a wonderful month to plant lettuces, carrots, peas, radishes and spinach. Some of these can be planted year-round here in the Napa Valley, but know that a kiss of frost on peas makes them sweeter and the same is said to be true for broccoli. As the soil cools down for the winter months, the window Cool weather veggies like these do best when planted in September in a spot that gets sun all day.

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to get these plants in the ground with good harvest results closes as well. Plan on getting most of these fall veggies in before mid-October. Towards the end of the fall veggie planting window you can plant garlic. Varieties like Spanish Roja and California Baja White grow very easily in our Mediterranean climate when planted in October. Garlic won’t be ready to harvest until May or June. Violas will bloom in the sun or the shade until late spring. The blooms are great candied or as a salad garnish.

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September is the month to freshen up the pots on your porch or deck with seasonal annual color. Planting right now means you can maximize the usefulness of winter annual flowers like pansies, icelandic poppies, alyssum and calendula. If your pots will be in the shade in the winter, plan on planting primroses, violas or cyclamen. Don’t let the winter blues get a hold of you this year. Adding something green or flowering to your home this fall will surely brighten the coming months. The good people at Van Winden’s Garden Center in Napa can help you pick out the perfect plant for your space. You can rest easy as we head into the holiday season knowing that you added to your garden at the best time of year to plant!

cuttings on the top of the beds. Cutting the plants at flowering time will ensure the maximum amount of nitrogen stays in your soil.

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Siblings Vanya and Sonia have spent their adult years trapped in mundane lives at their family’s cottage, caring for their ailing parents. Meanwhile, their self-involved sister Masha has become a glamorous movie star. After their cleaning woman Cassandra warns Vanya



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SEPTEMBER and Sonia of impending doom, Masha arrives unannounced, accompanied by her hunky young lover Spike, who sparks a friendship with the beautiful girl next door much to Masha’s dismay. When Masha reveals plans that will upend the family, long-repressed resentments bubble over in a weekend full of wild costume parties, voodoo dolls and surprise romance. Tony Award for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play went to this brilliant black comedy by Christopher Durang.

Open Studios Napa Valley is a free, self-guided art discovery tour which takes place over two weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. 70 artists are participating this year at 43 studio locations. Whether you’re an avid collector or just curious about art, this is an incredible opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of Napa Valley to meet the artists, watch demonstrations and buy local art right from the source! Presented as a collaborative effort by the participating artists of Art Association Napa Valley.

SEPTEMBER 9-25 SEPTEMBER VINTAGELANDIA17 MARKET A curated collection of art, crafts, handmade, vintage, antiques and unique finds, food and music. Third Saturday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm at the Napa Valley College Parking Lot D. Free entry and parking. SEPTEMBER 18 JAM CELLARS PRESENTS: CELEBRATING BILLY JOEL AMERICA’S PIANO MAN One of the foremost songwriters of the twentieth century, Billy Joel’s music is beloved around the world. Eclectic, but always uniquely Open Studios Napa Valley Artist, Kathy Tranmer.

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600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Check in at Yountville Park

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Register for the 7th annual Golf Tournament to include a putting contest, 18 holes of golf, dinner, silent auction, raffle and dessert auction! Canine Guardians raises, trains and provides service dogs at no cost to veterans with PTSD, and to people with disabilities to assist and enrich their lives.

recognizable, his songs tell stories to the backdrop of his virtuosic piano playing. Playing smash hits such as ‘Just The Way You Are’, ‘New York State of Mind’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Piano Man’, and many more; this superb group of multiinstrumentalists featuring renowned vocalists and piano players Rob Stringer and Alex Deepay tribute to one of American music’s greats.

The story of UB40, and how this group of young







“Weird Al” Yankovic is pressing his luck again, with The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. Drawing from his back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Weird Al promises to deliver a different set list every night, with no two shows the same. Rather than focusing on the hits from his career, the show will feature Yankovic’s non-parody material – songs that have largely escaped the pop culture radar, but are adored by his long-time fans. Leaving behind the high-octane theatrics and going bare-bones – just Al and his band of almost four decades, hanging out on stage, playing music.

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One Mind has raised millions for breakthrough scientific research, launching its first comedy festival benefit for mental health at the Uptown Theatre. Each of the performing comedians has personal experience of mental illness which they incorporate into their work, and each has made a special effort to appear for this inaugural evening of laughter, for a cause that grows more timely by the day. All profits from the evening will go to furthering One Mind’s work.


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