Exciting 2014 Research Project by SRHS Students
Santa Rosa High School students and their teachers, Art Horner, Dave Franzman, John Cortopassi and Terry Swehla are involved in a great project researching the history of older homes in Santa Rosa’s eight preservation districts: Burbank Gardens, Cherry Street, McDonald, Olive Park, Railroad Square, Ridgway, St. Rose, and the West End. Saturday, the Sonoma County Library provided them with an overview of the resources available at their Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library (i.e. maps, city directories, surveys, clipping files, photographs, etc.) that will be key to their success in documenting individual houses within the preservation districts. Students will be touring the St. Rose neighborhood throughout the year and may contact you about your home if it is one of the homes selected for their research project. Please join me in welcoming them to our neighborhood!
Potluck & Discussion at DeTurk Round Barn?
If enough downtown folks sign up for the DINE event (below), they will hold it in the DeTurk Round Barn…. so sign up if you’re interested…
February 28th 6 to 8 p.m.- The next Discussions Inspiring Neighborhood Engagement (DINE) event is scheduled for February 28! Meet new neighbors and enjoy a potluck dinner while exploring the topic of “Civic Participation” in our community. What does it mean to be civic-ally engaged? What would it look like in practice? Join us and share your insights while hearing the experiences of others. DINE gives you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with neighbors you may have never had the chance to meet. It’s a great way to become involved and enjoy good food! You can register online to either participate, host, or facilitate here. Or contact Community Engagement Coordinator Georgia Pedgrift at firstname.lastname@example.org (707-523-3023). Registration is open until February 19. The DINE Program was recently featured by the Institute for Local Government in a wonderful article, “Santa Rosa Sets the Table for Good Public Engagement.”