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Black Bart Festival (See Insert Inside) Published weekly since 1879 118 years of serving the community Sonoma County, CA May 28, 1997 open May 31 is invited to newly completed Clo- Ambulance building to 4 p.m. Saturday with the an- Bart Days Celebra- Uew facility, located on and Main, Ldouble ambulancebay quarters. to Paramedic/Man- Hinrichs, this new expected to facilitate response times for service. operated by the Come see the Historical Society's beautifully restored Clovordale-to-Geysers coach, which will be on display at the Research Center (next to City Hall) during the Black Bart Festival, Saturday, May 31. The Cioverdela History Book and Cook book will be on sale there as well as Raffle Tickets for the Victorian Doll House and the quilts. . Bank of the Redwoods Cloverdale for a corn- Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the percent of the community could however, only five r donate, accord- Bank records. blood donor you must There is age limit. You must be bring picture ID, eaten a meal within prior to giving blood. information or to theClo- call the blood Sludents in Mr, Travisky's 4th and 5th grade class take In the vlow from the sea wall on Angel Island. in Mr. Travisky's Fi/ grade shared School Island May 15-16 p to par- Envi- Living Program in experienced a day in experience Civil war era on Angel Island dents were divided into squads and the class marched across the island to Camp Reynolds, an authentic Civil War artillery fort, the life of a Civil War Union Army soldier during 1864. Upon reaching Angel Island State Park by ferry, the stu- on Angel Island where 4th and 5th graders from Cloverdale recently enjoyed Each squad took part in pre- paring food, using signal flags, taking a compass hike and a military drill. ARer the evening meal they took a night hike to the south side of the island where they could see the east bay from Ber- keley and Oakland across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco and over to the Golden Gate and Matin County. All squads took a turn at night watch to keep the fire burning in the wood stove as well as to pro- tect the rest of the class from fire and the potential of a Confeder- ate raid on the mint at San Fran- cisco. The following morning the Park Ranger gave the com- pany a drill in firing that ended a terrific field trip. Exhausted, the troops march ed across the island to the ferry for a ride back to Tiburon and the drive back to Cloverdale. Parents driving and partici- pating in the field trip were Frank Davis, Donna Garrett, Suzanne Gunnink, Susie Leach, Cindy Lewis, Robin Moore, Nan- cy Muller, Paul Rydquist, Ran- dy Sauder, Lynn Von Hoogen- styn. Others who helped orga- nize the field trip were Denise Mabery and Mary Rydquist" This wonderful student expe- rience owes its success to the efforts of these supportive Clo- verdale parents. VoL CXVHL Issue 22 Council; planners to study Del Webb project development plans Veteran's Building June 4 A joint study session will be conducted by the City Council and Planning Commission June 4 regarding Clover Springs De- velopment Plan revisions as proposed by the Del Webb Cali- fornia Corporation. The meeting will take place at Veteran's Memorial Building, 205 W First St. in the general meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Del Webbis proposingan adult community on the 175 acre Clo- ver Springs site locatedin south- west Cloverdale fronting on Clo- verdale Blvd. north of Hot Springs Road. The development plan initial- ly proposed a project of mixed housisng. Del Webb's proposal will restrict home ownership to buyers 55 years and older. This new concept has been approved by the City Council and the June 4 study session will consider proposed changes to the development plan in home de- signs and lot sizes. The Council will take no ac- tion during this study session. Del Webb proposes to build from 350 to 400 homes on the property, the former Moulton Ranch. The developer has asked that the planning process be expedit ed to allow construction to start in 1997. Buti novel featured in Sunday supplement published in Italy Bruno Buff, author oftheRum- bling Wine Barrels novel who is well-known in Cloverdale, is also becoming well-known in Italy. Bruno's story received a full page treatment in one of the nation's weekend supplements La 8toria published May I with a circulation of 600,000. The article featured a picture of Bruno writing his manuscript amid the prune treesinhis Sono- ma County orcharcL The article also featured the jacket cover of his book. Bruno laughed at the way the writer characterized him as a rich agriculturalist. "I'm rich, alright, with a seven acre prune orchard," he joked. Bruno wrote his story based on his boyhood memories of the Italian community and how members of his family and their friends dealtin contraband wine and whiskey during prohibition years in the USA, Bruno said he has had overtures from a TV/ Movie producer in Hollywood and recently met with her there to discuss a possible venture. Bruno's book has proved very popular and he continues to market it through local wineries at Ace Hardware in Cloverdale, and other venues. He is writing Bmni Buti. a second book in the same vein to be entitled Jackass Brandy. Bruno's article won first posi- tion on the page outclassing an- other article below it featuring Madonna. He thought that was pretty special which it was. The article notes that so far he has sold 8000 copies of Rum- bling Wine Barrels which is now in its third edition. The article mentions the Sonoma wine re- gion which is a break for the tourist industry here. Through the publicity his book has engendered Bruno has brought and continues to bring a lot offavorable attention to North- ern Sonoma County. On  hike.