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www, cloveHJaJereveiHe,coffl May 30, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 5 EDITORIAL News ain't free As we've been telling our news audiences for the past few years, the business of newspapers and reporting local news are facing historical challenges. Thousands of newspapers across America have died, and many towns and cities have become marooned in what are now being called "news deserts." The loss of journalism jobs has led to communities with no government watchdogs, no local sports coverage and no reliable source to help sort through public conflicts, controversies and celebrations. This newspaper continues to fight mightily against all the factors caused by the digital disruption of social media channels, the evaporation of advertising revenues and the public's increasing distraction due to information overload. We have been left with fewer resources and the increasing need to be more things for more people. Our small company, Sonoma West Publishers, has received much encouragement from our new community investors, loyal subscribers and advertising partners. But we must continue to innovate and attract more financial support. The innovations will come from our use of new technology to strengthen our journalism offerings. The financial support required must come from you, our readers, community partners and fellow local business owners. We know that a major portion of our local community members want a local newspaper to call their own. We believe enough local businesses find our local news audience worthy enough to place paid advertising in front of them. This is a time-tested model that has made this newspaper an essential institution. Like other institutions and norms of our democracy, our task today is now one of survival. We remain confident we will succeed, but we need to hear that from you. This newspaper is best when more people are using it. More paid readers and more advertisements let us print more news and more pages. We continue to invest in new tech improvements for our website and digital information and marketing services. Already, this has ledto more people reading our local news online than they do in print. The trouble for us is that many digital readers read us for free online. We can no longer afford that -- no newspaper that relies on subscriptions can. Effective June 1, we will require all our website visitors to log in with their email and password to read the newspaper online. We will never share, publish or sell anyone's email. We promise. Our print subscribers will have full access to the website as always, as will our online-only subscribers. But the thousands of visitors who've been reading our news for free online for the last two years will have to buy a subscription if they want to continue reading our paper. Our subscription price has not changed. Annual $60 print subscriptions include home delivery of a newspaper plus full access to our website. Online-only subscriptions are just $5 a month. When a large coffee or latte can cost $4 and more, we think a whole month of local news for just $5 is more than just a great bargain; it's almost a steal. No doubt, we will have some glitches to work through so we ask for your patience. We are small and can't offer 24/7 help desk service like Amazon or other internet giants. Your readership is of high value to us. Our website, circulation and office support staff are here to help you. If would like help registering to read the paper online (or if you're already registered but have forgotten your password), call Cherie Kelsay at 707-894-3339 or email her at cherie@hbgtrib.com. She's also our subscription person, so if you'd like to subscribe, feel free to either contact Cherie or simply subscribe online at sonomawest.com. Thank you for being part of our local news conversation. We don't want to imagine the day when that conversation might go silent. -- Rollie A tkinson HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille rl~he following items are selected from " I "archivedissues of the Cloverdale JL Reveille. May 27, 1911 - 108 years ago Joyce Mann Governor Johnson has signed the bill, passed by legislature, rising the age of school children to fifteen years, the former limit was fourteen. It is now compulsory for all children to attend school between the ages of seven and fifteen. Save your cigar ashes! A statistician says the ashes are worth one-fifth the price of the cigar as a fertilizer, tf this is true the average smoker could raise watermelons on his vest front! May 25, 1961 - 58 years ago The newly formed Cloverdale Community Association held a discussion on the possible purchase of the Wright property just north of the city's wells. The land should be acquired for future recreation purposes, and for the water available on the property. May 28, 1986 - 33 years ago The crowds were not as large as many could have wanted, but no one could deny the fun that was had by all who attended Cloverdale's first annual Frontier Days celebration. The Chamber recognizes they should have started publicizing earlier. The Black Bart treasure hunt started off the weekend, which ended on Saturday with a barbeque and dance. It took less than five hours for three super sleuths to track down the hidden treasure of desperado Black Bart in the opening of Cloverdale's first annual Frontier Days. For their trouble, the sleuths won $50. OBITUARIES & MILESTONES Policy The Cloverdale Reveille offers our readers and all others the opportunity to have obituaries, memorials and other important milestone events published in the newspaper and provided online. This is a paid service. For information on how to submit, visit cloverdalereveille.com and click on Obituaries. To be published in the weekly edition, forms and information must be submitted no later than Wednesdays for the following week's edition. For further information, call 707-894-3339. PUBLIC SERVICE Off the Shelves June events at the Summer reading is here Join our community of readers this summer -- read at least five books from June 1 to Aug. 10 to earn a free book and a chance to win prizes. Sign up today at Donna Romeo sonomalibrary.beanstack.org and track your reading progress to earn cool digital badges and prizes. There is something fun going on at your library every week during summer reading. Come to the library, check out a show, get a library card and enjoy some books. Ongoing events for our youngest patrons: Wee Read Baby-Toddler Storytime for ages 0 to 36 months. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. throughout June. Through librarian led fun and engaging activities, babies and toddlers can develop positive feelings towards books and reading. Siblings are welcome. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 6. Mondays at 11:30 a.m. throughout June. This program will be full of stories, songs and movement helping preschoolers get ready to read. Bilingual Stories and Songs with Veronica. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Bilingual Storytimes with Mr. John and Ms. Kami. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. throughout'June, Come explore books, songs, rhymes and plays in English and Spanish! Read to a Dog. Held the first and third Wednesday of the month. Assistance dogs for PALS (Paws as Loving Support) will be at the Cloverdale Library on June 5 and June 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Come read to a friendly dog-- children build confidence in reading skills through practicing reading aloud in a safe space. For beginning readers. Family yoga for ages 3 to 6. Tuesday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. This is a high-energy class with simple yoga poses, cooperative games, breathing and relaxation exercises. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate. This program is 45 minutes and mats are provided. Especially for kids: Kids yoga for ages 5 to 12. Thursday, June 6 at 4 p.m. This class introduces yoga poses with cooperative games, breathing, and relaxation exercises, as well as encourages seif- expression and building social skills. Puffthe Magic Dragon. Thursday, June 13 at 3 p.m. The Puppet Company's telling of "Puff the Magic Dragon" teaches children how to overcome their fears by using their imagination. A family favorite with a modern twist. Writing Club for Kids for ages 9 and up. Monday, June 17 at 4 p.m. This club is for aspiring young authors who enjoy creating and writing their own stories. A local published author, Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, leads the group. Zoetrope -- Maker Studio. Tuesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Calling all aspiring animators and machine builders -- we will explore animation through zoetropes, an original animation device that you can make and take home. This program is for grades 4 to 7. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register online or at the information desk. Musical Robot for ages 5 and up. Thursday, June 20 at 3 pro. Combining songs, storytelling, loads of interactivity, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready and willing to provide an opportunity for kids to engage in fun and frolic. It's craft time. Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. Kids and crafts take center stage to create shadow puppets, flipbooks, Hollywood hand prints, dance accessories and more. Jungle James Animal Adventures for ages 5 and up. Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. In this live animal show, kids get LETTERS What's in a name? EDITOR: Recently, I was working to organize the archives of the Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center. Prior to 2003, the center was called the "Cloverdale Senior Citizens Center," located at the Cloverdale Grange Hall on Commercial Street. Before that, the senior center fell under the auspices of AARP. I was happy to find the Reveille's May 21, 2003 article about the grand opening of the new center, located at its present location at 311 N. Main St as well as a transcript from Board Member Kent Sherwood's speech. The ribbon cutting was a huge affair for Cloverdale. President June Novak opened the ceremony with an introduction to the "multipurpose" perspective in the center's new name. Closing remarks by Kent Sherwood, board member, exemplifies the vision that the board and administration shared, and continue to share today: "A job done is a job begun," Sherwood commented, alluding to the fact that much remains to be accomplished. The center is done, but a shift of perspective is needed to look at what lies ahead: "The need for volunteers and their generous gifts of work and time will not shrink; the need for financial support from donors will not diminish; the jobs of planning, need assessment, resource development and program execution, will grow more demanding and complex." So, here we are in 2019, where that vision continues to grow, the perspective continues to expand and the program execution certainly has become more complex, all now failing under the excellent leadership of Rebecca Ennis, executive director, her staff, volunteers and the excellence of a growing board. Life is about change, and the senior center is no different. We are constantly expanding to meet the needs of our senior members who also integrate their lives into the community. For me, that is the best way to honor the original leaders Who wisely put "multipurpose" into the senior center's name. Maria Doglio Administrative Assist, CSMC Cloverdale Thank you, city council EDITOR: Cloverdale Wellness would like to thank the city council for bestowing a cannabis dispensary permit upon us. We are overcome with gratitude for your belief in our vision and will work tirelessly to earn your continued trust. Daniel and I will soon be announcing a meet and greet for the public. We'll also be reaching out to community leaders, business owners and wellness/fitness practitioners in order to learn how to best merge our vision for a cannabis wellness center with what already exists in this wonderful place. We look forward to creating a medicinal cannabis dispensary that all the citizens of Cloverdale can be proud of. Additionally, Daniel and I are excited to be moving here and to begin building long-lasting relationships, both professionally and personally, with all of you. Thank you for welcoming us into your town. Eleanor Gomez Daniel Frankston Cloverdale Wellness Cloverdale Regional Library up close and personal with some of the coolest species on the planet, including bearded dragons, blue-tongued skinks and an albino Burmese python. We will explore the world of exotic animals in a safe and exciting setting, while also stressing the importance of observation, conservation and awareness. Tween/Teen events: Game On! Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m throughout June. Games and snacks provided. Stay cool this summer. Come hang out and play games. No studying, no homework, just funI Paint party. Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m. Learn fun and easy painting techniques to help you create one of two designs "Sunset Mountain" or "Two Jellyfish." Take home your beautiful painting and skills to last a lifetime. This popular event is limited to 12 students. Sign up online or at the information desk. Social Justice Collage. Friday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Students in this class will choose a personally meaningful social justice issue that they will illustrate in a mixed-media collage -- bringing words and images together with the use of paint, pastels and decoupage. Register online or at the information desk. Learn How to Draw Comic Books with Brian Koim. Friday, June 28 at 2 p.m. Magic happens when pictures, symbols and words are joined together to tell a story. This workshop is an introduction to drawing your own comic books, including designing characters and showing action and emotion. Programs for adults: Yoga. Saturdays throughout June at noon. Join us for basic yoga and relaxation. Beginners are encouraged to attend and no experience is necessary. One-on-One Technology Help. Saturdays throughout June from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Get free one-on-one help with a librarian. By appointment only, these 30 minute sessions will allow for personalized attention to help you with things like setting up an email account, using the library catalog to find a book, CD, DVD, place holds and manage your account, download eBooks and eAudiobooks. We can also help with research beyond the internet where you can learn how to use the library's online research tools. Sign up online, over the phone (707-894-5271) or in person at the Cloverdale Regional Library. Book Discussion. The second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. Join us on June 11 where we will discuss "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. This program is free and open to all. New members are always welcome and lending copies are available near the information desk. Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement with Chris King. Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. In this class, we will explore mindfulness and meditation techniques that help bring greater ease and wellbeing into our daily lives. We will also learn simple mindful movements which promote clarity, balance and added focus to our everyday activities. The Pine Needles. Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. The Pine Needles are an acoustic band comprised of stand-up bass, vocals, guitar, fiddle and drums. Book Art Party. Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Can there really be a limit to what we can get from a good book? Bring your creativity and join us for adult craft time using books to create greeting cards, bookmarks, folded designs and anything else you can imagine. Donna Romeo is a librarian at the Cloverdale Regional Library. EDITORIAL POLICY: The Cloverdale Reveille welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries. All acceptable submissions are published online weekly and in print as space allows, Letters should not exceed 400 words. Commentaries should not exceed 700 words. Submissions must include a telephone number for verification. Email to news@cloverdalereveille.com. Read the Anytime. Anywhere. For the most up-to-date news and events read the online version of Cloverdale Reveille. Our new mobile-friend- ly website will look great on your tablet, phone or home computer. You can view recent stories, search for artides from past issues, and see all four of our weekly newspapers (Cloverdale Reveille, The Windsor Times, The Healdsburg Tribune, Sonoma West Times & News). Want your own print copy mailed to you every week? Subscribe for just $60 a year Call 894-3339 or visit cloverdalereveille.com to subscribe. CLOVERDALE REVEILLE 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd. PO Box 157 Cloverdate, CA. 95425 (707) 894-3339 Adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of Sonoma, State of California, under the date of March 3, 1879, Case No. 36106. FOR THE RECORD: The Cloverdale Reveille reserves space each week for corrections and clarifications; for details email news@cloverdalereveille.com. SUBSCRIBE: Annual rates are $60 ($85 out-of-county). Sorry, no refunds. Subscriptions include unlimited digital access Single print copies are $1. ABVEBTISE: Classifieds, Milestones and word ads can be placed at: www.cloverdalereveille.com. For display placement and general inquiries call 894-3339. NEWS: Submit news items to news@cloverdalereveille.com or call 894-3339. Deadlines are one week prior to Thursday publication. 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