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Price Reduction | 15500 Bodega Highway

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Mark Stevens

15500 Bodega Highway, Occidental

The estate residence features over 8,000± square feet with every amenity imaginable. Thoughtfully and tastefully designed, this property sits on 20± acres and showcases panoramic views of three counties.

Stunning Views

Luxury from every corner of the residence

Now offered at $3,950,000

Visit www.plattestate.com or call 707.322.2000 for more information.

Winter Home Improvement Projects

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Mark Stevens

There is about a month left of winter and depending on where you live, weather could be keeping you stuck inside. We usually think of the spring as being the typical time to work in the yard and on other aspects of the outside of your home and alternatively, winter can be an ideal time to get the interior of your home looking fresh and clean. Home improvement is a great way to stay active in the cold months as well as adding value to your home and creating a vibrant and healthy living space.

Painting – Brighten up your winter blues with a fresh, light color of paint. A new coat of paint or a new color can really lift the feel of an entire room. Winter is actually a great time for interior painting because of the dry weather and absence of humidity. Make sure it’s not raining so that you can crack your windows during the process.

Decluttering – I know, I know, your hallway closet hasn’t been cleaned out since you moved in but winter is truly the best time for decluttering! Don’t attempt to tackle your whole house in one weekend, pick an area to focus on each week and take your time with it.

Cleaning – Instead of waiting until sunny weather to do your spring-cleaning, start now! Put a little sweat into it and clear baseboards, window frames, windows and any other surface that may get neglected during normal cleaning sessions.

Repairing Spend some time repairing small things around the house such as faucet leaks and squeaky doors. Mold spots in the bathroom can cause allergies and other health problems; use a mixture of bleach and warm water to scrub them off, let it try and then repaint. Lastly, replace all your carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries all at once to make sure optimal effectiveness.

Holiday Fun in Sonoma County

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Mark Stevens

Holiday fun is all around us this week in Sonoma County and neighboring counties. Enjoy Christmas lights, a holiday performance, train ride to Santa’s workshop or simply cozy up and listen to holiday music. This is also the time of giving and I encourage you to help the people in your community this season. The smallest gesture can help a person or family in need.  At the end of the list is a donation suggestion in Sonoma County.

I wish you the happiest of holiday’s!

-Mark Stevens

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Petaluma City of Lights Driving Tour

Stay warm and enjoy a car drive through Petaluma to view beautifully decorated homes and businesses. After you take the tour don’t forget to vote for your favorite by visiting VisitPetaluma.com.

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Railroad Square Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

This Saturday, December 24th join in on the fun with free horse and carriage rides around railroad square in Santa Rosa between the hours of 11am and 4pm. There will also be Christmas carolers, a photo booth, hot cider and snacks available to the community.

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A Christmas Carol

Who doesn’t love a Christmas classic? Get tickets to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ performed at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa this week.

Tickets: $15-$26.

Playing now until December 23rd.

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Santa Train

Just like riding on the Polar Express, the Santa Train will be making trips to Santa’s workshop this holiday season in Napa County.  Don’t miss this magical and interactive train ride! Boarding every day until December 29th (Closed December 24th & 25th)

Tickets: $55

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Christmas Eve Jazz

Relax and enjoy live jazz at Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireplace Lobby Lounge. No cover charge – drinks and small plates will be available. This Saturday, December 24th from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

25 Matheson St., Healdsburg

**Homeless’ Winter Warmth Drive**

The Task Force for the Homelss Winter Warmth Program is collecting Countywide survival gear. Donations may be dropped off at the California Human Development Building – 3315 Airway Drive from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Harvest Events in Sonoma Wine Country

Posted on September 08, 2016 by Mark Stevens

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The end of summer and the start of fall is a beautiful and exciting time to be in Sonoma County. Take a peak at just a few fun events happening this harvest time in our beautiful county…

 

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Sonoma Valley Crush

September 16th-18th

 

 

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 20th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

September 24th

 

 

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42nd Annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair

September 30th-October 2-4

 

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Harvest Festival at Landmark Vineyards

October 1st

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D’Argenzio Winery and Tasting Room 19th Annual Italian Country Harvest Fair

October 1st

 

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Francis Winery Zinfandel Sale & Harvest BBQ

October 22nd

 

4th of July Fireworks in Sonoma County

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Mark Stevens

Independence Day weekend is upon us and there is plenty of family-friendly fun happening in Sonoma County. Pick a venue, enjoy the holiday and stay safe!

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Fireworks Over Bodega Bay – July 2, 2016

Westside Regional Park, 2400 Westshore Rd., Bodega Bay

More Details

Starts at dark (approximately 9:30pm)

Free

Monte Rio Fireworks over the River – July 2 & 3, 2016

Monte Rio Beach, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, 707-865-9956

Fireworks over the water and a “Parade of Lites”

Family friendly fun starting at 11am both days

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Windsor Kaboom Independence Day – July 3, 2016

700 Windsor River Road, Windsor, 707-838-1260

Starts at 4pm at Keiser Park & includes live music, food, beer, wine and family fun

Fireworks start at dusk

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43rd Annual Fireworks in Sebastopol – July 3, 2016

6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol

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Bring your blankets and picnics starting at 5:30pm. There will be live music, dancing, food and a raffle

Fireworks at dusk

General admission $10; Children (6-11) $5; ages 5 and under free

 

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Red, White and Boom Santa Rosa – July 4, 2016

1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa

More Details

Gates open at 3:30pm

Blankets, folding chairs and drink coolers are welcome, but alcohol is not

Local bands, food vendors and plenty of fun for the kids

Fireworks start around 9:30pm

$10 ages 12+; $5 veterans; $5 ages 5-11; free ages 0-4. Parking is $5.

4th of July in Healdsburg – July 4, 2016

1024 Prince Avenue, Healdsburg, 707-953-7242

Bring your blankets and picnics to Healdsburg High School Football Field

A 40-minutes fireworks show will start at dusk

Events Coming Up in Sonoma County

Posted on May 04, 2016 by Mark Stevens

There are many events happening this weekend in Sonoma County and plenty more to come this summer! I am grateful to live in a place that offers such a diverse array of events. Make sure to check back to see what’s coming up!

Events in Sonoma County for Saturday, May 7th 2016

Armstrong Redwoods/Austin Creek Run

May 7th, (all day)

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

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Film Festival Petaluma

May 7th, 12pm-10:30pm

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma

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Sonoma County Human Race

May 7th 8am-11:30am

Herbert Slater Middle School, Santa Rosa

 

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Castles and Kites

May 7th, 11am-4pm

Doran Regional Park, Bodega Bay

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Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival

May 7th, 11am-5pm

Julliard Park, Santa Rosa

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Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa and Beer Tasting

May 7th, 1pm-5pm

Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma