Changing the World, One Napan at a Time

Now updated with live-blogging from Monday's meeting of the Napa County Commission on Arts and Culture.

  1. Nobody cheered when Dick Mullins passed away last summer. He was a good guy, and his community-building legacies bear that out: Last week at the , local nonprofits including the and received generous checks from Mullins’s estate that will help them make a difference in the lives of countless fellow Napans. You, too, can leave a legacy of caring support for the causes that matter to you: Check out the and find out more by writing marissa@napavalleycf.org.
  2. Speaking of legacies: If you’re noticing about 100 new trees in this week, thank the , Greg Molina and all the other volunteers who planted those saplings on Saturday to honor the Earth and provide more shade for dogs, humans and horses in the city’s most welcoming park.  (Who’s up for annual photo ops with the volunteers as their trees grow tall and wide?)
  3. Speaking of community: The is in Calistoga for this month’s regular monthly meeting, Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sharpsteen Museum. Sharpsteen President-elect Sue Mauro will speak and the commission’s agenda includes governance structure, the next round of county arts grants supported by hotel taxes and the commission's new website: www.napacountycommissionforartsandculture.org.  (Kindly forgive the short notice, but know that I’m heading up there for the meeting and will live-blog what I can right here in the comments box.)
  4. Speaking of blogging: Who wants to be a Napa Patch blogger? We are “signing up” some dynamic folks with lots to say – you could be one of them. It all starts Wednesday, so hit me with your questions at louisa.hufstader@patch.com. All topics are open! This is a terrific opportunity to open Napa Patch up to some of the subjects we haven’t covered editorially, including wine and Upvalley.  
  5. If you’re already blogging in Napa, consider this my personal request to allow Napa Patch to link and lead readers to your blog. But if you’d rather not be included in our “Local Voices” module featured on the Napa Patch home page, louisa.hufstader@patch.com will make sure that happens: Just email me if you’d prefer we not link to your blog.


Louisa Hufstader May 02, 2011 at 11:43 PM
Minutes for the past year are posted on the new website for the County Commission for Arts & Culture: www.napacountycommissionforartsandculture.org
Louisa Hufstader May 02, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Also, commission needs a recording secretary, a Yountville commissioner and -- this summer -- an American Canyon commissioner. Yountville is vacant and Hugo Corro from AmCan has said he will step down once his term is up in July.
Louisa Hufstader May 02, 2011 at 11:45 PM
One of the county's at-large seats on the arts/culture commission may also be opening up. Now is the time to let the commission know your interest.
Louisa Hufstader May 02, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Arts commission is discussing how to make local ordinances more arts-friendly.
Louisa Hufstader May 03, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Looks like there will indeed by another opening on the Napa County Commission for Arts and Culture: the arts commission voted today to create an "honorary committee" with its first member Margrit Biever Mondavi, currently a commissioner who has not been able to attend regular meetings.


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