Tulocay Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory 411 Coombsville Rd, Napa, CA94558 Tulocay provides all the services required upon someone's death. These include documentation, cremation or burial,…More embalming and transportation. There is a chapel and viewing room with seating areas, and a sprawling cemetery for burial. Tulocay will walk grieving family members step-by-step through their difficult time.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center 1000 Trancas St, Napa, CA94558 For more than half a century, "the Queen" has been caring for Napans from birth to death. A Catholic, nonprofit…More affiliate of the St. Joseph Health System, Queen of the Valley was built by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange in 1957 and has been updated over the years to include a Level III trauma center, helipad, cancer center and other services.
Napa Valley Community Housing 5 Financial Plz Ste 200, Napa, CA94558 Napa Valley Community Housing is a nonprofit organization that offers affordable housing options for low-income…More families. NVCH has been developing properties and providing housing for families since 1978. Many people become homeless through no fault of their own. An illness, a death in the family, divorce or a layoff can alter their circumstances, and they find themselves out on the street and unable to find a safe and affordable home. This is where the housing agency steps in. There are strict guidelines to qualify, and once you qualify, the waiting list for housing is long. But available properties do pop up, so it's well worth the effort.
Napa County Peace Officers Association P.O. Box 216, Napa, CA94558 The NCPOA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the science and art of police administration and crime…More prevention. Also supporting its widow and orphan fund, the organization links cooperation between law enforcement agencies. Membership is open to all full-time, permanently employed federal law enforcement officers, state peace officers (CHP, Fish and Game, BNE, ABC, Parole Officers, Arson Investigator for CalFire ,Railroad Police and Napa State Hospital Police), full-time permanently employed attorneys in the Napa DA, full-time permanently employed Napa County Probation Officers, full-time permanently employed peace officers (830.1(a)), full-time permanently employed arson investigators and others. All the above must be assigned to duties in Napa County. Annual fees apply for voting members and associate members. Retired members in good standing receive full membership with no annual fees. Benefits include a death benefit for member beneficiaries. The organization offers scholarships to individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. The Napa County Peace Officers Association was established in July 31, 1950.
After a hiatus in Petaluma, The Beaded Nomad is back on First Street, now at the corner of Coombs in the…More storefront formerly occupied by Art on Fire at 1149 First.</p>
<p>"It’s great to be back in Napa. This is home for us,” said owner Peggy Owens-Erridge.</p>
<p>Peggy, along with help of her husband, Craig Erridge, started The Beaded Nomad in Napa in 1994.</p>
<p>Entering the store feels like being transported halfway around the globe to the Far East.</p>
<p>The walls are lined with ethic masks, ritual tools, textiles and other artifacts.</p>
<p>But the dominant product in the store is beads — thousands and thousands of them.</p>
<p>The tables and shelves are cluttered with mini-bowls holding every color and shape of bead, each with a hole in it for stringing. There is also a seemingly endless assortment of gemstones.</p>
<p>The store also has all the supplies to meet even the most finicky beadcrafter.</p>
<p>“Many of the people who come into the store are bead collectors and those who want to make their own jewelry,” Peggy said.</p>
<p>Peggy buys direct from importers. Most of the beads come from the Czech Republic.</p>
<p>“The Czech Republic has been in the bead business for hundreds of years. They make their own glass,” Peggy said. “Just like the Venetians, they have the best quality glass in the world.”</p>
<p>Beads have a ethnographic background, said Craig.</p>
<p>“Beads were created almost at the dawn of man. They would find a bead or rock, put a hole in it, string it and wear it around their neck,” he said.</p>
<p>“It used to be a form of currency. Beads can be precious metals as well as precious stones. They would string them and wear them. It was a form of carrying your wealth on you,” Craig said.</p>
<p>“Each stone has a story behind it. According to <em>Love in the Earth</em> – my gemstone bible — stones have been used for centuries for aliments. There are minerals in the stones and as long as the stone touches the skin the minerals will be absorbed through the skin into the body,” Peggy said.</p>
<p>Although, according to Peggy, most regular customers are beadcrafters, Craig can argue with that.</p>
<p>“Some of our best customers are fisherman. They want those shiny beads for lures,” he said. “It’s cheaper to buy them from us than at a fish and tackle shop.”</p>
<p>Other must-see items in the store include Tibetan silk handmade thangkas, which are used in mediation. </p>
<p>Masks from Africa and Tibet also hang from the walls.</p>
<p>“There is history that goes along with each mask,” Peggy said. “They have usually been worn for a celebration or ritual, such as a birth or death or a religious ceremony,”</p>
<p>The Beaded Nomad offers salvaged pieces of houses from Indonesia.</p>
<p>“All the houses there are built of wood. They either rot from weather or insects. A company buys the pieces of the wood and sells them for the facade for homes in America.”</p>
<p>Rounding out the inventory are mud cloth textiles from Africa. Peggy also offers a large selection of unique jewelry from all over the world.</p>
<p>How did The Beaded Nomad come to be? </p>
<p>“It all started with a broken necklace many years ago. I took it to a bead store where we living in Palo Alto. They sold me a repair kit, and I was hooked,” she said.</p>
<p>“I don’t have much time to bead, but I am and will always be a collector.”</p>
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