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Mendocino Headlands – The Birth of a State Park

NO ONE REMEMBERS actually seeing any plans for the condominiums that Boise Cascade was going to build on the Mendocino headlands. No one had to see them. Just the thought of some developer ravaging this unspoiled coastal village was enough to stir the tiny art colony into action. It all started in October, 1968, when [...]
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2nd International Alsace Varietals Festival

ANDERSON VALLEY WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION Presents 2nd INTERNATIONAL ALSACE VARIETALS FESTIVAL  Philo, CA – The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) is proud to announce its second International Alsace Varietals Festival, which will take place on February 3 & 4, 2007.  Twenty-four wineries from around the world will participate in this second annual festival celebrating Riesling, Gewürztraminer, [...]
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Big River

Big River now belongs to the people of California. Over $26 million in public and private funds was raised by the tireless work and dedication of the folks at Mendocino Land Trust and Michael Lebeau of the Trust for Wildland Communities. Big River’s 7,400 acres of watershed and estuary was rated by the U.S. Fish [...]
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The Mendocino Tree

The tallest living tree today is the Mendocino Tree, a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) found at Montgomery State Reserve. The Mendocino Tree stands at 112 meters (367 feet, 6 in), or five stories higher than the Statue of Liberty. It is estimated to be over 1000 years old. It was declared the tallest tree in 1996.  Located less than [...]
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Symphony of the Redwoods

27 musicians performed the first Symphony of the Redwoods back in 1983 when it was founded and has grown to include 45 – 50 amateur and professional musicians from Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake and Sonoma counties and the Bay area. Visitors and newcomers to the Symphony of the Redwoods are often amazed to discover the high [...]
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New Passport Laws

Due to a change in U.S. law, effective January 23, 2007, all customers, regardless of citizenship or age, must hold a valid passport to enter or depart the U.S. This is a change from prior travel requirements which in many cases allowed travel with a driver’s license or birth certificate. For complete details, go to [...]
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Stretching from Californias historic Highway One to the dramatic shore of the Pacific, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens has delighted visitors for 40 years. Whether your’re a gardener or birdwatcher, an artist or traveler, you’ll discover 47 acres of beauty and serenity when you visit this garden by the sea. An easy half-mile walk takes you [...]
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Mendocino Film Festival

Make plans to join us for the 2nd Annual Mendocino Film Festival on the dates of May 17-20, 2007. The purpose of this festival is to present films that stimulate the creative connection between our inner being and the outer world, films that bring us closer to one another, films that remind us who we [...]
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For Art Lovers

Whether you enjoy walking tours throughout the village of Mendocino or enjoy receptions, food & music at either First Friday in Fort Bragg where many shops and galleries remain open late to host artists receptions every First Friday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. or enjoy Second Saturday where art galleries hold monthly [...]
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Mendocino Art Center

Throughout the winter and spring they will be offering classes such as textiles, photoshop exploring camera and basic photoshop, weaving classes, jewelry/metalsmithing working with links & connections, computer arts dealing with webdesign101- (creating a site) & internet and email basics, and a favorite creating pottery. Open Studios — The Mendocino Art Center’s open studios remain active throughut [...]
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