Issue 20, November 2016
President’s report, Riverwatch Committee report on Low Flow, Pop-Up parties announced, firehouse fundraising successful, seeking to hire restoration worker, Captain Schultze’s House, restoration funding status, VG tee shirts and hoodies, trail bird sign. Redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregano) is featured.
Issue 19, May 2016
President’s report, PPP restoration update, annual meeting announcement, and El Niño Daze report. Propane options clarified, boat anchorage applications open, new t-shirt design and firehouse fundraiser announced. Bylaws are being updated and river otters have been spotted. A bench for the gravel beach is coming and California Blackberry is featured.
Issue 18, October 2015
President’s report, call for a Board treasurer, history of the terrace railroad plus firehouse plaza restoration plans. Report from the Appreciation Beach Party, announcement of winter El Niño Daze fundraiser and new septic rules being considered. Pop-up parties are being planned. The FoVG flashlight-lantern is presented and a writeup about sequoia sempervirens.
Issue 17, April 2015
President’s report, PPP restoration update, a history note by Warren Payne, boat anchorage program announcement and Masked Ball report. The Recreation Committee is working on summer events, FoVG Board elections are coming and Amazon.com “smile” donation program. Bob Firth is remembered. Also the firehouse and Ehrharta erecta blurbs.
Issue 16, December 2014
President’s thank-you message, VG firehouse improved, propane discount program. Venetian Masked Ball fundraiser announced, report on PPP trailhead and invitation to join a committee. Reports from 2 events: potluck with local speakers in the town square and a talent show over Labor Day weekend at the firehouse. Sheet mulching and toyon blurbs.
Issue 15, April 2014
President reports on Estuary project, Recreational Committee and TMDLs effort. Canoe and kayak anchorage program announced for 2014. Report from the winter fundraiser. Q&A about the hedgerow plan for the PPP boundary. Restoration report on last season’s progress FoVG is fixing up the firehouse. Membership meeting announced. Fox sighted!
Issue 14, December 2013
President’s message outlines the estuary project. PPP debt is paid off!. Report from two fundraisers this past summer. An elderberry tree is planted in PPP. Restoration and Recreation committees are seeking members. Announcement of the upcoming “Winter can be a Drag” dinner. Boundary survey undertaken and management plan updated.
Issue 13, April 2013
President outlines upcoming events. Homes and Gardens Tour May 26. Boat anchorage program returns this summer. Octagon House history writeup. Report from Step Back in Time winter dinner and Semper Virens award recipient, Victoria Wikle. Reminder of upcoming community meeting. Bigleaf Maple article. Plea for “Treasure Chest” donations.
Issue 12, November 2012
President’s report thanks RAMPPP committee and invites new volunteers. Survey for summer programs announced. Step Back In Time winter dinner announced. Brief history of the Old Villa Grande Hotel. Second History Day event planned for May 26. Fundraising wrap-up for the year and FoVG financials reported. PPP Restoration Video announced - on website.
Issue 11, June 2012
President’s invitation to annual meeting, July1, where PPP restoration plan will be discussed. Our Post Office survives! Boat anchorage and portable toilet plans announced. Sheet mulching project described in PPP update article. Second annual Semper Virens award announced.
Issue 10, February 2012
President’s report covers the new RAMPPP committee, debt overview and Town Hall announcement. “Anything Goes” fundraiser announced. Update on Villa Grand Post Office closing. Propane discount program reminder. PPP restoration progress report.
Issue 9, October 2011
President’s report updates the management plan progress. Restoration efforts and the “Retire the Debt” campaign fill out page one. Possibility of Villa Grand Post Office closing. New propane discount program for members. Event reports from History Day, Hawaiian Shirt Golf/Luau and Treasure Chest sale.
Issue 22, September 2017
New President’s message, birdwatching trips featured, Sheriff's visit report, septic rule changes are coming and the mimosa's garden party. Some VG name history, report from the annual membership meeting and restoration work is restarting. Firehouse update, western dogwood featured, no beach swings, but beach party (!) and two ospreys.
Issue 21, March 2017
President’s message, redwood falls in the Preserve, boat anchorage program on again this summer, birdwatching trips announced, new water main in town and Occidental's sewage plan. The LOIS is featured, news about the propane program, an update on Palm Drive, Wedding and Garden parties announced and blurb on the willow sprigging team.
Issue 23, April 2018
President’s message, PPP restoration challenges, mimosa party announced, Nod-A-Way and the Girot family writeup, river water quality do's and don'ts and post office tips. Mad Hatter party report, Town Hall preveiw, propane discount program and wrap-up of the firehouse restoration project. Poison oak featured and the anchorage program is starting again.