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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Send us your New Year’s goals and aspirations

We need your help with a story. The Press Democrat would like to report your New Year’s aspirations in a feature story I have a few of these so far, but could use a lot more,  so please send your goals by Tuesday, Dec. 24, to Dan Taylor at dan.taylor@pressdemocrat or 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 95401. Or call 707-521-5243  (Or comment here.) Please include your full name and the town you live in.

What is your New Year’s Day tradition?

For a feature story in The Press Democrat, we’re looking for people who have interesting family traditions for New Year’s Day. Maybe the whole clan goes hiking at dawn. Or perhaps everyone goes out for a meal to escape football on TV. Tell us about your traditional way to spend Jan. 1. Write to Dan Taylor at dan.taylor@pressdemocrat.com or The Press Democrat, P.O. Box 910, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405 by Thursday, Dec. 20.  

‘St. Pat’s Without the Bar’ in Santa Rosa

We tend to link St. Patrick’s Day with drinking, don’t we? Perhaps that stems from an ethnic stereotype, or maybe it’s just because a lot of the live music available is in nightclubs. But it’s not all about green beer and bars. Glaser Center in Santa Rosa hosts “St. Pat’s Without the Bar,” an evening of Irish music and dance, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Irish singer Marilyn O’Malley and fiddler Francis Small will play lively tunes and beautiful… Read More »

Who likes to play host at Christmas?

Are you an a Christmas “orphan,” or do you know someone who takes them in? Every year, there are people who can’t get out of town during the holidays to visit distant family. It’s a longstanding tradition that some generous folk will host some of these “orphans,” who have no close friends or family nearby to visit (or entertain) on Christmas Day. For a feature story this year, we’re looking for both hosts and guests who can tell us about… Read More »

Seeking help with a Christmas season story

Now that Thanksgiving is here, we’re free to go ahead and talk about Christmas. Every year, there are people who can’t get out of town during the holidays to visit distant family. It’s a longstanding tradition that some generous folk will host some of these “orphans,” who have no close friends or family nearby to visit (or entertain) on Christmas Day. For a feature story this year, we’re looking for both hosts and guests who can tell us about Christmas… Read More »