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These 8 nonprofits are making a difference: North Bay Gives Awards for 2022


November 16, 2022, By North Bay Business Journal North Bay Business Journal recognizes the following organizations for their impact on their communities in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. Winners of the 2022 North Bay Gives Awards will be recognized at an event in Santa Rosa on Wednesday afternoon. Napa Valley Community Foundation 3299 Claremont…

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Napa Valley Napa Sonoma ADU Center launches program to ease building of accessory homes


November 4, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register [caption id="attachment_8799" align="alignnone" width="300"] ADU (2nd residence) on the property of an existing single-family house.[/caption]   A local Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans Program, intended to ease the process of helping homeowners figure out the design and permitting for the junior housing units, has officially launched.…

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Innovative Napa Valley construction training program continues on, seeks applicants


October 11, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register A local construction training program launched in 2019, in response to the 2017 wildfires, is moving forward into its fourth year. The Napa Valley Community Foundation recently distributed $115,000 to support the program, a partnership between the foundation, Napa Valley College, Napa Valley Adult…

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St. Helena Farmers’ Market: Healthy eating for all


September 6, 2022 by Ann Costelloe in the St. Helena Star The St. Helena Farmers’ Market is committed to supporting our local community by providing a place to find, connect and learn about healthy foods and habits from local resources and growers. The market has become the access point for many essential services and one…

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Wine Industry Leader Ed Matovcik Joins Constellation Brands as Vice President of Public Affairs


August 22, 2022 by Wine Industry Advisor VICTOR, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2022 – Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today the appointment of Ed Matovcik as Vice President, Public Affairs. In this role, Matovcik will be responsible for managing federal and state trade issues important to Constellation’s business…

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Fishing for fun (and more) at Camp di Rosa in south Napa


NOTE: Some Camp subsidies for scholarships were made possible by generous contributions from Donor Advised Funds of the Napa Valley Community Foundation. July 13, 2022 by Jennifer Huffman in the Napa Valley Register Casting from his pole on Tuesday into Winery Lake at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Owen Stone, 11, realized he…

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Prefab Accessory Dwelling Units are coming to the North Bay


June 11, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register Abodu, a company focused on building prefabricated Accessory Dwelling Units, installed its first North Bay unit in unincorporated Sonoma County roughly two weeks ago. The company says more units will be coming to both Sonoma and Napa counties in the coming months. ADUs are small, self-contained…

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Napa County Announces $9 Million Investment in ADU Development, Proximity Housing


April 20, 2022 – Napa County Board of Supervisors Continuing to address the housing crisis, the Napa County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to make an historic investment in affordable housing programs using $7 million from the counties American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation and an additional $2 million from the Affordable Housing Fund balance…

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Efforts to ease Accessory Dwelling Unit building process continue in Napa County


April 4, 2022 by Edward Booth in the Napa Valley Register Approvals for Accessory Dwelling Units, touted by lawmakers as one way to help solve California’s housing crisis, have been picking up across Napa County and California over the last few years. Still, the need for housing units still remains astronomically higher in California than what the slowly increasing…

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Big Support for Napa County Small Animals  


Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is honored to distribute $225,000 from the David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund to support nine Napa County nonprofit organizations and public agencies whose work improves or sustains the welfare of small animals throughout the Valley. This year’s round of grants will fund the following organizations: Jameson Humane      Friends of Napa…

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