PHOTO: Bill Hammerman (Mr. Pepper) explains Petaluma's bell ringing tradition at the Annual 4th of July Bell-Ringing Ceremony at The Petaluma Historical Museum on July 4, 2014 via Press Democrat
We are growing in leaps and bounds. We are the fastest growing website and social media outlet in Petaluma. To keep the momentum going we are adding more contributors. We are organic in that all our contributors are from Petaluma and are passionate about where we live.
We are very happy that Bill Hammerman is joining our team. Bill is “THE” local historian and often blogs on Petaluma 360. He has a 40-year career as an educator and an avid community volunteer. He is founder Petaluma Electronic Network (PEN) in 1996, the Petaluma CyberCity Roundtable (PCCR) and the Petalumans of Yesteryear in 1998, and the Petaluma Alliance for Local Emergency Response Teams (ALERT) in 2006. He was one of the original walking tour guides for the Petaluma History Museum and currently serves as the facilitator for the Sages of Petaluma and the Petalumans of Yesteryear.
Please give a warm welcome to Bill and we look forward to seeing more posts from him in the near future. His column will be called “Our Favorite River Town”. Check out his first post “Our Favorite Rivertown – Petaluma” on how Charles Schultz used his Peanuts comics to promote Petaluma’s Wrist Wrestling Championships and shows up in Press Democratic comic strip yesterday.