The Tri-County All-Star Football game is a competition between the White Team (Napa, Marin and Petaluma’s best players) and the Blue Team (Northern Sonoma County’s best players). The battle covering from three counties took place on December 27 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa. The game benefited kids in foster care by raising awareness of the need during the holidays.
The game was tied at the end of the last quarter, and they were going call the game and the coaches would not allow that. They played into overtime and it would be Petaluma’s Greg Thomas the left footed kicker on Team White kicking a 19-yard field goal to defeat Team Blue, 43-40.
Players from representing Petaluma on the White Team are:
17 WR Hunter Williams 6’3 210 Petaluma
51 CTR Julian Lopez 5’11 230 Casa Grande
77 OL Justin Mahrt 6’4 235 Petaluma
74 OL Peter Parrick 6’4 285 Casa Grande
66 OL Chris Temple 5’8 220 Petaluma
73 DL Greg Poteracke 6’3 275 Casa Grande
32 DB Greg Thomas 5’8 155 Petaluma
33 DB Connor Dennison 5’8 145 Petaluma
Jimmy Cerf, offensive coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul High School-Petaluma, is the head coach for Team White.
This video was created by the Youth Sports Network which is a local company that does a great job in covering our local sports.
The Petaluma turning basin was surrounded by boat-parade fans even hours before the event started on Saturday, December 13, 2015. In anticipation of the lighted boat procession, eager children chanted “Santa, Santa…” with some awesome background music from the Kenilworth Junior High Jazz Band just outside the bustling Petaluma Taps. Yachts, sailboats, paddle boats and kayaks made their way into the turning basin a little after 6:30 PM giving a beautiful reflection off the Petaluma River.
We are aware that the flooding caused a lot of damage to homes and business and that is definitely not a positive thing. However some made the best of it. In times that things get tough, amazing people from Petaluma rise up and show their best. Like in the article VIDEO: 80-Year-Old Heroes Saves Senior Mobile Home Park From Devastating NorCal Storm. It’s also positive to see volunteers, our city workers, police and fire coming out to help. In these videos you will also see our firefighters working to help save 10 people that were stranded. It was a ‘snow day’ for our students, and some put on their rain boots and jumped in puddles. It even brought out thrill seekers and water sports enthusiast who took advantage of the raging creeks and flooded streets. Couldn’t get into Lagunitas, no problem, one young lady found her place afloat in front of Lagunitas drinking a cold one. You can see that photo in our post “Need I Say More” which was shared on Facebook over 177 times in just a few days.
I hope you enjoy the following feed of photos and videos (which you will only find on Positively Petaluma – as some of the content was sent to us by our followers and some we created and the content is so spread out you probably would not otherwise find it yourself).
We arranged these photos and videos on multiple pages so it would not take forever for you computer to load each one all on one page. SO CLICK THE PAGE NUMBERS BELOW TO SEE THE NEXT PHOTO OR VIDEO.
These Petaluma photos were taken by Associated Press Photographer Eric Risberg.
Share this post on your facebook timeline or with a friend who missed the parade this year. Maybe you know someone who was in it and would like to see the video. I am sure they will appreciate it.
This video was narrated by Mark Jaramillo and Tina Jones and they announce each entry. It is more than one hour and a half of coverage of the 2014 Butter & Egg Days Parade in Petaluma. While every minute is worth it, the nice thing about video is you can pause, skip ahead, fast forward and rewind.
Positively Petaluma would like to thank our men and woman in the United States armed services, we salute you! By sharing the following information we would like to honor of our veterans and the memory of our fallen soldiers. Petaluma in the last year was named The Purple Heart city and our veterans were saluted in pre-Memorial Day Ceremony in May. Each year Petaluma’s Veterans Day parade provides for the best venue for families from all over to celebrate and remember the members of our military. Freedom is not free and many of our vets have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted.
The streets of Petaluma were packed today with visitors from all around the county for the 2014 Petaluma Art & Garden Festival. The music, food, wine and beer were awesome and from local Petaluma businesses. Here is a short video on today’s event.
Here are some pictures of today’s event. If you missed this event this year, don’t next year. Some of the chalk art was fantastic. Everyone young and old had a fantastic time.
You may have been wondering, what is all that activity going on across from the feed mill downtown. There was about 40 people working under several tents surrounded by wood material. Over the sound of hammers, nail guns, and saws people were busily communicating and working in concert to build something. A woman stepped out of her car in front of me as I was looking on. I asked her what they were doing. She told me they were building the Burning Man Temple. I asked if it was “thee” Burning Man Temple? And she replied “Yes”. I was talking to Jules Mancilla, aka “Little Wing”, who seemed to be like a foreman on the job. However she told me that no one is really in charge. The people come together and work to build the structure. Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.
This is the first time this structure will be built in Petaluma. However it won’t be the first time this structure was built by a Petaluman. The man in charge is David Best from Petaluma. David started building the temple in the year 2000 and has become a legend for Burning Man attendees. Since then the event has grown so large that permits limit to sell 70,000 tickets that are sure to sell out and a lot of people will be disappointed that they will not be able to go. The pictures to the left are stickers of the past years temple’s affixed to his small Airstream trailer.
The materials of this structure are all recycled or wood that had been discarded. Jules explained that it is all bare wood that cannot be finished or stained so it won’t emit fumes when they burn on the last day of the event. The cost of building this structure is purely by donations. You can donate any amount of money to help with this project by going to their Kickstarter campaign. Jules explained that no amount is too small – people donate small amounts and that is equally appreciated by all.
The structure will take 14 days to build. Then after they build it, they tear it apart into sections. Several sections will be loaded on trucks and hauled to the event site. They will be the first ones on ground and will survey the land with GPS technology to determine where the structure will be placed. They put it back together, and then cover the outside with detailed skins to finish it off.
This structure was dedicated to one of the original builders of the structure who passed away in an accident. Since the dedication, many people who have lost loved ones volunteer to build the structure as they view it as a memorial. Also others look at the temple as a way to start a new life together, and couples get married on the structure during the event. So the temple has become more than just a pile of wood in the middle of the desert for a really big bonfire party. It is symbolic and has meaning for many.
Per Wikipedia the 2014 structure will be the Temple of Grace intended to be a spiritual and sacred space for memorials, reflection, celebration, and to commemorate life transitions. The structure incorporates a central interior dome within a graceful curved body made of wood and steel. It will again have intricately cut wooden panels for the exterior and interior skin. 8 altars will surround the temple inside a low-walled courtyard, creating a large exterior grounds for the community.
For weeks 40 to 65 volunteers will show up on any given day to work hours into building this structure. Young and old, carpenters, electricians, architects and people just walking off the street asking if they can help. The environment was one that everyone was working together and helping each other out for a common cause. Jules was talking to a taco truck vendor to see if they can be there all week as they have a lot of mouths to feed. He agreed to return for the entire week.
So this year when you see the Burning Man structure burning down on TV at the end of the event, you will know where it was build and what this structure means for a lot of people. Here is the video of their Kickstarter campaign.
#Petaluma closes many of the downtown’s main drags to accommodate the 450 American Classic Cars and Hot Rods. Citizens dress to mark the era, Academy Award nominated Candy Clark, an Elvis impersonator can be found as well as many of the cars that were filmed in the movie.
We compiled a playlist of short videos on our YouTube channel of the Butter & Eggs Day parade entries. Each video is on average about 20 seconds long. You can watch the entire stream or you can pick and choose which ones to watch.
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