Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday and Wednesday shows


Check out what's going on at the Napa Valley College:

Kari Ruel told us about some wonderful hiking opportunities with the Napa Land Trust

Dr. Look talked about St Helena Hospital's No-Wait ER and heart services


Community Edition of Health Bits - The Echelon Gran Fondo is a fun way to raise money for the cancer centers at both Queen of the Valley Medical Center and St Helena Hospital

Local author, Ken Stanton shared historical stories and hiking info on Mt St Helena from his book of the same name.

Congratulations to all of our winners who each received one of Ken's books!

And our books of the week from John Thill of the Napa Library!

Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass

Aunt Dimity Mystery Series by Nancy Atherton

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

Teen Read:  Everything I Was by Corinne Demas

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Books of the Week and lots of info from Wednesday's show!

Reach for the Stars - a beautiful, uplifting celebration of life!  I love this event - stunning fashion show with every model a cancer survivor and some even currently battling cancer.  These are children to adults, men and women.  You will dine on yummy food and feed your soul as well.  All to raise money for the Cancer Wellness Center which does NOT charge the cancer patients for the wonderful care received!

More info:

Health Bits - We talked about PAD screening - inexpensive and so important, especially for people with diabetes.  For an appt. call 707.252.4411 x2391 

More info:

Fun interview with author Maureen Kelly - "Energy Types"  For the book and to learn more about YOUR personality type

Your Books of the Week from John Thill of the Napa Library:

Eat Your Yard! by Nan K. Chase

Death's Excellent Vacation edited by Charlaine Harris

The Black Minutes by Martin Solares

Teen Read:  Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday - Friday Night Live and Earth Day

We heard from teens this morning.  Did you know we had such a problem with underage drinking in Napa?  And that 23% of parents surveyed PROVIDE alcohol parties for their kids?  You don't hear me go speechless that often but I was definitely struggling to find the words when I heard about that!

If you want to get involved with these dynamic teens to reduce underage drinking please come to the Town Hall Meeting on May 17 at Valley Oak High School from 5:30 to 8 pm.

More info:  Katie Keating  707.253.4724

We heard about Earth Day this morning - lots of fun activities in Downtown Napa this Saturday.  And we can all pitch in and clean up our creeks and river before the festivities begin.  If you're interested in participating, check out:  or

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday - Books you need to know about!

It was all about the books with my guests this morning!

Alissa Finerman gave us tips on "Living in Your Top 1%:  Nine Essential Rituals to Achieve Your Ultimate Life Goals"  is her site and you can also friend her on Facebook

Then local author, Darleen Garcia Gardner, revealed her new bilingual children's book, "My Cat, Boots/Mi Gatitta, Botas"  The message of the book is that LOVE makes a family.  This was inspired by her experience as an adoptive parent and her real life cat, Boots, who is 21 years old now!  Get her sweet book here:

And finally, John Thill from the Napa Library brought in a stack of books, all of them in Spanish with a few available in English too:

Santos, Duraznos y Vino (Saints, Peaches and Wine) by Sandra Nichols (about the first vineyard workers who came to the Napa Valley from Mexico in the 50's!)

Charlas de Cafe con....Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and Francisco L. Madero

La Isla Bajo el Mar (The Island Beneath the Sea) by Isabel Allende (A popular book in both languages)

Los Top Chefs de Mexico

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

PAD event at the Queen and your Books of the Week

As mentioned on Health Bits this morning, vascular surgeon, Matthew Mell is speaking on PAD this Friday at the Wellness Center 5:30 pm - open to the public, no charge

And your books of the week by John Thill from the Napa Library:

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann

The Dangerous Otto Katz by Jonathan Miles

Mount St. Helena:  A History and Guide by Ken Stanton

Youth Reader:  Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Monday, April 4, 2011

Books of the Week from last Wednesday

OK, so I was in a hurry to get out of here and go to Las are the books:

Stolen World by Jennie Erin Smith

Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne

Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner

All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John