Generations of Marshalls at your serviceMarshall's Auto Repair Shop has been in business in Kenwood for 48 years, which ranks the Sonoma Highway shop as the oldest family-owned enterprise in Kenwood.
Patriarch Joe Marshall, who has lived in Kenwood with his wife, Maryann since 1974, still works four days a week. In charge is his son, Steve Marshall, who lives with his wife Tammi in Healdsburg, and grandson Zack is also on board. Zack lives with his wife Elaine in Kenwood.
Rounding out the crew at Marshall's is Ryan Wax, who has worked with the Marshalls for four years.
“We're very lucky and proud that Steve is doing such a good job,” said Maryann Marshall. “And we're so happy that Zack is there.”
You don't run an auto repair business for nearly 50 years without doing something right. Marshall's clients keep coming back.
If one peruses their Yelp reviews, you'll often find words like “honest”, “fair,” “reasonable,” “skilled,” and “a hidden gem.”
Of course, someone used the words “one grumpy dude” to describe Steve and his legendary demeanor, but gave Marshall's the maximum five stars.
Marshall's is located at 9672 Sonoma Hwy., right past Warm Springs Road. Give them a call at 833-4222, or just stop on in and they'll take care of whatever your vehicle needs.
Soul journeys“When our heart and soul are able to find peace and balance along our way, we can then find ways to get through even some of the most turbulent times,” said Glen Ellen resident and author Regina Powers. As a western-trained family nurse practitioner, she had worked in both emergency medicine and family practice when she stumbled upon the teachings of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine (earth, metal, water, wood and fire); everything related to how she saw, and treated people began to shift. Her new book, What Color is Your Medicine, came into form quickly, in under two months, after she lost her home in the 2017 Nuns Fire. Fire was the element or catalyst she needed in order to write.
“The healing of our emotional and physical bodies by way of our connection and opening to spirit, is the primary message of my book,” said Powers. “This book came through me after the fires in a very short period of time, and it shares my personal journey of healing using the five elements of Chinese medicine.”
“I always knew I was called to assist people - to learn, heal and grow - so sharing my book with others allows people to tap into places [where] they may have imbalances within their physical and emotional body.”
What Color is Your Medicine also offers recommendations to take along on our own healing journey.
Powers will speak with Ken Brown (Hey Neighbor) on local radio station KSVY on May 8, from 2-2:30 p.m.
Powers has a private practice, which blends both her Eastern and Western trainings. Knowing that energy reaches far beyond the four walls of an exam room, she works with many of her clients long distance, via Skype. Powers offers workshops and retreats here and abroad. If you would like to work with Powers or have a retreat in your area, drop her a line or schedule an appointment at PowersEnergyMedicine.com.
What Color is Your Medicine is available on Amazon.com. For more information go to www.soljourneys.com.
Free senior transportation program celebrates 10 years and a new name myRide, formerly LIMO, is celebrating its 10th year of offering free transportation to Sonoma Valley seniors age 60 and older who are no longer able to drive. myRide plays a vital role in the lives of Sonoma Valley seniors. By offering free transportation throughout the valley to seniors in need, Vintage House is reducing isolation and helping seniors maintain their connection to the community. Rides are provided for a range of excursions including trips to the pharmacy or grocery store, a visit to the hairdresser, or to attend a class or activity at Vintage House. To find out more, visit www.vintagehouse.org or call Vintage House Sonoma at 996-0311.
LOCALFest 2019The Sonoma Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual LOCALFest on Tuesday, April 16, 5-7 p.m. at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma. This is a free event showcasing new businesses in Sonoma Valley and a chance to meet the Stompers Mascot Rawhide, try new wine and food from the valley, and meet your community. Ramekins is located at 450 W. Spain St.
Are you a new business that opened in 2018 and would like to participate? Email Carmen@sonomachamber.org.