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Business Beat: 04/01/2017

Kenwood Inn & Spa Changes hands

Kenwood Inn & Spa is under new ownership.

The 29-room Kenwood Inn & Spa in Kenwood has been sold, and will now be managed by Four Sisters Inns.

The new owners are an investment group listed as HAGD Partners, LLC.

The Tuscan-style inn has been owned by Kenwood Holdings, LLC, since 2006 and managed by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality.

The hotel started as a small bed and breakfast in 1989 under the ownership of Terry and Roseanne Grimm. The Grimms eventually turned the inn from four rooms to 12, and then eventually to 29 rooms.

The Kenwood Inn & Spa has previously received a number of Readers' Choice awards from Conde Nast Traveler magazine and was named as one of the top small resorts on the U.S. mainland.

Four Sisters Inns runs a collection of 16 boutique inns and hotels in California, including local facilities such as the Gaige House in Glen Ellen, the Healdsburg Inn, and the Inn at Sonoma. Statewide, Four Sisters owns hotels in areas such as Newport Beach, Napa, Santa Cruz, Carmel By The Sea, Santa Monica, and San Diego.

For more information on the Kenwood Inn & Spa, go to The inn is located at 10400 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood.

Spring at Swede's Feeds

Springtime is upon us and it's time to think about getting your hands dirty. Swede's Feeds has a deal on planting soil - buy three bags of Soil Booster and get one for free. That's four bags for under $23. Planting mix will be on sale soon as well.

Swede's is getting in its veggie starts, perennials, and garden supplies such as organic fertilizers, pest control options, gloves, tools, tomato cages, weed cloth, and more.

Swede's Feeds is located at 9140 Sonoma Hwy in Kenwood. They can be reached at 833-5050, or go to

Locals on “Forty Under 40” list

The North Bay Business Journal recently released its annual North Bay Forty Under 40 awards, and there are some familiar names from around our part of the valley.

Included on the list are:

Jordan Kivelstadt of Kivelstadt Cellars, which has a tasting room in Glen Ellen.

Stephan Stubbins and Brad Surosky of Transcendence Theater and its “Broadway Under the Stars,” held each summer at Jack London State Park.

Jake Terrell, the vineyard manager at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards.

For the full Forty Under 40 list, go to

Tour Wildwood Nursery

Wildwood Nursery in Kenwood is offering a Second Saturdays program: afternoons of educational programs and special pricing every second Saturday of the month (except for August). The next one, set for April 8, will feature a tour of the mini-gardens and plantings at the nursery.

Beginning at 2 p.m., stroll through the garden design which dates back to the McLaren/McCrory Farm. Joseph Monte will discuss companion plants for native oaks and Mediterranean trees and point out examples of natives and non-natives which co-exist and complement each other in the landscape. It is anticipated that the mature tree peonies planted on the property will be in bloom. The blossoms often measure six to eight inches across.

Enjoy spring preview pricing on April 8 on suntolerant Exbury azaleas, tree peonies, and maples selected for spring color.

Wildwood Nursery is located at 10300 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. Call 833-1161 for more information, or go to

Photography open house

Glen Ellen photographers Mark Stupich, Tom Deininger and Steven Krause invite you to view their photography exhibit at Burger and Vine Whiskey Bar, just across Spain Street from the Sonoma Mission. Grand Opening will be Friday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Images are of Sonoma County in both black and white and vibrant color.

Free reverse mortgage forum in Oakmont

How would eliminating your mortgage payments change your life? You can learn how to unlock the equity in your home by attending a free seminar on government regulated reverse mortgages with specialist Cynthia Kee on Thursday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oakmont Golf Club.

A tax-free lifetime income can pay off your existing mortgage, repair/remodel your home, pay off credit card debt, pay for emergency expenses, and even purchase a new home.

Kee will give you all the facts during an informal lunch. To RSVP call 812-2102, or email

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Community Calendar

Oakmont golf tournament
VOTMA meeting
Rotary Club of Glen Ellen Kenwood meeting
VOTMA public meeting
Simulated emergency drill in Oakmont
Meditation retreat at Zen Center
World Religions classes in Oakmont
SIR #53 to hear about issues facing Santa Rosa
Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont Annual Fall Dinner
34th annual Sonoma County Art Trails
Free bookmobile visits Kenwood

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