Craig Smith is the executive director of the Downtown Napa Association. Reach him at 257-0322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Downtown Napa Association brings travel writers from around the country to downtown Napa, to give them a taste of what we get to experience every day.
Hog Island Oysters has been a favorite downtown Napa restaurant since they opened in the Oxbow Public Market 10 years ago this November.
Leslie and Sheldon Parker bought the Napa Running Company two years ago. Leslie has always been a gym rat, but ran only sporadically until Maverick, a black Lab, came into the Parker household.
Sisters Kaitlin Swickard and Kirby Swickard Dougherty represent the seventh generation of their family’s business, Five Dot Ranch, located in the Oxbow Public Market.
After 24 years, Cheryl Richburg is retiring, and Napa Valley Traditions is closing shop. Traditions’ final day is Feb. 16. Everything, including furniture used for displays, is at least 50 percent off.
The idea for Compline, the well-received restaurant and wine bar Ryan Stetins and Matt Stamp, Master Sommelier (MS) opened in September, part of First Street Napa near Clay Street and across from Archer hotel, began over wine and dinner nearly four years ago.
Just a reminder that tonight and tomorrow are the final nights of the digital art displays in downtown Napa. The best way to enjoy the art is to walk from building to building, so you can watch each image as it dissolves and evolves into something else. Think of the lights on the SF Bay Brid…
A park full of people came out the Napa Tree Lighting ceremony last week, enjoying 800 cookies courtesy of Sweetie Pies and gallons of hot chocolate from Downtown Joe’s.
The community-wide outpouring of support, for both the first responders and those who lost everything in the fires, was and continues to be amazing.
Scott Lyall, owner of Scott Lyall Clothing for Men at 614 Main St. in the Riverfront Building, wants to do something to support those adversely affected by the fires. The question is, what to do?
In-the-know ghouls and goblins will take their empty bags and head to downtown Napa Sat., Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and trick or treat to their hearts content.
…Are the headline band at today’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, and admission is free. If that isn’t enough of an incentive, there are seven other bands on two stages, including Napa’s own Second Street Band, which opens the show at noon.
Okay, actually Grace Kelly style is back, via a line of handbags now available at Muguette Renee Boutique at 1409 Second St., inspired by the actress-turned princess.
As they say, there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like to go out at night, and those who don’t. If you are one of the latter, skip this column and turn to the sports page.
Last year, the Downtown Napa Association (DNA) introduced Napa Live: Inside and Out. A music crawl, the event featured 30 businesses hosting music either inside their store or outside the patio, as well as music in Veterans Park and Dwight Murray Plaza. Because it was a new event, organizers…
Cheryl Richburg, owner of Napa Valley Traditions at Main and Pearl, thinks egg hunts should be for everybody, not just kids, and is hosting one at the store on Wed., April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Indra Fortney, owner of Boho Lifestyle at 1012 First St., next door to Starbucks, lives and breathes fashion – the variety, the fast pace, the creativity and the ever-changing looks.
Want to research an eye doctor before making your next appointment? Check out Dr. Craig Sultan on Yelp, and you’ll find more than 100 comments, mostly from locals but with a visitor or two thrown in, all singing his praises.
Jill Brandt, who owns the Napa General Store with her husband Jim, describes their business as a “lifestyle store and community gathering place” that includes a restaurant and wine shop with a tasting bar.
Mother Nature said “no” to last Thursday’s free horse drawn carriage rides, bringing us much needed rain instead. Next Thurs., Dec. 22, will be the last night for carriages, which run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and begin at Napa River Inn.
Enjoy three suites for Solo Cello by Bach, performed by concert cellist and symphony conductor Thomas Shoebotham, Sept. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Quent Cordair Fine Art Gallery, 1301 First St.
Now a part of Napa’s fabric, the Main Street Reunion Car Show is a highly anticipated event. Three years ago, the show organizers added a ‘pre-show’ event, to give folks an added chance to take in the cars.
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