Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Aug 8, 2021 Aug 8, 2021 Updated Sep 8, 2021 See anyone you know? Faces and Places features photos from family celebrations, community events, winning moments and personal achievement.Click here to submit your photos. Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Nothing says back to normal like a traveling carnival. John Castillo is pictured here, with his daughter Abby, on the Vertigo ride on June 26. Submitted photo Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 The Special Olympics Northern California torch passed through the Napa Valley on June 24. Law enforcement officials carried the torch 38 miles across the county in support of local Special Olympics athletes. The torch was carried from the Calistoga Police Department to the American Canyon Police Department. "It’s always an honor to be a part of this tradition," Calistoga police said on their Facebook page. Submitted photo Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Sons In Retirement State President Stu Williams speaks to Napa SIR Branch 65 at its second outdoor meeting of 2021. SIR is an activity-based organization to provide opportunities for retired, semi-retired or men with flexible time to keep active. Activities include golf, bowling, bocce, walking/hiking, poker, and other interest groups. For more information, visit https://sirinc2.org/branch/65 Submitted photo Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Dr. Marko Bodor, left, and Chef Michael Chiarello at the recent Napa Medical Research Foundation (NMRF) donor appreciation event. Guests enjoyed appetizers, pizzas and salad. Wines were generously donated by Blankiet Estate, Gretchen de Baubigny and Shibumi Knoll Vineyards. Chef Chiarello shared his personal experience with regenerative medicine and how it has enabled him to walk without pain and pick up his grandchildren. He further expressed his gratitude for Dr. Bodor's research with the NMRF and how it has directly affected his life. NMRF’s Director of Research, Dr. Marko Bodor, spoke of how running track in his youth gave him a fascination with muscles and movement, which led him to his specialty in medical research and a desire to find better solutions for orthopedic and neurologic problems. Bob McClenahan photo Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Why do these three people look so happy? Because they’re all recent retirees. Former Register staffers Davis Taylor, Jullie Van Grieken and Kevin Courtney briefly reunited at a farewell lunch for Taylor who just retired as publisher. Submitted photo Photos: Faces and Places, August 8 Students of Brown's Family Daycare, Inc., celebrate the end of 2020—2021 Distance Learning School Year. Front row from left: Dylan, Kindergarten; Delila, Kindergarten; Adelyn, 1st Grade; Fernando, 3rd Grade. Back row from left: Isaias, 2nd grade; Emmanuel, 5th grade; Kaylee, 3rd Grade; and Estrella, 5th Grade. Submitted photo Tags Napanewsnow Related to this collection Crime and Courts Police: Man stabbed at Napa homeless encampment, suspect found by drone Updated Sep 19, 2021 A law-enforcement drone helped lead authorities to a man suspected of stabbing another man Saturday, according to Napa Police. Crime and Courts Napa man faces kidnapping allegation after trying to force woman into truck, police say Updated Sep 19, 2021 A Napa man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after trying to force a woman into his truck Thursday morning, according to police. Crime and Courts Police: Napa man faces assault allegation after girlfriend attacked with baseball bat Updated Sep 19, 2021 A domestic dispute early Saturday morning escalated into a baseball bat attack and a Napa man's arrest, according to police. Local News Recall election ballots coming soon to Napans Updated Sep 14, 2021 Napans should receive their ballots for the Gov. Gavin Newson recall election in the mail by around Aug. 23. Local News Dodd to host virtual town hall on wildfire preparedness on Aug. 16 Updated Sep 29, 2021 The panel includes state and local officials discussing the response to wildfires, including public safety power shutdowns. Local News Motorcyclist, teen driver injured in separate Napa County crashes Updated Aug 30, 2021 Two people, one of them a Napa teen, were hospitalized after separate wrecks Saturday in Napa County, according to the California Highway Patrol. Crime and Courts Police: Man arrested after struggle with officers at Napa hotel Updated Sep 19, 2021 A disturbance at a Napa hotel Tuesday afternoon ended with a man’s arrest, according to police. Local News Two vegetation fires, one on Napa Valley College land, reported in Napa Updated Aug 27, 2021 A small vegetation fire early Thursday at the NVC campus' north end caused no injuries, according to Napa Fire.