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About Angwin...
Angwin is a community of about 3000 residents on Howell Mountain. We are in a coastal range of northern California, about 70 mi. north of San Francisco.
The Village ranges from 1600 to 2200 ft. elevation, overlooking the scenic Napa Valley. It is surrounded by vineyards and forests.
Many Angwin residents work for Pacific Union College, a liberal arts college with a national reputation, or the nearby St. Helena Hospital.

The story is in the statistics
A few weeks ago, we introduced viewers to our two new advertisers. But we didn't provide much information about them, so here it is. Just look at these numbers.
Angwin Dental..39 years, 10,000 patients
Dr. Robert Williams pioneered dental service in Angwin. He opened his office here 39 years ago. Since then he has served more then 10,000 patients. Tally those two figures and they spell one word...Experience. And a lot of Angwin people to whom he gave healthier teeth and brighter smiles. The other person on the Angwin team is Dr. Susan Fjarli, who came aboard in 2003, after serving as president of the Multnomah Dental Society and clinical professor at Oregon Health Sciences University. Another cheerful, competent person. Dr. Williams opened a Napa office in 1985, which his son, Dr. Jeff Williams, took over 10 years ago. Building a family tradition.
Advanced of the bunch
Angwin old timers, and some not so old, travel to Napa where Geoffrey Calkins and Elizabeth Gilson listen to our hearing problems and get us listening better. They face challenges and find solutions. In 2010, the independent "Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook" took a survey of 45 hearing aid centers throughout the Bay Area. Advanced Instruments hit the top of the list in six categories. Look at these scores:
Promptness of service
Quality of products
Variety of products
Ease of testing products
Overall quality
What can we exclaim about these two professional offices which have racked up years of service and statistics like these?
Something like "Wow!" comes to mind.
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June 10, 2012

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The Bounty comes to Angwin
International conference for Pitcairn Island Aficionados
HMS Bounty ship
People around the world have been entranced with the story "Mutiny on the Bounty" and the lives of the mutineers who fled to Pitcairn Island to escape the British navy. The most devoted are coming to Angwin on August 19-21 to exchange research papers, stories, listen to the historians and other academics, and peruse the large collection of artifacts in Pacific Union College's Pitcairn Island Study Center of which Herb Ford is the director.
The conference, meeting in the Fireside Room of the college's church complex, is open to the public. Full details can be found at
Most will be scholars and authors who have more than a casual interest in the subject. They are the ones who have written or read the books, made or watched the movies, or are regarded as the Bounty-Pitcairn expert in their respective countries.
Ford, long-time Angwin resident, president of the Angwin Community Council for 16 years, created the Pitcairn Study Center in 1977. He has made it the "go to" place for researchers, primarily because the Center maintains the world's largest collection of literature, artifacts and other material of what is known as "the Bounty Saga." The walls in his PUC Library office are covered with paintings and models of the Bounty and a missionary ship called the Pitcairn. The Center's archives include books which are devoted in part or in whole to the Mutiny on the Bounty story and the Pitcairn Island story. Thousands of pages in vertical files are full of historical information, research papers and newspaper stories dating back to the early 1800s.
Ford became interested in Pitcairn Island originally because of the islanders, many of whom were converted years ago to the Seventh-day Adventist faith. He has visited the remote island twice, stays in touch with the island almost daily, and has conducted fund-raising efforts to improve their isolated existence.
His newest book, "Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call," is a listing of the more than 3,500 ships which have called at the island from 1790 to 2010. Stories of shipwreck, romance, murder and the difficulty of living on what is arguably the world's most isolated island abound throughout the book. It is currently on sale at a discount price at the College Book Store in the Angwin Plaza.
Herb Ford, curator of the Pitcairn Island Study Center
Angwinite Herb Ford is the international expert on the Bounty and Pitcairn.
Here he peruses some of the 700 commemorative stamps in his collection.