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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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July 16, 2013

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Dal Burns, a Man of Many Talents
Dal Burns
Dal Burns died a few days ago, after a long battle with cancer. He left us with the memory of an exceptionally talented man, accomplished in many disciplines.
Dal was born in England. He travelled as a teen-ager with a carnival troupe, then became a sailor in the North Sea. At 17 he went to Australia, and began a career in acting that led to numerous roles throughout his lifetime. That interest led to an audio book for children, "Kookaburra."
He travelled extensively, becoming at one time or another, an explorer, a stuntman, actor, radio scriptwriter, dairy farmer, and theater manager. He finally settled into computer engineering, following a degree in technology with honors, and then an MA in computer science from UCSF. He served as department chairman for the Computer Learning Center in San Francisco. He operated the emergency dispatch system for the City of San Francisco for five years.
He never forsook his love for the theater and worked actively as a writer, producer and actor in a large number of plays in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.
Dal became an accomplished equestrian, active in Ride & Tie events in northern California, and after moving to Angwin became a familiar figure riding on the trails in Las Posadas Forest and PUC lands. Another of his on-going activities was a website he created to encourage student writers, WriteAcrossAmerica.
In his last years, Dal became active in Save Rural Angwin, the culmination of a lifetime of great diversity and numerous accomplishments. We have lost a man who taught us that people are capable of reinventing themselves many times, and succeeding in each.

Angwin wine auction raises $110,000 for schools
Howell Mountain grapegrowers and vintners held another of their annual wine auctions recently and drew about 300 guests vying for a chance to taste something raised high above the famous Napa Valley floor. The event raised $110,000, all of which will be given to the Howell Mountain Education Foundation.
Most of the money goes to the little Howell Mountain Elementary School, where its 110 students will continue to receive new library books, art and music instruction, field trips and special assemblies, activities which have been curtailed by budget cuts.
Angwin vintner Randy Dunn and his wife, Lori, started the wine auction 18 years ago. It has raised $680,000 during that period for the Education Foundation.

Through the years, the Angwin wine auction has purchased 8,000 books for the Howell Mountain Elementary School. Below, Librarian Andrea Rahm reviews some of her treasures.
Andrea Rahm