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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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Nov 28, 2013

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Another Parade in Angwin
Some 30 years ago, the Angwin Community Council staged a Family Day which included a parade down Main Street. About 40 entries, ranging from a child carrying a cat to someone playing a drum. A few days ago, the Howell Mountain Elementary School resurrected the parade idea, this time with a parade celebrating Hallowe'en.
Dozens of youngsters in costume walked from the school to the Fire House. Yes, parents and teachers got into the act, also. Great fun for everyone.
HMES kids and parents gathering for Halloween parade
Two girls-Indian and fairy princess
Good friends, of course, Indian maiden and fairy princess.
Three girls dressed up
Most of the paraders were girls, naturally. Mama had said, “OK, Susie, let’s get you all dressed up.”
Two girls-Indian and fairy princess
Three girls dressed up

Some parents got into the parade. Just dig out a hat you wore as somebody's Bridesmaid and voila, you are in the parade. At left, Sarah Desmond. At right, Kelsey Hadfield with daughter, Timbre.
HMES student Citlaly Pulido in costume
Citlaly Pulido, fourth grade student, wore the scariest costume for Halloween. Actually, it looks like something out of Aunt Sophia's closet.

First In a series... Small Businesses in Angwin
Milton Rivera's Hometown Roots
Milton Rivera, owner and operator of Rivera Auto Repair, was born in the St. Helena Hospital, went to school at Foothills Elementary, and attended PUC Prep. He wandered down to Napa where he operated an auto repair business for 21 years. But two years ago he opened a branch in Angwin where he is building a reputation among the locals. His daughter, Redy, works the service desk.
Rivera Auto Repair's Owner Milton Rivera and daughter Redy