Guess what's turning 150 years old? The Lake County Courthouse! This historic building in downtown Lakeport was designed by A. P. Pettit in 1871 and served as the seat of county government until 1968 when the new courthouse was built behind it. Now home to a museum (currently closed) of local artifacts, it is a registered landmark in the state of California. Such a cool piece of our local story! Be sure to stop and admire this grand old building on your next trip to Lakeport.
January is California Restaurant Month, and there’s no time like the present to treat yourself to a delicious meal while supporting our hardworking local restauranteurs. Spice up your life at today’s featured eatery, Arti Cafe, at 9703 Soda Bay Road in the Kelseyville Riviera, where you can order tasty authentic Indian cuisine. They are open daily from 12pm-9pm. Call ahead at +1 (707) 279-1977 and place your order for pick up. You are in for a treat!
Our Lake County Fair needs your support! The Lake County Fair Foundation is planning a fundraising event that will help insure the tradition of this annual event is able to continue in the future. Mark your calendar and come by the fairgrounds on Saturday, February 6, from 5-7pm for the Wrangler Roundup Drive-Thru Dinner, and pick up a BBQ dinner to support the Fair. The meal will include Tri-tip, chicken, vegetable, mac n' cheese, and a dinner roll. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75. For more information, contact Jeff at 925-381-0359.
Bordered by Clearlake on the north, the Mayacamas on the west and south, and Mount Konocti on the east, the Big Valley AVA has volcanic gravel, clay and loam, bright sunlight, and cool nights that produce remarkable Sauvignon Blancs! It is one of seven recognized appellations that are establishing Lake County as a premier California wine growing region. To learn more, visit the Lake County Winegrape Growers website at https://www.lakecountywinegrape.org/region/lake-county-ava/
Have you followed the Lake County Mural Trail? Sponsored by Lake County Rural Arts Initiative, these inspired large format murals on buildings around the county are painted by talented local artists (like this one by Michael & Violet Divine in Clearlake, CA). Themes range from natural resources, culture, history and more. This one pays tribute to our title as “Best Bass Fishing Lake in the U.S.” You can drive by these beautiful works of art and admire them without leaving your vehicle. The interactive mural map will lead the way! https://lcrai.org/mural-trail/