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Jeff’s Notebook

Vegan and vegan-friendly restuarnats: Halifax, Nova Scotia

We are traveling – first to a wedding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and exploring vegan restaurants. Halifax is a wonderful city: youthful, yet graced with stone or brick century old buildings. More than vegan friendly, the city offers several vegan restaurants. Not entirely vegan, but “friendly” Mezza on Quinpool Road is Lebanese/Mediterranean. Our daughter and…

An issue of feathers

We advertise in VegNews Magazine which advocates a vegan lifestyle. Sometimes our association with VegNews is a source of problems for some of their readers. Our guests and potential guests should know that the Inn reflects that we have not been vegan our entire lives. Last week, spurred by one of their readers, a staff…

Inn’s Kate Frey Wins Gold for Fetzer Vineyards

This spring, master gardener Kate Frey took a six week leave of absence from the Inn to create Fetzer Winery’s sustainable wildflower garden at London’s annual Chelsea Garden Show. She was awarded gold! Until last year when Fetzer Winery’s owners closed it, Kate ran Fetzer’s Valley Oak Gardens. Kate is also a superior garden designer…

Violence, Mouse Abuse and VH1 – MTV

This morning, some of our staff turned on VH1 for background music. I walked in when Criss Angel was introducing Ozzy Osbourne during the Rock Honors Awards show. He carried a small terrarium with a white mouse exploring his plastic house. Angel reached in grabbed the mouse, put it to his mouth and bit the…

Mendocino Firsts – GMO’s; Organics, and Sustainable Practices Mendocino County Firsts Mendocino County was the first county within the United States to ban growing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Mendocino County also boasts the oldest organic winery in the United States, Lolonis Winery in Redwood Valley – http://www.lolonis.com/. The County is home to the Stanford Inn…

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