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Events

  • Memorial Day Weekend Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on May 24 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


  • Independence Day Celebration (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Jul 04 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association picnic area


  • Rio Nido Homeowners Association Annual Golf Tournament (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 01 2015 - at Northwood Golf Course, Monte Rio


  • Art Festival/Rio Nido Pancake Breakfast (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Aug 02 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


  • Labor Day Chicken Barbecue (Food, Music, & Fun)
    on Sep 06 2015 - at Rio Nido Home Owners Association Picnic Area


Meet the Candidates–FRN Election News

Friends of Rio Nido (FRN) member meeting will be held.  All are welcomed to join!

This Saturday, May 16th, from 11am-noon,
at the Bruno Farnocchia Park picnic tables.
Meeting agenda has been posted here.

Two FRN Board seats are open during this election cycle, and check out the excellent FRN Board candidates we have in our midst! Voting will be by mail by for voting FRN Members… instructions to follow via in an email on or before May 20th — balloting will be open until June 12th. (Want to join FRN? Sign up for free here!)

Meet the candidates at this Saturday’s FRN member meeting!

MATT MALIK- Incumbent Vice President
I would like to help in improving our community. Great changes have occurred since FRN came into being. There’s still a lot that needs to be done to ensure a safe and healthy environment for every Rio Nidoan.
(3May15)

INGRID EMMING
I have lived in Rio Nido for 10 years, and in that time have seen lots of changes in our community. Some of them I’ve been involved with personally and others I’ve watched with pride and a warm heart. The one thing I’ve come to realize is that progress is the result of hard work and investment by people. There are wonderful things happening in Rio Nido, and I want to be a participant and give something back to this little village I call home I hope the FRN board will give me that opportunity.
(4May15)

ALEXANDRIA GOODMAN
I’ve never written a Statement of Qualifications:
I am a resident of Rio Nido since October 2012.
I love Rio Nido.
I want to see Rio Nido as a community of people who take pride and care in their property, care about their neighbors, and the amenities in the village.
I want to help bolster a strong sense of identity and belonging in our village.
I love the Friends of Rio Nido organization and what it offers Rio Nido.
I have many talents and skills that can be useful as a Board Member.
I have no limitations or disabilities.
I am committed to invest my time and effort to the Board of Directors.
What else? Please don’t laugh me off the table…
I’ll still come to meetings.
Oh! Did I tell you that I just accepted a job in Guerneville working for D&G Equity Management?
Now I don’t have to commute to Santa Rosa anymore. That was disconcerting.

PS. I support our local businesses and the RNHOA.
(I just memorized some details after posting events to the RIONIDO.NET website for over a year now!)
(6May15)

PIP MARQUEZ DE LA PLATA
If I were elected to the Friend’s of Rio Nido Board, I would push to expand the work the Board has done to date. Specifically to improve Rio Nido’s standing and perception as a vibrant Russian River community that truly reflects the idea that when you come to Rio Nido, you just visited a little bit of paradise. Some ideas to that end…

  1. More community involvement.
    1. A better understanding from a larger group of Rio Nido residents about what they care about through simple questionnaires may help guide board/community activities that capture more interest and involvement.
  2. More outreach to folks outside Rio Nido to promote the good stuff going on here to combat some of the misperceptions, attract new residents and instill a sense of pride in the community.
    1. Real Estate agents, news outlets outside of Sonoma County, ets.
  3. Expand clean up and beautification activities to be more rewarding to residents rather than a chore.
    1. I.e. add a “Next Door Neighbor Day/Week/Month”. Sort of like an old-fashioned barn-raising day where neighbors helped build a barn for a local farmer. Helps beautify Rio Nido and builds a sense of community. Could be simple like painting a porch, planting flowers, fixing a fence, etc.

I’d like to use my 20+ years experience in marketing at some of the worlds largest ad agencies (McCann-Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT), CNET Networks (sold to CBS), Meebo (sold to Google) and others to truly make a difference in how both people who live in Rio Nido and the outside world feel/perceive Rio Nido.
(7May15)

(listed according to the date of application)

Mother’s Day Weekend @ RNR

www.rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

8a21cd6bbcda3c3b0c48abf68b916be7.jpgSATURDAY MAY 9 Come listen and dance to the cool sounds of the HOT ZONE from 6-10 p.m., $5 cover.

LIKE www.facebook.com/rionidoroadhouse and feel free to SHARE their posts. That way, you and all your Friends learn about all the exciting events happening all year long.

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SUNDAY MAY 10 Mother’s Day Brunch from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Eggs Benedict, Scrambled, Fruit, Pastries, Belgium Waffles and More! $17 pp.

Don’t forget, there’s always Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Weekdays we’re open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Plus great daily specials!

Parking, parking, parking… plenty to share in the back and on the west side grove.

Outdoor Stage open for the Wrecking Bells & Junk Parlor!

www.riodnidoroadhouse.com/events 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

3a516e5c31de81a97395cf309f3fbe95    Both the Wrecking Bells and Junk Parlor play 6-10 p.m., $5 at the door. And BOTH are fun to watch, listen and dance to!3b718ea882411794d271509ebce21e96
You’ve been great with the parking challenge, the front no longer being available. But more than 100 cars parked on the side and around the back to the west for Saturday’s THUGZ show, so we know you can do it! Thanks for your understanding. Please do not park in the Lodge lot or you could get towed away. Really.
Here are some additional summer bands for you to drool over and plan for: Rick Lenzi (Elvis!) and the Roustabouts; Gator Nation; Third Rail; Fleetwood Mask; Petty Theft; the Sun Kings; the Unauthorized Rolling Stones. And more!

The Rio Nido Sign is Here–Join Us on Sat at 1pm

  

HUGE thanks to all of our generous donators for helping us get across the goal line! We could never have done it without the three grants provided by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors through the Advertising Program.

A special thanks to all our donors!

Another round of thanks to the folks who stored the sign for us all these years… Larry and Elena most recently (for a year or more, whilst we sorted out funding, grant applications, and various committee processes). And even more unbelievably, for more than twenty years Vicki and Jim Cronander stored the sign in their little wooden shed, waiting for the right opportunity to have it return to use in our community.

The sign is installed and we’re having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 18th at 1pm at the site where the new sign will be installed (along River Road, between Canyon 7 and Rio Nido Roads). Join if you can!

You can donate to the FRN general fund by clicking on the “donate” button below or sending a check to FRN at PO Box 184 in Rio Nido.

(Video by John Uniack and photos by Elena Chronis and M Henon)

2015 RNHOA Social Events

  • Sunday, May 24: Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, July 4: Independence Day Celebration Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, August 1: Golf Tournament
  • Sunday, August 2: Pancake Breakfast/Rio Nido Art Festival Breakfast: 9am – 12 noon Art Festival: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday, August 29: General Meeting Time: 10am
  • Sunday, September 6: Labor Day Chicken BBQ Food: 4pm – 8pm Dancing: 5pm – 9pm

Fourth of July Barbecue, 2010

The Rio Nido Homeowners Association was established almost 50 years ago to build and maintain the Homeowners’ “volunteer” park and serve this community through sponsoring community events, supporting parks, seniors, improvements, toward the goal of a safe, secure and friendly Rio Nido.  PeeWee Golf is a highlight of our park and a favorite of children of all ages. The Association also provided $6,000 to fund the equipment for the Rio Nido community playground.

The quarterly newsletter, the Reporter, has always been a key Association effort.  The newsletter keeps members updated on Association activities, local events, local news and feature articles of interest to our members. Membership is $15/year.

RNHOA Membership Form

 

1st Friday, Flying Peeps, Easter Brunch

www.rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

    FRI 3 APR 6:00 pmWillie Perez kicks off our new “First Friday” with his folk, blues and pop! Come eat dinner to his soothing sounds and even dance a little if you wish. Asking $3 donation.ea0b02ad-6021-4bec-9579-b497306f4337
    SAT 4 APR 6:00 pm ~ Find the fun Fargo Brothers on our indoor “stage” with rock, blues, rock & roll, and their originals. There’s no Fargo in the band and the guys aren’t brothers, though they act it sometimes!
    SUN 5 APR 9:00 am ~ Easter Day at the RNR is always remembered for its wonderful Brunch, the Annual Peep Fling Competition, and the Diorama contest. OH, and the hilarious Easter Egg Hunt and other kid contests! Come on out for a really great family fun day!f3e85901-e113-48af-873b-1deb00dfdaf3
Have you noticed how beautiful the lawn looks right now? It’s still green from that last bit of rain we had–but it won’t look like that for long. In the interest of conserving water, we will do our part and not pour that precious liquid onto the lawn. We will save 1000’s of gallons, really. We’d rather have it in the pool than on the lawn. Bear with us and/or pray for rain!
Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. You’ll notice lots more spaces back there. It all belongs to the RNR. Share it, take care of it. Thanks!

Always Bands and Dancing at the Roadhouse!

14540 Canyon 2 Road ~ (707)869-0821  www.rionidoroadhouse.com

d337189c-8801-4ce8-9996-0b7c9cc79373   The Organgrinders, a band new to the Rio Nido Roadhouse, plays at the wedding on Saturday. Come dance and have fun!

1st Fridays is a new event at the RNR. We’ll have a small group or solo musician doing acoustic sets on the first Friday of each month–jazz, blues, pop, folk. We ask a $3 donation for the musicians. It’ll be a cool addition to our Friday evenings!5a9225d8-9352-43b0-bee4-d8d300c9f5ec  

Easter Weekend check out the Peep Flingin’ and Diorama Contest on RNR’s Facebook page of events

 Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Notice how beautifully the various parking areas have been graded and rolled! Space is a premium, so please park accordingly. Thank you, ALL, for your continuing support!

Celebrate with the THUGZ this Weekend & St. Patrick’s Day

www.rionidoroadhouse.com 14540 Canyon 2 Road (707)869-0821

     All this week is Restaurant Week. We are offering some mighty nice meals at lunch and dinner during the event. The kitchen would love to feed you!
8490756e-16fc-4690-a900-0a50cb1b9577    Then we have The THUGZ on the 14th, to be followed by Mike & Sylvia (of the THUGZ) on the 17th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Brad will have the kitchen going with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, etc. to celebrate.9e28b50f-4d87-4ea4-bb61-72a6fcbb5c62
     Captain Paisley is next on the 21st, with the great music you love from Woodstock and the Fillmore.
     Next up is D’Giin on Sunday, March 22. What a fabulous weekend with two original bands!
And look at the Sneak Preview information about our Annual Peeps Fling and Diorama contests on April 5. Start thinking about your designs!
 Don’t forget–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk keep you away.

Bands, St. Paddy’s, Dancing!

www.rionidoroadhouse.com  14540 Canyon 2 Road, Rio Nido  (707)869-0821

ddd03284-88ca-4a5c-9a23-886885b4b242    You wanna party? You can’t do better than with The PULSATORS! Best party band around! This Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
    Next up are The THUGZ on the 14th, to be followed by Mike & Sylvia (of the THUGZ) on the 17th in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Brad will have the kitchen going with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, etc. to celebrate.
     8490756e-16fc-4690-a900-0a50cb1b9577Captain Paisley is next on the 21st, with the great music you love from Woodstock and the Fillmore.
Don’t forget–p9e28b50f-4d87-4ea4-bb61-72a6fcbb5c62arking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a little extra walk keep you away.

RNR hosts Weekend at Bernie’s

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     That’s what Adam Bernie calls himself… Weekend at Bernie’s. He’s the high-energy keyboardist you see in Levi Lloyd’s 501 Band. Come dine and dance with Adam this Saturday night, 6-10 p.m.45ed3f3b-a958-4058-9100-40d152efcf1a
     The following Saturday, The Honeydippers will return to the RNR with their core R&B sound plus blues, zydeco, reggae and some classic rock and country. Very eclectic!
Remember–parking is on the side and around the back. Don’t let a few extra steps keep you away!