News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond

Books & More is planning their annual vacation closing starting October 23 and running for two weeks, reopening Nov. 6. Yvonne and crew will be taking a much-needed change of venue. We will be observing Halloween, however, with our annual book give-away as our “Treat” Halloween evening.


            The Brownsville Farmer's Market has almost completed its first year at Ponderosa Park. It was a big move and the organizers wondered how the move in location would work. It has been going now since May and all is going well. There are only three more market sessions left for this year, though. If you have not made it to the market yet, or even if you have, please come on by and get some locally grown produce, check out the home baked goods, take a look at the crafts and more. There are melons, peaches, tomatoes, blueberries and many more foods to choose from. A hot lunch is available and often there is some music in the afternoon. There are children's activities planned. The last day is October 5, so plan on stopping by.


            Monday, September 23, is the first day of Autumn. At last the hot days of summer will slowly be replaced with the cool, crisp days of Autumn. The scent of early morning woodstove fires, leaves gently drifting to the ground, dew on the grass and the honk of geese making their way south. I’m already pulling out my jeans, sweatshirts, flannels and boots.


            If you’re expecting out of town visitors or just looking for something fun to do on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, try the North Sierra Wine Trail. There are fourteen exceptional wineries along the trail that weaves its way through Live Oak, Oroville, Bangor, Oregon House and Dobbins. Pack your picnic basket, load up the gang and head out for a beautiful drive and a day of wine tasting. For winery locations, hours of operation, etc. check out Please remember to bring along a designated driver.


            Look Back in Time – In 1898 F. G. Kelly was conducting evening classes in German and Latin at New York Flat (people from around the world were there).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.            Christine and Yvonne