Cinematic Inspiration

I have recently discovered, dear readers, that the beginning of the year is thought to be an uninspiring time by many. Though the explanation I will share below has merit, I must admit that I was somewhat taken aback by this thought. To me, the Winter months are a time for introspection and less distractions. […]

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Holiday Entertainment

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Stop in any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening to unwind with a drink and some live music! Here’s what we have coming up: Thursday, December 12: Enjoy the dynamic guitar playing and engaging storytelling of multi-instrumentalist Adam Labeaux. […]

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Shopping Small is a Big Deal

I don’t know about you, but I am very much looking forward to Saturday. I love Small Business Saturday! Have you ever been downtown for this annual event? It’s a festive, magical time. Small Business Saturday feels kind of like a giant block party, and it’s almost guaranteed that you will run into many people […]

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This Is Halloween

I almost put off coming in to work today. This is the dangerous part about being able to set your own hours; if you get distracted easily or are prone to procrastination, you’re in for a rough time at the end of the week trying to cram everything in. I was not feeling well enough […]

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Hallowmas Coloring Contest!

Did you see the exciting announcement about our Hallowmas Coloring Contest? In case you missed it: Here is the picture that was made by our friend Eddie Lee. We love it, and decided to share it with you. How would you and your little ones like to show off your coloring skills? We’re having a […]

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Pull Up a Chair

Usually when I’m sitting here at the Raven, either in the TARDIS or at the bar, I will hear people when they come in and look for a place to sit. More often that not, our regulars tend to walk in with a purpose and look like they know right where they’re going. I’ve heard […]

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Are you inspired?

Do you feel inspired when you come to the Raven Café? I know of at least two regulars that come in to write on weekly basis. One gentleman is old-school and fills notebooks with tiny neat script. The other is a man named Corey Danna, who graciously gave me permission to photograph him so I […]

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Tales From the Raven Cafe

Our Duchess of the Raven (Jody Parmann) discovered this little gem of a book online. She asked me to contact the authors and discover whether or not our very own beloved Raven Cafe had somehow inspired these interwoven tales. To which I said “Challenge accepted.” (Actually I replied “Will do!” via email, but that doesn’t […]

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For Your Theatrical Entertainment

I vaguely remember my first scary movie. I’m pretty sure it was The Howling, because I recall watching people become werewolves through the dining room doorway. I was about four or five years old, and my mom and older sister were watching a movie. I was instructed to go play somewhere, and told that I […]

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Boats, Bands, and Brunch

Welcome to Boat Week! Are you ready for all of the excitement and festivities that Blue Water Fest has to offer? If you are not yet up to date on all of the events and the amazing musical line ups happening downtown, you can find all of that right here. It’s supposed to be a […]

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