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"... an old crab took the opportunity of saying to her daughter, 'Ah, my dear! Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper!' 'Hold your tongue, Ma!' said the young crab, a little snappishly. 'You're enough to try the patience of an oyster!'"

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Poll Results

Best Baby Gift Store

Sonoma

Baby Discount
6826 Sebastopol Drive, Sebastopol. 707.829.8851.
368 Petaluma Blvd., Petaluma. 707.763.8852.

Honorable Mention
Rococo Baby
641 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.579.2165.

Napa

First Place: Tie
Cribs & Bibs
1460 First St., Napa. 707.226.5965.

Tapioca Tiger
1224 Adams St., St. Helena. 707.967.0608.


Best Local Private School

Sonoma

Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm
655 Willowside Road, Sebastopol. 707.575.7194.

Honorable Mention
Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa. 707.284.3200.

Marin

Marin Academy
1600 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 415.453.2808.


Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Sonoma

Mary's Pizza Shack
535 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. 707.538.1888.
101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 707.585.3500.
9010 Brooks Road, Windsor. 707.836.0900.
452 First St. E., Sonoma. 707.779.3883.

Honorable Mention
Lyon's Restaurant
2131 County Center Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.546.7600.
722 E. Washington St., Petaluma. 707.762.4095.
6255 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707.585.7707.
190 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.528.9311.

Napa

Pizza Azzurro
1400 Second St., Napa. 707.255.5552.

Marin

McDonald's
Various locations.


Best Kids' Bookstore

Sonoma

Copperfield's Books
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.8991.
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.8938.
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0563.
1330 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.1616.

Honorable Mention, Independent
North Light Books &Amp; Cafe
550 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.792.4300.

Honorable Mention, Corporate
Barnes & Noble
700 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7494.

Napa

Napa Book Tree
1405 Second St., Napa. 707.259.5400.


Best Kids' Clothing Store

Sonoma

First Place, Independent
Cubby House
107 Plaza St., Healdsburg. 707.433.6861.

First Place, Corporate
Gap Kids
1030 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa. 800.333.7899.

Honorable Mention, Independent
Half-Pint
450 First St. E., Sonoma. 707.938.1722.

Honorable Mention, Corporate
Old Navy
2070 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.544.2896.
334 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa. 707.569.7046.

Napa

First Place: Tie
4 Kids' Sake
1556 Silverado Trail, Napa. 707.257.3657.

Hansel & Gretel Clothes Loft
Vintage 1870, 6525 Washington St., Yountville. 707.944.2954.


Best Haircut Salon

Sonoma

Just Kidz Kutz
312 D St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.2766.

Honorable Mention
Elle Lui
205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.1474.

Napa

Supercuts
1806 Soscol. Ave., Ste. B, Napa. 707.257.3744.

Marin

On the Avenue
167 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley. 415.388.1126.


Best Place to Inspire

Sonoma

First Place, Independent
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.579.4452.

First Place, Corporate
Barnes & Noble
700 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.576.7494.

Honorable Mention: Tie
Armstrong Woods

Copperfield's Books
138 N. Main St., Sebastopol. 707.823.8991.
2316 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.578.9838.
140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 707.762.0563.
1330 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga. 707.942.1616.

Napa

Mt. St. Helena

Marin

School


Best Rainy Day Activity

Sonoma

Reading

Napa

Sharpsteen Museum
1311 Washington St., Calistoga. 707.942.5911.

Marin

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Fort Baker, 557 Mcreynold Road, Sausalito. 415.487.4398.


Best Summer Day Camp

Sonoma

Camp Watam
Howarth Park, Santa Rosa. 707.543.3292.

Honorable Mention, Independent

Sonoma County Children's Music
709 Davis St., Santa Rosa. 707.836.0600.

Honorable Mention, Corporate
YMCA
1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.545.9622.

Marin

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 415.479.2000.


Best Toy Store

Sonoma

Toyworks
2759 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.526.2099.

Honorable Mention
Toys "R" Us
2705 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.527.6200.

Napa

KB Toys
1260 Napa Town Center, Napa. 707.253.8318.

Marin

Toys "R" Us
600 W. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael. 415.721.7188.


Best Way to Un-TV

Sonoma

Reading

Honorable Mention
Go to the beach

Napa

Hiking

Marin

Hang out with them on the mountain


Best Reason to Have Kids

Sonoma

Love

Napa

Tax break

Marin

To complete a family

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From the March 20-26, 2003 issue of the North Bay Bohemian.

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