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Good News

Andrew Fridae and Nora Cary are spreading the good news that The Palms is getting ready to reopen.



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The Palms, but better

Iconic music venue prepares
to open its doors under new, local ownership

Express editor
Those who yearn for the live, low-key magic of The Palms, and feel its absence like a missing tooth can stop reminiscing and start rejoicing: The Palms will open its doors at 13 Main Street in the historic Winters Opera House in January.
New owners Andrew Fridae and Nora Cary, who collectively are Cary & Fridae Productions, LLC, made their big announcement to the Express last week that months and months of planning and negotiations are about to come to fruition and very soon, tickets to their first show will go on sale.
Who is it, and where will the tickets be available? Those details and a few others are still being worked out, but come the new year, there will be something old and familiar returning to town — but in a new and fresh way.
Both Fridae and Cary come from families very familiar to most Winters residents. Fridae is the younger son of Winters school teachers Rebecca and Woody Fridae, and Woody Fridae is additionally a long time former city council member and mayor. Cary is the daughter of Diane and Keith Cary; her father is an iconic musician and music teacher.
Besides their homegrown roots, Fridae and Cary also share a lifelong love of music, dance and theater. Fridae is a director for the Winters Shakespeare Workshop, and made his directing debut with the Winters Theatre Company’s “Circle Mirror Transformation“ last year. Cary is an accomplished ballet dancer and mother of two.
Both grew up attending shows at The Palms and are quite familiar with its vibe, which they intend to carry forward into the next evolution of one of Yolo County’s most cherished music venues. . . .


The Winters High School varsity volleyball award winners are, from left, Anne Guidici, Makayla Rojas and Sheila Mora. Not in the photo are Lizbeth Sanchez and Ashley Drummond.

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Mora makes first
team All League

Express sports

The Winters High School varsity volleyball team’s season has come to an end and the Warriors celebrated their season with their annual awards ceremony. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, coach Lucy MacMahon gave recognition to her team and handed out some individual awards.
The Warriors were unable to get back into the playoffs this year but posted an overall record of 7-21 and were 1-7 in league.
Sheila Mora made First Team All Sacramento Valley League. Makayla Rojas and Lizbeth Sanchez both made All League Honorable Mention.
Receiving the Coaches Award was Anne Guidici, and Ashley Drummond earned the Senior Scholar Athlete Award for the highest GPA.