Author Archives: Julie

Music for April – Genna & Jesse

Share Tweet Join us this Friday; April 26th at the Alley Cat Cafe and West End Theatre for live music with Genna & Jesse from San Francisco.  Tickets are $8.00, doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00.  Check out … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly in 2013

Share Tweet It’s that time of year again….. when we take stock and make resolutions or intentions for the next year.  I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, like many of us.  Looking over the last year it seems … Continue reading

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Connection

Share Tweet I just finished this months Book Club book:  “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown, PhD.  One of the many things that struck me was the significance she put on the need for connection.  She defines connection as … Continue reading

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Sustainability Dedication Award

Share Tweet Of all the awards the Alley Cat Cafe has won, being acknowledged for our dedication to sustainability is the one I am most proud of. When the idea of opening the cafe first popped into my brain, I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Teamwork Even in a Coffee House

Share Tweet Anyone who knows the Hatzell family knows what sports enthusiasts we all are.  Put it this way;  Rachel’s first word was not mommy or daddy, it was “Ball”.  I actually don’t even know how I was allowed into … Continue reading

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The coffee growing process

Share Tweet Did you know it can take five years from the time a coffee seed is planted to actually being able to harvest a coffee cherry?  Think about that for a minute.  A farmer has planted and weeded and watered … Continue reading

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Theatre and Coffee in Quincy, Ca.

Share Tweet When Earl Thompson, owner of the West End Theatre in Quincy, approached me about possibly opening the Alley Cat Cafe in his lobby I was hesitant to say the least.  The West End Theatre has been in various … Continue reading

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Alley Cat Cafe’s Vision

Share Tweet At the Alley Cat Cafe we believe in amazing coffee and espresso, community, service, quality, accountability, conversation, hospitality, fair trade, organic farming, sustainability, recycling, win-win situations, spontaneity, laughter, art, music, great coffee and comfort food to soothe the … Continue reading

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Conversation Cafe at the Alley Cat Cafe

Share Tweet We have come so very far with today’s technology.  We can send a message to millions of people at the click of a button, but we have a hard time looking each other in the eye and saying … Continue reading

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Win, Win, Win

Share Tweet Two years ago the new Principal at Quincy High School, Dr. Sue Segura started shaking things up to say the least.  One of her new projects was to extend the Culinary Arts program and add a Pastry Class … Continue reading

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