Uncle Don’s Winning Chili Recipe

Uncle Don’s Winning Chili Recipe

The Petaluma Hamilton Freemasons recently won first place in the first annual Masonic BBQ competition with our entry in the chili cook-off. We used a modified version of my Uncle Don‟s secret chili recipe passed down from father to son for who knows how long. My Uncle...
A Month of Fraternity

A Month of Fraternity

The conferring of a degree is a very special time for a Lodge, one that takes place with much gravity and preparation. Each of the three degrees teach a candidate important lessons about living a just and moral life, helping others, and serving one’s community....
Safe Bee Colony Relocation

Safe Bee Colony Relocation

135 years after the Freemasons erected their stately lodge in Petaluma, builders of another kind — European honeybees — have spent the summer constructing a home of their own amid the hall’s elaborate parapets.

The Founding of a City

The Founding of a City

Masons help found the city of Covina in 1916, and now reflect and reminisce on a full century of growth, development, and civil outreach. Today we explore the important cornerstone-laying celebration at its founding.