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Rio Nido Magic - March 2017

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Rio Nido Magic - March 2017

by Elena Chronis

Rain, Rain and more Rain:

Well, I’m surprised we haven’t had to summons Noah’s Ark. Mother Nature has shown us a thing or two. Many of us here have had to deal with the harsh reality of natural springs popping up on our properties and flash flooding running down Canyon 6 and Sequoia Street. Although we have certainly been in a drought for five years, I can honestly say that most of us here in RN have just about had it with all the rain and the huge potholes that have been devouring our roads that are already in bad shape. A safety precaution advised is for folks to drive slowly and cautiously on these two streets. There’s a couple residents on Sequoia and Canyon 6 that speed daily, (this isn’t Sears Point Raceway)....I don’t want to call you out in next months column, because I can and will. So..... my advice is to slow your role...On a positive note we have been fortunate to only experience a handful of power outtages that PG&E has quickly addressed.

Roads in Rio Nido:

Our roads here are and in some cases have disintegrated.  They have become dirt roads. Sequoia and Canyon 6 are worse for wear. Huge, gaping potholes are everywhere and these two streets have become dirt and gravel. Its dangerous, one can trip, fall and seriously injure themselves which is a liability to the County. Just throwing a little asphalt on these potholes is a waste. These roads need to be repaved instead of putting a temporary Band-Aid on them. Property Owners in RN pay just as much in property taxes as the rest of Sonoma County. (Heck, you wouldn’t see this in Sebastopol or Healdsburg would you?) I wanted to extend a huge thanks to Larry Tocmakidis, Steve Bailey and Fred Beeler for clearing debris, sweeping the streets and clearing drains to keep them from clogging.  Caring about where you live by doing little things goes a long way! Thanks Guys!

St. Patrick’s Day, Friday March 17th:

The feast of St. Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th. The Irish and the Irish at Heart all across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating the Irish culture with parades, dancing, specialty foods and a whole lotta green! How will you be celebrating this year?

Important dates to remember:

March 1st: Ash Wednesday

April 9th: Palm Sunday

April 14th: Good Friday.

April 16th: Easter

Easter is the oldest and most important feast celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day of his crucifixion as described in the New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent a forty-day period of fasting and penance.  Most people only fast for a week or two. Forty days is a bit extreme but heck some do it.

PET of the Month: Buster

Buster is the newest addition to our family and is an affectionate, sweet and very curious cat. He has shown he can manage his way around three hounds and even scare them at times. He loves to have his tummy rubbed and is forever curious.

Buster comes to us from Forgotten Felines and was living in the facility for a month before we took him into our home. His previous owner wanted to put him down rather than pay for the surgery to save his life. He is now a happy healthy little cat with more love and hope than we could ever imagine.