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Cazadero Communications - November 2015

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Cazadero Communications - November 2015

by Natasha Pehrson

Blue sky is now appearing after a refreshingly damp morning. As I write this in my cosy cyber-hut, the redwoods and madrones appear green and golden.

We certainly need a resumption of 'normal' rainfall -- be extra careful if lighting your fireplace or woodstove as it is still exceptionally dry.

Events in our Community

The Cazadero Community C!ub invites you to the Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday,November 14th, from 10-4 at Firehall #1. A myriad of locally produced handicrafts, including ceramics, jewelry, delicious homemade jams, hand knit items, gorgeous soaps, locally authored books, hand sewn household items, fabulous home baked items(my usual banana cream pie,too), and more await you! Make your holiday or other gift shopping easy and local! Tasty snacks,too! If you would like to volunteer to help with the Fair's Cafe', please call me at 632-5545. The final monthly meeting for 2015 of the Caz Club will be on Tuesday,November 3rd,7 p.m. also at the Firehall. Please come and join your neighbors in planning and enjoying events which benefit the entire community. The Traditional Holiday Feast is sponsored by the Club and spear-headed by Toni Parmeter and you are invited to partake on Saturday, November 21st at 5 p.m.. The Firehall will be filled with scrumptious aromas and local folks enjoying a meal together. Club members will furnish delicious desserts. I wish to thank Club President MaryLou Porta, VP Kim Gluch, Secretary Susan Moll and Treasurer Maureen Berry for their great work this year.

In the School

Congrats to new MES School Secretary Julie LaPlante,who will help keep us informed of of the activities, as well as studies for the students at the Montgomery Elementary School. Mr. Ramalia's 3rd-5th graders went on a great field trip to a pumpkin patch and corn maze in Santa Rosa. After a grey day of fun, they all went home with pumpkins! Ms.Ports Kindergartners-2nd graders were planning a trip to Peter's Pumpkin Patch in Petaluma. The Boosters Club will be cooking up special hot lunches each 3rd Thursday of the month for all. Music is a very important part of the curriculum and a teacher from the Mr. Music Foundation will spend alternate Friday mornings with the students, encouraging participation in singing, playing instruments and learning music. Of course we also thank Barbara Parmeter for her 30 years as MES Secretary.

More Events!

After you celebrate Thanksgiving, come to the pleasant town of Bodega on Friday, November 27th and Saturday 28th from 10-5 p.m.for their Annual Holiday Craft Fair, which also features some artisans from Cazadero and traditional gorgeous handmade Quilt Raffle. Held in the Old Firehall, this event helps to fund the newly built Bodega Firehall.

I wish very Happy November birthdays to Colin Kelly, turning 30 on the 1st, Angel Feeney will be 23 on the 6th, David Orlando-Griggs will celebrate #26 on the 14th, Bob Moll will be a very youthful 75 also on that date, Irene Johnson will turn 19 on the 17th, along with Jonathan Ritter becoming 29 on that same date, and Laila Bryant turns 27 on the 27th.

Cazadero Supply continues its 1st Saturday 15% Off Discount Day with a great assortment of items for your yard, automobile and household projects. Raymond's Bakery has wonderful holiday goodies available and Friday Pizza and Music Nights are very popular. Both the the Cazadero and Duncans Mills General Stores help you with daily grocery and specialty items. Lovely Duncans Mills captivates with Gold Coast Bakery and fabulous on-site roasted beans, Treats and Toys offers yummy sweets, toys and decorative items, Mr. Trombly's Teas and Table shops across the Hwy tempt, too. Cape Fear Cafe' features tasty meals and famous brunch items, The Blue Heron has live music and a lively tavern scene.

Enjoy Autumn, dance for rain and call me at 632-5545 or email mayawrld@sonic.net with info for your Cazadero Column!