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Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson

News from the Cyber-Hut

Aug 2, 2018
by Natasha Pehrson


Here we are in the middle of a pleasant & fairly warm summer! The large redwoods outside of my airy cyber-hut have happily had some fog to keep them moist!

I am overjoyed to hear that the incredible McApin tree—19 feet in diameter—is among the many old-growth trees saved by the generous actions of the Richardson family and the Save the Redwoods League to preserve these timeless treasures! The tallest is said to be 313 feet, which is 8 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty. Muir Woods has their tallest at 258 feet. The public will have access soon to theHarold Richardson Redwoods Reserve. The tallest known coast redwood in the world is the 379-foot tall Hyperion Tree, in Humboldt County’s Redwood National Park.

Coming back down to earth, I went to thank the new officers of the Cazadero Community Club and members for initiating some new free local entertainment! The second Movie Night, featuring “Coco” will be on July 25th and the August presentation, with film TBA on the 22nd—FREE! Movie will be shown around 6:30 at Firehall #1, with hot dogs, cold drinks, popcorn and candies available for purchase. Bingo Night will be on August 4th.

The next meeting of the Cazadero Community Club will be on Tuesday, August 7th, 7 p.m. also at the Firehall. Join your neighbors in planning events which benefit the entire community! Memberships are only $10. yearly for Individuals and $15. per family. Send to CCC,  P.O Box 3, Cazadero 95421.

Feel like cleaning out your house, storage areas, etc.? Have art, preserves, furniture you want to “pass on” to others? Cazadero’s Sky Garden presents its annual Recycling Circus Rummage Sale, Flea Market, Barter, Trade, FreeCycle on Saturday, Sept 15th 9am-4pm at Sky Garden downtown Cazadero. $10 space fee to benefit Sky Garden; sellers to provide your own table & shade if wanted. Artisans with local handmade crafts welcome, as well as more local produce vendors. To reserve your space or more info or call 632-5743. 

While downtown be sure to check out “Caz Central’ for unusual locally-made pieces and the General Store for daily groceries, body care items and tasty soups and sandwiches. The Duncans Mills General Store, also owned by Cazaderans, is another good spot for many delicious picnic makings, local wines and more.

SCHOOL’S BACK! The Montgomery Elementary School begins classes  on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:25 am. There are no student activities planned for August. The school will be closed on Labor Day, Sept 3rd.  Anyone wanting to register their students should be doing it soon and may call the office at 632-5221 to arrange for a time to come by and pick up registration materials. They can also check the website at for updated information. Thanks to Julie LaPlante, recently retired MES Office Manager, for keeping us current re MES activities!

Literary Highlights: The 4rd Annual “Come to Know the Poets”, hosted by our own local poet, Shashana Kane Proctor, will be held on Saturday, August 25th-3 p.m. at Anderson Hall in Camp Meeker. Five talented Sonoma county poets will present their work, including one very dear to my heart; Gregorio Pehrson. There will be music and delectable munchies. $15 per person (sliding scale applicable). Shashana’s newest book “Cave of the Casting Bones” is also available at Caz Central. Please call 632-5761 for more info and directions.

I wanted to pass on this notice that I received from the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters regarding the district governing board elections for the Cazadero Community Services District. This election has been changed to even-numbered years to consolidate with statewide elections, putting the next one on November 3, 2020. Any questions please call 565-6800 or email

I wish Very Happy August birthdays to Andrea Feeney on the 1st, Ben Radtkey on the 5th, Ted Parmeter on the 8th. Nicole King celebrates on the 9th, Becky Chambers on the 22nd, Ryan Hartnett on the 23rd, Mari Parmeter has her day on the 27th, with  Elizabeth Moeckel on the 30th and Michel Orlando-Griggs on the 31st.

Enjoy summer!


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