Jan 2, 2018
by Natasha Pehrson
It is soon after the Solstice, the official beginning of Winter and a chilly day. The view from my cosy cyber-hut shows tall redwoods against the partially sunny and overcast sky.
I hope that you all had wonderful Chanukah and Christmas celebrations and are now ready for the New Year of 2018!! In our little corner of the world we strive to support each other, including in emergencies and by shopping locally.
The new Caz Central store in downtown Cazadero is an example of a very interesting shop which features unique items created by our neighbors! Both the Duncans Mills andCazadero General Stores offer daily groceries and specialty items, Mr Trombly’s Tea and Table stores in Duncans Mills is also owned by a Cazaderan, plus the sweet shop Toys and treats, next to the Duncans Mills General store and the terrific Gold Coast Coffee shop and bakery.
I had the bittersweet pleasure of celebrating the life of dear friendMichael Tuggle – local poet and intense lover of his family, who passed from this life on Father’s Day, 2017. His wonderful family members and extended family of friends gave Michael a cosmic send-off, with heartfelt stories, poems and general good feelings!
We are blessed in west county with many talented writers, musicians, actors, painters, sculptors and cooks. Mike Tuggle’s recent bookThe Motioning In is available – call 865 9536 to order one. To get a copy of Sashana Kane Proctor’s recent bookCave of the Casting Bones please call 6325761.
Here is what’s happening at the Montgomery Elementary School for January, 2018. Students will be getting back in the swing of the daily routines as they return to school from their two week Winter break on Monday, January 8th. There will be a school holiday on the following Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King’s birthday. Then on Friday, January 19th, the students will have a day off while their parents are participating in Parent-Teacher conferences. Get involved withBoosters Club to help out at the school.
Many of us are in the midst of year-long projects, so please remember Cazadero Supply’s 1st Saturday 15% Discount Day, with an assortment of gardening, vehicle and household items available.
Angie Orr, a very dear friend of mine in Monte Rio, wishes to thankChief Steve Baxman and crew for the recent very rapid response to what proved to be a heart attack! We ‘Friends of Angie Orr’ salute our exemplary first responders!
I wish very happy January birthdays to Alana Mumy, turning 26 on the 1st, Peter Perlman, Curtis Ross, Meshack Ross-Sabbah, all celebrate in early January, My dear husband Gregorio will celebrate his 70th birthday on January 6th, Kellie Hickson turns 28 on the 12th, Hank Wiedmann turns 31, Toni Parmeter’s son Eli Ellis will be 41, Marcus Curie and Christina Tourady share the 18th, Catherine Canelis enjoys the 21st and Ashley Parmeter celebrates on the 26th
Although theCazadero Community Club is on hiatus, monthly meetings will resume on the 1st tuesday in March. You may send your dues ($15 per family or $10 Individual) to P.O. Box 3, Cazadero, CA. 95421. Join with your neighbors in planning wonderful events which benefit the entire community
Think about participating in the Forest Unlimited’s Annual Redwood Tree Planting in early January. You may contactCarl Wahl at 874-9268 email@example.com for further information.
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