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Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson

News from the Cyber-Hut

Mar 1, 2018
by Natasha Pehrson


As the blue sky outlines the tall redwoods outside of my cosy cyber-hut, it is cool and dry. Last year at this time we had received 80” of rain and unto now about 23”. I will not panic, but do hope that we will get a ‘normal’ amount of additional rain.

Please come to the first Cazadero Community Club meeting of 2018, to be held on Tuesday, March 6 @ 7 p.m. at Firehall #1. All are welcome to help plan events which benefit the entire community. Elections will be held and your vote is important.

Rural Robbers: I was very sorry to hear that many home burglaries have occurred here in Cazadero. I would suggest that folks who own second homes here ask their resident neighbors to be especially vigilant regarding casual traffic in their neighborhoods. If you see something, say something, either on the spot or by calling 911. There is always a lot of activity by UPS, FedEx, tradesmen, weekend renters and AirB‘nB users, making bit difficult to know who belongs.

On a lighter noteRaymond’s Bakery continues Friday Pizza and music nights. Gold Coast Coffee Roasters and Bakery Cafe has expanded in and outside and will present The Marshall House Project on Saturday, March17th at 8 P.M.

Remember Cazadero Supply’s 1st Saturday 15% Discount Day for your ongoing household, vehicle and garden projects. Both the Cazadero and Duncans Mills General stores have plenty of your daily grocery needs plus locally produced foods and specialty items. Caz Central next to the General Store features a great assortment of art works, and interesting books such as local poet Shashana Kane Proctor’s new book“Cave of The Casting Bones”. Another Cazaderan-owned business in Duncans Mills is Treats and Toys, with yummy chocolates and more, located next door to the DM Post Office.

Another reason to STOP:Several folks have received tickets for not stopping at our ‘temporary’ stop signs down by the creek. Be safe and stop.

March brings both Easter and Passover. The Cazadero Community Church will have a special service at 10 a.m. on Good Friday, March 30th. Easter service will also be at 10 a.m. followed by brunch. The Russian River Jewish Community will celebrate the annual Passover Seder celebration on Friday, April 6th-5 p.m. at the lovely Monte Rio Community Center. This festive event offers traditional readings, wonderful music by Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble, scrumptious potluck and homemade matzoh ball soup! Reservations are necessary(fees apply)-please call 632 5545 so that you may participate in this rite of Spring.

Now for MES March News: Spring is in the air and the students at Montgomery Elementary School are looking forward to field trips. Mr. Sotak’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be attending The 13 Story Treehouse at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on March 6th. Ms. Port’s TK, KN, 1st, and 2nd graders will be attending Henry and Mudge on March 15th, also at the Luther Burbank Center. To round out March, the students will have the week of March 26th to 30th off for Spring Break. School resumes on Monday April 2nd.

The Great Sky Gardenis looking for new subscribers. A reasonable fee will help make you into a gardener! Please contact Cathy at for info.

Saint’s Salad: I am happy to announce that the great Salad Luncheon sponsored by the St. Coleman’s Guild will be held on Tuesday, July 24th-noon at the Firehall. Scrumptious salads, fanciful decor and a very friendly atmosphere. Keep your eye on this space for contact information for reservations

Baseball season begins soon and I am really looking forward to a great year1 Whichever team you root for—ENJOY!!

I wish very happy March birthdaysto Shawn Sheets on the 6th, Rose Abbott on the 10th, Nikki Canelis celebrates on the 13th and Wyatt Parmeter and Annie Austin on the 16th. William Grider will turn 11 years old on the 24th and Taj Hart and my dear friend and fabulous poet Susan Kennedy have their day on the 31st.

Daylight Savings Timecommences on March 11 and the Spring Equinox occurs on March 21st. Enjoy more sunlight and call me at 632-5545.


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