Sep 29, 2018
by Natasha Pehrson
It is getting dark as I write this, close to the Autumnal Equinox. The large Redwoods outside of my airy cyber-hut are outlined in the dusk and remind me of the necessity to be fire-safe, if there is such a thing! As we approach the 1st Anniversary of the horrific firestorms of October 2017, I know that many of us ask what can we do to prevent wild land fires? Folks from CalFire visited our neighborhood earlier this summer and left suggestions for residents to keep areas cleared of brush, sweep off roofs and note dead trees. The extreme beauty of our area needs to be protected by us, the 'borrowers' of the land.
The next meeting of the Cazadero Community Club will be on Tuesday, October 2nd-7 p.m. at Firehall #1. Join your neighbors in planning terrific events which benefit the entire community! Next up is the Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, November 10th, from 10-4 p.m. also at the Firehall, 5980 Cazadero Hwy. For vendor info, please call 707-632 5545. The Fair Cafe' will offer tasty snacks and 20 crafts booths will feature lovely handmade gift items.
The Montgomery Elementary School students have a few fun activities scheduled for October. Oct 3rd Ms. Port’s TK through 2nd grade class will be going on a field trip to the Forest View Apple Ranch. Oct 11th is school picture day. Oct 12th the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Department will be on campus to give a few presentations and show the students how they operate. On Oct. 18th Ms. Port's TK through 2nd graders will go on a field trip to Mulgrath Pumpkin Patch. And on Oct 26th the school will hold its annual Halloween Carnival.
Raymond's Bakery continues to offer its delicious baked goods and Friday Night Pizza with live music. Both the Cazadero General Store and the Duncans Mills General Stores have a great assortment of daily groceries, tasty sandwiches and many locally produced items.
Remember Cazadero Supply's 1st Saturday 15% off Discount Day for all of your Fall household, garden and vehicle projects.
Check out the website for the Cazadero Winery at www.cazaderowinery.com. Very interesting local lore and of course they produce many Gold Medal winning wines!
Important elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 6th. I will never tell you how to vote, but I do like to emphasize how important your vote is! Please register soon - the Monte Rio Community Center has some forms that you just fill out and mail in-stamp provided!
I wish Very Happy October Birthdays to Darius Drexhage, turning 31on the 5th, Matthew Tyson will be 28 on the 6th, Gary Tourady and Tony Landeros will celebrate on the 7th, Kim Spliethot on the 8th, Josh Ritter on the 13th, which is also my own very special birthday! Max Gradunov enjoys the 14th, Lacey Parmeter has her day on the 15th, Bud Baswell and Marilyn Buss share the 24th, Judy Mercieca celebrates on the 21st and Budi Luna on the 28th.
Joan Schiavone and Wendy Boom share the 31st-no tricks only treats!
Daylight Savings Time ends on November 4th, so please be extra careful around early students at the bus-stops.
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