Aug 29, 2018
by Natasha Pehrson
The early fog has burned off, leaving us with a lovely sunny day. The rage redwoods surrounding my airy cyber-hut are outlined against the clear blue sky and the smoke from the dreadful fires has dissipated here. We hope that those fires will soon be extinguished and we salute the brave firefighters for their tireless work on all of our behalves!
We must be eternally vigilant here in our woodsy homes! As summer moves along, the students at the Montgomery Elementary School will soon resume their classes. Things are just getting started at MES, with students busy settling in to the new year. Monday, Sept. 3rd is Labor Day and there will be no school. There aren’t any field trips planned in September, but there are many things the students can look forward to in the coming year. At the end of the school year, we said good bye to Julie La Plante as theDistrict Secretary. Julie had worked at Montgomery for over 3 years, and was a wonderful asset to the school. Her contributions were greatly appreciated. The Montgomery School Family is thankful for all of her hard work and dedication, and wishes her the best in her future endeavors. Be extra careful driving with early-morning kids waiting for the school bus!
The fun series of FREE movies sponsored by theCazadero Community Club, plusBingo Nights continue. The Club members offer tasty snacks, including popcorn, hot-dogs and cold drinks for sale. I will keep you apprised of any upcoming events. Do come to the next meeting of the Caz Club on Tuesday, September 4th-7 p.m. at Firehall #1 to help plan special events which benefit the entire community!
The Annual Cazadero Holiday Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, November 10th, from 10-4 p.m. also at Firehall #1. Featuring close to 20 local artisans and delicious homemade food at the Cafe. Interested in a space? Please call me at 632 5545.
Cazadero’s Sky Gardenpresents theAnnual Recycling Circus Rummage Sale, Flea Market, Barter, Trade, Free Cycle on Saturday Sept 15th from 9:00 am-4:00-pm adjacent to the Sky Garden in downtown Cazadero—$10.00 space fee to benefit Sky Garden. Sellers need 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 information please call Cathy at 6325743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Russian River Jewish Communityis holding its annualRosh HaShana (Jewish New Year of 5779) ritual. Come celebrate the start of the Jewish New Year with us! This is a potluck feast at theArmstrong Woods Grove picnic area with readings and music by members of Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble. Also singing and dancing. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Information: 707 869-3273 or 707 632-5545. Armstrong Woods Picnic Area at 4:30! (Ends at sundown). Please bring: Potluck dish to share, drinks to share (juice or wine), chairs, flashlights, and if you have one, your Shofar!. If you like, bring a song or poem to share and if possible, your own plate and eating utensils. (Some paper goods provided). Wheelchair accessible. There is a suggested donation of $12 for guests; members are free. (No one turned away for lack of funds).
About Town: Raymond’s Bakery continues to offer its Friday Pizza and Music Nights, from 5-9 p.m. Both the Cazadero and Duncans Mills general stores feature daily groceries, tasty sandwiches and soups and locally-made specialty items and wines. Do check out the interesting pieces at “Caz Central” next to the General Store. Cazadero Supply has its ongoing 1st Saturday 15% Discount day to help you with various household, garden and vehicle projects.
I wish a Very happy September birthday to Vanessa Alexander on the 5th, along with Branum Spliethof, Jr. Charlotte Berry celebrates n the 6th, Jessica Shepard on the 14th, my dear friend and excellent cartoonist and musician Dave Caplan has his day on the 16th, Rose Orlando-Griggs on the 21st, Colin Desmond on the 22nd, Jessica McBain on the 25th and Kaity Berry will celebrate on the 26th.
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