AS 2002 COMES TO SUNOL, here's a suggestion for
a New Year's resolution: Whether you are a Sunolian or live
in a neighboring town, make time to explore our special town
and all it has to offer, such as:
Sunol 4-H Club meets next on Jan. 10 at Sunol Glen School.
Donna Crawford (925-862-2568), Teresa Donovan (862-2118) and
Dale Scroggins (862-0314) can tell you all about the many exciting
projects 4-H has, including raising steers, sheep and swine
for market, computers, cooking, drama, horses, leadership, Mini
4-H for younger kids, raising rabbits, and roping.
The Sunol Repertory Theatre starts rehearsals for "Caught
in the Villain's Gaze" on Jan. 8. Contact Diane Tiessen
at 925-862-2020 for info on becoming an SRT patron and getting
yourself some early, primo tickets before they go on sale to
the general public Feb. 2 at the Sunol Coffee House and Cafe.
Performances start March 2 and run Fri. and Sat. evenings through
March 23 at Sunol Glen School.
Save Our Sunol will meet at Sunol Glen on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
SOS members are hoping San Francisco's new City Attorney, Dennis
Herrera, will help the Board of Supervisors in their effort
to require Mission Valley Rock to comply with Alameda County's
Open Space Initiative before mining Water Temple Field. You
can purchase a colorful SOS logo tee shirt for only $15 - contact
group president Pat Stillman at 862-2263 for ordering info.
The Sunol Business Guild meets the second Tues. of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Sunol Train Station. This volunteer organization
works to beautify, maintain and improve downtown Sunol, including
the Community Park, the town bulletin board and its quaint little
plaza, and the new town clock.
The historic Little Brown Church of Sunol at 141 Kilkare Road
invites you to weekly worship services each Sunday morning at
10:30 a.m., with Sunday School and childcare provided. Pastor
Tom Thresher and Office Coordinator Linna Owsley can be reached
The Niles Canyon Railway offers scenic train rides departing
from downtown Sunol for one-hour round-trip rides the first
and third Sundays of the month, Oct. through March and every
Sunday April through Sept., with regular departures beginning
at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 925-862-2377.
The Tasting Room of Elliston Vineyards is open every Saturday
and Sunday from 11a.m to 5 p.m. Weekday sales and group tastings
are available by appointment. Jan. 12 through Feb. 10 the tasting
room will feature a decadent pairing of Elliston's red wines
with Sharffen Berger chocolates. Call 925-862-2377 for information
on dinners and other 2002 events.
Bosco's Bones & Brew at 11922 Main Street (925-862-0821)
will be jumping tonight with New Year's Eve dancing to popular
country rock band Toucan Jam. Fine dining can be enjoyed for
lunch Fri. through Sun. and dinner nightly. The saloon opens
at 4 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. and at 11 a.m. Fri. through Sun.
A Sunol eatery since 1906, the Sunol Coffeehouse & Cafe
at 11882 main St. offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and fresh
donuts and pastries. Lorena and Lee Ean, with their children
and extended family, serve home cooking from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tues. through Sun., and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mon. For take-out
orders and group reservations, call 925-862-2914.
Sunol Food and Liquor, (11930 Main St., 862-2060) is a friendly
family business run by Gurnam Kang and his sons Jatinder, 22
and Gurpreet, 20. The store is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to
8:30 p.m. offering local wines and beverages of all kinds, groceries,
snacks, lottery tickets, newspapers, health needs, hot coffee,
cappuccino and pastries. Check out the January wine specials.
Enter the Sunol Regional Wilderness at the southeast end of
Geary Road from 7 a.m. to dusk all year for hiking, biking,
picnicking and camping. Call 925-862-1684 for general information
and reservations for group picnics, camping, and special events.
Naturalist-led activities include walks, hikes, camping, backpack
and horseback programs.
For help with your 2002 financial planning, give Louise Walsh
Throop of Foothill Securities, a call at 862-0646. Louise, known
here as the "Treasurer of Everything" for her expert
volunteer services to many Sunol organizations, has her office
at 11930 Main St., Suite H.
Also in downtown Sunol, don't miss Bret and Kimberley Waters'
great shop, Kalo Mountain Cycles, in the Cerny Building, and
Whistle Stop Antiques at 11853 Main Street, with 17 rooms of
continually changing collectibles. And, of course, if golf is
your thing, the Sunol Valley Golf Club at 6900 Mission Road
is the place for you.