December 31, 2001

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 at 925-862-2004.

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.


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