SUNOL HAS SOME MODEL CHILDREN, we all know that, but Sunol Glen fourth
graders Taylor King and Haley Haggerty and sixth grader Jennifer
Haggerty can claim to be runway models as well. The girls, along
with four-year-old Sean Haggerty, were recently featured in
Nordstrom's spring fashion show. When the youngsters' names
and fashion stats are announced at Nordie's four annual seasonal
shows, their schools are mentioned, too, so Sunol Glen has made
it to the glamorous world of couture.
Glen 4th Grader
TaylorKing, in makeup and costume forDublin Theater's
Japanese style production of MacBeth, in Dec., 2001
Taylor told me she's been gracing the runway for the classy
department store since age four, and wouldn't mind building
herself a career as a model. For the spring show, she wore a
knee-length flowered skirt with a pink tank top, matching button-up
sweatshirt and white sandals. "I loved the outfit,"
Taylor said, though her usual favorite clothes are "tee-shirts
and jeans." The busy young lady also acts with the Dublin
Little Theater and has been in two plays, including a Kabuki-style
COFFEE CORRECTION: Sunol's new Little Valley Vineyard Espresso
Bar is actually open at 6 a.m. on weekdays, not at 9 a.m. as
indicated in my last column. It opens at 9 on Saturday and Sunday,
but you commuting early birds can fly by for a great cup of
java and a delectable goodie Monday through Friday. Owner Sandi
Bohner also asked me to mention that the wine tasting will start
soon - just a few more details to be completed and the tempranillo
A tasty little lunch menu is available now, and did I mention
the pastries? And shortbread bunnies with chocolate covered
ears, and, oh, please, somebody stop me. The last time I popped
in for a pot of chamomile tea, Bill Foland came in to look around
and check on the bar he built with Ario Ysit quite a few years
ago. Bill has been in Sunol just about forever, and told us
his mother went to school here and now his grandchildren do!
You also have to meet Sandi's helper and longtime best buddy,
Connie Hoffman of Livermore. The former bartender can patter
with the best, and the friendship between the two ladies creates
a very warm and sociable atmosphere. "I don't repeat gossip,"
Connie said the other day, "so listen up!" My kind
FIND WALLY: No, not Waldo, Wally. If you've been wondering
where former Bosco's Bones & Brew manager Wally Halkovich
and his assistant Doreen Dunnihoo have gotten to, you can find
them at another Sunol-owned eatery - Skip Hinsley's Girasole
in Pleasanton. Yes, that's the place I mentioned last week,
because Skip is catering for Little Valley Vineyard - welcome
to another chapter of Sunol Loopy Links.
Though both Wally and Doreen currently live in Livermore, they
are definitely Sunolians at heart and have been missed since
leaving Bosco's a few months ago. It's great to keep them in
the Sunol family. Stay tuned for a column on Skip and his restaurant
empire, his fascinating octagon-shaped Sunol home, and more.
FISHIE FEST: The Third Annual Fremont Steelhead Festival and
Watershed Awareness Fair will be Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. in Niles Community Park, 3rd and H Streets in the Niles
District of Fremont. The event includes steelhead and salmon
restoration information, catch-and-release fly-fishing instruction,
activities for kids, food, and live music. For more information
contact the Alameda Creek Alliance at 510-845-4675.
There will also be a 10k "Spawning Run" and a 5k
Fun Run. The running events along Alameda Creek start at Niles
Community Park at 9a.m., and a beautiful Creek Alliance tee-shirt
comes with your entry. The whole fun and educational day is
a benefit for steelhead and salmon restoration efforts. Call
510- 657-6179 for race information.