IN ANOTHER EXAMPLE of how Sunol continues to carry the "small but
mighty" banner, Sunol Boy Scout Troop 912 made a very impressive
showing at the Twin Valley Camporee on April 20. The event,
held at Camp Royaneh in the Russian River area, included about
a dozen troops from the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin area. The
young men were organized into 30 patrols to compete in such
events as first aid, compass, pioneering, rifle shooting and
Troop 912, with only 8 boys competing as a single patrol, placed
first in pioneering, first in compass, third in rifle shooting
and fifth overall, in addition to capturing the honors as best
troop. Eric Pellissier took top individual honors for rifle
shooting accuracy. The patrol was led by Senior Patrol Leader
Bryan Pellissier, and included Eric, Anthony Bedegi, Adam Foster,
Nathan Gilchrest, Garrett Glass, Jason Hall and Ryan Sass.
This is the second year in a row that the dedicated scouts
from Sunol have taken top honors at Camporee. Congratulations
to Troop 912 and Scoutmaster Jerry Tomaszak. And thanks to Forrest
Sass for keeping me up to date on our scouts.
DUM DUM DE DUM: Spring is in the air and wedding plans are
in the works. The Little Brown Church of Sunol, one of the areas
most in-demand wedding venues, is hosting a Victorian Bridal
Faire May 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. to help plan this most special
You might just see your fantasy wedding gown in the bridal
fashion show by A'Capriccio Brides 'N Belles of Livermore. And
you'll have the opportunity to gather info from the many vendors
who'll be there, including A Sound Explosion, Bodylines Day
Spa, Danny Fisher's Music Magic, Elliston Vineyards, Fremont
Bridal, Kathleen Ahern Photography, Mark Peters Photography
and Picture Perfect hair and Make-up.
And then there are the prize drawings. You might win a free
wedding ceremony at the charming, historic Little Brown Church,
or a wonderful goodie from one of the vendors. This exciting
event is free, and everyone who attends will receive a raffle
ticket for the free wedding and one for the vendor prizes. If
there's a wedding in your near future, you won't want to miss
this. The Little Brown Church is at 141 Kilkare Road, and you
can call 925-862-2004 for information or directions.
ROSIE'S BACK! Towards the end of Kilkare Road, there is a special
group of neighbors who are among the most animal loving folks
you'll ever find. The critters, both domestic and wild, are
treated like part of the family and watched over by many of
the humans in the area. So when Drew Nomellini moved down to
Palo Alto and took his dog, Rosie, with him, the neighborhood
just didn't seem the same.
You see, Rosie has her own ideas about dog-human ownership
issues. She acknowledged her connection to the Nomellinis by
lounging in front of their house, stretched out almost into
the road. Regular travelers in the area knew to watch for Rosie's
paws as they passed. But when Pat and Bart Stillman strolled
by on their daily walk, Rosie almost always tagged along, and
often continued with them back to their house for a snack.
When her collar went missing, a sporty new red one appeared
around her neck, thanks to another neighbor, Diane Tiessen.
The Sandlin-Mendicino, Davies-Doyle households, among others,
received regular and welcomed visits from Rosie. Her spot on
the road gaped sadly at all her friends when she and Drew left.
And then one day about a month ago, Pat heard the sound of
doggie feet coming up her porch steps, and there was Rosie,
a big grin on her face, her tail awag. Pat claims Rosie's the
only dog she knows who can spin her tail around like a propeller
when she's happy, and says she also has an uncanny nose for
a neighborhood barbecue.
They had a lovely visit for several hours, hosted by Pat and
Bart's beloved pooch, Pudder, and calls were made to other Rosie
pals to let them know she was in town. And then a few weeks
ago, Rosie and Drew came back to stay and the neighborhood is
back to normal. Oh, and by the way, everybody's glad to see
Drew again, too.