Sunol Glen School Music Director, Kitty Jowe,
is asking for donations of gently used musical instruments for
the schools music program. Items needed are clarinets, violins
and bows, flutes, all types of saxophones, trombones, trumpets,
cellos, french horns, baritone horns, tubas, string bass, snare
drums, kettledrums, piccolos, cymbals, oboes, and bassoons and
instrument cleaning kits. Please call Lori Nielsen at 925-862-2970
for more information and she will even pick up the donated instrument
The Little Brown Church of Sunol's Adopt-a-Family program is
in full swing. For nine years now the church's program has been
generously providing food and gifts to families in the community
during the holiday season. Head elf again this year is Hayward
resident, Stacy Ashcraft and assistant elves are Bob and Mary
Bunch of Livermore.
Church members will gather on December 15 to wrap and box all
items donated and on December 18 they will be delivering to
17 families in Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, Pleasanton,
Livermore and Sunol. The church is still in need of gift donations
and will accept cash donations as well. If you can help, please
leave a message at 925-862-2004 for Stacy at the Little Brown
On November 15, Sunol Glen School 7th and 8th grade students
visited Books for Barrios. An annual field trip, 8th grade teacher
Nancy Brazil, gathers up books to donate to this wonderful organization
and with the help of library aide and bus driver, Nancy Davis,
they delivered the books to the Concord facility. Books for
the Barrios not only collect the books to be sent to the children
of the Philippines but they teach the students how to pack the
During the visit the kids also learned about life as a disadvantaged
youth in the barrio, they listened to native songs, they viewed
a very informative slide show that showed what the schools library
looked like before Books for the Barrios was involved and they
were treated to mango and pineapple juice.
The students were shown some very interesting items made from
recycled products such as plastic mats made from bottle tops,
oil lamps made from cans and jars, a flower arrangement made
from plastic and straws and a basket made from a folded magazine.
These items are used in their homes as well as sold in the marketplace.
Nancy Davis said, "Some of the kids said they realized
how good they have it or that they felt spoiled. It was nice
to see that some of them really took it to heart".
Bosco's Bones and Brew was the place to be last Thursday during
the grand re-opening. A buffet style dinner was served from
3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and the place was packed with eager
diners. It is always so much fun to see so many Sunolians in
one place and the food was great as well. I'm a sure owners
Mary Truong and Allen Feng are going to do well at Sunol's newest
restaurant. Sunol Scoop: I had the opportunity to dine with
Sunol resident, Senator Liz Figueroa and she says she's currently
campaigning for the position of Lieutenant Governor in 2006.