Parties, parties, parties! We just can't get enough
through the holiday season. But before I launch into all of
the fun festivities taking place all over town, it was brought
to my attention that there seems to be a Grinch in town. It's
actually hard to believe, that someone from our wonderful little
town would actually steal beautiful holiday decorations right
out of someone's yard or field or off a fence. I would really
like to believe that it was some teenaged prankster from a neighboring
But yes that's just what has happened to several Sunol residents.
Some of the town's most beautiful holiday displays have been
vandalized and in some instances it happened in broad daylight.
So words of warning -secure those decorations tightly and just
know that neighbors are looking out for each other.
Last Sunday brought members of the Little Brown Church together
for their annual Christmas gathering. Members feasted on four
different types of hot chili and fresh baked bread before donning
their winter wear and heading out into the clear cold night
to do a little caroling.
Approximately twenty church members and friends walked and
sang and sang and walked all the way downtown to the Niles Canyon
Railways Sunol Depot to entertain the passengers getting ready
to board the Holiday Train of Lights.
Accompanying the carolers on guitar that evening was church
member John Robertson, who I must say travels all the way from
his hometown in Tracy to attend with his wife Valerie and kids,
Julia, David and Nicky.
Sunol's grassroots environmental group Save Our Sunol, held
their annual holiday gathering last Saturday at the Kilkare
Woods Clubhouse. Kelly Sandlin catered a scrumptious meal and
working the decorating magic again this year were Steve Doyle
and Cindy Frillman. SOS President, Pat Stillman said, "They
turned it into a magical place with twinkling lights and candles;
it was just wonderful."
Among the approximately 70 guests were State Senator, Liz Figueroa;
Alameda County Supervisor, Gail Steel; firefighters from the
Sunol Department of Forestry and Architect Lena Chen who was
responsible for the restoration of our beautiful Water Temple.
Bosco's Bones and Brew was the scene of the Sunol Business
Guilds annual holiday party last week. The food was fantastic
and it was announced during the brief meeting before the festivities
that Sandy Bohner would reign as the Guild's President this
Besides being co-owner of Little Valley Vineyards, Sandy is
also involved as a local childcare coordinator for Cultural
Care Au Pair, matching families with au pairs from around the
world. Sandy's special guest that evening was Liliane Pisarek,
an au pair from Bavaria, Germany.
Speaking in fluent English, Liliane explained that she had
arrived in the U.S just two months ago from her native land
and was assigned to a family in Livermore but that family had
to relocate to another state so she was staying with Sandy until
a new host family could be found. It was arranged for Liliane'
s new family to pick her up at Bosco's and sure enough the family
arrived at the end of the evening to take her to her new home
in San Francisco. Liliane is excited to be living in San Francisco
but says she will miss Sandy's dogs. While living with the host
family, Liliane will also be required to enroll at a local college
taking at least 6 units. Asked what her favorite American food
was, she replied, "Pizza!" Have a happy and safe holiday.