Several Sunol residents were honored at a special
Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony on December 7 at the San
Lorenzo Community Center. Elected by the Alameda County Board
of Supervisors for their contributions were Joan Hall, Dimitris
Kastriotis, Maryanne Canaparo, Irwin Thiessen and Dan Reasor
for being members of the Sunol Citizens Advisory Committee and
Sunol Business Guild members Sandi Bohner, Bill Webster, Neil
Davies, Wil Spear and Ario and Joyce Ysit. Congratulations!
I love driving around town during the holiday season. Some
of the brightly decorated homes have definitely gone way over
last years electricity meter readings. We have an advantage
here in Sunol because most of us reside in custom homes on large
lots so we get to decorate our fences, gates, barns and pastures.
The most decorated street is surely Kilkare Road. I would like
to suggest that you take a trip up that narrow, dark canyon
road. Just be sure to be considerate of the homeowners and watch
for out for the occasional wild critters such as the deer and
raccoons. Years ago Kilkare Woods homeowners traditionally left
their Christmas lights up on their log cabins all year long
and some still do today.
Although you would never know unless you entered the Little
Brown Church, each year church members carefully decorate the
120-year-old sanctuary with a traditional decorated Victorian
Christmas tree and awe inspiring nativity scene. The large nativity
scene that sits to one side of the alter was purchased by Cindy
and Bob Frillman and each year they volunteer their time setting
it up inside the sanctuary. In fact Cindy made the large palm
tree that adorns the scene. Stop by and take a look inside our
only community church.
A warm welcome is extended to the community to attend the Little
Brown Church's special candle lit Christmas Eve services at
7:30 p.m. Christmas Day services will be held at the regular
time of 10:30 a.m.
I happened upon a small dinner party at Bosco's Bones and Brew
Restaurant last Wednesday evening that included California State
Attorney General, Bill Lockyer and his family, wife Nadia and
son Diego who is 2 1/2 years old. The Lockyers, along with Alameda
County Fair CEO, Rick Pickering and wife Dawn were enjoying
dinner with Joyce and Ario Ysit. The group had just come from
a ride upon the Niles Canyon Holiday Train. Although Mr. Lockyer
had ridden the Niles Canyon Train before, he had never been
on the Train of Lights. He said that his young son enjoyed riding
in the cold outdoor train car and he said, "It was a lot
of fun. The volunteers do a wonderful job".
The Pickerings enjoyed the train ride as well and Rick said,
"The Christmas train is bound for glory". Rick also
shared with me that he was very proud that the Alameda County
Fair was able to have hosted the Iraqi election polling place
last week. The county fair has also been busy booking entertainment
for next summers two week run and Rick also confided in me that
they have just booked the insanely popular band Smash Mouth
who will appear on the last Friday of the fair.
Bosco's now has a new cool looking festive sign adorned in
bright red lights that says "BOSCO'S" that can't be
missed. Bosco's will be serving a special Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day dinner. Call 925-862-0821 for reservations.