Congratulations to long time Sunolians (and my
parents) Ario and Joyce Ysit on their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married at the Little Brown Church of Sunol
on January 19, 1957, which was also Joyce’s 19th birthday.
Ario happens to be only one day older, his birthday is January
18. The big celebration actually took place on January 20 when
they were joined by approximately 175 family and friends at
the Palm Pavilion at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Best Man,
Clyde Berry traveled the farthest, all the way from Wilmington,
Elliston Vineyards & Little Valley Vineyards 2nd annual
Chocolate and Wine Tasting Experience will be held February
10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at their stately stone mansion on
Yum! I actually took part in a chocolate and red wine paring
last year and it was fabulous. The evening includes chocolate,
of course, tasting five red wines, hors d’ oeuvres and
dessert all served in their historic mansion. The cost is $75.00
per couple or $40.00 per person. Reservations are required
so please call 925-862-2377 for more information.
It’s that time of year again. Tickets for Sunol Repertory
Theatre’s 26th production, “Taming the Wild, Wild
West in a Dress or Let’s Give the Villain the Slip” will
go on sale February 10 at Elliston Vineyards. Directed by Klay
Kunkel, the performances are every Friday and Saturday night
beginning on March 10 through March 31st. The cost is $12.50
The Sunol Business Guild will be holding their 1st annual
Crab Feed at the Sunol Event Center on Sunday, February 25
from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost is $35.00 and reservations
are required due to limited seating. For more information please
call Ario Ysit at 925-862-2251.
The Niles Canyon Railway proudly presents its Triple Tank
Steam Fest on March 17 and March 18. This memorable event is
being advertised as an “all steam weekend” and
the 20th anniversary of the Niles Canyon Railway. For the first
time ever, three tank engines called the Robert Dollar No.
3, the Quincy No. 2 and the Granite Rock No. 10 will be transporting
passengers all day from the Niles station. Departure times
and cost will vary for this special train run so please call
The much anticipated printing and distribution of our very
own Sunol Community Phone Book is right around the corner.
Although the October deadline came and went, committee members
have been hard at work putting in last minute touches and I’ve
heard the book looks fantastic. Those who submitted their names
and phone numbers will be contacted within the next month.
Thank you to all those readers who provided me with interesting
emails regarding my request for information on a particular
picture of the Niles Canyon Ghost, which apparently appeared
in a local newspaper back in the 60’s. Nobody actually
knew of the picture but the additional information I received
was fascinating. I plan on sharing my stories of the Niles
Canyon Ghost on the anniversary of the rumored sighting, which
is February 26.