"AROUND SUNOL" by VICTORIA CHRISTIAN


February 12, 2007

The recent rainy weather will surely bring those beautiful spring flowers we all love and what a better way to enjoy natures gifts than with “like-minded women” who love to hike. East Bay Regional Park Naturalist, Katie Colbert’s has several springtime outings planned for her hiking group Women on Common Ground.

The first will be on March 2 from 10: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the WWII Front National Park honoring International Women’s Day where they will tour the Red Oak Victory Ship. Registration is required by calling 925-862-2601 before February 28.

The next hike will be on April 8 at Sunol Regional Park from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Obliviously this hike is for the early risers because they are calling it the “Sunrise and moonbeams from Flag Hill” hike. Registration is also required for this hike by calling the number above before April 5.

I have some very exciting news! Arcadia Publishing, the leading publisher of local historical books has asked me to author a book about our beloved Sunol. As some of you may know, Arcadia has published books nationally as well as locally for cities and towns such as Niles, Livermore, Hayward, Tracy and San Ramon and now it’s our turn. The 128-page book will contain dozens of pictures and historical information and I will be knocking on doors and calling residents looking for old pictures. If anyone has any historical pictures of Sunol that I can scan for the book, please call 925-862-0505 or send me an email at oshingrl@earthlink.net. I greatly appreciate it.

Sunol Glen Schools Color Guard team has been dutifully practicing their award winning routines for the upcoming Winter Guard competition season. Their first competition will take place on March 2 at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara; followed by a March 17th competition at Livermore and Granada High Schools, a March 24 competition at Foothill High School and finally the Championship competition to be held on March 31 in San Mateo.

Color Guard members include Cali Bachelder, Jake Bachelder, Danika Beard, Charlotte Boag, Katelyn Merrill and Amanda Strachan. Coaching the team is Kat Bunker and Leanne Drake and the Manager is Jan Cornish.

Sunol Repertory Theater’s 26th season is upon us and tickets are selling fast for this years production “Taming the Wild, Wild West in a Dress or Let’s Give the Villain the Slip”. This year’s cast includes, Stephan Doyle as Clarence Rawlins/Lady Claire Rawl, Ronda Ropes as Melody Plunkett, Ron Smith as Colt Revolver, Jr., Diane Tiessen as Jessica James, Derek Johnson as Roger Gaines/Rogaine/Rob Banks, Lori Nielsen as Heide Gray, Sandi Bohner as Roberta “Bobbie” Pinz, Sandi Chao and Jessica Christian will be sharing the role of Nell Clipper and Sue Marshall is Barbara Seville.

Kari Davis and Sarae Van Dyke will be sharing the role of Carrie O’Key, Rebecca Brown is Eileen Dover, DaEl Walker is Philip Glass, Tom Harland is Bob Loblaw, Drew Linde will be appearing as Smitty Black, Klay Kunkel as Bob Burr, Mike Brown is Bill Holder, Hayley Nielsen is R. I. Peay, Phil Mumford is Levy Fines, Patti Balch is Rhoda Steed, Wells Twombly is Russell Grubb and Kathy Morris appears as Sadie Blessing. Don’t you just love those characters names? Performances take place every Friday and Saturday evening beginning March 10 through March 31. Tickets are $12.50 per person and may be purchased (with cash or check only) at Elliston Vineyards.

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