May 7, 2007

Raise your hand if you happened to catch CBS’s Eye on the Bay program last Thursday evening? And if not, you missed a great segment on Sunol. They hit most of the tourist spots such as the Sunol Coffee House, Bosco’s Bones and Brew, Whistle Stop Antiques, the Sunol Train Depot, Sunol Regional Wilderness and Elliston Vineyards. It’s so fun to see our little town on the television screen and of course it makes me feel very proud to live in such a beautiful place. The show was based on Sunset magazine and their current May 2007 issue that also features an article on Sunol.

I received an interesting email from Neil Davies of the Sunol Business Guild. The subject line said “FREE FOOD”. Well that will get anybody’s attention. He was actually announcing the emergency preparedness meeting being sponsored by the Guild.

The meeting will be facilitated by Marla Blagg, Emergency Manager of the Alameda County Fire Department. Our own California Department of Forestry will also be on hand to help design emergency plans, community liaisons with local agencies, training, and response plans. Neil also added that in the event of a disaster the Sunol would be on its own for 72 hours without emergency assistance. Neil wrote, “Ideally, every group in town should be represented at this meeting.”

The meeting will be held this Saturday at the Sunol Train Depot from 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. and yes, lunch will be provided.

Although Sunday is officially Mothers Day, we should all appreciate our mothers every day; and, with that said, Sunol is rolling out the red carpet by offering a few Mothers Day events of our own. First up is the Little Brown Church’s Mothers Day Tea immediately following the church’s worship service which begins as usual at 10:30 a.m., and then of course you have to feed her so stop by either Bosco’s, Bones and Brew or the Sunol Valley Golf Course. Both the restaurant and golf club are serving a special brunch buffet. After having a great meal with Mom you can take her on a thrilling ride down Niles Canyon provided by the Niles Canyon Railway. So there you go Sunolians, you don’t even have to leave town on Sunday.

Sunol Glen School assistant art teacher, Darlene Wexner is excited to be announcing “Miss Darlene’s Art School for Summer.” Darlene is offering special courses from her home for children and their mothers. Her daughter Annelise, a Pine Valley School Middle School student is prepared to help out with babysitting the young ones while the Mom’s are getting art instruction or they can do a little arts and crafts of their own.

Darlene, who has a B.S. in marketing and a minor degree in art says, “This is what I’ve always dreamed of doing.” She has worked part-time at the school for a number of years and has the experience of teaching 140 children during the school year as well as volunteering to take on such projects as painting the holiday school play’s back drop and props.

Her home in the country provides a relaxing, natural atmosphere for creating artistic ability. She has a menagerie of animals such as peacocks, horses, cows, llamas, sheep and chickens on her hilltop home which offers sweeping views of the Pleasanton, Livermore and San Ramon Valley’s. Darlene is scheduling two hour session from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information please call her at 925-998-4150.

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