Welcome to the new Sunol Glen School Superintendent/Principal,
Molleen Barnes! Principle Barnes will officially begin her
tenure on July 1, 2007 but was on hand last week at the school’s
Open House to greet parents and eager students. Molleen comes
to Sunol Glen with quite a bit of educational experience,
from High School teacher and High School Vice-Principal in
Fremont to Middle School Principal in Brentwood.
Molleen currently lives in Brentwood with her husband Mark
and two sons, Dalton and Conor. She previously lived in Fremont
and looks forward to moving back to the area.
The Sunol Community Park was previously maintained by the
Pacific Locomotive Association and the Sunol Business Guild
until a group of volunteers, Friends of the Park, stepped forward
to take over maintenance duties. The park is open to the public
but only Sunol residents or Sunol non-profit groups may reserve
the park for events. The park offers picnic tables, a lawn
area and bocce ball court.
The Friends of the Park group is holding an old-fashioned
fence raising on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at the Sunol Community
Park. This gathering is open to the entire community and they
are looking for volunteers for assembling fence panels, cement
mixing, post hole digging and fence setting. A potluck will
follow at noon, so bring a dish to share, drinks and utensils.
The Friends of the Park will hold their next meeting this Thursday
at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunol Train Depot.
For an extra special Fathers Day, take your Dad for a ride
on the Niles Canyon Railway. The Bay Area Garden Society will
be on hand to display their model trains that day as well.
Also, there are only two more Wildflower Train Sundays where
you will be able to do a little wine tasting on board. Murrieta’s
Well Winery will be pouring this Sunday and Wente Vineyards
will be pouring on June 17.
Speaking of train rides, “only in Sunol’ can the
entire Sunol Glen School student body walk just to the other
end of Main Street and board the Niles Canyon Railway train
for a school wide field trip. That’s exactly what they
did last week.
Thank you Sandi Bohner for the recent update; Little Valley
Vineyards recently won an award for Best Special Beverage for
their California Raspberry Champagne at a food and wine tasting
benefit for Kidango, a local children’s program held
on April 29 in Fremont. Little Valley also placed in the red
wine division and Sandi says, “We will be releasing our
new 2004 Cab soon.”
Remember the movie that was filmed in Sunol last summer called “The
Confessional”? Well, after a year in post-production
it has been completed and I’ve been told it’s a
fantastic movie. Director James Anthony Cotton said, “It’s
really good, it’s going to be a real Hitchcock classic.” Lucky
Sunol residents will be able to preview the movie at a special
screening in town hopefully this summer. Sunolians watch your
mailboxes for more information and check out the movie’s