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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Monte Rio: Winter News & Events

I find it unbelievable that we are coming to the end of yet another year and moving into 2010---that was always science fiction numbers. I hear there will be changes with the publication date of the Gazette, it may be changing to coming out the first of the month! Yahoo!

Our big fall holiday, Thanksgiving, is on Thursday Nov. 26, and we end the month with the First Sunday of Advent on Nov. 29. Our December Holidays include the 7th, which is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. December 12th is the First Day of Hannukah, December 25 is Christmas Day and the 26th starts Kwanzaa. Finally, on December 31, we celebrate New Year's Eve. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and a truly warm, loving, and genuine Holiday Season.

One thing I am sure of, in our little town of fabulous restaurants, there will be great Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners that you will definitely want to get your reservations in early for; Highland Dell, Village Inn, and Café Les Jummels always have fabulous meals! Also make sure you swing by the Village Inn they are usually decorated with their fantastic Nutcracker Display. It is gorgeous!

We have some changes at the Rio Theater. First of all we will be showing Michael Jackson’s This Is It, on Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 & 28 at special 9pm show times. We will also be open on Fridays & Saturdays in December, and we will start the month with Paranormal Activity December 4 & 5 at 7pm. Don’s Dogs Café will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for great pastries, breakfast sandwiches, fabulous Peet’s Espresso and those fabulous Don’s Dogs of course!

Go to Sophie’s Cellars for your wine and special gifts this Holiday season and don’t forget they ship wonderful gift baskets all over the world. Also all the businesses in Monte Rio have Gift Certificates; these are wonderful gifts and it supports your local businesses.

A representative for the Census Bureau stopped by the café the other day, she asked me to mention that the Census would begin next spring. They are interested in hiring local people to do the census work which pays $18.50 or $20.00 per hour. She will be dropping off information and job applications at the Don’s Dogs Café.

November Birthday wishes to: Nov. 19 Rob Huebschmann turns 34, and Nov. 21 Kelsey McCune, turns 17, while Andrea Van Dyke turns 60 and her grandaughter Tayler Mia turns 1. Then on Nov. 23, Rio Theater movie starter, Christopher McCune, turns 12. Then Gary Lissow celebrates a great 58. On Nov. 28 Shant`e Rutherford, our Goddaughter and friend turns 27, while Monica Henney also celebrates her special day. On Nov 29, Leigha (T-Mia’s mom) celebrates while Samee Ares, turns 25. Best Wishes to you all!

December Birthday Wishes to: Dec 7, Bruce Davenport turns 56; Dec. 8, Tom O’Malley and John Cole both celebrate. Dec. 9, John’s wife, Eddie Cole celebrates her day. Dec. 10, both Terry Cherney, turning 33---unbelievable and Guion Moscalo celebrate. Dec. 11, Alexa Alexander-Barron has her day, then on the 12th Celeste Martin and Dan Fein, 59, celebrate. Dec. 14, is very popular with John Castagnolia, Orion Dallimore and Kim Menary all celebrating their day. Then on Dec. 15, both Lee Torr IV and Vivian Imperiale celebrate and the next day Dec. 16, tanned Debbie Warner, turns 58! 12/17: Dec. 19: Robbie Davenport, celebrates his 24th while my fabulous mom, Pat Gildea ends the decade at 79(!!!) and Brandon Nunez also celebrates. Dec. 21 is Stephanie’s special day, 22. Dec. 22: Herman Hernandez celebrates his day. Dec. 25, Jesus, 2009. Dec. 26, Steve Spector and Alex Saunders both celebrate their day. Then on Dec. 27, Zach Eager, turns 18! Dec. 28 Catherine celebrates and on Dec. 29: Laura Robles turns 54. Dec. 30 is a very full day with--- Megan Bosch, 26; Angela Orr, great lady; Kendall Dawson, 8; my brother Skip Gildea, 48 and finally, I think Mark of Village Inn Fame hits 55---all celebrating!!!

Happy New Year! 2010!
Winter Idea
Winter is coming and with it, darkness, rain and many quiet evenings at home. However, if we all had a chance to get out once in a while it might make the long months ahead a little easier to bear.

How about a movie night? Here’s how we would do it:
Where: Monte Rio Community Center
Cost: $2 per person – all ages
Films: Movies of all genres (family friendly) Classics, Holiday movies, new films, scary, funny or othersise You tell us what you want to see. Gone with the Wind? It’s a Wonderful Life? Star Wars? You name it and if it’s on DVD (and has a G rating), we’ll try and show it.
Day: Monday (every other week to start)
Time: 6:30 PM doors open for tickets and snack bar 7:00 PM movie begins
Food: The Monte Rio Chamber will set up a snack bar complete with hot dogs, popcorn & other treats.

If you like this idea, please email us your thoughts on films you want to see, preferred day of the week and any other suggestions. We’d like to get started in December, so let us know as soon as you can.

Call for more information: 865-9956
Monte Rio Recreation & Park District
P.O. Box 877, Monte Rio, CA 95462
(707) 865-9956

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