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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cazadero News & Events January 2010

Looking out of the windows of my cozy cyber-hut, I see many tall redwoods, cloudy skies and the wood smoke as it curves upward. Rain has been falling fairly regularly and we are all hoping for a ‘normal’ rainfall year! The ultra-cold weather has led to more temperate numbers and I am down to only a few layers.

Raymond’s Bakery is taking a vacation until January 28th, so you will have to satisfy your baked-good urges in another way! Check the Cazadero General Store for their supplies.
Enjoy the monthly 15% off discount at Cazadero Supply each 1st Saturday. A terrific assortment of household, garden and mechanical items awaits you!

I was saddened to see that person(s) unknown have thrown paint onto our great ‘Cazadero Welcomes You' sign-BOO!! This is a direct insult to the hard-working fund raising folks in the Cazadero Community Club and to sign painter/artist Lenny Weinstein. It will be fixed soon.

I hope that all of the Montgomery Elementary School students and staff are enjoying their winter break-school opens again on January 4th.

Of course we hope not to have to use our own special Disaster Preparedness Site at the Baptist Camp, but be assured that Bonnie Chase will pass on the need for the volunteers and the Red Cross if necessary. Bonnie also tells me that the great community garden has both winter and cover crops. A report to the Cazadero Community Club’s Tuesday, March 2 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Fire hall will go over the garden’s 2009 expenses. It is a wonderful place for all!

I would like to recommend a great book to you all. Stillwater Cove resident Lynn Rudy’s ‘opinionated’ history of our area is an eye-opening description of early logging, ranching and farming on Sonoma’s North Coast. Rudy, a biological illustrator, has embellished this history with 265 photos, drawings and maps. The early villages (some long disappeared) roads, schools, hotels and lumber chutes are all shown and explained. This book is a terrific way to discover the answers to many questions of our past for Cazadero residents. Copies are available at

Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Peg Canelis celebrating on January 6th, joined by my dear husband Gregorio Pehrson also on the 6th, Hank Wiedmann will be 24 on the 17th, with Matthew Harra turning 25 on February 4th, Megan Levine celebrates 29 years on February 18 and Natalie Canelis will be 24 on February 19th.

Have a great New Year in 2010 and call me at 632 5545 or email with info for your Cazadero column!