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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cazadero Communications: March 2010

The sun is streaming through the large redwoods outside of my cozy cyber-hut after a day and night of over 4” of rain in a huge series of cloudbursts! This really feels like the ‘normal’ rainfall that Cazadero is so famous for! Although dear Gary Rodgers is no longer with us, his Cazadero website at is still available and really informative. Click on the weather and you will have a wonderful page of actual statistics and other weather info.

I stopped in at Raymond’s Bakery the other day for some of their tasty cookies and fruit bars and had a nice chat with Mark. Their charming Bed and Breakfast is open and seems like a perfect place to send visitors when your place is too small! Their baked goods are now also available at Food For Humans in Guerneville. Cazadero Supply continues to offer up their 1st Saturday 15% Discount day and what a great assortment they have! The Cazadero General Store is also a very inviting place for basic groceries and specialty items.

The Cazadero Community Club has just resumed monthly meetings-the next one will be Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at the Caz Firehall. Please join your neighbors in planning events that benefit the entire community. I was once driving around near Mt. Hood in Oregon and saw a sign that said ‘Cazadero’! I was of course amazed and pulled into the small cafe‘ to ask how they got that name. The folks there said that railroad workers had named it-close by to Sandy, Oregon.

Last month I mentioned the very interesting book ‘Old Salt Point Township’ and want you to know that you may obtain it locally at River Reader in Guerneville, as well as the Stewart’s Point Store. The Montgomery Elementary School continues to offer their students terrific array of studies and field trips. K-2nd graders are beginning their science unit on the solar system and will go to the Planetarium at the SRJC.I remember experiencing the shows at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and being happily amazed by them! The 3rd-5th graders will end their study of the westward movement with a Gold Rush Day on March 6th.The 6th-8th graders had a successful jog-a-thon and raised funds to go to Westminster Woods later this spring.
The Russian River Jewish Community will hold its annual Passover Seder on Friday, April 2nd at the Monte Rio community Center. For reservations and info please call 632 5545.

I wish a Very Happy Birthday to Megan Levine, celebrating 29 years on Feb.18,Andrew Harb also celebrates his #22 on that date, Tara Hoyt will be 27 on Feb.23rd and Annie Austin turns 20 on March 16th. Have a nice Easter and Passover - enjoy the green hills and rushing creeks and call me at 632 5545 or email with info for your Cazadero Column!