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Monday, June 27, 2011

There is an incredibly light sky outside of my airy cyber-hut on this early evening as we approach the Summer Solstice. The longer days always make me feel like I have so much more  time!

Community Shopping

We all appreciate the beautiful community-run Sky Garden and the adjacent Saturday Community Market. Open from 10-1 p.m. where you are offered a lovely assortment of fresh produce, eggs, body care products, jewelry, tamales and much more!

Join Us at the Club

The next meeting of the Cazadero Community Club will be on Tuesday, July 5th, 7 p.m. at the Firehall. Be sure to attend to help plan events such as the Old Tyme BBQ to be held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4th). Many volunteers are needed for this great fund raiser-with proceeds donated directly into the community, including the Cazadero VFD, FT. Ross VFD, Montgomery School and the Cazadero Firefighter’s Association. Set-up will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, the 3rd -come and help! New this year are crafts booths that are available for only $20.00. Contact Nikki at 632-5252. Bingo games will be played at the Firehall on June 25th, July 23rd and August 13th at 7 p.m.

Music at the Waterfall

The very lovely CazSonoma Inn is once again sponsoring their very interesting ‘Wednesdays at the Waterfall’ Series, with July 20th and August 17th the next dates to save. Benefitting the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp, these evenings feature a theme, with a special dinner, lecture, wine offering, art and music. Please call 632-5255 or go to their website at

Graduates deserve Praise

I offer my congratulations to the seven 2011 Montgomery Elementary School graduates: Michael Alvarez, Tyler Alvarez, Gillian Barrio, Joshua Coleman, Eric Fichthorn, Zachary Gevas and Tamari Presler. The MES thanks all of its parents and boosters for a great year.

Fire House News

Remember that the new Fire House project is underway at 1305 Austin Creek Road. This is a terrific addition and will be a future help for all of us. Contact Chief Steve Krausman if you would like to donate.

Carleon Safford, the Coordinator of FireSafe Sonoma would like you to be aware of the free chipping program.With so much late-season vegetation, it is up to all of us to help our firefighters out by clearing brush. Call them at 565-6070; website for more info is

Up-River Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day in Monte Rio all day on Saturday, July 2nd, including Rocky Games on the beach, the great water parade and fabulous pyrotechnics! 
Guerneville has a fun-filled Sunday the 3rd planned, with a Crafts Faire in the Plaza, BBQ in Lark’s parking lot, music and fireworks visible from Main dark!

Glad You Were Born

Wishing very happy July birthdays to Gloria Pegoraro of Riens Beach on the 11th, Kienne Sikora be will 25 on the 16th, Lucas Edmonds celebrates on the 26th, ageless tye-dye Queen Nancy Caplan has birthday cake on the 31st, along with Jesse Seaver, turning 32 and Jeremiah O’Neill turning 29, also on the 31st.

Enjoy summer, be fire-safe and call me at 632-5545 or email meat with info for your Cazadero Column.