Thank you to a few good souls who turned up on
a rainy Saturday morning armed with shovels and rakes in hand
to help spruce up the Community Park a couple of weeks ago.
This wonderful warm spring weather and occasional rain has brought
a serious need to clean up the downtown park. Planting hedge
plants and doing some basic clean up were Joan and Bud Hall,
Jim and Pat O'Laughlin, Bill Shearer, Irv Tiessen and Ario Ysit.
The Sunol Business Guild does a great job with the help of many
town volunteers to maintain the park for its many uses. Regular
maintenance to keep the park looking great is always needed,
so if you are interested in helping maintain the park by raking
leaves, weed control or just litter cleanup, please contact
Jim O'Laughlin at 925-862-2550.
Make sure to stop at the park and take a look at the new beautifully
ornate iron gates that were designed by Tom Harland and welded
by Dan Reasor.
Jim O'Laughlin's private home garden has been selected for a
home garden tour on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Bay
Friendly Garden Tour will showcase 30 public and private gardens
throughout Alameda County. The self-guided tour is free and
to receive a tour guidebook with directions to the gardens and
garden descriptions you must pre-register by calling 510-444-SOIL
or go to www.stopwaste.org.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority offers the Bay Friendly
Gardening program as a way to teach residents how to use a more
environmentally friendly approach to gardening in the bay area,
such as water conservation, soil treatment methods and ways
of reducing pollution.
Jim's garden tour will focus on his vegetable garden and soil
building using mulch, cover crops and drip irrigation. He recently
built an owl house to catch those pesky gophers; is using a
beehive to help with pollination; and has purchased a chicken
tractor and 10 baby chicks. What's a chicken tractor you may
ask? (I learn something new all the time by writing this column).
It's a chicken pen that you can move to different parts of your
yard and is good for soil fertilization and insect control,
plus you get some good fresh eggs too.
Ok, they're calling it "Throw Momma on the Train"!
Try something new and take your Mom on an exciting train ride
courtesy of The Niles Canyon Railway this Mothers Day. The trains
depart every 45 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from the
Sunol Depot and there will be a special treat for all Moms.
The suggested donation is $4.00 for children, $7.00 for seniors
and $9.00 for adults. Then swing by Bosco's, Bones and Brew
for a scrumptious Mothers Day brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. or dinner from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joan and Bud Hall are the proud grandparents of the newly crowned
Livermore Junior Rodeo Queen, Keeley Hall. Sixteen-year-old
Keeley attends Livermore High School and is the daughter of
Miles Hall and Nancy Silva.
Sunol Glen School News: Volunteers are still needed to assist
at the school this Friday for the annual Exploration Day. If
you would like to help out please contact Lisa Harper at 925-862-0426.
Also on Friday is the annual student council car wash fundraiser
held after school at 3:00 p.m. on the school grounds.