Congratulations to the 110 Sunol Glen School
students who will be receiving an award for perfect attendance
on Friday at the schools First Trimester Awards Assembly. That
represents 97% of the school’s average daily attendance
and more than last years perfect attendance average.
In my last column I erroneously announced auditions for Sunol
Repertory Theater’s 2008 melodrama, “Wagon Wheels
Are Rollin’” as December 9, but please delete that
date from your PDA’s because the correct date is this
Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sunol Glen School
auditorium. Co-Producer, Sandi Bohner says, “Come out
of the shower and let us see your hidden talent”. “Try
out and be a part of an exciting SRT year”, adds the
other Co-Producer, Kathy Morris.
Sandi, who also owns Little Valley Vineyards, invites you
to a book signing at Elliston Vineyards on December 15 from
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The book, “Images of America:
Sunol” and authored by me, includes a heart-warming collection
of photos from years past and astonishing historical facts.
The Niles Canyon Railway’s Holiday Train of Lights on
November 20 looked like a who’s who of the local political
arena. On board for a private holiday party was Alameda County
Supervisors Gale Steele and Scott Haggerty, his children and
staff; California State Assemblyman Guy Houston and his family;
California State Assemblyman, Alberto Torrico; Pleasanton Mayor
Jennifer Hosterman, Pleasanton City Council member Cindy McGovern;
Fremont Mayor, Bob Wasserman; Fremont City Council member Anu
Natarajan; California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer and his
family; Alameda County Deputy District Attorney, Michael Nieto;
Alameda County Fair Board of Director Vice Chairman, Anthony
Thank you to Sunol 4-H and Dale and Holly Scroggins for once
again making the downtown area sparkle with brightly colored
holiday decorations and for hosting the annual Tree Lighting
ceremony last week. You do a fabulous job year after year.
Keeping up with that holiday spirit, Sunol Regional Park has
quite a few old-fashioned holiday inspired craft activities
this month beginning with an old fashioned quilting bee on
Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This project is open to all
ages. On December 15, its basket making, yes folks, I did say
basket making. You will learn to make a small berry basket
from native tule.
The very next day, on December 16 the park is offering a holiday
gift making and wrapping paper project where you will learn
how to make a homemade gift, card and wrapping paper. Finally,
there is a Home for the Holidays hike on December 23 from 1:00
p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is a fee for most of these activities
and all of the activity programs except for the hike require
reservations, so please call 925-862-2601.
Lifelong Sunol resident, Steve Gronley passed way on November
17 and funeral services were held November 23 at Graham Hitch
Mortuary in Pleasanton. Attending the services were several
longtime Sunol residents as well as his siblings Lorry, Eric,
Johna and Andrea Gronley. Steve owned Gronley Floors and also
Sunol Corners for a few years before recently until poor health
forced him to retire in 2006.