The Kenwood Press|
Village Chat for Oct. 15, 2018
Ann Q. Peters
The moms who lead the Girl Scouts in Kenwood, Abigail Bordigioni, Annalee Huber, and Lisa Scheftner have a message for you:
“We want to thank the wonderful women and men in Kenwood for their support of and kindness for Girl Scouts. We began the Kenwood Troop in the aftermath of our fires as a way to help our girls restore their sense of balance and place of heart. What began as a talk between moms walking dogs after drop-off last January has now bloomed into two troops of upwards of 30 Kenwood girls! Each one eager to learn new skills, earn patches, and very specifically, GIVE BACK to this special community.
“We leaders wanted to pause for a minute and just say THANK YOU to our Kenwood parents, students, stellar school faculty, and neighbors. Our girls have been so happy giving back. Organizing donations for fire victims. Being greeted with high-fives and thumbs-ups when out wearing their uniforms. Learning new life skills together. And beginning to forge the bonds of sisterhood with classmates and schoolmates.”
Actually, we're the ones who should be thanking you, Abigail, Annalee, Lisa and all the girl scouts!
Bob O'Brien and Deb Devoto went to Burning Man last month, where they both volunteer in the medical tent. It was Deb's second year volunteering at the First Aid Station and Bob has been a medic there for the past seven years. Burning Man is already big (70,000 participants), and Bob says the rumor is it may get bigger. He wrote, “The Playa is a mile wide, and many more people come in RVs now. The tent dwelling is just too arduous for most (myself included). With so many people it's a bit tough getting in and out, but it gets done. Whiteouts are part of the deal, the music has gotten louder, and it goes 24 hours a day. The art cars are incredible, the art installations are ever better, and the people are spectacular.” Art at Burning Man is often enormous as well as interactive, and Bob sent some pictures, including the Car-Ka-Bob. This one caused a lot of injuries to the people climbing it and was shut down pretty quickly!
Halloween is coming up in a couple weeks, this year on a Wednesday, and your local Rotarians (Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood) are hoping for a lot of trick-or-treaters at their “station” on Shaw Ave. They'll be in the driveway of club member Nicki Artieres' house near Los Guilicos, and should be one of several homes on that block that are going all out for Halloween this year. Look for the spooky décor and smoking cauldron!
The curious part, she says, is that she never asked Barrie to include the cat in the painting. “I asked her if she would create a painting of our home for my John, sharing my thoughts of his favorite things - the stone walls, the creek, the lighting, the palm trees, the view of the mountain, blah blah blah. But her interpretation had to do with the fact that the spirit of the cat was the strongest influence in this process, as he was absent for three weeks while we were evacuated and then returned to greet us when we came home, looking a little thin but somewhat relieved… we think!”
That's all I have room for this time. Thanks, everyone, for sending in all your news and photos for Village Chat. You can do it, too! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 833-5155 and chat me up! - AQP