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Summer is here
As I'm writing this (down to the wire) we've just had our first honest taste of summer. Phew! Memorial Day was a scorcher and, right on cue, I saw my first rattler of the season this weekend. Stay safe everyone, hike with sturdy shoes and keep your eyes and ears open. If you hear what sounds like an oscillating sprinkler, take a good look at your feet and watch your step! My surprise came as I was weeding around our greenhouse. The snake looked like it just bubbled up out of the hole made by the roots I was extracting - yikes!
Erica Lee moved to Glen Ellen in 2009 and started at Dunbar her fourth grade year. She played softball from fifth through eighth grade, but when she got to high school she wanted to try something new, and so her love for water polo began. She was the only graduating senior to have played all four years and competitively swam all four as well. She is going to be playing for SRJC along with Molly Brown. She presently has three jobs: stock runner at Sebastiani Winery, site supervisor and swim instructor for Swim America, and pool attendant at Parkpoint. Erica's recently completed senior project inspired her to choose a field in anthropology, with ethno-botany as her longterm focus. She chose the JC as a cost-effective way to pay for college since she plans to earn her BA in anthropology, then an MA and then her PhD.
Mary Litzenberg will attend Cal State University Monterey Bay as a biology major. Her interest is in marine science, and she hopes to do research on sharks someday. Dean Dunham is excited to be graduating and intends to study at SRJC, as well as looking into military service.
Please pass along any additional college and career announcements to the paper and we will be happy to include them in upcoming columns.
The buzz from around the bend
A free community meal sponsored by the Glen Ellen Forum and La Luz will be held on Sunday June 3, 4 to 8 p.m., at La Luz, 17560 Greger St. in Sonoma. The next Glen Ellen Forum town meeting will also be at La Luz (note the change in venue) on Monday, June 4, 6:30 p.m. Speakers will include Brad Surosky from Transcendence Theater Company and Angie Sanchez from La Luz. Also please note that the July meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Garden Court Café. Speakers for that meeting will include Jani Freidman who will discuss the proposed cannabis dispensary. If you have questions about these meetings or the forum in general, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Glen Ellen Village Fair monthly planning meeting will be on Monday, June 11, at the Jack London Lodge, time TBD. If you'd like to be involved, email email@example.com.
As always, if you have any Glen Ellen-related news to announce, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 996-3352.