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A skinny white, short-haired, blue eyed dog, about the size of a wolf, has been seen on Comstock Lane and around upper Pine Flat Road. Residents who stopped the dog on Pine Flat said it seemed very friendly and very hungry. The dog is wearing a blue collar but there are no tags. Call 427-1320 if you have more info.

Thank you Fire Fighters for saving our homes!
A new thank you from Charlie, Corrina & Owen Powell & Jessica Vaughan:

Our Heartfelt Thanks to All the Bonny Doon Volunteers, Firefighters from Near and Far and Many Friends.

Our family was vacationing in Mexico when the cell phone rang on June 12th. One of our daughter's friends was the first to call about the Martin Fire. We were thousands of miles from home and it looked certain that we would lose our beloved house, garden, studio, oaks and everything else. Naturally, we were completely panicked and spent the next 24 hours on the phone with numerous friends, trying to ascertain the extent of the damage. By Thursday, we got word that the Herculean efforts of firefighters and friends had kept our home from burning to the ground. We were so deeply touched. We couldn't believe the immense effort that was made. We feel incredibly fortunate to live in a community where people step up to help one another in such a time of need. Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude, but THANK YOU, one and all, for everything you did. You helped to save a home that has been in our family for over 50 years, and 25 years of Charlie's artwork. We look forward to celebrating with everyone at the Bonny Doon Volunteers BBQ!

Click on "Prior Month Events" and then "2008, June" to see other stories, articles, maps, and videos about the fire. Also the July, August, and September issues of the Battle Mountain News contains info on the fire, with news from Val Haley of the Ecological Reserve and Tom Scully of the Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Call Morgan Rankin for copies at 426-6412.
The Fire Team Barbecue is September 20th. See below.
To volunteer to help with the Fire Team Barbecue call Stephanie at 426-9408.
To donate items for the Raffle or Silent Auction call Shawn at 426-2004 or Michele at 427-2671.
To donate a dessert to the Bake Sale, just bring it to the Ladies of Bonny Doon Club table during the Barbecue.

Hello, fellow Bonny Dooners. My favorite time of the year will be here before we know it. Halloween! Which brings along the Bonny Doon School's new Haunted House '08. Do you have some spooky treasure we could lovingly use for this year's new theme? I will take care of them and return after the event. The design process starts soon, so give me a call. Thank you!! Laurel Wolfe Surles, 427-4524.
Tuesday, September 9
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Knitty Knotty Group
125 McGivern Way
If you are interested in any of the fiber arts from around the world - we are too.  We spin, dye, knit, crochet, sew and felt according to who shows up.  We have some extra materials but always welcome donations that will go to our charity projects.  If you have talent in other areas of the fiber arts, or just want to try something new, we would love to have you come.  Call Shirin at 427-3787.

Wednesday, September 10
1:00 pm: The Bonny Doon Gardeners
We will meet at the home of Lise Bixler, 911 Country Estates for a garden harvest potluck and Fall planning session. Please note the earlier meeting time. Bring a simple dish either made or decorated with something from your garden (or a local farmer's market). We will eat, admire, and learn about planning for a Fall and Winter vegetable garden. Bring any extra plants or seeds you may have to share. RSVP to Nancy, 423-4086 or Lise 457-2089. See you there!

This annual event celebrates the site of the new Felton library, offered to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries by the Verutti family, as progress continues on efforts to build a modern library for the entire San Lorenzo Valley.  The event is a benefit for Felton Library Friends, a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.  For more information, email FeltonLibraryFriends@gmail.com, call 831-335-1135, or visit www.feltonlibraryfriends.org

QUILT BENEFITS BONNY DOON FIRE TEAM - Bonny Stitchers, a local quilt group has made a queen size quilt to benefit our fire team.  The quilt has a tree motif with blue cloud background, machine stitched with a pine cone pattern.  Very nice!  Tickets are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00 or 12 for $20.00.  Drawing will be held at the September BBQ.  Call Georgia at 426-0110 for tickets.

Saturday, September 20
At the Martin Road Firehouse, 975 Martin Road

Come one come all - and bring a friend!

The Annual Bonny Doon Fire Team Fund Raiser
And all-around community get-together

Great food served by your Fire Team members
MENU: BBQ Steak or vegetarian dish plus all the fixings
PRICE: $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under

Silent Auction treasures (many from local artists)

Many more wonderful items available in a raffle drawing (always exciting)

Learn about becoming one of our local firefighters
Purchase Bonny Doon Fire Team logo wearable's (logo created by John Forbes, a Fire Team member and local artist extraordinaire)

Call Stephanie Jessen at 426-9408 for general information or to assist at the BBQ. Call Shawn Hoover at 426-2004 or Michele Thornton at 427-2671 if you wish to donate an item for the auction or drawing (we can pick it up)

Proceeds from Fire Team fundraisers are always used to buy, maintain, and/or replace vital emergency equipment.  Community support and donations equip our all-volunteer Fire Team to provide far better emergency responses than Bonny Doon would otherwise receive.  This is the basic reason the Fire Team exists.

Attending Fire Team fundraisers is your opportunity to show the twenty-some Fire Team members you appreciate their considerable volunteer efforts training and protecting all of Bonny Doon 24 hours a day all year long.  The Firefighters are the ones wearing navy-blue t-shirts at the BBQ.  Come and enjoy great food with family, friends, and neighbors.

As the election season moves into high gear, the ANTIQUARIAN FUNKS are pleased to present

Performers for this concert include Bill Mathews, Jon Christian, Charlie McDowell, Kevin Blodgett, John Thomas, Kate Rubin, Joel Schaefer, Kit Birskovich, Suzanne Duval, Nancy Voogd, Jas Cluff, and Michael Vojvoda. The original image for this poster is taken from a portrait by E.G. Haussmann of Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734) - the Wynton Marsalis of his day, and trumpet virtuoso for J.S. Bach. The Funks will perform Reiches' tower music compose for the City of Leipzig.

Monday, September 22
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: LAFCO PUBLIC HEARING
to consider formation of the Bonny Doon Fire Protection District

First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz
We need your help again! Bonny Doon residents deserve the right to vote on formation of our local fire district. Obtaining the right to vote requires LAFCO approval of our application. Please help by:
  • ATTENDING the LAFCO public hearing
  • SPEAKING in favor of formation of the Bonny Doon Fire Protection District
  • WRITING A LETTER to LAFCO in favor of district dormation
    (Address: LAFCO, County Government Center, Room 318-D, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

When speaking or writing to LAFCO please include your name and address. A statement of why you support district formation is helpful. We petitioned LAFCO because district formation permits local governance of Bonny Doon fire protection taxes. That will enable the Bonny Doon fire district to accomplish significant improvements in fire and medical emergency services to the Bonny Doon community. For additional fire district proposal information, contact Tom Scully at (831) 425-1432 or TomScully@comcast.net.

Tuesday, September 23
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Knitty Knotty Group
125 McGivern Way
If you are interested in any of the fiber arts from around the world - we are too.  We spin, dye, knit, crochet, sew and felt according to who shows up.  We have some extra materials but always welcome donations that will go to our charity projects.  If you have talent in other areas of the fiber arts, or just want to try something new, we would love to have you come.  Call Shirin at 427-3787.

Thursday, September 25
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: The Ladies of Bonny Doon The August meeting was held at the home of Jean Smith. In September the group will hear from Bonny Doon School Principal Gail Levine.

The club meets the fourth Thursday of most months and is open to all ladies of Bonny Doon.  It is a social and philanthropic group founded in 1942.  For information call President Larue Wilton at 425-3558 or Vice-President Barbara Louv at 426-3652.

June 3, 2002 Ladies Club Meeting

Sunday, September 28
9:00 am to 1:00 pm: "What I did not take when I had to evacuate" Bonny Doon Yard Sale
At Bonny Doon School Field
Clean out your "unevacuated" items and sell them at a fun community event! You pay for a space on the field, you supply your own tables and/or ground cover, and keep your profits from the sale. We provide the space and the publicity.

Space costs: 10' x 10' = $25 or 10' x 20' = $40

Contact Lisa Palm (426-5628 or email lisa@lisapalm.com to reserve your spot as it should be a full event! Volunteers will help people unload and haul away unsold items.
Proceeds will benefit Bonny Doon Fire Team and Bonny Doon Elementary Parents' Club. This is a great way to do your fall cleaning!

Bosch Baha'i Conference Center, 500 Comstock Lane, 423-3387

Please see the Battle Mountain News or call for the schedule of events.

Memories of the Mountain Memories of the Mountain
The Ladies of Bonny Doon

This wonderful book is still available.  A "must have" for new and old Dooner's alike.  The Ladies of Bonny Doon Club produced this book in 2004.  Many Bonny Dooners contributed stories, pictures, and editing skills.

Order your book online at authorhouse.com or call 800-839-8640.  $20.50 plus postage.