Village Chat for October 1, 2019
Catherine and Dave Jefferson hosted a Paella Dinner fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood at their home on Sept. 14. It was a very warm evening with a full moon, and about 45 people enjoyed delicious paella made by fellow Rotarian and Palooza owner Jeff Tyler, who was ably assisted by his daughter Sydney and wife Suzette (also a Rotary Club member). Thanks to the Jeffersons for providing the idyllic venue, and to everyone who came out to support Rotary. Mark your calendar for March 21, 2020, the club's Crab Feed and biggest fundraiser of the year.
Over 40 people attended the free CPR class at the Kenwood Fire House on Sept. 21. Many thanks to the instructor, Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan McCracken from Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue, and to Steve Heidorn, Tony Ghisla, John Bragg and Japen Soto for helping all of us learn just how hard it is to do proper chest compressions. You basically have to crack a rib or two if you're doing it right, and it's exhausting. We also learned how to use the AED, Automated External Defibrillator, and it's easier than you would think. You turn it on, and it gives you verbal directions from there. This is all really important stuff, and the more of us who know CPR and how use AEDs, the safer we'll all be. It was great to see the Girl Scouts there from Kenwood's Troop 10282. Their minds are so sharp and they're bound to remember what they learned better than any of us.
And speaking of the Girl Scouts, Troop leader Abigail Bordigioni let us know that they had a “Bridging Ceremony” for the girls at Annadel Estate Winery (where the Bordigionis live) on Sept. 12. That's when girls graduate up to the next level of scouting, Brownies to Juniors and one Daisy to Brownie. Abby says, “This year, we will have three Troops in one: Daisies (first grade), Brownies (second and third), and now Juniors (fourth and fifth grades.)” The “Back to Scouting” meeting and Bridging Ceremony included hayrides and lots of fun. Congratulations, girls!
I'm delighted about this next item. Isaac Raymond Peters was born on Sept. 21 in Oakland. He is the son of Pearl and Ross Peters, and grandchild of Alec and Ann Peters. That's us, your Kenwood Press publishers! His maternal grandparents are Margaret Stephens of Oakland and Jeffrey Berchenko of New Orleans, and we're all just over the moon about Isaac, the first grandchild for all four of us. The little superstar weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and mother and baby are doing fine.
Kenwood School staff Suzanne Borgert and Kindergarten teacher Karla Schloemp were hanging around the school office, literally. They sent in this picture with the KP that would've probably been a winner if we'd had a photo contest this year! Suzanne said, “We are always looking to see things from a new perspective.” P.S., she added, “We really do work, most of the time.” Thanks, ladies!
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