Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
Village Chat: 09/15/2015

Village Chat



David Clawson and Kayla Malott of Kenwood, are proud to announce the birth of their son Tristan William on Aug. 23. Tristan was born at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa. He weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. and was 20.5 inches. He joins big sister Kaylee who is eight years old. The happy grandparents are Carleen Clawson of Bennett Valley, Rich and Nancy Bracco of Petaluma, and Denis and Brenda Malott of Woodford, Wisconsin. Congratulations!
Baby Tristan William Clawson was born on Aug. 23.


On Sept. 8, religious leaders of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC), including Patriarch Irinej from Belgrade, made a special trek to Kenwood. They came at the invitation of Kenwood resident Will Ivankovich, who hosted the group for a wine country lunch at his Kenwood home, gave them a tour of his vineyard, and then took them over to Chateau St. Jean Winery for wine tasting and a little bocce ball.
The Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej (center), was at Chateau St. Jean last week, along with other SOC dignitaries.


The group, which included bishops and other dignitaries from the church, was in the Bay Area for a celebration of the canonization of two American Orthodox saints, Saints Sebastian and Maradue. Patriarch Irinej led the celebration, which took place in Alhambra, conducting a series of special liturgical services associated with canonization. Irinej became Patriarch of the SOC in 2010 at age 80. The SOC is the 6th oldest autocephalous (self-governed) Orthodox Church, gaining its autonomy in 1219. There are more than 8 million adherents to the SOC worldwide, including approximately 69,000 in the United States.

In the last Village Chat column there were Buddhist monks at Deerfield Ranch Winery. Now we have the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church at Chateau St. Jean. What’s next? The Pope at Palooza?

If you’ve shopped at Swede’s Feeds you probably know Dena, who worked with owners Aspen and Mike for many years. Dena is moving to Colorado, and we will all miss her. Good luck, Dena, and come back and visit – often!

Oakmont residents Chuck Dunkel and Suzanne Cassell found themselves at Mt. Rushmore on a recent trip with Daytripping. They were kind enough to snap this photo for us, along with their well-traveled KP. Thanks!
Chuck Dunkel and Suzanne Cassell visiting Mt. Rushmore


Change of plans – The Big Animal Rescue Night (BARN) fundraiser that was scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Atwood Ranch has been postponed until Nov. 15, so mark your calendars. Monies raised will go to the HALTER fund (Horse and Livestock Team Emergency Response), which will direct funds to firefighting organizations for training and equipment to aid in the safe handling of livestock in emergency situations – think fires, floods, mud slides, etc. This time of year, and this year especially, nearly every local response unit has members being deployed around the state, which is why the fundraiser has been moved back to November. BARN organizers are hoping for a big turnout, because rural residents need to be ready, informed, equipped, and trained to help each other. For more information, go to HALTERfund.org.

Back in June the Bennington and Benguerel families took their annual vacation, this year to Sun River, Oregon. And they also took along their trusty Kenwood Press and sent in this great photo, for which we thank them!
Front row: Mia Benguerel holding the KP, and Kinley Benguerel with Bailey, the dog. Back row, from left: Justin and Amanda Benguerel, Bill Crimm, Joni Yacoe, Stacy Knight, Todd Knight, Candace Van Meter, and Robert Reguera.


Did you know that there’s a yoga class at St. Patrick’s on Wednesday mornings? It’s from 10:30 to 11:30, taught by Alicia Parks, and part of your class fee goes to St. Patrick’s. Beginners are welcome, so check it out!

If you’re wondering what happened to our photo contest, Pictures with the Press, it’s on hiatus. We’ve decided to something different. At the end of the year, we’ll look at all the photos people have sent us and pick the ones we like best, and we’ll run them in our Jan. 15th issue. So be sure to keep the Kenwood Press with you at all times, because you never know when a great photo op will present itself!

And finally, I can’t resist running this picture of Bonnie Garety. I asked her to send me a picture for the last issue when I wished her a happy birthday (she turned 95 on Aug. 23), but it came too late. It’s just so Mad Men. Thanks, Bonnie!
Bonnie Garety


Thanks to everyone who sent in their news and pictures for Village Chat. It’s easy to do. Just email ann@kenwoodpress.com or call 833-5155 and chat me up! – AQP



Email: ann@kenwoodpress.com

Recently Published:

08/15/2019 - Village Chat for August 15, 2019
08/01/2019 - Village Chat for August 1, 2019
07/01/2019 - Village Chat for July 1, 2019
06/15/2019 - Village Chat for June 15, 2019
06/01/2019 - Village Chat for June 1, 2019
05/15/2019 - Village Chat for May 15, 2019
05/01/2019 - Village Chat for May 1, 2019
04/15/2019 - Village Chat for April 15, 2019
04/01/2019 - Village Chat for April 1, 2019
03/15/2019 - Village Chat for March 15, 2019
03/01/2019 - Village Chat for March 1, 2019
02/15/2019 - Village Chat for Feb. 15, 2019
02/01/2019 - Village Chat for Feb. 1, 2019
12/15/2018 - Village Chat for Dec. 15, 2018
12/01/2018 - Village Chat
11/15/2018 - Village Chat for Nov. 15, 2018
10/15/2018 - Village Chat for Oct. 15, 2018
09/15/2018 - Village Chat for Sept. 15, 2018
09/01/2018 - Village Chat Sep. 1, 2018
08/15/2018 - Village Chat
08/01/2018 - Village Chat for Aug. 1, 2018
07/01/2018 - Village Chat for July 1, 2018
06/15/2018 - Village Chat for June 15, 2018
06/01/2018 - Village Chat for June 1, 2018
05/15/2018 - Village Chat for May 15, 2018

Recently Published:

08/15/2019 - Oakmont votes to raise dues, buy golf course
08/15/2019 - Fire agencies, county to host meeting on alerts and warnings
08/15/2019 - Open house for potential cannabis dispensary
08/15/2019 - Forum to award replant grant money
08/15/2019 - Theodore L. Eliot, diplomat, conservationist
08/15/2019 - SDC steam plant shut down, what next?
08/15/2019 - Dunbar area school board rep steps down
08/15/2019 - PG&E to locals: Prepare for prolonged power outages
08/01/2019 - Vegetation management inspections underway
08/01/2019 - New leader for Sonoma Land Trust
08/01/2019 - Grow your gardening roots deep
08/01/2019 - Well registration is coming to Sonoma Valley
08/01/2019 - Oakmont a step closer to buying golf courses
08/01/2019 - Permit Sonoma posts meeting recaps on YouTube
08/01/2019 - KFA announces scholarship recipients
08/01/2019 - Cell tower proposed in Glen Ellen
08/01/2019 - GE mixed-used project up for review
08/01/2019 - Putting the ‘home’ in home delivery
08/01/2019 - Fires create new breeding grounds for mosquitoes, new workload for control district
08/01/2019 - Sonoma County Fair opens
08/01/2019 - Berkland Bridge dedication hits snag
07/01/2019 - Update your contact info with PG&E
07/01/2019 - Keep your eyes open – it’s tick season
07/01/2019 - A big MAC for New Year’s
07/01/2019 - Three open positions at Kenwood School

Community Calendar

Funky Fridays concerts at Hood Mansion
08/23/2019
more...
“Those Dancin’ Feet”
08/23/2019
more...
Orchard hike
08/24/2019
more...
The wonderful world of plants at Quarryhill lecture series
08/24/2019
more...
Yoga Hike
08/24/2019
more...
Campfire program
08/24/2019
more...
Shoot for the stars at observatory
08/24/2019
more...
“Those Dancin’ Feet”
08/24/2019
more...
Emmaus Inclusive Community service and potluck supper
08/25/2019
more...
Gospel choir and picnic at St. Patrick’s
08/25/2019
more...
“Those Dancin’ Feet”
08/25/2019
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2