Hometown News: From new babies to awards, here is the news from your friends and neighbors.
The Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley mobilized its community service team to clean up Depot Park on a recent Saturday morning (pictured above). Led by Chair Mark Zuehlsdorff, the crew included fellow Rotarians Gary Edwards, Gary Scott, Jon Parker, Don Ryndak, Dave Pier, Ron Lawson, Bill O’Neal, Dave Waldron and Rich Lee. The cleanup consisted of pruning, raking leaves and removing litter. Last weekend, the team cleaned up the grove behind the Maysonnave House, immediately adjacent to the park.
Sandy Young, a Sonoma mixed-media artist, was awarded “Best of Show” for her art piece “Open Book” at the national juried show “ABZ Etcetera” at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
The jurors stated, “This piece got our attention right away. The materials, text and imagery are beautifully integrated and we loved the multiple media used … with a mastery of her materials.”
Young’s “Open Book” and her second piece, “Pages of Mystery,” were created by layering glass with imagery, paint, text and wire on wooden panel. Both pieces will be on display at Sebastopol Center for the Arts through Oct. 19.
Chris and Kelli Cahill, of El Verano, proudly announce the birth of their first-born son, Emmet Zane Cahill, on June 16, 2013 at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Vallejo.
On June 27, the Sonoma Valley Quilters donated 31 handmade baby quilts to the FISH layette project. Twice each year the quilters meet to create these unique baby quilts. FISH uses these beautiful quilts as the foundation for its layettes.
Each item in the layette is carefully wrapped in tissue by FISH volunteer Emma Ruggeri and placed in a colorful bag. The layette also includes a receiving blanket, clothing, diapers, a handmade bib and a stuffed animal.
FISH shares its extra baby quilts with Sonoma Valley Hospital where new mothers are asked if they need a baby quilt. For more than 30 years FISH has provided layettes for new mothers and their babies.
Chiara Anna Terza Sottile, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 2005 graduate of Sonoma Valley High School, married Daniel Peter Balls, also of Brooklyn, on Aug. 31, at Quarryhill Botantical Gardens.
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