Local Family ‘s Gratitude to SLV Makes Cancer Diagnosis A Little Easier to Bear

Earlier this month, Blair McEwen of Felton, rushed his beautiful wife Donnice to the emergency room because she was experiencing horrific abdominal pain. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer.  While at the hospital, she had both ovaries, tubes and lymph nodes removed. She is now facing a grueling bout of chemo, followed by a stay at Stanford for a complete hysterectomy and lymph node removal in her neck, and then more rounds of chemo.  Says Blair, “it felt like our world started to crash in on us.  I took time off work to be her 24 hour care provider and the bills started to pile up.”

A close family friend set up a GoFundMe page so that people could  help if they wanted to.   What Blair and his family saw coming in from the SLV community on that first day was so uplifting.  “I watched as everyone started to donate to help my family and couldn’t help but to start crying.  There are no words to describe how much everyone’s help, caring and generosity has helped our family. When our world felt the darkest it had every been.  Everyone came together to take the weight off of our shoulders and helped us to dust ourselves off and give us an ember of happiness back.”

The page is still up and active, for people who would like to help out a local family.

http://www.gofundme.com/mcewen

Camp Joy’s 38th Annual Wreath Sale THIS SUNDAY

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What: 38th Annual Wreath Sale & Open House

When: Sunday 11/23 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Camp Joy Gardens

131 Camp Joy Road
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-3651

This Sunday Camp Joy is having their annual Open House and Harvest Celebration. They will have wreaths, garlic, onion breads, candles, honey, and other goodies for sale as well as yummy treats to sample. So come out and support Camp Joy with your holiday shopping and enjoy an autumn afternoon on the farm.

Camp Joy is a small organic educational non-profit family farm based in Boulder Creek.

http://campjoygardens.org/events/events-calendar/38th-annual-wreath-sale/

THIS WEEKEND – Boulder Creek Art and Craft Fair

2014-11-15 Craft FairWhat: Art & Craft Fair Boulder Creek

When: Saturday 11/15 & Sunday 11/16 from 11:00am – 4:30pm

Where: Boulder Creek Rec Center, behind the Fire Station

13333 Middleton Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-4144

Music: Full Moon Rooster Saturday 11/15 from 12noon – 2pm

J&J Dynamite Sunday 11/16 from 12noon – 2pm

New: Kids Craft Area, free space for kids to sell & share artwork

This weekend is Boulder Creek’s Art & Craft Fair hosted by our Park District. There will be live music, a bake sale, and 29 venders with wonderful art and craft items to enjoy. New this year is a kids craft area which is a free space for kids to sell and share their artwork. Come out this weekend to enjoy some art, purchase some Christmas presents, and support enjoy some live music all at the same time.

 

Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

2014-11-11 Veterans Dinner

What:  5th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

When:  Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:  Scopazzi’s

13300 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-6441

Price: $40 in advance

$35 for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
$45 at the door
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_veterans.html

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual Veterans Dinner this Tuesday at Scopazzi’s. So join us in honoring our local Veterans, enjoy a wonderful dinner, and publicly acknowledge their service.

As always we look forward to connecting with our Veterans who have served from WWII through to the present. Please bring a short summary of your military history and a photograph for inclusion in our Collection.

Any net proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to benefit the Museum and its programs.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Museum, Liberty Bank, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek Hardware, the Redwood Keg in Boulder Creek, and Scarborough Lumber in Ben Lomond. You can also call Scopazzi’s to make your table reservations. Lets all come together and show our vets how much they mean to us and if you are a vet please attend so we may honor you on this day and everyday.

Note: To read a little about the contributions of our vets check out Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin article SLV History titled The War to End All War on page 10 by Lisa Robinson.

TOMORROW Boulder Creek Town Sweep

2014-11-08 Town Sweep
Come out and help clean up downtown. This Saturday from 8:00am – 12:00noon is the second town sweep of the year. Help clean up after Halloween and this long summer. Bring your shovels, brooms, rakes, power tools, and pride for Boulder Creek and help make our downtown shine.

Reminder that this year is a little different, due to the drought there will be no power washing or use of hoses.

Election TODAY

VoteToday is election day, the polls are open from 7:00am and close at 8:00pm. Please vote and make your voice heard. All ballots must be received by 8:00pm, that includes mail in ballots.

You can lookup your polling place here:

http://www.votescount.com/nov14/root1104/

If you have a mail-in ballot you can drop it off at any polling place in the county. Boulder Creeks polling places are:

Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Boulder Creek Library
13390 W. Park Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Redwood Elementary School
16900 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Other information about what is on the ballot or other voting related issues can be found here. http://www.votescount.com You can also call (831) 454-2060 Monday – Friday from 8:00am till 5:00pm with any election related questions.

FULL Voter’s Guide

Links to voter’s pamphlet info, for, against, funding, campaign, background, and so on regarding all items on the ballet. This voter’s guide is meant to be non partisan and is in same order as the official ballot.

http://bouldercreekinsider.com/2014/10/22/voters-guide-2014/

Local Issues

(included in the full Voter’s Guide as well)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (vote for no more then 3)

Eric Hammer

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Gene Elizabeth Ratcliffe

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Larry Prather
– currently in office

www.hammerpratherratcliffe4water.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Karen Brown

http://www.votekarenbrownslvwater.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Chuck Baughman

http://www.chuck4slvwd.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


Bob Fultz

http://www.bobfultz.com

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf


SLV Water District information sites

http://www.slvwd.com/BoardInfo.htm about the district and board

http://www.slvwd.co SLVWD watchdogs

http://www.slvwd.co/dp/sites/default/files/docs/grandjury_slvwd.pdf
Grand Jury Report 6/2014

County Measures

K – Cannabis Business Tax

http://votersedge.org/unincorporated-area/ballot-measures/2014/november/measure-k

Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/meak.pdf

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No – no site found

MISSING PERSON – Jeannette Stevenson, Boulder Creek Resident

UPDATE: A reader has commented that Jeanette has been seen recently. We spoke with the Sheriff and they stated that she may be at risk and if she is seen to please call the dispatch at: (831) 471-1121

On the afternoon of October 25th 2014, 53 year old Boulder Creek resident, Jeannette Stevenson was last seen boarding a Santa Cruz Metro bus and reported missing by a friend. Stevenson has medical issues that place her at risk if not treated.

Stevenson was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and black “Ugg” boots. She has been known to stay at local hotels throughout Santa Cruz.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to be on the lookout for Stevenson and immediately call sheriff’s dispatch at (831) 471-1121 if she is seen or if they have any additional information regarding her whereabouts.

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