It is time to start thinking about summer activities and that means opening the museum in Forbestown. Opening day is June 1 from 9 to 4 and a chili cook-off is planned. We need chili cookers to sign up to participate. Watch for the fliers coming out soon. Yuba Feather Historical Association meets for their seasonal pot luck dinner meeting at Ponderosa Community center and will be asking members to sign up to help at the museum during the summer. It is a great way to meet new people, learn about local history and enjoy a weekend afternoon. Don't forget the ice cream socials on the 3rd Sunday and last Saturday of the summer months.

            Come join in the fun of the Annual Forbestown Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Elevation Church AG and the Forbestown Activity Center. This event will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 am in the Forbestown Community Park for all kids 0 – 18 years. Come join in the Easter fun and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather that is anticipated.

            Speaking of Easter, Bob & Jim’s Breakfast and Burgers will be offering an Easter ham lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13 from 11:00 am to 3:00pm. For $9.99, you will enjoy a meal of bread, ham, mashers, veggie and dessert. Bob & Jim’s is located on the corner of Willow Glen Rd. and La Porte Rd. in Brownsville.

            Look Back in Time – In 1898 Jared Forbes brought up a beautiful lot of flowers on the stage for the Methodist Episcopal church in Forbestown (where did he get flowers this early in the season?).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

         

         Did you ever wonder how to decorate a beautiful Ukrainian Easter Egg? In a craft workshop on April 13, Barbara Neely will show us how to create this gorgeous egg called a Psyanky. This craft began at least 2000 years ago and has an interesting history. Call Books & More, 675-3275, for more information. 

          Where is our Gold Eagle Market? We know it has been raining, it seems forever, but we sure need a market and gas. Hopefully with Spring here, there will be some activity in the lot soon.

          Do not miss out on the Spring Fling being held at Books & More in Brownsville on Saturday, April 13 starting at 10:00 am. There will be a bake sale, peddlers fair and the always-popular homemade tamales. They go fast so get there early. Individual tamales are $3.00 each or you can get the lunch for $6.00, which includes tamale, beans and nachos. Yum!! If you are interested in a space for the peddlers fair, the space is free and there is plenty of room for all. Just come and set up your booth. For more information, call Books & More at 675-3275.

          The Loma Rica Community Church will be holding their Annual Bazaar on May 17 and 18. Booth space is free and you must reserve your space before April 20. To reserve your space please contact the church office at 530-743-5435. We will post further information regarding this event as it draws near.

          Need a car washed? Head over to Foothill Fitness on April 13 for a clean, shiny car. Kids are making money to help get our new Farmer's Market going. 

            Look Back in Time – In 1909 the Honcut girls baseball team played the girls from Rackerby, followed by a dinner at the Honcut Hotel, then had ice cream and entertainment (we would love to have local baseball teams again). 

          Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.              Christine and Yvonne

            Yuba Feather Historical Association has its quarterly general membership meeting at the Ponderosa community center on April 24. There will be a potluck dinner starting at 6:30. This group will be getting ready to begin the summer program, opening the museum in Forbestown on June 1. Come join the fun.

            Just imagine! It is time for the third anniversary of Stone Soup, our lunch program served on Thursdays at noon at the community center. It is a great gathering of friends and neighbors, eating and chatting. For this special anniversary, there will be a great baked potato bar. A special event is being planned: look at the baby pictures and guess which of us was that baby.

            Books & More will be the location for the Spring Fling event on Saturday, April 13. There will be a peddlers fair, fresh tamales for sale and Next Step will hold a bake sale. The event will start at 10:00 am. Come early as the tamales sell quickly as well as the baked goods. Booth space is free for the peddlers fair and if you are interested in setting up a booth please contact Christine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 675-9225.

            Look Back in Time – In 1925 work was progressing at the Beever Resort below Brownsville. There was a 15 room hotel, 50 cottages, a swimming pool , golf course and a dance hall (as you drive by on the way to town, glance at the meadow and just imagine the life that was there).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

            Finn Cherry, a 10 year old student at Yuba Feather Elementary won the spelling bee there and went on to win three rounds at the Marysville Joint Unified School District bee. Congratulations, Finn.

            Next Step, the group that is ready to help anyone take the next step they need to in improving their life, is holding an event on Saturday, April 13 at Books & More. There will be a Bake Sale and hopefully some tamales for sale. Plans are being made now, but you might jot the date down on your calendar.  We invite crafters and others to set up booths free of charge.

            Ready for a great breakfast? Don't forget that the Hill Top Gang serves breakfast at the community center on the last Saturday of the month. For $6.00 it is all you can eat and you will be helping to support the van that helps us get to medical appointments. Come on and enjoy.

            Look Back in Time – In 192? there were rabbit races (not sure where). The speeds of the rabbits from Rackerby were clocked at 13 ¾ seconds faster than any rabbit ever run in California (to clock rabbits running is amazing).

            Guess what Monday is? You got it, April Fools Day. Now, I don’t want you to get carried away and pull harmful or hurtful pranks, but it is a day for good clean fun and jokes. Be aware, a jokester could be lurking in your day. Have a fun April 1st.

            One of our neighbors received a scam call from someone claiming to be from PG&E, stating they hadn’t paid their bill and their power would be shut off if they did not pay it over the phone with their credit card or checking account number. Luckily, they did not fool our neighbor. We want to remind everyone to never, ever, ever, give out any of your personal information to any callers, no matter what stories they may tell or how much information of yours they seem to have. They will use scare tactics and play on your emotions to get to you. If you get a scam call be sure to report it to either the company they claim to represent or the authorities. Don’t let yourself become a victim of these jerks.

            Calling all crafters and or vendors for Memorial weekend. I know it is a bit early but would like to have you put Saturday, May 25 on your calendar as there will be a craft/vendor fair held at Books & More and Brownsville Mercantile parking lots. Booth space is free and there is plenty of space for all. Books and More will have pulled pork sandwich lunches and a bake sale for a fund raiser to help keep their doors open. Please contact Christine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 675-9225 for more information or to reserve a space.

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

  

          Last Thursday there was a community workshop  at the community center after Stone Soup in which we learned many interesting details about Reach air medical service. We hope to offer more of these workshops. There will be a sign up sheet for those interested in various topics at Stone Soup and at Books & More. When enough people show an interest in a topic, we will organize a workshop.

          March 20th is the first day of spring. This winter has been truly felt and the rain has been welcomed. Of course, we will still experience rain and possibly snow. The meadows and roadsides will begin to fill with blue, pink, and yellow wild flowers. The sun will warm the morning air and the trees will begin to fill with the song of birds. I will miss winter but I know it will be hiding behind the sun waiting to return. Happy Spring!!

          Books & More , in Brownsville, is offering craft classes each Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm. Stop by the shop and pickup the list of classes and sign up for those you are interested in. You can also purchase tickets for the raffle held each quarter. The current raffle prizes are a hand knitted hat, crocheted baby blanket and matching cap, a crockpot, a cake by Krishna (to be baked after raffle) and a set of 6 beautiful stemware glasses. Books & More has become more than just a bookstore to our community. It is a meeting place where people can enjoy conversation and good company as well as a good book. All proceeds from the craft classes and raffles are used to help keep our treasured Books & More open.

          The Brownsville Mercantile will be raffling off an Easter Basket on April 20th. With each minimum purchase you will receive a ticket for the raffle. Stop in and wander through the many rooms filled with crafts, vintage items, clothing, greeting cards, and other gift items. They are located on Willow Glen Rd. in Brownsville.

          Look back in Time – In 1900 the Challenge post office was moved with horses, cables and willing hands, to a new, much more convenient location west of the hotel ( it would be fun to know the exact spot and put a sign there).

          Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.            Christine and Yvonne

The new craft workshops at Books & More on Saturday mornings are going well. We have a new crafter who volunteered to teach a group how to dye Russian Easter Eggs. It is quite an interesting process; this workshop will be offered on April 13. Stop in or call for more information (675-3275). Each week there is different workshop offered.

Yuba Feather Community Services will be holding their annual election tonight at 7:00. This group does a great deal for the communities by organizing and running Ponderosa community center and park. They hold an open meeting each month on the second Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Please come by and get involved in some of the

programs. The big change they are working on this season is making changes in the Farmer's Market: times, location, and additional features. A day for Family Kickball is being planned also, so come get involved.

There will be a special presentation at Stone Soup on Thursday, March 14, about a program called Air Med Care. It is an ambulance membership program that gives you helicopter transportation when one needs an air ambulance. This program will begin at 1:00 at the community center. Come by for lunch first at noon if you would like. `

Look Back in Time – In 1903 the 8th and 9th grades of Upham School in Rackerby were having extra lessons in surveying, map-drawing, bookkeeping, and natural philosophy (good practical skills).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

           

            We hear that the Family Kickball game has been postponed and will be tried again on March 9. Two reasons: wet weather and the opportunity to attend the Yuba Feather Taco Dinner that evening. We  hope many will attend the Taco Dinner to help out Yuba Feather School and then come play Kickball the next Saturday. Let's have fun together, many of us from all of our communities.

            Count the daffodils on our hill. They are telling us that spring is just around the corner. The lilacs are budding, almond blossoms fill the valley air and yet we may still see a snow flurry or two. These mixed up seasons: fall and spring. You never know. I have heard it said that it has snowed at least once in every month of the year in La Porte.

            Okay, it’s that time again! Daylight savings time is back. Whatever you do, don’t forget to “Spring Forward” your clock on Sunday, March 10th. Actually, you should set it forward on Saturday, March 9th before you go to bed, otherwise you’ll be late for any Sunday morning plans. Believe me, I’ve made that mistake more times than I wish to admit.

            Look Back in Time – In 1898 H. Klos of Brownsville built a butcher shop in Indiana Ranch and will open next week (a good old-fashioned butcher shop!).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

            Eating my favorite green chili stew at Brownsville Station last week, I asked Jacob about his plans for St Patrick's Day. He assured me that he likes the traditional corned beef and sides but that he would put his unique twist on the meal. So on Sunday, March 17, come on by and taste test his dish.

            St. Patrick’s Day, Bob & Jim’s Breakfast & Burgers will be serving a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. You’ll be able to enjoy a plate full of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots for $9.99.

            Brrr! It has been cold and wet, maybe like February is supposed to be.  Ben tells us that we have a great deal more rain this year than last. However, we are still 30 inches or so less than our  annual average which is more than 80 inches. Still more wet to come?

            Look Back in Time – In 1898 the amateur theatrical troupe of La Porte gave a fine performance of East Lymne, followed by a dance (we miss our  Ponderosa Player troupe).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

           

            In need of AA? A good group meets at the Lutheran church across from Ray's Hardware each Friday evening starting at 7 pm.

            A representative of the Air Med Care group will be at Stone Soup on March 14 to explain the program and answer any questions. This is a plan that will cover expenses if one needs air transportation to a hospital after an illness or accident. They will meet at 1:00 after lunch at Ponderosa Community Center.

            Don't forget that Hill Top Gang is beginning to have Saturday breakfasts on the last Saturday of each month. Come by the community center on Feb. 23 from 8 to 11 and check it out. They are going to try a new item or two on the menu. All monies go to support the medical van, so come help out and have a great hot breakfast.

            On Saturday mornings starting about 10:00 craft workshops are being held at Books & More. Various local crafters are leading these small groups and they are having fun. We have had beginning watercolor, knitting, and various other projects. Come by for more information, please.

            The Bangor Community Blood Drive will be held on February 26th from 2pm to 6pm at the Bangor Community Hall located at 7500 Oro Bangor Rd. You don’t have to live in Bangor to donate your blood during this event.

            Look Back in Time – In 1935 Bud Scroggs (no middle name) was born in Clay Co. North Carolina. If you have good memories of him, take a minute or two to reflect.

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

A new program at Books & More is holding craft workshops on each Saturday from 10 – 12. During the past few weeks we have had groups who are learning to knit, made a quilted grab bag, put together greeting cards, quite a variety of projects. Each quarter we plan a new set of workshops. The end of this quarter of projects is Feb. 16, then we will start another set of workshops. The last workshop of this quarter will have Jani Beckwith leading a group making collages. We will have a raffle each quarter, too. Stop by and check us out.

Brownsville Thrift Store will be holding a Bag Sale during the week of Feb. 6th. You can stuff a bag with many items for $3.00, what a bargain. Come help support our volunteer fire department.

On February 9 a group of parents from Yuba Feather school are having a fund raiser in front of Books & More. They are raising money to send students to the science program at Shady Creek. This is a week long camp that used to be held at Woodleaf and is a great program. They will be selling Valentine goodies and other items. If any of our flea market people would like to set up a booth that Saturday, that would be great. How about some local crafters setting up a booth; hope the weather is great.

Bob & Jim’s Breakfast & Burgers can take care of all your catering needs. They can provide a wide array of menu items (not just burgers and sandwiches). Call Jim at 530-675-9181 or 530-675-2219 to discuss menu, pricing, etc.

Brownsville Mercantile is opening a mini florist shop starting February 6th. They will be offering potted plants, fresh cut flowers, balloons and more. The Valentine’s Day flower arrangements will be available starting February 12. Stop in and check it out. They are located on Willow Glen Rd. in Brownsville.

Look Back in Time – In 1912 Joseph Rose made a big strike at the Twentieth Century Wonder Mine in Rackerby, paying $5,000 per ton (wonder what the tonnage price is now).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

The Hill Top Gang is starting a whole new breakfast program because insurance on their medical vehicle went up a great deal. So now they will start serving breakfast also on the last Saturday of each month, same time (8 – 11) and same place (Ponderosa Community Center). Now they will be working twice as hard with regular breakfast on the second Sunday of each month, too. Please help support this great program as our volunteers make breakfast and help transport people to medical appointments. For more information come to breakfast and ask or call 675-0212 for a ride.

Bob & Jim’s Breakfast & Burgers is looking for a part-time line cook. Some experience is helpful. If interested please apply in person at Bob & Jim’s, located at 16920 Willow Glen Rd. in Brownsville between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm.

Look Back in Time – In 1909 fifty inches of rain fell in this area during January (Ben's rain gauge says our seasonal average is about 80+ inches per year, this year to date is about 27”. We are still getting some good rains, but far below those of 100 years ago).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

There will be a great spaghetti dinner on Jan. 26 as part of our yearly Yuba Feather Community Services membership drive. Dinner will be served at 6 pm. Watch for fliers with more information. It will be held at the community center in Brownsville. Along with the dinner there will be a wine tasting, a dessert auction, a 50/50 auction and more. Members of YFCS can get in free and non-members are encouraged to join.

The storms last week pumped up our rain totals and the snow pack at the peaks and looking forward to more.

Look Back in Time- In 1898 Julia Kumle sold one-tenth interest in the Red Ravine Mine at Indiana Ranch to L.T. and William Crane of Sharon Valley (is that the Kumle that the road behind Cedar Circle is named for?).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

Many heartfelt thanks to all those who gave of their time and money to make the New Years Eve Extravaganza a success as the dinner, auction, show and dance were enjoyed by all attendees. All the volunteers made the event an evening to be remembered. Happy New Year to all!!

The Forbestown library day will be moved from Friday to Thursday starting on January 17th. The hours for the library are noon to 3:00. Come and browse the many books available and or sit and enjoy a board game with a friend or neighbor. It is a splendid way to pass the time on a wintery Thursday afternoon.

Hope to see you around Brownsville soon! Christine & Yvonne

Brownsville Thrift store reopens this week, Wednesday through Saturday. Books and More will remain closed for another week, reopening January 9.

We hope the New Years Extravaganza went well last night at the community center. Sure hope there was not a shooting or other negative happenings (see Look Back in Time). This event was held to raise money to re-roof and repair the amphitheater, so we hope it was a success. Yuba Feather Community Service board is hoping more of our communities will get involved with events happening at the community center. This is a great venue for gatherings, ball games, tennis practices, outdoor events and many other happenings. The board will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Please consider signing up to be a member and help out in some way.

Look Back in Time – In 1906 music and supper were first class at the New Year's Grand Ball in Dobbins. A shooting was stopped by friends who disarmed the belligerents, thus preventing a waste of good ammunition (not much has changed).

We wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year and we hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

Don't forget that the Thrift Store will be closed until Jan. 2 and the bookstore until January 9.

Look Back in Time – In 1917 M. J. Cooney was appointed U. S. Explosives agent in Forbestown and was able to issue permits for explosives of all kinds (was that to celebrate New Year's)?

Merry Christmas everyone and we hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

Bookstore Boosters are hosting an art workshop each Saturday from 10 – 12. These are organized by one of the Boosters and are just for fun, or learning a new skill. A couple of weeks ago there were a half dozen or so new knitters learning how to make a scarf or a cap. On another Saturday Jani Beckwith had us making Christmas cards; it felt like being back in third grade. Fun! The list of workshops is at Books & More. Starting the new year we will feature Yvonne making a quilted hand bag on Jan. 12, then Penny Goodwin will teach knitting again on Jan 19. Come check it out.

The Next Step program is trying to organize a list of local people willing to do work on a short term basis. The list might involve some housekeeping, yard work, or other odd jobs. If you or someone you know might be interested in some very part time work, please call Books & More 675-3275.

Most of us have lights on a porch and some have a tree up and decorated. Such a great family holiday. Please remember those who might not have friends or family near.

Don't forget that Books and More will be closed from Dec. 23 to Jan. 9. Not sure of any trip or anything, just a break.

Ya Hoo! The first day of winter is December 21st. I’ve pulled out my sweaters, jeans, sweatshirts and boots and I’m ready for my favorite time of year. Let it rain, snow and let those temperatures drop. I want to sit by the fire with a cup of hot tea, watch old movies and craft the hours away.

Look Back in Time – In 1927 Charles Adams' car went down the road with a large Christmas tree on the running board (we miss those running boards).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

We are hoping the New Year's Extravaganza will be on your calendar. On Monday, Dec. 30 the event will start at 6 pm with a tri tip dinner and an auction. Next comes a stage show organized by Tania Ransom followed by a raffle. Last is a dance using the DJ skills of Dr. Duncan's Entertainment. Larry Duncan was fortunate enough to escape the Camp Fire with some of his equipment, more than half of his things were lost in the fire. We are hoping that this party will be fun for him as well as all of the party attendees. The funds raised at the event will be used to re-roof and repair the amphitheater. If the buildings and park at Ponderosa Community Center are not cared for it could fall apart. This center is certainly well-used by our communities and it is important to keep it repaired as needed.

The thrift store in Brownsville will be closed from Dec. 26 to January 2 as they take a well deserved break and enjoy the New Year. Books & More will be closed an additional week, until January 9.

Christine and Susan wish to thank everyone who participated in the 26th Annual Christmas in the Foothills. We appreciate any feedback, good or bad, that you can give us. We apologize for the mix up on the map. Your comments, suggestions and or ideas can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Look Back in Time – In 1927 the newly completed banquet room of the Masonic Lodge in Forbestown was used for the first time, following their election of officers (we wonder if families of those officers are still using the Lodge).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

The Bookstore Boosters are sponsoring weekly craft lessons on Saturday mornings from 10 to 12. We have had a Mandala group and a beginner knitting group so far. Next on Dec. 8 Jani Beckwith will lead a lesson on making holiday cards. You can personalize your cards, making special ones. On Dec. 15 Krishna Acala will have a Kid's Craft group. Come by and check us out for the next lessons.

On Wednesday, December 12, the Yuba Feather Historical Assn. will hold its annual Christmas party downstairs at the Ponderosa Community Center at 6 pm. It will be a turkey dinner with the board supplying turkey and fixings, so please bring a side dish or dessert. There will some caroling and fellowship to follow. Every year the YFHA has a fundraiser at this party to raise money for a special project at the museum, so come by and eat, chat, sing and help out.

The Ministerial Fellowship, (comprised of the local churches), Mt. Hope and YFCS will be hosting a free community Christmas dinner on Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 pm at the Ponderosa Communities Center in Brownsville. If you are able, please bring a side dish to share. All are welcome so come and enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. You never know, you may make a new friend or two. If you are interested in volunteering or just need more information please contact Janis Maasen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Look Back in Time – In 1910 the Rackerby Shakespeare Club met at G. A. Devol's home, while the men played Pedro and cribbage and children played games (sounds like fun).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

Next Step and Yuba Feather Community Services are working together planning a New Year's Eve Extravaganza at the Ponderosa Community Center. We hope to raise enough money to pay for having the amphitheater re-roofed and repaired. So far we have a tri- tip dinner, served at 6:00. After dinner an auction is planned with Butler Cross as our auctioneer. Tania Ransom is planning a stage show featuring local artists, followed by a raffle. Last, will be a dance using an MC/DJ, Dr. Duncan's Entertainment, lately from Paradise. During the last four hours we will have a Kids' Party downstairs. The bargain ticket will cost you $15 in advance and $20 at the door. How many places can you go, get dinner and entertainment, for that price?

The new Bookstore Booster club is on their way. This is a small group who plans to help the bookstore make money to handle the raise in rent and to increase our advertising. We are trying three approaches: craft workshops each Saturday at the store (come see a schedule), a raffle each season (the prizes and tickets are at the store). We had our first seasonal Cookie Party on Nov. 17 to launch the fall season. There are raffle prizes at the store and craft workshops planned. Now to increase our signage. Working together, we can get it done.

Christmas Season is definitely upon us. The Foothill Fire Department held their annual Christmas Bazaar and Hometown Christmas was held at the museum in Forbestown. The Foothill Communities Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held on Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm at the Foothills Fire Department on Willow Glen Rd in Brownsville. Santa will be on hand as well as Christmas treats and hot beverages and caroling. Then on December 1 & 2, the 26th Annual Christmas in the Foothills will be in full swing with 27 shops, restaurants, craft fairs and wineries along the route. The route map/list is an insert in this issue of the paper as well as available at each stop.

Look Back in Time – In 1899 New York Flat School closed for the season. Roads were nearly impassable because of deep mud (wish we had some of that rain).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne

The quilt show is over one more time; all went well. Several people went home happy after winning many door prizes or raffle prizes. The winner of the opportunity quilt, Abundance of Pinwheels, was Jean Hansen who traveled quite a distance to attend our show. Quilters who won the vote for Favorites in the large quilt category were: Gina Ellis, Bonnie Talbot and Betsy Battershell. Winners for small quilts were Leslie Collins, Bonnie Talbot and Mouse Norris. Other winners of favorites were Norma Lipelt, Leslie Collins, JoJo Pesek, Cathy Shepherd and Dianne Ball. A great time was had by all, so put the first weekend in November on your calendar for next year.

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, November 22. You barely have your turkey dinner dishes washed and put away when the annual rush for Christmas bargains begins. As we all know Friday is Black Friday and the stores are flooded with bargains, sales and shoppers. Saturday is Shop Local and Small Business Day. This helps the small businesses, owned by your friends and neighbors in your local community, and in most cases can be the most prosperous time of year for them. So when planning your Christmas shopping lists, please don’t forget the small/local businesses.

Friday, November 30th is the Annual Tree Lighting held at the Foothill Fire Department on Willow Glen Rd. in Brownsville. Santa will be there with a sack full of candy canes and ready to hear your Christmas wishes. There will be caroling, hot beverages, and Christmas treats galore. Come and mingle with your friends and neighbors and enjoy some Christmas cheer. The event starts at 6:30 pm and is sponsored by the Foothill Fire Fighters Association.

Look Back in Time – In 1927 a radio set was being installed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Cooney in Forbestown (now that the ATT tower is installed in Brownsville, we are waiting for it to go on-line so we can get some reception).

Hope to see you in Brownsville soon. Christine and Yvonne