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Bird’s Eye View (Dec 2, 2015)

Greetings one and all. Are you are sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. Like most self-respecting families all across the country, most of you were no doubt enjoying a delicious turkey for dinner last Thursday, but it would appear that Mr. and Mrs. Devil and the Devil Child had something else to eat. Bastards!


Talking of significant “feeds,” welcome to this update from Crab Feed Central. Here’s a heads-up on the two annual Valley Crab Feeds that will be taking place early in 2016, arguably a couple of the best Valley gatherings of the year. These events always sell out and leaving many folks disappointed so I encourage you to get your tickets early. With this in mind, however, due to the uncertain situation with the availability of crab, both events have informed me that changes may possibly be made in the prices, dates, and/or the menu when further discussions are held by the organizers of each function after Jan. 1st. Nevertheless, at the current time, both are set to go ahead on these dates: The Senior Center Feed is on Saturday, Jan. 16. Tickets are on sale; give Gina a call at the Senior Center at 895-3609. Gloria Ross’s Catholic Church Feed will be three weeks later, on Saturday, Feb. 6, with tickets not available at this time. I’ll keep you posted on these not-to-be-missed occasions.

Public Service Announcements. #542. The Vets from the Mendocino Animal Hospital will be in the Valley tomorrow Thursday, Dec. 3 and then again in two weeks on Dec. 17 at the AV Farm Supply on Highway 128, north of Philo. #543. This coming Saturday, Dec. 5 is the annual Holiday Bazaar by the AV Unity Club at the Boonville Fairgrounds. This lovely event runs from 10am-4pm and features fresh evergreen arrangements, jewelry, candy (including See’s Candy For Sale by the Senior Center), books, crafts, home baked goods, jams, jellies, raffle prizes, holiday money wreath, lunch, pictures with Santa from 11am-1pm. Proceeds benefit high school scholarships, AV Library, and other community projects. More info from Liz at 895-2847. #544. The monthly Barn Sale is at The St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Refectory on AV Way just north of Boonville from 9am-3pm this coming Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6. #545. The Boonville Farmers Market continues every Saturday at its winter venue, outside The Boonville General Store, from 10am-12:30 pm. For more info call Cindy at 895-2949. #546. The AV Unity Club Lending Library is open at The Fairgrounds on Tuesdays 1.30-4.30pm and Saturdays 2-4pm. #547. The County Dump is open from 9am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Remember, no dead animals! The number for the Dump is 895-3569. It’s good to check first to see that they are open. The Recycling Center in Boonville is open Wednesday-Saturday, 9-4pm (489-2033).

Here is the menu for the Community lunches and dinners over the next week in the Senior Center at the Veterans Building in Boonville. $6 donation requested for seniors for both lunches and dinners and $7 for Non-senior lunches; $8 for the dinners. Tomorrow, Thursday, December 3, the lunch, served by Marti Titus and her crew at Noon, will be Chicken Alfredo with Triple Chocolate Dessert for dessert. Next Tuesday evening, December 8 at 6pm, the dinner will feature Lasagna, and Angel Lush Cake for dessert. PS. No Bingo this month. All meals include vegetables, salad bar, and fruit, plus milk, coffee, tea, and lemonade. What a deal: The best $7 you’ll spend all week! Hopefully you will be able to attend — ALL ages are welcome! Hope to see you there.

I am sorry to inform you that The Three-Dot Lounge is closed for some recovery time from the excessive festivities held there over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. As a result the column has little else to report this week. Please do not judge myself and the regular customers too harshly. After all, we know where you live.

I guess I’ll get my coat and leave. I’ve got see a man about a sheep anyway. So, until we talk again, Keep the Faith; be careful out there; if you break a leg don’t come running to me; stay out of the ditches; think good thoughts; be wary of strangers with more dogs than teeth; remember to keep your windows cracked if you have pets in your vehicle; and may your god go with you. A final request, “Let us prey.” Sometimes poking, often stroking, but almost always humbly yours, Turkey Vulture. Contact me through the Letters Page or at PS. Keep on wagging that tail, Fred. Hi, Silver Swan; behaving yourself? Hopefully not! Enjoying yourself too much yet, Round-eyed Robin?

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