The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 14 September 30, 2005

Volume 1 Issue 14
September 30, 2005

Not Necessarily News for Fawnskin, California
Priceless when posted! Otherwise .25¢

GG’s Notes
It is hard to believe that it is already the end of September. I’ve celebrated the recent warm weather out in a kayak. It calms me and gives me time to think.

This last week was tough emotionally for many people–-including me. I had the opportunity to help a neighbor through the loss of a loved one and the subsequent grief. I would hope everyone could experience the intense love and joy that he shared with his wife.

Father Michael of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church conducted the memorial service and posed the simple question, “Have you loved?” I hope you will ponder that question in your life. It doesn’t require any quantifying or justification–just your attention.

So, while you ponder, I just want to say that many neighbors and strangers stepped forward to help our local resident through his intense time of grief…which will probably be ongoing. Special thanks goes to Denise, Lindsay and Sue for helping me help the family.

I hope you aren’t missing the daily updates at the Fawnskin Flyer online daily at

Buy the Fawnskin Flyer for .25 cents at the exclusive distributor, the Fawnskin Market.

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

Inside This Issue
Gossip Girl (GG) Commentary
Fawnskin Numbers & Updates
Fawnskin After Dark
Poet’s Corner
Bad Behavior

Public restrooms are located in the triangle area of town. Look for the deer statues and you’ll find the facilities in the building nearby.

Necessary Numbers:
All are (909) area code unless listed otherwise.
Fire Station 49 866-4878
Arson Line (800) 468-4408
Forestry Officer 866-3437 x2810
Fish & Game Tips (888) 334-2258
Solar Observatory 866-5791
Discovery Center 866-3437
Camp Whittle 866-3000
Serrano Campground 866-8550
Fishing Licenses 866-9464
Fawnskin Market (Bait & Adventure Passes) 866-9543
Moose Lodge 2085 866-3013
Post Office 866-3245

Fawnskin Flyer Tip Line:
Fawnskin Flyer Sponsorship:1-800-818-7387

Fawnskin Events
The David Gonzales Memorial at Fawn Park has been cancelled.

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament:
1st Place Gary Finell (aka Goo Man)

2nd Place Damon Nichols

3rd Place Mark Hodcroft

4th Place Greg Benson

5th Place Betty Conroy

6th Place Glenna Cyr

Congratulations to everyone!

Beware of the Bear
Not only do we have a cougar in town but a bear has been sighted out behind Cedar Dell. Don’t be stupid–don’t feed it. Let the local predators alone. We don’t want them habituated to humans.

Fawnskin After Dark aka Fawnskin Nightlife
Most people laughed when I told them that we were going to do an issue on Fawnskin After Dark. We really did have a good time querying everyone about just what does (and doesn’t) go on around here in the Spring and Summer.

Anyway, don’t take this too seriously. Some of it is true and the rest of it is hooey just like the tales that circulate around town. I always say Fawnskin residents are great about “embellishment with merriment.”

One of the neighbors said that his favorite hobby was to get one of those big ol’ search ray flashlights and set it up on his deck, beam up. This attracts tons of moths and other bugs. He must be a bit batty ‘cuz for fun, he sits up and watches the bats swoop down to pick off all the fluttering insects.

Up the road, a neighbor suspects that Shirley is revisiting her youth when she is up here. He says that Partridge Family tunes can be heard echoing through the canyon late on Saturday nights when she is in residence.

Teens report that they enjoy dressing the Fawn Park’s prop people up in drag. They are pondering setting them up on the porches around town for tourist photos in the tradition of the traveling gnome.

Then there are the delinquents who shut off their boat lights to ditch lake patrol. I’ve had one report that they successfully followed right behind the patrol boat without being spotted.

Along those same lines is Fire Station door bell ditch. Not a good idea. These are probably the same kids doing the horizontal hula at Old Miller Park.

There are a few people in town who are working on their bar stool acrobatics. Some more unsuccessfully than others–as the paramedics can tell you.

On the more serious side, locals can be found at progressive dinners, local movie nights with neighbors and socials at the Moose Lodge.

The outdoorsy group goes kayaking under the full moon and manages to attend the Nature Night programs at the Discovery Center. Some can be found at a bonfire down at Fawn Harbor.

Real party animals sing karaoke at the Gold Pan. A few sound pretty good. Many others give it a go and well, let’s just say that they get credit for being creative! Their humor and good natured attempts make up for the lack of musical talent. At least everyone cheers, laughs and supports them!

Upscale events include dinners at Bear Creek and long commutes to events across the lake. Highfalutin folks go to the Performing Arts Center and maybe even the cinema.

What about the Fall and Winter after dark activities? Stay tuned!

Poet’s Corner:
The Wise One by Greg Carroll
What doesn’t kill us
makes us stronger,
I’ve heard the wise one say.
And in need of words of wisdom
I am, this rainy day.

Batten down the hatches
I hear the wise one say.
Time to raise your main sail
you’re in for brighter days.

I cinch the line and raise that sail,
As high as she can go:
But where the four winds take us now
Not even the wise one knows.

Yet the wise one lives within my heart,
For this I know is true:
And as long as I can take a breath,
I’ll sail the ocean blue!

Bad Behavior
Last Friday a Fawnskin resident was arrested for felony charges of embezzlement. Bail was posted at $20,000. You can view the sheriff’s log from the online issue for additional details.

Local minors were discovered doing the “horizontal hula” in the stairwell behind Old Miller Park. Apparently smoking and other activities occur there regularly due to the lack of lighting. Locals have brought this up to the county unsuccessfully. Why is there resistence by the county to provide motion lighting?

In addition, local boys have established the unsanitary tradition of peeing on the slide and local children “in the know” refuse to use it. Do you know where your teenagers are after dark?

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