The FAWNSKIN FLYER Volume 1 Issue 15 October 7, 2005

The FAWNSKIN FLYER
Volume 1 Issue 15
October 7, 2005

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

Inside This Issue

Gossip Girl: GG’s Back In Town
Fawnskin Numbers & Updates
On The Road With Cats
Poet’s Corner
Bad Behavior

GG’s Notes
My news is lagging a bit due to my jaunt out of town. I managed to get down into the BIG city of West Hollywood where I moderated a panel at the Book Festival and ran into Michael York (the actor) in the Green Room. Unfortunately I missed Bill Mahr who arrived later.

The highlight of the day was meeting Ella. For those of you not up on your reading, she is the famed canine of, “Ella in Europe” and soon to be a famous network cable star of her own series on Animal Planet. This Labrador/greyhound mix stole the hearts of lots of people. She also had a great junk food versus healthy food trick.

Up here on the mountain, I’ve hunkered down into heavy book work. So, you probably won’t see as much of me because of the looming deadline.

The good news is that the coyotes are back in the neighborhood and making tons of noise again–indicating that the big cat is probably hanging out elsewhere. Good!

I hope you aren’t missing the daily updates at the Fawnskin Flyer online daily at http://www.fawnskinflyer.com.

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

G.G. (Gossip Girl)

TOWN TIPS
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
This weekend is the annual Trout Fest when fisherman will invade the area in droves. Good luck!

Just a reminder that Oktoberfest is still underway and a few Fawnskin Folks will be heading out to the festivities on October 9th at Noon. Join us!

From October 8th-22nd the Moose Lodge is holding their Christmas in October drive. Drop by or call for any details.

The Halloween Costume Party & Potluck will be held at the Moose lodge on October 29, 2005. The festivities will begin at 5:00pm and the costume competition is scheduled for 8:00pm. Don’t miss this festive occasion!

Finally, a Pechanga Casino trip is scheduled for November 7, 2005. Call or visit the Moose Lodge for additional details.

On The Road With Cats by Colleen Nuzzo
When my stepmother, Jeannie, asked me to help her move from Reno to Michigan, I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t traveled across country by car since I was a kid, and since she was paying for all expenses, including plane fares, how could I refuse? She had decided to ship everything ahead of time and drive back in her truck, since there has been recent controversy about pet safety on airlines. Buddy is 13 and is a well-behaved gentleman. Tootsie is a beautiful longhaired southern belle, quite bashful, with dainty paws and a sweet, gentle voice…..until it’s time to go in the cat carrier.

We stayed the night in Evanston, Wyoming and were getting ready to hit the road. Miss Scarlet (Tootsie) attacked Jeannie; the wound probably needed stitches, but we just doctored it up and went after the hell cat. (I had heard there was a cougar loose in Fawnskin, and was beginning to think I had brought one with me by mistake.) By the time we were done, we had bloody tissues all over the room and had to turn the beds on their sides so we could corral the cat in the bathroom. I would have loved to see the look on the face on whoever cleaned the room-we left the beds on their sides so the filthy floor could be vacuumed. Another lesson in picking motels: if there is a sign quoting weekly rates and a XXX store across the street, chances are the room may not be up to snuff.

The rest of the trip was scratch-free, and relatively uneventful (except for the meows from the backseat). We figured that by corralling the Tootsie while she hid in the windowsill, she was fooled into a false sense of security. It was truly an adventure, but very tiring having to unload cat carriers and paraphernalia twice a day.

By the time I got to Michigan, I needed a rest from the trip itself. Relatives would call and ask what I was doing. I’d say “sitting on the porch…watching the ants go by….being nosy about the neighbors….” It’s kind of an old family joke. I love going back to my roots, but it’s nice to be home in Fawnskin, sipping coffee on my deck, fiddling with my guitar, soaking up the sun. Fawnskin reminds me of the little community where I grew up, so my new roots are growing here. I’d like to buy a second home near my family, but I doubt I will ever leave this community. This is truly paradise!

Poet’s Corner:
Ode to Mother Nature by Greg Carroll

Wood upon the forest floor
has yet to die, but simply dries

As it lies there weeping, awaiting the ring of fire.

Spirits are freed of trees gone down
just raise your head,

And watch them climb up towards heights,
they once had reached.

Even though they must retreat,
cowards they are not.

For trees so tall at once they stood
but not just for your fire wood.

So keep your eye upon that spark,
before it leaves you in the dark.

Be good to our trees!

Bad Behavior
Last weekend a local Fawnskin business was the victim of bad behavior from a group brought into the area by a South Shore entity. Another North Shore agency was involved. They simply didn’t show up and neither institution bothered to call our guy to cancel the requested services. That is VERY bad behavior.

I also got a report that a female, claiming to be a Fawnskin resident, arrived late at the Thurman fire meeting at the PAC. None of our locals had ever seen her before. She apparently got out of line. This unofficial representation of Fawnskin is not appreciated. She left early before anyone could identify her. Reports are that there were plans to tackle her and string her up by the ankles.

FYI: I’ve called the owners of Fawn Park & the Fawn Lodge without success. Stay tuned but don’t hold your breath.



Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback.

Post Info

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2005 and is filed under Mountain Lake Resort.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the Comments Feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Previous Post: »
Next Post: »

Read More

Related Reading:

Comments are closed.