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Planned, Unplanned &

Upcoming Events
Calendar of RSCA Events
We hope you will join us at Shores events!
Neighborhood Watch Information
Summertime is filled with events, both planned and
unplanned and bringing a range of emotions.
Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm
(see details on page 12)
Shores residents were deeply saddened to learn of the death
of our friendly crossing guard in July. For information about

Halloween Walk @ Marlin Park

a memorial project for Raymond Robinson, and how you

Saturday, October 28th at 1pm

can contribute, see page 10.
As school days are here again, August marks the end of
summer for many. Page 4 has a recap of the third and final
Show Your Cards Disaster Response Drill
Planned for one weekend in November
Sound of the Shores concert plus the Redwood City

(stay tuned for details)

150th Anniversary celebration event at Marlin Park.
How did Shores residents explore the SolaR eclipSe on
August 21st? Send observations to <thepilot@rsca.org>.
Santa Visits the Shores Library
August is also the annual levee cleanup, organized by Sunday, December 10th at 1 - 3pm

Light Up the Shores Contest

RSCA, we are so thankful for everyone who helps to keep
these beautiful levees debris-free. is year RSCA received
a community improvement grant from Redwood city, Photos due by Monday, December 18th at 7pm,
stay tuned for additional details!
a donation from the San Mateo cRedit Union and

2018 Annual Meeting @ RWS Library

supplies provided by Recology. Details from this years
event will be provided in the October issue of e PILOT.
September is the ocial transition between summer and fall. Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm

You can always nd more information about these

the aUtUMnal eqUinox marks the moment the Sun crosses

and other community events on our web site at

the celestial equator, scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at
1:02pm PDT. Consider celebrating on September 23rd by
attending the Carlmont Arts Gala. See page 12 for details.
RSCA always works closely with Redwood City leaders and RSCA.org
departments to ensure Shores residents and properties are cared
for and protected. e Redwood City Police Department will
hold an informational meeting about how to organize a
neighboRhood Watch pRogRaM on Tuesday, October 3rd.
See page 12 for details.
Other local events include the Inaugural Car Show & Street
Fair Event in San Carlos on September 9th, Save the Music
Festival in Belmont on october 1st, and Redwood Citys Port
Fest on october 7th. Find detail for these events in this PILOT.
To stay current on events and news, please visit RSCA.org
and Join oUR eMail liSt. You may also want to join
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S ummer F inaleS & Fall P lanning

In addition to the
concert, there was a
Redwood city
event with crafts,
games, Mad Science
activities, a rock
climbing wall and
Waffle Amore food
truck for all to enjoy!
If you enjoy Shores events, are interested in helping plan more,
or have not becoMe a MeMbeR of RSCA this year, please email
us at <info@rsca.org>.
RSCA is already looking forward to our annual Halloween
Parade in October, the Show Your Cards Disaster Preparedness
Drill in November and Santas Visit to the Shores Library in
December. ese fun activities are just of a few of the tasks
that the RSCA board of directors perform for Shores residents.
Each month board members break from their everyday family
and work routines to respond to resident inquiries, prevent
problems and are ever watchful and thoughtful about current
e third and final issues aecting everyone who lives and works in Redwood
Sounds of the Shores Shores. RSCA board members act as liaisons with local
concert was Sunday, schools, police, fire, public works, parks and recreation
august 13th at departments, local businesses including the airport and bay
Marlin park. A Bay area service providers like Silicon Valley Clean Water and
Area premier classic Recology that are based right here in our neighborhood.
rock cover band, Directors are also in close contact with city ocials and other
e Shanks drew a associations in Redwood City, San Carlos and Belmont.
big crowd! Warm RSCA aims to inform residents about upcoming projects so
sunshine, great you can plan accordingly. An abundance of construction is
music, and being underway almost everywhere in the Shores, schools are in
with family and session, and events like the heart Walk on Wednesday, 9/20
friends in the park is will aect trac. Everyone needs to do theiR paRt to plan
the perfect summer ahead so we can SloW doWn as we come and go. Bikers must
evening activity! respect the rules of the road and pedestrians look both ways
before you step o the curb. plan ahead and Stay Safe!
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274 Redwood Shores Pkwy, PMB #603
Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173
www.RSCA.org | info@rsca.org

2017 Board of Directors

Lynn Kathleen Adams Connie Munevar
Nina Boire Sue Nix
Jim Cvengros Ben Ploshay
Stacey Jamison Clemencia Rodriguez
Carol Ford Harris Rogers
Shannon Guzzetta Steven Tsujisaka
Don Long Bob Slusser
Mike Mancusi Andrew Young

RSCAs Board of Directors meet at the

Redwood Shores Library on the 2nd ursday of each
month at 7pm. Our next Board Meeting will be:
September 14th, 2017 Planned, Unplanned & Upcoming Events............. Page 1
Calendar of RSCA Events......................................Page 1

architectural DeSign review BoarD (non-HOA areas):

Summer Finales & Fall Planning........................... Page 4
From the Mayor / Redwood City Trivia................. Page 6
Jim Cvengros Carol Ford Sue Nix Redwood City Port Fest: 10/7/17.......................... Page 6
For CC&R copies & information, email <ADB@rsca.org> At Home in the Shores: Countertops.....................Page 8
Memorial for Crossing Guard Ray Robinson......... Page 10
Its Elementary School Update............................. Page 11
Save the Music Festival: 10/1/17..........................Page 11
DEADLINES for e PILOT Pump Station Improvement Project.....................Page 12
e deadline for space reservation is normally the end of the Carlmont Arts Council Gala: 9/23/17................. Page 12
first week of each month for the following months issue. Neighborhood Watch Meeting: 10/3/17..............Page 12
San Carlos Car Show & Street Fair: 9/9/17............ Page 15
Please email <ThePILOT@rsca.org> for a precise schedule.
Redwood Shores Tennis Club.............................. Page 17
PUBLISHER: Redwood Shores Community Association
St. Marks Corner: Belief Comes From Faith ............Page 18
e PILOT is the ocial monthly publication of Lynns Kitchen: Quakers........................................Page 20
the Redwood Shores Community Association. Classified Ads & Library Events in September.......Page 21
CIRCULATION: 6,000 Shores Households & Businesses Impressionist Art, Nature-Made.......................... Page 22
Opinions published in e pilot are solely those of the Battle of the Badges: 9/10/17...............................Page 22
authors and not the expressions of RSCA unless so ocially AAUW Meeting Event: 9/16/17........................... Page 22
and expressly designated. Bay Area Heart Walk: 9/20/17.............................Page 22
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From the m ayor reDwooD city trivia
For me, the Labor Day holiday was the last big hoorah! In celebration of Redwood Citys
of the summer season. Nowadays, most schools start in late Sesquicentennial, I am going to post a
August, but I always think of September as the back to monthly trivia question about Redwood
school month. City. e first person to email the correct
As I grew up, one of things I quickly came to realize was answer to <jseybert@redwoodcity.org>
how challenging it is to be a school teacher. I am often asked will be recognized in the following
about the challenges I face as a Mayor and occasionally I am months PILOT and win a small prize
asked that by someone who serves as a teacher. My response (you may only win one time).
is always the same, being the Mayor is a cake-walk For the first time since starting this trivia contest, I had no
compared to your responsibility as a teacher. Originally
one provide the correct answerpositioned
last month: in Atlantic
according City
As the back to school season is upon us this year, I am using the 1880 census, Redwood citys population was 1,383.
my column this month in hopes of creating a deeper Here is this months trivia question:
understanding and appreciation for teachers. Below are some
thoughts that came directly from some veteran, public-school Marine World was a
teachers, when I posed the question, What do you wish family favorite for the
people knew/understood about your role as a teacher? many years it called
Summertime is often spent in required training and Redwood City home.
workshops. What year did Marine
It takes 2-3 weeks, prior to the World originally open in
start of the year, preparing the Redwood City?
classroom for students.
Budget cuts have required teachers
to spend their own money for
various classroom items (supplies,
crayons, posters, etc.).
e scope of a teachers responsibility has grown in
complexity through the years (allergies, social behaviors,
managing students afterschool needs).
Each classroom includes students from a wide spectrum
that all need to stay challenged and engaged.
e physical, mental, emotional well-being of students
cause teachers great anxiety.
Evenings are often spent grading and preparing for the
next school day.
Teaching is a passion-driven career.
And after all that, each and every teacher I spoke with wanted
people to know, We do this because we love our students
and want the best for them.
My hope this year is that all of us,
myself included, will take a little extra
time to broaden our understanding
and appreciation for the teachers
weve had and teachers who serve our
community today.
Mayor John Seybert,
City of Redwood City

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Which Countertop Should You Choose?
When it comes to choosing new countertops for your kitchen,
there are many things to consider. While aesthetics are
important, dont forget to think about maintenance, durability
and cost. ese factors will make a dierence in whether you
decide to choose natural or engineered stone. Which is right
for you and your home? Below, Ive outlined the major
dierences to help you make a more informed decision.
1. natURal Stone
eres no doubt that natural stones such as granite and marble
have an elegant, timeless look. But before you make your choice,
its important to keep a few things in mind. Natural stone is
porous and needs to be regularly treated with a sealing agent to
prevent water damage or staining. Its also essential to know the
specific properties of the stone you choose as various stones wear is quartz counter is designed to look like marble, but is more
dierently and have their own maintenance issues. durable and easier to maintain.
For years, granite has been the most popular natural stone choice
granite. e vast majority of engineered countertops are
for countertops. With all its advantages its easy to see why:
quartz-based, but they may also be composed of granite, stone,
granite is hard (doesnt etch), durable (stands up well to splashes,
cement or recycled glass.
knife nicks, heat), and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Its
also abundant, meaning that there are a variety of price-points Perhaps the most important consideration when making the
including more aordable options. Marble is another popular choice between natural or engineered stone is your lifestyle. Are
choice for natural stone. Its very elegant, has a quiet grain you constantly in the kitchen preparing meals for a big family?
pattern, and takes heat well. However, its susceptible to stains Or do you only cook occasionally? Do you clean up spills and
and etches easily. Etching is damage caused by prolonged contact stains right away, or wait a few hours before doing so? e
with acidic substances such as wine and tomatoes. Quartzite has amount of trac, thus wear and tear, your kitchen receives may
the strong, stain-proof properties of granite. However, patterns be a big factor in your decision. No matter which type of stone
on quartzite can be quieter and more uniform, featuring long you choose, todays wide selection will mean that your remodeled
striations instead of the grainy look. kitchen will look beautiful for years to come.
Because each batch of stone is unique, youll need to make sure
the dierent pieces of stone you use for your counter look good Liza Riguerra is a technology professional
together (for example, the veins lines up). A slab warehouse can turned award-winning interior designer who
help you with this. lives in Redwood Shores. Connect with her
2. engineeRed Stone on Houzz, LinkedIn or Twitter.
Engineered stone comes in a wider variety of colors than
natural stone countertops, and its also more durable and easier
to maintain. Quartz is the most popular engineered stone.
Engineered quartz is a manmade material composed primarily
of ground quartz and resin. It comes in a variety of colors and
styles, but the main advantage of engineered stone is its ease
of maintenance. You can get the look of natural stone, and the
durability of a manufactured product, without spending time
maintaining it.
Another advantage with engineered stone is that what you see
is what you getyou dont have to pick out the slabs. Keep in
mind that engineered quartz can be more expensive than

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Cheerful Wave, Friendly
Smile & Helping Hand
e Redwood Shores Community Association joins students
and residents of Redwood Shores in mourning the passing of
our smiling crossing guard, Raymond Robinson in July. We
will always keep with us memories of his cheerful wave, friendly
smiles and helping hand.
In the days following the news, a wall of remembrances was
posted at the corner of Bowsprit and Bridge, where Robinson
served for 11 years. So many of those who have had their days
brightened by Robinsons joyful time here in the Shores shared
their thoughts, memories, and prayers. Seventeen year old
resident Katie Wong observed, It's incredible that our
community filled more than 15 posters with over 600 heartfelt if you would like to contribute to this memorial send a check:
messages. One from a woman who is 82 years old, to youngsters Payable to City of Redwood City
just learning to write, to a message written in a foreign language Attention: Chris Beth
to someone who changed his route to work just to see him. 1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Raymond continues to be a community builder. Redwood City, CA 94061
RSCA contacted Robinsons family about how best to honor Rays Make sure that the memo section or a note indicates that the
service to our Shores community. Together with some check is for Rays Memorial in RWS.
community members, RSCA and the Parks & Recreation e outpouring of love reflected in written notes truly touched
Department, an idea was formed to accept donations for a bench, his family who collected them to read and keep until a Shores
memorial plaque and a tree planted for Ray on a nearby corner. memorial is coordinated. is will likely take place in October.

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i t S e lementary
Its back to school time! Redwood Shores Elementary,
Sandpiper, and Ralston Middle School just had their back to
school events for families at the end of August, and now the
school year is in full swing.
tRanSitional KindeRgaRten
is year we are oering a program called Transitional
Kindergarten (TK) at both Redwood Shores Elementary and
Sandpiper School. TK is a relatively new program, enacted by
state law in 2010. Beginning in 2012-13, California shifted the
age requirement for kindergarten from children who turn 5 by
December 2 to children who turn 5 by September 1. is shifts
students to be three months older for kindergarten, which is
similar to other states age guidelines and developmentally
appropriate for Californias more rigorous kindergarten
curriculum. Rather than exclude from school the students
turning 5 from September 2 to December 2, the law provides
that school districts oer to these students a year of TK ahead
of kindergarten. So now students turning 5 in that three-month
window are eligible for a year of TK before kindergarten.
SandpipeR conStRUction
As for Sandpipers construction, our new kindergarten classroom
and the modernization of three classroom spaces were completed
in time for the beginning of the school year. e new two-story
building is scheduled for completion at the beginning of
December 2017. Recently, the second story modular
components were put in place. Over the month of September,
the contractor will be installing the roof. is is scheduled to
take 20 days because the roof has been custom designed to reflect
the architecture of Sandpiper School and the broader Shores
community. Its exciting to see the building take shape! As I
have mentioned previously, we are grateful to the City Council
of Redwood City for allowing this project to move forward.
anks to the Councils support, we will be able to oer a local Have you ever noticed the small pink label with a pencil that is
middle grades option to the Shores community. on the packaging of products from companies like Ziploc,
paRtneRShip With San Mateo coUnty libRaRieS Hefty, Avery, General Mills, Green Giant, Hanes, etc.?
is fall, our school district will partner with San Mateo County Heres your chance to support our two Shores schools by
Libraries. With parents permission, students in 6-8 grades will clipping o Box Tops from many products that you already buy!
Box Tops for Education boxtops4education.com are an easy
automatically receive a San Mateo County library card. If this
pilot project goes well, we will expand the program to all grades.
way to help your local Parent-Teacher Associations provide
things like classroom supplies and field trip fees.
Shores residents can help by clipping your Box Tops labels
(it only takes 5 seconds to clip and save them in a bag) and dropping
them o in a collection box at the Postal Annex right next to
Nob Hill Foods whenever you are shopping nearby.
Save the MUSic feStival on octobeR 1St You can also drop labels o at the school oces of Sandpiper
Please save the date for Sunday, October 1, when our non-profit Elementary or Redwood Shores Elementary.
foundation SchoolForce will host its annual Save the Music And a big, special ank You to Postal Annex for helping
event from 11am to 5:30pm at Twin Pines Park in Belmont. support our schools!
We hope to see you there!
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Redwood City Sanitary Sewer Carlmont Arts Council Gala
Pump Station Improvements Project Saturday, September 23, 2017
Please be informed that the City of Redwood City has contracted Pre-event wine and beer tasting with appetizers at the
CASEY CONSTRUCTION INC. to begin construction soon Waterdog Tavern with premium seat tickets, sophisticated
on a sanitary sewer pump station improvement project in your desserts at the venue, and performances by all the performing
area. is project is part of the Citys Annual Sanitary Sewer arts programs at Carlmont High School. All proceeds go to
Pump Station Improvement Program. construction is expected support the state-of-the art Performing Arts Centers operational
to begin in September 2017 and conclude in January 2018. and facilities costs. Please join us for another smashing fun time!
is project will improve two aging sanitary sewer pump stations Tickets available at carlmontperformingarts.com.
to ensure reliability of the system. e work will consist of
replacement and removal of existing mechanical and electrical
structures, rehabilitation and repair of an existing wet well, and
Learn How to Protect Your Family,
furnishing and installation of a temporary by-pass system. Your Community and Your Stu!
Please refer to the project location map and note the locations of What iS thiS aboUt:
PS #13 is at Shoreline Drive and Redwood Shores Parkway and Get equipped with knowledge and techniques to better protect
PS #16 is at Davit Lane and Shannon Way. your home and property. RSCA and the Redwood City Police
Department will hold an informational meeting on
tuesday, october 3rd at 7pm at Redwood Shores Elementary
School to prepare individual Redwood Shores Neighborhood
Associations to begin their own Neighborhood Watch
programs. is presentation will cover how to plan your first
Neighborhood Watch meeting, how to draw the support and
participation of your neighbors, how to use digital and
conventional communications platforms eectively, and how
to maintain a sustainable Neighborhood Watch program that
is sustainable and meaningful.
e Neighborhood Watch program presentation will include an
overview of program topics, such as burglary prevention,
identifying suspicious activity, protecting your vehicles from theft,
and a discussion of crime prevention devices such as alarms and
camera systems. We will also discuss the Departments Volunteers
e City and its contractor intend to conduct the work to in Policing Service, and how you can be a part of our team.
minimize the impact of construction activity in your
Who ShoUld attend:
neighborhood, although some inconvenience is unavoidable.
Please expect periodic lane closures, detours, some dust, and Neighborhood Association and HOA leaders who aspire to
temporary parking restrictions, during construction. All implement a Neighborhood Watch Program in their
roadway users are asked to particularly be cautious during communities. We will discuss the logistics of doing this, exactly
construction. e existing sewer services will not be interrupted what you can expect from the Police Department in terms of
during most of the construction period. support and resources, and we will conduct some of the initial
planning and organizing for your event. No RSVP is necessary.
Regular working hours will be between 7:30am and 4:00pm,
Monday through Friday. If necessary, and depending upon e Redwood City Police Departments Neighborhood Watch
actual field conditions, work may be performed at other hours Program has assisted other communities unify and organize in
during holidays, o peak hours, at night or on weekends as order to look out for one another, and to employ modern
directed and approved by the City Engineer. technologies that help prevent crime. We hope youll join us as
we implement a vibrant Neighborhood Watch Program
No Parking signs will be posted and trac control implemented throughout Redwood Shores.
during construction. Access to property will be maintained at all
times for residents, patrons, and emergency services. is presentation is open to any Redwood City resident who is a
Neighborhood Association and HOA leader and who aspires to
Please contact Je Chou at (650) 780-7362 if you have questions implement a Neighborhood Watch Program in their community.
or concerns before or during the construction. ank you in
advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions may be directed to Ocer Chris Rasmussen at
650-780-7104 or <crasmussen@redwoodcity.org>.
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by Monique Seibel
is month, thanks to a deadline that corresponds with a
tournament date, we report briefly on both the July and the
August adventures of the RSTC.
e day of the mens and womens
doubles tournament, July 15, was
very hot. Luckily there were enough
women to ensure that everyone had
an occasional bye (or could act as
subs, since due to the heat two
women had to quit in the last round).
e men, however, had only eight
players and thus had no breaks. ey
came o the courts very tired!
Nevertheless, the tennis was as much
fun as always. e heat that had oppressed us during the day San Carlos Aviation & Supply
became an advantage during the evening social, when members is your local pilot retail shop and also provides
gathered on Barb Urrutias waterside deck for a potluck dinner. Taxi as well as Limousine service and rental cars.
First place went to Micki Carter and her husband Mike Venturino,
and second place to Robin George and Sundar Venkateswaran. www.sqltaxi.com
e August tournament format was team tennis, combining
mens, womens and mixed partnerships. e 50th anniversary to the Waterses, thanks go to
of the summer of love inspired the team names: the Cynthia Hunton for doing the
Quicksilver Messengers, Moby Grape(s), Canned Heat, and the August draw, to Barb Urrutia
Mamas and Papas. e captains were Dennis Murphy, Jay for hosting the July social, and
Muzio, Barb Urrutia, and Robin George. People shuttled back to many others too numerous to
and forth between Quay and Shorebird to ensure that every team be named in this short space. A
played every other. And instead of the usual, short 8-game sets, special nod, though, goes to
it was first to five (i.e., the doubles partners who won 5 games Irene Muzio, who wrote up the
over their opponents won the set.) is eliminated the occasional June report when I was away.
embarrassment of an 8-0 shutout, but it also meant that sets Speaking of volunteers, it was announced at the barbecue that a
were a lot longer, with the result that by 1:00 or so, everyone new slate of ocers had agreed to take board positions. Many
was tired and hungryand thinking of the barbecue that people do the same job for years and its nice when someone else
awaited at Shorebird. So the last steps up to the plate. Especially happy was Karen Brodersen
round was never played and there (pictured below serving), who has been our president for 10 years.
were no winning scores tallied, e new ocers take over ocially in January and will be
which was just as well because no announced then.
one had brought prizes either.
Upcoming events include the
Instead, everyone settled happily
September 9th open play, a mixed
down to pulled pork, barbecued
scramble tournament on
chicken, delicious side salads, and
September 15th, andone of the
luscious dessertsthe best of which
highlights of the yearthe
was Micki Carters marzipan pear
weekend trip to Pajaro Dunes on
tart (she even grew the pears).
Monterey Bay from September 29th
Volunteers are the heart of our tennis club. Ruth and Phil to October 1st. You must be a
Waters, who take on the August barbecue in the park each year, member to play. For more
brought succulent meats from Armadillo Willys. e other information, visit www.rstc.org.
attendees contributed the side dishes and desserts. In addition
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St. marks corner will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over
them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, is is my beloved
Belief Comes From Faith, Not the Other Way Around Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. When the disciples
heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came
By Richard Watkins and touched them, saying, Rise, and do not be afraid. And when the
By a show of hands, how many have ever asked God to show you a sign? disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone. As they
Whether that be a sign to know if you should or shouldnt do something were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, Do not tell
or even a sign in order to believe in his existence. Well, if you have, the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.
youre not alone. e Bible is full of verses where people questioned God And Mark 1.
and Jesus in order to believe. A leper came to him [and kneeling down] begged him and said, If you
e Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show wish, you can make me clean. Moved with pity, he stretched out his
them a sign from heaven. He said to them in reply, [In the evening you hand, touched him, and said to him, I do will it. Be made clean. e
say, Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red; and, in the morning, leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. en, warning
Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening. You know how him sternly, he dismissed him at once. en he said to him, See that
to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and oer for
times.] An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.
be given it except the sign of Jonah. en he left them and went away. I believe that every time Jesus instructed someone not to speak of what
Matthew 16:1 they had been told, learned or saw was to maintain some sense of
It is human nature to question things we dont understand; to look for signs obfuscation about His identity until He was ready for it to be revealed
of truth before we believe. Very often, we look to test truth because of lack to the world through His death and resurrection. It would then be that
of knowledge and lack of human comprehension and understanding. all who saw and believed could recount and testify to those who did not,
Satan himself even tried to convince Jesus to test God because Jesus was so they too can believe based on faith. Which is a crucial element to
man as well as Deity. ones salvation.
en he led him to Jerusalem, made him stand on the parapet of the Take for example the Shroud of Turin. Many have looked to verify or
temple, and said to him, If you are the Son of God, throw yourself prove that it indeed reflects the image of Jesus, though those attempts
down from here, for it is written: He will command his angels have failed at both proving and disproving. rough its history, the
concerning you, to guard you, and: With their hands they will opinion of the Church has been that the Shroud is a holy thing perhaps
support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone. Luke 4:9 like nothing else (Pope Pius XII), distinguished relic linked to the
It wasnt Satan who was looking for a sign to believe. Satan always believed mystery of our redemption. (Pope John Paul II), and from Pope Francis
in God and knew that Jesus was the Son of God. Rather, Satan was trying that the Shroud invites us to contemplate Jesus of Nazareth. is
to get Jesus to doubt in Himself; to question His very own existence. image speaks to our heart and moves us to climb the hill of Calvary,
to look upon the wood of the Cross, and to immerse ourselves in the
e fact of the matter is that we humans are not smart enough to eloquent silence of love. All of this without concretely or definitively
understand God on our own. I believe Shakespeare put it best when he saying it is or isnt real.
wrote: ere are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are
dreamt of in your philosophy. Meaning that of all we can think, But even though a firm stance has not be taken, the general thought is
fathom, ponder, gleam, wonder or muse based on our own intelligence, that a devotion to the shroud that millions and millions of pilgrims
we will never come close to knowing God without His revelation. recognize as a sign of the mystery of the passion and death of the Lord,
thereby renewing faith in him and finding strength in that hope that
Interestingly though, a lot of times when God did reveal something, it springs from the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord.
was to a single person or small number of people and more so, He often
instructed them not to tell anyone or say anything about it at that time. My take on it is that the Shroud cannot be real. To the same extent,
neither can any artifact such as the true cross, the holy nail, the Iron
Again we can look to Matthew 16 for an example of this. Crown of Lombardy nor the Holy Lance that claims to provide the
He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Simon Peter said in physical proof of Jesus. is is because physical evidence of Christ was
reply, You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. Jesus said to him limited to only a select few and never meant for the masses. If these
in reply, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has items actually had physical evidence that proved Jesus existence, then
not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, our very faith must be questioned.
you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates I point to three verses that supports this. e first is Hebrews 11:1.
of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to
the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things
heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. en not seen
he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah. e second is Luke 8:48
And Matthew 17. He said to her, Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace.
Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John, and led them up a high And finally, and most significantly, John 20:29.
mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face Jesus said to him, Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.
Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. en Peter In the end, faith only as a result of physical evidence is shallow and
said to Jesus in reply, Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I slight. But belief through faith is the impetus of salvation.

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(How a Connecticut Yankee embraced California Cuisine)
Lynn Kathleen Adams

SepteMbeR aUtUMn leaveS

New Englanders are so very patient. eyll swelter through
the hot muggy dog days of summer, hopeful for a quick August
thunderstorm to cool the heat and humidity down a bit. Now
mind you this is not to say they will not complain endlessly
about the weather. But theyll also dream longingly of sweet
September, the first frost, the country fairs and festivals, the
bushels of newly harvested Cortland and McIntosh apples, and
the fresh apple cider. Even if there is an Indian summer, the
cool early mornings and evenings are a welcome delight.
qUaKeRS Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Autumn in New England is spectacular. e glorious colors of
the maple trees resplendent in their crimson and golden hues 2 Cups Brown Sugar
are simply breathtaking. Wood smoke spirals heavenward from 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
the fireplaces in the evenings. e air is crisp and energizing, 2 Eggs, Beaten
perfect for a hike in western Connecticut. Wed pile into the 2 Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour
car and drive up through Litchfield and then continue on over 3 Cups Quick Quaker Oats
all of the little bumpy back roads lined with stone walls we
1 and teaspoons Baking Soda
could find, to Kent Falls, one of our favorite places to hike, take
photographs, and admire the foliage. Getting lost along the 1 Teaspoon Salt
way was always an adventure, and of course, we all had our 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
dierent opinions on how to find our destination. Note: You can add to Cup chopped walnuts
Our expedition was usually an all-day aair, so we would have to the dry ingredients if you like
to have a little sweet snack along with our fresh picked apples to Cup Sugar (do not include in the dry ingredients above set
munch on when we got hungry. is recipe is an adaptation aside in a small bowl)
from one our family has enjoyed for many years. I believe it
originally came from Ye Olde Sturbridge Village, right across the Cream the butter and brown sugar in a mixer. Add beaten eggs
Connecticut state line, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. is living and vanilla. Sift flour with baking soda and salt, stir in Quaker
history museum depicts early New England life from 1790 to Oats, and stir the dry ingredients into the creamed butter and
1840, and always made us thankful that we did not live during brown sugar. Mix well until all oats are integrated into the
this era because it was such hard back-breaking work! Quakers batter, but dont over mix.
are a delicious oatmeal cookie, very easy to make once out of
Take about a walnut sized piece of the batter, roll into a ball,
the oven, theyre guaranteed to disappear quickly!
and then dip the ball into the sugar, rolling around to coat all
of the surface area. Place cookies onto baking sheet covered
with parchment paper, allowing about three inches between
each cookie. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. I like
to sprinkle the cookies with white sparkling sugar (sometimes
called sanding sugar) half-way through the baking process for
a little extra shine and crunch.
is recipe should make 4 dozen large soft cookies, or you can
roll the batter into logs, chill then in the refrigerator and slice to
make almost six dozen thinner crispier cookies just watch your
timer when baking to make certain they do not overcook! Enjoy
on a hike admiring our own California change of season in the
Sierra foothills, or in your kitchen with a nice cold glass of milk!
(Lynn has been an RSCA Board member since 1994.)

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Impressionist Art, Nature-Made
by Harvey Radin
Im gazing at a Shores lagoon in an idle moment the other day.
eres not a ripple in the water. So tranquil. And I see a
splash of something on the embankment across the water. Like
something one of those impressionist artists might have
splashed on canvas. Something bold. Something visitors at an
art gallery might ponder, searching for a deep meaning.
Caught up in the moment, gazing across the water, I realize
the artist used something other than watercolors, oils or
acrylics. at the splash across the way is nature-made. at
theres a talented bird, probably a good-sized one, doing art,
so to speak, in the Shores.
Which goes to show that even something unexpected can be
artsy in certain circumstances. When its more than a splat.
When it flows artistically down something in nature like a tree
trunk. When the lighting is just right. Under such
circumstances, beauty can be in the eye of the beholder.
Without getting too philosophical, its how things are seen and
perceived. Especially here where theres lots of good nature. e Mid-peninsula association of University Women
Where sometimes when something youd never expect is (AAUW) welcomes the public to their next event: enhancing
enhancing, rather than soiling, you realize that a splat can be the lives of Women & girls at the Redwood Shores library
more than a splat. on Saturday, September 16th from 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments
But then again, much depends on the birds. Artistry may come will be served. If you are unable to attend but would like to learn
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What's with their technique? Especially on sidewalks.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Maybe geese need some pointers from the other birds. Maybe
catch up with one of those terns or some herons to brush up
on style points? Or hawks, if the geese can catch up with them
and theyre willing to share. ey do seem kind of aloof. e Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's (AHA)
And geese might do well to consider a dierent canvas for their premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's
work. Why stick with sidewalks as the medium for their art? No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to
Sidewalks are so retro, so sans imagination, as the French might promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart
say. And how about a dierent tableau? Like maybe out in the Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the
natural habitats around the Shores. Out in the wetlands or entire family. e Heart Walk hosts both company and
someplace else, entirely. ere must be some great tableaus community teams that take part in fundraising and walking at
north of here. How about in Canada? the event. e walk is five kilometers, and there is a Miracle Mile
option as well. e start and finish site of the event (Marine
After a career in corporate communication,
view park next to oracle) has a festival area where you will find
Harvey Radin wrote books and articles
AHA and corporate-sponsored booths with activities and
about public opinion and PR. His articles
giveaways. We count on the invaluable contribution of time and
have been published in Business Insider,
energy from volunteers to make the event a success. Several
American Banker and regional news
volunteer shifts are available to fit your schedule. For volunteer
media. He can be reached at:
or donation opportunities, please visit heartWalkbayarea.org
or email <Morganlampley@heart.org>.
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