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Thursday, January 1, 2009


Wow! I counted OVER 50 participants. This thing is growing each year. The big event came off at 2pm as promised. It was a great party atmosphere, and it seemed like all plungers were totally jazzed when they came out of the water. Lots of laughs and hi-fives. Don't know the water temp, but the air was a balmy 53 degrees. People said it felt like summer after being in the water. Only saw one person in a wet suit. Rita Stevens of KNCO took the plunge and taped comments from the crowd. Great turnout.
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YouTube - one year in 40 seconds (seasons change)

YouTube - a year in 40 seconds

This is so cool. Check it out. Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity in 2009.
PS: Polar Bear plunge back to 2pm!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, I just heard from Caroline Inglis who got it from the General Store that the locals will be taking the "plunge" into the lake at 10AM (not 2pm) on New Years Day and GOOD MORNING SACRAMENTO TV STATION will be there to capture on film. So come on down and support your local polar bear. Better yet, take the plunge with em! It's your chance for that 15 seconds of fame.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2009 Polar Bear Club

I hear the Polar Bear club plans to meet at the CS side of Scotts Flat Lake boat ramp 2pm on 1/1/09, New Years Day for their annual jump into the lake. If you've got the guts to do it, show up with something to warm you after. If you just want to watch, come on down with a warm drink. Actually, it might be in the 50's. Last year it was I think a balmy 56 degrees, and there were lots of participants. At any rate, the lake is beautiful surrounded with snow, so check it out! I'll try to take a 60 sec video to put on .org.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Positive response on my BLOG/Yard Sales

JUST a quick "thanks! for the positive comments I've been getting on the blog. Thanks for encouraging my behaviour. I sincerely hope this is of help, and it's great to hear that I have readers. Hoping you all a great 2009. Will try to let you know the subject of the CSHA meetings in the future. Remember, they are always open to the public. If you can't make it but have a concern, give me a comment and I will hand carry it to the meeting.
By the way, do you think we should have 2 flea markets at Firehouse, June and Sept, instead of just Sept? Input please.

Pasquale Rd last Friday

I called CSHA Pres Kent Rees from the Bay Area Friday morning to see if there were any road problems coming in from NC, and he said the Hill was closed and Pasquale was a quagmire. When I drove in a 7pm, all was quiet and Pasquale was clear and well sanded. However, if you are curious what the hullabaloo was all about in the AM, here is what happended according to KNCO reporting from Dixie Redfearn: In the early morn, the unchained garbage truck slipped and was sidways on Pasquale about 1/2 mile from the Red Dog end. A tow truck was summoned, which promptly slid and got stuck in a snow bank. A 2nd tow truck was called for, which came and stared trying to unravel things. Then a lady in a Suburu coming from Cas Shores got out of her car to see what was up, and slipped and broke her arm. Therefore, 911 was called and a firetruck sent. You guessed it. They got sideways. Then an ambulance was sent, which wisely stayed parked at RedDog end and walked in to take the woman to hospital, leaving one unmanned car. By then 40 or so were lined up on CS side, unable to turn around. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET???? Anyway, all cleared by noon or so, and my, my, it has been clean and sanded since. Happier New Year all.