Pictures from the 11th Annual
Halloween Party & Parade, Sunday, October 29th,
Here are some pictures from our annual Halloween Party and
"The Endless Summer"
AWNA Picnic & Potluck on Saturday, August 27th!
You're invited to thee traditional
"The Endless Summer" AWNA Picnic & Potluck organized by the
Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association.
August 27th, 2005
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Upper Level of the Almaden Winery Park
We need volunteers for planning,
shopping, coordinating the set-up, clean-up and grill chefs.
Jim directly if you like to volunteer.
More details in the Flyer, click
Pick up the
May 12, 2005
50 University Ave #220 in Los Gatos
Refreshments & snacks served
For more information and RSVP
for you & your friend(s) please contact:
GIRLFRIEND TIME IN THE WINERY
Phone: (408) 981-1176 or ChristineLavazza@comcast.net
August 28, 2004
- AWNA Community Picnic Back On
The community picnic
previously scheduled for June 26th was canceled due to a
lack of volunteers to help plan the event. Several members
from our community have stepped forward to help plan the
event - so it is back on!
The new date is August 28th from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Location - Almaden Winery Park
a jump house with a
swimming pools in the
park (2 blow up type, 1 small and 1 large)
San Jose Mounted Police
a fire truck on display
various games for
children are being organized
a grill will be rented
this will be a potluck:
bring your own grill item and something to share (more
details to follow on the something to share item)
display board for the
new Youth Lot
raffle for the Youth Lot
... and more!
But - we do need a "little
more help" from the community. Volunteers are needed on the
day of the event for helping to set up tables and chairs,
cleanup, etc. So, if you can spare 30 minutes, or an hour or
two on just the day of the event - Aug 28th- please
volunteer! Again - just on the day of the event - no other
commitment is required. If you can help, contact
Also, we are looking for a
"Head Chef" to assist in grilling duties. Contact
Nancy as well.
More details will follow.
So, be on the lookout for these here on the AWNA Website and
in the July newsletter and flyers in August. This
community-wide picnic is open for all families located
within the 3 developments at the Almaden Winery. I look
forward to seeing you all there! Be sure to tell your
Finally, this event will
not be open for display tables for people promoting their
business interests. This is a commercial-free event!
President, Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
City of San Jose invites you to attend a public hearing
on the naming of the new Almaden Branch Library
Location: Vineland Branch Library,
1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose,
For more information, please call
408-794-1400 or visit www.newsanjoselibraries.com
Saturday, March 13, 2004 (10:00a - 2:00p) - Community Planting Day
The AWNA is organizing a planting day to improve the area of
the park along the Chambertin Drive entranceway. We are
seeking volunteers from the community to assist - including
members of our Youth Committee. Tentative date for the
planting is Saturday, March 13, 2004, from 10:00 AM to 2:00
PM. Point of contact is:
Nancy Sakal. If you are able to volunteer, even for just
a short time, please contact Nancy as soon as possible.
February 28, 2004 - Vice Mayor
Pat Dando invites you to attend the opening of the Guadalupe
Trail from Blossom Hill Road to Chynoweth.
Time: 1:00 PM
The ceremony will take place between
Blossom Hill and Chynoweth. There will be signs directing
you where to go. For more information, contact the
District10 office at 408-277-5251 or via email:
Saturday, February 28, 2004
- Grand Re-Opening of Community Policing Center at Westfield
Shoppingtown Oakridge Mall
The ceremony will be held 12:00 Noon at
the Westfield Oakridge Mall 947 Blossom Hill Road located
next to Linen N' Things
Bring your children!!! Westley the
Kangaroo will make an appearance as well as the San Jose
Mounted Police Unit. The Sharky Fire Truck will also be
there. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information on the above
events, contact the office of Pat Dando, 277-5251.
February 25, 2004 - Meet the New Chief of SJ
Join us in a Neighborhood Meeting to meet new Chief of
Vice Mayor Pat Dando will be hosting a neighborhood meeting
to introduce our new Chief of Police, Rob Davis, to
the community. Chief Davis is a District 10 resident and is
very familiar with San Jose, This will be your opportunity
to greet our new chief and ask any questions you may have.
The meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vineland Branch Library at 1450 Blossom Hill Road
Saturday, January 17, 2004 -
Grand Opening of the Vineland Library
Come and celebrate the Grand
Opening of the Vineland Branch Library. The event is
scheduled for Saturday, January 17th, at approx 11:00 AM.
Get this on your calendar. This is an event you won't want
to miss! If you are interested in more information about the
new Vineland Branch Library, click
Stay tuned, more details about
the opening will follow.
Friday, December 19, 2003
- House Decorating Contest
The results are in for the Annual Almaden Winery Holiday
House Decorating Contest and we have a winner - actually two winners! This
year, we have a tie and the winners are:
Gary Chiotti - 1505 Touraine Drive
Michael Tyler - 1512 Touraine Drive
Both Gary and Michael have been winners in previous years
and they battled it out once again this year. They engaged in holiday light
proliferation and escalation as they each eyed each other's display from across
the street. As one increased with yet another string of lights, the other
matched and exceeded the other. Go and see for yourself!
The judging committee had a very difficult job determining
the winner with votes split down the middle! Therefore, both Gary and Michael
each earned a $50 cash prize. They will also pass the winner's sign back and
forth to each other over the next several weeks. Detente has settled in!
Well done to Gary and Michael!
They have certainly raised the bar for holiday spirit in our neighborhood. For
those not selected, better luck next year! Next year, we may include another
category of indoor decorations as seen from the street. Many homes offered a
wonderful display and are a terrific sight to see.
The best decorated street was Bordelais Drive. Well done
and thank you for all those that participated.
This year's judging committee consisted of: Joe and
Cathy Cassetta, Bryan and Shelly Shisler, Jay and Anne Gabany, Jim Graham (his
wife Carmella had to stay at home sick!) and Mike and Michele Kubiniec. The
judges had to endure the cold and drizzling rain as they walked through the
neighborhood, but it was worth it!