Pleasanton Weekly

Cover Story - February 5, 2010

Take Us Along ... to the Olympics

Readers bring the Weekly on winter escapes

If you own a television, you're not immune to the barrage of promos for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which gets under way next Friday.

Beginning Feb. 12, led by opening ceremonies that will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m., millions of people will get their viewing pleasure of such sports as curling, snowboarding, skiing, ski jumping, bobsled racing, ice hockey, speed skating and figure skating through Feb. 28. This is the third time the Olympic games have been held in Canada -- Montreal (summer 1976) and Calgary (winter 1988) preceded Vancouver.

Some Pleasanton residents got a head start on the games (see our cover photo). Marrying in Whistler, Canada, where many of the skiing events will be held during the Olympics were Kyle and Samantha Messersmith. They were joined by Samantha's parents Leslie and Larry Rusca, and the Ruscas' other daughter Sarah and her husband Ryan Wimber.

And to honor the Winter Games, let's take a look at some other cold climate excursions where Pleasantonians also took the Weekly.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields