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Troop 219 honors 10 Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 219 will honor 10 young men who have achieved the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, at 2 p.m. on March 23 at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. From 2010 to 2018, Troop 219 was led by Scoutmaster Tyler Higgins, ...Submitted by Tyler Higgins

Orinda Troop 237 Honors New Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda announced that Will Barber, Max Coons, Campbell Hoskins, Marcus O'Neill, and Jackson Painter have achieved Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout and will celebrate their Eagle Court of Honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Orinda ...Submitted by Lisa Hoskins

Acalanes DAR scholarships awarded to local high school seniors
Local high school seniors earned scholarships from the Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on Feb. 2 at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. School counselors chose these accomplished students for their service, leadership and patriotism. ...Submitted by Louise Diracles

Girl Scouts earn cooking badge and serve homeless
A sixth-grade Girl Scout Troop from Moraga worked toward earning their "New Cuisines" badge and served their dishes to homeless seniors Jan. 5 at the St. Mary's Center in Oakland.
St. ...
Submitted by Mary Markey

Hard work brings beauty to Moraga hillsides this spring
Spring is almost here and daffodils, which this year include flowers from 2,000 additional bulbs, are sprouting along Moraga Road near the Commons Park.
Each fall the Kiwanis Club of ...
Submitted by Steve Woehleke

Boys Team Charity supports homeless families through Grateful Gatherings
The Lamorinda chapter of Boys Team Charity a volunteer service organization dedicated to developing civic service in young men through active participation in their communities annually participates in Adopt-a-Family. This year, BTC Lamorinda partnered with ...Submitted by Anouschka Wardy

Refurbished vintage Beetle finds new home in Lafayette
With only two days left before retiring as longtime city manager of Lafayette, Steven Falk received a surprise farewell gift. It came neither from the city nor his co-workers, but from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club.
Submitted by Thomas Black

Burton Valley students raise money for Shelter Inc.
A long-standing tradition, the Book Bonanza is the annual community service project put on by the AIM class at Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette. Every year, the students from Cathy Martinsen's fourth and fifth grade class collect, price, and, of course, ...Submitted by Cathy Martinsen

'A Sense of Place' at the Moraga Art Gallery
Wenda Pyman's latest exhibit of beguiling landscape photographs entitled "A Sense of Place" kicks off the new year at the Moraga Art Gallery. Calling to mind the camera work of Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, Pyman captures the luminous and timeless splendor of places ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary visits Guatemala to help build house, distribute donated books
A 10-member delegation from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club has returned from a weeklong goodwill mission to Antigua, Guatemala, where, among other things, it helped to build a new house for a local family and to distribute 700 books aimed at children aged 6-17.
Submitted by Thomas Black

Leo Club offers support to education
Each year the Campolindo High School Leo Club, which is a service club sponsored by the Lamorinda Lions, donates a portion of its fundraising activities. This year Leo Club President Eleanor Kim presented a check for $500 to Campolindo High School Principal John ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh

Local arts contest celebrates its 6th year
Know any middle school students looking for a fun winter break activity? The Lafayette Youth Arts Society has opened its sixth annual middle school competition, open to middle schoolers living or attending school in Lafayette who can enter photographs or writing pieces ...By Kristi Conner

Local students participate in 'Kindness Matters' competition
This year, more than 200 students in the Lamorinda area submitted artwork for an international competition conducted by Lions clubs in over 200 countries. Pictured are the winners from Orinda Intermediate School, Stanley Intermediate School and Joaquin Moraga ...Submitted by Robert Murtagh

Local NCL Holiday Giving event
Over 100 Ticktockers from the Lamorinda Chapter of National Charity League came together on Sunday, Dec. 2 for its annual Holiday Giving event in support of Monument Crisis Center. The young women assembled 85 large boxes of non-perishable food, 400 toiletry bags for ...Submitted by Cheryl Bjornson

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