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Gold Award recipients honored
Orinda-Moraga Girl Scouts honored their Gold Award Recipients at a special awards ceremony on Friday, May 17. The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn. To get the Gold, a scout must first earn a Silver Award and complete a yearlong Leadership ...Submitted by Amber Thompson

Campo senior recognized for Leo Club service and leadership
Eleanor Kim, a senior at Campolindo High School, received a $1,000 scholarship for her community service and leadership in the Leo Club at the school. The award was presented to Kim by Dan Hagan, a member of the Moraga Lions Club. Kim will be attending UC Berkeley in ...Submitted by Dan Hagan

White Pony Express pushes to reach "Three Angel" $300K Matching Fund Challenge
Every day, 364 days a year, White Pony ...Submitted by Steve Spraitzar

NCL Acalanes Area Chapter reflects on incredible year of rewarding volunteer service
The Acalanes Area Chapter of the National Charity League held its annual Tea and Recognition Ceremony April 14 at the Saint Mary's College Soda Center. NCL is a mother-daughter organization that focuses on philanthropy, leadership and cultural awareness. Each year ...Submitted by Laura Dillard

Three local Girl Scouts help seniors navigate technologY
Lafayette Girl Scouts Isabella Aris-Dumas, Hanna Hageboeck and Sierra Lashinsky - members of Girl Scout Troop No. 32986-will be recognized by Girl Scouts of Northern California and receive their Silver Award pins and certificates this June. This award gives girls the ...Submitted by Dolorez Dumas-Aris

Moraga Junior Women's Club makes sizable donation to New Day for Children
At their end-of-year meeting at the Hacienda de las Flores on May 16 the Moraga Junior Women's Club presented a donation check in the amount of $25,000 to New Day for Children, an organization dedicated to restoring the lives of American girls who have been rescued ...By Vera Kochan

Cyclists endure 335-mile bike ride to help stamp out hunger
In the early morning hours of March 23, Moraga resident Tom Naab and two other brave souls, Mike Stewart and Rich Thurman, showed up with their bikes at the base of Tunnel Road in Berkeley to start what Naab had named Dihamumtam - a bike ride that covers the four major ...Edited by Jennifer Wake

Fabulous turnout for JF Kapnek Trust Family Fun Run
The 15th annual JF Kapnek Trust Family Fun Run took place on Sunday, May 5 at Miramonte High School, with over 160 runners of all ages coming out to support the Trust, a local nonprofit that supports early childhood education, nutrition and AIDS treatment and ...Submitted by Amy Campbell

Several Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind teams head to World Championship Competition
Two Campolindo Odyssey of the Mind teams, both sponsored by Moraga Rotary, and four Orinda teams advanced to the World Finals to be held in Michigan at the end of May. One of the Campo teams, made up of sophomores, is competing at Worlds for the third straight year. ...Submitted by Rich Render and Andrea Akel

Moraga Troop 234's new Eagle Scouts
Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234 honored seven new Eagle Scouts at its Eagle Court of Honor April 13 at St. Monica Catholic Church. Eagle is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and one that is reached by fewer than 4 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide. The road to ...Submitted by Nancy Chilimidos

Community "pack-out" party to help homeless students
Living in a community of million-plus dollar ...By Diane Claytor

Kindness 'rocks' at St. Perpetua Parish
For St. Perpetua's third-grade students recently, kindness came full circle.
On Feb. 23, these children placed colorful, handwritten "kindness notes" throughout the St. Perpetua church ...
Submitted by Domini Tarman

Top honors awarded to Lamorinda teens at Contra Costa Science Fair
At the Contra Costa Science Fair this spring the Jaguars of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School were well represented with winners in the physical sciences and engineering categories. Seventh-grader Henry Johnson won second place for his project: "Particle Accelerator ...Submitted by Isabelle Katz

Scout installs barn owl nesting boxes to earn Scouting's Hornaday Award
Last October, Sam Higgins led Scouts from Lafayette's Troop 219 to install five nesting boxes for barn owls at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Similar to his older brother Justin's wood duck ...
Submitted by Tyler Higgins

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