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Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards
Four area Girl Scouts earned the prestigious Gold Award just prior to their graduation from high school. Kiera Crandall, Lauren Holloway and Kyra Merryman of Campolindo and Erica Stephan of Miramonte achieved the highest award bestowed upon an outgoing Girl Scout.
By John T. Miller

Getting healthy at Acalanes
Acalanes High School held its first wellness Faire in April. There were booths for all types of assistance in keeping youths healthy and happy. There was even musical accompaniment by Acalanes musicians. The school hopes to make this successful event an annual ...Submitted by Graham Wiseman

Cyclists again embark on 'Laura's Ride' to fight breast cancer
This month, Orinda's Nick Bloisa, 70, and friend Rick Perez , 69 - who maybe should have better sense - will cycle from Santa Monica, California to St. Augustine, Florida as a fundraiser in memory of Laura Bartron, a friend of Bloisa's who succumbed to breast cancer ...Submitted by Rick Perez

Lafayette couple from Atria wins 90th birthday bash
A Lafayette couple has been selected as the winners in a contest that will allow four generations of their family to join for a 90th birthday celebration this summer.
Bob and Joan Wight, ...
Submitted by Ben Adkins

Community service honored
Acalanes High School honored its Community Service Award winners on May 25. Seventy Acalanes students from all grades received either the Acalanes Service Award or President's Volunteer Service Award. These students provided over 4,300 hours of community service over ...Submitted by Dawn Brightbill

Camino Pablo Three-peats win in annual Rotary Field Day
Camino Pablo School's third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders won for the third straight year the 26th annual Moraga Rotary Field Day, amassing a record total of 103 points, eclipsing last year's 97 points. Second place went to Rheem School, with a total of 89 points.
Submitted by Gary Irwin

'Drowsy Chaperone' delights
On May 12 and 13, The Saklan School in Moraga presented its ninth annual Middle School Musical at Town Hall Theater. They presented the 2006 Broadway Musical "The Drowsy Chaperone."
The ...
Submitted by Lori Anders

Lorie honored as Moraga Teacher of the Year
On May 12, Contra Costa County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata visited the classroom of Amanda Lorie at Donald Rheem Elementary School. Lorie, a 10-year instructor, was recently named Moraga School District's Teacher of the Year. For the past ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

JM Middle school's Creative Arts and Writing Contest celebrates its 40th year
The Joaquin Moraga PTA-sponsored Creative Arts and Writing Contest, run by parent volunteers, has been encouraging middle schoolers to express their creativity in writing, music and visual arts for the past four decades.
Submitted by Claudia Benner

Boy Scout Troop 200 Announces Four New Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 200, sponsored by Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette and under the leadership of scoutmaster Mark Weyland, announced the elevation of four scouts to the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest rank in Scouting. Robert J. Sicotte, Diego K. Mountin, Andrew ...Submitted by Andrew A. Bassak

Wagner Ranch Elementary Presents 'Alice in Wonderland JR'
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature's most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures as Wagner Ranch Elementary presents "Alice in Wonderland JR" the first week in June.
Submitted by Laurie Schmitt

16th annual Wildlife Festival hosts record number of visitors
More than 1,000 people of all ages, hundreds more than last year, streamed into the Wildlife Festival at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area on Sunday April 23 to celebrate Earth Day.
Soon ...
Submitted by Kathy Barrett

NCL honors graduating seniors
The Lamorinda Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. held its Senior Recogniton on March 5, 2017 at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley. Twenty Two seniors from the graduating class of 2017 were honored for their dedication to philanthropic service and ...Submitted by Lily Wescott

Lafayette Middle School Student stars in Berkeley Playhouse Youth Production
Lafayette resident Sarah Berten, a Stanley Middle School seventh grader, recently performed the lead role of Hope Cladwell in Berkeley Playhouse's Teen Stage musical theater production of Tony Award-winning "Urinetown." Hope is the innocent then rebellious daughter of ...Submitted by Jenny Berten

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