New Troop 243 Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 243 in Lafayette is inducting two new Eagle Scouts - Ben Krey and Nik Levandowski - at an Eagle Court of Honor Nov. 3 at the Lafayette Christian Church. To earn this highest advancement rank in Scouting, Scouts must fulfill requirements in the areas of ...Submitted by Laura Levandowski
AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by experiences at Grace Hopper STEM Camp
Seven enthusiastic eighth-grade girls from Lamorinda who attended Tech Trek camp on the Stanford University campus in July were honored at a reunion and reception on Sept. 7 in Moraga.
Submitted by Jan Cushman
Fun at the Run on the Wilder Side
All ages enjoyed the Run on the Wilder Side fundraiser held at Wilder on Sept. 3 to benefit the Orinda Park and Rec Foundation's campaign to raise money for the Community Park renovation.
Submitted by Carolyn Mills
Girl Scout Troop 31881 Takes on the Rainbow Community Center Art Station
The struggles of the LGBTQ community often go unrecognized. Luckily, places like the Rainbow Community Center in Concord exist. RCC works to provide LGBTQ+ youth with anything they might need.
By Aly Kirke
Cadets with a cause
Girl Scout Troop 33134 began their first year at Stanley Middle School on the heals of completing their Bronze Project and graduating to Cadets.
Troop 33134 showcased their yearlong ...Submitted by Charisse Stratford
California Magic Soccer Club wraps-up summer community service projects
This summer, three California Magic teams completed community service projects as part of creating magical moments on and off the field. "Being members of the community who are a force for good and add value to others is the ultimate goal we have for our young ...Submitted by Megan Shields
SMC student veteran awarded $12K scholarship
Elena Stofle, who is an accomplished student veteran at Saint Mary's College of California, was awarded the Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship, in partnership with Student Veterans of America. Elena is an active member of Saint Mary's SVA chapter - successfully ...Submitted by Allison Borthwick
League of Women Voters' Volunteers Assist in Voter Registration
Members of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley will stock voter registration forms weekly before the November election, at post offices, libraries, and other locations in Central and East Contra Costa County. From left, top row: Joan Lautenberger (Lafayette), ...Submitted by Gail Murray
Local firms bring the beach to a military family
Branagh Development Inc. and Left Coast Architecture partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley to design and build a beach themed playhouse for a military family. BDI and LCA reached out to Habitat for Humanity back in March to organize a volunteer ...Submitted by Truman Flynn
Lafayette Little League donations help children in Dominican Republic
Lafayette Little League parent and manager Tony Dudum organized a baseball equipment drive over the summer to benefit kids in the Dominican Republic. It was a huge success with hundreds of pieces of equipment ranging from bats, balls, helmets, and uniforms donated by ...Submitted by Tony Dudum and Andy Orear
Rivals join forces for a good cause
Division rivals Acalanes and Miramonte faced each other March 30 in a pivotal girls lacrosse game. In the up and down battle, Miramonte narrowly pulled out the win, 13-12. For junior midfielder Emma Workman from Acalanes and senior defender Maisy Mills from Miramonte, ...Submitted by Emma Workman
Fundraising support with a focus on literacy
n addition to friendship and social activities, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Contra Costa promotes and supports community service projects, with a special focus on literacy. The club ...Submitted by Domini Tarman
Flag retirement program offered in Lafayette
Oakmont Mortuary has launched its "Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program." Community members who are looking for proper flag disposal can bring their flags to Oakmont Mortuary located at 2099 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette during normal business hours. Flags will be ...Submitted by Beverly Brown
Lamorinda Safety Fair, Classic Car Show and Police Motorcycle Competition July 21
Children can once again enjoy hopping aboard helicopters, sitting in police cars to sound the sirens, and climbing aboard the county's water rescue boat and armored truck at the Lamorinda Safety Fair, hosted by the Lafayette Police Department and Emergency Pr ...Submitted by Carol Yates