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AAUW Tech Trekkers thrilled by experiences at Grace Hopper STEM Camp
The seven enthusiastic eighth-grade girls who attended AAUW (American Association of University Women) Tech Trek camp at Stanford in July were honored at a reunion and reception hosted by the Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch of AAUW on Sept. 6. Eden Hall, Bella ...Submitted by Jan Cushman



Kindness a focus of recent community event
The Peter Pan Foundation hosted a community kindness event Sept. 19 at their location in Lafayette, in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation as part of their #bekind21 campaign. Guests were invited to participate in a variety of activities that represented the ...Submitted by Gina Campo



Mindful Littles launches Healing Initiative in Paradise
On Sept. 9, Mindful Littles, based in Orinda, officially launched its Healing Initiative in the Paradise Ridge community, which was greatly devastated by the Camp Fire 10 months ago. Integrated lessons will teach students critical mindfulness, yoga and social-emotional ...Submitted by Lisa Sadikman



BSA girls Troop 402G blazes new trails
"Scout like a girl!" That is the theme for BSA girls Troop 402G out of Lafayette who hit the ground running, blazing new trails. The newly formed independent girls troop in the BSA Scouting program began in February when the BSA organization opened its doors for girls ...Submitted by Heather Tzortzis



Moraga Rotary funds portable two-way radios for Moraga School District
Teachers and staff members in the Moraga School District will all be provided with portable two-radios which will allow direct two-way communication with each other and with first responders such as the Moraga Police Department, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, CERT, and ...Submitted by Stephanie Dickerson



Jaeger receives conservation award
Toris Jaeger was recently honored with a National Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR, Conservation Award. The Acalanes chapter of the DAR nominated Jaeger in honor of her 40 years of teaching at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. Jaeger is pictured receiving her ...Submitted by Louise Diracles



Moraga Royale celebrates Grandparents Day
Moraga Royale invited friends, family and the community as guests to their 12th annual celebration of Grandparents Day, which highlights seniors and their contribution to our society.
Submitted by Diane Wilson



Campo students send 1,000 textbooks overseas
Campolindo students Emma Ngo and Amrita Malhotra raised $1,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to ship about 1,000 science textbooks to the International Book Project headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. The two found these science textbooks in the dumpster at the high ...Submitted by Linda Trecek



Moraga students honored for volunteer service
Moraga School District became one of the certifying organizations for the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2018. The program led by federal Corporation for National and Community Service since 2003 honors those whose service positively impacts their communities ...Submitted by Cathy Harrison



Local literacy nonprofit celebrates 20 years of service
Be the Star You Are, a Moraga-based literacy and positive media message charity, will mark a major milestone on Sept. 9 - 20 years of serving the community, county, and country. Staffed with volunteers, no paid employees, and operated solely with the generous ...Submitted by Brigitte Jia



Troop 204 completes '50-miler'
Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 204 completed its annual "50-Miler" backpacking trip in August. This has been a tradition of the troop for over 50 years. There were seven different treks totaling over 80 Scouts and dads hiking through the Hoover Wilderness and Yosemite. ...Submitted by Jenny Shepherd



CHG raises $440K to help children
Children's Health Guild hosted its annual spring fundraiser, "A Night at The Beverly Hills Hotel" at Roundhill Country Club in Alamo on May 11. Attendees gathered for a festive evening including gourmet fare, exciting live and silent auction packages, inspirational ...Submitted by Wendy Rotblat



Moraga's annual pear harvest nets recording-breaking donation to Food Bank
As it turns out, the very wet winter was a boon to Moraga's remaining pear trees and the bumper crop it produced.
This year's pear harvest, held Aug. 3-4, was jointly sponsored by the ...
By Vera Kochan



National Charity League Hosts Annual Tea for Moraga Royale Residents
Songs, treats, and conversation were on the menu at the annual National Charity League tea for the residents of Moraga Royale. Hosted by the Lamorinda chapter's class of 2022, the event featured impressionist art-themed decorations and delicious goodies. The group of ...Submitted by Ava Caballero



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