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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

Local global leader shares heart and soul with community
Cliff Dochterman was honored July 27 in Moraga for 60 years of service to Rotary. The former University of California administrator spent the afternoon in celebration of friendship and of the club's motto: Service Above Self. The man who served as Rotary International ...By Sophie Braccini

Kiwanis Club supports expansion at Xenophon
Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center, in Orinda since 1993, is proud of its new horse Round Pen that will expand this nonprofit's life-changing impact on children with disabilities and health challenges. Through riding and bonding with the therapy horses, the children ...Submitted by Steve Woehleke

Paige Martin-Holder of Acalanes High School and Adriana Derksen of Campolindo High School both received a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Paige is attending UCLA in the fall as a biochemistry major and Adriana will attend Ohio State ...

MSSL raises over $3K in Round-Up for Rett Fundraiser
The Music Students Service League of Contra ...Submitted by Bianca Tung

Orinda Odyssey of the Mind team places fifth at World Finals
Over Memorial Day weekend three local teams competed at the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held at Michigan State University, with nearly 900 teams from 54 different countries and five continents competing in four divisions in an attempt to solve one of five ...Submitted by Janine Ogando

New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 224 of Lafayette honors two Scouts-Colin Porciuncula and Peter Michael Kraszulyak-for achieving Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, a candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, including 13 Eagle-required badges, ...Submitted by Lori Suppiger

Popular Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary pancake breakfast helps fund community projects
The last of the 5K runners had yet to return when the pancake breakfast queue started to form in earnest July 4 at the ticket table on the concourse of the Orinda public library. A couple of hours later some 650 pancakes had been grilled and consumed.
Submitted by Thomas Black

~ Celebrations ~
Orinda resident Randy DeVecchi recently won an Emmy award at the 48th Northern California Area Emmy Awards recognizing excellence in television broadcasting. DeVecchi, who is a video photographer who has worked at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland since 1990, won the Emmy for ...

Moraga Lions Pride Award winners announced
The Moraga Lions recently handed out its Pride awards to students from Lamorinda middle schools. The students are recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
Submitted by Ray Casabonne

First Court of Honor for Lafayette Girls BSA Scout Troop
Nineteen girls from Lafayette Troop 402 celebrated a historic ceremony Thursday, May 23, as they participated in their first Scouts BSA Court of Honor Ceremony. This inaugural ceremony marked the beginning of a new troop and a new future of scouting.
Submitted by Mary Markey

New Troop 237 Eagle Scouts
Troop 237 held a Court of Honor on Sunday, June 9 for the four most recent scouts to receive the rank of Eagle: Harry Burnick, Daniel Lucas, Logan Krumholz, and Alec Garcia. Lucas graduated in June from Miramonte High School, and Burnick, Garcia and Krumholz are ...Submitted by Monica Burnick

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