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Ex-Marine buys multiple tickets, wins Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary motorboat raffle
When Matt Morrow left his house in Pittsburg to attend the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival last September, he had no idea that as a result he would become the owner of a restored motorboat being raffled there as a fundraiser by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary.
Submitted by Thomas Black

Moraga community comes through for Toys for Tots
Community members in Moraga dropped toys to the State Farm office on Moraga Road as part of its annual Toys for Tots drive. ...Submitted by Juli Hoogs

'Journey of Peace' poster contest winners
Each year the Lamorinda Lions Club joins 49,000 Lions clubs around the world in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest. The contest encourages young people, ages 11 to 13, worldwide to artistically express their vision of peace. This year the theme was "Journey of Peace," ...Submitted by Robert Murtagh

Campo Leo Club members spread holiday cheer
Present and former members of the Campolindo Leo Club presented gifts and sang Christmas Carols Dec. 20 to the residents of Moraga Post-Acute nursing home. This is the 20th year that the Campolindo Leo Club has visited the nursing home.
Submitted by Robert Murtagh

Campo friends Gruebele and Penny achieve Eagle Rank together
Campolindo High School juniors Mason Gruebele and Finlay Penney earned their Eagle Scout badges. The Moraga Troop 234 Scouts will be recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor at St. Monica Catholic Church in January.
Submitted by Rhonda Hughes

Camino Pablo cleans up
Over 35 volunteers helped clean up Lafayette Reservoir recreation area last month and collected over 37 pounds of trash by boat and on the trails. Campolindo High School student, Justin Wang, a Camino Pablo Elementary School alum, volunteered to help lead the ...Submitted by Cathy Chang

Lamorinda Village honors its volunteer members
More than 50 Lamorinda Village members, volunteers and donors gathered Dec. 13 to recognize the dedication of a few of its tireless volunteers who help facilitate services to members with the desire to age in place.
By Jennifer Wake

Moraga Junior Women's Club Hoedown huge success
The Moraga Junior Women's Club hosted the 5th Annual Hometown Hoedown Nov. 16 at the Jennifer Russell Building. The Ripplers provided the entertainment for the evening while guests ate BBQ and danced the night away. Beer was provided and poured by Canyon Club Brewery ...Submitted by Kingsley Frazier

Breakfast with Santa Benefit for Lafayette Historical Society, Dec. 15
It seems as if Thanksgiving were just yesterday, but since there are only three short weeks between the turkey and the tinsel, it's not too early to say that Santa Claus is coming to town ... and this year, he's staying for breakfast. Back for the second year, the ...By Lauren Herpich

Girls Crushing It winter pop-up show, Dec. 15
The Second Annual Girls Crushing It Winter Pop-up Shop, which will showcase 60 local "girlpreneurs" proudly presenting everything from their homemade bath products and pet treats, to original works of art and handmade jewelry, will return from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at ...Submitted by Emily Best

The Lamorinda spirit in action
Now in its 14th year, the Lamorinda Spirit Van Program provides rides for Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda older adults Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thanks to volunteers, drivers and dispatchers who serve the community.
Submitted by Mary Bruns

NCL service honored
The Lamorinda and Acalanes Area Chapters of the National Charity League (NCL) hosted its second annual joint Ticktocker meeting Oct. 6 at Miramonte High School. There were almost 250 members in attendance. Each member brought donations for their philanthropy service ...Submitted by Mabel Kimball

GivingTuesday gives matching opportunity to area nonprofits
St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County ...Submitted by Brit Hotaling

'Be the Star You Are!' charity honored by California legislature
The volunteers of local Moraga charity, Be the Star You Are, were honored with a Certificate of Recognition for 20 years of dedicated community service by the California Legislature Assembly. As a top rated 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy, improving ...By Cynthia Brian

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