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Lafayette Garden Club supports Miramonte High School horticulture program with dollars and muscle
The Lafayette Garden Club has been a strong supporter of the Miramonte Horticulture Program and this summer donated $2,000 to the horticulture program for the creation of their contemplative garden. The donation came from proceeds of the Garden Club's May garden tour, ...Submitted by Marcia Raos

Moraga Rotary named 'Outstanding Club' in Northern California District
Rotary Club of Moraga was recognized as "The Outstanding Club of the Year" at the Rotary District 5160 awards dinner held recently in Woodland, Yolo County. This District consists of 72 individual Rotary Clubs ranging from Berkeley and San Ramon in the south to Weed ...Submitted by Gary Irwin

Beauty store owner mobilizes donations for Camp Fire victims
As soon as Carrie La Shell, owner of Lafayette Beauty, learned of the devastation of the Camp Fire, she went into action. The first step was her own pledge of $5,000 worth of shampoo, soap, lotions, cosmetics and more. Later her landlord joined in with a matching ...Submitted by Kathy Merchant

Troop 237's newest Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda honored five Scouts, Ryan Ansel, Matt Lyons, Mason Januszewski, Adam Brudzinski and Andrew Patten, for achieving Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Orinda Community Church.
Submitted by Shaun Ansel

Lafayette: New Eagle Scouts in Troop 200
Boy Scout Troop 200, chartered by Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Lafayette, is proud to announce its fall 2018 Eagle Scouts - Ryan Everly, Isaac Douglas, Cole Brightbill, Matthew Raffel, Maverick Fabela, Nicholas Shaw, Edward Laskey and Donovan Fuller. The new Eagle ...Submitted by Ben Douglas

Lions provide free eye screenings in Lafayette
Members of the Lamorinda Lions Club and ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh

Girl Scout Gold Award project helps homeless
Homelessness is an issue in many communities and the larger East Bay Area is no different. Homeless or highly mobile children often have a harder time keeping up in school and progressing academically. It is well known that lack of or poor education is a major cause ...Submitted by Diana Lee

White Pony Express sends ready-to-eat meals and cash donations to Paradise fire victims
Starting Nov. 14, White Pony Express, the ...Submitted by Steve Spraitzar

The Peter Pan Foundation continues quest to help others
The Peter Pan Foundation started as an organization that inspired children of all ages to be creative and give back while producing several big stage musicals a year. Since adding a performance troupe and partnering with local charitable organizations, PPF is now ...Submitted by Gina Campo

Village Associates helps families keep Thanksgiving traditions alive
Village Associates, an independent real estate brokerage firm in Orinda, continued its Thanksgiving tradition of helping families in need with children at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland by preparing and providing over 75 meals, supplies and support.
Submitted by Brent Bamberger

Boy Scouts Providing Fuel for Life
Orinda Boy Scouts Troop 237, from the Orinda chapter of Grateful Gatherings, helped lift a family out of darkness and into the light. In one day, hard-working Scouts and families were able to furnish a home for a single dad and his four children recently transitioning ...

Campo musician offers unique class to strengthen breathing and improve lung functio
Many of us take breathing for granted, but for those suffering with respiratory issues, normal breathing is serious business. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has the third highest mortality rate in the United States. Over 12 million Americans suffer from COPD as ...By Cynthia Brian

Handmade dresses sent to Congo, Uganda and Dominican Republic
Lafayette United Methodist Church women show some of the 529 dresses handmade this year to give to girls through the Dress A Girl Around the World Association. Dresses this year will go to girls in Congo, Uganda and Dominican Republic. All dresses are made with ...Submitted by Sue Renno

State of discourse in Sacramento discussed
California state Sen. Steve Glazer spoke about the state of discourse in Sacramento and some of the reasons why there seems to be so little comity among elected representatives at the Oct. 25 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley. His comments were not ...Submitted by Michael Metcalf

Boy Scouts canvass Lamorinda neighborhoods for food drive
Youth from local Scouting organizations were ...Submitted by Charles Regan

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