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Peter Pan Foundation donates $15K to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
The Lafayette-based Peter Pan Foundation, an inspiring nonprofit helping others through music and theater, donated $15,000 Aug. 14 to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland during a performance at the hospital. The donation will help fund a vibrant waiting room ...Submitted by Lisa Rodriguez

Orinda-Moraga Girl Scout Camporee a screaming success
Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 30072 from Campolindo High School in Moraga planned an amazing event last May filled not only with songs, but also hikes, knots, necklaces, friendship bracelets, games, sit-upons, skits and s'mores around the campfire at Twin Canyons Girl ...Submitted by Yuka Akera

Saklan students discuss world food challenges at EF Global Leadership Summit
Earlier this month, Saklan School science teacher Vickie Obenchain and Kim Parks, the middle school dean, traveled with a group of 13 students and parents through Europe to a variety of destinations that connected culture with cuisine, while learning about "future of ...Submitted by Victoria Obenchain

Orthodontics office donates to all-access playground
Axelrode Orthodontics patients donated their orthobucks, which were matched by the orthodontics office, raising $256 for the Rotary Club of Moraga and the all-access playground at the Moraga Commons.

Troop 303 honors three new Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 303 in Orinda honored three new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor Award Ceremony at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church. Taylor Dixon, Paul Griessel and William Walker earned the highest advancement rank in scouting by fulfilling requirements in the areas of ...Submitted by Jim Brovelli

Three new Eagle Scouts join ranks of Lafayette's Troop 224
Boy Scout Troop 224 of Lafayette members Carson Blocker, Ivan Dikov, and Niko Vo achieved Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout and celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor on June 24 at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church.
Submitted by Suzanne Campillo

Keith Katzman is new president of the energenic Moraga Movers
Keith Katzman has been installed as the new president of Moraga Movers, the area's popular organization for adults 55 and above. Katzman's term will extend from June 2017-June 2018.
Submitted by Janet Peischel

Troop 200 Scout leads Scotch Broom removal Hornaday project at the Lafayette Reservoir
In March, Jack Bayless, a Life Scout with Troop 200 from Lafayette, led a party of youth and adult advisors participating in a major step of his Hornaday conservation project in the removal of Scotch Broom bushes at the Lafayette Reservoir. The conservation project ...Submitted by Jack Bayless

Girl Scouts spice up Stanley Middle School for Silver Award
For their Silver Award, four girls who have been involved in Girl Scouts in the Lafayette School District for nine years wanted to build something for their Silver Award that would be used by Stanley Middle School after their departure.
Submitted by Julie Gladden

YMTC's 'The Most Happy Fella'
Three Lamorinda youths are currently performing in "The Most Happy Fella," Frank Loesser's classic musical produced by Youth Musical Theater Company. It tells the story of Rosabella, a young woman from San Francisco, who is wooed by Tony, an aging Italian grape farmer ...Submitted by Laura Soble

Acalanes Chapter of Nation Charity League hosts annual Mother-Daughter tea
Members from the National Charity League, Inc., Acalanes Area Chapter gathered at the Orinda Country Club for the annual Mother-Daughter Enchanted Garden Tea to acknowledge overall time contributed to serving NCL's Mission and its commitment to community service, ...Submitted by Jocelyn Coolbaugh

Lions roar with Pride Awards
Once again the Moraga Lions gave out Lions Pride awards to students from the Lamorinda middle schools. The students are recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school. The 2016 winners and families are pictured below.
Submitted by Dan Hagan

Rotary helps fund buses and other aid for Indian orphanage
Recently, Rotary Club of Orinda, with the help of other local Rotary clubs, presented $40,000 of the $50,000 that was raised to for the Little Flock Orphanage in southern India.
Rotary ...
Submitted by Frank Darling

Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award
Orinda Intermediate School sixth-grade Troop 32909 earned their Bronze Award for their project, "Camp Supplies for Kids in Need."
Rina F., Gianna G., Shelby M., Beatriz S., Amanda T., ...
Submitted by Yuka Akera

Troop 30638 earns Silver Awards
Some members of Campolindo ninth-grade Troop 30638 earned their Silver Award for their project, "Polystyrene Ban in Moraga School District." Emily M., Ava S., Aislinn W., and Alexandra Y. focused on the community issue of polystyrene (Styrofoam) use within the school ...Submitted by Yuka Akera

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