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Published on March 4th, 2020
'The Cherry Orchard' in Lafayette: in the depth of the Russian soul
It takes great skill to put together the rich tapestry of human characters that are explored in Anton Chekhov's work, in a way that appeals to modern audiences without sacrificing its depth. Town Hall Theatre has successfully met this challenge with "The Cherry ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on March 4th, 2020
Two SMC exhibitions highlight political artwork and women in art over time
Two newly opened exhibitions at Saint Mary's College Museum of Art offer a unique look at art throughout history.
"Feminizing Permanence" presents 40 historical and contemporary ...
Submitted by Britt Royer

Published on March 4th, 2020
Careful reading of your financial aid award letters will pay off
College acceptance letters are often followed by more good news: financial aid award letters.
Ideally, your financial aid award letter should be organized so that you know:
By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on March 4th, 2020
NPR White House correspondent to speak at SMC
Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent and co-host of NPR's "Politics" podcast, the top political news podcast in America, will be at Saint Mary's College to provide the inside scoop on the current state of the political race, as she reviews and connects the 2016 ...Submitted by Andrea Firth

Published on March 4th, 2020
Daffodils on the hills mark an early spring
Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, has Phil the groundhog. Moraga has Daffodil Hill. The yellow blooms tell us spring is making an early appearance.
Moraga's tradition of planting daffodil ...
By Vera Kochan

Published on February 19th, 2020
Children's Health Guild raises over $182K for kids
Children's Health Guild hosted its annual winter fundraiser, BELIEVE, Dec 12 at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. More than 300 guests came together for the annual function that benefits George Mark Children's House in San Leandro and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in ...Submitted by Sharon Koh

Published on February 19th, 2020
Five local students win Good Citizen awards
The Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution treated students to high tea Feb. 1 in the Fellowship Hall of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. These five students were selected by their schools as outstanding citizens and leaders deserving of the DAR ...Submitted by Louise Diracles

Published on February 19th, 2020
Starry Night Parachute Prom helps toddlers celebrate Valentine's Day
Gymboree Play and Music of Lafayette organized its first ever Starry Night Parachute Prom Feb. 9 to celebrate Valentine's Day. Cuteness overload was the order of the night as little prom babies and toddlers had the chance to have a whole lot of fun with special ...Submitted by Emily Best

Published on February 19th, 2020
Wells Fargo Bank's new interior mural honors Moraga's history
Customers of Moraga's Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1399 Moraga Way, have noticed the obvious remodeling that took place a few months ago. Cubicles have been repositioned, seating has been rearranged, walls have been painted a brighter color, and the biggest change of ...By Vera Kochan

Published on February 19th, 2020
Big brother steps into the gym
Technological gadgets have become an extension of our lives, with different smart phone applications used to wake us up, count the steps we take, and tell us how to get to different locations . like the gym. Formula3 Fitness, which opened last April in La Fiesta Square ...By Jon Kingdon

Published on February 19th, 2020
What the fork? Campaign aims at getting rid of high school plastic utensils
Mabel Vo, president and founder of the Zero Waste Club at Campolindo High School, has collected about 500 metal forks to replace the plastic ones used on campus that wind up in the landfill. A similar plan last year was successful at Burton Valley Elementary School in ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on February 19th, 2020
Family Focus
"Jill" mentioned during a therapy session that her 8-year-old son, "Brandon," who was in third grade, was being bullied on the school playground by a boy in his class. The other child called Brandon names, such as "fag" and "ugly", and made fun of his ears that stuck ...By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Published on February 19th, 2020
Rotary Gala to benefit nonprofit; bring hope to child victims of sex trafficking
The Lafayette Rotary Club is gearing up for the Swing to Freedom Gala on March 7 - an elegant evening with money raised to benefit New Day for Children and their work with the young victims of sex trafficking.
By Pippa Fisher

Published on February 19th, 2020
Want a pet? Need a pipe repaired? Call MOFD. Well, sort of...
Firefighters enter into the profession because they are driven to help those in need, and many of the firefighters of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District continue their efforts to assist even when they are off duty. A pilot, an animal rescue volunteer, a plumber, a ...By Nick Marnell

No sweets for our sweet dogs for Valentine's Day
It's the sweet time of year, with Valentine's Day as the reminder to love and be loved, and to present sweet gifts upon those we cherish. With Americans spending record amounts on the care of their beloved dogs, cats and other pets, it's fair to say that some of those ...By Mona S. Miller, DVM

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