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Published on October 13th, 2021
Local nonprofit helps Afghan refugees in resettlement
Thanks to a donation of a car to Keeping Our Promise, East Bay - a local nonprofit that serves former U.S. military translators and their families from Afghanistan who resettle in Alameda and Contra Costa counties - one lucky Afghan refugee was recently handed keys to ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on October 13th, 2021
Orindan wins prestigious lifetime professional achievement award
Chris Laszcz-Davis, a longtime resident of Orinda, has won the highest professional honor in management and operations regarding environment, health and safety (EHS). The citation is known formally as the ABIH Lynn O'Donnell Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the ...Submitted by Thomas Black

Published on October 13th, 2021
Children create crafty masks during annual Pear & Wine Festival
Children gathered at the Be the Star You Are booth to create decorative masks Sept. 25 during the Moraga Pear & Wine Festival at Moraga Commons Park. Be the Star You Are is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) arts and culture corporation whose mission is to ...By Cynthia Brian

Published on September 29th, 2021
Campo students teach local residents how to become backyard beekeepers
Campolindo High School students Rhys and Sloan Pullen were recipients of the Sustainable Lafayette's LEAF grant last spring. As part of their grant application, they proposed putting bee hives in the community and holding outreach meetings to teach the Lamorinda ...Submitted by Rosalind Bassett

Published on September 29th, 2021
MVPC organizes backpack drive for Afghan children coming to Bay Area
Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church is holding a backpack drive to help the Afghan children who are being resettled in the Bay Area.
MVPC is assisting the IRC (International Rescue ...
Submitted by Rosalind Bassett

Published on September 29th, 2021
AAUW honors 2020-21 Distinguished Woman
Every May, the Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW-OML) honors one of its members as the Distinguished Woman of the Year, for services to the community and the branch.
Submitted by Alison Mackenzie

Published on September 29th, 2021
Troop 219 names four new Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 219 honored four ...Submitted by Scott Finegold

Published on September 29th, 2021
Local Rotary Clubs celebrated and honored for COVID relief donations to Nagpur, India
A dedication and recognition ceremony was held recently in Nagpur, in central India, for installing newly acquired equipment for treating "black fungus," a rare COVID-related eye disease. This hour-long ceremony of thanks and recognition was based on Indian customs by ...Submitted by Alka Mulakaluri

Published on September 1st, 2021
Eagle Project adds reading nook at Hope Solutions' Garden Park Apartments
Braden Purcell from BSA Troop 246 completed his Eagle Scout Service Project this summer, and inspired hope and the love of reading. The beneficiary of Purcell's project was Hope Solutions, formerly known as Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, a nonprofit in Contra Costa ...Submitted by Carrie Veurink

Published on September 1st, 2021
New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Scouts BSA Troop 224B and 224G are honoring four Eagle Scouts - Alex and Kyra Ariker, Caroline and Catie Bronte - for achieving the highest rank that Scouts BSA gives: that of Eagle Scout. Kyra Ariker and Caroline Bronte also achieved this rank in the Inaugural Class ...Submitted by Shanti Ariker

Published on September 1st, 2021
MHS presents final installment to Friends of Joaquin Moraga Adobe
Susan Sperry, the president of the Moraga Historical Society (MHS), presented a check for more than $53,000 to Kent Long, the president of the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe (FJMA) at a ceremony held Aug. 24 at the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. This was the final ...Submitted by Dave Trotter

Published on September 1st, 2021
Troop 219 honors six new Eagle Scouts
Troop 219 of Lafayette, California will hold a Court of Honor on Sept. 18 to recognize and celebrate six outstanding young men - Rhett M. Skvarna, Benjamin L. Braunstein, Jonathan D. Clark, Conner J. McPhail, Nicholas D. Eppinger and Luke R. Combi - who have achieved ...Submitted by Dave Srvanka

Published on August 18th, 2021
Orinda Troop 303 Honors two new Eagle Scouts
Troop 303 of Orinda held an Eagle Court of Honor July 18 at Orinda Community Church to honor Frederick Alexander Meckes, 18, and Owen William Min Soo Pines, 18, both of Orinda, each of whom attained Scouts BSA's highest rank, Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle Scout ...Submitted by Andrew Pines

Published on August 18th, 2021
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary HOME Team back in action
After 18 months of forced hibernation Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary's HOME Team is back in action, according to Hays Englehart, the Team's founder and a longtime Rotarian.
HOME Team sends ...
Submitted by Thomas Black

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