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Published on May 12th 2021
Miramonte students bring community together with gift of song
After sheltering-in-place for six months and taking classes online due to the pandemic, Miramonte student Stef Moore knew she wanted to create something that helped keep people connected, especially during the isolating times of the pandemic.
Submitted by Kathy Merchant



Published on May 12th 2021
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary makes vital donations to Putnam Clubhouse
Raise your hand if you know what a "blackboard" is. Those who know went to school ages ago. They also know what chalk is. What they may not know, however, is what an "interactive whiteboard" is. Also known as an "electronic smartboard," not only is it white in color, ...Submitted by Thomas Black


Published on May 12th 2021
Boys Team Charity celebrates six-year commitment
Several of Boys Team Charity (BTC) Class of 2021 TeamMates ended their six-year commitment on April 18 with an in-person final volunteer shift at Points of Light in Oakland. Over the years, they volunteered for many of the 40 philanthropies BTC works with - POL being ...Submitted by Anouschka Wardy


Published on April 28th, 2021
Troop 32193 honors 2020 Gold Award Girl Scouts
Lafayette Girl Scout Troop 32193 celebrated the achievements of its 2021graduating seniors, Leda Abkenari, Deja Cooper, Lauren Davis, Emilia Gutman, Alex Hascall, Miriya Huie, Elizabeth Paul, Madison Payne, Sydney Rohrbough, Shelby Suppiger, Charlotte Toney, and Chloe ...Submitted by Joan Toney


Published on April 14th, 2021
Troop 204 honors 2021 Eagle Scouts
Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 204 will honor nine scouts at the troop's upcoming 68th Eagle Court of Honor on April 18. These Scouts will each be advancing to Eagle Scout - the highest rank in scouting. There will be a small invitation-only outdoor ceremony in light of ...Submitted by Martin Thiselton-Dyer


Published on April 14th, 2021
Wagner Ranch fifth-graders place first in creative competition
The Fifth Grade Team at Wagner Ranch Elementary in Orinda rose to the challenge amidst a pandemic year and placed first in their division at the Odyssey of the Mind SF Bay Regional Competition held in a virtual tournament on Feb. 27. Odyssey of the Mind is a w ...Submitted by Regina Gordon and Ritu Goel


Published on March 31st, 2021
Moraga Rotary conducts 'Evening with Rotary' dinner and video
The Campolindo Interact Club and Boy Scouts from Troop 246, both of which are sponsored by Moraga Rotary, assisted Rotarians March 6 in distributing a delicious "surf & turf" takeout dinner. The Club's current project focus is to equip all the elementary schools in the ...Submitted by Gary Irwin


Published on March 31st, 2021
Community effort culminates in 1,000 meals, 1,400 cards delivered to frontline workers
With the COVID situation continuing to be challenging and likely remaining with us through most of 2021, critical frontline healthcare workers are resource constrained and tiring in the face of these ongoing challenges. In parallel, local restaurants have been hit hard ...Submitted by Elana O'Loskey


Published on March 31st, 2021
Community pulls together to created Easter baskets for needy children
Thanks to lots of local support and donations of supplies and toys from the community, six Lamorinda women spent three hours March 18 filling 100 Easter baskets with stuffed bunnies, multitudes of small treasures, as well as chocolate bunnies and eggs, to be given to ...By Jennifer Wake


Published on March 17th, 2021
Girl Scout creates Contra Costa native plant garden in Lafayette
Acalanes High School senior Corina McTigue has always been passionate about the environment, and plans to study something that will help her protect or restore natural areas. As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project, McTigue took out non-native plants and ...By Jennifer Wake


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Budding photographer turns a robbery into an opportunity
Miramonte senior Nejla Ackdoe-Pagey has been a photographer since she was little, using her dad's old Canon cameras and parents' phones to capture every detail of family trips.
"I got ...
By Jennifer Wake


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Lafayette Rotary Club reaches matching goal
The Lafayette Rotary Club and Lafayette Rotary Foundation raised $22,000 for the Las Trampas school with great support from club members and from far exceeded expectations from contributors outside the club. This money will be matched by another foundation to ...Submitted by Matt Pease


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Volunteer effort to engage girls in STEM bears fruit
Over the past year, with initial efforts by the Moraga Valley Kiwanis Club, a volunteer effort to engage girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities is bearing fruit.
Submitted by Ferenc Kovac


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Lamorinda Chinese-Americans deliver lunches to frontline health workers during Chinese New Year
For many Chinese-Americans in the Lamorinda area, finding ways to support the frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19 has been their mission during this unprecedented pandemic.
Submitted by Jamiel Liu and Laura Liu



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