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Cadets with a cause
Girl Scout Troop 33134 began their first year at Stanley Middle School on the heals of completing their Bronze Project and graduating to Cadets.
Troop 33134 showcased their yearlong ...
Submitted by Charisse Stratford

California Magic Soccer Club wraps-up summer community service projects
This summer, three California Magic teams completed community service projects as part of creating magical moments on and off the field. "Being members of the community who are a force for good and add value to others is the ultimate goal we have for our young ...Submitted by Megan Shields

SMC student veteran awarded $12K scholarship
Elena Stofle, who is an accomplished student veteran at Saint Mary's College of California, was awarded the Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship, in partnership with Student Veterans of America. Elena is an active member of Saint Mary's SVA chapter - successfully ...Submitted by Allison Borthwick

League of Women Voters' Volunteers Assist in Voter Registration
Members of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley will stock voter registration forms weekly before the November election, at post offices, libraries, and other locations in Central and East Contra Costa County. From left, top row: Joan Lautenberger (Lafayette), ...Submitted by Gail Murray

Local firms bring the beach to a military family
Branagh Development Inc. and Left Coast Architecture partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley to design and build a beach themed playhouse for a military family. BDI and LCA reached out to Habitat for Humanity back in March to organize a volunteer ...Submitted by Truman Flynn

Lafayette Little League donations help children in Dominican Republic
Lafayette Little League parent and manager Tony Dudum organized a baseball equipment drive over the summer to benefit kids in the Dominican Republic. It was a huge success with hundreds of pieces of equipment ranging from bats, balls, helmets, and uniforms donated by ...Submitted by Tony Dudum and Andy Orear

Rivals join forces for a good cause
Division rivals Acalanes and Miramonte faced each other March 30 in a pivotal girls lacrosse game. In the up and down battle, Miramonte narrowly pulled out the win, 13-12. For junior midfielder Emma Workman from Acalanes and senior defender Maisy Mills from Miramonte, ...Submitted by Emma Workman

Fundraising support with a focus on literacy
n addition to friendship and social activities, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Contra Costa promotes and supports community service projects, with a special focus on literacy. The club ...
Submitted by Domini Tarman

Flag retirement program offered in Lafayette
Oakmont Mortuary has launched its "Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program." Community members who are looking for proper flag disposal can bring their flags to Oakmont Mortuary located at 2099 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette during normal business hours. Flags will be ...Submitted by Beverly Brown

Lamorinda Safety Fair, Classic Car Show and Police Motorcycle Competition July 21
Children can once again enjoy hopping aboard helicopters, sitting in police cars to sound the sirens, and climbing aboard the county's water rescue boat and armored truck at the Lamorinda Safety Fair, hosted by the Lafayette Police Department and Emergency Pr ...Submitted by Carol Yates

Cycling for a cause
Longtime Orinda resident Rick Perez has been cycling since around 1990. "My rides have included numerous centuries, the coast of Oregon and the Ice Field Parkway in Canada from Jasper to Banff, a route I highly recommend to everyone, by bicycle or motorized vehicle, ...By Jennifer Wake

A week of mindfulness at Orinda Community Church
Squeals of laughter poured out of Orinda Community Church fellowship hall as 25 kids gathered recently for JAMM (Joy, Art, Music and Mindfulness) Camp. In celebration of the wonder of nature, the kids took bouquets (in jam jars, of course) to Orinda Senior Village. In ...Submitted by Leslie Darwin O'Brien

Moraga Lions recognizes local students
The Moraga Lions awarded Pride awards to eight students from Lamorinda middle schools who were recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
Submitted by Dan Hagan

New Troop 200 Eagle Scouts honored
Five new Eagle Scouts from Troop 200 were celebrated at their Eagle Court of Honor June 9 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette. For their Eagle projects, Ryan Barba repaired portions of the Moraga Road/Lafayette Rim Trail including entrance signs and timber ...Submitted by Suzanne Roady

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