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Refurbished vintage Beetle finds new home in Lafayette
With only two days left before retiring as longtime city manager of Lafayette, Steven Falk received a surprise farewell gift. It came neither from the city nor his co-workers, but from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club.
Submitted by Thomas Black



Burton Valley students raise money for Shelter Inc.
A long-standing tradition, the Book Bonanza is the annual community service project put on by the AIM class at Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette. Every year, the students from Cathy Martinsen's fourth and fifth grade class collect, price, and, of course, ...Submitted by Cathy Martinsen



'A Sense of Place' at the Moraga Art Gallery
Wenda Pyman's latest exhibit of beguiling landscape photographs entitled "A Sense of Place" kicks off the new year at the Moraga Art Gallery. Calling to mind the camera work of Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, Pyman captures the luminous and timeless splendor of places ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft



Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary visits Guatemala to help build house, distribute donated books
A 10-member delegation from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club has returned from a weeklong goodwill mission to Antigua, Guatemala, where, among other things, it helped to build a new house for a local family and to distribute 700 books aimed at children aged 6-17.
Submitted by Thomas Black



Leo Club offers support to education
Each year the Campolindo High School Leo Club, which is a service club sponsored by the Lamorinda Lions, donates a portion of its fundraising activities. This year Leo Club President Eleanor Kim presented a check for $500 to Campolindo High School Principal John ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh



Local arts contest celebrates its 6th year
Know any middle school students looking for a fun winter break activity? The Lafayette Youth Arts Society has opened its sixth annual middle school competition, open to middle schoolers living or attending school in Lafayette who can enter photographs or writing pieces ...By Kristi Conner



Local students participate in 'Kindness Matters' competition
This year, more than 200 students in the Lamorinda area submitted artwork for an international competition conducted by Lions clubs in over 200 countries. Pictured are the winners from Orinda Intermediate School, Stanley Intermediate School and Joaquin Moraga ...Submitted by Robert Murtagh



Local NCL Holiday Giving event
Over 100 Ticktockers from the Lamorinda Chapter of National Charity League came together on Sunday, Dec. 2 for its annual Holiday Giving event in support of Monument Crisis Center. The young women assembled 85 large boxes of non-perishable food, 400 toiletry bags for ...Submitted by Cheryl Bjornson



Lafayette Garden Club supports Miramonte High School horticulture program with dollars and muscle
The Lafayette Garden Club has been a strong supporter of the Miramonte Horticulture Program and this summer donated $2,000 to the horticulture program for the creation of their contemplative garden. The donation came from proceeds of the Garden Club's May garden tour, ...Submitted by Marcia Raos



Moraga Rotary named 'Outstanding Club' in Northern California District
Rotary Club of Moraga was recognized as "The Outstanding Club of the Year" at the Rotary District 5160 awards dinner held recently in Woodland, Yolo County. This District consists of 72 individual Rotary Clubs ranging from Berkeley and San Ramon in the south to Weed ...Submitted by Gary Irwin



Beauty store owner mobilizes donations for Camp Fire victims
As soon as Carrie La Shell, owner of Lafayette Beauty, learned of the devastation of the Camp Fire, she went into action. The first step was her own pledge of $5,000 worth of shampoo, soap, lotions, cosmetics and more. Later her landlord joined in with a matching ...Submitted by Kathy Merchant



Troop 237's newest Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orinda honored five Scouts, Ryan Ansel, Matt Lyons, Mason Januszewski, Adam Brudzinski and Andrew Patten, for achieving Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Orinda Community Church.
Submitted by Shaun Ansel




Lafayette: New Eagle Scouts in Troop 200
Boy Scout Troop 200, chartered by Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Lafayette, is proud to announce its fall 2018 Eagle Scouts - Ryan Everly, Isaac Douglas, Cole Brightbill, Matthew Raffel, Maverick Fabela, Nicholas Shaw, Edward Laskey and Donovan Fuller. The new Eagle ...Submitted by Ben Douglas



Lions provide free eye screenings in Lafayette
Members of the Lamorinda Lions Club and ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh



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