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Community gathers to clear fire blight from JM Orchard
In the summer of 2014 Bobbie Preston noticed that the Pear Orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Middle School was heavily damaged by fire blight, a bacterial disease that affects pears, apples and members of the rose family. That August, 4,500 pounds of pears were gleaned ...Submitted by Bobbie Preston

Local nonprofit chosen as A's 'Game Charity'
The Oakland A's baseball team is celebrating ...By Chelsea Pelchat

Troop 219 honors 11 new Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 219 will honor 11 young men who have achieved the Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, at 2 p.m. March 17 at Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church.
Submitted by Janis Workman

Local students honored as DAR Good Citizens
Six local high school students were honored Feb. 3 by the Daughters of the American Revolution Acalanes Chapter after being selected from their high schools for their citizenship by their high school counselors and named their school's DAR Good Citizen. The students ...Submitted by Louise Diracles

Miramonte student wins Lions' Speech Contest
The Moraga Lions Club held its annual Student Speakers Contest Feb. 6 at the Moraga Library. The subject for the contest was "Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today's Society?" The winning speaker was Zahra Hasanain from Miramonte High School, who will now go ...Submitted by Fred George

Troop 204 to honor new Eagle Scouts
Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 204 will honor seven young men who have achieved the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, at 1 p.m. March 17 at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue. This will be Troop 204's 65th Eagle Court of ...Submitted by Stephanie Reilly

Dons show true spirit
The Dons women's varsity soccer team players' spirit really shined through when they made care packets, which they handed out at games all season long, and had two volunteer opportunities this season at the Alameda County Food Bank and the Janet Pomeroy Recreation and ...Submitted by Louise Laemmlen

Local businesses support LPIE over the holidays
For the second year, Lafayette restaurants and retailers came out to support Lafayette Partners in Education this holiday season. Kicking off with Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, five local restaurants - Barranco, Rustic Tavern, The Cooperage, Bonehead's Texas BBQ, Patxi's ...Submitted by Rachel Blatt

Assistance League Way Side Inn Thrift Shop expands designer event
Appropriately located on Golden Gate Way, under the watchful eye of Marquis de' Lafayette, the well-known landmark of the Assistance League's Way Side Inn Thrift Shop will become a purveyor of high-end handbags and garments at its "Handbags, Lingerie and Designer ...Submitted by Betty Miller

One Eagle Scout's reflection on helping others
Julian Emmanuel Ramirez joined cub scouts Pack 54 in Moraga when he was 6 years old. "In fifth grade I earned my Arrow of Light rank and was promoted to become a Boy Scout, joining Troop 234," he said.
Submitted by Ana Ramirez

Orinda Troop 237 helps Santa Rosa rise from the ashes
In the wake of the devastating North Bay fires, Orinda Troop 237 Boy Scouts, Max Coons, Campbell Hoskins, Marcus O'Neill, and Jackson Painter, wondered how they could help. A call to the Santa Rosa Boy Scouts of America councils revealed a Santa Rosa Troop that had ...Submitted by Lisa Hoskins

Record sales at this year's Holiday See's Candy shops
Thanks to the Lamorinda community's support of the Moraga Kiwanis' 2017 Holiday See's Candy shops, this year's effort was an outstanding success, producing record sales and many shoppers happy with the easy parking, customized gift wrap and shipping services. The ...Submitted by Steve Woehleke

19 East Bay Debutantes Presented at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Winter Ball
The 60th annual Winter Ball was held Dec. 22 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco to raise funds for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Nineteen debutantes were presented as future leaders in the effort to support the hospitals' mission of providing the ...

American Legion dedicates bench at Moraga Bocce Courts
American Legion Post 517 of Lafayette recently dedicated a new bench at the Moraga Commons Bocce Courts to honor two longtime Moraga residents who loved to play bocce and who loved American Legion.
Submitted by Michael Gilson

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