Published December 24th, 2008
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Lafayette’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop 33039 (Springhill Elementary 1st Grade) recently visited Tiffany Court Senior Retirement Community in Walnut Creek. The girls sang Christmas carols, delivered gifts and passed out home-made treats for the residents. From left: Ellie Holmberg, Megan Wong, Sidney Zimmerman, Emma Fox, Jane Gundacker, Jessica Larrick, Megan McCreary, Harper Hamill (Meher School), Olivia Elliott, Sarah Zemelman, Lauren Acuff and Sami Swan
Submitted by Suzy Pak and Karen Zemelman

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Professional Viola player and Lafayette resident Pamela Freund-Striplen was an exciting guest soloist with the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Orchestra (under the direction of Adam Noel, also pictured) at their Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 16; she was featured in the fiery "Danza Latina" by Brian Balmages Photo S. Adachi

Acalanes Jazz Band, led by Music Director Norman Dea, performs at the San Ramon Jazz Festival Submitted by Tim Shea
On Saturday, December 13, debaters from Stanley Middle School won Second Place Team (4/4 wins), Highest Percentage of Wins, at Sutter School in Sacramento; L to R: Jared Brinton, Robby Stosick, and Aaron Pressman Submitted by Sheila Stosick
Last December, a group of boys from Growing Tree Preschool celebrated their 4th birthdays by collecting donations for Toys for Tots. This year the boys are back, and now they are 5! Once again, they collected donations and brought them to the Moraga fire station. Pictured from left to right, with a few siblings sprinkled in, are: Bennett Destino, Connor Fritch, Adam Harper, Max Rittmann, Xavier Esquer, Lleyton Allen, George Destino, Joe Gonzales, Ryan Fritch and Grant Harper Photo Andy Scheck

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