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Orinda resident Randy DeVecchi recently won an Emmy award at the 48th Northern California Area Emmy Awards recognizing excellence in television broadcasting. DeVecchi, who is a video photographer who has worked at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland since 1990, won the Emmy for ...

Moraga Lions Pride Award winners announced
The Moraga Lions recently handed out its Pride awards to students from Lamorinda middle schools. The students are recommended by teachers and selected by the administration of each school.
Submitted by Ray Casabonne

First Court of Honor for Lafayette Girls BSA Scout Troop
Nineteen girls from Lafayette Troop 402 celebrated a historic ceremony Thursday, May 23, as they participated in their first Scouts BSA Court of Honor Ceremony. This inaugural ceremony marked the beginning of a new troop and a new future of scouting.
Submitted by Mary Markey

New Troop 237 Eagle Scouts
Troop 237 held a Court of Honor on Sunday, June 9 for the four most recent scouts to receive the rank of Eagle: Harry Burnick, Daniel Lucas, Logan Krumholz, and Alec Garcia. Lucas graduated in June from Miramonte High School, and Burnick, Garcia and Krumholz are ...Submitted by Monica Burnick

Troop 234 Eagle Court of Honor
Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234, chartered by the St. Monica Men's Club, awarded the Eagle Scout Rank to five young men in a Court of Honor ceremony held June 1 at St. Monica Catholic Church.
Submitted by Geoff Baxter

Moraga Boy Scout Troop 212 Honors 10 New Eagle Scouts
Moraga Boy Scout Troop 212 presented its 56th Eagle Court of Honor April 28 at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church to recognize the achievements of 10 new Eagle Scouts: Brent Avenell, Jake Crumbaugh, Randall Gee, Chase Giglio, Grant Harper, Braden Maher, Pablo Nguyen, ...Submitted by Siv M. Ricketts

Artists show their talent at LLLC Bookmark Contest
The Friends of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center recognized the winners of the annual 2019 Bookmark Contest on April 25. The proud recipients of this honor are as follows: (back row, from left) Sofia Bartos - Stanley Middle School, Margaux Vuong - Burton ...Submitted by Kay Pekrul

Gold Award recipients honored
Orinda-Moraga Girl Scouts honored their Gold Award Recipients at a special awards ceremony on Friday, May 17. The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout may earn. To get the Gold, a scout must first earn a Silver Award and complete a yearlong Leadership ...Submitted by Amber Thompson

Campo senior recognized for Leo Club service and leadership
Eleanor Kim, a senior at Campolindo High School, received a $1,000 scholarship for her community service and leadership in the Leo Club at the school. The award was presented to Kim by Dan Hagan, a member of the Moraga Lions Club. Kim will be attending UC Berkeley in ...Submitted by Dan Hagan

White Pony Express pushes to reach "Three Angel" $300K Matching Fund Challenge
Every day, 364 days a year, White Pony ...Submitted by Steve Spraitzar

NCL Acalanes Area Chapter reflects on incredible year of rewarding volunteer service
The Acalanes Area Chapter of the National Charity League held its annual Tea and Recognition Ceremony April 14 at the Saint Mary's College Soda Center. NCL is a mother-daughter organization that focuses on philanthropy, leadership and cultural awareness. Each year ...Submitted by Laura Dillard

Three local Girl Scouts help seniors navigate technologY
Lafayette Girl Scouts Isabella Aris-Dumas, Hanna Hageboeck and Sierra Lashinsky - members of Girl Scout Troop No. 32986-will be recognized by Girl Scouts of Northern California and receive their Silver Award pins and certificates this June. This award gives girls the ...Submitted by Dolorez Dumas-Aris

Moraga Junior Women's Club makes sizable donation to New Day for Children
At their end-of-year meeting at the Hacienda de las Flores on May 16 the Moraga Junior Women's Club presented a donation check in the amount of $25,000 to New Day for Children, an organization dedicated to restoring the lives of American girls who have been rescued ...By Vera Kochan

Cyclists endure 335-mile bike ride to help stamp out hunger
In the early morning hours of March 23, Moraga resident Tom Naab and two other brave souls, Mike Stewart and Rich Thurman, showed up with their bikes at the base of Tunnel Road in Berkeley to start what Naab had named Dihamumtam - a bike ride that covers the four major ...Edited by Jennifer Wake

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