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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

Fabulous turnout for JF Kapnek Trust Family Fun Run
The 15th annual JF Kapnek Trust Family Fun Run took place on Sunday, May 5 at Miramonte High School, with over 160 runners of all ages coming out to support the Trust, a local nonprofit that supports early childhood education, nutrition and AIDS treatment and ...Submitted by Amy Campbell

Several Lamorinda Odyssey of the Mind teams head to World Championship Competition
Two Campolindo Odyssey of the Mind teams, both sponsored by Moraga Rotary, and four Orinda teams advanced to the World Finals to be held in Michigan at the end of May. One of the Campo teams, made up of sophomores, is competing at Worlds for the third straight year. ...Submitted by Rich Render and Andrea Akel

Moraga Troop 234's new Eagle Scouts
Moraga Boy Scout Troop 234 honored seven new Eagle Scouts at its Eagle Court of Honor April 13 at St. Monica Catholic Church. Eagle is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and one that is reached by fewer than 4 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide. The road to ...Submitted by Nancy Chilimidos

Community "pack-out" party to help homeless students
Living in a community of million-plus dollar ...By Diane Claytor

Kindness 'rocks' at St. Perpetua Parish
For St. Perpetua's third-grade students recently, kindness came full circle.
On Feb. 23, these children placed colorful, handwritten "kindness notes" throughout the St. Perpetua church ...
Submitted by Domini Tarman

Top honors awarded to Lamorinda teens at Contra Costa Science Fair
At the Contra Costa Science Fair this spring the Jaguars of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School were well represented with winners in the physical sciences and engineering categories. Seventh-grader Henry Johnson won second place for his project: "Particle Accelerator ...Submitted by Isabelle Katz

Scout installs barn owl nesting boxes to earn Scouting's Hornaday Award
Last October, Sam Higgins led Scouts from Lafayette's Troop 219 to install five nesting boxes for barn owls at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Similar to his older brother Justin's wood duck ...
Submitted by Tyler Higgins

Burton Valley 4th Graders advance to NorCal Odyssey of the Mind tournament
Da Galaxy Penguins, a team of fourth-graders from Burton Valley Elementary, placed second in their division at the regional tournament and advanced to the Northern California Odyssey of the Mind state tournament, where they placed sixth after competing against teams ...Submitted by Emily Kleeman

OIS spring performance of `Footloose' April 25-27
"Kick off your Sunday shoes" at the Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater during the musical "Footloose" - one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory that will burst onto the live stage with exhilarating results. Uniquely adapted specifically for ...Submitted by Jeanette Lipp

NCL Lamorinda Chapter celebrates seniors
The Lamorinda Chapter of National Charity League held its Senior Recognition honoring its 21 graduating Ticktockers March 10 at The Claremont Hotel and Spa. The annual celebration marked the culmination of the girls' six years of participation in the mother-daughter ...Submitted by Barbara Gallagher

NCL recognizes Acalanes Area Chapter's senior class for achievement
Members of the National Charity League, Acalanes Area Chapter, Class of 2019, were honored for six years of leadership and service to the community at its Senior Celebration held March 9 at the Diablo Country Club. The National Charity League is a mother-daughter ...Submitted by Susan Glynn

New Troop 224 Eagle Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 224 of Lafayette honored four Scouts - Henry Baer, Colby Suppiger, June Jung and Drew Campillo - for achieving Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, a candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, including 13 Ea ...Submitted by Suzanne Campillo

NCL `Love Your Heart' Event a huge success
National Charity League is an organization of mothers and their daughters in seventh to 12th grade that focuses on community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Submitted by Laura Dillard

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