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Published on February 17th, 2021
DAR bestows Good Citizen Awards on four local students
The Acalanes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four students as the winners of their high school's 2021 Good Citizen Awards. The students were chosen by their school to receive this recognition, and each participated in an essay contest ...Submitted by Louise Diracles


Published on February 17th, 2021
American flag retired from Campo's Soda Aquatic Center
Life Scout Griffin Bartis on Jan. 31 provided a flag retirement for a worn out American flag which was flying at Soda Aquatic Center on the Campolindo High School campus. The retired flag will be brought to Camp Timberwolf along Lower Bucks Lake in Quincy, California ...Submitted by Steve Bartis, Committee Chair, Troop 212


Published on February 3rd, 2021
MVPC hosts `Love From Lamorinda' service project
During the month of February, Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church is hosting a community-based at-home service project called, "Love From Lamorinda." Community members are asked to simply fill a large Ziploc bag with hygiene items for a homeless person, with these kits ...Submitted by Rosalind Bassett


Published on February 3rd, 2021
NCL Lamorinda Chapter assembles cheerful tea sets for seniors
National Charity League Lamorinda Chapter ninth-graders (Class of 2024) were unable to throw their Annual Tea Party for the senior residents at Moraga Royale Assisted Living in Moraga due to COVID-19 this month. Instead they created a safe way to bring joy and cheer ...Submitted by Jennifer Palmer


Published on February 3rd, 2021
NCL recognizes holiday volunteers
National Charity League, Acalanes Area ...Submitted by Lynn Spiegel and Jillian Esopa


Published on February 3rd, 2021
Moraga Lions Crab Feed proceeds help support alternative care facility
The Moraga Lions hosted its annual Crab Feed Fundraiser Jan. 23 at Holy Trinity Serbian Church on School Street in Moraga, but this year with a twist. Due to the pandemic, the club was forced to provide meals for pickup only. This event usually attracts 230 guests, ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh


Published on January 20, 2021
Local church offers help to community's food insecure
A new food pantry located at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church opened in November and is available to anyone in the community feeling the need to stretch their dollars a bit. At the culmination of such a trying year, Renie Gannett, one of the church staff, felt there ...Submitted by Renie Gannett


Published on January 6th, 2021
Moraga Lions and Muffin People honor volunteers during pandemic
In 1988 several members of the Men's Club at St. Monica Catholic Church in Moraga volunteered to collect from the food stores in Moraga to supply St. Mary's Center, Oakland. It soon became obvious that more food was needed so collection was expanded to six days a ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh


Published on January 6th, 2021
Lafayette 'Men's Book Club' fights food insecurity
The Lafayette "Men's Book Club" - an informal group of 48 local dads who know each other through their wives and children - does not read many books. None, in fact. More likely, you will find them in a backyard pitching horseshoes, drinking beer and eating barbecue.
Submitted by Jeff Album


Published on December 23rd, 2020
Campolindo Leo Club spreads holiday cheer
This the 20th year that the Leo Club has wrapped and delivered Christmas gifts to the patients at Moraga Post Acute Rehabilitation Center in Rheem. Normally the Leos and Lions would deliver the gifts and sing Christmas Carols with the patients. However, this year the ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh


Published on December 9th, 2020
Miller closes in on a million
David Miller is about to hit a million! Yards, that is. Since Jan. 1, and even with COVID restrictions and AQI shutdowns, Miller has completed swimming more than 940,000 yards at Soda Aquatic Center on the Campolindo Highschool campus. And he's raised over $20,000 for ...By Jennifer Wake


Published on December 9th, 2020
Campo freshman's nonprofit focuses on tutoring students
A nonprofit club started by Campolindo freshman Aditya Kapur, called Developing Young Minds, is offering its services to elementary school children in the community.
Developing Young ...
Submitted by Aditya Kapur


Published on December 9th, 2020
Saklan student featured in Plastic Free Living Magazine
Ryan Lo, a seventh grader at The Saklan School, was recently featured in Plastic Free Living Magazine. It was Ryan's podcast, "A Change is a Chance," that interested the magazine's editor.
Submitted by Emily Williamson


Published on December 9th, 2020
Giving during COVID-19 pandemic
The Lamorinda Lions Club and the Campolindo High School Leo Club have teamed together to create Care Bags to help people in the community cope with the virus. Each Care Bag contains useful information on the many services offered in the county together with a message ...Submitted by Bob Murtagh



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