Elisabeth Sherwin

Club studies ‘The California Dream’

This year, the Woodland Shakespeare Club will look at fiction and nonfiction as it studies “The California Dream: A True Myth.” The club, one of the oldest in California, with members from throughout Yolo County, meets monthly from October through April. The president this year is Maryellen Mackenzie. Mackenzie has been a member of the […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

I-House welcomes international inspiration

A woman who has been described as living proof of the power of dreams and the potential of education to break the cycle of poverty will be a guest speaker at the third annual International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, in Davis.

When she was a young woman living in a rural Zimbabwe village without running water or electricity, Tererai Trent wrote down her dream of an education and buried the scrap of paper under a rock in the pasture where she used to herd cattle. She will speak about turning that dream into a reality at 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

Admission to the festival, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., is free.

Trent also is highlighted in this year’s selection for the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project …

Writers’ workshop fuels author’s goal of publication

Adair McPherson, fresh from the Wild Acres Writers’ Workshop in her home state of North Carolina, is full of energy — again — for a very daunting task: getting her manuscript published. Finding an agent and getting “The Devil’s Footpath” published may be as difficult as getting the piece written — and that was no easy task. […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A memorable bar mitzvah: Flashlight illuminates ceremony

Enterprise staff writer Sometimes the weather just canÕt be allowed to get in the way. During the big wind and rain storm of Jan. 4-5, rural mail carriers in Woodland wore individual headlamps to sort the mail, an evening Mass at St. James was celebrated by candlelight, and a young man at Congregation Bet Haverim […]

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