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Author Archive: Heidi Bay

Saving the planet, one dust bunny at a time

Until the birth of their first son, the concept of being careful about what kinds of cleaning products were used in their home didn’t have much meaning to Joey and Kirsten LaFrancois. “The idea for Krunchy Konvert Green Cleaners was conceived on the same day that our first son, Marc, entered the world in 2009,” […]

Community invited to discussion of loving kindness at Celebration of Abraham

The journey of unity in purpose among people of all religious beliefs continues with the 11th annual Celebration of Abraham, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Community Center at St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B St. For Michael Hirsch, a founding member of the Celebration of Abraham organizing committee, […]

A Davis landmark turns 40

Join the fun What: Davis Community Church Nursery School open house for the Early Explorer Program, designed for ages 15 to 24 months When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Where: DCCNS, corner of Fourth and C streets Watching her children climb on the play structure under the broad shade tree at Davis Community Church Nursery […]

Getting away from it all — in Davis

“Now this is the life,” I thought as I settled into a lounge chair under a swaying palm tree and closed my eyes for a little snooze, the sound of joyful laughter coming from my husband Ian and our two sons, David, 5, and Ben, 3½, as they played in the pool nearby. We were […]

Mormons will spruce up Dixon on statewide day of service

Can you help? What: Mormons Helping Hands work projects in Dixon When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27; free barbecue for volunteers at noon Where: Meet at Hall Memorial Park, 299 E. Chestnut St. in Dixon, for sign-in and instructions. Bring: Work gloves and bottle of water, and tools if available (loppers, pruners, shovels, rakes, hammers, […]

Annual event helps build a true interfaith community

Bringing together the religious descendents of Abraham is a great way to build respect, friendship and understanding, local religious leaders say, as they finalize plans for the 10th annual Celebration of Abraham on Sunday. “I loved the concept behind the Celebration of Abraham the moment I first learned about the initiative after arriving in Davis,” says […]

Riding the rails in search of Christmas spirit

“He went that way!” my 4-year-old son David yelled gleefully, flinging his arm with pointed finger in the direction of the door through which the 5½-foot-tall teddy bear had just disappeared into the neighboring train car.

Seconds before, Morgan, the pig-tailed, pajama-clad heart of the “Morgan & the Magical Christmas Train” story under way on the Sacramento RiverTrain had run into our train car, exclaiming that she couldn’t find her teddy bear anywhere and had, as a result, lost her Christmas spirit.

My exuberant son and the several dozen other excited kids — with various grinning parents and grandparents in tow — who occupied the five-car train were determined to help Morgan in her quest to recover both her teddy bear and her Christmas spirit during our 90-minute ride on a 16-mile length …

Celebrate the season at free Crèche & Music Festival

Nativity scenes from around the world will be showcased at the 11th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival this weekend in Woodland. The free event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the corner of Gum and Pioneer avenues […]

11th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival heralds Christmas season

Details What: Community Crèche and Music Festival, featuring Community Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday When: 3-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house, Gum and Pioneer avenues, Woodland Admission: Free For Davis resident Heather Lybbert, it’s a scene carved by a carpenter in the African nation of […]

Creating lasting memories from recycled material

Aaron Sikes has been digging about in the garbage for years — in fact, since he was a child, when his parents taught him of the wondrous things that can be created from such an endeavor. “Growing up, my sister and I had some great costumes because Mom and Dad made time to invent and […]

Local community invited to join worldwide conference

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, for the church’s 182nd semiannual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally by satellite at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with various […]

Come make music at free class

Community members are invited to join Music Makers, a free class for children, that begins again on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The class will run weekly through May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Elmwood Drive, on the corner of Eighth Street. Turn on Elmwood and drive around […]

Blood drive Friday helps meet emergency needs

A local blood drive to help fill emergency needs for the American Red Cross will run from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 1405 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The local event is part of the massive Interfaith Community Blood Drive under way during July throughout Northern […]

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