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What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The Devil Day Car Show returns Wednesday, hosted by the Davis High School Car Club. Cool cars and trucks will be on display all day in the quad with judging at lunch and a people’s choice award to vote on. Prizes for the winners include a car show T-shirt, free oil change or car care gift […]

The sky’s the limit for this sophomore

By Maggie McManis Many high school students harbor dreams — some of them pretty realistic — of becoming professional musicians, sports stars or community activists. And Davis High School has seen its share of alumni go on to such success. But how many students have had a realistic shot at becoming president? Some say DHS […]

Davis High students to receive Huynh awards for humanitarian efforts

Something about the well-worn path from César Chávez Elementary School to Davis High School seems to produce a unique level of social consciousness among students — and the current crop of DHS seniors in particular. Four members of the Class of 2013 will graduate having been recognized by the city of Davis for their humanitarian […]

Cooluris-Trites wedding

Christine Clifton Cooluris and Kevin Thomas Trites of Atlanta were married on March 9, 2013, at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. The bride is the daughter of John and Gail Cooluris of Davis. She has a bachelor of science in finance and is a corporate finance manager for The Home Depot. The groom […]

The freezer is your friend when wondering what’s for dinner

Springtime in Davis — life is good and busy, and we often find ourselves at half-past dinner time loading everyone into the car for a dinner run. While dinner out can be delightful, it’s less fun when you don’t have a choice. The solution? Stock up the freezer with ingredients that let you turn nothing […]

Kids in the news: Emerson student wins second place in global video contest

Scout Taylor, a ninth-grader at Emerson Junior High School, is a second-place winner for an original video she produced for the “World of 7 Billion” student video contest sponsored by Population Connection, a grassroots organization. Scout’s claymation video, which shows a connection between women’s education and population growth, was chosen from among 567 submissions created […]

Helping your garden beat the heat

With warm temperatures and summer vegetable and flower gardens getting underway, here are some quick pointers to help you be more successful. Feed your plants! Or feed your soil, and let your soil feed your plants. I’m running into a frequent problem with organic gardeners who make their own compost. They’re doing everything right: saving […]

Robert and Katherine Elliott anniversary

Robert and Katherine (Harriman) Elliott of Davis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 19, 2013. The couple had a celebration at Stonegate Country Club in Davis on April 13 with their children and friends and family. The party was held the week before the anniversary so Bob and Kathie could attend the opening night of […]

From field to fork: What a small organic grower copes with

The year is 1999, and the date is April 27. Jim Eldon, whose life happens daily at Fiddlers’ Green Farm, remembers it well. That date and what happened came to mind several days ago as we stood amid flats of squash and cucumber seedlings. Back then he had 15,000 tomato seedlings ready for planting. He […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday, May 16 * Come support children’s nutrition, expand access to quality school meals, and enhance the healthfulness of the school food environment at the Davis Joint Unified School District’s nutrition advisory committee meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For more information, contact Student Nutrition Services […]

Un voyage très magnifique

Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, directed by Karen Gardias, has just returned from a music education and performance trip to Boston, Quebec and Montreal. The choir’s premiere concert was in the Cap-Sante Church in Quebec. ATC performed as part of a concert series that is in its 17th season at the church. 0507ATC2W One […]

Summer track, cross country programs taking sign ups now

It’s not too late to register for the Davis Community Track and Field Club summer program. The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays from June 10 to July 25, but participants can choose from five different session options. Costs are dependent upon which options a participant chooses; scholarships are available for youths who want to […]

DHS debate and speech team end year on a high note

Davis High School enjoyed a banner year in the speech and debate realm, with three students — including a couple of rookies — advancing to the state championships, and one still headed to a national tournament later this month. Along the way they demonstrated a knack for persuasive argument, comedic timing and verbal skills in […]

Rec Report: May is National Water Safety Month

By Kristina McClellin As the weather warms up, swimming pools are preparing to open and crowds are gearing up to head to beaches, lakes and rivers. National Water Safety Month is the perfect time to review pool safety with your family and ensure that you’re prepared to spend fun, safe days by the water. While […]

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