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Personal Shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

Despite an abundance of worthy stories, I’m disappointed by what prevails in many news sources. Most recently, there’s been no shortage of coverage about two subjects: Black Friday and Twinkies. I’ve nothing against Twinkies — practically grew up on them as a kid — but I have a lot to say about Black Friday. Doing […]

Name Droppers: Woodland resident honored as University Scholar

Kaitryn Ronning of Woodland is among more than 180 students recently honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University. The annual Scholars Program was held on Nov. 9 in Susquehanna’s Stretansky Concert Hall to recognize and congratulate Susquehanna’s most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point […]

From the Ground Up: New-fashioned punch in an old-fashioned bowl

Foods, like cooking equipment, have their seasons and cycles of popularity. They come and go, like copper pots, fondue pots and mouse rings and molds. This holiday season, the conviviality of a cut-glass bowl filled with sparkling punch, a ladle and matching cups hooked onto the side of the bowl felt like a good idea […]

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Name Droppers: Davisite wins climate change fellowship

Sierra Schelegle of Davis, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology program, has received the 2013 Coastal Policy Fellowship from North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center. The program is designed to foster research on coastal policy issues […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * “How to help your kids manage stress and anxiety” is the topic of the first installment in the Davis Parent University lecture series. Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Stephen Nowicki and DJUSD director of student services Pam Mari will be the featured speakers and will be followed by break-out sessions facilitated by school district […]

Street Smarts poster art to be displayed at Art Center

Winners of the annual city of Davis Street Smarts poster contest will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and all artwork submitted for the contest will be displayed at the center Dec. 7-15. Mayor Joe Krovoza will be the master of ceremonies. As in […]

Rec Report: ‘The Nutcracker’ brings out the best in us

Details What: “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” tickets go on sale to the public When: 8 a.m. Wednesday Where: City of Davis Community Services Office, 600 A St. How much: $9.50 each, with a maximum of six available for each purchase By Carrie Dyer Every month, a member of the recreation staff is assigned to write the […]

Pedal power! Street Smarts, Davis Bicycles! getting kids on their bikes

Carson Zenner doesn’t need any extra encouragement to ride his bike to school every day. He’s pretty much always ridden his bike to school, he said, and from his home in East Davis to César Chávez Elementary School, it’s quite a ride — 6.4 miles round-trip, in fact. As a centrally located magnet school, Chávez […]

Future subscriber: Christopher Ryan Herbert

Lilli and Sam Herbert are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Christopher Ryan Herbert, born on Oct. 2, 2012, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Christopher weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth, and was 20 inches long. Christopher’s father is a managing optometrist for Lenscrafter in Fair Oaks. His mother is a homemaker. Both […]

Future subscriber: Miles Owen ‘Milo’ van Houtryve

Frederico “Pico” and Laura van Houtryve, née Dobosz, of Sacramento, are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Miles Owen “Milo” van Houtryve. Milo was born on Sept. 23, 2012, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, weighing 3 pounds, 13 ounces. Milo’s mother is a physical therapist and his father is a high school […]

Jarvis-Shean weds Pope

Katherine Suzanne Jarvis-Shean and Kemble Keith Pope were married on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in an outdoor service at the historic Wood family walnut orchard along Cache Creek in the Capay Valley. The Dolanc String Quartet provided music for the ceremony, which was officiated by the Rev. Meghan Brown Saavedra, a college […]

From field to fork: The squash that’s treated unfairly

I’m trying to remember the last time someone served a winter squash when I was a dinner guest. I can’t. All the Thanksgiving tables, the small dinner parties, meals with friends, over the years. Nothing. This last T-Day, when my son roasted a turkey in a basket weave of three pounds of bacon? Nope. True, […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Local teens who participated in this year’s city of Davis Teen Photo Contest will be honored at a reception and gallery show from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E 14th St. Winners will be acknowledged and all entries will be displayed at the show. The annual contest, “Through […]

Rec Report: Junior basketball program builds foundation for life

By Brandon Hassid The city of Davis junior basketball program has always been a fun and exciting atmosphere where young basketball players make new friends, learn basketball skills and build life skills, such as teamwork and sportsmanship. I have been a part of the city of Davis junior basketball program since I was a 7-year-old […]

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