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Davis teen has a heart for Rwanda

The Rwandan village of Mayaga is better place to be a kid because Lyla Godfryd is in the world. Two decades ago, the village became home to many widows and a large group of children orphaned by the genocide of 1994 that killed as many as 1 million men, women and children in the African nation. […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Bruce and Mary Alice Carswell celebrate 50 years

Bruce and Mary Alice Carswell of Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2013. The couple enjoyed a celebration planned by two of their daughters at The Buckhorn in Winters. Attending were their family and friends visiting from the Bay Area and Nevada. The Carswells were married in Sacramento in 1963 and moved around […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Field to fork: From bracero to granddad of the market

A great many people walk on by, but there are those who stop. It’s a small stall, as vendor space goes at the Davis Farmers Market. It’s fundamental, easily passed, as it doesn’t sport the eye-catching retail design displayed by some of the other vendors. Small baskets, boxes, piles. Whatever’s fresh that week is on […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Tuesday, Sept. 24 * Learn all about Grad Night and how to be a part of this signature end-of-school event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Grad Night is a safe and sober all-night celebratory event for graduating seniors from Davis, Da Vinci and King high schools […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Teens discover technology and food is a recipe for fun

By Kari Peterson Never underestimate the fun a group of enthusiastic girls can have when combining art, culture and technology. Indeed, that is precisely the message Parto Aram wishes to impart to her students — girls between the ages of 10 and 16. Aram is the director of ISIS Education, a Davis-based nonprofit she founded […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: What you need to know about college admission deadlines

Timing is everything, as the saying goes. And, that is even more true in the world of college admissions. There are only so many things within a student’s control — grades, test scores, involvement in activities, to name a few. Many critical factors are out of a student’s control — how many applicants there are […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Twelve for $40: Chopped, on a budget

We’re big fans of the Food Channel show “Chopped,” in which four chefs are given random ingredients and must use them, along with pantry items, to make a dish in a limited amount of time. The show usually features professional chefs, but a recent episode had chefs from soup kitchens and poverty programs. They turned […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Sept. 1-30 * Submissions are being accepted all month for a Citywide Photo Contest sponsored by the Davis Community Services Department. Participants will be split into three age groups: 6-11, 12-17 and over 18. Categories include portraits, environment, black and white, and more. For rules and details on how to submit photos, visit www.cityofdavis.org, or […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

There are so many reasons to join 4-H

Youths between the ages of 5 and 19 are encouraged to check out 4-H, a program aimed at improving leadership, citizenship and life skills, not to mention providing old-fashioned fun. 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the country and well-represented locally with some 450 Yolo County families participating. “This year we have so […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Science in action: Willett students study underwater volcano thanks to Skype

They were lined up 14 deep on Wednesday. Students in Leslie Whiteford’s sixth-grade class at Willett Elementary School were preparing to take their turns introducing themselves and asking a question using a microphone at the computer. “What do you do for exercise?” “How is the food?” “What are the biggest threats to Jason on the […]

September 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged , ,

Getting started with native plants

Fall is an especially good time to plant native and low-water plants. Managing the watering is easier as the days get cooler. Root rot is less likely. The native plant club has its annual sale in late September. The Arboretum has a big sale in early October. Garden centers often have promotions or special sections […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Preserve tomatoes by making tomato paste

By Aimee Blume As September rolls on and your tomato plants go into their final fury of production, if you can or preserve, you might consider making tomato paste from some of that bounty. Although canned diced tomatoes or tomato sauces are certainly delicious and just what you need for some recipes, there are benefits […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Sept. 1-30 * Submissions are being accepted all month for a Citywide Photo Contest sponsored by the Davis Community Services Department. Participants will be split into three age groups: 6-11, 12-17 and over 18. Categories include portraits, environment, black and white, and more. For rules and details on how to submit photos, visit www.cityofdavis.org, or […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Safety first! Bike program an ongoing focus as school gets underway

Davis kids are doing their part to remind both children and adults that following the rules of the road and remembering basic safety tips will keep everyone safe on the roads as the school year kicks off. Colorful Street Smarts posters providing information and safety tips now adorn some 30 bus shelters around town and […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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