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Fresh recipes for summer eating

For various reasons too dull to recount, we are meant to be reducing at our house. We’re not “on a diet”, because that implies an end to the process. Instead we’re trying to change our eating habits, so that we get far more whole grains, lean protein and fruits and vegetables, and far fewer French […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday, May 30; and Friday June 6 Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center. For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be […]

Tennis, anyone? Team Davis hosted Special Olympics tournament

Team Davis athletes on Sunday participated in a Special Olympics tennis tournament at Davis High School. Team Davis, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established to help enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, participates in Special Olympics tournaments with other teams from Northern California throughout the year. 0520 Specialtennis2W 0520 […]

Holmes students experience life during the Civil War

History moved out of the classroom and into the fresh air and sunshine at Holmes Junior High School last week, giving students an opportunity to experience in an interactive way what normally comes to them in textbooks. On Tuesday, all Holmes seventh-graders spent the day immersed in the Renaissance, traveling from station to station around […]

Kids in the News: Congrats to National Merit scholarship recipients

Daisies and Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 1772 bridged to the next level of Scouting on May 4 outside the Girl Scout Cabin at Slide Hill Park. Elise Bauman and Maya Schumann recited a bridging poem as part of the ceremony. ———— Two Davis High School seniors are the recipients of $2,500 National Merit scholarships. […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday An informational meeting for the Davis High School fall girls golf team will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in room N-8 of the school, 315 W. 14th St. The meeting is for girls entering grades 9-12 in the fall and their parents. Please attend to learn more about the fall season and summer […]

DHS journalism students auctioning services

Journalism students at Davis High School have come up with an innovative way to use the skills they’ve mastered to make money for the program: auctioning those skills off to bidders. Students are auctioning off everything from graphic design services to writing, proofreading, photography, website design and more, all with the goal of offsetting the […]

Tiger Scouts make a difference for the hungry

One Sunday in March, a group of Tiger Cub Scouts from Pack 496 descended on the Wildhorse neighborhood to distribute fliers to homes in an attempt to secure donations to the STEAC food bank, which supports the needy in our community. The effort was part of an overall larger effort by Cub, Boy and Girl […]

Collecting soccer gear for their Ethiopian sisters

By Suleikha Sutter Special to the Enterprise We teenage girls are fortunate to be living in Davis, where we are encouraged to play soccer and many other sports. Unfortunately, that is not the case in many other areas of the world where women and girls live in highly patriarchal contexts that limit their participation in […]

Holocaust survivor honors Holmes, St. James students

For eight years, Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks has been inspiring students at Holmes Junior High School with his memories of surviving the Lodz Ghetto and the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Dachau. During his annual visits, arranged by Holmes teacher Jeanne Reeve, Marks leaves eighth-graders spellbound by the stories of his childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland, […]

Don Shor: Tips for being smart with water

What’s the lowest-water way to water my lawn? I can’t really afford to get rid if it, and I want it to look as good as possible. For years we’ve recommended giving lawns one inch of water, two times a week. While that is optimal for fine-bladed grass blends at the highest water-use times of […]

From the ground up: Spring remembered in a glass — elderflower cordial

Last summer throughout England, my husband and I encountered the traditional, quintessential countryside English drink of elderflower cordial everywhere we went. Fragrant, light and refreshing, this cordial could be a Yolo County classic given the elderflower’s ubiquitous nature on our back roads. The lacy, large-clustered cream-colored flowers line the roadsides and creek beds from now […]

Happy Arbor Day!

Arbor Day was celebrated at Fairfield Elementary School late last month with a ceremony commemorating the Russell Boulevard Tree Project’s bike path tree plantings, as well as by Fairfield students, teachers and parents who planted more than 100 trees and shrubs. 0506tree planting1W 0506treeplanting2W

What’s happening for youths

Friday * Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center.  For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, supervision […]

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