Childhood accident leads to nursing career

By Cassandra Andrews In the spring of 1976, first-grader Karen Fretwell stepped off a school bus in front of her grandmother’s house in Citronelle. What happened next is a blur to her. Maybe she dropped her lunch box. Maybe she tripped. Somehow, she stopped in the street, and the front wheel of the bus rolled […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Lowrie-Moore wedding

Sarah Lowrie and Brandon Moore, both of Litchfield Park, Ariz., were married on Aug. 27, 2011, at “The Barn” at Yolo Land & Cattle Co. in Yolo County. The bride is the daughter of John and Susan Lowrie of Davis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is employed as a registered nurse. The groom is […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Adeline Rose Stevens

Kelly and Gregory Stephens of Bridgeport, Ohio, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Rose Stevens. She was born on Sept. 14, 2011, in Wheeling, W. Va. She weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces. Her mother is on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Her father is a retired U.S. Marine and […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Thatcher Harrison Green

Laura Brianne Green and Benjamin Paul Green of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thatcher Harrison Green. He was born on Sept. 5, 2011, at Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. His mother is a landscape designer. His father is a landscape architect.

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

A strike of creativity

Davis High students in Lynnette Diem’s art classes put the finishing touches on their bowling pin art projects. Gregory Shilling-Goins created a bowling ball monster with pointy teeth about to chomp a pin. Emily Uhrhammer and Nicole Desideri crafted a “prom couple” out of their pins. The students have entered a design contest hosted by Junior Achievement […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Music planned all weekend at RootStock

Finding Fable — an acoustic trio featuring Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial — will perform a mix of original songs and covers from Led Zeppelin, Oasis and Crosby, Stills and Nash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The weekend features an art, music, wine and […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Davis Girl Scouts will host a parent information night from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Girls and their parents can learn more about what Girl Scouts have to offer. * Norwood 4-H club’s second meeting of the year will begin at […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Hoops sign-ups

The city of Davis is taking registration for its Junior Basketball Program. Many teams are still open but they are filling fast. The program is for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls and seventh- to ninth-grade boys. The league starts the week of Jan. 16 and the fee is $110 per child. The deadline for registration […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Clowning around

Learn more What: Slide-show presentation about Thomson’s trips When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Where: Village Homes 
Community Center, 2661 
Portage Bay East, Davis. More info: email Thomson at [email protected] More info on the programs Patch Adams has started: http://www.patch Mention the words “teenagers” and “clowning around” in the same sentence and you’re as likely […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

‘Growing a Green Future’ is theme of Arboretum plant sale

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home — or would like to — may be interested in the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Sunday, Oct. 9. The sale, on the theme of “Growing a Green Future,” will feature hundreds of varieties of plants for sustainable Central Valley gardens, including Arboretum All-Stars […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Traveling through time on the V&T Railroad

I’ve always been intrigued by trains. My grandmother is pictured next a train in the earliest known entry of my family album.

“This is my mother & father and me & Bud & sis. We used to live in N.M. That is the reason I like the West,” she wrote on the back of the photo.

My young grandmother stands in a white coat next to the train with her family, all in black. Such a mystery, that family. I never knew them. How does one satisfy the urge to unravel such mysteries? Perhaps by walking in their footsteps, or in this case, riding a similar railway.

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Learn to cheer

Students ages 6 to 13 are invited to learn cheers, jumps, tumbling and a dance by the award-winning Davis High School cheerleaders (pictured performing at a recent game) at a clinic on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Davis High School South Gym, 315 W. 14th St. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Taste wines each month at Gunrock Pub

Gunrock Pub in the Silo Union on the UC Davis campus, hosts wine tastings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month during the academic year. Tastes of four wines, each complemented by a food pairing, are served. The fall/winter schedule includes picnic wine on Oct. 5, seasonal sips on Nov. […]

Home improvement: Impact spots for fall decorations

By Mary Carol Garrity If the thought of transforming your home decor for fall makes your eyes glaze over, than I have some good news for you. It’s easy to transform your house when you concentrate on five key spots, and use these super-easy tricks — many of which I’ve suggested before but are always […]