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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 […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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, […]

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 08, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

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

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Montgomery students enjoy hands-on science

Montgomery Elementary School students enjoyed the school’s first-ever science fair last month — an event that featured hands-on activities for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The fair exposed students to a wide range of opportunities both in the field of science and in their own daily lives, teaching them about everything from the microbes […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Splashing into summer

By Hollay Shayegi As a lifeguard, there’s a certain “calm before the storm feeling” walking onto the pool deck before opening up for recreational swim for the day. No laughing children, no splashes from the mushroom at Arroyo Pool or the Splash Pad at Manor Pool. The water is quiet. A lifeguard buddy walks in […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Mother’s Day dessert that’s easy, flaky, delicious

By Alison Ladman The secret to this simple Mother’s Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry. You’ll find puff pastry in the grocer’s freezer section, usually near the frozen fruit and pie shells. Be sure to thaw it completely before trying to […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Through Friday Birch Lane Elementary School students are selling plants and vegetables grown by students in the school garden. Lots of heirloom tomatoes and Baker Creek heirloom plants will be available, with all funds benefiting the school’s garden program. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Once again, May is all about bicycles

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that every month is bike month in Davis.

This is Davis after all.

But there is most certainly something about May, especially if you’re a kid.

From the annual Loopalooza, which introduces families to the Davis bike loop with activity stations and prizes, to Bike to School parades and contests, there is much fun to be had during May is Bike Month activities.

And new this year: kids who regularly bike to school may emerge from class to find …

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