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Tricky treats: Easy, edible ideas for a delicious Halloween

J.M. Hirsch Whipping up a batch of Halloween-inspired treats shouldn’t require a scary amount of time or energy. Because by the time you’ve carved an army of pumpkins, costumed your pint-sized ghouls, purchased bushels of candy, and hung the requisite number of fake spider webs and black cat cutouts, time and patience for cooking up […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for applications for the city’s teen services grants. Funding is allocated to a variety of programs and services for teens, including mentorship and leadership skills. Organizations must meet funding eligibility criteria and follow funding guidelines. For more information and the application packet, visit http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/teens/teen-services-grant-program or contact […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis kids make a difference by trick-or-treating for UNICEF

This Halloween, look out for princesses, witches, vampires and zombies not only trick-or-treating for candy, but also for lifesaving food, clean water, health care and education. You can help them by saving your change and contributing to Davis’ annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign by depositing that change in trick-or-treaters’ traditional orange boxes. The idea of […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits keeps rolling — and winning

The Citrus Circuits robotics team isn’t resting on its laurels. Having made it to the final four of last year’s FIRST Robotics world championships, the team has been competing locally during the fall and took first place earlier this month at the CalGames. Competing against 31 other teams, Citrus Circuits placed first and won the […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis teen brings ‘Guurl’ power to new magazine

Isabella Ainsworth loves magazines. You name it, she’ll read it: Teen Vogue, Time, People. But what she doesn’t love is the way many popular magazines make girls feel about themselves, the way they can make girls think if they don’t look a certain way, there’s something wrong, or less, about them. “A lot of girls […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

12 for $40: How to work vegetables into your meals

The more we learn about health, food or nutrition, the more we realize that the answer to many problems is simply “eat your vegetables.” Vegetables are high in fiber and an astonishingly wide array of nutrients, very low in calories, inexpensive, easy to grow yourself and extremely versatile in the kitchen. In a logical world, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Today * Teens and parents are invited to “Get Organized for Success” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Ashley Meyers, a Davis High alumna and professional organizer, will teach teens how to organize their personal spaces and manage their time for optimum success. Participants are asked to […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Thanks to all who walked or biked to school!

Students at several Davis schools who walked or biked to school were greeted by city and school officials and received small prizes when they arrived at school on National Bike or Walk to School Day. 1015bike to school2W 1015 bike to schoolW

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Night at the museum: Willett students study early man

Willett Elementary School sixth-grader Eli Vilestrom, foreground, points to a drawing of Homo Habilis, during last week’s “Museum of Early Man” exhibit at the school. With him, from left to right, are Charlotte King, Elan Kalman and Kayla Xu. All are students in teacher Marla Cook’s class at Willett. The group examined the environment where […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids Farmers Markets have youngsters eating well

April Vargas loves the Kids Farmers Market that takes place on Friday afternoons when class lets out at Whitehead Elementary School in Woodland. She loves using “funny money” to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, to sample some tasty produce and to try her hand at a game or two. In fact, when her dad had […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

A legacy of gardening continues

Sorting through my mother’s files recently, I came across a remarkable one in her “household” folders. Starting in 1981, my mother recorded all the garden produce they had put up for the freezer. They had been gardening actively at this house since building it in 1953. I think the list began as a way of […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Consider using pumpkin in treats other than pies and cookies

By Gretchen McKay When it comes to pumpkin, why stop at pies, cookies and tarts? A low-calorie food that adds protein, fiber and mega amounts of vitamin A to your diet, pumpkin lends itself to an endless variety of dishes, like the White Bean, Chicken and Pumpkin Chili. If you want to make pumpkin puree […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday Join Davis High School’s celebration of Homecoming with a parade through downtown Davis. The parade, featuring a marching band, clubs, sports teams, and school district officials, kicks off at 1:15 p.m. at Central Park. The parade travels south on C Street, east on Second Street, north on F Street and west on Fourth Street […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Girl Scout’s project fueled by her love of books

One of Colleen Perry’s favorite things to see at CommuniCare Health Centers in Davis is families in the waiting room, children sitting on their parents’ laps, reading books together. Perry, director of clinic operations at the center, said the staff keeps a small cart full of children’s books in the waiting room for just that […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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