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Girl Scout’s creativity makes a difference for people and the planet

When clients of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance arrived for the Yolo County Food Bank’s weekly food distribution in West Sacramento one recent morning, they discovered they were in for a special treat: In addition to the fresh produce they’d be receiving, each client also would get to pick out a set of beautiful cloth […]

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

Seniors can get smoke alarm batteries changed

Fire officials recommend that everyone replace their smoke alarm batteries twice a year, in October and April when clocks are switched from daylight-saving to standard time and back. Members of the Rotary Club of Davis will provide this service for senior citizens on Saturday, Nov. 9. Seniors may sign up by calling the Senior Center at […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

From the ground up: Let’s talk charcuterie

If you want to talk charcuterie and all things meat and butchering, speak with Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller, owners of Fatted Calf Charcuterie in Napa and San Francisco. We’ve both taken butchering classes from Boetticher, most recently a lamb butchering class in which we, along with 10 other eager would-be butchers, broke down a […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Saturday * Davis Parent Nursery School hosts its annual Children’s Bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon at 426 W. Eighth St. Shop for new and gently used children’s items, including clothing, toys, books, furniture and more. Donations for the bazaar are welcome and can be dropped off at the same location between 4:30 and 7:30 […]

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

Davis girls take lead in helping girls around the world

It may not have been a full passing of the torch, but Friday’s meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis provided a glimpse of what’s ahead: The next generation assuming responsibility for the sort of community event their parents have long organized here. As their mothers looked on, made suggestions and applauded their forward […]

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

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 ,
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