Dec 122014
 
West Sac celebrates tree-lighting

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 10, 2014 Among the entertainers at Friday evening’s Holiday Tree Lighting party were members of River City High School’s Advanced Vocal Ensemble, shown here at the railings above the crowd. Hundreds of citizens gathered to meet ceremony and watch the lights go on at the tree outside city hall, 1110 West Capitol [...]

Dec 072014
 
Free concert by West Sac orchestra

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites you to a free concert of holiday favorites, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. On the program will be the “Hansel and Gretel Overture” from Humperdinck, “Christmas at the Movies,” “Sleigh Ride” and more. [...]

Dec 042014
 
Tree-lighting party this Friday

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 3, 2014 – The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce announces a celebration during the lighting of the “community tree” on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-8:30 p.m. in front of city hall (1110 West Capitol Ave.). Music, holiday refreshments, and kids can get a picture taken while on Santa’s lap. Free. [...]

Dec 022014
 
Holidays bring Bruce Williams to mind

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 26, 2014 –   Note: Someone once said that as long as we are remembered, we really never die, and the following column, which was written more than two decades ago, is reprinted below in memory of Bruce Williams, a longtime friend, and a very special West Sacramentan: The Thanksgiving holiday means [...]

Aug 052014
 
'Christmas in July,' from a land Down Under

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 23, 2014 – Many years ago I wrote a column I called “Christmas in July” which was about how we should all try a little harder to keep the Christmas spirit alive and well throughout the year, not just during the Christmas season. Although the column went on for 750 [...]