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Some West Sac neighborhoods take Christmas decorations seriously

TIM MUSIAL’S home on Fernwood Circle was blazing with colored lights for the Christmas season. So were the houses of his neighbors on this enthusiastic cul-de-sac, as well as many other homes in the neighborhoods of Bryte, Broderick, Southport and ‘Old West Sacramento.’ (News-Ledger photo)

TIM MUSIAL’S home on Fernwood Circle was blazing with colored lights for the Christmas season. So were the houses of his neighbors on this enthusiastic cul-de-sac, as well as many other homes in the neighborhoods of Bryte, Broderick, Southport and ‘Old West Sacramento.’
(News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

The holiday season can be a “showy” time of year in many West Sacramento neighborhoods.

The Fernwood Circle cul-de-sac in the central part of the city, not far from Park Boulevard, offers one such example. Neighbors there join together to offer a visual feast of Christmas lights for visitors.

“Every year, we’ll close the court off to vehicle traffic and we have Santa,” reports Tim Musial of Fernwood Circle. “People can come by and take pictures with Santa.”
The neighbors did just that on December 14.

Musial said the handful of homes in his court started their tradition of enthusiastically decorating for the holidays over a decade ago.

“Loren Alexander is the one who started it, about 11 years ago,” Musial told the News-Ledger. “I moved in about five years ago and just joined in.”

 

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Recycling a Christmas tree: three choices

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO —

There are three ways for West Sacramento residents to recycle their used, formerly-live Christmas trees. Choose from among the following options after removing all decorations from the tree:

First, you may cut it into small enough (less than three-foot) sections and fit the pieces into your yard waste cart or bundled next to it, for pickup on your regular service day.

Secondly, you may take the tree to Whitey’s Jolly Kone between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4. If you make a donation at the dropoff, it will benefit Cub Scout Pack 49. Whitey’s is located at 1300 Jefferson Boulevard.

Third, you may recycle your Christmas tree (limit two per person) to the Yolo County Landfill between Woodland and Davis. The landfill will also recycle your old electronics, such as computers, TVs and monitors now made obsolete by your new holiday gifts.   For more information, call (530) 666-8729 or visit www.yolocounty.org.

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Buy a little something for a needy senior

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Buy a gift for a home-bound or lonely senior: The West Sacramento Rotary Club will be on hand at Raley’s supermarket from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend of Dec. 14-15, and invites you to donate a gift to fill a senior’s request. Most of the requests are for items like socks, magazines and food. Rotary members will team up with River City High School’s Interact Club to cheerfully delivery your gift to the senior citizen who asked for it.

The supermarket is located at 1601 West Capitol Avenue (a block west of Jefferson Boulevard).

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Hundreds visit Santa, city tree lighting

The West Sacramento Community Singers give a cheer to the crowd after a performance from the stairway. (News-Ledger photo)

The West Sacramento Community Singers give a cheer to the crowd after a performance from the stairway. (News-Ledger photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 11, 2013 —

Last year’s event was canceled by stormy weather, but celebrants this year just moved indoors to dodge a drizzle

The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce threw its annual holiday party at city hall on Friday evening.

With a bit of moisture in the air, the party moved from the city hall front lawn to the indoor “galleria.”

Attendees included many eager youngsters waiting for a confidential word with Santa, who was scheduled to arrive by fire truck part-way into the party.

There were refreshments, and Christmas carols.

A choir group from River City High School entertains the crowd.  (News-Ledger photo)

A choir group from River City High School entertains the crowd.
(News-Ledger photo)

 

It took three pulls at the switch. But Santa and Mayor Christoper Cabaldon successfully threw the switch that lit the city’s ‘holiday tree’ in front of 1110 West Capitol Avenue. (News-Ledger photo)

It took three pulls at the switch. But Santa and Mayor Christoper Cabaldon successfully threw the switch that lit the city’s ‘holiday tree’ in front of 1110 West Capitol Avenue. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
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Santa arrives! (News-Ledger photo)

Santa arrives!
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