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Mini-display about historic national ‘Lincoln Highway’ built through West Sacramento

Courtesy of the West Sacramento Historical Society

Courtesy of the West Sacramento Historical Society

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 —

The historic national ‘Lincoln Highway’ and Highway 40 are the subject of a new exhibit at the West Sacramento Community Center’s display space.

You can visit the display during business hours through the end of the year. It’s at 1075 West Capitol Avenue.

The national highway runs through West Sacramento and the display is sponsored by the West Sacramento Historical Society.   Visit www.westsachistoricalsociety.org.

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Teens: September photo contest

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Teens are invited to submit an original photo in September for a contest at the library. Deliver your entry in person (1212 Merkley Avenue) or email it to teenlibrarycontest@gmail.com.

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Cyclocross — a bike sport involving mud and obstacles — comes to West Sac riverfronton Sept 6

  West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat.  Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course.  (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat. Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 —

FOOD TRUCKS, BEER FOR SALE AND LIVE MUSIC ALSO AT THE SITE NEAR THE ‘ZIGGURAT’ BUILDING —

The sport of “cyclocross” is coming to the West Sacramento riverfront on Sept 6.

West Sacramento’s Matthew Hargrove joined with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in announcing that bicycle racers of all levels are invited to sign up for the action, which begins at 10:15 a.m. at 651 Second Street, along the Riverwalk Park.

Cyclocross “is a form of bicycle racing where competitors race laps around a course featuring grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand and obstacles.” Winners are determined by elapsed time.

The inaugural West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix will take place on a closed course between the I Street and Tower bridges. Over 250 competitors are expected, and will give out cash and prizes for winners. There will be beginner’s races and “professional/expert” races.

Admission is free to spectators. There will be a pair of local bands, “Pets” and “Sneeze Attack!,” performing throughout the day, as well as food and drinks for sale from Bike Dog Brewery, DogTown and California Love Truck.

Sponsors include Cedaron.

To register, visit https://timeyourrace.com/GCX/RegMain.asp.

For more information, contact Hargrove at (916) 248-9533 or matthewhargrove@msn.com, or Meaghan Pierelli at 371-7042 or Meaghan@mail.westsacramentochamber.com.

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Extra household goods? Donate them to charity on September 6-7

Mike McFeely with the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store truck (photo courtesy of Paul Starkey)

Mike McFeely with the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store truck (photo courtesy of Paul Starkey)

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 20, 2014 —

The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store truck will be accepting donations at the Our Lady of Grace Church parking lot on Saturday, September 6 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. and on Sunday, September 7 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m.

This event is at 911 Park Blvd., West Sacramento.

Organizers will accept bric-a-brac, household goods, clothing, books, bedding and linens, small appliances and furniture (no entertainment units, no used car seats and no large appliances, please).

For more information, call Mike at 372-9641.

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