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Fifty years of Wednesdays: reception marks opening of mini-exhibit on News-Ledger

The local history society, led by Thom Lewis, has created a mini-exhibit that will be on display at the community center until August. Some of the visitors to the opening reception, pictured above, include John Siden (far left), Will Curtis (background, facing camera), Kathy Perrigo (foreground) and Gloria Curtis (far right).  Click to enlarge. Photo is courtesy of Mickey Fausett

The local history society, led by Thom Lewis, has created a mini-exhibit that will be on display at the community center until August. Some of the visitors to the opening reception, pictured above, include John Siden (far left), Will Curtis (background, facing camera), Kathy Perrigo (foreground) and Gloria Curtis (far right). Click to enlarge. Photo is courtesy of Mickey Fausett

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 —

Dozens came to the West Sacramento Historical Society reception on April 3 at the city community center. The reception launched the opening of a mini-exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the News-Ledger.

Publisher Steve Marschke talked about the past, when the paper was led by lifelong newspaperman Julis Feher and by Michael Garten. He also spoke about his hopes that the local community will, sometime in the future, take the helm of its own local media outfit to spread news and information in print, online and on a planned new FM radio station. Partners are now at work on this.

The exhibit can be viewed inside the center at 1075 West Capitol Avenue.

 

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A four-legged toy drive

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 —

Roberta Firoved (pictured) was among the members of the West Sacramento Trail Riders Association who rode to Southport’s Fire Station 45 with a delivery of holiday toys for local distribution.Club members met at Tower Mart on Linden Road’s southern intersection with Jefferson, and rode north on Jefferson to the fire station at Lake Washington Boulevard.

There, they passed along items for the firefighters’ “Toys for Tots” collection.

Photo courtesy of Charyl Silva, West Sacramento Trail Riders Association

 

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Walk raises $4,000 for charity

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 9, 2013 —

A West Sacramento “Friends of the Poor”  walk drew about 100 people on September 28, and raised about $4,000 for charity.

Event representative Paul Starkey reports that dozens of people did the two-mile walk hosted by Our Lady of Grace Conference at the Our Lady of Grace private school on Linden Road. Walkers stepped out to a path through the surrounding Southport neighborhoods and on the Clarksburg Trail.

The local money went to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, said Starkey. That organization provides emergency help to those in need, offering food, rent, utilities and meal programs.

The “Friends of the Poor” walk was also a nationwide event supporting St. Vincent de Paul. Organizes held similar events inSacramento and Lincoln.

West Sacramento’s Fire Station 45 crew showed up to the West Sacramento walk, giving “kids of all ages” a chance to look at some fire equipment.

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Wine & treats, for a good cause

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The fourth annual “Wine & Art Faire” fundraiser held at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg returns from 1-7 p.m. on Oct. 6. The event benefits the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.

Over 50 authors, musicians, artists and craftspeople will gather at the site to show their creations. Wine tasting is provided by Delta-area wineries at the Old Sugar Mill, and there will be music by local groups. See the displays & taste the wares for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The Old Sugar Mill is located at 35265 Willow Avenue, in Clarksburg. Visit www.Carvalho FamilyWinery.com or www.LLS.org/sac, email Marnie@CarvalhoFamilyWinery.com, or call 744-1625 or 275-8719.

 

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