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At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Every week I trek down to the Martinez News-Gazette office for extra copies of my column to mail off to my three adult children. I thoroughly enjoy a little chit chat with whoever is staffing the front desk. One lady in particular always has a smile and nothing but good words to say. Barbara Cetko […]

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Martinez Business Beat, April 4, 2018

Martinez Business Beat, April 4, 2018

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

White Pony Express Food Rescue Reaches 6 Million White Pony Express (WPE), the Pleasant Hill volunteer organization that saves and delivers fresh food to help feed area poor people, has achieved the milestone of delivering 6 million pounds of surplus produce deli and meat products, said Steve Spraitzar, spokesperson. The nonprofit does not charge for […]

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Fundraising continuing to move rail car to Martinez

Fundraising continuing to move rail car to Martinez

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Historical Society is more than halfway to its goal of $10,000 needed to move the Vic Stewart rail car here, President John Curtis said. “The Society’s crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to move the car continues,” he said. So far, the Society has raised about $4,700 through its GoFundMe website, […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

| April 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette When I was growing up, my mom had a plethora of remedies that she would use with me whenever I got sick. She had a kitchen cabinet full of herbs and spices, and a pantry full of food that she somehow seemed to magically weave together, into […]

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Visiting the Holy Land: Where Jesus Walked

Visiting the Holy Land: Where Jesus Walked

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Catherine of Sienna parishioners Bonnie Stone and Kalama Schreiner recently returned from a tour of Israel where they had a marvelous time and brought home a lifetime of good memories. They flew into Tel Aviv and, for two weeks, traveled through the country on what many historians believe was the path Jesus followed in […]

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John Muir first grader wins ‘Future Chef’ contest

John Muir first grader wins ‘Future Chef’ contest

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Owen Davidson, a John Muir Elementary School first grader, has won the Martinez “Future Chefs” competition. His Asian fusion recipe for shrimp and avocado spring rolls will go on to a national level of the contest, said Muriel Campbell, Sodexo Food Service consultant for the Martinez Unified School District. District elementary pupils were challenged to […]

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Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW Annual Layette Shower

Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW Annual Layette Shower

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

At their Annual Layette Shower, the Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW (American Association of University Women) branch generously donated baby gifts to the Hillcrest Congregational Church in Pleasant Hill Social Service Program. So many beautiful items were received — hand-made quilts, afghans, receiving blankets and hats, and adorable baby clothes — sleepers, newborn outfits, sweaters, and booties, […]

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At Home With Vivian: Patterns in time

At Home With Vivian: Patterns in time

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I said the Easter dress was purple. Johnette said it was white. I went through my mother’s old photo albums the other day looking for that certain picture to prove my kid sister wrong. Photo albums are my ‘external’ hard drive. That’s where I keep memories that my brain has no room to store. With […]

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Martinez Business Beat: March 28, 2018

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Easter Egg Hunt New Location The annual Martinez Kiwanis/Lions Clubs Easter Egg Hunt has a NEW LOCATION this year due to renovations at the Marina. Please spread the word so we do not have hundreds of angry parents. Where: Hidden Valley Park in Martinez, Center Avenue and Redwood Drive When: Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 […]

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Rotary Report: Martinez Library

Rotary Report: Martinez Library

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

By PAUL CRAIG Martinez Gazette Contributor MARTINEZ, Calif. – Jessica Lilja is the Acting Community Library Manager in Martinez. She’s only been in her job for a few months, but is learning the ropes quickly. Jessica gave an impressive report to Rotary. There’s lots going on! Lots of books are being ordered. And used. Fiction is […]

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