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Parade, movie, fireworks on  tap for July 4 celebration

Parade, movie, fireworks on tap for July 4 celebration

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people will be lining Main Street Thursday morning to watch the Martinez Fourth of July Parade. Launching the holiday will be a flag raising at 9 a.m. that day in front of the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward St., to mark the beginning of a full day of festivities to mark the […]

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Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

Martinez honors military dead in Memorial Day ceremonies

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “We are here to honor the greatest men and women the world has seen, from the greatest country the world will ever know,” United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Anthony Jenny told those who gathered at Ignacio Park Monday for the Martinez Memorial Day ceremony. Jenny delivered the Memorial Day message at […]

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Martinez to mark Memorial Day Monday with two ceremonies

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez will remember those who gave their lives in American military service in two ceremonies Monday, Memorial Day, according to an announcement released by the city. Martinez Veterans Commission is the host of the commemorations, which will start with a flag raising at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Veterans Building, 930 […]

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Park It: Mother’s Day at EBRP

Park It: Mother’s Day at EBRP

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and several East Bay Regional Parks will observe it with programs celebrating moms, both human and animal. At Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, naturalist Michael Charnofsky will lead a program from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mother’s Day. It’s […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

Park It by Ned MacKay: Earth Day activities

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earth Day, celebrated annually since the first one in 1970, has become a global event of rededication to protection and preservation of our planet’s environment. Several events will herald Earth Day in the East Bay Regional Parks. One is at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, where “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the theme of […]

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Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

Earth Day celebration combines John Muir Birthday, and JMA 63rd anniversary

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – This year’s celebration of Earth Day will combine a variety of related commemorations April 20 at the John Muir National Historic Site. John Muir, the environmental writer and explorer who cofounded the Sierra Club, was born 181 years ago in Scotland, but eventually came to California and lived in the Martinez house […]

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Martinez Celebrating Arbor Day March 8

| March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez is a recognized “Tree City USA,” and will be celebrating the value of trees Friday, March 8 as Arbor Day. The city’s Recreation Department is inviting residents and visitors to join in a morning of nature-themed crafts and a tree planting at Susana Park. A Tree City USA since 2003, Martinez […]

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New Year traditions vary around the world

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The start of a new year, whether it’s celebrated Jan. 1 or on some other date, often is accompanied by some form of ceremony or tradition, no matter where in the world a person happens to be, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, a publication that dates to 1792. Many of these traditions resemble each […]

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