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The giant pumpkin snowman

The giant pumpkin snowman

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “I think I am the inventor of the Giant Pumpkin Snowman,” Jordan stated. “The way it happened is the real story.” Holiday decorations at his home near the corner of Arreba Street and Berrellesa Avenue have been a tradition since he, his wife Miranda and son Dylan moved in seven years ago. […]

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Main Street Santa house renovated

Main Street Santa house renovated

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

By KEVIN MURRAY Contributor Here is a shot of the renovated Santa House coming to Main Street this moring. In the off season, Main Street Martinez stores this little treasure at the North Pole, where special elves handle upgrades and maintenance. For the last couple of months a select team of R&R elves has been […]

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Martinez to honor Veteran’s Day

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to join the Martinez Veterans Commission in honoring all who have served their country in the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Commission will host the annual Veterans Day Program, to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, on Monday, November 11, 2019. The program includes two […]

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Dia de los Muertos event held in downtown Martinez

Dia de los Muertos event held in downtown Martinez

| November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Main Street was full of costumed artists and their creations, at the Nov. 2 celebration. Dressed as a Mexican revolutionary a Dia de los Muertos event coordinator for the Martinez Arts Association, Lorena Castillo (left) stands next to her artistically designed alter with Pat Mitchell Rasich, another alter artist.

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At Home With Vivian: After Labor Day

At Home With Vivian: After Labor Day

| August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Does it seem quieter to you this week? The little city park next to our home has been emptied of joy. Not one child has laughed with glee from the top of the swing’s arc or screamed in fright as they careened down the slide. No balls have bounced on the pavement or swished through […]

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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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