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A Call to Prayer for Antioch, Saturday, July 1st

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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This year’s Relay for Life means something different for one Antioch woman

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Members of the Cruising for a Cure Team at this year’s Relay for Life: Melissa’s daughter Malea, mother Brenda, Aunt Vicky, Melissa and her friend Crystal at this year’s event on Sat., June 24, 2017.

By Allen Payton

The annual Relay for Life fundraiser in Antioch for the American Cancer Society was dedicated to a six-year-old boy, whose nickname is Squishy and was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer when he was just three. During the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning it was announced that the Antioch effort had already raised $30,000.

This is Melissa Warren’s third time at the annual 24-hour event. But this year is different, because one year ago today she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, which has spread to her bones. So she’s designated as a fighter, as well as a survivor.

Melissa’s husband Dave, Melissa and daughter Malea “cruising” around the Deer Valley High School track on Saturday, June 24th.

Her aunt Vicky Galloway has been participating in the Relay for years and started the Cruise for a Cure team. Not only do the “cruise” around the track, the effort raises money for her team by organizing an actual sea cruise every year and a half on Carnival Cruise Lines, with the help of Tammy Larsen of Almost There Travel.

Carnival pays a per cabin donation to the Antioch Relay for Life. The last cruise was a Halloween themed cruise on Oct. 30, 2016 and raised $2,430 for Vicky’s team, for this year’s relay.

“The money that’s raised here goes toward helping people in Antioch,” Vicky explained.

Her team’s effort isn’t benefiting Melissa’s battle, directly. But Melissa said “when I first found out I have breast cancer I received a check to help with rent from the American Cancer Society. So, it’s all connected.”

Melissa’s treatment for her cancer has included targeted radiation to her right femur, and just last month a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, at the same time. Melissa said she spent a week in the hospital and is still recovering. She is to have bimonthly scans to check and see if the cancer appears in any other area.

Joining Vicky and Melissa on Saturday were Melissa’s mom, Brenda Adams, and her daughter Malea and friend Crystal and other friends and family. They along with the other teams will be walking on the track until 10 am Sunday morning at the Deer Valley High School football stadium.

If you would like to attend Vicky and Melissa’s cruise to benefit next year’s Relay for Life, the next one is planned for May, 2018. The cruise will be in the Mexican Riviera for seven nights for as little as $677.25 per person. Call Almost There Travel at 925-238-0001 or stop by their office at 506 W. 2nd Street in Antioch’s historic, downtown Rivertown.

Let’s pray for the complete healing for Melissa and other cancer fighters in Antioch.

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Antioch Board of Administrative Appeals seeks Alternate Member for two-year seat

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

The Board of Administrative Appeals consists of five members and one alternate to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority of the Council. The alternate member shall serve a term of two years.

The Board hears appeals regarding administrative decisions by any official of the city and approves liens on properties.

The Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers; or on other dates as needed. Members of the Board of Administrative Appeals are required to file an annual FPPC Form 700 “Statement of Economic Interest” and complete an AB1234 Ethics Training every two years.

To be considered for this volunteer position, a completed application must be received in the office of the City Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017. An application is available here, at www.ci.antioch.ca.us and at the City Clerk’s Counter.

Board of Administrative Appeals Alternate Application

 

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Enjoy Cars and Coffee on Father’s Day at Mels in Antioch, Sunday, June 18

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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Antioch Lapidary Club to hold annual Rock Sale, Swap & Bar-B-Que, Sat, June 17

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Rockhounds from everywhere are invited to the Antioch Lapidary Club’s annual Rock Sale, Swap & Bar-B-Que to buy, sell and trade on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bring your rocks, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, extra equipment, etc. If you wish to set up a table or two, bring them along, as well.

The fee for sellers is just $5.00. Call Gary Casillas at (925) 458-4076 to reserve your spot.

Join them for a fun-filled “rockhounding” day and visit their Rock and Mineral Museum. Also, enjoy special games and attractions for children and a field trip to their rock pile behind the clubhouse to see a huge chunk of petrified wood. Plus, you can buy rock by the pound, real cheap.

Bar-B-Que lunch with all the fixings will be served at 12:30 p.m. for $5.00.

Their clubhouse is located at 425 Fulton Shipyard Road in Antioch.

Admission is free and for the whole family. They’re gonna rock your world!

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Food Truck Thursdays at Prewett Park, beginning June 15

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

On June 15, 2017, the City of Antioch will present a first of its kind Foodie Crew’s Food Truck Thursdays at the Antioch Community Center and Antioch Water Park parking lot at Prewett Park. Seven trucks have been confirmed for this event. The lineup features five food trucks, one dessert truck, and one beer and wine truck. Expect a variety of gourmet food coming to Antioch’s southeast area. This event is scheduled to take place every Thursday night from 5:00-9:00 p.m. through the end of September — possibly through the end of October 2017. In addition to the food trucks, the event will have music and two Jumbo Jenga games to enjoy. In the coming weeks, a corn hole game and other family friendly activities will be added.

After seeing and experiencing successful food truck events throughout the Bay Area, United Bites Food Truck owner and local Antioch resident, Adam Gross, approached City staff with a vision of bringing a food truck event into his town. He selected the Antioch Community Center and Antioch Water Park parking lot for its visibility to the many southeast residents that travel Lone Tree Way. Adam planned logistics and coordinated details with City staff to make sure the event launches successfully.

If you are interested in being a non-food vendor or having your Food Truck or Dessert Truck at this event, please email: info@foodiecrew.com. Sponsored in part by the City of Antioch Recreation Department.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/311496855945551/

Address: 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch 94531

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Free Lunch at the Library: Served Tues., Wed., Thurs. at the Antioch Library

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Antioch, CA—Free Lunch at the Library is back at the Antioch Library this summer for children ages 0-18 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-2:00 p.m. starting June 13. After lunch, stick around for fun activities from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Tech Tuesdays you’ll receive a new Summer Reading challenge and play with a tech toy from our collection; Every Wednesday spend an hour learning how to code using our laptop computers; Thursdays will feature something different each week, including visits with First Generation Farmers, a story with a special guest from the Roller Derby Ladies, a movie, etc. The program continues through August 3.

This program was developed as a partnership between the California Library Association and the Summer Meal Coalition, and with support from the Antioch Unified School District. Public library summer meal programs provide children and teens in low-income communities with free and healthy summer lunches and summer reading and enrichment programs, to help combat hunger and obesity and prevent summer learning loss.

The Antioch Library is located at 501 W 18th St. The Library is open:  Tuesday, 1-8, Wednesday and Thursday 10-6, and Saturday 12-5. For further information, phone the Library at 925-727-9224.

 

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Middle school teens get their own space at Antioch Community Center starting tomorrow

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Summer Open Gym at the Antioch Community Center is for middle school teens only!  Hang out with friends or play basketball, rule the table games or take part in other activities.

The gymnasium is open on Tuesdays beginning June 13th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for only $3.00 per visit.  Purchase a punch card in advance and get one visit free. Leave your brothers and sisters home and come enjoy an afternoon set aside for just you and other middle school teens. 

Antioch Recreation staff will provide supervision throughout the afternoon.  For more information call the Recreation Department at 925-776-3050.

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