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Antioch girl shows holiday spirit making and delivering Christmas cards to convalescent homes and hospitalsWednesday, December 4th, 2013
By Linda-Rose Dudley
I thought it would be nice to share a story of a 14 year old girl, Angelica Rose Dudley who is our daughter with a big heart. For three years now, Angelica has joined the volunteers supported by Bank of America in the Hearts for the Holidays where employees, family and friends make Christmas cards from recycled cards and we deliver them to the convalescent homes and/or hospitals in the community, such as Quail Lodge, Cypress Meadows, The Commons at Dallas Ranch, Lone Tree and Antioch Convalescent Hospitals.
Angelica has dedicated many hours over the years making these cards and over time she felt there was something she wanted to change. She wanted to be certain that the cards she hand delivers, going forward will be the cards she has personally made. She set a goal of making 500 cards for 2013 so that she can deliver them, and as she makes her way through, greeting each person with a smile and wishing them happy holidays.
Angelica enjoys the interaction and seeing how happy the residents are to see her. This is a very rewarding experience to be part of this effort and I wanted to take the time to share something positive. We also welcome any recycled Christmas cards for the upcoming years. Happy Holidays! Please contact Linda-Rose Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download the attached flyer with vouchers by clicking here BookFairflyer2013, and use a voucher when making your purchase to support the effort. Thank you!
I invite all residents to attend the Contra Costa Community College District’s 65th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, December 7 starting at Noon and ending at 4 PM at Universal Sports Academy, 330 Ferry Street, Martinez (between Train Station and Water).
From Noon to 1:00 PM there will be a Spoken Program and Toast. We will honor the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for their historic role in creating our District, and recognize Unsung Heroes from the community who are contributing to the success of our students. From 1:00 PM to 4 PM a free community Showcase and Festival will take place that features entertainment, food and information on our programs and services.
The Honorary Chairs are the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Festival Co-Chairs are Ward 2 Trustee Vicki Gordon and Ward 1 Trustee John Márquez.
Additional information is available at the website http://www.4cd.edu/crpa/65th/default.aspx or by emailing Timothy Leong, District Public Information Officer, at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing members of the Antioch City Council and members of the Antioch community at our 65th anniversary event.
Ward 5 Trustee
Enholm represents all or part of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, and nearby unincorporated communities on the Contra Costa Community College District Board.
Over $25K Awarded to Local STEM Programs
The Dow Community Advisory Panel of Dow Pittsburg Operations has awarded six local schools or non-profit organizations grants totaling $25,300 for 2014 programs benefitting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in East Contra Costa County. Dow will host a winter holiday dinner on Monday, December 2, at which all recipients will receive recognition and present a brief summary of their upcoming projects. Media representatives are invited to attend. Please provide advanced notification to Josh Wimble of Dow Public & Government Affairs, and we will send you the event details.
There are two Antioch winners of 2013 Dow Community Grants:
Antioch Middle School (Antioch) “Site Garden Restoration” The grant will allow for the purchase of supplies to build a sustainable learning garden. The sixth grade class that establishes it and following sixth grade classes that maintain it will learn key concepts and principles of agriculture. Needs Addressed: Science, Education, Environment Amount Granted: $5,000
Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (Antioch) “Angel Ears Dog Therapy Program” The grant will support the training and certification of homeless canines to become therapy animals for education assistance of students with learning disabilities. Special reading materials, certifications, grooming materials, reading enclosures and blankets will be purchased to pair these animals with children having difficulty learning to read. Needs Addressed: Education, Environment Amount Granted: $2,500
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The annual tradition continues with the Antioch Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2013 (weather permitting). The event is sponsored by the Sportsmen, Bridge Marina, Dos Rios and Ebony Yacht Clubs. The parade begins at 5:30 PM and the best locations to view are the Antioch Municipal Uril “Compy” Compomizzo Fishing Pier, the Riverview Lodge restaurant and all along 2nd Street in downtown Antioch. The boat parade is free and will have approximately 15 entries. For more information, please contact Georgine Shunk at (925) 757-2226.
There are many talented artists living in East Contra Costa and Antioch’s Umpqua Bank provides an opportunity and venue to share their talents locally. The 3rd exhibit Umpqua Bank exhibit is scheduled for December and January, with a free artist reception on Wednesday, December 4th, from 5-7 PM. The exhibit continues through January 28th, fro 9 AM – 5 PM, excluding holidays. Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree Way. Featured artists for the December / January exhibit are: Eric Hoye, Nina Collosi, Celia Huddleston, Kyoko Campbell, Jolynn LaCasse.
For more information, visit http://art4antioch.org/UmpquaBankExhibit-Dec2013-Jan2014.asp or call Diane Gibson-Gray, (925) 325-9897. ACFA is currently seeking artists for the ongoing exhibit, which changes every two months. The next exhibit timeframe is February / March. If you are and artist interested in participating, please email Diane@Art4Antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.