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Fair Oaks EcoHousing Receives Planning Approval for New Neighborhood

By Marty Maskall
Posted: 9/25/2014

Fair Oaks CoHousing Neighbors
Cohousing neighborhoods are composed of privately-owned homes clustered around shared open space and extensive common facilities. The Club House typically includes a dining room, kitchen, workshop space, children’s playroom, guest rooms, and lounge. It is the heart of the neighborhood for a variety of other activities. Cars are parked on the periphery of the site, making the neighborhood more pedestrian-friendly and kid-safe. Future residents are involved in the design and development so that it reflects their needs and priorities, creating a truly custom neighborhood.
Photo courtesy of Fair Oaks Ecohousing

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - Fair Oaks EcoHousing received unanimous approval from the Fair Oaks Community Planning Council (CPAC) on September 3, 2014, by a vote of six to zero. Following Design Review by Sacramento County in September, the project will be reviewed by the Sacramento County Planning Commission. Move-in dates are projected for summer 2016.

Local residents submitted their planning application to Sacramento County on July 21st to request approval of their design for a new environmentally friendly neighborhood on New York Avenue in Fair Oaks. A group of nine families have been working with architect and international cohousing expert, Charles Durrett, on the design of their community.

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Handler Kelsey Weinroth Smiles While Archimedes Gives Us the Eye
Archimedes the owl is an esteemed teacher despite his interrupted education. The raptor and other wild animals will visit the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for an October 5 open day. Archimedes’ handler is Kelsey Weinroth.
Photo by Susan Skinner

October 5th Nature Fest Woos Wildlife

By Susan Skinner
Posted: 9/25/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Archimedes the owl, Spirit the bald eagle, an elk named Tule, and a lynx with the moniker of Mukluk, will journey to Carmichael’s Effie Yeaw Nature Center on Sunday, October 5th.

Their sagas, along with those of bats, snakes, Radar the raccoon, and various raptors, will enlighten visitors during the Nature Center’s annual Nature Fest event. The celebrity presenter will be Gabe Kerschner, a regular guest of NBC’s Tonight Show. Kerschner runs Wild Things Inc., an animal sanctuary in Placer County. He and 60 species of rescued animals offer school programs geared to educate and entertain.

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Three Kovar's Family Martial Arts Members Demonstrate a High Kick
For Founders Day, Carmichael Park celebrations will include martial arts demonstrations, plus music and children’s activities.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Founder's Day to be a “Kick”

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Once a colony, now a proudly unincorporated community in Sacramento County, Carmichael will mark its 105th anniversary on Saturday, September 27th.

A day-long festival in Carmichael Park commemorates the 1909 launch of a real estate venture by town founder Daniel Carmichael. The Georgian-born entrepreneur purchased two large chunks of the old San Juan and Del Paso land grants and carved these into 10-acre blocks. These mini farms were offered to pioneers for around $1,000 each. Before this development, Charles and Mary Deterding farmed the river bottomlands they called San Juan Meadows from 1906. Though they are regarded as the area’s first white settlers, pioneer farms were established in the Coyle and Dewey Avenue areas from the 1860s.The true first inhabitants, Nisenan Maidu villagers, had hunted and fished peacefully along the American River for thousands of years.

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Festival Goers Found Artisan Crafted Breads
Imported from a Los Angeles bakery, artisan breads sold like hot cakes at last Sunday’s Jewish Food Faire in Carmichael.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Beth Shalom Hosts Food Fest

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Supported by congregants and the community at large, the 37th annual food festival at Congregation Beth Shalom supplied fine Jewish cooking to hundreds of visitors.

A fall tradition in Carmichael, last Sunday’s culinary fair filled the synagogue. The aroma of barbecued meats drifted throughout the courtyard and parking areas. Customers purchased breakfast, lunches, and dinners to eat al fresco or to take home.

Shipped from Canter’s famous Los Angeles deli, rye and pumpernickel breads were much-sought treats. Lox and bagels, matzo ball soup, stuffed cabbage rolls, and brisket sandwiches were consumed with relish and crisp kosher pickles. Desserts pastries dripped honey; blinis overflowed with cream cheese.

Learn more about Congregation Beth Shalom events at www.cbshalom.org.


Clarence “Bud” Anderson and Congressman Ami Bera, With Honor Guard and Three Plane Flyby Salute
Triple Ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson (center) was saluted at the California Capital Airshow by an honor guard in vintage uniforms. WW II aircraft performed a fly- past after Congressman Ami Bera (second left) presented commendations to the 92-year- old.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Air Show Honors Triple Ace

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/11/2014

MATHER, CA (MPG) - Arriving at Mather Field by airplane and vintage jeep, ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson was guest of honor at the California Capital Airshow last weekend.

The event saluted more than 100 WWII veteran attendees, whom Congressman Ami Bera called “the greatest nation’s greatest generation.” Among the hundreds of contemporary aircraft at Mather Field, prop-powered fighters from the European and Pacific theaters were soaring war birds. Over two days, their fly-pasts and barrel rolls delighted 100,000 observers at Mather Airport.

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Volunteers Stand Behind Shopping Carts Full of Toys and Donations

Nifty 50s Classic Car Show

Posted: 9/11/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Bev's Angel Project's Annual Nifty 50s Classic Car Show is Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Carmichael Oaks Shopping Center 6456 Fair Oaks Blvd. (corner of Fair Oaks & Marconi), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy(s). There will be raffle prizes, coffee and donuts, hot dog lunch for participants, people's choice award and live rock and roll music provided by Jenny Lynn and her Real Gone Daddies noon to 2 p.m.

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Twin Black-tail Fawns Nibble on Flowers
Munching on flower clippings from a providential compost heap, baby black-tailed deer (and Mom, in the next photo) enjoy a Carmichael backyard refuge.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Backyard Babies Spotted

Drought Brings Families Close to Home

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/11/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Challenged by drought, deer families this year are grazing closer to home—our homes.

Many homes near the American River Parkway have hosted does and fawns. In gardens shade is plentiful, predators less common, and bird baths are handy troughs. Even with current sprinkler restrictions, grazing is lusher than on the parched Parkway.

Rose lovers have mixed feelings about this suburban migration. “I’m usually able to pick bouquets all summer,” bemoaned a gardener near California Ave. “This year, my buds vanish overnight and there are cloven hoofmarks in the flowerbed soil. I use deer spray (a man-made fluid resembling the odor of coyote urine), but it hardly works any more. The deer must be hungrier than ever.”

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Todd Morgan Poses With His Guitar Under a Tree
Homegrown star Todd Morgan poses for a 24th birthday portrait in Carmichael Park.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Birthday Boost for Heartthrob

Local Musician Lays Down Tracks for Hollywood Horror Film

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/4/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - It might be a great leap—nobody ever heard of Steppenwolf before Easy Rider—or a small step toward fame for baby-faced heart throb Todd Morgan. One way or another, having original songs in a movie is a super 24th birthday gift for the young performer.

“It all came out of the blue,” says the Rio Americano graduate. “The movie producers needed original music in the 1950s style. Someone I met at an LA industry trade event told them about me.”

The upcoming movie is called All American Horror. It is independently produced and stars Julia Robert’s brother, Eric Roberts. YouTube has the official trailer. As credits roll, Sacramento rock fans will recognize Morgan hammering at keyboards and singing.

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Hummel Figurine of a Girl Playing a Violin

Hummel Conference Coming to Sacramento

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 9/4/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The 2014 Northwest Inter-Chapter Hummel Conference will be held in Sacramento on September 19th and 20th. The San Francisco East Bay Chapter will host the event at the Embassy Suites-Riverfront Promenade in the heart of Old Town Sacramento.

Registration begins on Friday afternoon and the day concludes with a social gathering featuring “Berta Bingo”. There will be seminars on Saturday and a sit down, plated luncheon will be served. That afternoon a “Swap and Sell” and a “Silent Auction” will take place. Featured items include eight Hummel figurines, two Hummel themed redwood burl clocks, and a handmade Hummel themed lap-quilt made by Wanda Vaughan of the Heart of the Redwoods Chapter. You need not be present to win.

Saturday evening a Gala plated dinner will take place with entertainment featured by the “Bell Choir” of Davis, CA. If you plan to attend, please register early. Call Joan Mumma (925) 447-5164 or Marylee Johnson (916)359-1225, or visit www.mumma.org/hummel/

Source: Northwest Inter-Chapter Hummel Conference


Welcome to My Studio

Art Tour has Palettes for all Palates

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 8/28/2014


Yesteryear Rests Peacefully in Fair Oaks Cemetery

By Richard Perez
Posted: 8/28/2014


Sorcerer’s Apprentice Scores Big

Pre-Teen Wins at Mission Oaks

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 8/21/2014


The Very Best of Regional Watercolor

Posted: 8/21/2014


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