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Rites of Love Bless Chapel

Jesuit Hight Hosts Open Day

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 10/16/2014

Jesuit Chappel
Viewed from Jesuit’s campus, a vast glass wall allows sunlight to paint chapel halls. A 90ft pool reflects light to foyer ceilings.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Carmichael, CA (MPG) - Thousands of Fair Oaks Boulevard commuters witnessed the year-long construction of the Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School. Until the ivory edifice’s recent dedication, its interior remained a mystery.

Initial revelations were reserved for 300 donors to the $16 million project. These supporters witnessed a debut mass that coincided with the 51st anniversary of Jesuit’s first day (September 17, 1963). A public open day followed soon after the dedication. The Chapel of the North American Martyrs is named for eight French Jesuits who gave their lives in service to the 17th century missions to the New World.

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Hot Rods Rev for Families in Need

Story and Photo
By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 10/16/2014

Bev's car show
A “nifty ‘50s” theme was hot stuff for a car show at the Carmichael Oaks Shopping Center.

Carmichael, CA (MPG) - A record 75 classic cars recently formed ranks to help local families in need via Bev’s Angel Project.

From ancient Model T Fords to a WW II jeep and racy Bel Airs, the vehicles were exhibited at the Carmichael Oaks Shopping Center. Live music entertained and scores of hot dogs were consumed. Visitors donated unwrapped toys and bought raffle tickets. Proceeds will support the Angels Project, through which volunteers distribute hundreds of gift baskets for families in need over the Christmas period.

To assist the Bev’s Angel Project, call (916) 342-4689 or write to PO Box 204, Carmichael, CA 95609.

Carmichael Rotary Teams Up With Special Olympics

Posted: 10/16/2014

Bob and Karen from the Rotary
Bob Wood, Special Olympics Soccer coach and Karen Munsterman, Rotary Chairperson.

Carmichael, CA (MPG) - On October 18th at Sierra Gardens Park in Roseville, the 32nd annual Special Olympics Soccer Games will be played. Teams are invited and come from all over the area.

Each year Carmichael Rotary supports the games by supplying 600+ lunches for all of the athletes and coaching staff.

At our Tuesday, September 30th Rotary meeting at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course, Karen Munsterman, Rotary chairperson for the BVDC (Bella Vista/Del Campo) Special Olympics team presented the Carmichael Rotary annual donation to Bob Wood, the team’s head coach, to support many of the team’s needs.

The members of Carmichael Rotary extend an invitation to the public to come out and help us prepare and serve the athletes their lunches and see just how gratifying this task is….and see ROTARY AT WORK!

Source: The Rotary Club of Carmichael

St. John the Evangelist Students Collect Treats for Troops

Posted: 10/8/2014

Young Kids Show the Treats and Useful Items Collected for Troops
Photo courtesy St. John the Evangelist School

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - St. John the Evangelist School in Carmichael spent the month of September collecting items such as granola bars, travel size toiletries, instant oatmeal, and candy to be packaged and sent to troops overseas for the holidays. In total, students collected 149 cans of tuna, 82 fruit cups, 362 packages of oatmeal, 66 granola bars, 15 packages of candy, 26 packages of gum, 194 bottles of hand lotion, 195 bars of soap, 121 packs of toothpaste and mouthwash, 72 bottles of hand sanitizer, 48 packages of lip balm, 38 bottles of shampoo, 19 packages of hand wipes, and 11 other toiletries. In addition to collecting all of the various items, students in grades preschool through 8th grade made individual cards expressing their gratitude for service in our armed forces.

Students expressed how much it meant to be able to send some holiday cheer to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day. The items will be packaged and shipped out in individual care packages so that the troops will receive them before the holidays. Thanks to the suggestion of one of our parents, Melissa Moya, we were able to take on this project as a community and collect items to show our appreciation. It is a reminder to all of us that the simple gestures are the ones that often times mean the most.

Contact Details:
Tosha Tillotson, Principal
5701 Locust Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 481-8845 x216

Source: St. John the Evangelist School

Darrell Corti Shows Choice Olive Oils
Internationally noted grocer Darrell Corti will discuss Italian food for an October 12th “Olive Oil Celebration” in Carmichael. The event will herald Columbus Day.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

It’s Like Choosing a Wife

Join in the Olive Oil Celebration

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 10/9/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - “Choosing an olive oil is like choosing a wife,” advises Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti. “You must be careful with your choice. Unlike a wife though, you can have more than one kind of oil.”

In fact, he advises plural purchases. “One oil does not do everything,” he explains. “For a good experience, you need at least three kinds: light, medium, and one of intense fruitiness.”

The second-generation purveyor of all things delicious at Corti Bros grocery store is—like many of his wines—subtle and somewhat dry. Yet his life-long efforts persuaded the Italian Government to bestow a cavaliere order (the equivalent of an English knighthood) on Corti for opening the American market to many Italian wine and food producers. In his trademark blue grocer’s coat, “Sir Darrell” will be the main attraction during the Italian Cultural Society’s Columbus Day festivities.

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VIPs and Staff Surround Ken Cooley With Dogs At Ribbon-Cutting
Park District VIPs and Canine Corral members recently rejoiced in upgraded dog facilities at Carmichael Park. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (kneeling) took ribbon-cutting honors. Pooch patrons joined the photo-opp.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Who Let the Dogs In?

Off-Leash Facility a Hit with Hounds

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 10/2/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - It’s been a long time coming. But in Carmichael Park recently, every dog had its day.

After 14 years of campaigning and planning, Canine Corral Association and Park District representatives dedicated new canine facilities. No sooner was the ribbon snipped than 80 excited dogs and owners paraded into the play areas. Unleashed, four-legged decorum went to the dogs. Ecstatic canines caroused in a wordless kinship known only to mutt-kind. Plastic bags at hand, owners were well behaved, too. “Good owners make for good dogs,” approved Canine Corral volunteer Joan Lutz. “They clean up. They respect others people’s pets. They support projects that benefit us all—like this.”

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Painters Union, Kelly-Moore Paints Team Up for Charity

Posted: 10/2/2014

Kelly-Moore Paints and Painters' Union Representatives Support Charity Banner in Front of Project House
Thanks to their gracious philanthropic partnership, Kelly-Moore Paints and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) will give Sacramento’s Kiwanis Family House a much-needed facelift prior to the coming fall and winter.
Photos courtesy of Kiwanis Family House

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Thanks to their gracious philanthropic partnership, Kelly-Moore Paints and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) will give Sacramento’s Kiwanis Family House a much-needed facelift prior to the coming fall and winter. On Monday, August 25th, the labor organization will deploy members of its apprenticeship and Job Corps programs to the nonprofit’s facility on the campus of UC Davis Medical Center to begin a month-long effort to repair and paint the exterior of the Kiwanis Family House. Kelly-Moore Paints is donating all of the needed materials.

Chris Christophersen, Business Manager for IUPAT District Council 16, stated “I am extremely proud to see Job Corps, the IUPAT apprenticeship program and the members of District Council 16, along with their Volunteer Activist Committees, coming together on a worthwhile project like the painting of the Kiwanis Family House. I would also like to thank our industry partner Kelly-Moore for its donation of materials for this great cause.”

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Catherine Snow With Broom and Dustpan
Carmichael volunteers will put muscle behind the second annual Beautify Carmichael Day, October 11. Realtor and Carmichael Chamber director Cathryn Snow launched the civic beautification project last year.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Carmichael Comes Clean: October 11th

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 10/2/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - October 11th is earmarked as the second annual “Beautify Carmichael Day.”

Chamber of Commerce director Cathryn Snow will again head the town tidy-up. Her project encourages merchants and residents to take pride in their own territory. Based at the tennis court end of Carmichael Park, clean-up leaders will assign a multitude of projects between 9 and 11 a.m. Volunteers need only bring gloves.

“Our corridor and shopping centers are being beautified but another vital step is simply to pull weeds and pick up trash,” says activist Snow. “It’s good for the community; visitors form impressions from residential streets.”

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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.

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Air Show Honors Triple Ace

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/11/2014

Nifty 50s Classic Car Show

Posted: 9/11/2014

Backyard Babies Spotted

Drought Brings Families Close to Home

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/11/2014

Birthday Boost for Heartthrob

Local Musician Lays Down Tracks for Hollywood Horror Film

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/4/2014

Hummel Conference Coming to Sacramento

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 9/4/2014


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