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‘Remember the babies’ this holiday season

Melanie Toledo (at left) and Newborn Infant Project Chairman Beverly Annis, show examples of completed layettes for the Newborn Infant Project at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez. (COURTESY / On File)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As organizations and individuals go about choosing their “holiday giving projects” this year, representatives from the Newborn Infant Project sponsored by the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Martinez, Auxiliary, ask you to please consider the babies this season. Auxiliary Volunteers put together layettes containing crib blankets, receiving ...

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Coastal Cleanup nets ton of trash

Coastal Cleanup volunteers dig in to the picnic-style food prepared by Lynne De Vaney. De Vaney barbecued at Waterfront Park to feed all those participating in the Martinez Coastal Cleanup, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT / Courtesy)

Local volunteers carry on decades- long tradition By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – A crew of about 250 volunteers, from adults to scouting organizations and local school children, have hauled 2,700 pounds of trash from the Martinez shoreline. They filled 370 large garbage bags with fast food ...

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Grace Episcopal Church welcomes new organist

Organist and choirmaster Alfred Gary Evans playing the organ at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez. Hear Evans and the Grace Choir during Sunday morning services, 10 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir  Station Road, Martinez. (BOB BURMAN / Courtesy)

By BOB BURMAN Special to the Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez recently hired a new organist and choirmaster. Alfred Gary Evans comes to the church from Bantam, Connecticut. Evans studied at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut, where he won awards for music theory ...

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