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Martinez Library got lucky!

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Ruth Boyer is our head librarian! Ruth is a non-stop bundle of energy and ideas. She showed Rotary her “musical bananas” during a recent meeting of the Martinez Rotary. Real bananas. Touching them makes music. The educational “thing of it” is that her …

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Kiwanis Club of Martinez turns 90

Kiwanis Club of Martinez members shared cake and champagne in celebration of receiving its Kiwanis International Charter on April 15, 1926, making the local chapter 90 years old. Speaker for the occasion was Justin Gomez of States Coffee & Mercantile, which roasts its own coffee beans and offers a selection …

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Several Martinez schools on ‘Gold Ribbon Schools’ list

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 758 elementary schools in California have been selected as 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools, an awards program which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. The program recognizes some of the state’s most exemplary public schools. Contra …

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Obituary: Jay Neal Archibald

Jay Neal Archibald April 24, 1942 – April 3, 2016 Jay Neal Archibald, a long time Martinez resident, passed away early Sunday morning April 3 with his wife Janet at his side after having suffered a massive stroke Friday morning. He was 73. Besides Janet, he is survived by son …

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Martinez to celebrate John Muir birthday, Earth Day April 23

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Earth Day 2016 celebrations being held locally will mark many milestones and much progress in the environmental movement that can be traced back to the labors of John Muir, whose name graces the national historic site in Martinez. The National Park …

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‘Future Chef’ winner …

Lucy Fassl-Lemons (pictured) was the winner of the Sodexo Culinary Competition Cook-Off held at John Muir Elementary School in Martinez Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The competition allowed students to submit healthy breakfast recipes and later create them for a panel of judges. Each young finalist received a plaque, recipe book, …

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Grandma Baby Shower celebrates infant project

Program at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center that sends newborn infants home with layettes in need of donations The 18th annual Grandma Baby Shower was held last month by the members of Priscilla Circle, First Congregational Church of Martinez. Two big bags of baby items were donated to the Newborn Infant …

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Artists of the Week: The Sharmans

By HANNAH HATCH Martinez Tribune I met artists Tim and Susan Sharman recently, at their beautiful art-filled home built in 1916. The two compiled a huge collection of their work, other works they admired and a library of books. I came to the realization that these inspirational artists were my …

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Rotary Report: Community Services Bureau visits Martinez Rotary

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Contra Costa County has a really strong Head Start Program. Head Start is a program to help pre-kindergarten kids be healthy and fit into society. Contra Costa County’s program is diverse. It currently provides services to some 1,800 kids. The program works with …

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Soroptimist inductees …

Newly inducted members of Soroptimist International of Martinez include (from left): Bev Gomer, District II Director; new members Monica Sanders, Sara Lawson, Linda Shahade and Lynn Enea. The members were recently inducted by Soroptimist Governor Bobbi Enderlin (far right). (GAY GERLACK / Courtesy)

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