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The pedestrian bridge and a big local fish received attention in national publications this month, school children received dictionaries, and volunteers received thanks. Read about your neighbors and Rancho Murieta’s claims to fame here.

Rancho Murieta makes the news

The pedestrian bridge that connects the North and South is featured in Structure Magazine this month. The article contains photos of the bridge, and can be seen here.

Murietan Randy Jenco, whose company, Viking Construction, built the bridge, talks about the construction process in a RanchoMurieta.com multimedia presentation available here.

Rancho Murieta Association Assistant General Manager Danise Hetland was the project manager.

The October/November issue of North American Fisherman contains an article about the record-setting bluegill an Elk Grove man caught in Lake Calero in June. The fish weighed three pounds, 13.6 ounces, and set a state record. It was 14.3 inches in length and 18.5 inches in girth.

“Bluegills of this size are very rare in California,” the article notes. A typical bluegill is seven to eight inches in length, according to the article. The listing for the record bluegill can be seen on the California Department of Fish and Game web site.

ETC thanks volunteers with a party

ETC party

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture handed out prizes at its gathering to thank volunteers.

Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta held a party Sunday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building in honor of the volunteers who offer their assistance for the ETC summer concert series.

 In addition to food and wine, the festivities included a drawing for items that will come in handy for next year’s entertainment events at Lake Clementia Amphitheater -- wine carriers, totes, picnic baskets and blankets embroidered with the ETC logo.

Kiwanis Club presents dictionaries to CRES third-graders


Students Hailey Trent and Daniel Merten look at their dictionaries with third grade teacher Sarah Adams. (Photo: Jack Seigal)

The Kiwanis Club presented the 78 third-graders at Cosumnes River Elementary School with their own dictionaries recently.

Kiwanis Club President Al Dolata said the presentation is part of a national program that recognizes a dictionary as an essential tool for a quality education. He noted it’s the third year that the club has participated.

"It is our plan to present dictionaries to all future CRES third graders at the beginning of each academic year with the hope that our dictionary project will help enhance student performance over time,” Dolata said.

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