Definitely hot fun in the summertime

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Carnival

This July 4 was a great day to take a running slide down a wet, cool, slippery track.

It was a July 4 to remember.  The usual great things were there in surplus -- dozens of red, white and blue carts, cooling dips at Lake Clementia, family barbecues.  And there were some unusual things too -- a sprinkle of rain to start the day and a heat record before the day was done. Read more » about Definitely hot fun in the summertime

The schedule for a fun (and hot) July 4

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If the weather forecasters are correct, this July 4 will be a hot one.  So take a little bit of extra care, and make the day just as much fun as every other year -- which means a whole lot of fun.  Here are some tips (and rules) for the day and the schedule of events. Read more » about The schedule for a fun (and hot) July 4

RMA's best holiday lights for 2012

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Here's a video look at 2012's best holiday decorations, as chosen by the Rancho Murieta Association. (Click the arrow to start the show.)  Happy holidays from RM.com!

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Holiday trash and tree pickup schedule

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The Christmas and New Year's holidays impact trash collection in Rancho Murieta, the Community Services District advises.  Also, here are the dates for curbside pickup of Christmas trees.

Christmas week collection:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 25: Collection will be performed on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26: Collection will be performed on Thursday, Dec. 27.
  • Thursday, Dec. 27: Collection will be performed on Friday, Dec. 28.

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Santa steps out of a chopper at CRES

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Santa

The Cosumnes River Elementary School got a visit from Santa Thursday thanks to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, which landed a helicopter on a playing field at the school. Santa made his way to the outdoor assembly as more than 500 students chanted, "Santa! Santa!" The students were gathered to present Marines with the toys they had collected for Toys for Tots and Toys for Troops' Kids.  The kids got a chance to check out the copter too.

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Holiday partying for a good cause

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Gathering as neighbors to help others

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Coat Dinner

Red square Photo gallery: 26 photos from the Coat Dinner

First you donate a gently used jacket, coat, sleeping bag or blanket to help Loaves and Fishes and the Union Gospel Mission provide warmth to someone in need. Then you sit down to a chili and cornbread dinner and the fellowship of friends and neighbors in the brightly decorated social hall of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. That's the Coat Dinner, a tradition that never fails to light up a chilly Friday night close to Christmas. Read more » about Gathering as neighbors to help others

RMA sets start of judging for holiday lights

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The Rancho Murieta Association announced that judging for the annual Holiday Lights Contest begins Sunday and continues through Dec. 14. Ten prizes of $50 each are offered. To win, have your decorations up and the lights on during the judging period. Contest winners will be announced at the Dec. 18 board meeting. Read more » about RMA sets start of judging for holiday lights

Village crafts event opens holiday season

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Village crafts

Hand-knit stuffed animals and hats with a touch of whimsy were Shirley Ochoa's stock-in-trade at the Murieta Village Craft Faire and Bake Sale Saturday as local crafters offered shoppers a variety of baked goods, jams and jellies, gourd art, knitted items and holiday decorations. The annual event at the Village Clubhouse marks the start of the holiday season in Rancho Murieta. Read more » about Village crafts event opens holiday season

No need to wait for Halloween

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Trick or treat

Red square See nine more photos of the trick-or-treaters

Getting the jump on the other trick-or-treaters, the kids from Rancho Murieta Learning Center toured Murieta Plaza Wednesday morning, spreading smiles at every stop. Here they get treats from Glenn Easley of Ace Hardware. Read more » about No need to wait for Halloween

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