Blood drive will address past and future needs

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Blood driveWhen an event like the Las Vegas shooting occurs, there’s a rush to donate blood, which is a good thing. BloodSource, our local blood bank, reminds everyone that the key to saving lives is to have blood already on hand in time of need. You can help accomplish that by being part of a community blood drive, staged by the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club, Monday afternoon at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church on Cantova Way. Read more » Read more » about Blood drive will address past and future needs

Start planning donations to Sweats for Vets

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The holidays aren’t far off, so it’s time to start thinking about Sweats for Vets, the annual collection effort headed up by Kiwanis. They’re seeking items for men and women – sweat shirts (and sweatpants and jackets), thermal underwear, sports bras, socks, warm gloves and hats, jackets, blankets and tennis shoes. Items will be donated to the Sacramento V.A. Medical Center at Mather. Drop off your donations by Dec. 10 at the Rancho Murieta Business Center.  Read more » about Start planning donations to Sweats for Vets

'Best of Murieta' for a whole year

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Buck and fuzzy rack

Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces, the neighbor group that's trying to influence development, has released a 2018 "Best of Murieta" calendar, designed to highlight some of the beauty of Rancho Murieta and to spread the SOLOS message about the need to preserve it. The calendar features the photography of Murietans Bill Gengler, Tim Leesley and Paul Anderson. Anderson took this remarkable shot. The calendar, available now, is $20 and can be ordered by sending a request to contact@solosrm.org. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about 'Best of Murieta' for a whole year

A sure sign of autumn – Blues & Brews

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Blues and Brews

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A golden autumn afternoon set the scene for the Kiwanis Club’s 14th annual Blues & Brews event at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Saturday. The celebration featured plenty of brews for the crowd to sample (and some wines, too), plus games, raffles, food trucks and live music from an award-winning blues band, Matt Rainey & The Dippin' Sauce. The event is one of the main fundraisers for the Kiwanis Club, which provides Kids Fishing Day, the Easter Egg Hunt, the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and other community activities. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A sure sign of autumn – Blues & Brews

Cosumnes is topic at SOLOS annual meeting

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SOLOS meeting

Three dozen people gathered at the Rancho Murieta Association Building Wednesday night for the annual membership meeting of Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS), which tries to influence development. They heard a presentation by Melinda Frost-Hurzel, physical engineer with the Cosumnes River Watershed Coalition. She spoke about the group’s work and the river, which faces a range of challenges. Frost-Wurzel said she visits Rancho Murieta often to participate in fish counts. Last year, she said, 1,247 salmon were counted on the fish ladders here. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Cosumnes is topic at SOLOS annual meeting

'Tuscan Sun' inspires Women's Club's fashions

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Fashion Show

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Models took a bow Wednesday at the conclusion of the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club fashion show. The theme was "Under the Tuscan Sun." The annual show is a club favorite and played to a packed room at the Country Club,  with Women's Club members modeling fashions from nine shops. The co-chairs were Michelle Hubbell and Vickie Joyner. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about 'Tuscan Sun' inspires Women's Club's fashions

Ice cream from your memories to theirs

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Ice cream truck

From the childhoods we all knew, the Rancho Murieta Optimists sent their ice cream truck around the community Saturday – an annual, start-of-school event – and prompted a nice collection of smiles by kids. Alicia Correia was in the hot seat (the one leaning out the window) as the kids deliberated about the frozen choices available. Correia says they sold 300 treats, with the big sellers being the Red, White and Blue Bomb and the Cookies 'n' Cream. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Ice cream from your memories to theirs

Annual ice cream truck visit is Saturday

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Ice cream truckThe Optimist Club's ice cream truck will make its annual cruise around Rancho Murieta starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The truck will use the same route as last year (North map and South map). You’ll be able to track the truck’s real-time location here at RanchoMurieta.com. The truck will have a range of frozen treats – Strawberry Shortcake, Cookies ‘n’ Cream, Sour Blue Raspberry, Fudge Bar and more – for $1 (or more if you want to help fund the day). The truck will begin on the South, spend a few minutes at Murieta Plaza, and a few minutes more at the North Gazebo, then conclude its route on the North. Read more » about Annual ice cream truck visit is Saturday

Honored for 25 years of watching our kids

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Blood drive

Blood drive volunteers honor one of their own. From left are Gail Barber, Stephanie Kresse of BloodSource, Sue Kjome, honoree Fran Mendenhall, Bonnie Kirschman and Pat Carroll. (Click photo for larger image.)

BloodSource, the community blood bank that stages Rancho Murieta’s quarterly blood drives, took a minute during Monday’s drive to honor neighbor Fran Mendenhall, who has been handling child-care duties at our community's blood drives for 25 years. Read more » Read more » about Honored for 25 years of watching our kids

Give blood, get ice cream and biscuits

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Rancho Murieta's blood drive takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church on Cantova Way, sponsored by the church and Rancho Murieta Women's Club. Participants will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream, a coupon from Meadowlands Kitchen and Bar for an order of biscuits and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for a flight out of Rancho Murieta Airport with Smith's Aviation. Read more » Read more » about Give blood, get ice cream and biscuits

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