Tournament and dinner will help Red Cross

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ERVThe American Red Cross is partnered with the Country Club to hold the Drive Fore Disaster Relief dinner and golf tournament Sept. 13-14. The event will raise funds for the good work of the Red Cross, in particular to help buy a new Emergency Response Vehicle for the Red Cross in this area. Read more » Read more » about Tournament and dinner will help Red Cross

You get a second chance at pet microchipping

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Dog chipping

From left, Girl Scouts Abby Donnalley, Kaydence Farnsworth and Faith Hawkins, all 10, visit with the dogs waiting to get identity microchips Sunday afternoon at the Gazebo. Unfortunately, there was a communications breakdown with the SPCA ... and its chipping van didn't show up. After 45 minutes, with a waiting list 18 names long, and lots of dogs and one cat on hand, the Rancho Murieta Association explained the situation and said the event would be rescheduled soon. But the Girl Scouts, from Troop 1568, did well with their wishlist collection for animals: Among the items collected were dog and cat food, animal toys, a fur trimmer and a large dog crate. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about You get a second chance at pet microchipping

Bandits take trophy with 15-9 win

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Grand slam

Chris “Sauce” Ross connects for a grand-slam home run at Stonehouse Park Sunday, powering the Rancho Murieta Bandits to a 15-9 win and another Gold Country Vintage Base Ball trophy. In addition to the grand slam, Ross pitched five innings. The Bandits, 8-2 in league play, defeated the Repressa Pioneers, who had the league’s best record at 9-1. The game is played by the rules (and with the equipment) of baseball in the 1880s. Click photos for larger images.

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Marketplace will raise funds for fire victims

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Farmers marketRancho Murieta Marketplace – the Saturday-mornings market at 14670 Cantova Way – will hold a fundraiser for the Northern California fire victims Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the regular vendors and vegetables and fruits, there will be an hourly raffle, barbecue, music, fire trucks and local service organizations. You can donate by cash, credit card or check. All proceeds will go to the Northern California Wildfire Relief Fund. There's more information at the Marketplace Facebook page. Read more » about Marketplace will raise funds for fire victims

RM Bandits play for league title Sunday

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The Rancho Murieta Bandits, our local entry in the Gold Country Vintage Base Ball league, will play for the league championship 10 a.m. Sunday at Stonehouse Park, taking on the Repressa Pioneers. The Bandits have won eight consecutive league championships and five California Cup titles, which pits the Gold Country champion against the two Bay Area league champs. What’s “vintage base ball”? They play with 1880s equipment and rules. Here’s a 2013 video look at the Bandits:

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Your Neighbors: A gig at Meadowlands

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Mask

Local girl makes good: Gracie Cann, a 16-year-old Murietan, will be performing with her band, Mask, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Meadowlands. Mask, made up of students from Christian Brothers and Jesuit high schools, performs music from the likes of Sammy Hagar, Tom Petty, Journey, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Queen and more. They’ve been performing at breweries and wineries, especially in West Sac, but this is their first gig within shouting distance of Gracie’s home. In addition to Gracie, the band’s vocalist, who’s second from right here, Mask members are Dean McCord, David Chrisman, Natalie Chrisman and Nick Adams. Read more » about Your Neighbors: A gig at Meadowlands

New to photography, but doing very well

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Paul Anderson

He is winning recognition for his work, but Paul Anderson has only been shooting photos seriously for two years. (Click photos for larger images.)

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If your summer travels take you downtown to the State Fair, keep an eye out for the photographic work of Paul Anderson, a Rancho Murieta neighbor whose work appears often here at RanchoMurieta.com. Two of his photos are being honored at the fair. Read more » Read more » about New to photography, but doing very well

Cars and Coffee is Saturday morning

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The July installment of Cars and Coffee takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Country Club's lower parking lot. The first-Saturday event, which began in May, gives people with collectible cars a chance to display their hobby pieces and share stories with other car nuts. Everyone's welcome to look around. Here's a video from the first Rancho Murieta Cars and Coffee, held in May. Read more » about Cars and Coffee is Saturday morning

Troop 633 fundraising car wash Saturday

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Boy Scout Troop 633 will hold a fundraising "Car Wash for Camp" Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the RMA Building parking lot. They'll accept your donation for their car-washing services. Read more » about Troop 633 fundraising car wash Saturday

Garrett Fong earns rank of Eagle Scout

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Eagle ceremony

Fong familyRancho Murieta’s bumper crop of Eagle Scouts continued Monday night as Garrett Fong was awarded the rank of Eagle in a ceremony at Rancho Murieta Community Church. That's Troop 633 Scoutmaster Brian Correia, left, speaking of the qualities of Garrett, who's flanked by his mother, Karen, and father, Kenton, the assistant scoutmaster. Almost 100 people were on hand for the ceremony and refreshments afterwards. There was a slide show of Garrett’s years in scouting, in which, as Correia pointed out to laughter, you could see Garrett getting taller and his father getting grayer. In addition to hugs and thanks for his parents, Garrett thanked scout mentors all the way back to his Cub Scouts days, his Future Farmers of America advisor and the men who helped him with welding work for his Eagle project. For that project, Garrett, who’s 17, designed and built four permanent recycling bins to be placed in community parks. He’s an incoming senior at Pleasant Grove High this fall and he hopes to pursue higher education in animal sciences. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about Garrett Fong earns rank of Eagle Scout

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