Little League parade: Third time's the charm

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Parade

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The Cosumnes River Little League mid-season celebration began Sunday afternoon under sunny skies with a jubilant, candy-tossing parade to Stonehouse Park that set the stage for an opening ceremony twice postponed by rainy weather. After the smartly uniformed players assembled on the field and a contingent of planes from the Rancho Murieta Airport flew overhead, CRLL President Blake Carmichael thanked the volunteers who “make it possible for over 250 kids to play baseball and softball,” introduced the teams, and announced the winners of  the $1,000 league scholarships named in honor of two children in the community. Kianah Corey is the recipient of the Christina Rodness Scholarship and Jordan Remington received the Christopher Walters Scholarship. Both are graduating high school seniors and former Little Leaguers. The ceremony concluded with the national anthem, followed by Carmichael leading the crowd in singing “Take Me Out to The Ball Game.” Then it was time for a hot dog lunch. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Little League parade: Third time's the charm

Kinda scary, but it might taste good

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Fishing Day catch

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Seven-year-old Tessa Coleman didn't want to stand too close to the fish she caught, though she was sure she was eating it for dinner. Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day, which happened Saturday after the rain finally stopped, is an annual event that turns Lake Clementia into a classroom so children can put into practice the fishing skills they learn from California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel and Rancho Murieta Fishing Club volunteers. The lake was stocked with 700 pounds of trout – and 1½ pounds of that total is pictured here. Kiwanis Key Club high school students prepared and served hot dog lunches to the crowd. The Fishing Club says the net holding the fish in the beach part of Lake Clementia will be kept up through the weekend, so have at it, fisherpeople. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Kinda scary, but it might taste good

Getting ready for Kids Fishing Day

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Truck stuckA truck from Calaveras Trout Farm showed up Friday morning at Lake Clementia to stock 700 pounds of trout for Saturday's Kids Fishing Day (which will go on rain or shine, according to Kiwanis, the organizer). The stocking took only two shakes of a trout's tail, but the rain pinned the truck in the lakeside mud for a half-hour. A Rancho Murieta Association backhoe rode to the rescue, getting the truck on its way. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about Getting ready for Kids Fishing Day

Kids Fishing Day is on, rain or shine

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Sign-up time is now for Kids Fishing Day, which happens Saturday, rain or shine. This free event for children 5 to 12 years old takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Clementia. Fishing gear and lunch are included. Sign up at Rancho Murieta Business Center in Murieta Plaza. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, RM Business Center, and Fisherman's Warehouse. The Kiwanis says the net that corrals the stocked fish will be left in place through the weekend, so if Saturday morning's weather is rainy, you can try your luck later in the day or on Sunday. Read more » about Kids Fishing Day is on, rain or shine

Must be an egg around here somewhere...

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Hundreds of parents, grandparents and children turned out Saturday to enjoy the Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and family picnic event at Stonehouse Park. In addition to three age-specific egg hunts, with thousands of treat-filled plastic eggs, there were other activities just made for a warm spring day – a petting zoo, a visit from the Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit, balloon and face art, cookie decorating, eating cotton candy and more. The Murieta Dance Company performed a number from its upcoming show to cap the festivities. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Must be an egg around here somewhere...

Little League sets celebration of new season

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Cosumnes River Little League says its opening day celebration, rained out twice this month, will become a mid-season celebration on April 22. There will be a parade, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Murieta Parkway and the first Guadalupe Drive and proceeding over Guadalupe to Pera Drive, Escuela Drive and arriving at Stonehouse Park for the opening ceremony. Read more » about Little League sets celebration of new season

Easter Bunny will hop by on Saturday

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Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Bunny visits Rancho Murieta Saturday, when the Kiwanis Club holds its annual egg hunt and family picnic event at Stonehouse Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. The schedule for the egg hunt is ages 2-4 at 11:40 a.m., ages 5-7 at noon, and ages 8-10 at 12:20 p.m. Activities include the Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit demonstration, a petting zoo, face art and tattoos, cookie decorating, a fire equipment display, and giant bubbles. The Murieta Dance Company will perform at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the egg hunt is free, and tickets may be purchased for food and other activities. Frozen yogurt, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon at the park when the event is over. Read more » about Easter Bunny will hop by on Saturday

Little League cancels Saturday's opening day

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Given the weather forecast and soggy fields, Cosumnes River Little League has canceled Saturday’s opening day parade and the day’s games – the second rainout of 2018’s opening day. The league is looking into the possibility of a mid-season event. Read more » about Little League cancels Saturday's opening day

New playground equipment gets a workout

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Stonehouse playground

Clementia ParkRancho Murieta moms and their kids have discovered that equipment installation is complete at the Stonehouse and Clementia playgrounds. Monday afternoon at Stonehouse, above, a group of moms sat and chatted while the kids worked off some energy giving each other rides on the spinning thingie. Down at Clementia, right, Marjorie Salo turned the home-schooling day to P.E., and Jax, 8; Jonah, 11, and Joy, 13, gave the equipment there a good workout. Last November, the Rancho Murieta Association decided to spend $116,000 for the equipment. Work, which began last month, was promised for completion in March. (Click photos for larger images.) Read more » about New playground equipment gets a workout

Little League postpones Saturday's opening

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Due to weather and field conditions, Cosumnes River Little League says Saturday's opening games and parade to Stonehouse Park have been postponed a week, to March 24. Read more » about Little League postpones Saturday's opening

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