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A Super Parent in Super-suit and Cape
Super Parent Day strengthens our family-oriented community and makes resource information available to parents who may need help for their families.
Photo courtesy of Marie Youngcain

2nd Annual Super Parent Day

Posted: 7/31/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The 2nd Annual Super Parent Day was held on July 19th at Carmichael Park. This event brings awareness to the Positive Dual Role Models in our communities in and around Sacramento.

The event opened with the Grant High School Drumline, which has been invited to Washington DC to perform in the 2015 4th of July Parade. They were fantastic! Drumline Director James Van Buren is doing a great job with these students. The drumline was followed by Congressman Ami Bera; Mayor of Carmichael, Virginia Stone; and CALEB Dance.

Super Parent Day is one way of helping strengthen our family-oriented community. We make information for resources available to parents who may need to get help for their families.

The next Super Parent Day will be July 18th, 2015 at Carmichael Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Source: Marie Youngcain


Casey McCommell, Tara Cormier, Meisha Jackson, Sierra Bird, Suzi Lawton, Mia Bersola-Isaguirre, Nicolas Barry, Gloria Torres
The Outstanding Youth Colunteer and Volunteer Coordinator nominees at DOVIA’s awards reception: (left to right) Casey McCommell, Tara Cormier, Meisha Jackson, Sierra Bird, Suzi Lawton, Mia Bersola-Isaguirre, Nicolas Barry, Gloria Torres (accepting on behalf of Alex Stamas).
Photo by Jennifer Trovato.

DOVIA Celebrates Sacramento’s Volunteers

By Jennifer Trovato
Posted: 7/24/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Representatives of Sacramento’s volunteer community gathered Thursday, July 18th to acknowledge the dedication, hard work and value of Sacramento’s volunteers. This marked the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) annual awards reception, which was held at the Wellspring Women’s Center in Sacramento.

Youth volunteers and volunteer coordinators were nominated for the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year Award and Outstanding Volunteer Coordinator of the Year Award. All present this evening were either active in the volunteer community or there to support those who were, and the positive energy was a palpable presence in the room.

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'The Eagle' Moon Landing Craft Descending
The Eagle Prepares to Land
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.
Photo courtesy: NASA

Our Connection to the Moon Landing, 1969

By Patricia Johnson, Harvey Williams,
and Terri Pennello
Posted: 7/24/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - July 20th marked the 45th anniversary of the United States landing on the moon; it is important to remember the role Sacramento County played in that historic event. A part of the Saturn V Rocket that NASA launched in 1969, sending astronaut Neil Armstrong on his journey, was initially tested in Sacramento, California before being sent to Florida for launch into space. The Douglas Aircraft Company tested the third stage of the rocket known as S-IVB at its test site, the Douglas Aircraft Sacramento Test Facility, in what is now Rancho Cordova at Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Road. Testing of the S-IVB began in 1963 and was a significant component of the Saturn V Rocket in the future moon missions.

NASA awarded the Douglas Aircraft Company the contract for the Saturn S-IVB lunar vehicle in 1963. This vehicle was needed to support the Saturn 1 program development of the Saturn V Launch Vehicle. The S-IVB was 21 feet in diameter and 59 feet in length, and would be the third stage of the giant Saturn 1B vehicle with a payload capacity of 37,000 pounds. The Saturn 1 vehicle’s primary objective was to develop a large two-stage vehicle for use in earth orbit operations. The S-IVB was a single stage liquid propellant (liquid oxygen and hydrogen) vehicle with a Rocketdyne 233,000 pound thrust engine capable of restarting in outer space.

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California Institute of Jewelry Training

By Sarah Banks
Posted: 7/24/2014

Gonzalo Forero, Larry Pegden, Cici Yim, Dee Rouse Huth, and Mel Huth
Recent Master Valuer™ graduates Gonzalo Forero of Arkansas and Larry Pegden of Washington DC, display some examples of rare jade with jade specialist Cici Yim (center), director and founder of CIJT Dee Rouse Huth, and instructor Mel Huth.

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The atmosphere of excitement is palpable at the California Institute of Jewelry Training (CIJT). Students lean over benches, busily wielding torches as the murmur of happy chatter hums along with the sound of Foredom drills as they learn to become Master Jewelers. Part of the growing excitement comes not only from their recent move from Carmichael to Fair Oaks, but the school’s new business model and fresh focus.

Touted as the first jewelry school west of Chicago, CIJT recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with an open house that showed off their new location. At the celebration, CIJT’s talented staff and students displayed off their skills with artisan demonstrations like gem stone carving and wax carving. Alumni and friends came to help celebrate, and representatives from both the Fair Oaks and Carmichael chambers were there to commemorate the occasion with a ribbon cutting.

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Competitor Celebrates Completing the Kayaking Segment of Eppie's Great Race
The EGR participants run 5.82 miles, cycle 12.5 miles, and paddle boats 6.35 miles on a racecourse located on and alongside the American River Parkway.

41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race

Special Tributes to Founder Eppie Johnson

Posted: 7/17/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The 41st annual Eppie’s Great Race, known as “The World’s Oldest Triathlon,” is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014. The first Eppie’s Great Race post-Eppie Johnson’s passing in 2013, the 41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race will include both the traditional event as well as special tributes, events, and fun memorabilia celebrating Eppie Johnson’s life and his community contributions such as, Eppie’s Great Race (EGR), and the Eppie’s Kids Duathlon. However, new, modern elements have also been added to this year’s EGR, such as new technology and updated EGR sports gear to provide a better and more fun experience for the participants and fans. Organizers also are proud to report that the 2014 EGR will remain on its traditional, American River Parkway racecourse due to positive spring rains and American River water flow projections for July.

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Doug Ose, Jeannie Bruins, and Tamara Barbu-Brown with Pageant Winners
Congressional candidate Doug Ose and Citrus Heights City Councilor Jeannie Bruins (second right) met pageant winners at a recent joint chamber of commerce gathering at Northridge Country Club. Regional pageant director (right) is Tamara Barbu-Brown. Carmichael, Orangevale, Citrus Heights and Fair Oaks Chambers of Commerce hosted the event.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Crowning Around

Beauty and Business Blend at Chamber Mixer

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/10/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Chambers of commerce recently joined forces for their annual “joint mixer” event at the Northridge Country Club.

The event was hosted by the Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, and Orangevale Chambers. More than 250 business members rubbed elbows with community leaders. Local Beauty pageant winners dressed up the event in tiaras and evening gowns. Their leader, Tamara Barbu-Brown, recently stepped into the pageant director role after the death of Chamber supporter and pageant legend Mary Purvis of Citrus Heights.

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Stanford Youth Solutions Raises over $100,000 at Annual Wine Auction

Posted: 7/3/2014

Laura Heintz, Jameelah Aleen, Nyima Allen, and Guest
Stanford Youth Solutions CEO Laura Heintz, Family Honoree Jameelah Aleen and daughter Nyima Allen and guest.

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Stanford Youth Solutions, formerly Stanford Home for Children, raised more than $100,000 at their 9th annual signature event, Vintage 2014, A Magical Night in the Emerald City on May 1, 2014 at the North Ridge Country Club. Thanks to the support and generous contributions of numerous event sponsors and in kind donors, nearly 2,400 young people and family members who utilize Stanford Youth Solutions’ programs and services throughout the year will be equipped to inspire sustainable change and be empowered to solve serious challenges together.

Proceeds from the event directly support Stanford Youth Solutions’ innovative, proven national models of care and otherwise unfunded programs like Lifeline, which funds critical needs for the youth and families served by the agency.

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Paul Scholl

Grand Appreciation

By Paul V. Scholl
Posted: 7/3/2014

Thank you to the wonderful people of Carmichael.

In July of 2006, the Messenger Publishing Group was born with the first issue of the American River Messenger. I purchased the Carmichael Times shortly thereafter and began to transform it into a community newspaper. And the community began to transform me.

Over these years, MPG has been able to support local non-profits, local groups, churches, and events with over $300,000 in donations. Giving back to the community was always part of the business plan, and it always will be.

Thank you to the Carmichael Elks for choosing me as their Grand Marshal of this year’s 4th of July parade and as their Citizen of the Year. It is a great honor to be recognized as both.

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She Got the Sheriff

Surprise Capture for New Deputy

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/26/2014

Henry Wirz Receives Salvation Army’s 2014 Spirit of Caring Award

Posted: 6/26/2014

The Females Must Get Through

Women Riders Honor Pony Express Legend

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/19/2014

Life Changes in an Instant

By Paul V. Scholl
Posted: 6/12/2014

Wild Things a Wild Success for Effie Yeaw

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/12/2014

Interfaith Council Awards Honors at Power of One Banquet

By Margaret Snider
Posted: 6/5/2014

Duck Dash to Raise Funds for Music Therapy Program at Sutter Children’s Center

Posted: 6/5/2014


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