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BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
to Mr. Wille for capturing the current demolition Wilson High's Stephens Field
During the renovation,
all Wilson's home football games will be held at Long Beach Veterans' Stadium
Send Check to:
Skip Rowland Bench Fund
1134 Palo Verde Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90815
check payable to "Partners of Parks"
and note "Rowland Bench" on the memo line.
Any questions, please call Ed at (562) 706-5641
This just in from Hugh Prichard in Eugene, OR: "Hi
Jeri in Lil’ Saigon. I know your wildlife is different from mine… Today’s special
avian visitor was a Pileated woodpecker, the largest kind. She was a beauty! Pretty rare, even in my Bog. I see
one every few years. Love and Moochies, Hugh E."
(Although John Mauger
has lived in Orange Co for years,
spent a day showing his family that his HOMETOWN rocks.)
August 4th, my daughter April came to visit with her children Jeffrey, London and little Holland. I wanted to show
them where I grew up so I gave them the grand tour of Long Beach including Hilltop Park for a city panorama view, Mrs. Chapman's
Angel Food Donuts, Queen Mary and Shoreline Village, Lee School, Jefferson and Wilson as well as LBCC. Fun was had
by all and we even watched the fishermen bring in their catch on the pier.
|London, April, Jeffrey
At Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, you can
purchase a paver brick with 1, 2 or 3 lines and they place for you (I assume forever). I bought this one for me and
my brothers 20 years ago, when first offered,
and at the time the funds went to maintain the park & city library.
DATELINE: NEWARK, CALIFORNIA
FROM MARLA DAVIS BLOWERS
|RUSS AND MARLA BLOWERS (RIGHT) WITH A FRIEND
LET'S "FINISH THE FIGHT"
the weekend of July 19 - 20, 2014, our little town of 43,500 people held a Relay for Life and raised over $75,000. My family
and I are members of the Newark Optimist Club. Our club joined with the Newark Rotary Club to form a team. We
set up camp, spent the entire day, and a few hardy souls walked throughout the night. The event was held on our high
school track lined with luminarias in honor/support of those who have survived or are battling cancer, and in memory of
those who lost their battle against cancer. This year's theme was "Finish the Fight", oh that we could!
Our team had a mini-fundraiser during which we painted fingernails an outrageous shade of "Relay Purple"
for a $2 charge. Women and men lined up to help our clubs raise money. It was such fun! Members also made donations
and got sponsors. Our top walkers included: my husband Russ, who walked 16 miles; daughter Jennifer who walked 20 miles;
and daughter Monica who walked 13.5 miles.
Russ was voted "Most Inspirational Survivor" for beating
prostate cancer and several serious skin cancers. He is my hero! He was also our Team Captain!
|RUSS, MARLA, AND DAUGHTER JENNIFER
As for me, I made several laps on my
buzz-around scooter and took photos...Yes, I'm wearing a huge bra for the "Bras and Bubbles"
I was the lucky one who went home to sleep on Saturday night, while
my family walked and walked and walked.... It was a wonderful weekend where our city spirit was at its best! Let's knock
cancer O-U-T !
BOB CHRISMAN IN PRINCEVILLE, HAWAII
Looking at these finish line pictures, one can deduce
that I either FINISHED 1st or I was just "Finished "after the 2-mile Hanalei Bay race. I'll let you be
Actually, I finished 5th in the 60 - 70 age group but
in another 1.5 years, I promise to finish 1st in my Division. - Bob
Prichard in Eugene, Oregon
August 20, 2012
may be familiar with the
strident protest rides which take place from time-to-time called 'Critical Mass.' You know,
angry people who want to prove just
how cool it is to be mad, naked, and on a bike blocking traffic."
"Well, in Eugene, a couple of friends organized its polar opposite.
'Kidical Mass' is for families and we ride through the streets obeying the law and tinkling our bells. It is just the
There were probably 75 or more of us yesterday, many in cargo bikes," as you see in the picture above."
Want a smoothie?
This is a Bicycle-blended
smoothie which was created
and poured along the route.
The blender is hooked up to the front tire of the
on a trailer being pulled by more bikes.
A very creative vehicle
Some of the participants