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Central Solano community spirit in spotlight

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From page A2 | February 22, 2014 |

The sense of community is certainly on display.

A Fairfield teen is now an Eagle Scout. Community groups came through for those in need. Top performers advance in Vacaville. Finally, puppy power is on display as another round of specialized training is set to begin.

That’s a quick wrap of the latest good news to hit these pages.

Fairfield teen earns Eagle rank

Connor Ng of Boy Scout Troop 100 in Fairfield was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this month. It’s the highest available rank in Boy Scouts.

Ng officially completed his Eagle Scout requirements – service project and merit badges – on Jan. 26 and received his award Feb. 3. His Eagle Scout project involved building tiger pens at a local nonprofit wildlife preserve.

Congratulation to Ng on this outstanding achievement.

Community, Methodist Women support nonprofits

The United Methodist Women unit of Fairfield’s Community United Methodist Church recently provided $10,500 in donations to support three local charitable organizations.

Claudia Humphrey of LIFT3 Support Group was given $3,500 to support her organization’s domestic violence shelter. Shalon Maral of the Girl Scouts of Northern California was given $3,500 to support the organization’s Got Choices program for girls in juvenile hall. Samina Masood and the Rev. Todd Bertani of Heather House were given $3,500 to support their organization’s homeless shelter.

Arletta Cortright reports that money was raised during the United Methodist Women’s Community Angels Holiday Boutique and at the 2013 quilt drawing, and represented record-setting community support for the fundraisers.

Congratulations to those who supported these important fundraisers, and to the Methodist Women for selecting such worthy recipients.

Odd Fellows give boost to Meals on Wheels

Members of Suisun City International Order of Odd Fellows Chapter No. 78 gave $1,000 to the Solano County Meals in Wheels program during a presentation at the Meals on Wheels facility in Suisun City.

Cliff Tillotson reports that’s the estimate of how much it costs the Meals on Wheels program to help feed one local senior citizen for a year.

The Fairfield-Suisun City chapter of Odd Fellows has been active locally for 157 years.

Great job!

Singer-Songwriter winners advance

The winners of the third night of Vacaville’s 2014 Singer-Songwriter competition have been announced.

They are Johnny & Amanda and Angel Avenue. Both will move on to the finals March 19 at Theatre DeVille, 308 Main St. in Vacaville.

Competition continues with Wednesday’s installment at Fuso Italian Restaurant, 535 Main St. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with cut off at 6:50 p.m. unless the 10 spots are filled first.

For more information, go to www.downtownvacaville.com or call 451-2100.

Valero kicks in cash for dental clinic

Valero Benicia Refinery will help bring a free dental/oral health clinic April 25-26 at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo.

The refinery donated $30,000 raised through charity golf tournaments to the Solano Coalition for Better Health. The coalition in turn is contributing $10,000 of this money for the dental clinic. That in turn is bringing a $10,000 match from First 5 Solano.

Solano County is working with the California Dental Association Foundation to put on the clinic. The Solano County Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to accept the $10,000 donation. It meets at 9 a.m. at the county Government Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield.

Puppies, owners pass training program

Nine Solano County puppies and their owners tested and passed the American Kennel Club STAR puppy training class.

STAR stands for “socialization, training, activity and a responsible owner.”

“The AKC STAR Puppy program teaches dogs and their owners the first important steps to becoming responsible members of the community,” said Linda Wendorff of the Chief Solano Kennel Club. The puppies enrolled in a training class. The program is open to all dogs of any breed or variety before their first birthday.

The next seven-week class begins Tuesday. For more information, call 446-7492 or visit www.chiefsolanokennelclub.org.

Mike Corpos, Susan Winlow, Brad Stanhope, Barry Eberling and Glen Faison contributed to the column. Do you have some good news to share? Send it to Glen Faison at gfaison@dailyrepublic.net.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is the Daily Republic's news editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 17 years as a sports editor and three years as the associate editor before spending three years away from the newspaper (though continuing as a columnist). He returned in December 2010 as news editor. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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