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Praise flows as Solano natives earn recognition

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From page A2 | December 07, 2013 |

There’s a heavy youth theme this week as students ranging from high schools to college – and beyond – earned praise for their efforts and achievements. Mixed in was a surprise goodbye to a long-term county employee.

Philippines relief effort exceeds goal

Fairfield High School‘s advanced placement government class has exceeded its goal of raising $1,000 for relief aid to the Philippines.

A donation booth at the high schools Tournament of Champions band review and a bake sale at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City raised a total of more than $600.

Students were able to raise a total of $1,008 and will send the funds to The Salvation Army’s relief points in the Philippines.

Great job by all those involved.

Fairfield native lands film internship

Fairfield native Janae Bassignani landed an internship on an upcoming feature film titled “Car Dogs.”

The independent movie brought in notables such as Octavia Spencer, Nia Vardalos and George Lopez in the acting roles but the entire behind-the-scenes crew, in this working classroom, was made up of Arizona State University students who worked alongside professional cinematographers, producers, designers and artists serving as mentors.

The movie began shooting in November.

Bassignani is fourth-year student at Arizona State University.

Information about the movie can be found at www.facebook.com/CarDogs or www.cardogsmovie.com.

Congratulations to Bassignani.

Board goes off script to allow surprise honor

The Solano County Board of  Supervisors wanted to make certain Tuesday that Patty Crittenden knew it appreciated her years as chief deputy clerk.

Crittenden is retiring at the end of December. Her 28 years of public service consist of 17 years in Solano County and 11 in Yolo County.

But surprising Crittenden at the Board of Supervisors meeting took some doing. Employee appreciation ceremonies show up on the board agenda. Crittenden as chief deputy clerk helps put those agenda materials together.

The county made an exception just this once and made no mention of its appreciation ceremony in the agenda. Supervisors presented Crittenden with a bouquet and words of praise.

“It’s tough to say goodby to someone you depend on every single day,” County Administrator Birgitta Corsello told Crittenden.

Solano artist gets nod from San Jose State

Benicia artist Donna Covey was chosen the December 2013 member of the month by the San Jose State University Alumni Association.

She graduated in 1972 with a bachelor’s of fine arts with a concentration in design.

Recently, at the suggestions of close friends from her days at the college, she painted the school’s landmark Tower Hall on canvas. Her other works include many spots in the Suisun Valley including Gomer School, Rockville Corner and The Vegetable Patch.

Covey’s work can be seen at Ledgewood Creek Winery through the end of the month. Her website is www.djcovey.com.

Girls Circle volunteer earns praise

Tonya Kent‘s work as a Girls Circle volunteer at the Fairfield Police Activities League won praise Tuesday at the City Council meeting.

Police Chief Walt Tibbet said Kent will always be a part of the PAL and she was presented with flowers.

“Thank you setting such a high standard for the rest of us to follow,” Councilman John Mraz told Kent.

Barry Eberling, Amy Maginnis-Honey, Ryan McCarthy and Susan Winlow contributed to this report. Do you have some good news to share? Send it to Glen Faison at [email protected]

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Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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