Thursday, November 27, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Teen earns Eagle Scout rank; crab feeds begin

By
From page A2 | January 04, 2014 |

A new Eagle Scout, volunteer cleanup, top volleyball team, community assistance and the start of crab feed season highlight this week’s compilation of good news and deeds in the community.

On with the news . . .

Fairfield teen earns Eagle Scout rank

Fairfield resident Bobby Andersen recently passed his board of review to earn the rank of Eagle Scout with local Boy Scout Troop 182.

Andersen completed three projects for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church – repainting the red curbs in the church’s parking lot with paint supplied by the Knights of Columbus after working at one of their fundraisers; building a bookcase with doors and a lock for the Faith Formation classes through a donation from Home Depot and installing a large cabinet with doors and a lock for the TAG Youth Group through another special donation from Lowe’s.

He is the son of Jaye and Rob Andersen and grandson of Jean Hamilton.

According to his grandmother, Bobby volunteers as an usher during Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, helps in children’s church or nursery at Real Life Church in Fairfield and works with the Matt Garcia Foundation to clean downtown Fairfield, in addition to his Scouting.

He also plans to volunteer on the next Habitat for Humanity building in Fairfield.

Foundation cleans downtown for last time in 2013

The Matt Garcia Foundation gathered more than 50 volunteers for the nonprofit’s final cleanup of downtown Fairfield a week ago.

The group gathers at 9 a.m. the final Saturday of each month at the downtown Starbucks and heads out to clean. This time, they covered Texas Street from Jefferson Street to Fifth Street, then Allan Witt Park, including the skateboard park.

Teresa Courtemanche, president of the foundation and mother of slain City Councilman Matt Garcia, said the foundation collected around six tons of garbage and debris and clocked 1,500 volunteer hours during 2013.

A great job by the Matt Garcia Foundation and all the volunteers who gather to clean the town and honor the memory of Garcia.

Supervisors to honor volleyball team

Vacaville Christian High School’s girls volleyball team is scheduled to be honored Tuesday by the Solano County Board of Supervisors.

The team finished the 2013 season with its first-ever appearance in the Sac-Joaquin sectional finals, its first sectional crown and first-ever NorCal playoff win. Their playoff-ending loss against St. Joseph Notre Dame in Alameda was a narrow one, a Board of Supervisors report said.

Steve Jacobs and Carla Borges coached the team. Eight players are eligible to return next year.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. at the county Government Center at 675 Texas St.

Elks club helps kids, families, seniors

The Vacaville Elks Club continued a 17-year tradition this year by reaching out to the less-fortunate in the community through the Bob’s Kids program – helping more than 150 children, 18 families and 35 seniors.

The Elks gave department store gift cards and toys to the children; food store certificates to families and day bus passes to seniors. The gifts came through donations from Elks members, families and friends, with help from a grant from the Elks National Foundation. There was also a special ice cream sundae sale and a bunko fundraiser, according to Robert C. Meador, the club’s community activities chairman.

Crab feeds about to commence

It’s that time of year ago – time to put on a bib and be careful not to fill up on salad and bread. It’s crab-feed season. Here are a few of the upcoming crab feeds, with more to come.

The Solano County Deputy Sheriffs Association will host a crab feed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 a the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive. Seating begins at 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Ace Chandra or Brian Travis at 646-1197.

Fairfield High School’s Scarlet Brigade Band Boosters host their “Roaring ‘20s Speakeasy” crab feed fundraiser at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Jan. 24 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. There will be crab, pasta, salad, bread and a no-host bar, as well as a silent auction, raffle and entertainment. Advance tickets only. For more information, visit www.scarletbrigade.com or call 438-3065.

First Christian Church in Suisun City will host a feed to benefit Philippine typhoon relief from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at 199 Marina Blvd. There will be crab, pasta, salad and dessert, as well as a silent auction, a raffle and entertainment. Call 916-220-3692.

Boy Scout Troop 100 will have its annual crab feed fundraiser at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Feb. 1 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. There will be crab, pasta, salad and bread. There also will be a dessert auction, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds help offset troop costs for summer camp. For more information, call 422-9384, 386-8953 or email troop100crabfeed@gmail.com.

Barry Eberling and Brad Stanhope contributed to this report. Do you have some good news to share? Send it to Brad Stanhope at bradstanhope@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.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Middle Green Valley plan moves forward

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

 
Veterans ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
New focus on achievement gap of black males

By Mayrene Bates | From Page: A2

 
Vacaville art gallery schedules open house

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

What’s the matter with Kansas Street?

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3, 13 Comments | Gallery

 
Sandbags available in advance of storms

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Governments shut doors for holiday

By Glen Faison | From Page: A4

 
Fairfield police log: Nov. 25, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Suisun police log: Nov. 25, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Weather for Nov. 27, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B12

 
.

US / World

Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Court: No warrant needed to draw parolees’ blood

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: A3

Armored vehicle nixed by Davis ends up in Woodland

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

 
Union focuses on security guards at Apple

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Obama gets the bill for White House Thanksgiving

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel ‘a little hairy’

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Canada police arrest ex-radio host in sex case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Small crowd protests in Oakland for third night

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

 
Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12, 2 Comments

 
.

Living

Today in History: Nov. 27, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

 
Community Calendar: Nov. 27, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscope for Nov. 27, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
Nursing homes full of opportunities for giving

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
With shake-ups, AC/DC perseveres with album, tour

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

875 hours of holiday programming on TV last year

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
Missing model-restaurateur B. Smith found in NYC

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13, 1 Comment

Tom Hanks, wife to host Christmas tree lighting

By The Associated Press | From Page: A13

 
.

Sports

Panda heads put away with Sandoval’s departure

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
All City football: Vikings sweep top honors

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Seahawks, 49ers meet for 1st time this season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
NFL might not flex any Sunday night games in 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

San Francisco’s bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Sharks sign emergency backup goalie

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Spurs’ Popovich undergoes medical procedure

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
AP source: Tomas in process of deal with D’backs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Smith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Raiders’ Woodson expects to play in 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Curry, 3s too much for Magic; Warriors win 111-96

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Atletico Madrid, Arsenal reach knockout phase

By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

 
.

Business

FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
US new home sales up 0.7 percent in October

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Twitter now tracks other apps you’ve installed

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
.

Obituaries

Dora Maria Aranda

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Adrian Looy

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
.

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Why millennials prefer electronic gift cards

By The Washington Post | From Page: HGG2

How to give holiday gift cards

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG2

How to establish gift spending limits

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG3

Teen gifts: ideas for hard-to-buy-for big kids

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG3

Novice crafter? There’s a project for that!

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG6

Gift ideas for the special seniors in your life

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG6

Time and money-saving holiday gift ideas

By Statepoint Media | From Page: HGG7

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG7

How to save on high-tech gifts

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG10

Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG11

Sharing music: a personal gift made easy by tech

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG12

Great gifts for music lovers

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG13

Kitchen gift-giving made easy with personality profiles

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG14

Great gifts for the family foodie

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG14

Holiday shows abound in Solano County

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: HGG17

Great gifts for people who love to read

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG19

An oft-elusive yet gifty treat: coffee table books

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG19

Steps to take before giving pets as gifts

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG22

2014 holiday toy predictions

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG22

Eco-friendly gift ideas for ‘green’ giving

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG22

Things to consider before buying this holiday season

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG22

Trend-setting gifts for the women on your holiday shopping list

By Brandpoint Content | From Page: HGG23

Gifts to keep kids engaged

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG25

Gift wrap tricks to save time

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG26

Save time and energy with a family gift this holiday season

By Brandpoint Content | From Page: HGG27

Gift exchange dos and don’ts

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG30

Right at Home: gifts you can use – and use up

By The Associated Press | From Page: HGG30

How to send gifts to faraway friends and family

By Metro Creative Graphics | From Page: HGG30