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“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. ” —Herb Caen
“. . . I think about City Council, I look at the men and women - these were people who just wanted to be a part of the community and give something back. . . ”
—Congressman Brad Wenstrup
My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view. —H. Fred Dale
Come Rain or Shine!
Join us at the 124th Cloverdale Citrus Fair! “There’s a lot to do – indoors and out.” at this historic event that offers us “a hometown” experience says CEOBonnie Wlodarczky, who’s career with the Fair began 30 years ago.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” —Cicero
“A sale is something that happens while you are immersed in serving your customer.” —Unknown
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” —Henry Adams
For those of you caught in the August doldrums- when parents have simply run out of ideas of things to do to amuse the kids- there’s hope on the horizon. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will surely delight the whole family. James is the lesser-know and -celebrated cousin to the bestselling, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
In 1961, when James and the Giant Peach was written, most books for children were full of fluffy bunnies and happy times. Dahl’s work was always a bit edgy, highly imaginative, if completely improbably, and fun, fun, fun.
“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support. . .and the greatest things can happen.” —Pete Carroll
“Education is not preparation for life: Education is life itself.” —John Dewey
“Creativity is a gift each one of us is born with, irrespective of our backgrounds and entitlement of culture. The challenge is to hold onto this gift as we go through life. To nurture it. To encourage it.” —Ali Mansoor
Caring. Inclusiveness. Leadership. Character building. These are the core values of every High School Key Club and, as she guides students through real world experiences that teach them to become a vital part of their community, no one exemplifies them more than Sue Cummins, Cloverdale High School (CHS) Key Club’s beloved Faculty and Regional Advisor.
Mardi Gras Masquerade!
When we met Raquel Moffat and Nikki Bird for coffee at Plank to learn more about what they hope will be the 1st Annual Fundraiser for Jefferson Elementary School PTA, these vivacious co-chairs explained that the goal is to return the “things that have gone away”, including “educational programs, tools, and opportunities”. Each has been involved with the PTA for seven years and in its best tradition gives of themselves to help support Pre-K through 4th grade.