Polka, bier, ist der Oktober hier

October 03, 2016

2016-maryann-tapping-for-websiteCBCA Oktoberfest event chair Maryann Lawrence catches the first stein as Gregg Kallenberger and Bill Safreed tap the keg, officially setting the 2016 festivities in motion. The annual two-day event raises over $70,000 which is donated back to the community in the form of grants for charitable causes, scholarships, local theater, schools and civic events.


Home Tour needs homes

October 3, 2016

how-to-decorate-the-chair-backs-for-christmas-for-websiteLove to decorate for the holidays? Do you start channeling Martha Stewart as soon as summer is over? Consider adding your home to the Clayton Historical Society’s annual Christmas Homes Tour.  This year’s tour is Sun., Dec. 11 from noon until 6 p.m. If you love to decorate and enjoy compliments on your decor please contact Shannon Seven sseven1@me.com, or JoAnn Caspar, jojocaspar@gmail.com. Only you will determine how much of your home you wish to show on the tour. The Clayton Historical Society is a nonprofit society and the Christmas Tour is one of their main fundraisers.

win-team-bocce-for-websiteIn a fitting salute to Clayton’s downtown restaurants, the Ed’s Mudville Grill team won the inaugural Skip Ipsen Memorial Bocce Tournament on Sept. 25.

Lester “Skip” Ipsen, who opened the original Skipolini’s Pizza Garden in 1974, played a large role in downtown Clayton. In 1984, he co-founded the Clayton Business and Community Association (CBCA), a nonprofit that has raised and donated hundreds of thousands to the community. [click to continue…]

KidFest producer from Clayton wins CCC Arts award

By Tamara Steiner on October 3, 2016

jay-and-scooby-doo-for-websiteJay Bedecarré has spent many years involved in the local arts and cultural scene and is being recognized this month for those efforts by the of Arts & Cultural Commission of Contra Costa County with a 2016 Arts Recognition Award.

The county commission began “honoring those who have made a significant artistic or philanthropic contribution to Contra Costa’s Arts and Culture” in 1996. This is the 19th year giving recognition to worthy individuals and organizations (no awards were presented in 2009) in the county. [click to continue…]