LINCOLN CA: Eight local non-profit organizations are teaming up for the Big Day of Giving on May 3, 2016.
The Lincoln non-profits are:
On May 3, 2016, go to the Big Day of Giving website, select your preferred non-profit organization and make a donation. Several incentives are available only on that date that help improve the amounts and quantities of donations.
I put together a short public service announcement video to explain Lincoln’s participation in the Big Day of Giving:
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Dennis Mortensen paints details on the mural project on Lincoln Blvd.
The Lincoln Blvd beautification project has been underway for several months. Streetscape improvements include new sidewalks, curbs, planters and benches.
Construction has been extensive, and the completion date is nearing. These photos show the current progress of the project: sidewalk tiles are being placed, new crosswalk equipment is operating and the mural project is taking shape.
Tile placement has begun on the new sidewalks.
The crosswalks have been upgraded, too
Crosswalk buttons include verbal cues.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies are planned on Lincoln Blvd, between 4th and 7th Streets, for Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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As school budgets are stretched, school fundraising becomes more important each year. Often, PTA-sponsored fundraisers raise the money to provide sports, arts and music programs for the kids.
The Glen Edwards Middle School (GEMS) in Lincoln is no exception. However, the way the school promotes their GEMS 5K run is very exceptional. Two school dads, Tony Overbay and Jeffery Johnston, will run non-stop for 24 hours leading up the school’s 5K run. During their 24-hour run, scheduled to begin the morning of Friday, April 24, 2015, they plan to run 125 miles. This feat will draw lots of attention from the media, parents, runners and the kids.
Overbay and Johnston frequently participate in ultra marathons, any run that exceeds the 26.2 mile marathon. These dads run 100-milers, several times a year.
I first met Tony Overbay in 2013.
Check out the video above to learn more about their exceptional feat (and feet).
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Luke enjoys a sunny day at the Auburn Ravine Dog Park.
The Auburn Ravine Dog Park in nestled in the wooded area of Auburn Ravine Park. The park entrance is located at the east end of Moore Road, approximately 1/2 mile from Joiner Parkway.
The dog park is a large off-leash facility with two sections: one section for small dogs under 20 lbs and a larger section for large dogs. Plenty of shade and tables are available.
Check out the video below (if you have a fast connection, be sure to select 1080p HD for better quality):
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All photos of the holiday light displays were taken from 3′ off the ground, giving the viewpoint of a young child.
During the weekends in December leading up to Christmas, the darkness along West Wise Road is broken by a holiday lighting oasis. Pat and Pete Alcala have converted their rural property into a brilliant walk-through holiday display.
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Six candidates for Lincoln City Council attended the monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
Yesterday the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum featuring the six candidates running for three Lincoln City Council seats. The forum was the key agenda item at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting at the Orchard Creek Lodge ballroom.
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The Whistle Stop Cafe is located in an historic building at 680 5th Street in downtown Lincoln.
UPDATE (09/25/2016): The Whistle Stop Cafe has relocated to 605 Lincoln Blvd – call them at 916-409-2777 for more information.)
It all started with a milkshake. Helen Marler, owner and operator of the Whistle Stop Cafe in downtown Lincoln, talks about her first visit to the cafe when it was known as “The Morning Glory.”
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