Friday, 27 January 2023


Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members display mum specimens they grew and share floral arrangements they created. Courtesy photo.



LAKEPORT – The Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club will host its Dance of the Mums Chrysanthemum Show on Friday, Nov. 14.

The show will be held at the Lakeport Yacht Club (by the Fifth Street Boat Ramp) in Lakeport. It's open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members are encouraged to enter. This is not a judged competition, rather a fun event to share with our community.



LAKEPORT – Susan Clayton, deputy county librarian, library technician Jan Cook and Anne Shirako, library assistant – all employees of the Lake County Library – attended the Association for Rural and Small Libraries annual conference in Sacramento in September.

The three women represented Lake County as three of more than 250 participants from all over the country.

California representatives were able to attend the event thanks to partial scholarships provided by the California State Library.

Participants from 32 states and Canada came together for this national conference to discuss challenges, strategies and opportunities for the future of libraries in rural communities. They attended sessions on library management, technology in the library and library marketing.

“We were happy to be able to assist Lake County Library staff to attend this terrific conference, which was held in California for the first time,” said California State Librarian Susan Hildreth.

A goal of the conference is to provide “hands-on” information and ideas that can be taken home and implemented quickly with little or no cost to the library.

“It was a tremendous opportunity to get to attend this conference aimed specifically at small and rural libraries,” said Susan Clayton of the Lake County Library staff. “We learned a great many things that will help us inform the public about library services.”

Next year’s conference will be held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Sept. 11 through 13, 2009.


LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its general election of officers and officers at-large members of the executive committee on Nov. 15.

Polls will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Redbud Community Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake.

In order to vote in a branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required to secure a ballot.


From left, NAACP First Vice President Rick Mayo, outgoing Supervisor Ed Robey and Lake County NAACP President Aqeela El-Amin Bakheit on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. Mayo and Bakheit presented Robey with an appreciation plaque for his years of service. Courtesy photo.



LAKEPORT – The Lake County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently offered its appreciation to a member of the Lake County Board of Supervisors.

On Oct. 28, branch President Aqeela El-Amin Bakheit and branch founder, First Vice President Rick Mayo, both of Clearlake, presented outgoing District 1 Supervisor Ed Robey with an appreciation plaque for his many years of service to the citizens of Lake County and the city of Clearlake.

Robey retires from the Board of Supervisors at year's end after three terms. He will be succeeded by James Comstock of Middletown.


LAKEPORT – The Lake Family Resource Center will host the next meeting of the Domestic Violence Council on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The meeting will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meeting attendees will meet the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Teams from Lake Family Resource Center. They also will be reviewing the new DVD from the California Attorney General's Office, “First Impressions,” which explores the effects of domestic violence on children.

They will have reports on the current MyStrength Clubs for high school boys, the All That Camp 2008 for middle school girls and plans for a 2009 youth-driven camp, plans for an additional camp for boys next year, success with taking nurturing parenting classes into the jail.

There also will be discussion and an invitation to join the planning committee for the next Men of Influence event, and they will be recruiting for new executive committee leadership for 2009 as well as membership on our Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

Community members who want to be involved in the quest for zero tolerance for domestic and sexual violence in Lake County is welcome to attend.

The Lake Family Resource Center is located at 896 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, telephone 262-1611.


Lion John Cappa won a bundle of lottery tickets at the Mountain Lions recent drawing and barbecue. Courtesy photo.


COBB – The Mountain Lions Club of Cobb are presenting a Western Hoedown on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The proceeds will benefit Cobb Elementary School.

The event begins with a no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.

Dinner will be barbecue ribs, coleslaw, beans, cornbread, potato salad and cobbler.

Western music and dancing also will be part of the evening's fun.

The hoedown takes place at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 15780 Bottle Rock Road on Cobb.

For more information call Frank at 928-0258.


Upcoming Calendar

02.01.2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clear Lake hitch listening session
02.02.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
02.08.2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
100+ Women Strong in Lake County
02.09.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
02.11.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
02.12.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
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