The Lake County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Michele Carson, Client Relations Manager at Strong Financial Network, has been named the “CTA of the Year” by the Tourism Ambassador Institute (TAI). TAI is an international organization that licenses and accredits over 30 local CTA Programs in 20 states. The Lake County CTAs have been delivering quality education to local residents that aspire to become advocates for Lake County.
Their philanthropic projects this year included donations to Tango Mike, a program that provides supplies and care packages to active military personnel deployed; Lake County Vet Connect; Sponsoring Survivorship, a program supporting Lake County residents battling breast cancer; Toys for Tots, Wreaths Across America providing wreaths at Hartley Cemetery; the local food bank and two scholarships to Lake County graduating seniors pursuing careers in the trades.
Lucerne Harbor Park will be a site host for a volunteer trash collecting event, funded by Prop 68, on Saturday, June 10, from 9 am to 1 pm. The goal is to clean up Lucerne by picking up tires, trash, or anything that doesn’t belong.
Mendocino College Achieves Highest Percentage of Native American Students in California Community College System
Mendocino College is thrilled to announce that it has attained the notable distinction of having the highest percentage of Native American students among all California Community Colleges. This achievement underscores the college’s dedication to promoting diversity and inclusivity.
If you’ve been thinking of taking college classes, learning English or completing your high school diploma or equivalency, this is your opportunity! We will provide application assistance, financial aid support and academic counseling during this event. All participants will receive LCC swag. “Express Registration” on June 3, 2023, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.
Many individuals and families who need food are unaware that they may qualify for assistance. For instance, a family of four earning up to $3,007 gross per month may qualify for up to $939 in CalFresh benefits each month.
Live Your Dream Awards help women who have faced economic and personal hardships to achieve their educational, vocational, and career goals. Two awards were presented to Kailyn Profitt ($2,000) and Corrie Cole ($1,000). In addition, Justine Schneider, a nursing student, received a community award of $500.
Get ready for the Lake County Library’s exciting summer reading challenge, starting on Thursday, June 1st. This year’s theme invites all to “Find Your Voice!” By participating in the library’s summer reading program, children, teens, and adults have a chance to win prizes, ranging from stickers and small toys for kids to a Kindle Fire tablet or local business gift cards.
Redwood Credit Union invites the local community to securely shred old financial statements and other sensitive documents at its annual Lake County Shred-a-Thon. The event will be held at Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street, on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.
Please join the Lake County Land Trust Sunday, June 11, 2023, 3-5 pm, for our Spring Benefit, hosted by Lynne and Bernie Butcher, in the courtyard of the Blue Wing and Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake.
The Lake County Public Services Department is excited to announce that the Middletown Pool, located at 20962 Big Canyon Rd., will open on May 27, 2023. The hours of operation will be noon to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
It’s time to mark your calendars for this year’s annual Lake County Home Wine and Beer Makers’ Festival at Lakeport’s Library Park from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June tenth. General admission is free.
The 39th Annual Catfish Derby drew 958 anglers – children and adults – this past weekend for the 3-day event in Clearlake Oaks, a small-town community of about 2,200 residents. Many brought along their immediate and extended families and friends and most came in from outside of Lake County.
Interested families with children five years of age and older who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives are invited to learn more about attending the next three-day overnight camp scheduled for Monday, June 26, through noon on Wednesday, June 28, at a local resort.
KPFZ and Cache Creek Winery are excited to present another Moonalice concert and fundraiser at 4:20 PM on Saturday, May 27, at Cache Creek Winery. Moonalice features ten extraordinary musicians and plays a unique blend of psychedelic soul and rock-tinged Americana.
The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Lake County Community Services Director, Lars Ewing, at their next community meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.
A daylong retreat exploring one of the Buddha’s most important teachings on meditation. The day will consist of Meditation instruction, Lecture, and Discussion.
Scammers can be convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, including senior citizens and low-income communities. They also aim their scams at small business owners during busy customer service hours. Another recent emerging scam trend involves scammers targeting real estate agents via their listings, and threatening to shut off power if immediate payment is not made. However, with the right information, customers can learn to detect and report these predatory scams.
Pacific Union College and Adventist Health have announced a new partnership to better serve rural communities in Central and Northern California, including in Lake and Mendocino counties. This collaboration will further the college’s goals of growing its nursing program and help meet the rising need for highly qualified healthcare professionals in these areas.
It seems appropriate as I open a fine bottle of 2 Buck Chuck Cab Sauv to remind you that this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, the Lake County Winery Association will sponsor its annual Lake County Wine Adventures. Never heard of it? It’s only one of the biggest and most fun events in The LC, dudes! It’s sorta like a pub crawl or a bar hop, only it’s hosted by many of our local wineries. There are charter buses, limousines and other modes of transport available for the revelers, and many of these wineries have live music! WOOHOO!! Simply look up Wine Adventure 2023, then click “Visit Website” to get a list of participating wineries – then get on the horn and ask your listed favorite if someone’s playing there. How cool is that?!? In the meantime, here’s the live music schedule for the week of 5/16 through 5/22…
Classic cars, custom boats, and fun return to the Buckingham Golf Club and Community Center, located at 2855 Westlake Drive in Kelseyville, California, as the Buckingham Test and Tune returns! With a hiatus due to low water and COVID concerns, the spectacle is roaring back.
May 27th & 28th is the beginning of a new track season with Promoter Blair Aiken of B.A.D Racing. In a double race weekend launching Saturday night featuring Legends, Bombers, Pro4s and Bandoleros. Sunday night will be the addition of the crazy BOAT RACES.
The City Council of the City of Lakeport does hereby congratulate Mendocino College On its 50th year anniversary.
The Soper Reese Theatre welcomes the return of the popular Pianists Benefit Concert after a three-year hiatus imposed by the pandemic. The performance on Sunday, May 21, will feature six professional pianists combining their diverse musical styles to raise funds for the theatre’s Renovation Fund and scholarship programs of the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College.
Northshore Youth Club, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and recreational programs for underserved youth in the community was presented with a generous donation of $9,450 from 100+ Women Strong.