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Girls Inc. of the Island City is accepting nominations for the 2015 Women Who Dare awards. Each year, Girls Inc. celebrates the strides women have made in a particular field. By honoring these women, the organization hopes to inspire girls in its programs to reach for equality and success. Girls Inc. will pay tribute to the recipients at the Albert DeWitt O’ Club on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Proceeds of Alameda-themed product to benefit local Boys and Girls Club, recent arson victims, other causes

Photographer JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko, known for her images of Alameda at sunset, has created another one-of-a-kind 13-month wall calendar for 2015. Accompanied by stunning photographs of the Island City, and representing what Radu-Sinaiko describes as "living life in the slow lane," her calendar features thoughtful remembrances of past and present events sprinkled throughout the months.

Lt. Lorna Mae Devera of the U.S. Navy spoke to the Alameda Rotary Club in honor of Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. The lieutenant spoke about her experience of quitting her job after 9/11 to enlist full-time in the U.S. Navy, being deployed in Afghanistan, and returning to California to become a
recruiter.

The Alameda Rotary Club holds its weekly luncheon each Tuesday at Grand Pavilion on Bay Farm Island.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 1015 hosted their fourth annual day-after Halloween clean-up in the Fernside District Nov. 1. Scouts ages 6 to 11 and their families collected almost 100 pounds of trash in one hour. Some families on the East End plan for more than 400 trick or treaters to visit their homes on the great spooky holiday. Whenever that many people (and their friends and parents) get together, there’s bound to be a mess. These intrepid scouts did their part to clean up the Saturday morning after all the fun and celebration.

The best teen writer in town can win a new 16 GB iPad mini in Alameda Free Library’s essay contest for kids ages 13 to 18. Essays must be written on the subject of war and how it relates to their lives.

The contest is a part of California Reads’ War Comes Home Project, which aims to raise awareness of and promote greater understanding of our veterans and explore the impact of war on our communities.

The grand prize winner will receive the iPad. All participants will receive a prize.

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