Feature Articles

Find Your Way to the Great Outdoors

Dec 10,2015

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Get outside with the Alameda Free Library’s Library Outside program. The typical day for an American adult is a whirlwind of tasks.

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Courtesy urquhartband.org  A community service band, the Urquhart Memorial Concert Band of Oakland will perform for free, as it tends to do, this Saturday at Alameda’s Cardinal Point.

Free Concert Set for Sunday

Dec 03,2015

The Urquhart Memorial Concert Band of Oakland — also known as the Oakland Band, the Oakland Community Band, and even the Oakland “Parks” Band — was founded in 1922 as the Oakland Letter Carriers Union Band.

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Dennis Evanosky  Edwin Siegfried’s pastels grace the walls of the newly renovated carriage house at the Meyers House & Garden, 2024 Alameda Ave. The house, garden and carriage house are open from 1 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Siegfried: Artist of the Marshland

Dec 03,2015

Edwin Siegfried was born in Alameda in 1899, one of John and Sophie Siegfried’s nine children. His father came from Germany at age 18, and his mother was a native Alamedan. John was a tea importer.

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Hornet Taps Fortney

Dec 03,2015

The USS Hornet Museum has named Ray A. Fortney as chairman of its board of trustees and the Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation (ACHF). Fortney is taking over for retiring chairman, Jon Stanley.

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Children and the Outdoors, a Library Perspective

Dec 03,2015

Child obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 20 years to about 18 percent of the U.S. population. The average child spends more than 50 hours a week in front of television or electronics and gets only four to seven minutes a day of unstructured outside playtime.

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Courtesy photo  Alameda powerlifters, left to right: Coach Art Ramsey, Kevin Costa, Annifel Victoriano, Joe Rodrigues, Tracy Snyder, Gary White and (not pictured) Bettina Lutman.

Alameda Powerlifters Report

Nov 26,2015

The Alameda Powerlifting team drove up north in October to the mountainous town of Portola, Calif., to compete at the second annual Plumes Thunder Powerlifting Classic promoted by the American Powerlifting Association.

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Eric Kos  The forest of rebar and concrete that recently appeared near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue is actually the early construction stages of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3.

EOC Construction Underway

Nov 26,2015

Crews from Alten Construction company are currently at work on the site of the city’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station No. 3 near the intersection of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue.

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Wikipedia  Lydia Rubtsova as Marianna, Stanislava Belinskaya as Clara and Vassily Stukolkin as Fritz, in the original production of The Nutcracker performed at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1892. The Alameda Civic Ballet will bring Tchaikovsky’s ballet to life right here in Alameda on Dec. 19 and 20.

Nutcracker to Bring Caribbean Dancers to Island

Nov 26,2015

This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets.

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Poetry On Tap at the Bette

Nov 26,2015

Three local poets will release their new poetry books at a special event Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Cathy Dana, Vince Storti and Natica Angilly have new collections of poetry and will read from their books at the monthly Alameda Island Poets meeting at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA).

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