Island Arts

Patrick Kenney

Cub Scouts Support Troops, Receive Post Flag

Feb 18,2016

Alameda Cub Scout Pack 1015 (sponsored by the Alameda Elks Lodge) recently received very special recognition from U.S. troops serving in Iraq. The Cub Scouts (spearheaded by Den Leader Heather Hildreth) have been collecting and sending care packages and personal messages to U.S.

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Eric J. Kos  The Alameda Spelling Bee’s top five spellers, left to right: Liam Foster, Hazel Purins, Elizabeth Tsyvinsky, Katie Angstadt-Leto and Alyanna Manzano. For more photos from the 2016 bee, visit www.alamedasun.com.

Island’s Best Spellers Compete in City Bee

Feb 11,2016

The second annual Alameda Spelling Bee took place last Saturday at Otis Elementary School. Liam Foster, a ninth-grader at Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC), was named the top speller on the Island. This year’s bee was open to students in both elementary and middle schools.

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Eric J. Kos photo. Documentary director Jamie Longhi addresses the audience during the question-and-answer period following a screening of Longhi’s first film, Shallow Waters: The Public Death of Raymond Zack, at the Michaan Auction House Theater at Alameda Point.

Shallow Waters Delves Deep

Feb 04,2016

At a screening of the documentary film Shallow Waters, The Public Death of Raymond Zack, last Sunday, Alamedans struggled with the import of a particularly unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the death of Alameda resident Raymond Zack in 2010. 

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Chat with Romance Novelist Set

Feb 04,2016

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis will visit Alameda Free Library by live video stream Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Shalvis will discuss her bestselling romance novels just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Courtesy photo  Alameda Community Chorus rehearses in the Alameda High School Band Room. Kathryn Neale Manalo, standing at right, directs the chorus.

ACC Hosts Open House, Class, Feb. 8

Jan 28,2016

The Alameda Community Chorus (ACC) will host an open house sing-along on Monday, Feb. 8. The sing-along is part of ACC’s spring session and concert series. ACC is a nonprofit for vocal enthusiasts that provides a platform to enjoy singing. Kathryn Neale Manalo directs ACC’s chorale group. 

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Courtesy photo  Jack Pace, left, and Nick Yajko, right, flank Lincoln Middle School music director Tyra Cable. The student musicians represented Lincoln Middle School at the recent California Music Educators Association Winter Conference.

Students Represent in Honor Band

Jan 21,2016

Two eighth-grade Lincoln Middle School musicians — Jack Pace on trumpet and Nick Yajko on alto saxophone — represented Lincoln on Jan. 8 and 9 at the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Winter Conference and Honor Band Concert.

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