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Competitor Celebrates Completing the Kayaking Segment of Eppie's Great Race
The EGR participants run 5.82 miles, cycle 12.5 miles, and paddle boats 6.35 miles on a racecourse located on and alongside the American River Parkway.

41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race

Special Tributes to Founder Eppie Johnson

Posted: 7/17/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The 41st annual Eppie’s Great Race, known as “The World’s Oldest Triathlon,” is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014. The first Eppie’s Great Race post-Eppie Johnson’s passing in 2013, the 41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race will include both the traditional event as well as special tributes, events, and fun memorabilia celebrating Eppie Johnson’s life and his community contributions such as, Eppie’s Great Race (EGR), and the Eppie’s Kids Duathlon. However, new, modern elements have also been added to this year’s EGR, such as new technology and updated EGR sports gear to provide a better and more fun experience for the participants and fans. Organizers also are proud to report that the 2014 EGR will remain on its traditional, American River Parkway racecourse due to positive spring rains and American River water flow projections for July.

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Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch Farm Stand Now Open

Posted: 7/17/2014

A Class of Local Kids Celebrate Fresh Food
The goal of our Farm Stand is to bring organic produce to the Sacramento community and provide a relaxing place for people to spend their day and to further connect Sacramento’s sustainable community.

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - With the 2014 summer harvest officially underway, Soil Born Farms has opened our American River Ranch Farm Stand to the public. The Farm Stand, which is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 15th, is located alongside the American River bike trail between mile marker 15 and 16.

The goal of our Farm Stand is to bring organic produce to the Sacramento community and provide a relaxing place for people to spend their day and to further connect Sacramento’s sustainable community. Every Saturday we take another step towards accomplishing these goals and ultimately creating a local food system that the Sacramento community can depend on.

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School is out and You’re Going Crazy!

By: Bill Martin
Posted: 7/3/2014

Kids and Lifeguards at the Pool
There are week-long, weekday, themed-camps at Rollingwood Athletic Club, and your child can register for one week or for as many weeks as you like.
Photos courtesy of Rollingwood Athletic Club

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - It’s summer, the kids have been home for a few weeks and you’re already going crazy! Many kids have a limited vocabulary during the summer months, relegated to “I’m bored” and “There is nothing to do.” They ultimately end up watching endless television or playing non-stop video games. Yes, we’ve all been there. What they are really saying is “Please entertain me or I will drive you crazy!” We all love our kids, but we want to see our children engaged in something challenging, social, and fun during the summer months. Depending on the age of the child, one might get away with some home arts and crafts, but that only takes care of a day or two. What about the older ones? You can’t give them money every day to hang out at the mall!

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Marianne McClary, Carmen Sellas, David Peterson, and Dusty Sellas
Good Day Sacramento anchor Marianne McClary (left) was emcee. The youngest exhibitor was Carmen Sellas. Mom Dusty Sellas and artist David Peterson congratulated the 12-year-old on her landscapes.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Wild Things a Wild Success for Effie Yeaw

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/19/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - In its fifth year, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center “Painting Where the Wild Things Are” fundraiser sold out and netted a record bottom line of over $66,000.

The center has operated under the aegis of the American River Natural History Association since losing Sacramento County funding some years ago. Fundraiser proceeds will help the Carmichael facility and its 80-acre preserve keep founder Effie Yeaw’s educational mission alive. Programs serve children and adult students from Sacramento and surrounding counties.

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Paul and Gabriel Scholl on July 4th
Sharing my birthday, the Fourth of July, with my son Gabriel.

Life Changes in an Instant

By Paul V. Scholl
Posted: 6/12/2014

Father’s Day. A day that could mean so much more to so many more dads. If we only knew.

Yes, its seems like it was just yesterday that my son was born. Where did twenty years go?

And it seems like it was just the day before that my father passed away as we held hands and I looked into his eyes for the last time. Where did twenty seven years go?

I remember one late afternoon, just after a storm had passed, driving on the 680 freeway with my son. He was sitting in the passenger seat (which was actually legal back then). I noticed he was staring at the clouds for some time, holding my hand. With a great deal of certainty, he said matter-of-factly, “Dad, God is a hand. He just reaches down and holds you.”

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Relay For Life Takes Victory Lap

By Richard Perez
Posted: 6/5/2014


Pow Wow Days Lights Up The Sky

By Richard Perez
Posted: 6/5/2014


Orangevale Has a New Queen in Town!

Posted: 5/22/2014


Fire Camp Lets Kids be Firefighters for a Week

Posted: 5/22/2014


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