The walking path was completed this spring with the placement of the last bench and directional medallions along the waterfront. “Ann’s goal was for the walking path to be a living project,” according to Public Works Director Doug Grider, in making the presentation to the Council.
The Republican Women Federated group of Lake County had their weekly meeting outside at the Green View Restaurant in Hidden Valley lake on Wednesday. The guest speaker for the event was David Santos who is the president of Adventist Health Clear Lake (AHCL) and has held that position since 2014.
Since 1999, November 20 has been observed as Transgender Day of Remembrance. The day honors Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts in 1998. Each November 20, people in nearly 25 countries honor transgender individuals who have lost their lives, and stand in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
We are currently asking the community to step up and be involved by joining the council. The council is made up of 5 members, a chair, vice chair, secretary and two members at large. If you would like to bring forth your ideas and get involved with our community this would be a perfect opportunity for you to do so.
Lance Butcher, Manager of Lakeport Disposal, Inc., has provided information about the Community Cleanup Day held on October 24 in conjunction with the City of Lakeport. Residents brought in 3.51 tons of garbage, 453 pounds of white iron and 74 pounds of electronics for proper disposal of unwanted goods.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and it also marks the 41st year of serving Lake County residents. Hospice Services of Lake County formed in 1979 by a group of concerned volunteers. This year we are also welcoming Cindy Sobel, RN, MS, as the new executive director. She replaces Ruth Lincoln who retired October 30.
“Hope Center will be a vital piece of the housing and homelessness puzzle in our Community,” says Todd Metcalf, Director of Lake County Behavioral Health Services.” This much-needed facility is the result of an amazing collaboration of many organizations that worked tirelessly to open Hope Center’s doors!”
The Live Your Dream program awards education grants to women who are the primary financial support for their families – women who have a dream to pursue a better life. The grants are used to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. The number and amount of the grants depends on the amount of money raised. Last year the total awarded was $5,300. “Past award recipients have overcome obstacles most of us can’t imagine,” said Kathy Freeborn, past project coordinator and longtime club member. “It is heart breaking to hear the tragedies these women have endured and equally heartwarming to know we are making a difference in their lives and the lives of their children.”
The Sierra Club Lake Group will host Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC) co-founder and Executive Director Will Evans at their next community meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. The presentation and 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.
Could you use some help with a resume? Are you a veteran navigating the return to civilian life? The Lake County Library now has answers, tools for job seekers in Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow, a new free resource for Lake County residents. All you need are a Lake County Library card and access to the library website library.lakecountyca.gov where JobNow & VetNow is listed under Resources.
Because of the Covid19 situation, The Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Club was unable to hold its Annual MUM Show at the Lakeport Yacht Club. This has been an annual event the first Friday in November that was free for the public to come and enjoy. In response, Chair of Mum Show, Shirley Estrem asked the club to post on Facebook their arrangements during the first two weeks of November. Enjoy the beauty of “Mum Madness 2020” on their Facebook page.
On October 26th, First 5 Lake County’s executive director, Carla Ritz, and Chairperson and District 4 Supervisor, Tina Scott, distributed 394 cases of diapers and 169 cases of wipes to twelve local family-serving agencies and organizations. The supplies were provided by First 5 California in response to the growing needs of families with young children due to recent wildfires and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In April of this year, First 5 California approved up to $4 million to support the acquisition and distribution of county-identified essential supplies for babies and young children, in addition to much-needed sanitation items.
Artists are invited to submit work for the upcoming exhibit, Home, at the Middletown Art Center (MAC), Lake County’s premier contemporary art gallery. The curatorial team seeks strong, well-crafted work in any medium that speaks to the places where humans and other living beings establish roots, the shelters we occupy, and our connection to the place we call “Home.”
The Lake County Library and language arts instructor Jennifer Mills Kerr will present a free College Application Workshop for high school students to be held via Zoom on November 7, at 2:00 p.m. High school students who are applying for college are invited to join the class and learn Kerr’s tips for a polished college application. To register for the Zoom class, email Jennifer Kerr at email@example.com.
The Lake County Library will host a free program on “Medicare Annual Changes and Choices” via Zoom on November 5 at 11:00 a.m. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will present this program. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. This program is free and open to the public.
The County of Lake Health Services Department’s Public Health Division is grateful to all who made the health of their communities a priority by participating in October’s Free Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Events. Because symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 can be hard to distinguish, limiting flu risk has never been more important.
All branches of the Lake County Library system will be closed November 11 to observe Veterans Day. Normal hours at all branches will resume on November 12. Call your local branch if you have any questions. Even though the library will be closed you can still go online to the library website at http://library.lakecountyca.gov to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and magazines.
Are you looking for ways to upgrade your job skills from home? The Lake County Library has an answer in Lynda.com, a new free resource for Lake County residents. All you need are a Lake County Library card and access to the library website library.lakecountyca.gov where Lynda.com is listed under Resources.
The Clear Lake Riviera Community Association along with the Ely Stage Stop will be offering a Trunk or Treat this Halloween. Trunk or treat was created to create a safer environment for trick-or-treaters. What better way to trick-or-treat this year? Saturday, October 31st, from 4-6 pm at the Ely Stage Stop: 9921 Soda Bay Road. Kelseyville, CA
The Lake County Land Trust (LCLT) (www.lakecountylandtrust.org) was created over a quarter of a century ago to preserve and protect the beautiful natural areas in Lake County. Since its inception, this non-profit charitable organization has been successful in preserving hundreds of acres of biodiverse habitat for the benefit of all.