BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

Posted on November 4, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets    Written & Compiled by Julie Sage I grew up in Colusa, California, population 3600. Taking a trip to “the City” meant        SAN FRANCISCO (a long two-hour car ride).  It was always exciting to stay in the Chancellor Hotel and walk over … More BIG CITY ELECTRICITY!

A TREASURED GEM!

Posted on October 7, 2017 by AL Greater Placer Nuggets   Written and compiled by Julie Sage We have been blessed with having the same “sparkling” volunteer for 30 YEARS as our “Jewelry Lady”.  BERTIE CAIN gives her time and energies to keeping our Assistance League Thrift Shop’s jewelry cases full, with priced attractive gems to … More A TREASURED GEM!

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

 Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space.  An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat.  I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

AL BEAR Award

    Written by Julie Sage and Sharon Roloff   Who doesn’t remember a favorite stuffed (now called “Plush”) animal that was your favorite friend in childhood?  Mine was a cuddly rabbit that I carried everywhere in my youth.  He was my companion and we experienced life together.  As the years passed and I moved … More AL BEAR Award

Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse.  Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives