61 years old
I write stories about: children's health issues, such as eating disorders and self-esteem, and women's stories. I also paint watercolors and teach meditation.
If you’re looking for a place where kids can experience an airport the way it used to be in the 1940s and 1950s, check out Lodi Airport, located along Highway 99 in Acampo. According to owner Robert Kupka, the airport started in 1929 with one dirt runway which was paved in the 1940s, and in the 1960s a second runway was added. Mr. Kupka purchased the airport in 1978, and since that time has added hangars and outbuildings. The Airport Cafe, newly renovated in 2012, graces the frontage road. The airport and cafe are both open seven days a week. The cafe has an aviator interior with a hangar-style ceiling of corrugated steel, a DC 3 wing tip on the wall and large windows that offer views of
This Saturday, February 2, 2013, Babetta’s Yarns & Gifts in Fair Oaks celebrates eight years in business. For owner Babetta Gnos, a single mother of five, the business is a labor of love that has survived through the difficult economic times when other yarn stores in the region have closed. When asked what led her to begin a business venture, she was quick to laugh. “I was trying to think of something to do that would be a family business. At the time I was landscaping, and I had bad knees.” One day she heard a radio program on NPR about leveraging debt, which gave her the idea that if she refinanced her house, she would have the money to start a business. Although she did not know all
On July 4th, citizens braved the hot weather to attend the Carmichael Elks’ 53rd annual parade along Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael. People of all ages lined the streets, and most wore the traditional red, white, and blue and waved American flags. The parade was led by two California Highway Patrol cruisers followed by two Sacramento Fire Department vehicles, all with lights, sirens and American flags. Several queens and princesses of various municipalities rode in vintage cars. San Juan Unified School District sponsored two school busses, and P.O.W./M.I.A. and The Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the Revolution (dressed in vintage dresses), were also parade participan
On May 1st, 2011, the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted the 2011 Scholarship Essay Contest Finals at the Dante Club in Sacramento. From 127 submissions, the following ten seniors were selected to read their essays before five judges and an audience of family members, chapter members and guests: Nolan Wong, C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento Ela Banerjee, Roseville High School, Roseville Aye Khine, St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School, Vallejo Kayla Carlisle, Golden Sierra High School, Garden Valley Megan Donnelly, Union Mine High School, El Dorado Katie Tanner, Calaveras High School, San Andreas Samuel Schooley, Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks Alejand
On June 12th, during Gay Pride Month, the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a concert entitled UNITY - An Evening of Song and Dance beginning at 8 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street, Sacramento, California. The Men’s Chorus will be joined by The Sacramento Women’s Chorus, Small Difference Women’s Choral Ensemble, Verve, SacDance Sport, and the Capital City Squares. This event will also be the final performance of SGMC’s 25th annual season. Originally named the Sacramento Men’s Chorus, the group began in the fall of 1984 during Ronald Reagan’s first term as President, when few gays and lesbians came out, and if they dared, were excommunicated by their churches a