Saturday, 26 November 2022

Community

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The city of Lakeport and the Lakeport Public Works Department expressed appreciation and thanks to all who participated in the Fall 2022 Lakeport Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Special gratitude is offered to Lakeport Disposal Inc., and its staff for coordinating a safe and well-organized event and for collecting tons of trash, recyclables and other solid waste materials.

Lakeport Disposal reported a solid turnout of Lakeport residents and business owners and managers who were appreciative of the opportunity to dispose of unwanted junk and trash at no cost.

The company is the city’s contracted waste hauler and service provider.

The Lakeport Community Cleanup Day began in 2017 and is a semi-annual event intended to help keep our community clean and beautiful and to promote recycling opportunities.

Participation is limited to city of Lakeport residents and business owners.

Thank you to everyone who participated and for helping to keep Lakeport a community to be proud of.

Look for the next City of Lakeport Community Cleanup Day in spring 2023.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Nominations for Inspirational Senior Awards are now closed, but there’s still time to register for the Nov. 8 Annual Senior Summit.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at Robinson Rancheria Casino and Resort on 1545 East Highway 20 in Nice.

Thirteen seniors and elders will receive the time-honored award that recognizes those who volunteer in their communities and have a long history of service to others.

“Seniors give back quietly, expecting nothing in return,” said Jim Steele, Lake County Silver Foundation president. “Through our Inspirational Senior Awards program, we show our appreciation and honor the give back generation.”

Online registration is open. Those who do not have access to the internet may call 707-998-1302 for help getting registered.

The first 100 will receive a special tote bag with goodies, walk-ins are permitted — on a first come first served basis.

The fourth Annual Senior Summit is a special day for Lake County seniors. There will be a health and wellness fair, information dedicated to improving the lives of seniors, lunch, several workshops, speakers, entertainment, raffles and more.

This is a no charge event exclusively for seniors aged 60 or more. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m.

Vampire appliances have a voracious appetite for sucking energy out of electrical outlets and money out of your wallet, even when they are turned off.

These appliances and devices still use energy while powered down and they are potentially all over your home.

While these devices may have sleep or standby modes, they can still continuously use electricity to perform updates, connect to remote servers and record data.

The connectivity of modern devices is one reason why wasted energy and money from idle gadgets has increased in recent years. The associated energy draw may account for more than 10% of home energy use. Home electronics like televisions, cable boxes, modems, video game consoles, and even DVD players are typically the largest energy vampires.

Other common vampires include any device that’s programmable or has a remote control, light, or clock.

Ways to stop vampire appliances

Use Energy Star certified appliances. Energy Star appliances are more efficient than their counterparts. While you may pay more up-front, the savings in energy costs over the life of the product often makes up the difference.

Plug into power strips. It’s unrealistic to unplug each device after use. Power strips are easily accessible and can shut off power to a variety of devices at the same time.

Unplug when charged. When devices like cell phones and tablets are charged, unplug the chargers.

Let the computer sleep. Adjust your computer setting to go to sleep after 30 minutes or less. Disable screensavers and set the monitor to turn off after 10 to 15 minutes.

Utilize PG&E’s Home Energy Checkup. This online tool allows you to share basic data then provides customized energy savings recommendations tailored to your specific household.
Tap into the Halloween spirit by spooking energy vampires into giving your utility bill a treat! For even more ways to reduce energy use, check out our energy-saving tips.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a trunk or treat event for the community on Monday, Oct. 31.

It will be held at 6 p.m. in the lower parking lot at Kelseyville High School, 5480 Main St.

All are welcome.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Republican Women’s November luncheon will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

It will be held at Ripe Choice Farms, 2550 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport.

They will have a lovely plated luncheon of creamy Tuscan chicken with sundried tomatoes and spinach, arugula date salad in lemon vinaigrette. Dessert will be farmhouse oatmeal-walnut pie. The cost is $25 per person.

The guest speaker will be Christian Ahlmann, president of Six Sigma Ranch and Winery.

He will speak about the community services they provide on the ranch with hiking and biking trails, the history of their winery and the upcoming opening of Huttopia Glamping at the Ranch.

We group also will be installing its 2023 officers

Please RSVP to 707-987-2404.

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — Lady Luck Garage is inviting the community to join them in supporting Lady Luck Ladies & Friends, an “all wheels welcome” car club launching a new charitable program: “Proud to be in the Trades.”

“Our mission is to support and educate students in learning a trade. To create a strong foundation for their futures and their community,” said Lynn Corey, founder of Lady Luck Ladies & Friends. “Through our work, we aim to raise funds and gather donated supplies to benefit the students of today and the tradespeople of tomorrow.”

Lady Luck Ladies & Friends is partnering with local nonprofit Lake Family Resource Center, whose mission is to strengthen our community one family at a time.

Their first project is to benefit the Kelseyville Ag Mechanics Program, which offers an outstanding agricultural mechanics pathway where students gain wide-ranging skills.

“We are excited to be partnering with Lady Luck Ladies & Friends in support of the ‘Proud to be in the Trades’ program as it builds on foundational skills that are not only important for later education or employment goals, but also provides valuable life skills that students can take with them after graduation,” said Lisa Morrow, executive director of Lake Family Resource Center.

The first official event, Kelseyville's 2022 Halloween Trunk or Treat Event on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Lady Luck Garage, located at 4010 Main Street, Kelseyville, from noon to 4 p.m

Cars wishing to participate in the Trunk or Treat, must register in advance for access and prizes and be in position by 11:30 a.m. There is no fee to register.

They will be collecting donations in support of and to benefit KHS and the “Proud to be in the Trades” program.

Lady Luck Garage is a 6,000 square foot dealership for classic car sales and consignment, operated by Chuck Sutfin and Lynn Corey. It is also offered as an event venue and can accommodate groups up to 333 guests.

Lady Luck Ladies and Friends was launched as a community car club in support of students learning a trade, and is the charitable arm of Lady Luck Garage.

Upcoming Calendar

26Nov
11.26.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
26Nov
11.26.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
26Nov
11.26.2022 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dickens' Festival
28Nov
11.28.2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Advisory Council
29Nov
11.29.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
1Dec
12.01.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
3Dec
12.03.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
3Dec
12.03.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
6Dec
12.06.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
8Dec
12.08.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown

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