Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:42 pm
The Lodi Garden Club has a new committee, Garden of the Month. The chairman is Curt Juran and members are Susanne Benbrook, Tom Gooding, Marwedell Norman, Carol Marvel, Gordon Schmierer, Teva Tetiva, and Janice Vaughn. The purpose is to recognize and encourage good gardening in the community. Garden Club member will nominate gardens that show aesthetic appeal above and beyond the normal everyday landscape. Owners who are selected will be interviewed and photos of their Garden of the Month published. The recipient shall receive a Certificate of Recongniton and a yard sign. For more information about The Lodi Garden Club, call 209-368-9013
Just a reminder that we're still offering free swimming at Blakely Park this weekend, including Monday (Labor Day), before closing our public swim program for the season.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 9:25 am
Growing squash is a staple of most home gardens. Whether summer variety, like zucchini and yellow, or winter, such as acorn or butternut, squash grows so prolifically here in the Valley that often the gardener has more than one household can consume or even give away.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:00 am
Fred Hoffman recently spent some time in the new cardiac unit at Lodi Memorial Hospital. After open-heart surgery at a Sacramento hospital last year, the Herald resident drove to the center on South Fairmont Avenue and rode a stationary bicycle or walked on a treadmill while nurses monitored his heart rate, three days a week for 12 weeks.
We had our first days of free swimming at Blakely Park last weekend, and weather did its best not to cooperate!
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am
Thanks to local donors, it will be free to swim every weekend this summer at Blakely Park pool. Those swim sessions begin this Saturday, despite ongoing construction at the smaller pool.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:00 am
Bobby Miner has many interests. He played on the golf team at Bear Creek High School, and he plays the flute with the Lodi Community Band.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:00 am
How much does it cost to be in the presence of athletic glory? At one time, 50 cents.
Lodi resident Carol Marvel, seen here in a photograph taken on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, remembers attending the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the excitement of Babe Didrikson setting a world record in the javelin throw. It was the first Olympics women’s javelin competition.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:29 am
Two scholarships were presented by Suzanne Benbrook in the absence of Carol Marvel, scholarship chairman, of the Lodi Garden Club. They went to Jordan Sparrowk of Lodi High School and Ut Huynh of Bear Creek High School. Both have been active beyond their school classrooms.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 7:26 am
Vases of roses, orchids, and other spring flowers set the mood for the year’s final meeting of Lodi Garden Club. Installation of officers, presentation of awards and a potluck luncheon also marked the event.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am
I really enjoyed Lauren Nelson's story on the Lodi Arts Commission last Saturday, but I would like to add a little more background.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:35 am
Filling three board of directors vacancies, the Lodi Community Band members have elected Barbara Portal to a second three-year term. She will also continue as board president. Carol Marvel was also re-elected and will serve as board secretary. Fred Mckendry was newly elected to fill the third vacancy and is band room manager. Other current board members include Sue Meyer, vice president, and Duane Purdy, treasurer.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 am
Tuesday's front page article on the celebration of the 75th
anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge brought back
fond memories. I was one of the 200,000 excited San Franciscans who
walked across the bridge that day.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00 am
A trio of flutists — Carol Marvel, Gigi Connor, and Betty Stover
— entertained members of the Garden Club with Christmas music
during the club’s recent annual luncheon meeting at the Woodbridge
Golf and Country Club. Theirs was a most welcome return
Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Garden Club is in the midst of celebrations. On Nov. 2,
the club celebrated its 65th birthday. And on Dec. 6, the club will
have its annual Christmas luncheon at Woodbridge Golf and County
Club. Social hour will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.
Festivities will include Christmas music, arranged by Carol Marvel,
parliamentarian and scholarship chairperson. Members are reminded
that reservations must be made by Thursday with the club treasurer,
Esther Kreth at 367-1544.
Friday, November 11, 2011 12:00 am
What were the odds that so many Lodi-area residents will
celebrate their birthdays on the most quirky of days — 11/11/11?
The News-Sentinel knows of 18 such people.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 am
Music lovers of Lodi and nearby towns: Have you ever wanted to
conduct a special march with an excellent community band? Well now
is your chance to do so.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:00 am
Refrigerated drawers in a restaurant-sized kitchen are stocked with chicken breasts, steaks, hamburger patties, mixed vegetables and all the fixings for quesadillas.
Monday, September 12, 2011 12:00 am
Music has been a part of Bob Gross's life for as long as he can
remember. He began playing the French horn at age 9, and he
continues 60 years later. He enjoys being able to share music with
others, and has done so by playing his instrument in various local
bands and serving as a music director.
Monday, August 22, 2011 12:00 am
Six Lodians have been named to the Lodi Community Hall of Fame
for 2011. Sponsored by the Lodi Boys and Girls Club, the Hall of
Fame program recognizes local men and women who have made enduring
contributions to the Lodi community. Inductees are to be honored at
a dinner and program set for Nov. 5.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00 am
What a wonderful weekend of music we have ahead of us Aug. 14
and 15. Not only will we have the honor of hearing and seeing the
Travis Air Force Band and the Yamanashi Youth Band from Japan on
Monday, Aug. 15, but our own Lodi Community Band will perform their
annual summer concert on the lawn at Hutchins Street Square on
Sunday evening, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:00 am
Bud Sullivan had a problem saying no, whether it was
volunteering for a local organization or taking his daughter for a
late-night ice cream run.
"He was a really generous, nice man and always willing to get
involved. He's an extremely high achiever, and looking back I'm
just now realizing all of his accomplishments. I'm so proud of
him," said his daughter, Stacey Heminger.
Sullivan died from a heart attack on July 3 at the age of
Thursday, May 26, 2011 7:24 am
The recent installation of Jeanette Moore as incoming president
of the Lodi Garden Club marked a first for the club:
mother-daughter presidents. Moore’s mother, Ruth Nies, who was
present to see her daughter installed, was president of the club
during the 1977-78 term. Moore’s daughter, Kary McIntyre, was also
there to celebrate the occasion.