Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am
This letter is to thank the kind, honest woman who returned my purse to Customer Service at Target last month. Your action was very special in these trying times.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:00 am
The Home Church will hold a Bible Conference with guest speaker Tom Harmon on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the church, 11451 N. West Lane, Lodi.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:24 pm
This being Tree Lodi’s 8th anniversary, it seems fitting to outline a few of our city’s Urban Forestry Foundation’s accomplishments for those who may not know much about us.
Gander the Newfoundland dog was adopted by the Royal Rifles of Canada before they were deployed to fight in Hong Kong during World War II. Gander’s heroic actions in the battle saved seven men.
The Dickin Medal was awarded to Gander, a Newfoundland dog adopted by Canadian soldiers before they were deployed to Hong Kong during World War II, in October 2000. Gander’s heroic actions in the battle saved seven men.
Saturday, December 1, 2012 12:00 am
The anniversary of a major historical event is approaching, but many Americans have never heard of it. Lodi resident Joyce Harmon can't forget it.
From left: Nancy Melhaff, Steve Dutra, Bruce Schweigert, Jered Sperling, Joyce Harmon and Gordon Schmierer Sr.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:33 am
New officers were elected at the Tree Lodi annual meeting on July 10. They are: Gordon Schmierer, president; Steve Dutra, vice president; Joyce Harmon, secretary/treasurer; and Ron Marien, treasurer. Nancy Mehehaff and Jered Sperling were elected as two new directors.
Joyce Harmon, left, Barbara Valente, center, and Nancy Mehlhaff pose for a photograph during the Hill House Ice Cream Social in Lodi on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
All hands were on deck when volunteers from Tree Lodi put up a
sign at DeBenedetti Park on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, declaring that
Phase One of the project to revitalize the lot is underway. Steve
Dutra and Gordon Schmierer, Tree Lodi vice president and president
respectively, check to make sure the new sign is centered on its
posts before drilling. City employees dug holes Thursday, Dec. 29,
2011, so volunteers could install posts and erect the sign. In the
coming months, volunteers will plant 218 trees at the site,
culminating in April. Interested volunteers can contact Joyce
Harmon at 209-334-6668.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:00 am
Tree Lodi wishes to thank the Lodi News-Sentinel, and
particularly Maggie Creamer and Katie Nelson, for the two recent
articles on local wilderness areas. Both articles were most
informative, and the subject needed to be brought to the public's
attention so that the areas receive all possible help to improve
and maintain them.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 am
What are those big green clumps so evident when the trees are
bare? The answer is the deadly parasite mistletoe, which is killing
Lodi’s trees. Mistletoe is spread by birds in two ways. First by
rubbing the sticky white berries off their beaks onto the tree
bark, and then by passing the ingested living seeds, which land on
branches below or on a neighboring tree so that one tree can infect
a large area.
Parks Superintendent Steve Dutra, right, Mayor Bob Johnson, Tree Lodi President Gordon Schmierer Sr. and Tree Lodi founder Joyce Harmon accept two $5,000 checks from Lodi-Tokay Rotary and the Lodi Lions Club at the Lodi City Council meeting Wednesday. The money will be used to plant 200 trees at DeBenedetti Park. (MAGGIE CREAMER/NEWS-SENTINEL)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:00 am
By this time next year, DeBenedetti Park will have a fresh field
of green grass. Delta Bluegrass Construction, a contractor hired by
the city, planted 15 acres of Bermuda grass in preparation for
sports fields last week. Tree Lodi has also started its campaign to
raise about $20,000 to plant 200 trees at the park.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 12:00 am
Did you know that Lodi has an urban forestry Foundation? Since
its founding in 2005, Tree Lodi, Inc. has become increasingly
involved in the preservation, planting and promotion of trees for
the beautification of our city.
From left: Janelle Wu, Tokay High School student, Dave Greulich, Lodi High School student, Joyce Harmon and Derric Juano, both of Tree Lodi, and Tera Danero, Lodi High student, finish planting a tree. (Courtesy photo)
Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:00 am
On Feb. 6, I attended the Scout-O-Rama on the Lodi High School
campus — a very uplifting event showcasing the fine leadership,
values, skills and training available to our local youth.
Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am
"Christmas was the warmth hidden beneath the frozen crust of
winter suddenly billowing up like a long dormant ember."
Saturday, December 12, 2009 12:00 am
"Making a difference" is not just a catch phrase. Small,
thoughtful gestures have always been meaningful, but never more so
than in these stressful times, especially when they come from an
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:00 pm
On the evening of May 28, a very special event took place - the
dedication of the new Boat House at Lodi Lake.
Monday, December 22, 2008 10:00 pm
So here it is - the last column before Christmas and the last
for 2008. Time to get in a Christmas stocking full of various bits
and pieces, enjoyable, I hope.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:00 pm
I'm glad there are so many crape myrtle trees in my gardens.
They provide wonderful color with their varied blossoms in summer
and their brilliant colors in fall.
Monday, January 7, 2008 10:00 pm
Now that the trees have shed their natural leaves, it must be
time for my 5th annual mistletoe letter.
Friday, March 9, 2007 10:00 pm
What a pleasure it was to attend the Scout-O-Rama at the Lodi
Grape Festival grounds recently. Congratulations to all
participants â€" Scouts, their families and the public who
supported the event.
Friday, February 9, 2007 10:00 pm
It's time again for my annual letter on the subject of
mistletoe. Now that the trees are bare, it is easy to see that
Lodi's urban forest is in crisis.
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