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Judy Steele, Kristy Hernandez, Valerie Lujan-Sundukos, Darla Buechner, Rita Seale, Corine Klasinski, and Claudia Ferguson With a Big Check
Members of GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club accept a check at recent veteran’s picnic from Rita Seale, American Woodmen representative (third from right). Funds were matched up to $2,500 by fundraisers in the community. Shown left to right: GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club members Judy Steele, Kristy Hernandez, Valerie Lujan-Sundukos, Darla Buechner (president), Rita Seale, Corine Klasinski, and Claudia Ferguson.
Photo courtesy of the CHWC Women’s Club

A Need Fulfilled

By Rita Seale
Posted: 9/18/2014

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Modern Woodmen of America members in Citrus Heights recently helped raise money for the Citrus Heights Women’s Club by purchasing raffle tickets and dining at Buffalo Wild Wings at a special fundraiser.

The event, held on July 31, 2014, raised $4,578.78. This includes $2,289 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The money will be used to secure Rusch Park and help fund future Citrus Heights Veteran’s Appreciation picnics, which are free to veterans and their families.

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Clarence “Bud” Anderson and Congressman Ami Bera, With Honor Guard and Three Plane Flyby Salute
Triple Ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson (center) was saluted at the California Capital Airshow by an honor guard in vintage uniforms. WW II aircraft performed a fly- past after Congressman Ami Bera (second left) presented commendations to the 92-year- old.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Air Show Honors Triple Ace

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

MATHER, CA (MPG) - Arriving at Mather Field by airplane and vintage jeep, ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson was guest of honor at the California Capital Airshow last weekend.

The event saluted more than 100 WWII veteran attendees, whom Congressman Ami Bera called “the greatest nation’s greatest generation.” Among the hundreds of contemporary aircraft at Mather Field, prop-powered fighters from the European and Pacific theaters were soaring war birds. Over two days, their fly-pasts and barrel rolls delighted 100,000 observers at Mather Airport.

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Historic Rusch Home and Gardens Work Day Yesteryear Volunteers Needed

By Karey Hansen, Recreation Coordinator II, SRPD
Posted: 9/18/2014

Inside the Rusch House, Sunlight and Rustic Furniture
Inside the mahogany lined foyer looking into the family room of the Historic Rusch Home and Gardens, which was built in 1914 after the original farmhouse burned down.
Photo courtesy of Sunrise Recreation and Park District

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - On October 11, 2014, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., The Sunrise Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Volunteer Work Day at the Historic Rusch Home and Gardens in Citrus Heights located at 7301 Antelope Road in the West End of Rusch Park.

The Historic Rusch Home is a 1,712 square foot craftsman style home built in 1914 and is located within a 2.14-acre private garden setting.

Due to the uniqueness and historical significance of the property, upkeep of the home and grounds requires an extra level of detailed maintenance with opportunities available in the gardens, as well as on the inside and outside of the Home.

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Bird's Eye View of Potential City Hall Location
Potential Civic Center Complex Bird's Eye View

City Hall Relocation

Possible New Location

Special City Announcement
Posted: 9/10/2014

We are pleased that so many have attended meetings throughout this past year on the potential relocation of the City Hall. While many attendees liked the potential site on Antelope Road, many of you expressed concerns and favored keeping City Hall near the other city facilities, such as the Community Center and the Police Department.

Since the last meeting, a potential new site has become available (shown below) and the city is inviting you to attend a meeting to learn more about this potential new site.

City Hall Public Information Meeting
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive

All interested parties are welcome to attend this meeting.

We want to hear what you think about this potential new location!

Fair Oaks CoHousing Neighbors
Cohousing neighborhoods are composed of privately-owned homes clustered around shared open space and extensive common facilities. The Club House typically includes a dining room, kitchen, workshop space, children’s playroom, guest rooms, and lounge. It is the heart of the neighborhood for a variety of other activities. Cars are parked on the periphery of the site, making the neighborhood more pedestrian-friendly and kid-safe. Future residents are involved in the design and development so that it reflects their needs and priorities, creating a truly custom neighborhood.
Photo courtesy of Fair Oaks Ecohousing

EcoHousing a New Trend

By Marty Maskall
Posted: 9/4/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Local residents submitted their planning application to Sacramento County on Monday, July 21st, to approve their design for a new environmentally friendly neighborhood on New York Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks. A group of nine families have been working with architect and international cohousing expert, Charles Durrett, on the design of their community.

The 30 new homes will range in size from two-bedroom flats to four-bedroom town homes, along with extensive community facilities and garden areas. The new community is unique in that it is being initiated by a group of local families that seek to live in a more socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhood than what traditional developers have been building in the Sacramento Suburbs.

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500 Volunteers Needed at United Way’s Day of Caring Volunteer Extravaganza

United Way’s 2nd Annual Day Of Caring Kicks Off New Five-Year Strategic Plan

Posted: 9/4/2014

Volunteers Gather for United Way's Day of Caring
“We’re excited to watch companies, volunteers and nonprofits come together again for an amazing day transforming our community through volunteer projects,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, United Way president and CEO.

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by signing up for one of 31 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo and keynote presentation by Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger. Volunteer projects will begin at 10 a.m. in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Sign up at:
by Sept. 5. Last year, 362 volunteers completed 25 volunteer activities across five counties.

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Calling all Dogs, Runners, Walkers and Their Humans

By Michael S. Dunne
with Elise Spleiss
Posted: 8/21/2014

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild

Posted: 8/21/2014

Free Safety Fair Coming to Citrus Town Center

By Connie Hall
Posted: 8/21/2014

Citrus Heights Holds First Annual Hot August Bites

By Linda Harper
Posted: 8/8/2014

Citrus Heights is Now a Party City!

By Bill Martin
Posted: 8/8/2014

The Drowsy Chaperone and the Gatsby Gala

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 8/6/2014


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