Category Archives: Faces and Places

River Park neighbors celebrate Independence Day

The annual Firecracker Parade brought hundreds of neighbors together for the annual festival and parade featuring classic cars, followed by children and families on bicycles and neighborhood groups like the River Park Garden Club. Starting at Caleb Greenwood Elementary School

Spirit of the Pocket Independence Day Parade drew 48 entries

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com The festive, celebratory spirit of a traditional community Independence Day celebration brought together the neighborhood with the annual Spirit of the Pocket Parade on July 4. Totaling the amount of entries this year, one of

Faces and Places: Greenhaven Estates held Christmas party

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com Complete with fajita bar, hot chocolate bar, desserts and a visit with Santa, seniors at Greenhaven Estates enjoyed a festive day on Sunday, Dec. 11 as a live entertainer sang Christmas jingles. It truly was

Faces and Places: Bike Party held “The Grinch Who Saved Christmas Ride & Toy Drive”

Photos by Stephen Crowley stephen@valcomnews.com On the evening of Friday, Dec. 2, members of Bike Party Sacramento rode through East Sac decked out in Christmas lights. At this particular ride, folks brought new and unwrapped toys which they delivered to

Faces and Places: Matsuyama Harvest Festival

Photos by Stephen Crowley On Friday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. Matsuyama Elementary School held its annual harvest festival. A “cornucopia of fun” for the entire family, the festival featured arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, a cake

Faces and Places: Michaelmas festival at Camellia Waldorf portrayed inner struggle between dark and light

Photos by Stephen Crowley As the seasons between to change from long days of sunshine to darker, cooler days of fall and winter, the Camellia Waldorf School, located at 7450 Pocket Road, celebrated this transition in the calendar on Friday,

Car Show for a Cause at Greenhaven Estates

  August 26th 2016, Greenhaven Estates had a car show and a variety of food and baked goods for the families. It was open to the public and the proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Association. There was live music and lots

National Night Out in South Land Park was a big success

By Monica Stark Photos courtesy of South Land Park Neighborhood Association editor@valcomnews.com Up to 500 area residents, vendors, community groups, schools, students, businesses, safety professionals and elected officials attended the South Land Park Neighborhood Association’s National Night Out event at

National Night Out at Didion

Photos by Stephen Crowley Neighbors gathered for National Night Out at Didion School as part of a national effort to bring neighbors together on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Here is a collection of photos from the evening’s event.

Music in William Curtis Park featured ice cream and good music

Photos by Monica Stark editor@valcomnews.com The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association put on a good show on Sunday, June 26 with musical acts Legal Addiction and children’s musician Mister Cooper at William Curtis Park.  That evening’s event also featured free delicious