Briefly: Oakland Greek Competition returning Friday after two-year hiatus


The Oakland Greek Competition, backed through the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, will go back Friday thru Sunday.

“After a two year-year hiatus, we’re excited to welcome you again to our cathedral campus and to provide you with our philoxenia (hospitality),” introduced Rev. Fr. Thomas Zaferes, Proistamenos of Ascension Cathedral.

Celebrating its fiftieth 12 months, the Oakland Greek Competition will kick off the weekend’s festivities from 4 to ten p.m. Friday and proceed from 11 a.m. to ten p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. At the side of breathtaking panoramic perspectives from the Oakland hills, festival-goers can look forward to their delectable culinary favorites corresponding to gyros, souvlakia, lamb sandwiches, calamari, spanakopita, loukoumades and a lot more.

Ascension’s award-winning Greek Folks Dance troupes, 1972 ancient pageant picture shows, excursions and lectures, the Ascension Liturgical Choir and are living Greek track and dancing can be featured all over the weekend. A singular array of wares and take-home pastries can be in the stores. Tickets are $5 on the door, and admission is unfastened for youngsters 12 or more youthful. Quite a lot of unfastened parking can be to be had on the church and surrounding rather a lot in addition to top rate parking for $20 an afternoon. For leisure schedules and extra main points, discuss with on-line.

— Frosene Phillips


Board votes for Shipp as center faculty’s new primary

Karyn Shipp is Piedmont Heart College’s new primary. (picture courtesy of the Piedmont Unified College District) 

Piedmont Heart College’s former assistant primary, Karyn Shipp, is now the varsity’s primary in step with a unanimous faculty board vote Might 11. She’s going to think her new position on July 1, changing present primary Ryan Fletcher, who’s shifting to Colorado.

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Shipp started her tenure with the varsity district at Piedmont Prime College in 1997 as athletic director and girls’s varsity football trainer prior to shifting to Piedmont Heart in 2013. She holds a bachelor of science stage from Cal State Sacramento, a grasp of arts stage from Generators Faculty and an administrative products and services credential from St. Mary’s Faculty.

“The entirety I do, I do with the scholars in the focal point,” Shipp says.

Longtime resident Ruby named Hecht Volunteer of 12 months

Longtime Piedmont resident Eileen Ruby, a decades-long volunteer for college kids, used to be commemorated on the Might 11 faculty board assembly because the Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the 12 months.

Known as a “fundraising savant” through a nominator, Ruby chaired the Piedmont Schooling Basis’s inaugural marketing campaign in 2000, coordinating efforts to convey fundraising to all six Piedmont Unified College District campuses. She used to be president of the Piedmont Heart College folks membership and a mum or dad membership board member at Havens Basic, Piedmont Heart and Piedmont Prime faculties and serves at the PEF board of administrators.

Ruby used to be awarded an artwork from Piedmont Prime scholar Margaret “Frankie” Browning. Every 12 months the Hecht award is going to any individual who displays exemplary carrier to Piedmont formative years. Earlier winners come with Andrea Swenson, Invoice Drum, Sue Smegal and Katie Korotzer.

Town declares winners of its 2022 domestic design awards

The town of Piedmont has introduced winners of its 2022 domestic design awards for excellence.

The award for remarkable complete transform went to belongings house owners on Crest Highway with their architects TGH. Cynthia and Jason Villaluz, of 1546 Oakland Ave., have been awarded for remarkable prefabricated accent living unit (ADU) with contractor Adobu. The award for remarkable indifferent ADU went to Ruth and Fred Brosseau, of 1661 Grand Ave., and architect Carrie Shores Diller.

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The award for remarkable residential transform went to Van Huynh and Tammy Lam, of 630 Blair Ave., and architects Michael Waxman and Alex Hodgkinson of MN Developers. The primary new sustainability awards went for inexperienced infrastructure to a Crest Highway place of dwelling and for sustainable design in sun roofing to Jesse Nelson, of three Nace Ave. A reception used to be held at Town Corridor this week to honor the recipients.

Lantern Tasks accepting donations to lend a hand in Ukraine

Piedmont-based Lantern Tasks has Ukraine in its focal point in addition to two different nations that may use lend a hand. Donations of any dimension can also be made to Lantern Tasks, 51 Glen Alpine Highway, Piedmont, CA 94611. Come with the want quantity, your identify and electronic mail on any tests despatched to the deal with.

Want #446 will ship clinical provides to the Ohmatdyt kids’s health center in Kyiv, which is treating significantly in poor health kids in addition to kids and adults wounded in assaults.

Want #447 will convey aid provides corresponding to meals, clothes and drugs thru Hand in Hand In combination, which has been serving to Ukraine since 1994. Items are despatched in container shipments or bought in a close-by nation for distribution.

Want #448 will supply child provides in Slovakia, the place many Ukrainians have fled to a refugee heart there. $40 will purchase a pack of 100 diapers, $9 a field of method, $3.50 child cereal.

Want #449 will convey meals baggage, hygiene kits and a truck to move disabled other people in Moldova. On Ukraine’s southern border, the rustic additionally wishes lend a hand with refugees.

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See arts heart’s unfastened showcase, ‘Time of Position,’ Might 28-29

Former Piedmont resident Michael Friedes could have an showcase within the Piedmont Heart for the Arts at 801 Magnolia Ave. entitled “A Time of Position.” The summary panorama showcase celebrates his love tale with the Bay Space and its good looks. Consult with the unfastened showcase from 11 a.m. to two p.m. Might 28-29.

Sport Division now hiring summer season camp employees

The Piedmont Sport Division is hiring summer season camp aides and leaders. Candidates should be age 15 or older with two years of related enjoy, and the pay is $15 to $30 in step with hour. Name the Sport Division for more info at 510-420-3070.

The dept may be website hosting a unfastened “Play Like a Lady” tournament from 10 a.m. to at least one p.m. Sunday at Witter Box. Raffles and are living demonstrations through skilled athletes will happen in 20 other sports activities from martial arts to basketball. Name Jessica Pomey on the Sport Division to volunteer for the development.

Additionally, an grownup co-ed softball team is forming for play June 13 thru Aug. 5 at Coaches Box. avid gamers can electronic mail [email protected]

— Linda Davis, correspondent

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