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September 8: Good News Friday

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Good News Friday returns after a Labor Day Break as readers have submitted their “good news” to share. It’s nice to have a single post of just good things happening around Contra Costa and a little bit of everything is being shared.

For future submissions, ideas include:

  • Anything positive
  • Shout out to a local business for going above and beyond
  • Family shout out (anniversary, birth, student athlete)
  • Business News — from a new business launch, an anniversary or simply a business deal)
  • Sports — could always use more of this.
  • Divorce? Kidding, but in some cases, perhaps its good news.

If you want to submit for next week, email [email protected] with the subject line “good news”.

Dave Travers — a new carriage has arrived for Fancy Ferriage by Horse and Carriage which will soon be available to ride in. The business was founded in 1993 to make dreams come true by providing a special horse-drawn carriage or wagon experience. Our Cinderella Carriage magically transforms any event into one fit for Princes & Princesses. They have many different carriages and wagons available and two teams of Haflinger horses to serve you — more info

Pittsburg Seafood Festival Returns

Pittsburg Seafood Festival Returns — The Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival returns on September 9-10 at the John Buckley Square in downtown Pittsburg. This is a two-day family friendly event with outdoor music, food, and more. The event will also feature arts and crafts on display, activities for the kids including facepainting, magic shows, cooking demonstrations, three live entertainment stages, craft beer, a wine pavilion, Latin flair entertainment and so much more!

Sept. 9 & 10
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Old Town, Pittsburg CA
Tickets — click Here

Freedom High School had there future falcons cheer & dance clinic last Friday! Also, Freedom High School has a homecoming parade tonight in Oakley.

The Model Bakery – Some exciting Walnut Creek Bakery update, our design has been approved by city council and we will have final permits to start construction shortly.  What do you think of the look?  The St. Helena Bakery hosted its official grand re-opening. For more information, www.themodelbakery.com

Photo by Oakley Rotary

Oakley Rotary Club: In an effort to support local business, the rotary club visits a local business to show support where they have a meal. According to the Rotary Club,  Great company, great food! Oakley Rotary Means Business at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Dana Hansen Gould: Shout out to all the teachers and administration at Liberty High School that take such good care of our kids in this crazy world!

Tasha Forjone: My oldest daughter has struggled with school since second grade. Covid dampened her assessment but she got it before middle school. She has been working very hard to get at least a B in all her classes. Her report card came back with all A’s!!

Kelly Angell: Next week will start the inaugural season of women’s flag football for all three local High schools!

Rachelle Haynes ––  Aloha Ice  is hosting a toy drive for Project Pearls a non-profit that helps those in need in the Philippines. The toy drive will be going until 10/5/23. They are located at 6271 Lone Tree Wy Suite K, Brentwood, CA 94513.

David Hork – My brother in law surprised me by gifting me this 2001 Harley Davidson Road King. He came over to my house with his kids and his coworker to watch church at my house. After church he told me he had something to show me and walked outside. I followed shortly after and heard a Harley outside. I was really confused because him and the family drove up in his “new to him” old school Volkswagen Beetle. This motorcycle has a lot of sentimental value. My dad bought it brand new in ’01 and him and my mom used to take this bike to dinner with our other biker family and friends every Friday night. I lost my mom to stage 4 cancer at the tender age of 43, (I was 15). A few years ago my dad sold the bike to my brother in law as his health was declining and couldn’t ride anymore. We just lost my sister (who also used to enjoy riding on the back) at age 41 to interstitial lung disease July 14.  I was in complete shock how selfless this man is to give me the bike. He said “she’s in the hands of her rightful owner now.”  I don’t know how, but one day I’ll find a way to repay this man for the joy he has instilled in me.

Kelly Bennett Mykrantz — shout out to Arline Correa caught Lucca the dog today who had been missing for one week and he is home with his owner. She’s amazing!

Debora Harrigan: I’m a female senior citizen & friend of mine saw me on the bike path walking my bike, since it had a flat front tire. He offered me a ride home but it was walking distance to my place so I said I’ve got it covered. He came over the next day and replaced the tube! This person voluntarily paints interesting designs on windows downtown Martinez.

Rick Cendejas: Shout out for my Pittsburg High School classmate, fellow Mare Island Shop 31 Machinist and still one of my best friends, Ed Edward Borjon, who quietly works tirelessly to keep our local roads (Kirker Pass and Pittsburg/Antioch Highway) free of litter. I saw him yesterday along the Posco fence as I was coming from Home Depot to Downtown Pittsburg and there was zero litter from where he was all the way to Harbor Street. Please help Ed keep Pittsburg clean.

Siu Ling —  Tonight (Thursday) was a beautiful example of what it means to live here.  At the event tonight there was a patron who wasn’t doing too well.  Several people gently and respectfully stepped up to tend to them. One by one, someone different came. They helped this person up, gave them a chair to sit in, asked if they were okay, gave them food and water and made sure they weren’t alone. Then kept checking on this person.  This person wasn’t ignored, this person wasn’t just left there. This person was shown true neighborly concern, care and love.  This person was safe in a sea of neighbors.  I don’t know the names of all who helped, I wish I did because what you did was from the heart…and I thank you…..but I do know one was Kolette, who organizes events for us and the other was our very own Madame Mayor, Shanelle Scales-Preston. Thank you for being there for this person. True leadership.  This honest caring is truly what makes Pittsburg so special. The respect and genuine concern we have for one another. We take care of our own.  This is what separates us from any other place in CoCoCo.  I Love our home. And our neighbors. We are Pittsburg Proud

Happy Trails Riding AcademyJoin us for some spooky fun at the ranch, costume contests, pumpkins, and and a haunted theme each day. Sign up soon, as we fill up fast. Text 925-291-0123 to hold your spot with a $40 deposit

Lavish Grazing —  Another fun workshop at Serendipity Cellars on October 12th from 6-8 pm . We will create a fun Halloween themed board that will be a coffin . Wear a fun costume too — register

Ebony Beshears – Shout out to the whole MΣGΔ (MEGA) football and cheer organization/Family for always going hard and striving for greatness. Our football team is going hard on the field and our cheerleaders go hard on the mats !  We have some great coaches, great athletes, & the best fan club/supporters !! Mind Elevated Game Accelerated,  Be on the look out for info on our first home game next Saturday at Pittsburg high school! Come see what all the fuss is about. Trust me it’s a home game you don’t want to miss. For more information, www.megafootballandcheer.com

TJ Bradley —  The Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch and one of our members donated collectively $3,000 to the Delta Veterans Group benefiting the Stand-Down on the Delta this weekend

Brentwood — The City of Brentwood announced several business are new and coming soon.

  • Moon Valley Nursery (7021 Lone Tree) – Now Open
  • Haley’s Sweets (Ice cream and boba tea shop; 626 1st Street)
  • Bally Wellness Center (Acupuncture; 1240 Central Blvd A3)
  • J’s Mighty Jungle (Mobile Plant Vendor; 7740 Brentwood Blvd Ste B)
  • Kree Photography (Photography Services; 238 Oak St)
  • Boba Corner (Boba Drinks And Smoothies; 761 2nd St)

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If you have “Good News” and you want to share it for next Friday, please email [email protected]

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