September 27, 2022


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Oakland Greek fest returning Friday immediately after two-yr hiatus


The Oakland Greek Festival, sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, will return Friday by Sunday.

“After a two calendar year-12 months hiatus, we are enthusiastic to welcome you back to our cathedral campus and to offer you our philoxenia (hospitality),” announced Rev. Fr. Thomas Zaferes, Proistamenos of Ascension Cathedral.

Celebrating its 50th calendar year, the Oakland Greek Competition will kick off the weekend’s festivities from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Together with breathtaking panoramic views from the Oakland hills, competition-goers can foresee their delectable culinary favorites this sort of as gyros, souvlakia, lamb sandwiches, calamari, spanakopita, loukoumades and significantly far more.

Ascension’s award-successful Greek Folks Dance troupes, 1972 historical festival photo shows, tours and lectures, the Ascension Liturgical Choir and dwell Greek new music and dancing will be highlighted during the weekend. A unique array of wares and just take-home pastries will also be offered for invest in. Tickets are $5 at the doorway, and admission is totally free for children 12 or youthful. Lots of cost-free parking will be readily available at the church and encompassing a lot as very well as quality parking for $20 a day. For enjoyment schedules and far more information, stop by on line.

— Frosene Phillips


Board votes for Shipp as center school’s new principal

Karyn Shipp is Piedmont Center School’s new principal. (photo courtesy of the Piedmont Unified College District) 

Piedmont Center School’s former assistant principal, Karyn Shipp, is now the school’s principal for every a unanimous school board vote May well 11. She will think her new position on July 1, replacing present principal Ryan Fletcher, who is relocating to Colorado.

Shipp commenced her tenure with the school district at Piedmont Higher University in 1997 as athletic director and women’s varsity soccer mentor prior to shifting to Piedmont Middle in 2013. She retains a bachelor of science diploma from Cal Point out Sacramento, a learn of arts degree from Mills University and an administrative providers credential from St. Mary’s Faculty.

“Everything I do, I do with the pupils in the target,” Shipp suggests.

Longtime resident Ruby named Hecht Volunteer of 12 months

Longtime Piedmont resident Eileen Ruby, a a long time-extended volunteer for learners, was honored at the May well 11 university board meeting as the Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year.

Identified as a “fundraising savant” by a nominator, Ruby chaired the Piedmont Instruction Foundation’s inaugural campaign in 2000, coordinating initiatives to convey fundraising to all six Piedmont Unified Faculty District campuses. She was president of the Piedmont Middle Faculty mother and father club and a dad or mum club board member at Havens Elementary, Piedmont Middle and Piedmont Superior universities and serves on the PEF board of directors.

Ruby was awarded an art do the job from Piedmont Large university student Margaret “Frankie” Browning. Each and every 12 months the Hecht award goes to another person who displays exemplary company to Piedmont youth. Prior winners incorporate Andrea Swenson, Monthly bill Drum, Sue Smegal and Katie Korotzer.

Metropolis announces winners of its 2022 dwelling layout awards

The metropolis of Piedmont has announced winners of its 2022 household layout awards for excellence.

The award for exceptional extensive transform went to home owners on Crest Road with their architects TGH. Cynthia and Jason Villaluz, of 1546 Oakland Ave., had been awarded for fantastic prefabricated accessory dwelling unit (ADU) with contractor Adobu. The award for exceptional detached ADU went to Ruth and Fred Brosseau, of 1661 Grand Ave., and architect Carrie Shores Diller.

The award for excellent residential transform went to Van Huynh and Tammy Lam, of 630 Blair Ave., and designers Michael Waxman and Alex Hodgkinson of MN Builders. The initial new sustainability awards went for green infrastructure to a Crest Road residence and for sustainable layout in solar roofing to Jesse Nelson, of 3 Nace Ave. A reception was held at City Corridor this 7 days to honor the recipients.

Lantern Projects accepting donations to aid in Ukraine

Piedmont-primarily based Lantern Jobs has Ukraine in its concentrate as nicely as two other nations around the world that can use assist. Donations of any dimension can be produced to Lantern Jobs, 51 Glen Alpine Road, Piedmont, CA 94611. Involve the desire selection, your title and email on any checks despatched to the deal with.