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Riverdance Farms plans family events on Memorial Day weekend

Riverdance Farms, an organic farm located along the meandering Merced River in Livingston, has some fun family “Pick & Gather” events planned for May 29, 30 and 31. Farm owner Cindy Lashbrook told the Times, “This year, we didn’t know if we could do anything due to COVID.  Our event this year is more spread out, so there is less chance…

Sierra Club showcases restorative prison gardening program

Community members who attended the virtual Sierra Club meeting on March 18 were treated to a presentation by Katerina Friesen, program manager with Insight Garden Program (IGP). Insight Garden Program is in 11 State prisons in California and two facilities outside California.  Friesen works at Central California Women’s Facility in…

The story of Osborn Park, as told by Vicki Carne

This is the story of Osborn Park at 750 Bellevue Road in Atwater told by Vicki Carne, Secretary of the Atwater Historical Society, and edited by Beverly Barela. The City of Atwater’s Osborn Park, located on 17 acres on Bellevue Road next to the Livingston Canal, was named after Charles A. Osborn. The City had several proposals to choose from…

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