Living history speakers to help bring back past
Speakers will help recreate the San Ramon Valley's past with special talks every Saturday during March at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
As part of the current exhibit "What's In a Name: Tracing Our Valley's Early Families," the speakers will talk to museum visitors at 10:30 a.m. about the valley's storied past and will discuss local pioneer family portraits and other historic items on display.
On Saturday, the speaker will be Roxie Wiedemann Lindsay, who will appear as Mary Wiedemann to talk about her family and Wiedemann Ranch. On March 16, Betty Humburg Dunlap will discuss her family -- the Stones and the Humburgs. On March 23, Betty Casey will represent Rose Peters and the Portuguese Americans who settled in the valley. On March 30, Sonya Borlandelli will speak as Mary Cox Baldwin, grandmother of Cong. John F. Baldwin Jr.
The museum is at 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville. Admission is $5 per family, $3 per adult, $2 per student, $1 per child, or free with membership. For details, visit www.museumsrv.org or call 925-837-3750.
-- Kelly Gust, Staff
Country club honored for excellent service
Blackhawk Country Club has been awarded the "Distinguished Club" award by BoardRoom magazine, a trade publication serving private clubs.
"We'd like to congratulate Blackhawk Country Club for earning Distinguished Club status," John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine, said in a news release. "Special recognition also goes out to Blackhawk Country Club's general manager, Kevin Dunne, as well as the club's board of directors, its department heads and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience."
According to the release, the magazine developed the Distinguished Clubs award program with a goal of improving the member experience at every private club in America to help preserve the institution of private clubs for future generations.
-- Jason Sweeney, Staff