March 16, 2008
In 1982, Stacy DeBoom, a third-grade student at Kaiser Elementary School, received an evergreen tree seedling from the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club. All third-graders in the Newport-Mesa School District were given a seedling in honor of Arbor Day, a 40-year tradition started by late County Supervisor Tom Riley, who was Rotary Club president at the time. In addition to the seedlings, the club also dedicates a large specimen tree every year to be planted on the campus of an elementary school in the Newport-Mesa School District.
April 20, 2009
A group of Costa Mesans will get together Saturday to plant trees in Canyon Park to celebrate Arbor Day and the city?s 11th year being given the Tree City USA designation. The city is putting on the 8 a.m.-to-noon event. Organizers plan to plant 55 trees in three locations throughout the park to shade and beautify picnic areas. ?Some of our natural trees are diminishing? ? due to diseases, drought and past over-watering ? ?and we wanted to bring some color to the entrance of the park,?
March 14, 2004
PETER BUFFA I like them. I don't know why. I just do. Off-center holidays, that is. We had one just this week. Don't tell me you missed it. You must be joking. Arbor Day. That's when everybody is supposed to plant a tree, not for this reason or that, but just because trees make the world a nicer place to live, and we all have to live somewhere. Who doesn't love trees? Nobody, that's who. Oh sure, we might be miffed by a tree with wandering roots or falling pieces of whatever now and then, but trees are a good thing.
March 8, 2003
Continuing a 33-year tradition, members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will distribute more than 2,400 seedlings to third-graders attending public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach on March 10 to celebrate Arbor Day. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 to create windbreaks and reduce soil erosion while providing shade, fruit, fuel and beauty to the plains. The timing of the celebration varies from state to state, but is generally determined by the best tree planting time.
February 25, 2006
Continuing a 36-year tradition started by the late county Supervisor Tom Riley ? then the president of the Rotary Club ? members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa, joined by the Rotary Club of Costa Mesa, will distribute more than 2,400 seedlings to third-graders attending public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach in early March to celebrate Arbor Day. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 as an effort to...
March 6, 2004
JIM DE BOOM Continuing a 34-year tradition, members of the rotary clubs of Newport-Balboa and South Coast Metro will distribute more than 2,400 seedlings to third-graders attending public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach on March 8 to celebrate Arbor Day, club president Ed Rennie said. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 as an effort to create windbreaks and reduce soil erosion, while providing shade, fruit, fuel and beauty to the plains.
March 4, 2000
77,000 TREES AND GROWING Members of the Newport Balboa Rotary Club, joined by members of the South Coast Metro Rotary Club, will continue a 32-year-old community tradition as they distribute 2,200 Aleppo pine saplings to third-graders of public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach on Monday in celebration of Arbor Day, an American tradition since 1884. The Aleppo pine, native to the Mediterranean, is a drought-resistant and fast-growing tree, which will top out at 60 feet.
March 10, 2009
A hearty group of Lions, 20 to be exact, set sail Feb. 20 for a visit to the Ensenada Lions Club, under the leadership of District Gov. Elizabeth Warren, reports Lions District Region Chairwoman Joan Parks. Those on this trip were Past District Governors Mike and Sandi Scheafer, Barbara and Ron Hayward, Jon and Sheila Casteel, and Lion members Terese and John Ganser, Cathy Waters and Alan, Carol Van Holt, Joan Parks, Pat Mason, Shirley, Nancy Smith, Loyce Mejias, Martha Hebert, and Ken and Denise Myers.
April 28, 2003
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