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2013 Weekly Challenge #43: An Apple a Day

2013 Weekly Challenge #43:  An Apple a Day

You know that old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Turns out it might be more true than you thought!

Apples are the perfect snack food. They are crunchy, sweet (but not too sweet) and delicious and also chock full of nutrition. Apples are low on the glycemic index which helps stabilize your blood sugar. They are also high in fiber which is not only good for your digestive system, but also helps you feel satisfied. As an extra bonus, apples don't need to be refrigerated and come in their own "wrapping" making them the epitome of a "grab and go" snack.

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

Source: Melissa Miranda, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways

Roseville Firefighters Golf Tournament held Oct. 14 at Timber Creek

Roseville Firefighters Golf Tournament held Oct. 14 at Timber Creek

The 22nd annual Roseville Firefighters Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Oct. 14 at Timber Creek Golf Course in Roseville.

Proceeds from the Columbus Day event, which is sponsored by Community 1st Bank, will benefit the Roseville Firefighter Charities and the Roseville Outstanding Teacher Fund. This fund recognizes Roseville teachers who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities to make learning fun for students in new and innovative ways.

The charity golf tournament also assists:

  • Firefighters Burn Institute
  • Roseville Crime Stoppers
  • Tommy Apostolos Fund
  • Sacramento Area Fire Chaplaincy Program

The four-person scramble tournament entry fee is $150 per person and $600 per foursome. It includes barbecue lunch, dinner/reception/awards presentation, green fees, cart, range balls, and putting contest.

Peach Tree Golf and Country Club hosting Event Aug. 23-24

Peach Tree Golf and Country Club hosting Event Aug. 23-24

Peach Tree Golf and Country Club is hosting the Event at Peach Tree Aug. 23-24. On Aug. 23, there will be a celebrity roast of Grant Napear, radio host and announcer for the Sacramento Kings. Former Sacramento Kings players Jim Les, Harold Pressley,...

Former Stanford University Standout Mitch Pleis Joins William Jessup University as Athletic Director

Former Stanford University Standout Mitch Pleis Joins William Jessup University as Athletic Director

William Jessup University announced today it has hired former Stanford University football standout Mitch Pleis as its athletic director.

A Granite Bay resident, Pleis will oversee the athletic department at William Jessup, expanding its programs and engagement with supporters. The Warriors currently have five men’s teams and six women’s teams.

Pleis grew up in an athletic family atmosphere in Lafayette, CA where his father, Wendell Pleis, was a highly successful high school football coach. Mitch was a three-sport standout at Del Valle High, where he and his two younger brothers played football for their father. All three later played collegiately in the Pac-10 Conference.

Mitch Pleis’ football background includes an association with a who’s who of high profile college and NFL coaches. He was a standout tight end for two seasons (1977-78) at Stanford under head coach Bill Walsh and one of his top assistants, George Seifert.

SCCA helping the community

And Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag!  Hearing that makes you think, you know that would be fun to be a race car driver, but it is too expensive, you need a pit crew and sponsors, and of course it is a full time job.  Well, Let's face it -- you have to keep a roof over your head, you have a commitment to your family, and you don’t even have a race car.  Well it was a fun fleeting thought for a moment. 

You may not be able to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500, however there is something much closer to home that you CAN do.  But then again there is still the issue of you don’t have the money to buy a race car.  Surprisingly you might already have one and not even know it.  This is where the Sports Car Club of America comes in, and in particular Autocross.  The SCCA was founded back in 1944 with the intention to bring motorsports to the masses.

Skatetown Ice Arena Coach Awarded Four U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medals

Skatetown Ice Arena Coach Awarded Four  U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medals

Congratulations to figure skating coach Chris Kinser for passing the Senior Solo Free Dance Gold test!  Chris is now a Quadruple Gold Medalist with gold medals in Freeskate, Moves in the Field, Dance and Solo Free Dance.  This is a huge accomplishment!!  USFS Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing.  As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called "gold," test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation "U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist." 

Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. In a typical year, approximately 40,000 U.S.