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Evening of Dreams 2011

Evening of Dreams 2011

The Evening of Dreams Prom is a red carpet gala in Sacramento serving teens and young adults with disabilities and special needs, complete with formal wear, photographers and dancing.   Guest with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other mental and physical challenges dance the evening away with area high school athletes and student leaders.

“Evening of Dreams is an exclusive one of a kind event where students with special needs are served as the kings and queens of prom where they experience their dreams,” said Michelle Purcell, prom founder. Each guest is asked at registration to list their dreams for the evening, and according to event organizers, most are able to be reached.

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

Cordova Senior Activities Center Volunteer Receives Recognition from Board of Supervisors

The Cordova Recreation and Park District is pleased to announce that Ed Dunn, Cordova Senior Activities Center Advisory Board Vice President and Center volunteer, was recognized by the Sacramento Board of Supervisors as an Outstanding Senior Volunteer for 2011. Mr. Dunn was presented the award by District 5 Supervisor Don Nottoli at the May 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting.

In addition to serving as Vice President of the Senior Advisory Board, Mr. Dunn has taken the lead in rewriting the Bylaws and ensuring that the vision and goals of the Advisory Board are preserved.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Ahi Tuna Wraps

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Ahi Tuna Wraps

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Ahi Tuna Wraps in this week's episode "It's Not for Salads" featuring Chef Mark Ayers from Cannery Row Brewing Company.

Soy-Mirin Vinaigrette

2 oz Soy Sauce
2 oz Mirin
2 oz Rice Vinegar
2 oz Sesame Oil
12 oz Blended Oil
½ oz Ginger, fresh grated
½ oz garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

• Combine all ingredients
• Adjust seasoning

Ahi Tuna Wraps
6 oz Ahi Tuna
½ Oz Soy-Mirin Vinaigrette
1 Tbs Green onion, finely chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
¼ oz Jimica, julienned
¼ oz Enoki mushrooms
¼ oz Daikon sproutsikon sprouts
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
¼ Cup Carrots, julienne
3 Lettuce Leafs

Cooking Instructions
Mix tuna with vinaigrette and green onions.

Green Bay Packer to visit veterans in Mather

Green Bay Packer to visit veterans in Mather

MATHER - Jarrett Bush, number 24 for the 2011 Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers, will visit veterans at the Sacramento VA Medical Center on Tuesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., to show his appreciation for America's heroes.

The medical center, located at 10535 Hospital Way in Mather, will host the visit from the special teams corner back, a local player who graduated from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville.

Bush was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Utah State and American River College.

Rancho Cordova advocates use the Internet and social media to inspire a community

Rancho Cordova advocates use the Internet and social media to inspire a community

Ryan Lundquist is a former neighborhood watch captain who's part of a team of citizens using digital media to helps their neighborhood of White Rock connect and grow.   Their goal is create an avenue to help people communicate and work together for the purpose of making their neighborhood better.

The White Rock Neighborhood website is all about engaging each person and household to get involved in the wellbeing of White Rock.  Visit the website and you're encouraged to check out positive activities that are happening, list your own, watch videos, learn about crime tips and vote for issues such as the two phase plan for Mills Park Drive.

White Rock is in Rancho Cordova between Folsom Blvd, Mather Field, Zinfandel Drive and south of Highway 50.  To learn more about the website and get involved, go to

Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor McGarvey

Join the Cordova Community Council and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce for "The Year Ahead" Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor Bob McGarvey.  

Mayor McGarvey will share his hopes and plans for the year ahead, while the Chamber tells us what it has in store for 2011, and the Cordova Community Council unveils another great year of community events. 

When: Friday, Jan. 21 from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. 
Where: American River Room
            Rancho Cordova City Hall
            2729 Prospect Park Drive

Lunch is $12 for members, $15 for non-members.
To RSVP, contact Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community Council Executive Director, at shelly@cordovacouncil.org or call 273-5704.

Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.