Penne O’Gara was named Citizen of the Year for 2013 by the Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce.
President Dennis Koutouzos presented the award to Penne, the “ultimate volunteer,” and noted that her post-teacher retirement involvement in education, her founding of the Trinidad Song Circle, her integral involvement in the North Coast Storytellers Festival, her work with the Trinidad Civic Club, and her uncanny knack for cheerfully bringing people together were qualities which inspired the award. Congratulations Penne!
The award was presented at the Chamber dinner during which the board of directors was announced: Dennis Koutouzos, president, Mike Reinman, vice-president, Don Zeman, treasurer, Angela Harder, Katherine Perry and Sharon Hanks, directors, also were named. Melissa Zarp is executive director.
The Chamber web site, www.TrinidadCalif.com or www.DiscoverTrinidad.com, keeps improving every month. The Board is keeping track of web site visits: 23,068 in July. President Koutouzos welcomes suggestion. Email him at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”> firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
The Trinidad Chamber presents two films at Trinidad Town Hall in August. “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder will be shown on August 9 at 7 p.m. “Life of Pi,” winner of four Academy Awards as a “miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery,” according to Roger Ebert, will be shown on August 26.
The showings are open to the community and summer visitors at no charge. Bring the family.
Next Sunday, August 11, the Trinidad Artisans Market next to Murphy’s Market includes the music of the Fabulous Blue Jayz. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
‘Embracing the Feminine’ at
Westhaven Center for the Arts
Connie Butler’s ceramics, “honoring the goddess in ancient Etruscan urns and Babylonian vases,” and Guy Joy’s paintings “celebrating the beauty and power of the feminine surrounded by nature in all her glory” continue on view at Westhaven Center for the Arts, 501 South Westhaven Drive, through August.
Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 677-9493 for information on joining WCA or for information about current programs or go to www.westhavencenter.org for updates.
Kenzie Mullen, library director, and her many helpers, are readying the new library to be open for checking out books on Aug.10. Watch for signs on the door. The grand opening celebration being planned by Friends of the Trinidad Library is set for Sunday, August 18 at 1 p.m. All are invited.
(You can email Patti at
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