Digest 6.10.05

SV Symphony conductor feted
• Gilroy – The South Valley Symphony’s musical director and
conductor Henry Mollicone has recently been selected as one of the
2005 Italian American Achievement Award Recipients in the Arts
category.
SV Symphony conductor feted

• Gilroy – The South Valley Symphony’s musical director and conductor Henry Mollicone has recently been selected as one of the 2005 Italian American Achievement Award Recipients in the Arts category.

Mollicone will be honored at an awards dinner June 24, at Lou’s Village restaurant, 1465 West San Carlos St., San Jose with a no host social hour beginning at 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7:30pm. The awards program will immediately follow dinner.

Cost of the dinner is $85.

Reservations for those desiring to attend must be requested by June 18 and should be forwarded to Al Navaroli either by phone at 842-3934 or fax 842-9776.

Garlicky Poets meet Saturday

• Gilroy – The Garlicky Group of Poets holds its monthly poetry reading on the second Saturday of each month at 3:30pm in the meeting room of the Gilroy Public Library, located at Rosanna and Sixth streets.

Public participation is welcome and admission is free.

Details: 779-4999.

Students display livestock at show

• Gilroy – The Gilroy FFA Boosters will be hosting their Annual Jackpot Show on Saturday, June 11, at the School Farm, 9110 Kern Ave. This show is open to all FFA and 4-H members.

Weigh-in will start at 8am and showmanship competitions will begin at 9:30am. This is an opportunity for students to show their livestock projects and prepare for the upcoming county and state fairs.

There will be a barbecue and other refreshments.

Details: Joan Pires, 848-3938.

YMCA summer camp starts

• Morgan Hill – Mt. Madonna YMCA Summer Camp offers weekly day camps for children in South County.

A variety of programs offer age appropriate activities for kids in first grade through ninth grade.

Weekly camps run from June 13 through Aug. 22.

The YMCA Back to Basics camp provides on-site child care with crafts, cooking group games and other activities. This camp includes one to two field trips a week.

Other camps include sports, cooking and drama camps.

Programs are open to all Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill residents and financial assistance is available.

Details: 715-6500 or visit www.scvymca.org/mtmadonna.

Planning office shuffles officials

• San Jose – As it continues to search for a new director, the Santa Clara County Planning Office has named Jody Hall Esser interim planning and development director.

A retiree, Hall Esser is a former city manager and redevelopment agency director from Culver City. She will hold the position for no more than six months. She replaces Mike Lopez, another retiree, who is now interim planning manager.

County Executive Pete Kutras has been looking for a new director since last year. To attract better candidates, he has given the director’s position new responsibilities and increased its salary range.

Housing project breaks ground

• San Jose – Santa Clara County broke ground Thursday on low-income and affordable housing for 343 families at the county fairgrounds in San Jose.

Known as the Corde Terra Family Housing Community, the units should be open in April 2007. The project will eventually include 200 housing units for seniors.

“Housing is the number one issue facing families and seniors throughout California, particularly Santa Clara Valley,” said Alex Sanchez, executive director of the county’s Housing Authority. “The partnership between the private sector, the county and San Jose and our agency continues to demonstrate our national leadership in producing affordable homes for our residents.”

Tutor training by Vision Literacy

• Gilroy – Vision Literacy is conducting tutor training on Saturday, at 42 Martin St. in Gilroy.

Learn how you can volunteer to help adults improve their basic reading, writing or math skills and change their lives forever. Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, call Judy Walko at 848-5366.

Want to comment on the news or suggest a story to the Dispatch? Call City Editor Robert Airoldi at 847-7037, FAX to 842-2206, or e-mail [email protected]

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