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Our Visit to Rosie the Riveter Museum

Posted in FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD on March 31, 2017 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

See How Americans Joined Together to Win!

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What a marvelous day I spent with friends at the Rosie the Riveter/

WW ll Home Front National Historic Park Open daily 10 to 5 in Richmond.

The highlight was listening to a talk by Betty Reid Soskin.  At age 95 she’s the oldest US park ranger in the nation Learn more about Betty Reid Soskin

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My guest Betty Bainbridge Vitez from Ohio, and several friends enjoyed displays and films celebrating how women and minorities entered the workforce and changed America forever.  We enjoyed a tasty lunch next door at ASSEMBLE Restaurant, part of the historic CRANEWAY PAVILION

THE CRANEWAY PAVILION houses the restaurant.  The stunning 45,000 sq ft modern venue has been creatively re-tooled brought to life from the original 1930 Ford Assembly Plant. It’s where the Rosies made tanks, jeeps and armored cars.

ROSIE THE RIVETER TRUST works with the national park to expand educational opportunities and develop new ways to motivate and engage youth www.rosietheriveter.org

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Road to Rio? TRAIN to TRUCKEE

Posted in FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD on August 17, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

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Try it you’ll like it! My granddaughter age three and I had ball on our recent train trip to Truckee. The ride took 5 ½ enjoyable hours. Amtrack trains head for Truckee each day from the Emeryville Station. We left at 9:10am. It’s cool to give the conductor your paper ticket. The best views are from the Observation Car, with its clear-light windows and comfy cushioned seats. Lunch was available in the dining car.  We chatted with other passengers from near and far. Some folks were signed up for the sleeper cars, destined for Denver or Chicago. We arrived at 2:38pm. After exploring the train museum, we boarded the TART bus which dropped us at our doorstep in Squaw Valley. Can’t wait to take the train again!

LOVE IS AN ACTION

Posted in EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD, OAKLAND on February 11, 2016 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

Community Celebration Wednesday, March 9th

Oakland Leaf works with deserving students in Oakland to cultivate creativity, love and leadership. www.oaklandleaf.org

“These children, today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders, are a good investment” — Odiaka Gonzalez, Oakland Leaf Executive Director.

If you wish to be inspired, join the celebration Wednesday evening, March 9th at Oakland’s Starline Social Club.

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Tickets for “Love is an Action” Wednesday, March 9th, Starline Social Club

 

 

ELMWOOD FEATURED on HOUSE TOUR — SUNDAY MAY 3 from 1 to 5

Posted in BERKELEY, ELMWOOD, EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO, NEIGHBORHOOD on April 24, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

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ELMWOOD FEATURED ON HOUSE TOUR MAY 3

Friends and neighbors,

On Sunday afternoon May 3 you’re invited to peek behind closed doors! Stroll through The Elmwood neighborhood during the 40th Annual Spring House Tour presented by BAHA, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assn. Buy tickets online or on tour-day in front of John Muir School, 2955 Claremont, just south of Ashby.

http://berkeleyheritage.com/housetours/2015_spring_house_tour.html

See you there,
Julie Nachtwey

EVERYBODY WINS! OAKLAND RUNNING FESTIVAL

Posted in EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO, OAKLAND on March 23, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

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Diversity was the name of the game Sunday at the Fifth Annual Oakland Running Festival. Family and friends helped cheer on participants of all ages. Runners totaled 9,678 including the full marathon, half marathon, team relay, 5K plus two Fun Runs for kids under 7 or 8 to 12. More than 34 states and eight countries were represented. However, the big winner was a local young man who lives in Temescal. Jesse Cherry was among 905 athletes in the full marathon. He set a new race record of 2:25:14 as he ran by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at the finish line. My son Rob Nachtwey finished fourth overall and first in his age division. His friend Patrick Madigan finished under 3 hours for the first time.

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Running for a Better Oakland is a local non-profit that encourages Oakland students to develop healthy lifestyles through running. RBO trains kids from kindergarten through high school to run in the events of the Oakland Running Festival.

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If you are interested in running…volunteering with RBO or would like more info, please visit www.rboakland.org or exedir@rboakland.org

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Posted in BERKELEY, BUYERS, EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO, OAKLAND, Uncategorized on February 13, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

 

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It’s a pleasure to help people find the right house.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! SAT FEB 7 ANNUAL BAY AREA AUTHORS DINNER BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Posted in BERKELEY, EVENTS, FUN THINGS TO DO on January 14, 2015 by Julie Nachtwey, the Claremont Hills Real Estate Expert

 

Tickets still available!
13th Annual Authors Dinner — Saturday, FEB 7 starting at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation

http://bplf.org/event/authors-dinner/
Visit the link and click on “Buy Tickets”

 

Luckily there are still seats left for this special evening featuring 30 Bay Area authors. Honorary Chair Mollie Katzen’s celebrated MOOSEWOOD cookbook is a favorite of my husband (he does the cooking). We’ll be seated in the historic reading room of the Central Library, surrounded by the stacks!

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