A Very Happy Holidays to All

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as holiday wreaths, courtesy of the Orinda Garden Club, go up around town along with festive lighting and decorations in our downtown businesses. The Orinda Garden Club is assisted by local Boy Scouts who will hang the wreaths Dec. 3 and take them down Jan. 7. See article.
    Wreaths will also honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice on Dec. 17 at the Lafayette Cemetery. See article.
    And, this year Orinda has not one but two tree lighting ceremonies: the Hospice Tree of Lights in Village Square and the Parks and Rec Department’s tree lighting and gingerbread house contest in the Community Center Park. Both take place on Dec. 3 with the Hospice Tree of Lights beginning at 4:30 p.m. and festivities at the Community Center Park starting at 5:30 p.m. See article for details.
    For more entertainment, try the Orinda Ballet Academy’s holiday ballet A Sweet Dream Nutcracker Dec. 9 – 11. See article.
    We would also like to congratulate one of our local businesses Morrison’s Jewelers on its 100-year anniversary. Family owned since 1923, the company has been run by four generations of the Berryhill family. Happy Anniversary!
    And speaking of local business, we hope you will remember them when you do your holiday shopping. Many have struggled through COVID to serve the Orinda community. Your support will be gratefully appreciated.
    After a very long two-plus years with COVID casting a shadow over the holidays, it’s nice to see a more festive spirit this year.
    Whether you celebrate Christmas (Dec. 25), Hanukkah (Dec. 18 – 26), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1) or another cultural event, we at The Orinda News wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Sally Hogarty, Executive Editor and Charleen Earley, Editor-in-Chief

(Sally Hogarty, Photographer)
Wreaths from the Orinda Garden Club have graced the walls above the Orinda Library fountain for years. Thanks to the Boy Scouts, they will once again be seen this holiday season.