Island Arts

You Are School

Aug 13,2020

The season to return to school is near,
A time of woe for some, for others cheer,
Tradition was you’d fill your backpack full,
With paper, pens and all the learning tools,

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Maurice Ramirez Photography &nbsp&nbsp Caaliyah Forrer (left) and Logan de Lay (right) paint one of the bike racks in the art filled space. Dozens of volunteers came to build, plant and decorate the Webster Street Healing Garden July 31. The idea for the conversion of the mostly unused parking lot into a garden and outdoor dining space was sparked by Sandy Russell, owner of The Fireside.

Community Project Spruces Up Webster

Aug 06,2020

The Community Garden Project on Webster Street was a huge success. On my way over I grabbed every plant with a pink flower from Grocery Outlet along with a shiny new shovel. I finally got to meet the famous Maggie while checking out and she promised she would visit my plants in their new home.

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Dou Brings Fourth of July to Life

Jul 16,2020

The “Front Porch Blues” feted East End neighbors to 90 minutes of live music, which enlivened an unusually subdued Alameda Fourth of July, with their audience safely ensconced on front porches and in their driveways.

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The winning poster in the Everyone Belongs Here Poetry and Poster Contest (above)was designed by Britney Chau, a ninth grader at Encinal High School

‘Everyone Belongs Here’ Contest Winners Named

Jun 11,2020

The Everyone Belongs Here Poem and Poster Contest theme this year was how everyone still belongs here and belongs together, but how everyone needs to adapt to show unity. The winning poem and poster appear here. 

Thirteen in Quarantine

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AHS Theater Performs Livestreamed Cabaret

May 28,2020

What was supposed to be an end of the year event turned into an online extravaganza for the Alameda High School (AHS) drama department. On May 22, the drama department livestreamed The Living Room Cabaret.

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