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On Jan. 19, National Popcorn Day pops onto the scene with a crunch we all love to enjoy! The annual celebration recognizes a treat that satisfies munchies, day or night. Dig into these popcorn facts from the National Day Calendar.

Wine, Beer & Food  event Feb. 4

Youth Commission cleanup Jan. 15

The Grub Grab program from Galt Joint Union Elementary School District has expanded to Valley Oaks Elementary School to hand out a surplus of meal boxes. The Valley Oaks distribution continues on Jan. 13 at 2:20 p.m. Above, district counselor Hector Reyes (left) and Food Services Supervisor …

Bitter cold January days call for nothing less than a cup of hot tea to warm you up from the inside out. A hot, steamy cup of tea is perfect for any time of the day. Happy National Tea Day! So, enjoy that cup of tea, and I’ll tell you some interesting facts about tea.

For 15 years now, the goal of the Galt Community of Character Coalition has been to motivate and inspire good character throughout our community. For January and February, integrity is the character trait selected for focus by our community. People with integrity follow moral and ethical pri…

Joseph Saner was the patriarch of the Saner Ranch southwest of Galt. The Swiss native came to this section of south Sacramento County in 1883 and married his wife Mary in 1887. By 1908, Saner had accumulated 500 acres when his life was cut short by an unknown assailant. The prime suspect was…

Picture the scene: you have been preparing delicious pancakes for yourself and your family to enjoy for breakfast or brunch. Some family members smother their pancakes in butter and maple syrup, while others prefer to eat them with a pile of cut fruit.

Loved ones have issued an invitation to the celebration of life for Diane Helena Kneppel (Nov. 4, 1947-Oct. 7, 2021). The celebration of life will be held at the Valley Oaks Grange Hall on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. The Grange Hall is located at 347 Fifth Street in Galt.

A photo from around 1964 shows the Galt A&W Root Beer drive-in four years after its construction. In 1919, Roy Allen purchased a root beer formula from a pharmacist and opened a stand in Lodi, Calif. The following year, Allen became partners with Frank Wright, and the two combined their …

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of thick, spicy pepper pot soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778. Pepper pot soup was first made on Dec. 29, 1777.

You better watch out, you better not cry, because it seems Santa has been checking in on Galt residents. Santa (Ric Wilson) and his elf helper Jingle (Jensie Caguimbal) were caught on camera Wednesday, Dec. 8 taking a much needed break at the Galt Denny’s. The two sat down for an evening mea…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

A photo from around 1910 shows the inside of the First Congregational Church decorated for Christmas services. The First Congregational Church on the corner of 3rd and B streets was the first church built in Galt and was the result of the efforts of John McFarland and Dr. Obed Harvey. Under …

It’s National Cookie Exchange Day! It’s not too late to host a cookie exchange party of your own – text or email 6 to 8 of your friends or family who you want to take part in a sweet and delicious event.

Mia Lane Gomez, the owner of Head Quarters Hair Studio, was on the cutting edge of cosmetology when she opened the salon in 1981, whether it was airbrushed nails, French manicures or perms.

Seniors in Galt were treated with a hot meal last Thursday, thanks to the efforts of South County Services and members of the Real Men’s Club and Lodi VFW Post.

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Today is The Bill of Rights Day. Now who would have thought to celebrate the Bill of Rights in the middle of the holiday season?

The Oak View Union Elementary School District 4th-8th grade band and choir serve as the Salvation Army’s Bell Ringers at Young’s Payless IGA Market in Lockeford on Saturday, Dec.4. They performed a medley of holiday classics led by band and choir teacher DeAnna Morefield.

This year’s Lighting of the Night parade drew more entries and onlookers than ever, Galt Parks and Recreation Director Armando Solis said at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission. At the meeting, commissioners also requested City Council approval to meet every other month…

Galt’s STAR program got its annual visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 3, welcoming participants with a spaghetti dinner and Christmas gifts.

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Marengo Ranch Elementary School held its annual spelling bee Thursday, Dec. 2. Eleven third through sixth grade students participated in this year’s event.

Each year on Dec. 8, brownie lovers across the nation enjoy one of their favorite baked goods on National Brownie Day. In the United States, the chocolate brownie is a favorite, with the blonde brownie running a close second.

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