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…

National Great American Pot Pie Day celebrates a distinctly American pie, the pot pie. The celebration was created in 2002 by Marie Callender’s, a company that makes frozen pot pies among other things.

Like many organizations, the COVID pandemic has set the Galt Teen Center back a bit on its goals, “but we are constantly moving forward, finding ways within the guidelines to do fundraising and some projects for the teens,” said Cat Wilson, Galt Teen Center publicity director.

Today is National Guacamole Day. Usually eaten as a side dish, guacamole has been a part of traditional Mexican cuisine since the time of the Aztecs. Today, the dip, whose name comes from an Aztec dialect Nahuatl and means guacamole sauce, is a popular side dish, salad addition or party dip …

Galt High School’s first drum major led the first marching band in 1933. The position of drum major originated in the British Army with the Corps of Drums in 1650. For high schools, he/she is the leader of a marching band and is usually positioned at the head of the band. The drum major is o…

Dozens of members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce gather with friends, family, owners and staff of Flames restaurant for a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday, Sept. 2. Flames staff provided tastes from their menu for the large crowd, which gathered to celebrate the occasion. The ne…

The team at Cal Valley Solar is joined by members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce for a ceremonial ribbon cutting celebrating the solar company’s membership in the business organization on Thursday, Sept. 3. Cal Valley Solar is dedicated to providing the most efficient solar technol…

Happy National Teddy Bear Day! Today is the day that honors the history of one of our childhood’s favorite toys. Most of us have had a soft, squishy, cuddly stuffed animal, whether it be a teddy bear, cat, dog, monkey, etc., during our young lives. They were (are) our confidants, absorbed ou…

Galt District Chamber of Commerce President Rachelle Herendeen, along with members of the chamber and community, congratulate Paul Dhillon, owner of Brewsters Bar & Grill, with the Business of the Month award for the month of September. Despite the staggering effects that COVID-19 has ta…

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Members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce gather to celebrate a ceremonial ribbon cutting for NextGen Tech Revolution, welcoming the business and owner Julio Roque into their ranks. NextGen buys, sells and repairs computers, phones and video game consoles. They are located in Central …

Problems abound in the current COVID-19 world and, for many local charities, it has meant striking a new balance between being the ones who help the community and being among those who need help. Nonetheless, volunteers at L’Chayim, Galt’s Sunrise Rotary and the Galt Area Historical Society …

Calendar items for the 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 Wednesday edition. All items …

Today is the 75th anniversary of National V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day). On this day, we recognize the Allied Forces victory over Japan during World War II. However, officials announced the surrender of Japan to the Allies on Aug. 15, 1945, the official signing of the surrender took place…

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Wisconsin born Joseph Lloyd Orvis was a plumber and sheet metal worker by trade and came to Galt around 1907. He lived for a time with his partner Frank Ritz, a native New Yorker and local machinist. When Ritz married local Galt socialite, Maude Ferguson, Orvis went to work for the Southern …

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Calendar items 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 Wednesday edition. All items must be received in writ…

Today we celebrate our four-legged friends. National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. It is an opportunity for us to recognize and appreciate the value and importance of dogs in our lives.

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Happy National Potato Day! Today is the day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack. While it can be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked, mashed or fried. It is used in countless recipes. What…

Taking social distancing to the stage might not seem feasible at first glance, but at this year’s Stagehands Children’s Theater Summer Camp, the show must go on. The program has been modified and the plays written and rewritten to allow for social distancing and other health and safety concerns.

The National Society of Professional Surveyors and California Land Surveyors Association announced last week that Liberty Ranch junior Kendall Sutton is the 2020 Trig-Star winner for California.

Today honors that in-between child in the family. It is National Middle Child Day. Depending on the size of the family, sometimes more than one falls between the firstborn and baby of the family.

In light of COVID-19, Galts Parks and Recreation’s Camp SOAR, or Summer SOAR, looks very different this year. Open to first through sixth grade students, the first of two two-week sessions ran from July 13 to July 24, with the second session currently running from July 27 to Aug. 7.

J&J Heating & Air Galt District chamber’s Business of the Month

If you’re looking for a whole new way to pamper your pup, look no further than Plush Puppy. Wayne Harding has joined the longtime Galt groomer and is offering a variety of services to help your pet relax and heal just next door.

Today is Work Like a Dog Day. This unofficial holiday celebrates the English language phrase, ‘working like a dog’, meaning to work very hard.

Each July and August, Galt area residents celebrate Pride in Community, one of six character traits chosen by our community 12 years ago through the efforts of the Galt Community of Character Coalition (GCCC). The other character traits we celebrate include responsibility, respect, honesty, …

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