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Some Good News—Sactown Magazine Edition

05/22/20

Some Good News—Sactown Magazine Edition

As Stephen King once wrote, “There is no bad time for good news,” and with that, we’re happy to report that Sactown received some very good news recently. A few weeks back, we were thrilled to win Best City Magazine at the 68th annual Maggie Awards, as well as Best Cover for our 2019 “Best of the City” cover design. Then on Thursday, May 21, at the 2020 National City & Regional Magazine Awards, Sactown took home the Herb Lipson Award for Column Excellence. Named in tribute to the late, legendary publisher-owner of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, the recognition was for Sactown co-editor Rob Turner’s 2019 essays—one about reimagining the Sacramento Zoo; another concerning the renovation of the Community Center Theater; and the third...

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7 CSA produce boxes that bring the farm to your fork

05/20/20

7 CSA produce boxes that bring the farm to your fork

With restaurants struggling to turn a profit during the pandemic, the regional farms they rely on are also seeing their revenues dry up. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition expects a loss of $1.32 billion between March and May for farms and ranches that sell in local food markets. While the federal government rolls out plans to keep the food chain moving and Gov. Gavin Newsom expands his guidelines for restaurant reopenings, many valley farmers are turning to a community-supported agriculture (CSA) model, popularized in the 1980s, to sell their farm-fresh produce by the box via subscription. Nowadays, with some farms, you can even handpick your fruits and veg online without a subscription, and have them sent to your doorstep or to a designated pickup location. From...

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The 8th annual Big Day of Giving offers cash-strapped nonprofits a chance to stay afloat

04/30/20

The 8th annual Big Day of Giving offers cash-strapped nonprofits a chance to stay afloat

With the needs of the community reaching overwhelming levels during the pandemic, a daily good deed has something of a butterfly effect, in which small acts of kindness can set into motion bigger changes for the better. Creative ways to pay it forward have emerged from this strange and unprecedented moment in history, including picking up the check for a healthcare worker’s meal through the city’s Feed the Frontlines initiative and leaving care packages for delivery workers on your doorstep. On May 7, the eighth annual Big Day of Giving offers even more ways to help. The 24-hour fundraising drive, organized by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, will spotlight the fundraising efforts of over 600 local nonprofits that are severely...

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Download Sactown's coloring book cover and spring into creativity

04/22/20

Download Sactown's coloring book cover and spring into creativity

Spring has definitely sprung here in the Central Valley and the season is all about color — blooming flowers, bright blue skies and more. Download this coloring book version of our April/May cover illustrated by artist Michael Byers, and bring the California poppies, Monarch butterflies, Tower Bridge and our solo cyclist (practicing social distancing, of course) to life! When you’re done, share it on social media with the hashtag #ColoringSactown, tag us, and we'll share some of our favorites. One lucky entry will win a free subscription to Sactown Magazine!

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