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Stirring The Pot - Area Women’s Group Cooking Up Unforgettable Night

In just a handful of days the air surrounding the parish of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale will once again smell of corned beef and cabbage. This Saturday, March 12, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Annual Corned Beef Dinner.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings - What To Write … What To Write?

Unlike the rest of my colleagues, I have the task of writing a column twice a month. It was my idea, so I guess I really shouldn't complain - but at times it's tough.

March 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Here They Grow

For those who follow my column I feel the need to lead this week's submission with an apology.

February 23, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - A Smile And A Chuckle

There is a certain sense of vacancy, which seems to slowly have begun for our quiet little town.

February 09, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Promise Vs. Resolution

We are officially one month in to the 2011 New Year. As a person who does not make resolutions each January 1, I cannot help but wonder how everyone is doing with their new promises to themselves.

January 26, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – One Just Like You

As parents we love our children … unconditionally. Yet, as my stepfather has pointed out - we always love our children, but we do not always have to like them.

January 12, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Mommy Musings - The Magic

So, I have a confession.

December 22, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local Columns


Show Time!! - Local Actors Drawn To Regional Theatre Productions

Oakdale Community Theatre may not be active this holiday season, but several of its principal actors have found neighboring stages and productions to lend their talents to.

December 15, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings – More Than The Food

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I love Thanksgiving.

December 08, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Stories To Tell - Museum Docent Pens Book Recounting History

Clare Dunn Moran has an appreciation for preserving history.

November 24, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Cheer Coach Refuses To Yield To Kidney Disease

The Oakdale single mom and Oakdale Stampede Junior Varsity cheer coach is far from giving up on life. To the contrary, she is speaking louder than ever to inform the community that kidney disease does not have to be a death sentence.

November 17, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | 209 CELEBRATIONS


Mommy Musings – Celebration And Ceremony

The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series.

November 10, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Evolution Of Language

The topic of this week's column is one that has been weighing on my mind for quite some time. Intellectually speaking, I've pondered how to make a point without offending any one particular reader group. Recently as I struggled with the topic I realized, as a newspaper there is no way possible to make everyone happy all the time. So … with that said … here goes nothing.

November 03, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Wisdom And Age

As an only child, I spent a lot of my childhood surrounded by adults.

October 20, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Fox The ‘Reel’ Deal - City’s Testicle Festival Focus Of Honored Film

Oakdale resident and photographer Kevin Fox can now add the title "Award Winning Filmmaker" to his résumé.

October 20, 2010 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


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Articles By Author - Teresa Hammond


I Feel Pretty

I recently happened upon a quote which spoke to me.

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


New Teachers Report For Duty

With more than a decade and a hallway setting them apart, two of Magnolia Elementary's newest teachers do share one thing in common – what ...

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


OHS Alum Plays Sydney Opera House

In her early years at Fair Oaks Elementary School, Julie Bolme just wanted to play violin. There was just one small problem; no strings program.

July 29, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


OHS Student Attends Future Physician Conference

What arrived as a simple piece of mail addressed to Oakdale High School's Breanna Morgan, manifested itself into an amazing and eye-opening opportunity.

July 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Concert Series Returns To River Oak Grace

The River Oak Grace Amphitheater will once again be alive with music from visiting musicians. On Friday, July 31 River Oak Grace Community Church will ...

July 22, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


The Open Road

The days of summer are ticking by faster than even I can truly fathom. The downside of working for a newspaper publication and a bi-monthly ...

July 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Jones Travels Abroad To Teach Teachers

Like most Oakdale Joint Unified teachers, Magnolia Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Jones has been enjoying a little respite from her classroom setting and getting recharged ...

July 15, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Education


Couple Focuses On Freshness

Matthew and Courtney Smith subscribe to the notion that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. This may ...

July 08, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Soroptimist International Oakdale Ends Noteworthy Year

The month of June brought the 60th anniversary year of Soroptimist International of Oakdale (SIO) to a successful close. First chartered on June 5, 1954 ...

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Record Crowd Flocks To Annual Carnival

It was a made to order day, as the Kjeldgaard family opened their property to the community for the Eighth Annual Riverbend Ranch Charity Carnival ...

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Charter Student Propels Forward

Oakdale resident and Valley Charter School graduate Matthew Gery is spending some time this summer taking final steps toward his future as he attends orientation ...

July 01, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Releasing The Toxins

A few weeks back I shared my struggle with a passion for eating. First, I must clarify … I'm not what one would call a ...

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Last Call Makes ‘Official’ Debut At Farmers’ Marke

Brian Chiara and Josh Garcia just may put Oakdale on the map for more than its Western heritage. The paramedic/firefighter team has spent much ...

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Fresh From The Farm

It was a setting befitting a fine Home and Garden magazine as guests arrived for the inaugural Farm to Table dining experience hosted Friday night ...

June 24, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


They Did It Again

Each year I pen this piece or one similar, I think the same thing ... I need to put this topic to rest. Then- before I ...

June 17, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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