Nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives recently completed a monthlong collaboration with Cal Poly Project Solar students to install a rooftop solar system for Atascadero Loaves & Fishes, which provides hunger relief in the community.
With refrigerators and freezers running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the installation is expected to save the nonprofit $8,000 to $10,000 a year in energy costs.
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Susan Scheetz of Santa Maria is the grand prize winner of Idler’s Home 32nd annual Mom & Apple Pie contest, held at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.
Erin Pottmeyer finished second and Delilah Curtis took third place.
Contestants were rated not only on their pie’s flavor, but on aspects such as how crisp the crust was, the pie’s texture and the overall appearance.
Scheetz won a KitchenAid stainless steel convection range with a value of $2,649.
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The San Luis Coastal Teachers Association recently awarded two $3,000 scholarships to graduating seniors Sarah Mosichuk and Keelan Rarig, who are both pursuing careers in teaching.
The applicants were judged on work experience, academics, leadership, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need.