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Every year, scores of Masons and their wives move to the Coachella Valley to retire – often, after a lifetime of service to lodges elsewhere. Last year, Palm Springs Lodge No. 693 vowed to support them all. Led by Arman Ordian, the lodge’s Outreach Committee compiled a list of elder brothers [...]

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One of 2018’s most popular New Year’s resolutions is to “be a better person.” This year, make a difference by giving back! A Marist Poll released on Dec. 20, 2017 found that the top New Year’s resolutions for Americans in 2018 were tied between weight loss and being a better person. If yours is [...]

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Agriculture has always been part of life here in Union City. In the early days, the Masonic Home was an almost self-sufficient farm, with power and water plants, a dairy farm, 2,000 chickens, a hog ranch, vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, berry gardens, and more. For many years, gladiola [...]

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The wildfires that have spread throughout Northern and Southern California this year have been the most destructive in our states history. They have caused billions of dollars in damage and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. If you or a brother or sweetheart you know has been affected, [...]

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Two years ago, William Young left the damp green of Scotland for the high desert of California, fulfilling his wife’s dream to return to the place she grew up. He left behind his homeland, his home lodge, his business, and his way of life. But he found one place in California that felt [...]

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It wouldn’t have been imaginable at the 2011 opening of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families (MCYAF). But soon, MCYAF therapists will be able to reach children who need their specialized therapeutic services in even the remotest regions of California. MCYAF, which has clinic sites in [...]

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EXPLORING THE UNIQUE AND VIBRANT PROSPECT EXPERIENCE OF LODGES AT THE MASONIC HOMES By Antone R.E. Pierucci It might be a cliché to say that every lodge is unique, but when your lodge sits on the campus of a retirement community of Freemasons, “unique” is the most fitting word that [...]

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If you’ve been thinking of incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet, here in Northern California, the autumn harvest is the perfect time of year to begin! End-of-summer strawberries are still available and sweet, stone fruits like peaches and plums are plentiful, and a rainbow of [...]

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On October 7, 2017, the Tri-City community rallied together at the Masonic Homes of California and Acacia Creek campuses for the New Haven Schools Foundation’s seventh annual Mutt Strut. This fun, family-oriented walk/run is an important fundraiser for the Foundation, which provides critical [...]

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On September 16, more than 1,000 fraternal family members from around Northern California gathered at the Masonic Home at Union City to participate in the annual HarvestFest celebration. This fun Masonic family event brought together brothers, brothers’ families, Masonic youth, and local [...]

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