Categories for Fountain News & Updates

December 3 | Fountain-Themed Holiday Gifts

Friends and neighbors: While Friends of the Fountain and Walk works to rethink and restock its own online store (clicking on our “Shop” link will tell you it is on hiatus), anyone in search of fountain-themed greeting card and gift possibilities can still find them elsewhere. Here are some that let you buy local and support FOFW: Greeting/note cards and...

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September 28 | Listen Up: The Fountain on a KQED Podcast

Friends and neighbors: The Fountain at The Circle is on the air! For some time now, KQED-FM has been running a series called “Bay Curious,” where its reporters try to answer questions about life in the Bay Area. Recently, FOFW was contacted to help with a question: What’s the story of the Fountain at The Circle? The result is this...

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September 5 | The Fountain and Walk: A Short Stroll from the Solano Stroll

Friends and neighbors: If you, your friends or others you know are participating in the annual Solano Stroll this Sunday, Sept. 8, please think about strolling just off of upper Solano Avenue and making a visit to the landmark Fountain at The Circle and Fountain Walk. They are just minutes away from the top of Solano at The Alameda and...

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August 18 | News and Notes from FOFW

Friends and neighbors: A few things to bring to your attention… Coins yes, bricks no: We find all manner of things in the fountain at times: rubber ducks, a wedding ring, an occasional fish, and lots of coins tossed in for good luck. Mostly benign and harmless stuff. But this week half a brick showed up in one of the...

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July 1 | A Plea to Prevent Pranks at the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: First, here is hoping that with the arrival of the Fourth of July Thursday, everyone enjoys a great, long holiday weekend. Our volunteers were out this past weekend (a weekend earlier than usual) to spruce up The Circle and Fountain Walk as they do each month, and things are looking great around this city landmark. If you’d...

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April 10 | Fixing Up Around the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: Happy spring! Has the rain really stopped for a little while? Well, while it has, some small but important “fixes” have been accomplished around The Circle in recent days. Among them: Sidewalk repairs: It’s become a little safer to make the circuit around The Circle — at least on the sidewalk. City crews have been out to...

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March 18 | A Walk and a Talk About the Fountain, Walk and Northbrae

Friends and neighbors: Mark your calendars for a pair of events chronicling the history of the Fountain at The Circle and Fountain Walk and their Northbrae neighborhood: Circle/Walk/Northbrae Walking Tour On Saturday, May 18, join the Friends of the Fountain and Walk and the Berkeley Historical Society for a walking tour of the Northbrae neighborhood that is home to the...

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December 31 | Thanks and All the Best for 2019!

Friends and neighbors: Just a note before the year turns to say Happy New Year! and thank you to everyone who is part of the Friends of the Fountain and Walk community. Your continued support and involvement is what makes FOFW go and is much appreciated. We look forward to a happy, healthy and productive 2019, and wish you the...

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December 10 | Happy Holidays from FOFW!

Friends and neighbors: Happy holidays from Friends of the Fountain and Walk! If you have been by The Circle recently, you’ve seen that the fountain has donned its seasonal finery once again. We hope this annual display brings a little light and joy into your holiday season. You also may have noticed a few masons out around the perimeter of...

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November 13 | News Updates from the Fountain and Walk

Friends and neighbors: The end of 2018 is almost here. But there is much still to do around The Fountain at the Circle and Fountain Walk. Repairs scheduled: In the next few weeks, much-needed repair work will get underway on the historic balustrade that borders The Circle. Several large cracks have developed over the years that need to be fixed....

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