Spritzers Cafe

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines.

About 300 volunteers showed up for an old-fashioned park raising Saturday at the future Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, to weed, mulch, paint a mural and build planter boxes and compost bins for a future community garden at the 22-acre park. Donna Eyestone stopped by and captured this video of Saturday's event.

Watching the news, “the faltering economy, the Occupy Movement, the 99 percent” resonated with artist Gabriele Bungardt, inspiring her to create “American Working Man,” a series of more than a dozen acrylic paintings. These works are on display at Spritzers Cafe.

Dawn Leigh was flipping channels and came across a documentary about wine making, which included a snippet on an artist painting with wine. “I never seem to have enough red wine left over,” Leigh said, so she went with “her next favorite elixir,” coffee.