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Kiosk Friday, July 23 1: 00 p.m. Feast of Lanterns “Opening Ceremony & Cake Cutting” Elmarie Dyke Open Space Between 16th & 17th Streets adjacent Chautauqua Hall Free Entrance • Friday, July 23 6 – 9 p.m. Wine, Art & Music Walk Downtown Pacific Grove Sponsored by Pacific Grove Chamber Open to the Public Free • Now – Sunday, July 25 “Alice in Wonderland” Final Weekend! Friday & Saturday 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee Carmel Outdoor Forest Theater Mountain View and Santa Rita Tickets: www.foresttheaterguild.org 831•626-1681 Adults $25 • Seniors $20 $15 Students & Children Saturday, July 24 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mum’s Place Summer Party & BBQ 246 Forest Avenue, Complimentary • Saturday, July 24 11 a.m. “Chalk Fest & Family Fun Day” Feast of Lanterns Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History At Central & Forest Avenues Participation is Free • Saturday, July 24 2 – 6:00 p.m. Shall We Dance “Tango Boot Camp” 205 17th Street, Pacific Grove firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition: $15 & $60 • Friday, July 30 2:00 p.m. “Pet Parade” Starts at Caledonia Park on Central Avenue Feast of Lanterns Participation is Free • Friday, July 30 6:00 p.m. Feast of Lanterns “Sock Hop” Chautauqua Hall Kids 10 & under • Free Students $1 • Adults $5 • Saturday, July 31 7:00 p.m. Feast of Lanterns “Pageant and Variety Show” Legend of the Blue Willow Music & Dance Acts from Around the World Traditional Pageant Silent Auction Performing Arts Center 651 Forest Avenue Students $10 • Adults $20 • Friday, July 30 – August 1 Monterey Bay Reggaefest Monterey County Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Road www.mbayreggaefest.net $30 - $110 • Children $10 • 8 & Under Free • Sunday, August 8 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Grove Chamber Pacific Grove Summer Festival Arts & Crafts, Food & Entertainment “Tell your friends to save the date!” •
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Celebrating the Farmers Market at its new location Opening Day of the Pacific Grove Farmers Market at its new location near the Museum and the Library was attended by many shoppers and dignitaries, including friendly local carrots and grapes. More photos on pages 10-11. Photo by Cameron Douglas
Tree ordinance now closer to completion
But it ain’t over ’til it’s over By Marge Ann Jameson A revision of Pacific Grove's controversial tree ordinance took another giant step closer to reality at Wednesday's City Council meeting when the council voted unanimously to send suggested changes back to staff for codification. Provided with three options, one of which included formation of a “small group” to study the matter, the council followed Alan Cohen's suggestion that they get it over with then and there. “It's been studied enough,” he said. Thom Akeman of the Natural Resources Committee agreed. “We've talked about it enough,” he said. “Make a decision.”
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Unfinished business There will be a continued meeting of the Pacific Grove City Council on Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council chambers to complete items from the July 21 meeting. Up for discussion will be planning process improvements, a green building ordinance, and options to regulate a potential medical marijuana facility in Pacific Grove. The regularly schedule meeting of the Architectural Review Board will not be held at its usual place and time.
Pension initiative qualifies
City enacts citizen initiative By Marge Ann Jameson The citizens’ initiative to limit Pacific Grove’s contribution to employee retirement pensions has been certified by the Monterey County Registrar of voters after 934 signatures were verified, thereby qualifying it for the Nov. 2 ballot. But the measure was instead enacted into law Wednesday by the City Council. It isn’t perfect, but because it was a citizens’ initiative, law requires that it be either enacted or placed on the ballot as-is. Small repairs will be voted on in November. “Why waste $45,000 of the citizens’ money putting it on the ballot, when we can put a fix-it item on the ballot?” asked council member Alan Cohen. Stating that she has no faith either in the state of California or the CalPERS board to repair the
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Cedar Street Times achieves adjudication Most folks don’t know -- or care -- what it is, but it’s a milestone for which the publisher and staff of Cedar Street Times has worked for nearly two years: Adjudication as a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of Monterey. The order was made Friday, July 16. “It has been a goal since we set out in September, 2008 to become Pacific Grove’s voice for news, opinion and events,” said publisher Marge Ann Jameson. The newspaper has seen its circulation and the size of each issue double since those first days, she said. “We want to present Pacific Grove as it sees itself,” she said, of the newspaper which has become known for plentiful pictures of residents and the city itself, as well as for its clear, concise reporting on issues and events of local interest. With 24 years of experience in weekly newspapers, Jameson said she believes that there’s enough going on in Pacific Grove to keep the paper busy for years to come, without going outside city limits for news. “Community newspapers are the growing niche, while larger newspapers are going to wire services and are forced to be all things to all people. We know you’re not going to see a PG Boy Scout Troop in the New York Times but you’re not going to read about what the U.S. Congress is up to in Cedar Street Times, either. Unless, of course, it directly affects Pacific Grove. The name of the newspaper was chosen, she said, because “there’s a Cedar Street in many American towns. It says ‘news of home,’ news about the neighborhood.”
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problems with pension funding or the failing pension system itself, council member Lisa Bennett said, “We can’t wait.” Neither council members Robert Huitt nor Bill Kampe were completely happy with the measure. Saying he was disappointed with the demonizing of employees, Huitt said he doesn’t like the ballot initiative but that “this needs to be enacted.” He said he doesn’t have the kind of “moral certitude” about it that he would like and that “It’s very likely that something about what we’re doing is wrong” after hearing testimony from CalPERS pension actuary Barbara Ware that CalPERS would sue the city for any unpaid amounts over and above the 10 percent the new law would allow plus any employee contribution. While Huitt voted for the measure, along with five other council members, Kampe dissented. “This is not transitional,” he said. “It’s an instant reset, a long shot.” He said he felt that it would be damaging to the city, though he did support the companion item before the council that placed repairs to the citizens’ initiative on the November ballot. Joining the CalPERS actuary in warning about potential lawsuits, Christopher Darker, business manager for United Public Employees of California Local 792, said “The city will probably face a number of legal challenges” over the initiative. He said that the measure should have been carefully reviewed before going out to voters and stated his belief that it is illegal because of unfair labor practices.
p TREES From Page 1 The issue, Pacific Grove Municipal Code Section 12.16, has been unpopular for years as being constrictive and unclear. Individuals have testified on numerous occasions before the council about the law, and formed a coalition they called “Residents for Responsible Change” to further the discussion. The matter has been bounced back and forth from city council to the Beautification and Natural Resources Committee (now the Natural Resources Committee) of the city to the Planning Commission and even a town hall meeting. Countless hours have been spent in committee and by individuals in an attempt to come to a consensus on the matter. Each council member, using a matrix provided by staff, expressed opinion and support for portions of the issue. The matrix broke down the differences between opposing views into succinct phrases. Staff will now draft a new tree ordinance and bring it back to council for a vote. The alternative approaches to the issue come from two camps: individual property owners' rights and responsibilities as opposed to the rights and responsibilities of the community. Questions of safety, quiet enjoyment, environment and maintenance responsibilities all come into play, and the new ordinance will attempt to clarify and codify these matters to the satisfaction of most. Another question had to do with the two-for-one replacement policy which has been very unpopular, despite being more lenient than some communities' requirements. It will likely become a one-for-one requirement. The punitive nature of the “fines” portion in the current measure does not sit well with most, either, and decriminalization will be a part of the solution. The city has not been stringent about enforcement, due to staffing constrictions, but just the fact that the possibility was there was enough to arouse ire. A copy of “Landscape Trees for Pacific Grove, a Guide to Selection, Planting and Care” is available at City Hall. The guide offers suggestions for maintaining an “urban forest” and how to choose “the right tree for the right spot” in Pacific Grove.
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Cop log PG Dog gone Dog Report
An anonymous caller reported a barking dog in the area of Shell Avenue. The officer arrived and parked in front of the alleged residence, the officer spotted a brown lab located in the side yard of the residence, the dog was not barking at this time . The officer exited the patrol car and walked on to the side walk in front of the residence the dog again did not bark. It was not until the officer entered the “dog’s yard” and started to approach the dog that it began to bark. When the dog’s human was contacted he stated that this was the third time an unfounded complaint was received regarding his dog.
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A 12 year old took his parents vehicle. The juvenile and vehicle were recovered and returned without incident.
Rings, Wallets and Things
Found: A tripod was found at Oceanview and Jewell A purse was found in the park at Lovers Point it contained a coin purse and nail polish in a box. Lost: A man lost his personal items that were in his “Man Bag” AKA “male purse.” He was traveling from Israel. A passport was lost and the subject stated it could have been dropped near his home in PG or near Natividad Hospital in Salinas or at the Social Security Office in Salinas.
Illegal Poles in the water Again
A man was issued a citation for Fish and Game violation when he was again caught fishing on the east side of Lovers Point. He had previously been warned that it was illegal to fish in this area.
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History announces the following public events scheduled for July and August:
Saturday, July 24 drop in between 11 am-3 pm Feast of Lanterns' "Chalk Fest"
The community's children are invited to paint a paper lantern, make a blue willow plate, get their face painted, and draw on the sidewalk-together with the princesses from the Feast of Lanterns' Royal Court. FREE (donations appreciated). At the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove.
Saturday, July 31 drop in between 11 am-3 pm Science Saturday: Light, Shadows, and Photography
Learn while doing! All ages are invited to compose and develop cyanotypes (sun prints), experiment with mirrors, enjoy optical illusions, learn about pinhole photography, make and play with shadow puppets, and more! Co-sponsored by the Pebble Beach Foundation. FREE (donations appreciated). At the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove Right: Cyanotype by Frank Penner, Museum Board member
Where are the Keys Please
Subject called in because she thought that her partner had taken her key and left the house. She stated that the partner often does this so that she is stranded at the home with their 2 year old child. While the officer was speaking with the woman the partner came home and did not have the keys in his possession. They agreed to look for the keys together at a later time.
Vehicle Burglary in PG
There have been several car burglary in and around the Grove this week. On Hillsdale a car window was smashed, on Sinex a GPS was stolen, on Pacific Grove Lane a vehicle’s side window was smashed and tools were taken; on Junipero a vehicle was tampered with. There are no suspects at this time for any of the incidents.
Saturday, August 21 at 2 pm Lecture: The Landscapes of Albert T. DeRome
Enjoy a lecture about landscape painter Albert T. DeRome-as you sit in a gallery full of his paintings and photographs. Many have never been displayed before; one is the largest known. This talk will be given by Marcelle Polednik, PhD., Chief Curator at the Monterey Museum of Art. FREE (donations appreciated). At the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove
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Pacific Grove news conference urges support for ‘Jobs Budget Plan’
Educators warn governor’s plan would cut billions more from schools
Monterey County teachers, administrators and classified school employees held a news conference Wednesday to talk about the devastating local impact of $17 billion in statewide cuts to schools over the past two years, and to endorse the Assembly budget proposal, a budget plan that protects students from further cuts. In contrast to the governor’s budget proposal, which reduces funding to schools and students by an additional $4 billion, the “Jobs Budget Plan” proposal honors the commitment made less than a year ago by the governor and the Legislature to protect California’s students, does not suspend or manipulate the Proposition 98 constitutional funding guarantee for public education, and does not impose more cuts on schools that have been devastated by drastic reductions. State cuts resulted in nearly 3,000 educators losing their jobs this year in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and nearly 15,000 statewide. The news conference was part of the weeklong training conference for 650 educators from across the state held annually by the 325,000-member California Teachers Association at the Asilomar Conference Center. CTA and the entire Education Coalition are encouraged that the Assembly and Senate have made some progress during recent budget negotiations, agreeing upon fundamental principles to protect schools and students, as well as to protect all children from harmful cuts. Speakers included David A. Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association; Ralph Gómez Porras, superintendent of Pacific Grove Unified School District; Robert Cummings, president of the California School Employees Association Monterey-JC Crumpton Chapter 93 and a maintenance worker for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District; Dennis Wright, president of the Monterey Bay Teachers Association; Ray Muñoz, president of the Alisal Teachers Association; and Karina Curiel, president of Gonzales Teachers Association. Submitted by the California Teachers Association. The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 millionmember National Education Association.
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The News … from 1910 Jon Roland Guthrie
Detention center to stay put
The United States Department of Commerce and Department of Labor have reached a joint decision in the plea to move the Asiatic Detention Center. Advocates desire that people being detained there, mostly Chinese, be moved from Angel Island to the steamship wharves area in San Francisco. All incoming immigrants are required to remain at the detention center while their papers are checked over, but complainants say that these people have little more than shacks and shanties in which to stay. Sanitation facilities are virtually nonexistent. Nonetheless, the two departments have ruled that a change in location will not be made. However, spokespeople of the agencies agreed to attempt hurrying the immigration process along. The Chinese community located in Pacific Grove has expressed displeasure with the decision. 1
A detention center on Angel Island had been set up to lodge Asian immigrants during processing for admission to the United States. The pre-Angel facility, located in an abandoned San Francisco warehouse, was declared unfit for human habitation in 1903. The Angel Island facility did little to improve the situation. During the Victorian era, many people were embarrassed by mental problems or poverty. Out-of-town institutions were thus the providers of many contracted services. The Monterey County History Society reports that many patients were accommodated by an institution near Santa Cruz. In this case, Constable Bell escorted the minor ward to the Wittier Insane Asylum to “kill two birds with one stone”. Bell was escorting another individual there. Leaving off shoes to have work done? Mr. Shelton would loan you a book to read during the interim.
Museum visitors register
According to the Directors of Pacific Grove’s Museum of Natural History, visitors are increasing. During the first three weeks of this month, twenty-four visitors signed in. It is interesting to note from how many parts of the world our museum visitors come. During the past six months, nearly every country in Europe, nearly every American state and principal city have been represented upon the museum register. Among these visitors were not a few men of science from the leading universities of the world. This registration not only shows that Pacific Grove and its Museum of Natural Science are quite widely known, but that it is an enterprise truly appreciated.
Destitute boy institutionalized
Constable J. A. Pell has returned home after a trip to Wittier. The purpose of Pell’s trip was to escort Arthur Beardsley to the Wittier Insane Asylum. Beardsley had been taken in several weeks ago as a destitute youngster who split his time between Pacific Grove and Parajo, climbing aboard box cars to make the trip. If Beardsley has a family, the lad has been totally ignored by its members. However, the court refused to declare the teenager as an Incorrigible, and no criminal activities had been engaged in, so imprisonment was not possible. Arrangements were made with the Wittier Insane Asylum to care for the boy until he reaches adult age and can be released. 2
Grovian bilked in scam
Kenneth Willis informed police that bunko men have taken $250 from him in a swindle. Willis said that he was still at the train station, after seeing off a visitor, when he met a man who introduced himself as Mr. Hall. Hall stated that he was a traveling salesman who had just arrived in town. Liking the man, Willis offered to take him to dinner at the Park Hotel, where the salesman alleged that he was staying, saying that afterward he would show him around town and take him to a show at the Work Theater. Hall agreed, but said that the men should give their cash and valuables to the hotel manager to lock up in the hotel safe pending their return … just in case. During their journey, the salesman excused himself to use a bathroom, and failed to return. When Willis finally wearied of waiting, he returned to the hotel to claim his valuables, which included $250 in cash. The manager was not the man Willis had dealt with before. The real manager knew nothing about the transaction.
Andrew Carnegie still visiting in area
Mogul Andrew Carnegie and his wife are enjoying an extended Peninsula holiday. The couple side-railed their private car in Monterey, and moved in to spacious quarters in the Del Monte Hotel. This morning, on the way around the 17 Mile Drive, the Carnegies stopped for lunch in Pacific Grove. Earlier in the day, workers at the Pacific Grove Carnegie Library had hung a flag in the industrialist’s honor.
Notes from around the area… Mr. George Shelton, proprietor of up-to-date shoe polishing parlors, has opened a new shop in Pacific Grove. In addition to caring for either lady’s or gents shoe’s, Shelton deals in books. At his new store, which is located on Forest near Lighthouse, more that 3,000 books are shelved for sale or exchange. 3 R. McDonald of Tacoma traveled to Pacific Grove by train to spend several days. McDonald stated that his journey was a combination of pleasure and business. McDonald selected the Del Mar Hotel as his local residency. Miss Kate Coffin and Mrs. Joseph Root left the Grove for a leisurely trip to San Francisco. There, the two women intend to meet up with a former Grovian, Mrs. W. W. Case, now of Denver, and then enjoy a ten-day holiday together.
The cost of living… Divine healing. Donate whatever you want. Wednesday. 7 pm. The El Bethel Mission. Healing rituals follow a sermon entitled “Sanctification: What Is It?” Any meal at any hour! Our café is new, clean, and neat. At D. W. Damewood’s Restaurant, located in the Scobie Building at 609 Lighthouse, complete meals start at 75¢. Central Market, Charles Barker Proprietor, has fresh salmon on hand. 25¢ a pound, filleted. We are located at 584 Lighthouse. Phone W 418.
Pacific Coast Church 522 Central Avenue, 831-372-1942 Peninsula Christian Center 520 Pine Avenue, 831-373-0431 First Baptist Church of Pacific Grove 246 Laurel Avenue, 831-373-0741 St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Central Avenue & 12th Street, 831-373-4441 Community Baptist Church Monterey & Pine Avenues, 831-375-4311 Peninsula Baptist Church 1116 Funston Avenue, 831-647-1610 St. Angela Merici Catholic Church 146 8th Street, 831-655-4160 Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Pacific Grove 442 Central Avenue, 831-372-0363 First Church of God 1023 David Avenue, 831-372-5005 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Pacific Grove 1100 Sunset Drive, 831-375-2138 Church of Christ 176 Central Avenue, 831-375-3741 Lighthouse Fellowship of Pacific Grove 804 Redwood Lane, 831-333-0636 Mayflower Presbyterian Church 141 14th Street, 831-373-4705 Central Presbyterian Church of Pacific Grove 325 Central Avenue, 831-375-7207 Seventh-Day Adventist Church of the Monterey Peninsula 375 Lighthouse Avenue, 831-372-7818 First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove 915 Sunset @ 17-Mile Dr., Pacific Grove - (831) 372-5875 Worship: Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.
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Feast of Lanterns holds Feast of BBQ
The summer sun may not have made an appearance, but plenty of princesses, would-be princesses and their loyal subjects did. A barbecue, entertainment, games and sales of souvenir items and T-shirts made the event a fund-raising success. Above, hot dogs were part of the fare. Top right, a Court mom held forth at the opportunity drawing table while (right) Board member gordon Coleman entertained on his accordion. Citizen Clyde Bennett, who said the event was rated PG (for Pacific Grove), with council members Alan Cohen and Bill Kampe. Below right, this year’s Feast of Lanterns T-shirt is available at Central coast Silkscreen. Below, Princess Ruby (Lindsay Wagner) receives a hug from last year’s Queen Topaz, Chloe Peterson.
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More fun. . .
Left, former Queen Topaz Alli Haylings entertained as did members of the PGHS honors Jazz band. Bottom right, 2010 Queen Topaz, Jenna Hively, makes introductions.
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Times • July 23, 2010 Tap Banana at Sally Griffin Active Living Center Former PG resident and the youngest senior member of the Tap Bananas, Beryl Czuleger is tapping new ground at the Sally Griffin Center. The new phase is Tap Dance Exercise. Czuleger’s enthusiastic troop gave a demonstration recital for the luncheon crowd at noon in the dining room and it was packed with equally enthusiastic onlookers. The class is open to anyone interested in joining. According to Chuck Chernoff, an 83 year-young resident of Monterey, “We’re just a group of citizens that come to tap. Beryl is a wonderful teacher, I have only had maybe four or five lessons, I’ve danced all of my life, of course I do other types of dancing, but I just fake it, like all men” he said in jest. Dorothy Wick, another long-time Pacific Grove resident, had a change of heart after watching the dancers and decided that she might like to join the class. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Beryl gets lots of support at home from her husband Tommy; they may be remembered as owners of the wet suit factory in the 70’s and 80’s down on Cannery Row.
Above, the new tap class at Sally Griffin Center put on a show for folks at lunch. Below, Chuck Chernott shows ‘em how it’s done. At right, Beryl Czuleger will lead the class with support from her husband, Tommy, below right. Photos and story by Katie Shain.
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Golden beets and BBQ tips. . .tri, that is Neil Jameson
The Retired Firehouse Cook Last Saturday I had the treat of my life. I got to barbecue, which is always nice, but I had two volunteer helpers and the Bean Lady which made the job much easier plus someone else to do the shopping and cleaning up. And about 200 happy guests. What more could a guy ask for? Feast of Lanterns held a barbecue at Jewell Park as a fund-raiser, and Charlie Higuera from Grove Market donated most of what any red-blooded American barbecuer would need – tons of tri-tips and dozens of hot dogs. Those tri-tips were even marinated, so I didn’t have to do that, and he lent us a slicer so I didn’t have to stand there and slice hot tri tips. His grandson, Johnny, brought over all of Charlie’s barbecue equipment, charcoal and mesquite. I brought a big box full of oak to add more flavor. It turned out very well. By this time, Charlie was already in Idaho, leaving me on my own – I guess my reputation precedes me! A couple of dads from the Royal Court volunteered to be apprentice barbecuers, we all ate well, the Feast made money and a good time was had by all. I’m here to thank Charlie for the donation, and to thank those Court dads and the Bean Lady for the help. I never got time to more than snack, but it was great even if I do say so myself. I start cooking the tri-tips on a hot grill to sear both sides of the meat, and then raise the grill. I keep a meat thermometer on hand and when they reach 140 degrees inside, it’s time to remove them from the grill and put them in an insulated cooler to stay hot. They’ll cook a little more for another 20 minutes so be vigilant. We also had “home improved beans.” I cooked up about 18 tons of sausage, onion, green peppers, jalapeños and spices to add to the canned variety of beans to give them a more robust flavor. There were people who asked for seconds so I guess I did it right. Monday night was the inauguration of the Farmers Market at its new location. There was a very festive air, they tell me, and people seemed to be having an even better time than usual at the Market. Robert Lewis told me there was a new attitude down there, and we agreed that this new location just may be the trick to get rid of the crankiness around town. Maybe. I missed the festivities because I was meeting some out-of-towners for dinner and they were buying, so who was I to turn down the invitation? Her Editorness and I were introduced
to a now-favorite vegetable at the Felton Farmers Market, still going strong after more than 20 years. It’s a mostly organic market, but that was never what drove us there. We went for the chance to visit with friends and to get fresh vegetables, fruits, and bakery bread. Our discovery there in Felton is also available in Pacific Grove – golden beets. If you’ve never tried them, do so. They’re milder than red beets and sweeter. They’re usually smaller, too. Beets are low in calories and fat, and they have a lot of potassium plus other good stuff including vitamin C. Beet greens are also good, cooked or raw in salads, and have a lot of nutrition value as well. We usually steam the beets and eat them with butter, but here’s a recipe for:
½ inch pieces. While beets are roasting (or steaming) sauté the onion, roast the walnuts and make the salad dressing. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan and lightly cook the diced red onion on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it begins to get golden color (about 3 min). Remove pan from heat and let onion cool. Cook walnuts in a dry skillet on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat and let walnuts cool .
Blend oil, honey, vinegar, garlic, basil and mustard in blender until combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Wash and dry salad greens and toss with half of the salad dressing . Toss salad greens with diced beets, red onion, toasted walnuts and the rest of the salad dressing. Arrange mixture on plate and top with crumbled feta cheese. Serve salad with your favorite bread or Francesci bread smeared with fresh goat cheese.
Golden Beet & Toasted Walnut Feta Salad with Dijon Dressing
This salad is the perfect balance of sweet beets, salty feta, peppery greens, and rich toasted walnuts. The dressing ties all the ingredients together to make an unforgettable salad. Serve this to impress any guest, but make sure to make extra for the next day. It is the perfect light lunch or visually sensational appetizer. Serves 4
Ingredients FOR THE SALAD
The Retired Firehouse Cook gives some of Grove Market’s tri tips his special touch. Photo by Cameron Douglas
4 large golden beets, roasted or steamed, and diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small red onion, diced and sautéed 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts 2 cups fresh baby spinach or arugula
FOR THE DRESSING
6 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 large garlic clove 2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves or 2 tsp. dried basil 2 tsp. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the tops off the beets, leaving 2 inches of the stems. Wrap beets in foil. Roast until tender, about 1 hour; or you can steam them for about 20 minutes in a vegetable steamer on the stove, until tender. Cool, peel and dice the beets into
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Welcome (again), Farmers Market!
Everything but the worms: Worm composting demonstration, free seeds and a drawing at next Monday’s Market
There will be a free worm composting demonstration at the Pacific Grove Farmers' Market with a drawing for a free compost bin give-away on Monday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Market’s new location at Central and Grand Ave. You can help reduce what goes into our local landfill by learning how to compost your food waste by vermicomposting. The demonstration will be performed by garden expert and Executive Director of Everyone's Harvest, Iris Peppard. Don't forget to bring your garden cuttings and seeds for the Garden Exchange, and be aware that Everyone’s Harvest will give away free vegetable and flower seeds that day as well. The entire event is free. More info. 384-6961.
Left, City Recreation Director Don Mothershead held the ribbon as Farmers Market executive director Iris Peppard of Everyone’s Harvest, sporting the latest in artichoke fashion, cut the ribbon. Above, Iris with Everyone’s Harvest board member Bruce Delgado.
Farmer’s Market debuts at new Central Ave. location Opening Day of the Pacific Grove Farmers Market at its new location near the Museum and the Library was celebrated Monday, July 19 with speeches, a ribbon-cutting, larger-than-usual crowds, entertainment by Microtonic Harmonic and visits by fruit and vegetables, though whether the two-legged varieties were Certified Organic remains to be seen. The fledgling Market began on Lighthouse Avenue after many meetings about siting it, but immediately faced controversy from merchants. The new location, approved in early June by the Planning Commission, is a compromise among many factions. While requiring re-routing of traffic, it will hopefully prove more popular with shoppers and merchants alike. The Farmers Market is held year-round on Mondays from 4:00 until 7:00, rain or shine.
Photos by Cameron Douglas except as noted
Left: The 2010 Royal Court of the Feast of Lanterns told the crowd about upcoming events and passed out trading cards, much prized by young girls in Pacific Grove. Feast of Lanterns Opening Ceremony will be Friday, July 23 and the pageant and performances are set for July 31 at the Middle School.
July 23, 2010 â€˘ CEDAR STREET Right: There seemed to be more visitors than usual, perhaps because of the excitement of the new location. In the foreground of the picture, Ken Hinshaw set up his usual table of used books, sales of which benefit the Library.
Left: Vickie Pearse addressed the crowd as did (left, below), Business Improvement District outgoing president Bill Valuch, shown with incoming president Tom McMahon. Below, City Manager Tom Frutchey with City Council members (L-R) Robert Huitt, Bill Kampe, Dan Miller, Mayor Carmelita Garcia, Alan Cohen, Lisa Bennett and Ken Cuneo.
Photo by Vince Tuminello
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Where can you get lessons that won’t lessen you? Katie Shain
Performance Review If you’re up for a quantity of poetry and lessons that won’t lessen you, behest yourself with youthful folly and a moveable feast for your eyes. This is the year to see Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel. It is sure to feed your soul, and this is the final weekend. The, oh so oversized set makes you and the characters seem small; while they seem reduced you’ll be enlarged by the view and their performances too. Each persona “beaked” aloud with a personal best of colorful expression and silly sophistication bringing the impropriety of the tea party to life in an imaginatively original way by director Mark Englehorn. The crowd “cooed” in unison with awe at the sight of the fantabulous caterpillar, smoke, mushroom and all. Domini Anne’s costumes, each of unique simplistic creative whimsy, produce a splendor of its most perfectly pleasant best. Black and white and red all over, transparently textured and lighted through, Nicole Anne Bryant Stephens has boldly put herself once again on the map as a spectacular set designer of original brilliance. I had my doubts that Carey Crockett’s sets could be rivaled, but the high standards we have become accustomed to are being maintained with impressive style to say the least. With additional team efforts of Reed Scott and Josh Fryou the set “trips to lights fantastic.” To top it off the mad hatter “tied” it all together. Skip Kadish, another of Pacific Grove’s claim to fame, enthusiastically raced up and down and all-around each set and scene with vivacity and acclaim. To mock the turtle surely would
From top left: Rebecca Barrymore, Executive Producer of Forest Guild Theater Sorensen family of Pacific Grove, L-R Kelly, Nancy, Shelby, Shawna & Alexa enjoyed the play The Caterpillar was played by Allen Aston Above: Forest Theater audience Photos by Katie Shain not do for her songs of the sea were laced with wit and glee for me, and the Cheshire cat will most likely bring a sly smile. Everyone’s act was as perfect as could be, the tiny oysters too.
Alice “rocked” with a solid lead throughout. Get a seat up close so that you’ll be able to hear all the innuendo and get a good look at the makeup, though you may risk losing your head! The snack
bar is stocked with goodies and the wonderful attendants served up deliciously fresh cooked hot dogs, polish, popcorn and an array of hand selected treats and beverages. I wouldn’t miss this
show for all the tea in China. They are also offering souvenir sweatshirts! Closing weekend shows at 8:00 Friday and Saturday night, Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.
Coming soon to an MPC Theatre near you MPC Theatre Company presents The Central Coast Premiere of RENT directed by Gary Bolen 7:00PM Thu, 8:00 PM Fri-Sat, 2:00PM Sunday, August 5 through 22 on the Morgan Stock Stage at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets $10-$25 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com
MPC Storybook Theatre presents PRINCESS AND THE PEA, directed by Laura Coté. 7:00PM Fri, 3:00PM & 7:00PM Sat, and 3:00PM Sunday, September 9 - 25 in the Studio Theatre at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets $9-$15 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com MPC Theatre Company presents Yasmina Reza’s ART directed by Peter DeBono 7:00PM Thu, 8:00 PM Fri-Sat, 2:00PM Sunday, October 14 through 24 on the Morgan Stock Stage at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets $10-$25 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com MPC Storybook Theatre presents LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, directed by Ana Warner. 7:00PM Fri, 3:00PM & 7:00PM Sat, and 3:00PM
Sunday, November 4 - 21 in the Studio Theatre at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets $9-$15 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com MPC Theatre Company presents A TAFFETA CHRISTMAS directed by Walt deFaria 7:00PM Thu, 8:00 PM Fri-Sat, 2:00PM Sunday, December 9 through 19 on the Morgan Stock Stage at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont Street, Monterey. Tickets $10-$25 831-646-4213 or www.mpctheatre.com
ONGOING MPC Theatre Company is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are needed to serve as Ushers, Ticket Takers, and Concessionaires. In addition to performance night volunteers we are also seeking individuals to assist help distribute flyers and promotional materials throughout the peninsula. All active volunteers will receive complementary tickets to MPC Theatre Company productions. To join the Stock Society or for additional information please contact Henry Guevara at 831-646-4213 or email@example.com
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July 23-September 2, 2010 Opening Reception Friday, July 23, 2010, 7-9 pm
With Music by Jaqui Hope, Andrea Carter and Rick Chelew Upcoming Exhibits
Now Showing Ongoing
At Artisana Gallery 309 Forest Avenue
Feast of Lanterns Art Competition through July Adrianne Jonson: Photography
July 23-September 2, 2010
Louise Cardeiro Boyer Gallery “Transformations: New Works on Paper”
E. Kristina Baer: Photographs and Poems Shirley Loomis: Calligraphy Ilse Buchert Nesbitt: Woodcuts “Transformations” is an exhibition of collaborative and individual works on paper by three artists. “I am a gardener and a walker,” Kristina Baer says. “Many of my poems begin in my garden or on a walk when something catches my eye; a squirrel burying an acorn, a little boy on a beach.” “Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing,” Shirley Loomis explains. “A calligraphed text entices us to read slowly and to appreciate each letter and word as an object of beauty in its own right.” When Ilse Buchert Nesbitt was an art student in Germany, she decided to try woodcut as an exercise. “I had an intuitive feeling for color, but I had trouble drawing. Naturally, woodcut was very educational, because you cannot take the liberties with the knife that you might take with a pencil or brush. You must discipline and simplify your drawing to render shapes. As it turned out, what began as an exercise became her passion.
David Henry Gill Gallery “Las Cadre: 21st Century Groove”
Elmarie Dyke Gallery “People I’ve Seen: An Exhibition in Black and White” by Dale Garell Dale Garell lives in Carmel Valley and began his career as a photographer in 2006, using digital photography as his medium for expression. He has traveled to France, the Far East, throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing scenes from nature, both environmental and human, as his primary focus.
Nadine Anand Gallery “Quiet Place: Photography by Ryuijie and Camille Lenore” Born in Japan and raised in the US, Ryuijie returned to the Central California Coast after a tour in the US Navy. Over the past 30 years, he has studied with Josephus Daniels, printed Edward Weston¹s images for Cole Weston, and established a reputation for his own exquisite platinum/palladium prints. Each of his prints is characterized by perfection. Camille Lenore was born in Oakland, and moved to Monterey to attend college and pursue her interest in marine life and scuba diving. She studied alternative processing and film production at CSU, Monterey Bay, followed by studies in language, art, and cultural studies at the University Paris IV Sorbonne. In 1995, she began assisting Ryuijie in printing Jock Sturges’s portfolio in platinum.
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Las Cadre is a critique group of working artists and teachers from the San Francisco Bay area. The majority of members are masters in their craft, working primarily in ceramic sculpture, and including some painters, printmakers, and potters. Each artist has a consistent list of regular yearly shows, following their extensive education in Bay Area universities. Collectively, they have won national and international awards and art residencies, been featured in prestigious publications, and authored art catalogues and reviews. They focus on maintaining friendships and creating inspiration in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The Las Cadre critique process is both nurturing and stimulating. Information sharing and constructive analysis continually occurs in this artistic, progressive community.
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The Forest Theater Guild’s 2010 Films in the Forest
Tickets available at the door for $6.00 per adult /child, children 10 and under are free, or call 831-626-1681. Films scheduled for the outdoor theater begin at dusk. Bring warm clothing, wine, beer, blankets and a picnic to enjoy under the stars. Movies listed are subject to change without notice. Concessions are open during screenings and offer guests popcorn, hot and cold beverages and desserts. All proceeds benefit the Forest Theater Guild, a non-profit community theater group, and The Michel Willey Youth Scholarship Fund. For more information call 831-626-1681, 659-4384 or 402-9946 www. filmsintheforest-carmel.org. Date: Tuesday, July 27 Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.) Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE! Sponsor:. Diggity Dog and Carmel Drug Store Film: Hotel for Dogs (2009 Family Feature, 100 min.) Description: Revolves around two orphaned teenagers who decide to turn an abandoned building into a safe haven for stray dogs. Be sure to bring along your favorite family friend! Date: Wednesday, July 28 Time: Dusk (Theater opens at 6:30 p.m.) Price: $6 adults, children 10 and under are FREE! Sponsor: Carmel Stamp and Coin Film: Michael Jackson’s This Is It! (2009 Concert Documentary 112 min.) Description: The last known footage from the rehearsals of Michael Jackson’s planned comeback London concerts. All his hits and dancing steps. Wear a white glove!
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City worker of the quarter Miguel Soria
Scuba Talk Radio launch July 25
If you’ve ever dived an enjoyed Lovers Point, you are a candidate to enjoy Scuba Talk Now, Pirates Radio. Eric Foster, former Pacific Grove resident, has teamed up with a number of sponsors and a few friends to launch Scuba Talk Now, Pirate’s Radio on Sunday morning, July 25 from 800 to 9:00 a.m. They will broadcast the talk show from Cannery Row on KNRY 1240 AM. The team will broadcast every Sunday from KNRY for the first five weeks starting at 8:00 a.m., then as funds allow, they intend to move to 7-9:00 a.m. and at that time will also pick up KRXA 540 AM, live on Saturday mornings 6-8:00 a.m. Both shows will be live, with SCUBA oriented interviews; Monterey Bay weather, dive and surf reports; a Guest of the Day; product evaluations; Dive Ppot of the Day and Wreck of the Day in Monterey Bay and elsewhere. Projected guest spots include representatives from Hyperbaric Facility in Pacific Grove, Monterey Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, professors in Marine Biology at CSUMB, dive masters and dive instructors, spear fishermen, divers, specialists in underwater photography and videography, the Disabled Veterans Scuba Oroject, information on certification in scuba diving, and lots of information on the Blue Ocean Film Festival Aug. 24-29. The first guest will be Dr. Franklin Schwing from NOAA. “We’ll go in and out of segments with rock & roll to get the blood circulating,” said Foster. “When you’re diving, you never know what you’re going to find – that’s where the “pirates” comes from. Radio for SCUBA pirates.” As they stream live from KNRY.com they will add SCUBATalkNow.com to the mix and will stream live and podcasts in the very near future. They can currently be found on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook at .com/scubatalknow. Only one other scuba talk show on radio in the nation, and it used to broadcast here in Monterey but it ended because “listeners wanted more scuba and less other stuff,” said Foster, himself a certified commercial diver. Though an accident knocked him out of the commercial aspect, “this allows me to be near diving,” he said. Foster has more than 15 years of marketing and sales experience. Sponsors include: Cedar Street Times, Big Blue Dive Lights, Sly McFly’s, Otter Bay Wetsuits, Peninsula Tire Service, Wasson’s Cleaning and Restoration, Dark Fin Gloves, Duffy’s Tavern and Family Restaurant, Sunshine Freestyle, XPress Print, Glen’s Aquarius and Silkscreen Express. Potential sponsors and guests can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hai, it’s real; and hai, it’s real sharp! Part-Time Maintenance Worker I Miguel Soria has been selected as the recipient of the City of Pacific Grove’s distinguished “Employee of the Quarter Award.” Miguel began working for the City of Pacific Grove on January 16, 1990 as a part-time laborer and currently holds the position of PartTime Maintenance Worker I at the Recreation Department. Miguel also works full time for the Pacific Grove Unified School District. Miguel received numerous nominations from co-workers, parents, and instructors, all providing information toward Miguel’s dedication, thoroughness and thoughtfulness. As a maintenance worker for the Recreation Department, Miguel works diligently to maintain the Community Center and Chautauqua Hall. Migel also assists with wedding receptions and anniversary rentals, always making sure the event is successful and memorable. Pacific Grove enjoys a wealth of remarkable employees within our organization. Miguel will be presented with a certificate of appreciation and will lead the Pledge of allegiance at the July 21, 2010 Council meeting. the city Council will honor a truly valuable ambassador, Miguel Soria, as the employee of the quarter, in grateful recognition of his outstanding performance, dedicated service and commitment to excellence.
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Yokosan Dojo will offer a Japanese sword-fighting demonstration as part of the Feast of Lanterns July
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Kick up your heels!
Join the Royal Court (not to mention your friends and neighbors) at the traditional
Feast of Lanterns
Sock Hop Recognized from years past as the Street Dance
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Feast of Lanterns 2010 Event Schedule
The 2010 event schedule for Pacific Grove’s annual summer festival, the Feast of Lanterns, has been set for July. The 2010 schedule of activities will hold true to the many Feast of Lanterns traditions including the Opening Ceremony, Pet Parade, Chalk Fest, and the pantomime of the Legend of the Blue Willow by the Royal Court, but financial considerations have required canceling the fireworks and moving the Pageant from Lovers Point to the Performing Arts Center. These changes are required to ensure the long term viability of the Feast of Lanterns. However, with the community’s support the Feast of Lanterns will return to Lovers Point next summer. The Feast of Lanterns is entirely funded by donations received from the residents and businesses of Pacific Grove and friends of the Feast of Lanterns. It is donations from this community that will enable the Feast of Lanterns to return to Lovers Point with fireworks over the Cove and all the other traditions everyone enjoys. Send your support to FOL PO Box 809 Pacific Grove, CA 93950 or via the website www.feast-of-lanterns.org. When – What – Where - Cost: July 23, 1:00 PM – Opening Ceremony and cake cutting
in Elmarie Dyke Open Space between 16th and 17th Streets adjacent to Chautauqua Hall. July 24, 11:00 AM – Chalk Fest & Family Fun Day at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History at Central and Forest Avenues. Participation free. July 30, 2:00 PM – Pet Parade starts at Caledonia Park on Central Avenue Participation free. July 30, 6:00 PM – Sock Hop at Chautauqua Hall at 16th Street and Central Avenue. Kids 10 & under free, students $1, and adults $5.
Painting by Mahlon Coleman
Friday July 30 6:00 PM
at Chautauqua Hall at 16th Street and Central Avenue. Kids 10 & under free, students $1, and adults $5.
July 31, 7:00 PM – Pageant and Variety Show at Performing Arts Center – Pacific Grove at 651 Forest Avenue. Musical and dance acts from around the world and the traditional pageant Legend of the Blue Willow. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Silent Auction. Event Tickets: Tickets to the Sock Hop will be available at the door. Tickets to the Pageant and Variety Show are limited and will be available at PG Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Street Times, Woodies of Carmel, Capelli Salon, and on the website, www.feast-of-lanterns.org, beginning July 1. Event Info: Please call Sue Renz at 831.649.8737 About Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns: The Feast of Lanterns is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, with an all volunteer Board of Directors. The proceeds of the festival each year, minus operating expenses, fund an academic scholarship program for the Royal Court, who are community-spirited, active middle and high school students.
Keeping the Lanterns Lit
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Free bus service to race track offered to ticket holders 2010 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23, 24 and 25 2010
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) will offer free bus service on all MST routes July 23, 24 and 25, 2010 for Laguna Seca Raceway ticket holders to the 2010 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. Those holding race event tickets may ride the bus to and from the Laguna Seca Recreational Park at no charge. Non-ticket holders pay the regular MST fare of $2.50 per zone for adults or $1.25 per zone for youth, seniors and disabled. The Line 36 Laguna Seca-Carmel, Line 37 Laguna Seca-Seaside, Line 38 Laguna Seca-Monterey and Line 39 Laguna Seca-Salinas will operate every 60 minutes between 10 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Friday, 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Line 36 Laguna Seca-Carmel begins at Carmel Rancho and stops at 6th & Mission and Carpenter & Valley in Carmel before arriving at the raceway. Line 37 Laguna Seca-Seaside will run from the Embassy Suites Hotel, to Fremont & Canyon Del Rey, on to Casa Verde & Fremont, and down Garden Road before completing the trip to the raceway. Line 38 Laguna Seca-Monterey provides bus service from the Monterey Conference Center, serving the Monterey Transit Plaza and the Monterey Peninsula College parking area before continuing on to the raceway. Line 39 Laguna Seca-Salinas buses will depart from the Salinas Transit Center down South Main Street, and continue on Highway 68 to the raceway. These bus lines are designed to make visits to the Laguna Seca race events easier and more enjoyable, as well as to reduce parking congestion. For additional information call MST toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1. Plus, race fans can visit www.mst.org and click on the Red Bull race photo on the home page for Laguna Seca bus service map and schedule information.
Nominations for Small Business Salute now open
Union Bank, N.A., with KSBW-TV, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for Monterey County’s fifth annual Salute to Small Business awards program, which honors small businesses in Monterey County for the important role they play in the local and state economies. This year’s winners will be honored at a gala awards reception on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel in Monterey. Organized by Union Bank and KSBW-TV,Salute to Small Business will honor small businesses in the following categories: Agribusiness; Entrepreneur of the Year; Minority-owned Business; Nonprofit (501c3); Tourism; and Woman-owned Business. The deadline to submit nominations is August 9, 2010. All of the winners will be featured in a television spot scheduled to air on KSBW-TV. “We embarked on this program five years ago to highlight successful companies that share a commitment to innovation and the community,” says Union Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Cindi Rosenthal. KSBW President and General Manager Joseph W. Heston said, “As our economy continues to slowly brighten, it is our nimble and enthusiastic small businesses and the leaders behind them, who are on the front line of the recovery. All our Central Coast communities benefit from their success.” Salute to Small Business nomination forms are available at Union Bank branches in Monterey County or online at www.unionbank.com/salute2biz. The bank has a branch at 580 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Companies or individuals may nominate themselves or another company in multiple categories. To be eligible, companies must be at least three years old with headquarters in Monterey County. They must also be independent and privately-owned and have annual sales of no more than $5 million. Nominations may be submitted via fax to (831) 722-3886 or at a participating Union Bank branch. Questions about the nomination process should be directed to Lynda Patrick at (831) 335-6207 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
“Running with Scissors,” quilts by Elizabeth Olney and Heidi Woods, is the new exhibit at Back Porch Fabrics and Quilt Gallery. The show will hang from August 1-September 28. There will be a reception for the artists on Sunday, August 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Back Pork Fabrics and Quilt Gallery is located at 157 Grand Avnue at Central in Pacific Grove and is open Mon.-Sat. 10:00-5:00 and on Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Discovery Shop donations sought
From now until August 4 donations for the American Cancer Society Discovery Shops’ Blast From the Past fundraiser can be dropped off at The Pacific Grove Discovery Shop at 198 Country Club Gate Shopping Center. This event features all things vintage, antique, and collectible. The proceeds go towards cancer research, education, advocacy, and service. Blast From the Past will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 6 - 8. For more information call the Discovery Shop at (831) 372-0866.
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