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Charity Spotlight: Komen Race for the Cure Celebrates 25 Years

The number 25 looms large for a noted nonprofit organization this year. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, the nonprofit has announced new elements for the signature event: a new race course that starts in Fashion Island...

On Faith: St. Mark Welcomes Jewish Collaborative

St. Mark Presbyterian Church is serving as a host campus to the newly formed, non-profit Jewish Collaborative of Orange County. The Shabbat morning Collaborative services will initially meet monthly, generally on the fourth Saturday of the month. Their inaugural service was held...

Local Residents Say Thank You to NBPD

Pans of lasagna and trays of cookies were just a few of the culinary delights that members of Newport Harbor Republican Women brought to the Newport Beach Police Department last Saturday. The impromptu lunch was to show support for the officers and staff of the NBPD in light of...

Benefit: Pelican Hill Hosts Orangewood Foundation’s 44 Women Luncheon

 There was laughter and a few tears at the Orangewood Foundation’s 44 Women for Orangewood auxiliary luncheon, held June 10 at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Nearly 300 women (and a handful of men) attended the luncheon to raise money for scholarships so that local foster teens can...

Charity Spotlight: Junior League of OC Celebrates 60 Years of Service

The Junior League of Orange County, based in Newport Beach, recently held its 60th annual meeting to acknowledge six decades of creating significant and lasting change in the community, announce a new slate of leaders and Board members, and honor the contributions of outstanding...

Charity Spotlight: Goodwill Golf Tourney at Pelican Hill Raises $170K

It’s not often that an army general participates in a local golf tournament, but when the players are swinging to raise money for veterans, there’s a good chance a high ranking officer will be out on the links. Such is the case with Goodwill of Orange County, which hosted its...

PBR Hears Proposed Improvements for Back Bay View Park

The passive park with a great view of Back Bay on the corner of Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway may soon get a few new features to encourage more users to visit. The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission provided feedback and unanimously approved to move forward with...
Posted On 07 Jul 2016

Local Focus: An Appreciation for Military Spouses

May was Military Appreciation Month, and this weekend is the fourth of July, perfect opportunities to salute the noble men and women who serve our nation, and remember those who gave their lives in defense of freedom. An often-overlooked occasion came earlier this year: Military...

Charity Spotlight: OC Community Foundation Gets Grant from Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded $350,000 in grants to 18 nonprofits dedicated to providing workforce development and education opportunities throughout Orange County. One of those nonprofits is the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation,...

Charity Spotlight: Women of Chapman Summer Luncheon at Balboa Bay Resort

Chapman University may be located in Orange, but the school has a host of supporters from the greater Newport Beach area, so it was fitting that the annual Women of Chapman Summer Luncheon was held last month at the Balboa Bay Resort. Women of Chapman is Chapman University’s...

Charity Spotlight: Visionary Women Luncheon Honors Alzheimer’s Advocates

In 2011, country music legend Glen Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but instead of hanging up his guitar, he set out on a tour of America that lasted more than a year. Filmmaker James Keach documented that tour in his film “I’ll Be Me,” a...

On Faith: Interfaith Council Defines Golden Rule

Nearly 40 people from nine different places of worship met recently at the Pacifica Institute in Irvine for the monthly meeting of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council. Lane Calvert, President of the Interfaith Council, welcomed the group and explained the agenda. “We want...

Radio Messages Sent Around World During Field Day

Morse code and radio messages from all over the world were received loud and clear over the weekend by a group of volunteers at Coastal Peak Park as part of a nationwide event. Messages from as far as Belgium came in as volunteers from Newport Beach Radio Amateur Civil Emergency...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016

Local Focus: ExplorOcean Educator Wendy Marshall Travels to Icy Wilderness

ExplorOcean’s Director of Education, Wendy Marshall, Ed.D., will soon be roaming the sub-Arctic wilderness around Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, where polar bears congregate in carnivorous summer crowds almost like puppies at a dog park. In the process of studying the northland’s...

On Faith: St. Andrew’s to Launch New Campus

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is growing. Richard Kannwishcer, Lead Pastor of St. Andrew’s, recently announced plans to add a new campus in South Orange County by February 2017. “God is on the move in the world and we seek to join Him,” he said. “Discipleship is inherently an...

Local Resident Brings Inclusive Sailing to Newport

By Caroline Leedom | NB Indy Newport Beach resident Steve Bender has found the answer to cloning. At least, that’s the best explanation for how Bender is able to be as busy as he is and accomplish so much for so many local organizations. Two years ago, Bender – the president and...

Council Considers Sustainability in the Community, Government Involvement

Sustainability in the city was back on the Newport Beach City Council’s table for discussion this week. Councilman Scott Peotter pulled the item regarding the Newport Beach Sustainability Plan from the consent calendar during Tuesday’s meeting The item was ultimately approved 5-2...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Benefit: Dining as Art at OCMA’s “Art of Dining” Gala

Dining has truly become an art form—chefs have turned into culinary artists whose canvas is an empty plate waiting to be filled with gastronomic delights. It’s fitting that the Orange County Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser is dubbed Art of Dining, because it successfully...

Charity: Circle 1000 Raises $840K for Hoag Family Cancer Institute

Hoag Hospital Foundation held its 29th annual Circle 1000 Founders’ Celebration Brunch at Island Hotel on May 9 and raised $840,000 to benefit the Hoag Family Cancer Institute. More than 350 Circle 1000 donors and friends, along with Hoag physicians and staff, attended the...

On Faith: The King’s Daughters Hold Regal Celebration

”Ginnie and Sarah are a combination of Martha Stewart, Beth Moore, and Tori Burch,” explained Newport resident Barbi Townsend. “They bring creative, Christ-centered events, called Regal Celebrations, to cities all across the country. It’s a multi-modality approach that reaches...