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Communities: Halloween is a Time for Traditions and Safety

Communities: Halloween is a Time for Traditions and Safety

Next Friday, Oct. 31, thousands of children will be reciting the words “Trick or Treat” in every community in Newport Beach. NB Indy writer Richard Simon offers a history of Halloween traditions, and also a list of tips to ensure a safe and happy Halloween. For most kids, the history of Halloween goes as far back […]

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Local Focus: Tournament of Roses Princesses Visit Newport Beach

Local Focus: Tournament of Roses Princesses Visit Newport Beach

Newport Beach had a visit from royalty last weekend, but the seven visiting princesses were not from some exotic country. Bluewater Grill was the setting for the first public appearance of the 2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court. The court and court committee arrived at Bluewater Grill via Duffy boat, and enjoyed a leisurely luncheon on […]

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Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary Season

Benefit: Pacific Symphony Celebrates Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary Season

Pacific Symphony’s season opening concerts are always a special occasion, but this year’s season opener was extra special: it heralded Maestro Carl St.Clair’s 25th Anniversary season as music director and conductor of the Pacific Symphony. I first met St.Clair more than 20 years ago while covering the arts for local magazines, and immediately realized this […]

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Communities: Hundreds Attend NB Fire Department Open House

Communities: Hundreds Attend NB Fire Department Open House

The Newport Beach Fire Department and the Newport Beach Firefighters Association celebrated Fire Service Day last Sunday with an open house and live demonstrations of firefighting activities at Fire Station 7 on Acacia Street in Santa Ana Heights, one of eight fire stations scattered at strategic locations throughout the city. Several hundred residents turned out […]

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Local Focus: Lawn Bowling a Big Draw in Newport Beach

Local Focus: Lawn Bowling a Big Draw in Newport Beach

Seventy-five-year-old lawn bowler John Groothuis scoots around the greens of the 75-year-old Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club as if he had the heart of a 20-year-old, which in fact he does. Groothuis attributes much of his transplant recovery to the gentle sport (and art) of lawn bowling. Groothuis spends more time and seemingly un-depleted energy at […]

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Campus: Mariners Kicks Off School Year With Autumn Celebration

Campus: Mariners Kicks Off School Year With Autumn Celebration

About 1,500 people celebrated the season and kicked off the school year last weekend during a local school’s Fall Festival. Mariners Christian School held the annual event Sunday at the school’s campus. Students, alumni, staff and community members gathered to kick-off to the new school year. “The Fall Festival had a wonderful turn out! The […]

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Campus: ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

Campus: ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

For the 40th year in a row, Newport kids can enjoy autumn activities and pick a pumpkin from the patch at a local nature center this weekend. The Environmental Nature Center’s 40th Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their facility at 1601 E. 16th […]

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Benefit: Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon for The Wooden Floor

Benefit: Wine Tasting Benefit at Big Canyon for The Wooden Floor

More than 300 wine lovers gathered at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach last month for the 8th Annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit. The evening, which has become one of Orange County’s premier wine tasting benefits, netted a record $300,000 for The Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana arts-based youth development nonprofit with […]

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Benefit: “More Priceless Than Diamonds” at Balboa Bay Resort

Benefit: “More Priceless Than Diamonds” at Balboa Bay Resort

Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice was host to over 300 supporters at the annual More Priceless Than Diamonds luncheon held at the Balboa Bay Resort on September 13. Success stories of human trafficking survival, awareness, and prevention were shared, and the Global Center presented its inaugural Diamond Award. The annual luncheon raised […]

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Charity Spotlight: 13th Annual Angelitos Card Fundraiser

Charity Spotlight: 13th Annual Angelitos Card Fundraiser

Angelitos de Oro, a women’s auxiliary group based in Newport Beach that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County’s High School Bigs program, is once again partnering with South Coast Plaza for the 13th Annual Angelitos Card fundraiser that runs through Tuesday, Oct. 14. More than 100 boutiques and restaurants are offering a 20 […]

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