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Walkin’ Don Does it Again

  By Roger Bloom | NB Indy   Councilman Don “Walkin’ Don” Webb, who ended his eight-year council career with Tuesday’ nights meeting, passed another milestone this week as he stepped past an impromptu finish line at the westernmost city limit to...

Main Breaks Flood Streets

  By Sara Hall | NB Indy   Four water mains broke over the weekend in the Newport Heights area, leaving some residents without water until midday. Tuesday. The first rupture occurred Sunday morning around midnight near St. James Road and Clay Street, said George...

Lightening Up on Black Friday

  Here was my Black Friday plan for today: Get up at 2:30 a.m., get to the stores and shop by 3. Once everything is done, head home, get my presents wrapped, send out the Christmas cards, cut down and decorate the tree and put up the Christmas lights. Once I’m done with...

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Using Illusion to Get Real

“It was scary, but really cool,” “That was wild!” “Seriously, how DID he do that?” These were some of the many responses from the 150 teenagers who experienced Jim Munroe’s unique giftedness at...

OC Fair Exhibits Sustainability

The World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893, is my second favorite fair, next to this year’s Orange County Fair. A fair is entertainment and enjoyment. It also educates and introduces. In 1893, Chicago...

Watch That First Step …

The Junior Lifeguards’ pier jump, a rite of passage in Newport for decades, was last week. One by one, youngsters (carefully supervised – don’t try this at home!) swallowed...

Stepping Out

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Southern Grit and Wit at NTAC

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, meet each August; renting the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. “The Dixie Swim Club” at the Newport Theatre Arts Center is set in the living room of the beach cottage on...

Restaurant Writers Bestow Awards

“And the winner is…” That phrase was heard repeatedly Sunday during the Southern California Restaurant Writers’ annual awards dinner. We’re happy to report that numerous Newport Beach restaurants received awards in various categories. As SCRW members, we voted on the award...

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