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Boat Parade Wrap

Boat Parade Wrap

Wow—what a parade! We’ve just concluded another fantastic Christmas Boat Parade. Congratulations are in order to the Newport Chamber, Commodores and an abundance of volunteers that it took for the million (or so) spectators who were in awe of the large armada of boats and yachts that participated. Bravo one and all! A few thoughts and observations […]

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Curtain Up: Prepare to Travel ‘4000 Miles' at SCR

Curtain Up: Prepare to Travel ‘4000 Miles’ at SCR

Leo is 21. His grandmother Vera is 91. She’s widowed, and lives alone in her Greenwich Village apartment. On this particular 3 a.m. in September, Leo shows up at her door, with his bicycle.  He’s just completed a cross-country trek — Seattle to New York. He needs a place to crash for the night. She […]

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Mom's Voice: Another Teen in the House

Mom’s Voice: Another Teen in the House

On Tuesday, the shrill noise pierced the blackness, waking me from a solid sleep. It was the sound of girls, ripe with giggles that swell like the sea before crashing into a wave of loud laughter, spraying the quiet night of our house. A chorus of “Happy Birthday” led by Sally began in her sister’s […]

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Curtain Up: Marriage Examined in 'I Do, I Do!' and 'Wedding Singer'

Curtain Up: Marriage Examined in ‘I Do, I Do!’ and ‘Wedding Singer’

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Weddings were the theme of the night when we attended two different events last week: the musical “I Do, I Do!” at The Laguna Playhouse, and an outdoor screening of “The Wedding Singer” at Segerstrom Center. I’ve been married twice, Catherine has yet to take […]

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Graduation Present

Graduation Present

It’s graduation time, and commencement speakers all over the country are exhorting high school and college seniors to stay involved and do what they can to improve the world. Of course, to change the world, you have to know what’s going on, so I read newspapers. Sometimes I despair about the younger generations. Old as […]

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Hear Here!

Hear Here!

The young boys in our neighborhood love fireworks, and the best time of year for them is just around the corner.  Starting in warm April evenings just after dark, they begin to rehearse with a few repercussive rounds in the park behind our house. Last night, a few went off in the wee hours of […]

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Dancing for Donations

Dancing for Donations

Local celebrities and professional dancers are coming together next week for a night of dinner, dancing, and donations – all for a good cause. The Assistance League of Newport Mesa will hold its sixth annual Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars fundraising event on March 23. The gala will start at 6 p.m. at the Grove of […]

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Off the Menu: Late Nite Delights

Off the Menu: Late Nite Delights

It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Where do you go for a late night meal? Newport Beach has plenty of fabulous restaurants, but few stay open late. Yard House in Fashion Island is a welcome exception. In fact, they’re encouraging diners to “get their grub on” by launching a new Eat Late menu […]

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CdM Earns Title Berth

CdM Earns Title Berth

Corona del Mar’s Sea Kings sank Woodbridge 25-0 on Saturday, earning a trip to the championship game. CdM will face off at 2 p.m. next Saturday against Garden Grove for the title.

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Sleepless in Newport, Part II

During a performance of a Mozart piece at the symphony recently, I became aware of a rhythmic noise that was out of synch with the orchestra. Turned out that a fellow in the row behind us had fallen asleep and was snoring, an unwitting contribution to the percussion section. It made me smile – who […]

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