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Benefit: Pacific Symphony’s Gatsby Gala Raises $1.5 Million for Music Education

An invitation to the annual Pacific Symphony Gala is always a welcome and treasured treat, but when the theme is the Roaring 20s and Great Gatsby attire is suggested, we knew what we had to do: comb the costume boutiques and thrift stores for the perfect ensemble. After visiting...

Benefit: CASA Raises $1 Million at Black & White Ball

By Petrina Friede | NB Indy  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County held its annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball, which took place on Saturday, April 22, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach. Wickedly sophisticated black décor splashed with...

Campus

Campus: Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Awards Student Scholarships

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to deserving high school students who are about to graduate and continue on to college. The first college scholarship was awarded in 1945; seven decades later the tradition continues. Thirteen...

Campus: Arbor Real Estate Gives Clean Water to Newport Elementary

  Arbor Real Estate has partnered with the Rob Machado Foundation for the last several years to provide water filling stations to public spaces that encourage the use of refillable water bottles and to eliminate the use of single-use water bottles in an ongoing effort to keep our...

Young Men and Women Get Lesson in Etiquette

A group of young men and women recently got a lesson in etiquette. Nearly 50 students from the junior classes of the National League of Young Men and the National Charity League came together for an evening of dining and etiquette on March 26. The 10th annual Etiquette Dinner was...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Friendship Circle Holds Evening of Recognition

On Wednesday, May 10, Newport Beach-based Friendship Circle held its 11th annual Evening of Recognition at the Beckman Center in Irvine. The Friendship Circle’s mission is to address the challenges facing individuals with special needs by celebrating their uniqueness and...

Charity Spotlight: 30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic at Newport Dunes June 28

Celebrating its 30th year, the annual Hoag Summer Classic will bring together more than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants, live music and thousands of Hoag donors and friends on Wednesday, June 28, starting at 5 p.m. at Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive. Thanks to Hoag’s...

Green

Attracting ‘Good Bugs’ to a Garden

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy “Good” bugs can be a homeowner’s best friend, while “bad” bugs can wipe out weeks of gardening in just a few days. By definition, it is easy to know the difference. The notorious bad bug gang of four – aphids, whitefly, scale and mealy-bu...

Going Green: Upper Newport Bay – Restoration, Recreation and Research

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper Just above Newport Harbor is the Upper Newport Bay, a sanctuary to many species of plants, birds and marine organisms. The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve is an estuary, a wetland with a mix...

Local Focus

Newport’s Upper Bay: A Jewel in a Disappearing World

The City of Newport Beach claims that annually there are seven million visitors coming to this resort and shopping mecca.  But then, they’re only counting people. Other important visitors drop in as well, none of which bother to check with air traffic controllers at John Wayne...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat…Across the Pacific Ocean

There was absolutely no way that four girls weren’t going to set a world record. After all, they were the first humans to row across the entire Pacific Ocean – from San Francisco, to Cairns, Australia. Their incredible odyssey spanning 8,579 miles over nine months is humanly and...

“Augie” Documentary Inspires Hope

Moviegoers may not expect a film involving amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, to inspire hope, but “Augie” certainly does. The documentary centers on Augie Nieto, the fitness entrepreneur responsible for LifeCycle, and his fight with the disease. ALS attacks nerve cells in...

On Faith

On Faith: Small Student Makes a Big Difference

Ten-year-old Newport Beach resident Keira Raack is proving that young children can make a big difference in the world. “One day as I was sewing, I came up with an idea of creating colorful pillowcases for kids in the hospital,” Keira explained.  “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be...

On Faith: Local Pastor Leads Prayer for House of Representatives as Guest Chaplain

Last week, Becky Tirabassi, Newport Beach pastor and author of many books on prayer, traveled to Washington D.C. to be the Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced her, and she opened the session of the House by praying for...

Senior Moments

Senior Moments: Frieda Caplan is ‘The Queen of Kiwi’

By Felicia Wiseman | NB Indy “Fear No Fruit” is a fascinating and true story of 91-year-old Frieda Caplan, also known as “The Queen of Kiwi.” Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of UCLA, she worked as a bookkeeper and cashier in the Wholesale Produce Market in downtown L.A. In the...

Bongiorno Boomers: Starting Anew

Good Morning, (Buon Giorno) Boomers! I trust you’ve recovered sufficiently from the Holidays for us to begin the New Year together. From my present vantage point, I see a lot of changes in the offing, and, like Ricky Ricardo, I may have “a lot of splainin’ to do” to make sense of...