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Benefit

Celebrity Tennis Event Benefits Puerto Rico

In a mix of sports, celebrities and philanthropy, actress Anne Heche co-sponsored “Palisades for Puerto Rico” at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach on Dec. 10. The event featured Heche, who recently completed filming the NBC drama “The Brave,” as well as Ross Lynch, who is...

Benefit: Literacy Project Dreams Big at Annual Gala

To be a good writer, you need to be a good reader. I was indeed a voracious reader at an early age, consuming everything from Hardy Boys to Box Car Children books to short stories by Ray Bradbury. By the time I hit 8th grade, I was reading at a college level. Everything is easier...

Campus

Campus: Newport Harbor High’s 2017 Hall of Fame

The Newport Harbor High School Alumni Association has added 15 names to the Hall of Fame this year. To celebrate the school’s legacy of excellence and inspire current students, the Alumni Association inducted 10 student Alumni and five Faculty members, who have excelled in their...

Campus: Mariners Christian School Holds 8th Grade Graduation

On Thursday, June 15, Mariners Christian School held its graduation ceremony for the Eighth Grade Graduating Class of 2017.  Eighth grade students, families, friends, and the entire MCS faculty and staff gathered in the beautiful sanctuary at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in...

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...

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: Pacific Symphony Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season

Pacific Symphony delivered a memorable evening of epic elegance on Thursday, Sept. 27 as 350 guests were welcomed to the 2018-19 Classical Opening Night Celebration & Concert, a black-tie affair honoring 40 extraordinary seasons as Orange County’s premier orchestra. Hosted by...

Charity Spotlight: OCMA Gala Offers Look at New Home

This has been a busy and exciting year for the Orange County Museum of Art. The nonprofit organization sold its Fashion Island property and moved out of its longtime home, unveiled dazzling designs for its new facility to be build at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and moved...

Green

Going Green: Sustain our Sea with Sustainable Seafood Choices

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper What is sustainable seafood, why is it important, where you can get it?  Food sourced from the sea has sustained seaside communities since man first learned to fish. It is an important part of coastal living and has...

Going Green: Underwater Oasis at Crystal Cove

By Garry Brown, Executive Director / Orange County Coastkeeper One of Newport Beach’s greatest treasures is Crystal Cove State Park. Stretching for 3.2 miles along PCH, Crystal Cove is known for its stunning cliffs and trails that are popular for hiking, biking, and camping. Its...

Local Focus

Local Focus: In Memory of Dr. Mike and His ‘Deep Thoughts’

By Jeff Glueck | Special to the NB Indy Many of you read my father’s column, “Deep Thoughts from Dr. Mike,” over the years in this newspaper. He loved Newport Beach, his home for 44 years, and loved sharing his thoughts, whether funny, sad, indignant, or irreverent. We lost my...

Championship Rower ‘WOW’s at Newport Aquatic Center

More than 30 years ago, after admittedly non-competitive 18-year-old Deborah Cowles told her boyfriend that she had decided to become a competitive athlete, he did what any supportive boyfriend should not have done: He laughed. Cowles responded accordingly — she dumped him in...

Local Focus: Heidi Miller Offers Unselfish Gift to Save Bruce Cook’s Life

By Cassandra Reinhart, Special to the Independent Sixty-five-year-old Bruce Cook couldn’t admit to anyone but himself that he will die without a kidney transplant. “I didn’t want sympathy and I didn’t want people to think I was disabled,” Cook said.  “I didn’t think anybody would...

On Faith

On Faith: Bible Drive for the Prison Ministry

“Two words that break my heart regarding prison inmates are unwanted and unworthy,” said Lauri, head of the Prison Ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Lauri asked that her last name not be used. “God does not consider these people unwanted or unworthy. Through our ministry...

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...

Senior Moments

At Home Care for Seniors

There are a lot of benefits that can come with having a non-medical professional helping out around the home and allowing seniors to remain independent. FirstLight HomeCare in Orange provides just that service to all Orange County senior citizens, including Newport Beach resident...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013

Single Again: Letters from Readers

  By Quinn | NB Indy     This column seems to resonate with many of you. The best way to know is by your feedback and comments. Here are a few that have spoken to me: From Sharon: “I just read your article in the Independent and found it honest and refreshing. As a...