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Benefit: Segerstrom Center’s 45th Annual Candlelight Concert is a Glowing Success

Segerstrom Center for the Arts kicked off the holiday charity season in style at the 45th Annual Candlelight Concert held on Friday evening, November 30. The evening took on an “Enchanted Evening” theme thanks to an emerald-colored carpet that welcomed the 450 guests as they...

Benefit: 20th Annual Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert Raises $200K for High Hopes

It was 20 years ago that smooth jazz legend Eric Marienthal first performed a benefit concert for the High Hopes Brain Injury Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of those who have been devastated by brain injuries. Now, two decades...

Campus

Speak Up Newport Present Scholarship Awards

Speak Up Newport, a nonprofit citizens group in Newport Beach, presented its annual Scholarship Awards to five students from local high schools. The Speak Up Newport Foundation Scholarship Awards, previously known as the Dorothy Hardcastle Scholarship Awards, are awarded annually...

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...

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Charity

Alzheimer’s Orange County Raises $440,000 at 20th Annual Gala

Alzheimer’s Orange County is one of those organizations that you often don’t hear about until you need them. In Orange County, more than 84,000 people are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. They need Alzheimer’s Orange County, which began as an independent nonprofit...

National Charity League Juniors Hold Mother-Daughter Luncheon

The Fashion Island Hotel is always a glamorous outpost, but the Newport Beach Chapter of the National Charity League, Juniors recreated the most luxurious camping retreat in the hotel’s ballroom for their annual Mother – Daughter Luncheon on March 2. Glamping, anyone? Think...

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: New Balboa Island Museum is a Product of Tireless Efforts

A museum is a complex creature whose sustaining oxygen in large part stems from the generosity of many: from invaluable volunteers to dedicated staff, from guiding boards to selfless donors of everything from memorabilia to money. The largess of so many Newport Beach-loving...

Local Focus: Pacific Club Hosts Ellis Island Medalists

On Wednesday, June 27, the Pacific Club in Newport Beach hosted a trio of Ellis Island Medal of Honor winners as part of the club’s Distinguished Speakers Series luncheons. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes the combined professional achievements and humanitarian work of...

45th Lido Boat Show Sails Into Town April 19-22

Imagine sitting on the deck of your own yacht bobbing on the water of Newport Harbor, cruising to Catalina aboard a swift sailboat, or fishing along the coast in your own trawler. Now imagine going to the 45th annual Lido Boat Show and having an up close and personal encounter...

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...