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Benefit

Benefit: Napa in Newport Raises $680K for CureDuchenne

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed the fun and flavor of Napa Valley wineries on Feb. 28 as they gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort with a common goal of saving the lives of thousands of boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Napa in Newport Wine Auction raised more than $680,000 to...

Benefit: Hoag Hospital Raises $850K at Christmas Carol Ball

More than 500 guests joined event chairs Tracy and Roger Kirwan at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach last month to celebrate the Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 48th Annual Christmas Carol Ball. A tradition since 1966, the event raised $850,000 for Hoag to support a variety of needs...

Campus

Pi + Pie = Infinite Fun

Math class included pie for students at Harbor Day School on Friday. For about 200 students at the Corona del Mar campus, it would be irrational to celebrate March 14, a national holiday, any other way. The date corresponds with the mathematical constant, Pi (π), or approximately...
Posted On 21 Mar 2014

School Notes

Flagship Programs Proposed for NMUSD School Zones Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Estancia school zones presented their proposed distinguished programs for their respective schools to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education on Tuesday. CdM...

Local Youth Basketball Team Are Regional Champs

A local team of young athletes recently won a regional basketball championship and will be headed to nationals next week. Fryer Basketball Academy won the Southern California Championships for the National Junior Basketball All-Net league (U11) Sunday at the MAP Sports Facility...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014

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Charity

Charity Spotlight: 11th Annual Visionary Women Caregivers Luncheon

Each year, the Visionary Women Circle of Alzheimer’s Orange County holds a Caregivers Luncheon to honor caregivers who display extraordinary compassion in caring for those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Caregiver honorees are recognized for their...

Charity Spotlight: An Evening to Foster Awareness at Balboa Bay Resort

 On Saturday evening, May 13, the Balboa Bay Club and Balboa Bay Resort hosted a gala reception in the great ballroom of the resort welcoming some 400 guests for an evening of inspiration related to the medical marvels of organ transplant. The hosted reception was sponsored by...

Green

Kick the Can

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Sit Down, Green Fat Lady

Green and sustainable thinking and action is not dead. I constantly get asked about global warming or climate change.  Honestly, I do not think about it much.  Other than to recognize that science is telling us facts like glaciers are melting, and an appropriate response is...

Local Focus

Local Focus: Newport Residents to be Honored on National Philanthropy Day

“The practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” That’s how Webster’s dictionary defines the word “philanthropy.” For a local definition, you’d simply find two names listed: Victoria Collins and Natalie Cernius. These two community volunteers are...

Local Focus: Four Friends Bring Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza Back to Life

Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza is back! The iconic pizza palace on S.E. Bristol Street at Birch Street in Newport Beach reopened two weeks ago under the direction of four new owners, including Newport Beach residents Stan Frazier (former drummer with Sugar Ray and a partner in A...

On Faith

On Faith: International Justice Mission

I was one of the over 400 people who were shocked to hear 13-year-old Griselda’s story of horror, but relieved to hear that her story ended up being one of hope and healing. Thanks to the strategic work of International Justice Mission, Griselda and countless others are now able...

On Faith: A Journey of Faith ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

“We hope people see the documentary and leave feeling inspired to be God’s hands and feet,” explained Doug Wekenman, one of the four men featured in the documentary “The AC Project: To The Ends Of The Earth.” “We hope people come away feeling an invitation to be part of the...

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