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NB Paddler’s Journey to Fight Cancer

  Jack Marshall Shimko is paddling with a purpose. Shimko, 30, a Newport Beach native, avid waterman and outdoor enthusiast who is currently recovering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is getting ready for a fundraising solo water paddling...

A Fair Mess

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but this whole Orange County Fairgrounds sale, start to finish, sickens me. And hear me right: at the end of the day, I don’t care quite frankly if the fairgrounds sells or not. As long as the Orange...

Chabad Center Offers High Holidays Services

With the Jewish New Year rapidly approaching, the Chabad Jewish Center is organizing High Holiday Services in Newport Beach. The free services are geared primarily to the thousands of unaffiliated Jewish families residing in Orange County. Rabbi...




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NCL Mothers, Daughters Raise $100K

Some 450 guests alighted upon the Balboa Bay Club & Resort for National Charity League, Juniors, Newport Chapter 25th Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon, Fashion Show and Silent Auction to honor their out-going 6th-grade members and mothers. The annual event raised more than $100,000 for the...
Posted On 07 Apr 2011

Power of Prayer Works Across Faiths

“WWJD?”  A popular expression most of us are familiar with:  “What Would Jesus Do?”  But is this catchy phrase a fad, or a compass for life’s choices? And how important is it to pray for guidance? On a daily basis, I believe this question is easily answered.  Let’s say someone is driving slowly...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

Stepping Out

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Elks Round Up $12K for Kids

  Cowboy hats, sawdust, country music, and outdoor barbeque provided the setting for Elks members and guests from the community who made the Newport Harbor Lodge’s annual Western Roundup the most successful in years. More than $12,000 was raised in their largest fundraiser...

Discovery Science Center Gala Raises $550K

  By Lynn Selich | Society Editor Photos by TK   Dressed in creative “eco-chic,” nearly 400 Orange County business and community leaders gathered at the Discovery Science Center for the most playful philanthropic event of the year, the Center’s annual gala, which raised...

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