It's now less than two weeks until Halloween ... though with the recent ups and downs on Wall Street it seems we've had plenty of scary stuff to keep us awake at night! The Wine Affair
Ted Neeley, the original star of the 1973 movie adaptation "Jesus Christ Superstar," reprises the role of Jesus in the newest touring production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber theatrical masterpiece.
"Santa" presented gifts Sunday and listened to the Christmas wishes of children served by the ranch, which offers therapeutic riding sessions to nearly 100 physically and mentally challenged clients of the ranch.
Since the demise of the annual Bootlegger's Ball to benefit the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, New Year's Eve had been without a major event or party to celebrate the turning of the last page of the calendar.
Nearly 300 families lined the sidewalk outside the Railroad Avenue location of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry along 4th Street and down Main Street as members of the Santa Clarita Rotary Club began to unload and distribute more than 250 turkeys the group donated to the Pantry for its annual turkey giveaway.
If Santa had a sweet tooth, Lady Di's Cookies in Westridge would surely be his workshop. The 1,100 square foot retail storefront is awash in holiday colors and tempting treats, including 15 types of cookies, four different brownies, caramel apples, cupcakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries and much more. Owner Diane Knight started Lady Di's Cookies in her home 15 years ago. She expanded to a commercial kitchen a few months later. Lady Di's Cookies quickly became the ...
The SCV Committee on Aging and the SCV Senior Center are asking for just $10 from residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to help area seniors.
I love the rainy, gloomy weather this weekend. It almost "feels" like the holidays, doesn't it? Holiday Light Tour 15
It was as if a Norman Rockwell painting had come to life in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia. Dozens of Boy Scouts of all ages - big and small, short and tall, Cub Scouts, Webelos and Scouts - mingled with formally-gowned and tuxedo-clad guests gathered to recognize the 2008 Leaders of Character.
It's the season for pumpkins and ghosts and goblins, galore! It's also time to head out to Lombardi's up Bouquet Canyon in Saugus. Devastated by the Buckweed Fire last year, Lombardi's is back - and just as good as ever. Why not head out there this weekend and celebrate a Santa Clarita Valley institution?
It was a warm night in the Octopussy Lounge in Newhall as guests arrived "by invitation of Her Majesty's Secret Service" for "Casino Royale 008." The fundraising evening to benefit the Canyon Theatre Guild offered "mystery, adventure and intrigue" as guests dressed as their favorite characters from the "James Bond" series.
The 15th annual Signal Holiday Light Tour judges came without trolley and without limo, yet they found the Christmas spirit in cookies and cocoa. They exclaimed in awe at all the pretty lights, and soon realized the judging should have taken two nights. 1. The Tisdells
There's no question that Wakefield Court is the 800-pound gorilla of street light-decorating in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Fans of the written word should not miss the Fall Poetry Festival to be held Sunday in the Laughing Buddha Zen Garden in Newhall.
The 10,000-square-foot, 24-room Sand Canyon estate home of Wayne and Dianne Crawford was transformed into a holiday wonderland during the 28th Annual Henry Mayo Holiday Home Tour Gala held Dec. 5. Daughter-in-law Jeanna Crawford decorated the home with vintage and handmade holiday decor that gave the impressive home a cozy, personal feel, which was enjoyed by the 120 guests who paid $150 per person to support the Home Tour League. Funds from the event benefit ...
The Newhall Library was the inspired choice of location for an inaugural wine tasting benefit for the William S. Hart Education Foundation.
I've just returned from my retreat on Whidbey Island, Wash. It was a lovely week which I spent visiting with friends, drinking salted caramel hot coco at the Local Grown coffee shop and taking in a great community theater production of "The Full Monty." I also had a fantastic seafood dinner of salmon, fresh Dungeness crab and fresh crab cakes. It really doesn't get any better than that!
It's the simple things that we take for granted that Maureen Wright, R.N. thinks about in relation to her visits to Africa.
It seems that spring has sprung! I've enjoyed watching the trees and flowers bloom throughout the Santa Clarita Valley in recent weeks. The hills are even green. I know it won't last, but it is lovely for the moment. I am looking forward to the yuccas that bloom in May, my favorite time of year.
Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School recently honored two women during its annual fundraising benefit dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
I hope all the Easter eggs have been found and the Easter ham or lamb is cooking in the oven. Did you already bite the ears off your chocolate Easter bunny? My favorite has always been the marshmallow eggs.
It was a lovely brunch yesterday morning at the Robinson Ranch Clubhouse in Sand Canyon to celebrate the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Women in Service event.
The 32 kindergartners in Marrilee Bingham's class at Peachland Elementary School in Newhall can now add "author" to their list of accomplishments.
Soroptimist International Greater Santa Clarita recently hosted a "Day of Service", on behalf of Mending Kids International, was a lot of fun and very rewarding.
It was a St. Patrick's Day full of "Mischief and Malarkey" at the annual Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley fashion show.
The "Hearts for Heroes" Builder's Ball was an emotional evening that honored veterans of the United States military and supporters of the Habitat for Heroes campaign.