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Art in the Afternoon

It may have been cold and blustery outside, but inside Hart Hall in Newhall the warm glow of original art brought more than 350 guests to experience the Santa Clarita Artists' Association's 19th annual Art Classic Gala. More than 100 works of original art were on display representing more than 60 artists. Styles and subjects ranged widely and included realism, impressionism, abstract, plein air, figurative, landscape, wildlife and still life.

November 30, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


ACS Cancer Warriors Honored

A record breaking year for the American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Unit brought dozens of attendees together to celebrate a year of success with a with a festive evening of recognition and rewards Thursday at the Robinson Ranch Clubhouse in Sand Canyon.

November 29, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Street art, powwows and alpacas

You don't have to sit home today and wonder what to do. There's the annual Street Art Festival (www.streetartfest.com) in Newhall and a few blocks away at William S. Hart Park the annual Hart of the West Powwow (www.friendsofhartpark.org/powwow.asp.) Those keen on alpacas will find three Agua Dulce alapaca ranches open today for National Alpaca Farm Days (for more information visit www.saddlebackmtnranch.com, www.tanglewoodalpacas.com and www.sweetwateralpacas.com).

Woman of Honor

November 29, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Columnists


Boys & Girls Club celebrating 40 years in the SCV

The year 1968 was a watershed year in the life of the United States - and for the Santa Clarita Valley. It was the year that Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated. It was the year that the USS Pueblo was seized by North Korea, and in Vietnam, where the lives of nearly 300 American soldiers were lost each week, the village of My Lai was destroyed. In 1968 "60 Minutes," a news program, debuted and Apollo VII, which circled the earth 163 times was, launched. In 1968 the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert Humphrey in a violence marred ...

November 29, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Operation Thank Our Troops launches Saturday

Suzon Gerstel, a mother of a Marine and president of Prayer Angels for the Military, said many residents of the Santa Clarita Valley are unaware that the SCV has its own community care packaging location for the troops.

November 28, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


A tasty sip of the holidays

It was a wine lovers' paradise Sunday as Guy LeLarge of Valencia Wine Company hosted several hundred friends and customers at the rescheduled fourth annual Holiday Wine Tasting held at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia.

November 27, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Magic of the Lights Gala kicks off holiday season

Didn't it look a lot like Christmas at the Magic of the Lights Gala held at the Hyatt Valencia? The festively attire crowd of more than 300 raised nearly $60,000 during the live auction to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club during the sixth annual Festival of the Trees gala. The gala was held after the public display closed for the evening.

November 23, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Yes, the holiday season is now upon us. The social whirl has slowed and I know everyone is searching for that perfect turkey to serve up to family and friends on Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Festival of Trees

November 23, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman | Signal Lifestyle


Funding SCV Smiles

Celebrating a special 15th birthday, the Foundation for Children's Dental Health threw itself a Quinceanera party in the backyard of Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar.

November 22, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Tea, entertainment and hope

It was a weekend where iced tea might have been more appropriate than steaming Earl Grey, but two days of sold out crowds didn't seem to mind the warm weather at the fifth annual Circle of Hope Theatrical Tea.

November 22, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


New club in town

Welcome to Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

November 22, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman | Columnists


A treat for holiday decorators

Many Santa Clarita Valley residents may be celebrating a scaled-down holiday season this year, but creativity and vision can take holiday home decor to new heights.

November 22, 2008 | By Michele Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Your Home


Escape to the L.A. Auto Show

As the future of the big three domestic auto makers - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - remains in doubt, the Los Angeles Auto Show opens today at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The show may lack the glitz and glamour of past years, but it still serves the purpose of introducing real cars to consumers as well as seeing what auto makers think the future will bring.

November 21, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Escape Cover Story


Jack and Jill of America in the SCV

As the music of Mary J. Blige boomed across the Hyatt Valencia banquet room, more than 60 women, all dressed in white, danced their way to their seats as the installation luncheon celebration of the newest chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., was underway.

November 21, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


Handling loss during the holidays

"It's Thanksgiving, I can't believe he's not here."

November 21, 2008 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


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