If timing is everything, then the Evening of Inspiration hosted by LETMESAIL,Inc. couldn't have come at a better time. With the economy in a nosedive, the worst day in Wall Street history a recent memory and residents of the Santa Clarita Valley concerned about falling home prices and keeping their jobs, the inspiring examples of Kathy Buckley and Patrick Henry Hughes, were the right antidote to troubling times.
LETMESAIL's Bon Voyage Ball invites residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to a festive "after-dinner" party for New Year's Eve at the Hyatt Valencia.
Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier, natives of New York, found their way to the Santa Clarita Valley in September 2006 to sell wine. The duo opened Vino 100 in the Highridge shopping center at Newhall Ranch Road and Copper Hill in Valencia.
The holiday countdown is now at single digits. Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown, Christmas is a mere four days away and Kwanzaa begins Friday. I rather think the British and the Canadians have it nicely thought out with Boxing Day celebrated on the day after Christmas. The day after Christmas should be a holiday! Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Joyous Kwanzaa!
Menorah lighting at Town Center Mall
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 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?