Thursday, August 19, 2010

Have some fun while supporting Huntington Beach charity!

Well it looks like the hard financial times it all the way around. I was talking to the folks down at our animal shelter (21632 Newland Ave), and they were saying adoptions are way down. If you are thinking at all about getting a dog or cat, please please consider adopting one. There are so many animals out there badly in need of a loving home. A few of them are posted on TheLocalHB ( http://thelocalhb.com/HB_locals/Pet_Adoption.html) , or better yet go by and give them a visit, it will be hard to walk out of there without a new "family member". Need some convincing as to how special dogs are as companions? watch this video: www.dogwork.com/feeling - it will make you smile for sure.

Looking for something to do this Friday night?
Think about heading on down to Old World for a some comedy improv. The Corporate Recess Players are performing. I've been to the show and is was darn funny. We laughed so hard. And, not only do you get a fun evening, you'll be helping out our very own Miss Huntington Beach with her charity fundraising efforts. If you go, when you buy your tickets, just say it is for Miss HB and a portion of the ticket sales go to her program. The show is only $15 pp and Old World is located at 7561 Center Ave. The show starts at 7pm (arrive early) and reservations can be made at 714-362-7480.

Another fun thing going on this weekend is a classic car show at the HB Elks Lodge on 7711 Talbert Ave. (it runs from 8:30am to 3pm). The admission is free and you find food, drink, vendors and raffles as well as plenty of cars and motorcycles. It is all to benefit the "The Will Surf Again" program which offers adaptive surfing for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Yep, another fun event for a good cause. So go out there have have a real good time.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Green Expo in Huntington Beach is right around the corner!!

Do you have the Huntington Beach Green Expo on your calendar yet? If not, well here you go: September 18, 10am-4pm. This year we will be at the Huntington Beach Pier. We expect a great turnout being at the beach. Plus there will be live concerts during the event for your listening enjoyment. If you'd like to be a vendor at the expo, please visit the expo website at www.HuntingtonBeachGoesGreen.com. All the info about the event as well as the vendor application can be found on the website.

Coming up Wednesday night (8/11) is an opportunity to get in some great networking. RBN is having their major business expo that night. They pull from all surrounding communities and expecting about 1400 attendees. The event is from 5pm - 8pm at the Hilton Hotel Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St in Costa Mesa. the $20 entrance fee includes all the networking you can handle (over 150 exhibitors!), parking, food & refreshments. No rsvp necessary. For more info: www.expo.rbningo.com/oc/index.asp

Have you been in to Absolutely Fabulous lately?? If you have not visited their expanded shop lately, you are missing out. The gift items are always being updated and with summer being a popular time for weddings, you can always find that perfect wedding gift there. Be unusual - don't get the standard "stuff" everyone else does for a gift! They carry the best home decor, jewelry and gifts to fit any budget. Visit them online at
www.absolutelyfabulous1.com or better yet, pop in to the shop, they are located at 6026 Warner Ave (at Springdale).

Friday, August 06, 2010

US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach - on now!

Have you ventured to down town yet to see the US Open of Surfing? The week started off with manageable crowds, but this weekend is going to be crazy! I was down there today and couldn't believe all the people. Got some great shots of the surfers though - that is when there was a wave to catch! The details of the competition are on my calendar page. check it out. If you are going to brave the crowds, you might want to take the free shuttle from City Hall (details also on the calendar page).

While downtown, one of the fun attractions we now have is the GW Segway Tours ...right at 300 PCH you'll find them (across from the Pier). You can't get in much more fun than being on the beach riding a segway. Want more details? Check it out HERE . They have all kinds of package deals and you can take advantage of a two for one discount at www.SurfCitySavings.com , under the Leisure/Fun category. I've done the tour... and I'm not kidding, riding those segways on the sand is SO fun. See it in action on this video.

Finally, if you plan on going downtown and anticipate a lot of walking, let me recommend a shoe store store that can't be beat to make your feet feel incredible! It's called Foot Solutions , and they offer shoes, inserts, and other foot care products for work, dress or play. They are located at 1811 Xemino in Long Beach - yes it is across the "border" from us, but there is no place in HB like it, and they are great! I've talked to so many folks wearing their shoes and they swear by them! I made sure to check them out myself and I totally agree! You can also give them a call at 562-961-3200,,,tell them TheLocalHB sent you.