Thursday, February 24, 2011

upcoming events for Huntington Beach

Pull out those calendars to mark off a couple of dates. These are for events coming soon (but certainly farther out than this weekend!)

First up. Taste of Huntington Beach ,www.TasteOfHB.com. This event is May 1 at the Sports Complex at Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave. But did you know tickets are available now? And if you buy your tickets before end of this month, you get a savings. Yes that is correct. Right now, it is only $50 for this GREAT event. I've been to a lot of "Taste of (insert city here)"... over the years, and really, nothing compares to our very own. Go to the site and buy your tickets now!

Next up for your calendar. March 23, 5pm-9pm, you definitely want to head down to Costa Mesa for Orange County's Largest Mixer VIII . It is your chance to join Orange County Chambers of Commerce and business organizations for this HUGE event at the OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa). You will be able to mix & mingle with over 3,000 business people and check out over 300 exhibitor tables representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around OC. This is your chance to reach both small and large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different chambers and organizations can make your business grow. It is only $20 to attend (sorry no credit cards) and you can find all the info about the event (including vendor info) at www.ocmixer.com or call 949-338-8338.

Now, back to tastings.... on June 26, 2pm-6pm, at the Newland Barn (Beach & Adams), you can get your fill at the Pups N Pinot Wine (& food) Tasting . This one is to raise money for A Leg Up Dog Rescue. Not a huge tasting event like Taste of HB, but a smaller one (about 500 folks) and we include man's best friend (leashed dogs welcome). But although it may be a smaller event, believe me, last year I left VERY full of wine & yummies. There will be live entertainment, dog costume contest, wine & food vendors, silent & live auction & more. Because this is a newer event, they are actively looking for vendors. If you or someone you know has or has access to wine or food, we'd love to know about it (I'm on the planning committee this year so you can contact me). Wine or food vendors can simply donate and volunteers will pour/serve or better yet, donors, come out and pour/serve yourself to get the best representation of your business. Folks who donate will be represented on the website, www.pupsnpinot.com, as well as at the event. This event is only $30 to attend. Please check out the website!

Finally, with all this walking at events such as these, you could end up with some sore feet.... The best way to keep this from happening is to be prepared with some good footwear. A little bit north of us, you will find Foot Solutions , 1811 Ximeno Ave in Long Beach (only about 15 from here). Even though they are not located in HB, I can talk about them because we really don't have anything like this in town. It's too bad their store isn't here!! Anyhow, they are a foot health center offering shoes, inserts and other foot care products. They have shoes specially made to help your feet whether it is for work, dress or play. Check them out at www.footsolutions.com/longbeach or call to talk to Karen: 562-961-3200. And to learn even more about them, you can check out this press release: Click to View - It is filled with great info about them.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

another donation just got made to the HB Relay for Life - $2500. We're doing great. check it out at: www.relayforlifehb.com

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

We are all aware Valentine's is right around the corner....still looking for something for that special someone?
Heres a few local ideas: Mr. Kegs at 6914 Warner Ave can supply you with that perfect gift basket, or you can pick up that special bottle of wine from their large selection!

Right across the street is Absolutely Fabulous , 6024 Warner, where you will find SO many gift ideas. And by the way, this Saturday evening they are having a special reception highlighting Randy Cooper Shadow Art - amazing stuff. check out their site, http://www.absolutelyfabulous1.com/ for info .

Ladies, do you want to get all pretty for Valentines? Depending on what end of town you are, we've got Salon Ambiance at 5075 Warner, or the Upstairs Salon at 7561 Center Ave, #45. Both full service salons. Also off of Center you can find the Image Spa , 7081 Center Ave, for more intense make-overs - a full service day spa, plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry & more! For the ladies whose men love their cars, why not give them a gift certificate to Francisco's Automotive (7662 Slater Ave) for some auto care - oil change, air conditioning service, etc.

By the way, you can find the detailed info for these local merchants as well as many others in the business listings on TheLocalHB.com . You can also find all kinds of deals on the site for the Surf City Savings Discount Program - check it out and save some money!!

Speaking of deals, here is one to check out - Pizzarito in Bella Terra, for a limited time, is offering an outrageous happy hour: from 3-6pm Monday through Friday, buy one slice and receive one slice free of equal value or less. How can you beat that?! They are the place to go for authentic New York Pizza by the slice (you can also get whole pizzas, and they deliver! They've been to my house numerous times).

Lastly, here is a a request to support a hometown friend to find his way to the North Pole. Some of you may already know Mark Chapman, through the HB Chamber of Commerce, or from his photography, or as co-host of the Miss HB Pageant, or from is involvement in leading the way for the Centennial Scavenger Hunt here in town. Well, here's the deal: Mark is trying hard to win a trip to the North Pole and in order to do this he needs another 1,500 to 2,000 votes to be among the top five contestants who will then be judged
on an essay he wrote explaining why he should be the official blogger of this trip. How exciting would that be?
This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and it would be great to have a local plant a flag at the top of the world!
Can you help him out? (I already have), Here's all you have to do:
1. Select the following link:

2. Under Mark's picture select Register
3. You can use your Facebook login or register a new login.
4. Follow the links to vote for Mark
5. Forward this e-mail to 10 friends and ask them to vote for Mark
How easy is that? He needs the votes by February 15th. So time is critical. If we can send Mark to the North Pole, he promises to bring us back snow! :-)
A very happy Valentine's Day to all......