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Poppleton's Fine Furniture & Interior Design, located at 299 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, announces our Fall Stickley Sale October 6-24, 2021. Receive 35% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price of any one Stickley item. (Some exclusions may apply. Please contact Poppleton's for details.)

Origins by Stickley includes three bedroom groups designed with timeless style and outstanding value in mind. It’s an attractive option for those furnishing a first home or redecorating a guest suite. Each piece is handcrafted with time-honored Stickley construction features and impeccable attention to detail.

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Covid Testing for MPUSD Staff and Students

Posted on September 30th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is now offering free rapid Covid-19 testing for MPUSD staff and students Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm, at Cabrillo Family Resource Center, 1295 La Salle Avenue in Seaside. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment online here.

Please note: parental consent forms are required for all students under 18. Forms in English and Spanish are available onsite and online here.

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Beginning on November 1, 2021, Monterey Bay Aquarium will require all visitors 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of their scheduled visit.

At entry, visitors must present their proof of vaccination record or proof of negative Covid-19 test, along with a valid photo ID for guests ages 18 years and older.

At this time, valid forms of vaccination records include: the original, copy, or digital photo of the CDC vaccination card or similar document from another state, local, or foreign government OR the California SMART Health Card, available online here.

Acceptable negative COVID-19 results must be taken within 72 hours of the visit; include name, date, and type of test, and indication that the result was negative for COVID-19; come from lab-run PCR or rapid antigen tests. We will not accept at-home test results. View a full list of Covid testing sites in Monterey County here.

Staff, volunteers, and guests ages three and older are still required to wear a mask when inside at the Aquarium. Timed tickets remain available for purchase exclusively through our website.

These policies are subject to change as the Aquarium continues to evaluate its operations in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Aquarium staff will continuously evaluate COVID safety policies, always keeping public health and safety as the top priority.

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Have you ever thought that you aren't creative enough? You don't need to feel that way! Creativity comes in different forms and is useful for people of all ages not only in art, but also in everyday life.

Mai Ryuno, an experienced artist, art teacher, and owner of Play Full Ground, has found many creative qualities that she uses both as an artist and in everyday life. In Play Full Ground's Creativity Learning Program, Mai assesses, applies, and practices creativity with her students by going through a simple, three-step process of Think, Do, Share.

In her Creativity Learning Program, Mai offers her skills, knowledge, and experience as an artist, serving as a supporter, mentor, and cheerleader throughout your journey to discover your unique self and to gain ownership of your everyday life with your creative skills. Let Mai help you make your everyday life more creative in this four-week program!

Please visit the Play Full Ground website for more details and email Mai to start a conversation about how she might be able to help you bring greater creativity to your life. You can also view her latest video, "Creativity is You!" on YouTube.

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Cypress Boutique invites you to stay stylish and cozy with the ultimate fall wardrobe staple: a fitted rib knit sweater. The one pictured here pairs perfectly with our camel corduroy flare pants.

Cypress now has a wide selection of beautiful women's sweaters and comfortable yet stylish pants in stock. Visit us at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey, or visit our online store, where you can view all our latest arrivals.

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Primordial #1 Now at Current Comics

Posted on September 15th, 2021 by Current Comics

Current Comics now has the first issue of Primordial on our shelves at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and on our website! Created by award-winning writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer) and artist Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls, Old Man Logan), this 6-issue miniseries mixes deep space sci-fi, alternate history, and noir thriller and we are really excited about it.

Publisher's description: "In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth's orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home."

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In a recent blog post on their website, Epicenter Cycling makes the case for why you should purchase your bike from a local shop instead of online. We agree!

1. You can demo the bike first before buying.

2. Local bike shops offer unbeatable customer service.

3. Local shops offer professional set-up and maintenance.

4. Local shops will only sell stable brands committed to high-quality products that are popular with cyclists.

5. You can feel good about supporting a local business, your local economy, and your community.

Read the entire post and all the supporting points here. And then head on over to Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey to look around and talk with their great staff.

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Have you been on a dive tour with Bamboo Reef? Whether you are looking to check out a new dive site or diving for the very first time in Monterey, our divemasters have got you covered. We run guided tours daily of all the best sites in Monterey, including Point Lobos.

Our guides are some of the best divers in the area, and they love showing divers some of the best spots in Monterey Bay. Small group tours (max 4 people) start at $75. Private, one-on-one guided dives start at $115. Visit our website to learn more and book a dive tour today!

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Surfing Books at On The Beach

Posted on September 11th, 2021 by On the Beach Surf Shop

School is back in session, and On The Beach Surf Shop has some assigned reading for you: signed copies of "Women On Waves" by Jim Kempton and Making Waves" by Buzzy Kerbox, both of which are now available in the shop.

In "Women on Waves," longtime surfing journalist Kempton covers the history of women in the sport from Hawaiian queens to world champions. In "Making Waves," Kerbox chronicles the surfing life of one of Hawaii’s big wave legends in stunning photos and insider stories.

Come get them at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy is happy to introduce Emily, our new Personal Trainer. She is also a Certified Health Coach, Athletic Coach, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Emily loves working with special populations, and most of her experience is with spinal cord injuries and chronic conditions.

Emily attended the University of West Florida, where she obtained her B.S in Exercise Science, and she hopes one day to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. In her free time, you can find her working in the garden, hiking, and playing with her dog.

Kadalyst Physical Therapy is located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B in Monterey.

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Lighthouse District Dining Guide Updated, September 2021

Posted on September 1st, 2021 by lighthouseave

The Lighthouse District Dining Guide has been freshly updated with new business hours and more! To make it easy to find the spots that best suit your needs, our Dining Guide now has five categories: dine-in, outdoor, take-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up.

Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey hosts many small, family-run establishments serving incredible food. Explore and enjoy!

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Labor Day Sale at Mattress Nation

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by Mattress Nation

Now through September 13, 2021, Mattress Nation is hosting a Labor Day Sale. Save up to $700 on Tempur-Pedic adjustable mattress sets and up to $800 on Stearns and Foster adjustable mattress sets, and save up to 50% off floor models of Sealy Hybrid Trust II mattresses (while supplies last). Visit Mattress Nation's showroom at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Vote in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election - September 14

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by lighthouseave

Don't forget to cast your ballot by September 14, 2021. This upcoming recall vote will determine whether or not Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office and, if he is removed from office, which candidate will replace him.

Get the facts before you vote: find nonpartisan information on this and all elections at VotersEdge California, a website by the League of Women Voters California and MapLight.

There are only two questions on the ballot. No matter how you answer question 1 (to recall the governor or not) you can still vote for a possible replacement candidate in question 2.

To vote in-person, find your polling place here. Locations are open now through September 14. You can also drop off your ballot at the permanent ballot box in front of Monterey Public Library at 625 Pacific Street.

The voter registration deadline for this election was August 30, 2021. Already registered? Check your address and other voter information by visiting My Voter Status or call (831) 796-1499. Sign-up for Where’s My Ballot? to receive notifications about tracking your ballot.

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