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Mattress Nation now carries the OrganicPedic Wave Certified organic natural rubber pillow top, made with 3" of GOLS-certified organic natural rubber latex encased in certified organic cotton knit fabric. The sculpted surface provides comfort for sleepers with pressure-point issues.

This comfortable pillow top provides added surface depth for sleepers but offers more firmness than a wool topper and doesn't reduce the support of your mattress. Visit our website for more information.

A locally-owned mattress and furniture store, Mattress Nation is located at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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August 2020 Drive Thru Produce Distribution in Monterey

Posted on August 7th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Need food assistance? Reservations are now available for the August 2020 Drive Thru Produce Distribution for Families and Seniors offered by the City of Monterey Recreation and the Monterey County Food Bank. This is now a contact-free drive-thru program and reservations are required.

In August, there's extra room in the schedule to accommodate more families. Pick-up times are on Mondays - August 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10am-1pm - by appointment only at Dennis the Menace Parking Lot, 777 Pearl Street in Monterey.

All produce is pre-packaged and the same for everyone. Please read the official flyer which contains all the details. Questions? Please call 831.646.3866 or e-mail Monterey Recreation.

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Your friendly neighborhood bar, Pearl Hour, has now reopened as a coffee shop for those age 21 and over! Yes, we're doing this, people: same ownership, same staff, same Pearl Hour, new menu. Come enjoy a sober but pleasant time with us while we wait out the pandemic together at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Pearl Hour is now open Wednesday - Sunday, 7am-3pm. Enter down the side alley through the blue gate, walk to the back of the building, and sit in our courtyard and enjoy espresso drinks, single origin pour over coffee, house made herbal elixirs, tea, soda, and pastries. Cash only.

And we're still offering mobile bottle and cocktail kit delivery service, Thursday - Sunday. Visit our website for details.

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Take the 2020 U.S. Census - It's Important!

Posted on August 5th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Every 10 years, people across the country fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. Californians can complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail (paper forms are being mailed to households that have not yet responded to the census). A Census ID is not required in order to respond. Be counted and help secure critical resources for your community today!

Census data determines funding allocations for schools, child care programs, road maintenance projects, and social assistance programs. Census data informs where new hospitals are built, improves health programs, and increases jobs and business opportunities. The Census also determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and gives us a fair share of representation in California and Washington, D.C.

Information collected during the 2020 Census can’t be shared or used against you in any way. Your information is only used to generate statistics. Do it today! It only takes a few moments.

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Meet the owners of Pamir Rugs and Kilims, Ali Rahmati and Hamid Rezai. With over 25 years of experience in the business, these friendly, knowledgeable men can help you pick the best quality rug for your home. They also offer rug cleaning, repairing, and appraising.

In addition to new and antique Oriental rugs of all sizes from around the world, Ali and Hamid carry their own line of rugs made by craftsmen in Kabul, Afghanistan from 100% natural vegetable dye and handspun wool - each rug is unique. They also make their own pillows in-house from pieces of antique rugs - a beautiful touch of decor for any room.

Ali and Hamid welcome you to Pamir Rugs and Kilims, which is now open for in-store shopping at 237 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. They ask that, following Monterey City guidelines, you wear a face mask when you visit. (Be a hero!)

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Looking for a fun way to challenge the whole family this weekend? Try EXIT: The Sinister Mansion, one of the many board games now available for purchase at Escape Room 831.

In this game, you've been invited to a palatial mansion for a party but wind up sucked into a macabre game. Can you solve your way out in a race against the clock before it's too late?

Play time for this game is 1-2 hours and the difficulty level is 3 out of 5. Price is $14.95, and games are available for curbside pick-up and local delivery. Buy yours today. Escape Room 831 is located at 599 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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You know we love to decorate our windows at Cat's Meow and we haven't stopped because of the pandemic. In fact, even our mannequins are now social distancing and wearing masks. Battle on, kind people of Monterey!

You can stop by anytime and check out the Cat's Meow windows and store at 601 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Staying close to home? Shop our online store here.

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Pre-Order Your Lilify Sourdough Loaf

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Lilify

The new Lilify Loaf, made fresh every Friday by Ad Astra Bread Co. in Seaside, has been a hit at Lilify! This delicious sourdough bread contains seasonal herbs harvested from our garden including rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme, and is only available one day a week at our store.

To ensure that we have a loaf waiting for you, feel free to pre-purchase your Lilify Loaf online by Thursday at midnight and we will hold your loaf on Friday for pickup from 11am until closing at our shop, 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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A City of Monterey sister city since 1984, Tainan, Taiwan, reached out to the City of Monterey with concern over the significant spread of the coronavirus in the United States and graciously donated 2,900 medical masks and 300 medical goggles. The supplies arrived at Monterey City Hall on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. They will be added to inventory in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), shared with City first responders including police and fire and other staff, and may also be shared with other community first responders as needed.

“We are so grateful for the kindness and generosity of our sister city, Tainan,” said Mayor Clyde Roberson. “This worldwide pandemic shows that we are all in this together, and it is heartwarming to see how people are helping each other, even across the seas. These are the times that truly bring the meaning of sister cities to light. Just as the sign on the boxes reads - Together, Stronger.”

Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che said, ”Friendship with people is to treat each other sincerely, and the fundamental way of urban diplomacy is the same. The rapid spread of the epidemic in the United States in the past few months shows the need, and we should stand up at this moment and take the initiative to share the surplus materials with international family and friends.” Thank you, Mayor Huang!

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Pearl Hour's Weekend Bottle Shop

Posted on August 3rd, 2020 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour, your friendly neighborhood cocktail bar, is now not only delivering bottles and cocktail kits to your door, Wednesday - Sunday during the pandemic, we are now also open Saturday and Sunday 2pm-8pm, as a retail bottle shop!

Here at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, we have amaro and prosecco, rare whiskeys, Pearl Hour favorites, citrus, house made syrups and bitters, a limited batch of huckleberry shrub and, last but not least, the good ice! Katie will be here to answer questions and put selections together for you. Pay by cash or Venmo. Masks are required to enter, and you must be age 21 or older - let's prove we can have nice things, everybody.

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Have you been hanging on to your old bike helmet for too long? The Lighthouse District's newest retail store, Epicenter Cycling, located at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is here to help you find a new helmet that protects your noggin and best meets your needs.

It’s important to replace your bike helmet every 3-5 years (depending on use) or if it’s been in a crash, whether you see cracks in it or not. This is because some of the materials used to make it degrade over time. UV light degrades the outer shell, making it brittle, and a weak shell may compromise the structural integrity of the foam.

Keep in mind, too, that helmets are constantly being improved, so a current new model will keep you much safer than that three-year-old, rarely-worn one in your closet. Epicenter invites you to check out the new Bontrager WaveCel technology at our shop, which is 48x more effective than standard EPS foam at preventing concussions from common cycling accidents. You can read all about it in Epicenter's newly updated Guide to Bike Helmets.

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Creativity Based Learning Program at Play Full Ground

Posted on July 27th, 2020 by PlayFullGround

It’s often chaotic, messy, and frustrating at the beginning of a project because we don’t know exactly how to make fresh ideas into reality. But every time we do a project, we learn something new, experience the unexpected, and feel good at the end. That’s why it’s worth working on it!

If you are hesitant to start making your ideas come true, please contact Mai Ryuno at Play Full Ground about her Creativity Based Learning Program, which provides guidance and support on your creative journey and teaches creative problem solving. Let Mai help you find a change of perspective and discover your potential along the way.

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Nacho Bizness Tees, Hoodies & Hats

Posted on July 27th, 2020 by Nacho Bizness

Nacho Bizness 2.0 is coming... But for now you can purchase tees, hoodies, and caps to support your favorite nacho joint on the Monterey Peninsula and rep your spot!

At our online store, we're selling fitted men's and women's short sleeve tees and a unisex hooded sweatshirt with the Nacho Bizness logo, plus beanies, flat-billed caps, and zip-up hoodies. Get yours today!

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On The Beach Surf Shop, located at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is carrying Barefoot's Hawaiian print face masks! These masks have three layers - two layers of Hawaiian print fabric and one layer of pellon lining - with elastic ear bands for comfort and ease of fit.

On The Beach is all about spreading aloha not germs. We want OTB families to be safe and live with aloha! Stop by the shop and pick up your mask.

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Available now at Cypress Boutique Monterey: a new clip-on eye shield face mask with elastic ear bands. Located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, Cypress has a good selection of face masks and hand sanitizers for the whole family. Stop in today and stay safe out there, people! We're open Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30am-6:30pm.

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Locally Made Bubble Bath Now at Lilify

Posted on July 25th, 2020 by Lilify

What is kinder than a beautiful bubble bath? Bathing welcomes the time and space to pause and nourish our body, our skin, and our soul. To allow oneself to break, breathe and to be, Lilify introduces our newest line of small batch, signature bubble bath.

Created in collaboration with and made locally by Connie Mardon, our bubble bath features the same exquisite scent blends as our beloved body lotions. Herby, earthy, and unique, our blends offer careful aromatic pairings created to relax and uplift.

Now available online and at our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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What month is it? The month that Hula's Island Grill starts getting the best organic rhubarb and strawberries to top their Brioche Bread Pudding! Life is looking up.

Hula's is now open for take-out and outdoor patio dining at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Please call for a reservation if you want to dine there, 831-655-4852.

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Outdoor Dining in Monterey's Lighthouse District

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by lighthouseave

Want to support small, locally-owned food establishments? All restaurants in Monterey's Lighthouse District are now offering take-out and/or no-contact curbside pick-up, many are working with delivery services to bring their delicious cuisine straight to you, and a few are now offering outdoor dining!

Al fresco dining experiences are now available at American Burger, Bon Ton L'Roy's, El Cantaro, Hula's Island Grill, and at newly-opened Tutto Buono Eataliano. Learn more about all your dining options at the Lighthouse District Dining Guide.

The New Monterey Business Association would like to thank the City of Monterey for making outdoor dining possible and quickly processing business applications for sidewalk dining.

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