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March 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution in Monterey

Posted on February 24th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Need food assistance? Reservations are now available for the March 2021 Drive Thru Produce Distribution for Families and Seniors offered by the City of Monterey Recreation and the Monterey County Food Bank. This is a contact-free drive-thru program and reservations are required.

Pick-up times are on Mondays - March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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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Epicenter Cycling, located at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey is now hiring! Epicenter is a great place to work, with good benefits for all employees. We provide incredible hospitality to our customers and work to change the world by getting more people on bikes. Interested? Click here.

Current Positions Available:

Service Manager
As Service Manager, you’ll be the operations lead for your store’s Service Center. This means you’ll be the one who’s ultimately accountable for all decisions relating to workflow, staffing of mechanics, and KPIs to ensure every customer has the best experience. Learn more here.

Service Writer Technician
We are looking for experienced service writer technicians to join our team. In this position, you’ll perform service on bikes of all levels of quality and complexity to meet our clients’ needs and provide an experience that exceeds expectations. Learn more here.

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Uncle Nearest Whiskey Now at Pearl Hour

Posted on February 24th, 2021 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour is proud to carry Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey and Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey. Spice, maple, fruity and grassy, these are blends of premium aged whiskies between 8-14 years. Visit us at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and try it.

In the traditionally cloistered male and white world of whiskey, Uncle Nearest is a brand that is proudly Black-owned and operated, rooted in the history of long-overlooked Black innovation in the beverage space, and, by its very existence, a refutation of the old narratives that white-washed the American whiskey industry.

Uncle Nearest is the legacy of the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nearest Green. Each small batch comes from barrels chosen by the founders and each blend is curated by a fifth generation Green descendant, Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler.

Butler is a descendant of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the man who mentored Jack Daniel in the craft of whiskey distilling. Green, who was enslaved until 1865, was a highly skilled whiskey-maker and an indispensable advisor and distiller for Jack Daniel’s.

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Pearl Hour invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm for a four-course tasting experience by Pearl Hour and Chef Alec Moreno. Fee is $85 per person and seating is limited - please reserve your spot online. Ages 21 and over only.

Pearl Hour has recently acquired some incredibly luscious liquids from Japan. These bottles represent our continued dedication to partner with producers who care about their craft. We will highlight these products in cocktails served alongside beautifully prepared little bites by Chef Moreno while you sit under the stars by the fire in our secret garden patio. View the menu here.

Pearl Hour is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Current Comics now carries the work of local author and illustrator Rene Arreola! We currently have a 2021 calendar ($25) and his graphic novel, The Realm Ethereal: The Dream Awakens ($20), for sale. Come check them out at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Current Comics welcomes in-store shopping and phone orders for curbside pick-up. Most of our other inventory is available at our online store for pick-up or shipping.

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City of Monterey Parking Permits for Residents 2021

Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by lighthouseave

The City of Monterey offers a parking program which allows Monterey residents, displaying the proper decal permit, a maximum of two hours of free parking, per day, per parking facility. The decals are honored in the Cannery Row Garage (at Foam & Prescott), Downtown East and West Garage (at Franklin & Tyler), and the Waterfront Attendant Lot (at Washington & Del Monte).

A resident parking permit decal can now be obtained online here. You'll need to upload a picture ID, current vehicle registration, and proof of residency (current utility bill, property tax bill, or rental agreement). All active military personnel and their immediate family are also eligible for this program.

There is an annual $20 administrative charge for each decal permit, and the permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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Resold Threadz has a new name! We are now Resold Threads Consignments. We are constantly acquiring new inventory for men and women - some great shoes and bags have arrived recently.

We welcome consignments on Wednesdays - please call and make an appointment before bringing your things by the shop, 831-297-6370. And please note: all consigned items need to be cleaned before they arrive here.

Visit Resold Threads Consignments at 800 Lighthouse Ave, Suite B, in Monterey.

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The biggest Star Wars story in recent years, War of the Bounty Hunters, is coming to Current Comics beginning in May! War of the Bounty Hunters is a multi-chapter crossover through the four current Star Wars titles featuring Boba Fett. We're already taking requests for it in the store at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Current Comics is now offering in-store and online shopping.

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Cypress Boutique Monterey is holding a Winter Clearance Sale! It's still chilly outside, but we're preparing the shop for spring so we're offering great deals on women's and men's sweaters, jackets, and more, that are perfect for this time of year.

Cypress Boutique now offers in-store shopping plus online shopping and phone orders for curbside pick-up or shipping. We're located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey and open Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30am-6pm.

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Pearl Hour Reopens!

Posted on February 18th, 2021 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour is back! We took a little holiday in the middle of this long Covid winter, but we're reopening our back patio for cocktails and delicious veggie maki rolls from Ocean Sushi Deli. Enter via the gate and walk around to the back of the building to find our secret outdoor hideaway. We're open Friday - Sunday, 5pm-12am.

Please note that state and county pandemic rules apply: you must order food to imbibe, and a face mask must cover your nose and mouth whenever you're not seated.

Pearl Hour, your friendly neighborhood cocktail bar and bottle shop, is located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Mattress Nation's Presidents Day Sale has been extended! Save up to $500 on select adjustable mattress sets from Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. Plus, save $300 off Breeze and LuxeAdapt mattresses from Tempur-Pedic; $100 off ProAdapt & Adapt mattresses from Tempur-Pedic; $200 off the Ergo Extend Sleeptracker adjustable base from Tempur-Pedic, and $100 off the Ergo 2.0 adjustable base from Tempur-Pedic.

Mattress Nation, a locally-owned business, is located at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and welcomes in-store as well as online shopping. Please call us with any questions, 831-704-3000.

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New Rivers to Seas stickers are now available at On The Beach! Featuring artwork by the Pacific Coast's own Drew Madden, each lighthearted design is hand-drawn and completed using watercolors, distinguishing them from the computer illustrated stickers commonly found on the market.

On The Beach Surf Shop is located at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Annual Chocolate and Wine Fundraiser for Monterey Public Library

Posted on February 18th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Monterey Public Library Friends & Foundation presents the 16th Annual Chocolate & Wine Fundraiser, held online on Saturday, February 27 at 7pm. Celebrate with chocolate, wine, and savories from the comfort of your home! Visit the library virtually, see what's cooking with an expert chef, discover online learning opportunities, and much more.

Tickets range $40-$100 and all proceeds benefit Monterey Public Library. Learn more and make your reservation here. You may pick-up your gift bag on Saturday, February 27, 1pm-3pm in the Pacific Street parking lot next to Monterey Public Library or pay an extra $10 for special delivery to your Monterey Peninsula home.

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$40 - Event registration only, no gift bag

$75 - Event registration with basic chocolate and wine gift bag
includes wine, chocolates, savories, printed program

$100 - Event registration with premium chocolate and wine gift bag
includes wine, chocolates, savories, printed program, commemorative wine glasses, face mask

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Free Covid-19 Vaccine Town Hall with Dr. Martha Blum

Posted on February 11th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Montage Health invites you to join Dr. Martha Blum, infectious disease specialist, as she discusses the Covid-19 vaccine and answers questions from the community in a free online forum on Wednesday, February 24, 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Dr. Blum will discuss vaccine benefits, side effects, and who is eligible to get the vaccine in the early stages. This free online presentation will be available to a limited number of people through WebEx and also available to everyone to view live on CHOMP's Facebook page.

If you wish to join the forum via WebEx, please register online in advance. You will be able to type questions for Dr. Blum during the registration process.

Please note: if you are unable to attend on February 24, the presentation will be recorded. We recommend checking CHOMP's Facebook page after the event.

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Be a Hero. Wear a Mask.

Posted on February 11th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Help stop the spread of Covid-19! When you wear a face mask, you're a hero to the hard-working owners and employees of small businesses in Monterey's fun and funky Lighthouse District, keeping them and their families safe.

Pro tip: everyone over the age of 12 is required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when indoors and outdoors in Monterey's business districts (except when dining at a table). Fines from code enforcement officers begin at $100.

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From now until April 4, 2021, California Finest CBD Depot is offering 20% off everything in the store! We carry our own line of CBD products as well as a wide range of top name brand CBD items including tinctures, topicals, edibles, coffee and teas, and bath and beauty products.

California Finest uses only high quality, non GMO, organic ingredients in all of our products, and our processes and packaging are designed to have a minimal effect on the environment. We're now open for in-store shopping as well as curbside pick-up at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Local delivery is available.

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Monterey Recreation has partnered with the Alliance on Aging to offer coronavirus-safe tax preparation for seniors at the Scholze Park Community Center. This service is available by appointment only beginning in February 2021. Assistance is free and available in English and Spanish.

Interested seniors should call the Alliance on Aging at 831-655-1334 or visit this page to request an appointment to drop off their tax paperwork at the curb. When they arrive for their first appointment, an Alliance on Aging tax preparer will meet them at their vehicle to get their tax paperwork in order to prepare their taxes. A second Alliance on Aging tax preparer will then verify the taxes and the senior can return for a second appointment to pick up their prepared tax returns at the curb.

Scholze Park Community Center is located at 280 Dickman Avenue in Monterey. Please note that strict Covid-19 protocols will be followed and the Alliance on Aging tax preparers will not be sharing work space.

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