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First Awakenings is holding a Kids' Coloring Contest for ages 12 and under. When dining in at First Awakenings, grab a coloring sheet, color it, write your name and your parents' phone number on it, and turn it in to the front counter.

We will announce the winner on Friday, August 6. The winner will receive a free special pancake featuring a very popular cartoon mouse whose name begins with M!

First Awakenings is located at 300 David Avenue in Monterey.

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Small Batch Apple Cider Vinegar at Lilify

Posted on July 22nd, 2021 by Lilify

Lilify is happy to carry Little Apple Treats' handcrafted, small batch Pinot Noir Apple Cider Vinegar - a perfectly tart treat handmade in California.

This slow barrel-aged apple cider vinegar is made by co-fermenting pinot noir grapes with heirloom apples to create a complex and versatile vinegar. The rich blackberry and plum notes of the grapes balances the mellow tartness of the apples and is wonderful in vinaigrettes, glazes, or used as a finishing sauce.

This vinegar, as well as its balsamic partner, is available online and in our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Already certified for freediving but want to get more comfortable spearing? Bamboo Reef's NAUI Underwater Hunter Collector course is designed to provide divers with the skills and knowledge necessary to spearfish, take game, and collect specimens while minimizing the diving risks of such activities.

Course includes: freediving techniques, hazards and cautions, safety concerns, equipment, conservation, fishing laws and regulations, sportsmanship, specific techniques, utilizing the catch, selecting specimens, preservation, shell collecting, and diving locations.

Classes run monthly and spots are limited - please register on our website. Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Jiu-Jitsu is the art of survival, efficiency, and adaptation. In Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's Women Empowered program, we learn to use a piece of fabric or long hair to effectively choke someone in order for us to escape safely. With Jiu-Jitsu, we do what we must in order to survive.

Join us for the Women Empowered program on Saturdays at 10am. No experience is necessary. Please visit our website to register. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is located at 636 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Monterey County Health Dept. Recommends Masks Indoors

Posted on July 19th, 2021 by lighthouseave

On July 19, 2021, Monterey County Health Department issued a new announcement:

"With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased reports of the very infectious Delta variant, the Counties of Monterey, Napa, San Benito, and Santa Cruz recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places. Out of an abundance of caution, people are recommended to wear masks indoors in places like grocery or retail stores, theaters, and family entertainment centers, even if they are fully vaccinated.

"Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers. This will also make it easier for businesses to be sure unvaccinated people are masked.”

The Health Department also reminds us that fully vaccinated people are well-protected from infections and serious illness due to Covid-19 (including the Delta variant). Vaccinating as many people as possible continues to be our best defense! To find a vaccination site near you, please visit www.myturn.ca.gov or call 2-1-1 .

To view the entire press release, please click here.

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Pamir Rugs and Kilims, located at 237 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is now offering this beautiful, 8' x 10' handmade Persian wool rug on sale for only $699. The rug has been professionally washed and cleaned and is only slightly used, with no stains and without significant wear. This unique rug is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, please call us at 831-647-9965 or visit our showroom. We are a small, owner-operated business.

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Great news, everyone! Latin Dance Nights have returned to American Burger at 738 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Doors open at 9pm, when we'll begin with a dance lesson. All levels of dancers are welcome. Face masks are recommended.

Dance Schedule - July
Thursday, July 8 - $10
Saturday, July 10 - $15 (with DJ Congaboy)
Thursday, July 15 - $10
Friday, July 23 - $15 (with DJ Congaboy)
Thursday, July 29 - $10

Come dance with us and enjoy pupusas, burgers, beer, wine, and milkshakes.

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It's that time of year again, folks! The nomination process for Monterey County Weekly's Best of Monterey County 2021 has begun. Now through July 21, please consider nominating your friendly local businesses, people, and the Lighthouse District for the honors. The top nominees will go to the final round of voting August 12 - September 5. It's easy: start voting here.

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Cypress Boutique is happy to present a selection of handmade jewelry by Presh. Come and check them out at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey. These are beautiful, fair trade pieces that will accent any wardrobe.

Presh is a small, family owned business in Oregon that supports local community members and artisans. Nicole Apostoli, founder and designer of Presh, is a trained metalsmith and jewelry artist. Each piece is a limited edition or a one-of-a-kind handmade treasure.

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This year, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is running Boat Fun Dives three times a month to ensure everyone gets enough Vitamin Sea! Hop aboard the Beach Hopper II on a Sunday morning to explore some of the best dive sites around Monterey Bay.

We've still got spots for our fun dives on July 11 and 25. Check out our calendar here, then give us a call at 415-362-6694 to book your spot. Space is limited. Please remember: you must be SCUBA or freedive certified to join a Fun Dive.

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

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Now through July 12, 2021, Mattress Nation, located at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, is holding a big sale in honor of Independence Day.

Save $500 on all Tempur-Pedic Breeze mattresses, $400 on select Stearns & Foster mattresses, and up to $200 on select Sealy Hybrid mattresses. Looking for a new summer pillow? Buy 2 Tempur-Adapt Cloud and Cooling pillows for $149.

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