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Trick-or-Treat Photos Now Online

Posted on November 8th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Photos are now online of the Third Annual Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse, October 29, 2011. This year there were, yet again, some really fun costumes - enjoy!

If you took photos at the event and would like to have them added to our online collection, please e-mail your favorites to [email protected].

The New Monterey Business Association would like to thank the many hard-working volunteers who made this event possible (including our team of crossing guards from the Defense Language Institute) as well as the many participating businesses and families who made it a great success!

October 16 is Oya Salon's annual Day of Healing where we celebrate and pamper breast cancer survivors. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer within the last five years, please join us 10am-1pm that day. Oya Salon and community volunteers will provide makeup, hair cuts, hair styling, acupuncture seeds, scarf tying, pink feather extensions, massages and mini manicures.

Please phone Oya at 831-656-0570 if you have additional questions or are interested in attending.

Carbone's in October

Posted on October 5th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Come on down to Carbone's in New Monterey's Lighthouse District! Throughout October, there's lots going on in the evenings:

Mondays: Monday Night Football
Tuesdays: Tequila Challenge
Wednesdays: Ladies' Night
Thursdays: MIIS Appreciation Night
Fridays: Open Dart Boards
Saturdays: UFC Fights, 10/8 & 10/29 at 6pm, $10 cover
Sundays: Open at 10am with NFL Package - watch all the games!

Carbone's, your friendly neighborhood bar: old school, new rules at 214 Lighthouse Ave.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Off the Menu: Great Happy Hour, Tropical Pupus Stand Out at Hula's, but Watch Out for the Very Spicy Edamame
by Raul N.
Monterey Herald, 09/08//11

Presidio Closed Roads Ten Days Before 9/11 Attacks
by Kevin Howe
Monterey Herald, 09/07/11

Carbone's in September

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Come on down to Carbone's in New Monterey's Lighthouse District! Throughout September, there's lots going on in the evenings:

Mondays: Monday Night Football
Tuesdays: Tequila Tasting
Wednesdays: Ladies' Night with drink specials
Thursdays: Hospitality Appreciation Night
Saturdays: College Football Package - we've got all the games
Sundays: NFL Package - check out all the Sunday NFL games

Carbone's, your friendly neighborhood bar: old school, new rules at 214 Lighthouse Ave.

The Scholze Park Community Center, located in the heart of New Monterey's Lighthouse District at 280 Dickman Avenue, is busy with drop-in activities five days a week! Here's a sample for September:

Mondays: Gentle Exercise (10:30am-11:30am)
Tuesdays: Needlepoint (9am-12pm)
Wednesdays: Public Computers Available (2:30pm-4:30pm)
Thursdays: Yoga for Everyone (9:30am-10:30am)
Fridays: Nintendo Wii Play (9:30am-11:30am)
Please note: we will be closed September 5 & 9

Although we primarily cater to people age 55 and older, many of our events welcome adults age 18 and up. Just give us a call at 831-646-3878 or stop by to learn more. To download a calendar of activities for September as an Adobe PDF file, please click here.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

High-Wire Act: Dynamic Performances Power Paper Wing Theatre's Devilishly Funny "The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?"
by Marc Cabrera
Monterey Herald, 08/25/11

Sand City's West End Celebration Leaps into the Conversation as One of the Top Events in Monterey County (Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints at Carbone's)
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 08/25/11

Do you live in New Monterey? The New Monterey Neighborhood Association wants you! We're currently short of manpower to fulfill a number of roles in our organization, and we're looking for volunteers and board members. People interested in assisting with our mission could help with things like monitoring a committee or preparing the monthly newsletter.

We all need to work together to make our neighborhood a better place to live! Those interested should contact board president Howard Fosler at 831-649-6935.

The Movies in the Park screening of Pixar's "Up" on Saturday, August 13 was a huge success! Drawing approximately 150 people to Scholze Park, it was our largest audience to date, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The New Monterey Business Association would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible!

To view the photos taken on August 13, please click here. And be sure to join us again on September 10 for our next movie, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom.

On The Beach is pleased to announce that the City of Marina / On The Beach / Drawn Skate Team competed against some of the best skaters from around the country in August at the 2011 State Games of America in San Diego. Attending this event was a great achievement and a culminations of two and a half years of hard work for these 16 skaters.

As a result of the high individual medal placement of the team at the games, the team was awarded the Gold Medal and these athletes are the new 2011 State Games of America National Junior Olympic Skateboarding Champions! Congratulations!!!

Carbone's in August

Posted on August 15th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Come on down to Carbone's in New Monterey's Lighthouse District! Throughout August, there's lots going on in the evenings:

Mondays: Monday Night Football with free chili dogs & beer specials
Tuesdays: Open Mic Night, welcoming all acts
Wednesdays: Ladies' Night with drink specials
Thursdays: Service Workers Appreciation Night
Fridays: Live Music, 9pm (check the calendar for details)
Saturdays: College Football Package - we've got all the games
Sundays: NFL Package - check out all the Sunday NFL games

Carbone's, your friendly neighborhood bar: old school, new rules at 214 Lighthouse Ave.

The New Monterey Business Association is pleased to welcome Nails by Tammy (883 Lighthouse Ave) to the Lighthouse District! Owner Tammy McCall, with 25 years of experience in her field, has recently moved to Monterey from Southern California.

Nails by Tammy is currently offering specials for first-time customers. For newcomers, a full set of nails is only $20 (regularly $40), and a full set of acrylic toenails is only $40 (regularly $50). Acrylic toenails, a specialty of Tammy's, will last for two months before needing fills, with polish that lasts until you take it off and no chipping. Get those toes looking beautiful in your summer sandals!

Please phone or text Tammy at 951-537-4639 to make an appointment.

The Lighthouse District's own Monterey County Film Commission is pleased to announce that Dominic Parisi, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the 2011 winner of a $1,000 scholarship in our Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program.

Parisi is a Marina resident who will be a senior this fall in the CSUMB Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department. Parisi plans to use the award to help cover costs anticipated for his "capstone" film production, a creative project the university requires of seniors to demonstrate what they have learned.

"Winning this scholarship will really take a big load off my shoulders, covering certain production costs and allowing me to purchase a specialized camera that will enable more creative shots and insights for my film," Parisi said. "I strive to inspire social progression through my filmmaking, and in the future I would like to have a career in editing."

The 2011 scholarship was funded through individual donations and by this year’s business sponsor Alan Vasquez, the owner of Alternative Visual Artists Group. Contributions to next year's Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program are welcome. For more information please phone call 831-646-0910.

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