Lighthouse District in the News, 12/12/19

Posted on December 12th, 2019 by lighthouseave

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 articles.

With Just a Few Ingredients, Katie Blandin Creates a Bold, Balanced Cocktail at The Pearl Hour
by Dave Faries
Monterey County Weekly, 12/12/19

Morsels: Pie Season at The Perfect Crumb
by Ariana Ross
Monterey County Weekly, 12/10/19

Holiday Sale at CarmelBarre

Posted on December 11th, 2019 by CarmelBarre

Need a few gift ideas that do the body/mind good? CarmelBarre in Monterey has the answer!! We're now having an End-of-2019 Holiday Sale! Visit us at 465 Pacific Street in Monterey to learn more and grab these great deals.

Score a 3-class pack at CarmelBarre for only $42. Or purchase a gift card and get money credited to your CarmelBarre account. Buy a $25 gift card, receive a $5 credit. Buy a $50 gift card, receive a $10 credit. Buy a $100 gift card, receive a $25 credit.

Are you home for the holidays? We've got an 8-class pack available for you for only $104. (It expires one month from the date of purchase, so be sure you use up those classes.)

Teeth Whitening Monterey is happy to announce our monthly specials for December 2019! The limited time offers are listed below. Please phone us at 831-717-4676 to make your appointment. We're conveniently located at 188 Webster Street in Old Monterey.

In October, we're offering a 15 minute session for $99, a 30 minute session for $134 (reg. $149), a 45 minute session for $154 (reg. $199), and for returning customers we're offering a 15-minute touch-up for $49 (reg. $69).

Just in time for the holidays, Pamir Rugs and Kilims has a huge collection of beautiful new rugs in stock! There are lots of different sizes and patterns - you're sure to find the right one for your home or the home of your loved one. And we're now having a holiday sale featuring up to 50% off through December 31, 2019.

Located at 237 Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, we're locally owned and operated and have more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Looking for a beautiful gift that's less of a statement? We also carry handmade pillows created from antique rugs, a beautiful addition to any room.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, December 13-19, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

At a key turning point for the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI forms a surprising friendship with the future Pope Francis. Inspired by true events. This film, directed by Fernando Meirelles, stars Jonathan Price and Anthony Hopkins. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 1:45pm, 4:30pm
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm

Set in 1862, wealthy young widow Amelia Wren and headstrong scientist James Glaisher mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

This World War II satire follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 4:15pm, 7pm
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. This film, directed by Noah Baumbach, stars Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, and Merritt Wever. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 7pm
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. The Kims provide “indispensable...Read More

The Intimacy, Sexuality, and Gender Center of Monterey presents a new therapy group for women of all kinds who have been date raped or raped by an intimate partner. Together in this safe, private, and nurturing environment, participants will work through isolation, fear, confusion, depression, low self-esteem, and anger along with other women who have had similar experiences.

Facilitated by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST and, Patient Advocate Wanda Braveman (pictured), this therapy group can help you take back your life.

The group meets weekly on Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, beginning January 7, 2020. Fee is $40 per weekly group meeting.

Please call Wanda at 831-375-7553 for an intake appointment before joining this group. If you are already a patient of record, please call to reserve your seat.

The Curtis Gallery, located at 451 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is now offering a limited selection of vintage prints. Are you a Curtis collector? If not, come by The Curtis Gallery for inspiration and special holiday pricing. Receive a complimentary vintage print with the purchase of a photogravure copper plate.

For more information, please phone The Curtis Gallery at 831-920-1405.

This Place Matters: The First Ainsley House

Posted on December 11th, 2019 by susanblake

This month’s featured landmark home is the first J. C. Ainsley House at 84 North Third St. The Queen Anne cottage style house is estimated to have been built in 1874, on a 7 ½ acre ranch. It originally stood on the northeast corner of East Campbell Ave. and Winchester (Road) Blvd. Its story is another example how homes were saved rather than demolished by moving them to new locations as the township grew.

Yet another house built by George Whitney, it shows his talent for creating unique details in the Queen Anne Style. The wide shiplap siding made of clear heart redwood, was likely sourced in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Ornately carved brackets support the eaves, with cut scallop shaped shingles and decorative work underneath. The one story house with no basement and an unfinished attic, had a half story added in 1983. The addition maintains the exterior architectural integrity of the Queen Anne style.

When John Colpitts Ainsley first arrived in Campbell in 1887, he purchased this house and ranch lands. Originally from England, he came to the United States in 1884 to seek his fortune in America. While still a bachelor, Mr. Ainsley began to experiment with canning fruit on a stove in his backyard sheds. It was here that J.C. figured out how to keep our locally grown peaches, pears, apricots and prunes from spoiling, while maintaining their flavor and color. His canning methods allowed the fruits to be shipped back to eager buyers in England who were looking for quality above and beyond what they could get locally. J.C. Ainsley is credited with inventing canned fruit salad.

In 1891, his “Washboiler Cannery” produced a thousand cases of fruit. (See Jeanette Watson Campbell the Orchard City). Mr. Ainsley went on to become a highly successful business man, building the J.C. Ainsley Packing Company, while providing good employment for many of the town’s residents. He married a local young lady, Alcinda Shelly, on May 1, 1894 and they had two children.

In 1921, the Campbell Union School District purchased the house and property and built the Campbell Union Grammar School, now the Heritage Village Office Complex. The district moved the house to the rear of the property to make way for the new school building, where it was rented to the first school principal for $25 a month. At one point the house was converted to a Manual Arts shop for students when the principal’s wife decided their growing family needed more room.

During the Great Depression, the house was put up for sale, and in 1930, it was sold to the only bidder, the school custodian and volunteer fireman, Antone Ferro. Mr. Ferro bought the house for $150. In 1933, he moved the house once again, by using horses, a capstan and a system of 12 foot long wooden skids with short wooden rollers rather than a wheeled vehicle, to its current location on North Third St. This method of house moving was common in Campbell because it allowed the structures to be maneuvered...Read More

Does your loved one need a smartphone upgrade this holiday season? I Point Cellphone Repair buys and sells used smartphones, and they're conveniently located at 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A, in New Monterey.

Locally owned and operated, I Point repairs smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other personal computers in-house at very reasonable prices. They also carry smart phone accessories such as cables, chargers, and screen protectors, which make great stocking stuffers.

Having trouble with your device? I Point repairs charging ports, digitizers, cameras, and speakers. They even unlock cell phones. Visit them and let them help you with your smartphone and laptop woes!