Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, February 14-20, 2020. 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.

Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. Watch the trailer.

ANIMATED: Daily at 2:30pm, 6:45pm
LIVE ACTION: Daily at 4:30pm (also Sat & Sun at 12pm)

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films in the categories of Live Action and Animation. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Watch the trailer.

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

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.

In Color: Daily at 1:30pm, 7pm (also Sat & Sun at 10:45am)
In Black & White: Daily at 4:15pm

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” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. Watch the trailer....Read More

Boxing Strong, located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B, in Monterey wants to show our deep appreciation of members of the military, law enforcement, firefighters, and their families, so we've created special membership pricing just for you!

We're offering $50 off a 10 Class Punch Card Membership (in other words, 2 classes free).⁠ We're also offering $20 off a Monthly Unlimited Membership (either 1 month or 3 month membership option).⁠

Please call for inquiries, 831-200-3392. Better yet, come and try a class! You can find our class schedule on our website. Hope to see you at the gym.

Founded by the Culcasi Family in 1980, the award-winning Rosine’s Restaurant has reached a milestone of 40 years in business.

In 1980, Jim Sr. and Rosine Culcasi along with their children founded Rosine’s Restaurant at the Del Monte Shopping Center, serving delicious, homemade food in generous portions with friendly customer service. After five years, they relocated the restaurant to 434 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Since its founding in 1980, the family has happily shared in the work, from cooking and baking to serving and greeting. An instant success, Rosine's established a reputation with satisfied customers who enjoyed their delicious homemade soups, hearty meals, homemade fresh pies and sumptuous array of delicious homemade, award-winning cakes.

When Jim Sr. retired in 1994, Jim Jr. took the helm and now reigns as CEO. You can still find Jim Sr. mingling with customers, and you never know when Rosine will be in the kitchen making her scrumptious meat loaf and fruit pies. Daughter Renee left in 1986, and authored a cookbook featuring some of the restaurant’s most beloved recipes. The book is currently out of stock, but the family hopes to re-print the book later this year. Daughter Annette helped run the restaurant for many years, and in 2017 left to pursue her own ventures.

The third generation of the Culcasi family – Chris, John and Michael – have all worked in the restaurant and John and Michael are still working there. John rose to the position of general manager and works closely with his father, Jim Jr., to run the restaurant. Jim’s wife, Susan, is instrumental in building Rosine’s presence through its website and social media, networking, and customer relations.

Pixels Graphic Design, located at 730 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, has overstock paper and envelopes that we're offering at 50%-75% off retail price. We have full reams as well as several cases of open packs (same price, will sell at best guess of quantity).

For sale until April 1, 2020. All overstock must go!

Envelopes - $5 per box (250-500 per box)
White, Green, Goldenrod, Red, Silver, Black Satin, Mirror (reflective), Cream, White Linen
Sizes: A4-A9 (Invitation to Greeting Card), #6-3/4 (donation envelope), #9 (return envelope), #10 (standard business).

Paper - $5 per ream (500 sheets regular)
Many colors and some patterns (such as royal fiber, parchment), Brights and Pastels, no White paper
Sizes: 8.5x11 (letter), 8.5x14 (legal), 11x17 (tabloid)...Read More

Did you know that he Joseph Boston Store sells beautiful, handmade aprons? The Apron Ladies, based in Soledad, California, make these incredibly useful aprons just for our shop, based on classic, vintage styles.

Earlier, our customers requested spring aprons showcasing the colors coral and teal, and the Apron Ladies have delivered! We'll start selling these amazing aprons on Saturday, February 15. We look forward to seeing you at The Joseph Boston Store, located at 210 Olivier Street in Downtown Old Monterey and open Friday-Sunday, 11am-3pm.

This month’s featured Landmark home is the Lucy C. Bull House at 81 North First Street. Built between 1900 and 1907, it is another fine example of the Colonial Revival Cottage style that was very popular at the beginning of the 20th Century. Houses seen up and down First Street share many of the same style characteristics and were built in the same era.

The house is single story with a combination of narrow, horizontal, clapboard and shiplap wood siding. The hip roof and has a central gable window overhanging the porch. The unusually wide eaves are unbracketed. Square columns support the wide wooden front porch. The original front door features a twist to ring doorbell and new beveled glass panes above, with central mail slot and decorations below. Windows are double hung with a unique large corner window on the north edge. It has a full but unfinished basement.

Mrs. Lucy (Cooper) Bull, sister to Samuel F. Cooper and Dr. Charles N. Cooper arrived in Campbell from Illinois in the late 1890’s. The 1910 Census shows that she was head of the house, single, lived alone and her occupation was listed as Housekeeper.

Lucy’s brother, Samuel Cooper was known locally as Colonel Cooper, after serving in the Iowa Cavalry and rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was also a teacher and had a law practice. After arriving in Campbell at the invitation of his brother Charles, the Colonel was instrumental in the creation of the First Bank of Campbell, in 1895. The little red brick First Bank of Campbell building still stands on the north-east corner of Campbell and Central Avenues.

In 1919, our former Mayor Barbara Conant’s grandparents Benjamin Austin and Susan Bickler Austin bought the house and raised three daughters: Margaret (Barbara Conant’s mom), Marion and Myrrl. Mayor Conant shared her fond memories of large family gatherings, sliding down the cellar door to the basement and how her grandmother making donuts in the kitchen on a wood stove every Saturday. She recalls her grandmother made noodles on a long, wooden kitchen table each year on Good Friday. She would make huge balls of dough, roll them out flat on the table and after they sat for a while she would hand cut them into long, thin strands. Many weddings and birthdays were celebrated in the back yard.

Current owners bought the home in 1992, and sought Landmark status which was granted in 2003. They have done extensive restoration and renovation, enlarging the kitchen and adding a master bath and bedroom to the back of the house, while raising their three children. The large original dining room features a pass-through butler’s pantry (see photo) which is still accessible to the kitchen.

During the renovation, the owners discovered a couple of treasures. One was an old, long wooden kitchen table, left in the basement. They restored it and made it part of their open kitchen. Another item they found was stuck between two studs, and apparently...Read More

Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce its partnership with Monterey Yoga. The locally owned and operated studio has officially relocated to the Portola Hotel’s new on-site yoga space.

Serving the Monterey Peninsula since 2010, Monterey Yoga offers daily traditional and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes, including traditional Mysore, group classes, workshops, private classes, and Yoga for Kids. Monterey Yoga's new home is located inside the Hotel's state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

Daily Ashtanga Yoga classes are designed for beginners through advanced practitioners and include a progressive series of postures, focusing on intimate movement, meditation and self-awakening. Mysore classes are “self-led,” where students learn slowly and progressively with the personal guidance of the teacher. Group classes are based on the Ashtanga Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) that guide students through movement, breath and a challenging yet purifying flow. Classes are available for drop-in ($20), self-practice ($10), 5-class pass ($75), and 10-class pass ($135).

Monterey Yoga Shala welcomes local residents as well as traveling visitors to our classes and workshops.

Vegan Leather Jackets at Casual Island

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by Casual Island

Casual Island now has these stylish women's vegan leather jackets in stock in a variety of colors! Come and check them out at our shop, located at 261 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, across from Portola Hotel & Spa.

Casual Island is a locally owned, family run business with a wide variety of women's clothing and accessories plus a selection of items that are sure to make you smile, including novelty socks, funny refrigerator magnets, art, and knick-knacks.

Are your lips feeling the freezing weather? Coat them with Shelley Bennett SB Red Lip Tint, a red-tinted lip balm that gives a moisturizing feeling and a buildable hint of color. This formula is created by local esthetician Shelley Bennett, located in Downtown Old Monterey.

Shelley Bennett Skincare is a small, owner-operated business. Please phone the office for product inquiries and pick up times, 831-324-4611. Shipping and local delivery are available.