The Mercury News published a nice little article about one of the members of our Downtown Campbell Business Association that's responsible for organizing many of the fun events and activities that you enjoy in Downtown Campbell. It's a special treat for us because earlier we got to honor a DCBA member of the year and one of our other members is being honored as a citizen of the year. Like, Kelly Crowley, our DCBA member of the year, Kimi has poured her heart through volunteerism into making Downtown Campbell and the Campbell area community in general a better place to live, work, and play.

Kimi has been active in the Campbell community ever since Delphi Academy moved into their space at the Campbell Community Center. She's the headmistress of the school and she's served on the committees producing the Carol of Lights, Bunnies and Bonnets Parade, and other projects the DCBA has supported. You can read a bit more about her in this Mercury News article and you can come celebrate her and the things that she and others do for the Campbell community at the March 18th, Celebrate Campbell event at Villa Ragusa.

Sunshine Freestyle Sport is having a Customer Appreciation Sale throughout March 2017. Everything in the store is 15%-50% off! Come down to the shop and say hi, pick up a free sticker, and shop for those items you’ve been wanting.

Since 1976 Sunshine Freestyle has been your local surf shop. We’ve had four decades of joy and hope to have many more to come. We just want to say thank you for all your love and support through all that time.

Webster Street Businesses Open During Road Work!

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by omba in Old Monterey

There has been a lot of road work lately on Webster Street in Old Monterey between Hartnell Street and Munras Avenue, but while the road may be closed, your friendly local businesses remain open! That first block of Webster Street houses a variety of fantastic restaurants, salons, and much more. Please consider visiting those businesses this month, spending some cash, and showing your support for these great little owner-operated spots, some of which have seen a steep decline in customers because of the road work.

Would your organization, business, or school like to march in Monterey’s 4th of July Parade? The Old Monterey Business Association invites you to apply using our online form! Entry applications must be received by May 30, 2017. Entry applicants are subject to approval by parade organizers - respond early to be considered for placement.

Parade entries are required to be entertaining, creative, exciting, and family-friendly (appropriate to be seen by all ages). You can participate with a float, push float, band, colorful costumes, uniformed attire, drill, dance team or comical routines, antique or unique vehicles, etc. Think outside the box!

The parade route is one mile long, beginning at the corner of Polk Street and Hartnell Street, continuing west on Alvarado Street to Del Monte Avenue to Calle Principal, ending at Jefferson Street. Anticipated attendance is 15,000 people. Parade begins at 10am on Tuesday, July 4.

Please read parade guidelines carefully and submit your application online.

The spring season is rapidly approaching and it’s time for land owners, project managers, and others with biological compliance and permitting needs to plan spring surveys. EMC Planning Group biologists have the specialized knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of presence/absence surveys, and conduct habitat assessments for sensitive plant and wildlife species...and their office is based right here in Monterey's Lighthouse District.

Services include, but are not limited to, focused surveys for nesting birds, rare plants, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, burrowing owl, Swainson’s hawk, western snowy plover, and many more special-status species occurring in the region. Our firm also provides construction monitoring, regulatory agency permitting, restoration planning, and CEQA/NEPA compliance.

Due to the limited survey window for various species, it's recommended to schedule your spring biological surveys early and avoid the risk of project delays. Please call senior biologist/certified arborist Andrea Edwards at 831-649-1799 ext. 209 to discuss your project needs.

Grace Lifestyle Boutique is now carrying cotton dog leashes by FMS (modeled here by the lovely Penny). These leashes are handmade in the U.S. and the handle and heavy-duty brass plated swivel snap are hand-spliced and then whipped with matching twine for a polished and stylish look. These are the softest dog leashes you’ve ever felt! Bring your dog to visit us and check out these beauties.

Frontier Market Solutions, LLC (FMS) is a certified Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned Small Business supply chain integrator headquartered in Monterey. It was founded in 2012 by Sean Brownlee, a United States Marine who spent most of his career in the Reconnaissance and Marine Special Operations Communities.