If you can dream it, Revival Ice Cream can scoop it! We want to collaborate with you on new flavors. It's a simple 3 step process:

1. Come in and fill out a card (get a scoop while you're at it!) with your name, email address and flavor idea.

2. On the 3rd Thursday of the month we'll draw 5 flavors and send you an email so you can vote for your favorite.

3. The winning flavor will be featured on the last Thursday of the month, with a free scoop for the winner!

We love hearing your ideas when you stop by and can't wait to see what you come up with!

An Englishman who came to Monterey with his wife and family by way of Canada in 1930 and who lived in New Monterey at 1199 Irving and worked as an auto mechanic through the Depression got the idea that neighbors working together could make a difference. That man, H.R. Lewis, was founder of New Monterey Neighborhood Association. Through the years, H.R. and his wife purchased many of the houses in the 700 block of Lily Street and owned them for decades.

When Hal and his wife moved to Fisherman’s Flats in the 1960s, he also organized the neighbors into the Fisherman’s Flats Homeowners Association. Hal served as a Planning Commissioner 1951-55, then was elected to City Council, serving 1955-1963. That was the time when Monterey approved creation of Del Monte Center, the current alignment of Highway 1, and the Monterey/Salinas Highway interchange.

Hal helped create New Monterey Community Center at Scholze Park, was a founder of Carmel Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, and member of the Elks and Eagles Lodges, the latter located in what became The Dream Theater (where On The Beach is located today.)

Hal lived to the age of 102.

Thanks to the New Monterey Neighborhood Association, which printed this history in its June 2017 newsletter. Would you like to learn more about how the NMNA operates and get involved? One great way is to join the NMNA board. Neighbors are being sought to fill vacant seats on the board. Contact Laurie Hambaro at 831-917-8346.

EMC Planning Group is proud to announce Shoshana Wangerin has joined its team as an assistant planner. Ms. Wangerin has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Technology and Policy with an emphasis in Ecology and Natural Resources from California State University at Monterey Bay. Her responsibilities include providing contract staff support to governmental agencies, preparing maps and graphics, and writing environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wangerin was employed as a permit technician for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea in the Community Planning and Building Department.

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County reports: "As part of the construction of the Holman Highway 68 Roundabout, the traffic signals at the intersection of Holman Highway 68 and Highway 1 will be permanently removed on the night of Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Beginning on the morning of Wednesday, May 31, traffic going through the intersection will be controlled by yield signs.

"This marks a major milestone and the beginning of the next phase of construction when crews will build the center island of the roundabout. According to construction manager Bobby Pentorali, 'During this time, we will be building the heart of the roundabout, which is a complicated phase of construction given that the work area will be in the middle of the intersection with traffic traveling around it.'

"Additional congestion is possible as drivers adjust to the new yield signs. It is recommended that drivers allow extra time to go through the intersection or to use an alternative route if possible.

"During this phase of construction drivers exiting the Pebble Beach Highway 1 Gate will be not be able to access westbound Holman Highway 68 going toward Community Hospital and Pacific Grove.

"Drivers wishing to access westbound Highway 68 from Pebble Beach going towards Community Hospital and Pacific Grove will need to make a U-turn off northbound Highway 1 at Munras Avenue and then proceed to the Highway 1 off-ramp at Highway 68.

"Drivers from Pebble Beach will have full access to both northbound and southbound Highway 1."

Greene Mansion is officially open for business, featuring luxury goods and antique consignment including jewelry, handbags, shoes, and decor. It's a whimsical transfer in time from far, far away, with items that you would find in a mansion from then and now.

From Louis Vuitton and Chanel to Victorian handheld fans, you'll find many treasures when you walk the grounds and through the doors of Greene Mansion. The Mansion sells luxury goods and antique consignment, all of which you'll find to be beautiful in their own unique way. The historical house was built in 1886 by the famous Harry A. Greene who changed the history of Monterey and shaped it for years to come, all of which you'll be able to read about throughout the site.

Get on down to Sunshine Freestyle Sport and sign up for the 2017 Surfabout on June 3 and 4. Events are starting to fill up so don't lag! T-shirts and sweatshirts for the Surfabout are now available at the shop at 443 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. We have extra tees and sweats for sale at down and dirty prices, too. Get 'em while they last and show your community what the Surfabout means to all of us.