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Handmade Baby Quilt and Toddler Sweater at Liv's Baby Boutique

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by LivsBabyBoutique

Did you know that Liv's Baby Boutique carries a small selection of beautiful, locally-made items for babies and toddlers? Our friend, Dorcos O., made a gorgeous baby blanket as well as a lovely wool toddler sweater, and they're both available now at our shop! Visit us at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B, in Monterey.

Liv's Baby Boutique carries a range of clothing for children, from newborn to older boys and girls, plus yoga mats for kids and adults.

This Place Matters: James Henry and Jessie Campbell House

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 by susanblake

Photo courtesty of Susan Blake.

This month’s featured historic home is the James Henry and Jessie Campbell House at 91 South Second Street. It is the most significant historic home directly related to town founder, Benjamin Campbell.

Built in 1895, it sits on what was once part of a 160-acre ranch that Benjamin purchased from the United States Government in 1870. The 20,000 square foot lot was a gift from Benjamin to his son James Henry Campbell and his wife Jessie Agnes McKenzie. James used the land for dairy farming for many years, but when he married Jessie he decided to subdivide parcels.

The two-story Queen Anne Cottage style home is a fine example by local builder George Whitney who built many of Campbell’s original historic homes. Several of these homes still stand in downtown. Whitney’s attention to detail and craftmanship can be seen in the porch brackets, the turned wooden pillars and the wrap-around front veranda, and the unique cut eve shingles which was a builder’s signature in that time.

A large basement was added to the house around 1905. James and Jessie created a “milk room” under the coolest, north portion of the house, since there was no refrigeration at the time. It served as a cooling room for milk from their Jersey cows to be stored and kept for a short time. According to Jeannette Watson’s book, Campbell the Orchard City, Jessie used large pans for the milk which were placed on rotating racks. Later, the cream would be skimmed off the top and churned into butter. James and Jessie sold the milk, cream and butter to the townspeople. Benjamin Campbell and his wife Mary who lived a block and a half away on what is now Campbell Avenue, would frequently stop by.

Remarkably, this house has had only two owners. It remained in the Campbell family until the 1950’s, when Joseph P. and Connie Russo purchased it completely furnished for $112,000 from Jessie Agnes Campbell, who was now a widow. Mr. and Mrs. Russo worked in real estate and Joseph saw something unique and charming about the old house and grounds. They lovingly restored it and enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching traffic, according to their son, Joe Russo Jr.

After his parents passed away in the early 2000’s, Joe Jr. and his wife Mary Ann became the sole owners of the property when Joe’s brother who lived in Visalia declared he was not interested in it. This next generation of the Russo family has done extensive restoration, seismic retrofitting and needed upgrades to the house. While doing the seismic retrofitting to the basement, the Russo’s came across an old 7 lb. flat iron and the top of a wooden barrel. The top shows the words, “Farmers Union Campbell”.

The Farmers Union was one of the first commercial businesses in a newly created downtown business district on Campbell Ave. The Farmers Union store started in 1894. It offered free horse drawn delivery to locals, since traveling to San Jose for...Read More

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, October 4-10, 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.

TEL AVIV ON FIRE
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm

Salam, a 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular soap opera. Every day he must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. After meeting the commander of the check point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show, gets involved in the writing of the show. Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion but when Assi and the soap’s financial backers disagree on how the show should end, Salam must solve his problems with a final master stroke. Watch the trailer.

MS. PURPLE
Daily at 4pm
Kasie and Carey, a brother and sister who were abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, now face the struggle of his imminent death. With their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes how to help Kasie take care of him. Watch the trailer.

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 6:30pm

Horn player, bandleader, innovator. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart: Miles Davis. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, this documentary tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Watch the trailer.

FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES
Daily at 4pm
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. Watch the trailer.

BECOMING NOBODY
Daily at 6pm
This documentary is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass's life and teachings. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Watch the trailer.

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording...Read More

New Oatmilk Smoothies at Jamba

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by JambaMonterey

Refresh and refuel with Jamba and our new oatmilk smoothies.

The new Matcha Lemon Squeeze is a creamy smoothie from the plant-based oatmilk and it delivers a serious boost of natural energy from the matcha green tea.

The Smooth Talkin’ Mango is another creamy yet light oatmilk smoothie with the flavor you love from our classic mango smoothies but with lower sugar.

In addition to these great oatmilk smoothies, try our new PB Banana Toast, high in protein and fiber. It’s a seeded multigrain bread with peanut butter, bananas, honey, blueberries, and chia seeds.

No matter what the day holds in store, with a hearty and heavenly slice of toast and smoothie in hand you know it’s off to a great start. Order ahead online and visit Jamba at our locally-owned store at 398 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

Call for Art for Alvarado Gallery in Monterey

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by omba

The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites artists to submit proposals for art exhibitions which will be held in the Alvarado Gallery at the Monterey Conference Center beginning in February 2020.

Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center provides a forum for residents and visitors to Monterey to celebrate the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey area. Selected exhibitions highlight the quality and diversity of arts and cultural expression in the Monterey area in order to inform, educate, and delight Monterey residents and Conference Center visitors.

Prospective exhibitors must be significant established artists from Monterey County or significant established artists living outside Monterey County whose work depicts the Monterey area. Artists who have exhibited their work in the Alvarado Gallery during the past five years will not be considered. Proposals may be for group or solo exhibits. The application review and notification process will take approximately one month.

Applications with guidelines and selection criteria can be picked up at Colton Hall Museum (open daily 10am-4pm) or downloaded here. For more information please call 831-242-8743. Completed applications must reach Colton Hall Museum no later than 4pmon Friday, November 1, 2019. Submittals should be directed to: Chalet Booker, Cultural Arts Assistant.

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Call for Art for Monterey's Alvarado Gallery

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by lighthouseave

The Museums and Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Monterey invites artists to submit proposals for art exhibitions which will be held in the Alvarado Gallery at the Monterey Conference Center beginning in February 2020.

Alvarado Gallery in the Monterey Conference Center provides a forum for residents and visitors to Monterey to celebrate the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Monterey area. Selected exhibitions highlight the quality and diversity of arts and cultural expression in the Monterey area in order to inform, educate, and delight Monterey residents and Conference Center visitors.

Prospective exhibitors must be significant established artists from Monterey County or significant established artists living outside Monterey County whose work depicts the Monterey area. Artists who have exhibited their work in the Alvarado Gallery during the past five years will not be considered. Proposals may be for group or solo exhibits. The application review and notification process will take approximately one month.

Applications with guidelines and selection criteria can be picked up at Colton Hall Museum (open daily 10am-4pm) or downloaded here. For more information please call 831-242-8743. Completed applications must reach Colton Hall Museum no later than 4pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. Submittals should be directed to: Chalet Booker, Cultural Arts Assistant.

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Are you traveling off to warmer waters? Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is now offering 40% off 3mm Seac Alien and 3mm Seac Libera wetsuits!

3mm Seac Alien Suits:
Original Price: $199.95
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Original Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $179.88

This offer is limited to stock on hand and good for a limited time only. Visit us at 614 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey.

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