Remembering Kelly Young Crowley

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by DCBA

It was an unusual sight in Downtown Campbell this Monday night. Traffic was heavy and parking spaces were hard to come by even though many of the stores were closed early. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but we were honoring a friend. We didn't plan to close the street on you, but when a river of flickering candles spills into the street and drifts silently down the road, it's a road closure by any other name. We're also sorry that some who came to the event didn't get a candle. There were 500 prepared and a few more than expected showed up.

A lot of things happened on Monday night that we didn't expect. Topping that list would be that we never thought we'd be celebrating the memory of someone so important to our community with a candlelight vigil after her untimely passing at the age of 48. Kelly Young Crowley was Campbell's Citizen of the Year in 2017, a board member of the Downtown Campbell Business Association (us), and our acting President this past year. She wasn't just someone we loved and was (obviously) loved by many, but she was someone who perfectly embodied the kind of place that we are and want to be.

More than just about anyone else, she knew Downtown Campbell from all angles because she lived it. She started off waiting tables at restaurants and would eventually graduate to being the general manager of Khartoum over a decade later. Somewhere in between she owned a boutique with a friend. They were actually both still waiting tables and would take turns at the shop and then go make their shifts at restaurants down the strip.

She was kinda everywhere. Over the years, Kelly had a key role in all sorts of events and activities big and small in and around Downtown Campbell. She worked on our Wine Walks, Halloween events, toy drives, and numerous other holiday events. She's scheduled entertainment for festivals and fundraised for charities. Last year, she was the coordinator for the Carol of Lights. The list of things she's touched goes on almost as long as the line of people who came to pay their respects this week.

Downtown Campbell is a culture of many hands joining together to do awesome things. If the people and organizations that make up our community were organs, Kelly would have been the heart. To a fault, she loved her community and had a bottomless desire to give to it. She was a joy to work with, cared for others, and was never too concerned about getting enough credit for the things she did.

We are not only shocked and deeply saddened by her untimely passing, but we're also going to be dealing with how we move on without Kelly the leader, Kelly the volunteer, Kelly the cheerleader, and Kelly the friend. Tonight we will have to run our first Wine Walk without Kelly. Next month it'll be our first Halloween.

There will be many non-celebratory milestones and unwelcome anniversaries. We hurt, but in honor of our dear friend, we take it one day at a time and will do our best to...Read More

Strength in Length Class at Prime

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by Prime

Instructor David Stickler teaches a dynamic strength-training class, Strength in Length, three mornings a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6am at Prime Fitness. His loyal cadre of students always leave sweaty and smiling. All levels are welcome. Fee is $25 drop-in, $90 for 5 classes, $170 for 10 classes.

Under David's guidance, students of Strength in Length develop skills using elements of: suspension training (TRX, rings, ropes), powerlifting, high intensity interval training, plyometrics, yoga, and circus arts.

Originally from Durango, Colorado, David trains in a way that allows the body to heal and evolve safely during intense training, discovered by successfully recovering from his own injuries. He includes motor development skills, breath work, gait, and alignment with every workout. Passionate about movement and athletics, David is an all-around athlete and coach, with a BA in Exercise Science. He’s coached high school and college athletes, functional fitness, yoga, aerial acrobatics, and acroyoga.

Prime is located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Did you know you can fit in a barre class while your kiddos are safe and sound in CarmelBarre’s childcare room? Carmelbarre in Monterey invites moms, dads, and caregivers of children ages 2 months and up for a barre class on Monday and Friday mornings at 9:15am while we look after your kids! Take a moment to work on you and refocus the mind with a fast, efficient, all-out barre class that will strengthen, lengthen, and reshape your body and mind.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 20-26, 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.

Wednesday, September 25 at 6:15pm
Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), this documentary film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. Watch the trailer.

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

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.

Daily at 2pm, 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.

Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Ronstadt insisted on following her musical instincts. Watch the trailer.

Fri, Mon, Tues, Thurs at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm
Wed at 1:30pm, 4pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in...Read More

Power and Posture Class at Prime

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by Prime

Prime Fitness and Personal Training presents a class entitled Power & Posture every Wednesday at 8:30am taught by Mia Hurst. Everyone is welcome, from those with mild, chronic pain, to those in high performance.

Power & Posture is a bodyweight program that trains the posterior chain muscles for maximum mechanical advantage, peak strength, and structural integrity and flexibility. It helps restructure movement patterns, heal injuries, improve game, and increase injury resistance. The results are a bodily structure designed for efficient and effective movement, at all times ready and equipped to respond with maximum results for a relatively minimal expenditure of energy.

Mia Hurst is a Master Instructor for Foundation Training. She strongly believes in the transformative power of physical and mental autonomy and sustainability.