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Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Paper Wing Theatre Brings the Cult Classic 'A Clockwork Orange' to the Stage
by Lily Dayton
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Naughty By Nature: The Phenomenauts Use Talent and Subterfuge to Get Top Gigs
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 03/24/11

Mac About Town (The Shivas and The Phenomenauts at Carbone's)
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Bay View Academy to Hold Public Information Sessions
Staff
Monterey Herald, 03/24/11

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the link below to read the full article.

Garden of Eatin' (Cooking for Solutions at the Aquarium)
by Mark C. Anderson
Monterey County Weekly, 03/17/11

New Monterey's Lighthouse District is proud to announce that many of our local businesses have been included in Monterey County Weekly's Best of 2011! And the winners (in alphabetical order) are....

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop
Best Dive Shop
614 Lighthouse Ave
831-372-1685

BookBuyers Monterey
Best Bookstore - Used
600 Lighthouse Ave
831-375-4208

Bulldog British Pub
Best Bar for Darts
611 Lighthouse Ave
831-658-0686

Creative Visions Tattoo & Body Piercing
Best Tattoo Parlor
800 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-1882

Crystal Fish Sushi
Best Japanese/Sushi
514 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-3474

Gianni's Pizza
Best Pizza
725 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-1500

Goodwill Industries
Best Secondhand Clothing Store
Best Thrift Store
571 Lighthouse Ave
831-649-6056

Henry's BBQ
Best Barbecue
401 Lighthouse Ave
831-646-6999

Mary Jane'z Novelties
Best Headshop
744 Lighthouse Ave
831-333-0331

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Best Place to Take Visitors
Best Place to Work

886 Cannery Row
831-648-4800

On the Beach Surf Shop
Best Surf Shop
693 Lighthouse Ave
831-646-9283

Oya Salon
Best Salon
201 Lighthouse Ave
831-656-0570

Sakura Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Best Niche Nigiri
574 Lighthouse Ave
831-373-1767 ...Read More

The featured trend of the month at Cat's Meow Boutique is Steampunk! We love this look.

What's Steampunk? It's vintage futurism - a Victorian and steam era industrial revolution featuring cogs, bolts, brass, copper, and flight goggles intertwined with satin, leather, and lace. Just combine a healthy dose of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with a smattering of the film Brazil, and you've got a good start.

Want your own Steampunk look? Schedule an appointment with Cat's Meow owner and stylist, Melinda Collis, who can help you find your own style, 831-393-2287.

The Scholze Park Community Center, located in the heart of New Monterey's Lighthouse District at 280 Dickman Avenue, is busy with drop-in activities five days a week! Here's a sample for March:

Mondays: Public Computers Available (9am-4:30pm)
Tuesdays: Needlepoint (9am-12pm)
Wednesdays: Gentle Exercise (10:30am-11:30am)
Thursdays: Thursday Matinee Movie (1pm)
Fridays: Nintendo Wii Play (9:30am-11:30am)

Although we primarily cater to people age 55 and older, many of our events welcome adults age 18 and up. Just give us a call at 831-646-3878 or stop by to learn more. To download a calendar of activities for March as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

Paper Wing Theatre is expanding the cast for our production of A Clockwork Orange! We're in need of male actors, age 20-60, and female actors, age 20-50, as well as backstage tech folks. All body types and people are wanted! No previous experience is necessary.

Paper Wing Theatre was created so actors could play, learn, teach, bond, and enjoy a place to create amazing and unique shows. Gain experience onstage or backstage, learn the basics, and have fun. There are no cliques here; we hire based on desire, willingness, and talent. Give us a try! Please call us to make an appointment to audition, 831-905-5684.

Current Comics, located at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, encourages you to drop by our shop and make a donation to Operation Yellow Ribbon Monterey, which plans to send at least 1,000 care packages to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in March. You can help in three ways: by donating cash, care package items (see below), and/or letters of encouragement to the troops.

The next deadline for donations is March 9, 2011 - in New Monterey, the drop-off point is Current Comics. If you wish to donate cash to help cover shipping costs, please make out a check to "ARC Operation: Care & Comfort". A letter or card of encouragement and support (unsealed) may also be dropped off at the shop, to be included in the shipment to our men and women far from home.

Items Suitable for Donation:
Suggested food and snack items include: individually wrapped hard candy (no chocolate); gum and mints; small packages of nuts, seeds, pretzels and cookies; granola bars and instant oatmeal; sweetened drink mixes, ground or instant coffee, cocoa, tea, sugar and sweetener packets; small pop-top tins of tuna or chicken (no pork products); canned fruit and fruit cocktails; non-refrigerated microwavable meals; dried fruit (no apricots); and beef jerky.

Suggested personal items include: hotel or travel-sized deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash; toothbrushes, dental floss and breath strips; disposable razors; eye drops and saline nose drops; unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, and small hand sanitizers; small Kleenex packets and Q-Tips; anti-fungal creams; Band-Aids, Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder and moleskin cushions; non-aerosol air fresheners; new or used DVDs or CDs; AAA and AA batteries; disposable cameras; current paperback books and magazines; pens and AT&T worldwide/global phone cards. ...Read More

Cat's Meow Presents Keyte's Knits

Posted on February 14th, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Cat's Meow Boutique (801 Lighthouse Ave) is pleased to announce our artisan of the month, Keyte Marui, of Keyte's Knits!

Using only the finest crochet yarn, and with the help of one of the best knitters and weavers of our time, these great fashions have been made available to you at affordable prices at Cat's Meow. Come in and check out these great pieces!

Applications for the fourth annual Monterey County Film Commission $1,000 scholarship for film students are now being accepted. Forms are available at the film commission office, or may be downloaded from our website. Deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2011.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For additional information, please contact the film commission at 831-646-0910.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Supporters Push Bay View Charter
by Claudia Melendez Salinas
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

Paper Wing Theatre Company Presents A Musical Tribute to the Coen Brothers Film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
by Lily Dayton
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

There's a Harmonic Convergence of Musical Offerings on Friday Night
by Mac McDonald
Monterey Herald, 02/03/11

Case of the Yip: Of Montreal Members Take New Two-Man Yip Deceiver Pop Project to Carbone's
by Zeeek Kim
Monterey County Weekly, 02/03/11

Business Briefs: Chic Event Rentals Plans Grand Opening
by Monterey Herald Staff
Monterey Herald, 02/02/11

Valentine's on Lighthouse

Posted on January 31st, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Lighthouse District! Whether you're single or part of a couple, love Valentine's Day or dread it, we've got something for everybody throughout the month of February.

Enjoy a romantic meal at one of our many fine dining establishments; grab a sweet bite or a delicious drink at our dessert spots or coffee shops; meet your future sweetie at a singles party at one of our bars; or catch a great deal on all sorts of fun items and services at one of our shops. To see a complete list of events and specials, please click here.

The Scholze Park Community Center, located in the heart of New Monterey's Lighthouse District at 280 Dickman Avenue, is busy with drop-in activities five days a week! Here's a sample for February:

Mondays: Bingo (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Tuesdays: Bridge (12:30pm-2:30pm)
Wednesdays: Sewing (10am-2pm)
Thursdays: Thursday Matinee Movie (1pm)
Fridays: Coffee & Conversation (9:30am-11:30am)
Please note: We will be closed February 21.

Although we primarily cater to people age 55 and older, many of our events welcome adults age 18 and up. Just give us a call at 831-646-3878 or stop by to learn more. To download a calendar of activities for February as an Adobe PDF file, please click here. ...Read More

Bamboo Reef Trip to Indonesia

Posted on January 22nd, 2011 by Lighthouse District

Join Keith McNutt and Bamboo Reef of Monterey on this exciting vacation to the Hotel Santika Premiere Resort Manado on Sulawesi in Indonesia, August 17-27, 2011. Price is $2,995 per person.

The trip includes 8 nights at Santika Resort in a garden bungalow with breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; 5 days of diving in Bunaken National Park; 1 day of diving in Bangka Archipelago; 1 night in Singapore (meals not included); and roundtrip airfare on Singapore Airlines.

All fares subject to change until fully ticketed. A $300 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot on this trip. Final payment is due June 17, 2011. The fare of $2,995 is based on double occupancy. A single supplement is available for an additional $900.00. For more information, please visit our website. To book, please phone us at 831-372-1685.

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full article.

Ethiopian Oomph: Sun Hop Fat Lavishes Worldly Instrumental on Carbone's
by Adam Joseph
Monterey County Weekly, 01/20/11

Dining Out: Hula's Gives Back
by Monterey Herald Staff
Monterey County Herald, 01/19/11

ArtBeat: Paper Wing Theatre Seeks Help
by Marc Cabrera
Monterey County Herald, 01/14/11

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