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Health & Safety Guidelines

We are doing all we can to keep your dancers healthy and safe.

The first 2 weeks of the semester will be held only ONLINE to allow for health protocols to be followed after the holidays. When State and County regulations allow, we will move to in person classes. Due to limited in studio space, dancers will alternate between the studio and online classes. Please refer to the Health and Safety Protocols you receive upon enrollment.

All terms are subject to change without notice and will be followed according to State and County Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe, located at 539 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey, now has fresh stollen on our shelves from now until Christmas. This holiday favorite is so popular you should probably place your order in advance just to make sure it's there when you want it, 831-641-9188.

What is stollen? A traditional German fruit bread with candied orange rind, raisins, and sliced almonds macerated in it features the amazing flavors of cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of tellicherry pepper.

Slice it, toast it, smother it with butter, eat it...Repeat! Bonus feature: it makes your house smell like Christmas.

Honeycomb Candy at Revival Ice Cream

Posted on December 12th, 2020 by Revival Ice Cream

Revival Ice Cream's honeycomb candy is crunchy, sweet, and pure - we make it here in the shop and it's a customer favorite! Pick up a bag when you're here, or add some to your delivery order. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for all the candy-lovers on your list. Sweet and satisfying, but without any fillers or artificial ingredients, this delicious treat is dairy-free and gluten-free.

Revival Ice Cream is located at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

This holiday, leave the cooking to Montrio Bistro. Our chef has created a scrumptious dinner menu for the upcoming December stay-at-home festivities. Please place your order no later than December 20 - phone us at 831-648-8880. Montrio Bistro is located at 414 Calle Principal in Downtown Old Monterey.

Two sizes:

Serves 4 people: $200
Serves 8 people: $400
(Upgrade your holiday dinner with select wines and hand-crafted cocktails!)

Family Style Caesar
Herb Croutons, Grana Padano Cheese

Choice of:
40 oz. Prime Bone-in Rib Eye Steak (Seasoned and Seared). Heating instructions included.

Duck Fat Roasted Marble Potatoes

Local Market Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce and Bone Marrow Butter


Alaskan Halibut en Papillote with Champagne and Herb Compound Butter

Duck Fat Roasted Marble Potatoes

Local Market Vegetables served complete in parchment paper, cooking instructions included.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Venture Gallery presents a show by Carole Klein and Vanessa Martin, our featured artists for December. We invite you to come view their beautiful exhibit of paintings entitled Changing Landscapes.

Venture Gallery is now open for in-store shopping Thursdays - Sundays, 10am-6pm plus December 21-23 for last-minute holiday shopping. There will be an opportunity to meet Carole and Vanessa in person at the gallery on Monday, December 21 at 2pm.

Carole and Vanessa's artwork will be featured through December 2020. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

For the holidays, Grace Lifestyle Boutique has beautiful, 100% soy candles by Capri Blue, hand-poured in the U.S. Selections include the silver Mercury Hexagon candle, the Glitz Signature Jar, and the Gilded Faceted Jar, in which the lid can be used as a stand while the candle burns. Each of these containers can be used on its own after the candle is done with its lifespan.

Capri Blue candle fragrances are delightful. Grace's inventory includes "Volcano" (a tropical fruit and citrus fragrance), "Exotic Blossom and Basil" (a lovely, herbaceous, and clean-smelling fragrance), and "Pumpkin Dulce" (the coziest smelling holiday candle with a hint of gingersnap and vanilla).

Visit us at 459 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey for in-store shopping, call us at 831-324-4200 to place an order over the phone, or direct message us over Instagram. We are happy to offer curbside pick-up and shipping.

Don't forget about the men on your shopping list this holiday! Catalyst Consignment has high-quality men's clothing, shoes, sunglasses, and wallets at great prices available right now.

Visit us at 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A in Monterey or call the shop at 831-512-9855 so the owner, Cortina, can help you find the just the right items for curbside pick-up. You can also view and purchase some of our inventory online.

Tutto Buono Eataliano, located at 598 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, invites you to join us online for our first virtual wine and pizza pairing with Langetwins Family Winery and Vineyards on Wednesday, December 16. Fee is $90 and reservations are limited. Please call us to register by Sunday, December 13, 831-920-1940.

Enjoy wine tasting in the comfort of your own home with some of our delicious Siciliano pan pizza paired with some of our favorite selected estate wine varietals. In an online video you can play that night at your leisure, Randall and Charlene Lange will walk you through a series of wine and pizza pairings and share a few details about their family.

For the tasting that day, you'll pick-up one pan pizza with three Tutto Buono favorites - Margarita, Tre Sorelli, and Ma Please - and three bottles of Langetwins wine - 2018 Nero d'Avola, 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel, and 2017 Petite Sirah.

Our normal day-to-day has been changed by Covid-19, but at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop we are still dedicated to sharing our knowledge, love, and excitement for diving with the world. Our shop policies regarding Covid-19 have been updated alongside the new restrictions put into place in California as of December 6, 2020.

Our shop is still open but limited to 20% capacity. Temperature checks and face masks are required for entry. Classes and tours are continuing but with limited group sizes. Group tours will be temporarily restricted to households.

To learn more, please click here and call us at 831-372-1685 if you have any questions. We're located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Vote for Escape Room 831

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Escape Room 831

We at Escape Room 831 are so proud to have been nominated as one of the best recreational activities in Monterey County! We'd be honored to have your support in winning this year's Monterey Herald Readers Choice award in the Family-Youth Service Category.

Click here to vote before January 4, 2021. It would be a bright spot for a locally owned business in a tough year. We're located at 599 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, and selling lots of fun board games online right now if you're looking for an all-ages gift.

Current Comics is incredibly honored to announce that we have been chosen to sell very limited edition signed prints of Colin Cantwell's original concept designs for the Star Wars spaceships. Please visit the shop at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or visit our online store to see these awesome prints, signed and sealed and available in sizes large (12"x18") or small (8"x10" or 8"x12").

During Colin Cantwell's amazing career, he worked with George Lucas on designing the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Y-Wing, Death Star, Millennium Falcon, and Star Destroyer for the very first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope."

In addition, Colin collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on “2001 a Space Odyssey” and worked with Steven Spielberg on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Other projects included “War Games,” “Buck Rogers,” “Mars, the Search Begins,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” and more.

This is what happens when MY Museum's doors are locked due to Covid - they bring the fun outside!!! This extraordinary holiday display outside MY Museum, created by Poptopia Balloons, was set up for MY Museum's "Gingerbread House Extravaganza" - an outdoor pick-up of gingerbread house kits with guest appearances by Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre members dressed in their Nutcracker finest. Check out the great photos!

The amazing balloon display continued Dec. 5-9 and everyone was welcome to take a selfie or a fun family pic, start a little walk on the rec. trail, or just drive by and see how magical it was. MY Museum wants to thank Poptopia Balloons for their hard work and incredible creativity.

Exercise won't solve all of your problems, but certainly can help you to face them with more strength, energy and confidence.

Struggling to get started? Or want more variety? Get a free week of workouts for women of all fitness levels - no equipment or experience necessary, and thanks to our small class sizes, you won't get lost in a sea of faces or worry about your form.

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New Take-out Only Menu at Tessora's

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Downtown Campbell

Look what’s rolling out!

Our new menu is available starting today!

Our chefs have been busy 🐝 getting it ready for today. With all they/we have been through we hope you can take some time to look at the menu and take a day to order with us.

You can order wine and beer by the bottle or glass purchases in house at the time of pick up. Walk ins welcome, our patio is covered with heaters to comfortably wait for your dinners.

We eagerly hope to see you and get your orders. Open today from 4-7:30pm!

This past weekend, the generosity of the Campbell community was incredible!

Castlemont Elementary and the #SCCFD Sunnyoaks Fire Station hosted Toy Drive Drop-Off events this weekend. Just LOOK at all of the toys, games, stuffed animals, and sporting goods they collected!!

And see that cute piggy bank? A child donated the bank with coins inside to make sure another child has a gift to open this holiday.

We have a few weeks left and a few more collection events. Stay tuned for more info. Or, you can always pick something from our Wish List (at and order on Amazon-it will be shipped right to us.

Thank you to everyone who has donated, hosted a toy drive, has a collection barrel in their place of business, Home Church for storing all of the items, and to the community of Campbell for your support!

The Campbell Press is Back

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by Campbell Express

The Campbell Express was an early casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, but just over six months after the last edition of the Campbell Express was published, it has returned under new ownership under the original name for the local newspaper in Campbell. As we close 2020, we bid farewell to the Campbell Express and welcome back The Campbell Press.

Here the front page of the first edition of the newly reborn The Campbell Press.

New Monterey County Stay at Home Order Begins December 13 at 10pm

Posted on December 9th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Monterey County Health Director Edward Moreno has issued a new stay at home order for Monterey County that will go into effective on Sunday, December 13 at 10pm and extend until January 11 at 6am. (This order may be extended depending on ICU availability.)

As of Sunday at 10pm, restaurants and food service establishments will be restricted to pick-up and delivery service only (no outdoor dining); retail shops will operate at no more than 20% capacity; and barbershops, hair salons, and personal services will close (this includes nail and skin care studios and tattoo parlors). Outdoor exercise classes can continue to operate and essential businesses will remain open. Please note that the 10pm curfew also remains in effect.

Currently, Covid-!9 cases are surging in our area following the Thanksgiving holiday. Capacity at CHOMP and regional hospitals has been dangerously reduced here in Monterey and throughout California. Protecting hospital capacity saves lives from an entire range of preventable deaths, not just from Covid-19.

We encourage all residents to continue to support small, locally owned businesses during this difficult time. Please use our Dining Guide to see which restaurants and cafes are open for take-out and delivery; shop safely at home using our Gift Ideas Gallery and SIP Mall; and purchase gift cards to support your favorite Lighthouse District business owners.

We all know that the next few months will be extremely difficult as we face this surge in Covid-19 cases and we await the coronavirus vaccines. Please remain alert and keep doing the important job of wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, frequently washing your hands, and practicing social distancing. Staying healthy and beating back the coronavirus will save lives, protect our dedicated healthcare workers, and save jobs and businesses. Please do your part.