Each year we like to take a few moments on Thanksgiving to remember all the things we have to be thankful for. Thanks, Carlsbad for everything. We hope you have a wonderful day with your families and enjoy the blessings of living in the finest community in the world.
Pictured (L to R): EverBank team members Dennis Smith, Tammy Walsh, Rian Tobias, Cajucom, Grant Tisdale, Club CEO Brad Holland, Scott Degnan, Vicki Hamamoto, Scott Sabo celebrate their toy drive success (not pictured: Simone DeLira).
When Simone DeLira of EverBank was given the task of organizing the company’s grand opening in Carlsbad, priority one was making it be community oriented. One of the City’s oldest nonprofits, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, was selected as the charity of choice. Each guest was asked to bring a toy or make a donation to the Club. Needless to say, it was a huge success!
“We have recently opened a new Home Loan Division here in Carlsbad,” stated EverBank Manager Grant Tisdel. “We are very excited to be a part of the community, and our Open House/Toy Drive was a way to give back in a meaningful way.” . . “Every member at our Village Clubhouse will be given a holiday gift, thanks to the generosity of EverBank as well as other local individuals and companies,” said Club CEO Brad Holland. “We are so grateful for the support Grant , Simone, and EverBank’s entire team has given our kids.”
Sounds like a great way to start. For the rest of the story, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘EverBank Supports Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs’
Tip Top Meats founder and Carlsbad legend “Big John” Haedrich (pictured right with his wife Diane) was recognized for his over two decades of services on the Tri-City Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees when he received the Legacy Award at the foundation’s Diamond Ball on November 2, 2013.
“Big John is one of our community’s larger than life personalities and a model citizen. His entrepreneurial successes and his tremendous generosity are a true inspiration to all who know him,” said Kevin Stotmeister, chair of the foundation’s Board of Trustees. “The Tri-City Hospital Foundation is delighted to honor him with the 2013 Legacy Award.” . . . Good health and athletics were essential to Big John’s own youth and development in post-war Eastern Germany. They gave him the confidence and discipline he needed to find success as he pursued his early career as a butcher and ultimately moved to California, started a business and achieved the American Dream.
For the official word from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Big John Haedrich Receives Legacy Award’
With today’s resignation of Carlsbad City Manager John W. Coates, the city is again operating with an interim city manager (Carlsbad Fire Chief Kevin Crawford get to do it this time around) until the City Council can reportedly “develop a strategy for filling the position.”
“John was called to serve at a critical time of transition for our city organization,” said Mayor Matt Hall. “During the past 12 months, he has accomplished an ambitious agenda, leaving us well positioned to continue on our path of becoming a truly world class city.”
Coates was only officially in the position of City Manager for six months so it would seem that Council would still have a pretty good idea of what they’re looking for when it comes to a City Manager. Buy why rush things. Might as well put it off until February. For the official word from the City, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Carlsbad Without City Manager Again’
Tonight, (Monday, October 21, 2013) at 7 PM the New Village Arts Theatre in the Village of Carlsbad will be presenting a playing reading of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. The play was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ran off Broadway in 2011 and 2012.
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.
This just might be one of the best plays you’ll have read to you this year. Attendees are asked to make a $10 donation per ticket. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
Carlsbadistan’s City Council last night (October 8, 2013) approved an “urgency ordinance” banning the sales of dogs and cats at retail pet stores, according to a story on NBC San Deigo.
The city is pushing the bill in an attempt to shut down puppy mills and kitten factories where profit is given priority over the well-being of the animals. . . The San Diego Department of Animal Services said these substandard facilities lack animal husbandry practices, and animals born there are more likely to have genetic disorders and diseases and lack adequate socialization skills.
But that’s exactly where consumers will have to go to buy a dog or a cat now that pet stores can no longer sell them.
[Link: NBC San Deigo]
The annual “Come Play With Us” Gala held Saturday evening September 28, 2013 ended up raising a record $220,000 for the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs, up 30 percent from last year.
“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to raise significant funds that will benefit our community’s children!”
For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Continue reading ‘Boys & Girls Clubs Gala Raises $220,000′
After making what seems like dozens of trips to get geared up for the new Carlsbad Wave soccer season it should be a relief to Carlsbad parents and players that Soccerloco.com is announcing the grand opening of a Carlsbad retail store at 5617 Paseo Del Norte just across from the Premium Outlets.
“We’re excited to be bringing the soccerloco experience to Carlsbad and look forward to serving the North San Diego soccer community,” Soccerloco President John Lococo said. “Our new location will blend next level retail with an innovative in-store experience and premium products to create the ultimate soccer specialty store for all players and fans of the game.”
Soccerloco officially opens on October 1, 2013. For the complete word from Soccerloco, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Soccerloco.com Opening Carlsbad Retail Store’
For 2013 the Carlsbad Music Festival is stacked with talent and beautiful music of all styles, shapes and sounds.
The Festival was founded in 2003 by composer, violinist and Carlsbad-native, Matt McBane and has been praised by local and national media including the Los Angeles Times, which called the Festival “magnificently enlightening.” In 2010, the Festival won the national ASCAP Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and in 2012 and 2013, the Festival was awarded prestigious Artworks Grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.
For a list of all the people who will be performing, follow the jump, or click here for the Carlsbad Music Festival website. Continue reading ’2013 Carlsbad Music Festival September 20-22′
On Saturday, September 28, 2013 the City of Carlsbad is going out to Lake Calavera and groom our mountain bike trails for us as a way of celebrating National Public Lands Day and we’d all like your help.
Volunteers will assist in planting approximately 300 native plants in a one-acre restoration site and help with other trail work. City staff will be on hand to assist with the activities and to provide information on trail maintenance and restoration. Those who attend will also learn about the boardwalk trails being built this winter and can hike any of the six miles of trails within the preserve. . . “Every day is a good day to celebrate the extensive 46 miles of trails available to the Carlsbad community,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager. “But once a year in September, the city welcomes the opportunity to join with other communities nationwide in a special day of volunteer activities focused on appreciating public lands throughout the country.”
If someone could smooth out the trail on that left hander at the bottom of Flirting With Death Speed Check DH we’re pretty sure we can get nail down a KOM on Strava. For more information on how you can help make our mountain bike rides smoother, faster, better, stronger, please follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Lake Calavera Trails Clean Up Day’