The other day Robin Chesler and I were delighted to finalize our relationship as a VIP Sponsor with the Cabrillo Music Theatre. We are both lifelong fans of musicals…stage and movie…and we look forward to supporting the talented and dedicated performers during the 2015-2016 season. Damn Yankees, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Children of Eden and The Little Mermaid will delight audiences of all ages. Here in the Conejo Valley, we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful cultural resource right on our doorstep.
The Arthritis Foundation fundraiser at Aldabella Winery generated funds for AF’s California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, an eight-day, 525-mile ride along scenic Highway 1 to raise $1.2 million to find a cure for arthritis. Photos by Capture by Light Photography, ElsjeProductions@aol.com
The Sofa Guy in partnership with Arteriors Home presented an exclusive peek at Arteriors’ Spring 2015 Design Trend Presentation with Jen Dolan, arteriors’ National Sales Manager.
Local dogs have much to celebrate, thanks to the efforts of COLA Friends, a 501c3 volunteer-run nonprofit, created to help establish more off-leash areas in the Conejo Valley.
People of all ages love good music and the talented singers who bring it to life. Southern Californian Bonnie Bowden is one special songstress who has dedicated her life to entertaining audiences worldwide with her beautiful voice.
Compact crossover utility vehicles are one of the hottest segments, mostly because these sensibly sized vehicles are a perfect fit for empty nesters, young couples or families with two kids. In many ways, they’re the contemporary equivalent of a station wagon and they’re much cooler than a minivan.
Acura’s premium compact RDX is an excellent example of why the segment is so popular. It has most of the amenities one expects in an entry-level luxury car yet the cargo space, easily expanded by folding down the seat, is big enough for bags of yard mulch, home improvement materials or the occasional bicycle or two.
One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause with. As she watched the birds sit, and then come and go, those birds spoke to her of how we create community, who we keep counsel with, and even the dynamic nature of the process.
Just in time for pre-season, Football! The Exhibition opened on June 6. Running through January 2016, Football is a 5,000-square-foot exhibition featuring more than 600 artifacts, including some of the rarest historic and iconic football memorabilia in the country. The exhibit displays remarkable artifacts from the legends of the game, as well as sections on the LA Rams, USC and UCLA, and scores of other historically important players and organizations. In partnership with Gary Cypres and the Sports Museum of Los Angeles, the exhibit also features rare artifacts related to Ronald Reagan and football—from his days playing high school and college football, to memorabilia from his role of George Gipp in Knute Rockne: All American, to signed balls and jerseys he received while president, to his honorary Heisman Trophy—the first and only person to ever receive one.
If you’ve never tasted (or heard of) mead, the first Saturday in August—named Mead Day by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 2002—is the perfect time to try this ancient beverage. Sometimes called “honey-wine,” mead may be the oldest known fermented drink and is made by combining honey, water and yeast. Ranging from the sweet to the dry, mead is often flavored with fruits, flowers and spices. Bottle and Pint in Newbury Park is one favorite locale serving up several types of delicious mead.
With the exciting launch of Conejo Valley Lifestyle, we’d like to say thank you for allowing us into your home to share our mission and goals.
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