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    Inside Ed Rickett’s Lab

    Front door Pacific Biological Laboratory (Ed Rickett's Lab)  Her Editorness in f

    Front door Pacific Biological Laboratory (Ed Rickett’s Lab)
    Her Editorness in front for scale.

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    Feast of Lanterns Opening Ceremonies

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    Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering 2014

    May 17th. In addition to its amazing display of bikes showing on the green the Quail presented a special display celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bonneville Speed Trials. This tribute was distinguished with motorcycles from the salt, modern to vintage, from home built to world class professionals.


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    Spooky Doin’s

    Decorated houses, downtown trick-or-treating, a haunted house at the library…Pacific Grove loves Halloween. There were fairies and princesses, super heroes, calypso dancers and one lone angler fish. There was a reluctant dragon and a pair of vampires as well as a small otter, and plenty of adults who got into the act. We recognized a reference librarian dressed as ….a reference librarian.

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    The family that trick-or-treats together…


    During the Downtown Business Trick-or-Treat event held Sat, Oct. 26, a family that included a kitty cat, an otter and a very small tiger met with Officer Mark Young at Rabobank. Businesses decorated and distributed treats. Pacific Grove Police Officers dispensed junior officer badges, too. (Photo by Tony Prock.)

    Fun in the Sun at Fiesta Del Perro

    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The neighborhood and all of the neighborhoods in Monterey County arrived for the second annual Fiesta del Perro at Robert Down School on Pine Avenue in Pacific Grove. They came with their dogs, very large, medium and tiny. They came to participate in the parade, to sport their jaunty costumes, to listen to the wonderful sounds of the Wharf Rats, to eat hot dogs and more, and to visit each “vendor” who provided information about animal related services and goods. There was a bountiful silent auction and opportunity to buy raffle tickets for Will Bullas’s painting.

    It was a Pacific Grove Rotary event to benefit such activities as Smiles for Life, IHELP dinners, Polio Plus, Rotacare Clinic, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue and Animal Friends Rescue Project. There was a children’s art show, “fun” dog judging, a pet parade, demonstrations of agility by Motiv K9 Fitness, SPCA, D-Dog Agility, Zoom Room, and Dance-A-Bulls. .Major Sponsors: Rabobank, Coastal Canine Magazine, Carmel Holistic Vet Clinic, Cedar Street Times, Bryan Farm Equipment, Landi Court Reporters, Monterey Animal Hospital, Big Sur Marathon, and Quail Lodge Golf.

    With all of the canines strutting their stuff there was nary an altercation. It was a happy day, one that will be repeated, hopefully, in perpetuity because, as we have maintained Pacific Grove is Dog Capital USA, it simply hasn’t been discovered.

    The original painting created by Bullas for the poster was won by Frank Casas. The presentation was made on Tues., Oct. 7, at the Rotary luncheon meeting at The Inn at Spanish Bay. Casas then gave the painting to President Matt as his dog was featured in the art work.

    Jane Roland, Pacific Grove Rotary Club.

    Fiesta Del Perro Committee List – Matthew Bosworth, President PG Rotary, Jane Durant Jones, Jane Roland (PG Rotary – Co-Chairs Fiesta), Will Bullas, Carie Broecker, Steve Covell, Michael Krokower,  Kelly Lehrian, Don Livermore, Lindsay Munoz,  Mark Ragan, John Roland, Michele DeVaughn Tubman, Martha Wilcox. Ralph Porras, Superintendant of Schools, honorary committee member.

    (photos by Juliette Calandra Ferguson and Ken Cuneo)

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    Monterey County Fair – 2013 (Photos by Shelby Birch)

    Decking Out the City for Feast of Lanterns

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Pageant

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Feast of Dance

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Pet Parade

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Feast of Flavors

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Art Show

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Chalk Fest

    Feast of Lanterns 2013: Opening Ceremony

    Hot Dogs! — Weiner Dogs and a Weenie Roast

    photos by Peter Mounteer

    Candia Concert

    Baseball: Breakers repeat championship… and set a record

    Pacific Grove High School Breakers repeated their championship season of last year, beating  the Menlo Knights 10-4 on Saturday, May 25. And they did it as part of a no-loss streak, setting a record for the Central Coast Section. Parents watching the game at San Jose Municipal Stadium provided fans at home with running commentary on Facebook and great pictures of the action.

    photos by Michelle Boatman

    photos by Janice Russo

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    Famous Persons Visit Robert Down Elementary

    photos by Karen Levy

    PG High Musical – Aida

    Fuddy Meers: A don’t-miss performance at PGHS

    by Peter Mounteer

    Fuddy Meers is a two act comedy featuring a cast of seven Pacific Grove High School students. It will have its final weekend May 9-11 in C-Wing Theatre at Pacific Grove High School. The production is by the PGHS Drama Department, and is directed by longtime English and Drama instructor, Tom Bussio.

    The play traces the story of Claire (Sarah Gordon), an amnesiac with a naturally sunny outlook who awakens each morning with no memory of who she is or the life she has lived. She lives with her husband, Richard Fiffle (Matthew Mounteer), a nervous but compassionate and dedicated man who loves Claire dearly; and their son Kenny (Alex Thibeau) a troubled and angst-filled teenager with a fondness for marijuana.

    The plot follows Claire’s departure from her home one day facilitated by a limping man with a lisp, claiming to be her brother Zachary (Brian Long). They leave while Richard is in the shower, headed to Claire’s mother’s house.
    Supporting cast includes Zachary’s right-hand man, Millet (Anthony Berteaux) who talks to a puppet; Claire’s aging mother Gertie (Elaina Pennisi) who is very lucid but can’t speak properly due to a recent stroke; and Heidi, a police officer (Hannah Azerang) who gets involved after Richard and Kenny set out to find the missing Claire.

    What ensues is a wildly entertaining escapade into a world where nothing truly is as it appears. The production is sometimes tragic and often funny rendition. It’s the kind of work playwright David Lindsay-Arbaire is perhaps best known for, as brought to life by the talented cast and crew of the PGHS Drama Department.

    Show time is 7p.m. at C-Wing Theater on the Pacific Grove High School campus. Tickets are $7 at the door.

    DiFranco Dance Company Spring Dance Concert

    Dianne Lyle’s DiFranco Dance Company presented their Spring Dance Concert last weekend at the Pacific Grove Middle School School Center for the Performing Arts.With her signature high energy and boldy colored costumes, Dianne choreographed 20 pieces for young dancers from age 3 through teens, to the delight of the parents and public. Summer dance production begins soon.

    photos by Daniel and Karen Levy

    Asilomar Centennial

    Earth Day and Our Community Garden

    The plots are sold out and there is a waiting list for pieces of 7,500 square feet of garden space. Families, students, children, Service Learners, veteran gardeners and those just looking to enjoy a gorgeous day with nature came out to celebrate Earth Day in Pacific Grove’s Community Garden. There were displays and educational programs, crafts and a pot luck, a blessing by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche and poetry with Pacific Grove’s Poet-In-residence, Dr. Barbara Mossberg, plus our Poetry Out Loud champion Arwa Awan, and spontaneous music from Susie Joyce.

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    Good Old Days 2013

    Together With Love 2013

    PG Auto Rally 2012

    1 Billion Rising


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