March 9, 2013
Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead at 2 a..m Sunday, March 10th! We will all be springing forward and sleeping one hour less.
February 15, 2013
May you all bask in the love of a friend, a loved one, a stranger, even a pet…not only today, but all the days ever!!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
November 21, 2012
During Thanksgiving, let us not forgot to take a moment and reflect, celebrate and give thanks for those things that are truly the most important and of the most value to us… our life, our health, our families, and our friends.
We personally give thanks and celebrate each day of our lives that we are blessed with our lives and a caring, loving family!
November 16, 2012
Hi there one and all…come join us in the garden, have a nibble and maybe find that special gift or treasure — the gift-giving holidays are right around the corner!
Where: 4182 Linwood Place, Riverside CA 92506
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Support local women artists and purchase jewelry, textile art, paper art, ceramics, goat milk soap, garden art, stained glass, mixed media art, and more…
Cash or checks preferred. There will be refreshments. Canceled if heavy rain.
If you are a woman artist/crafter who may want to participate in future shows, please visit yankiwi.com for more information.
February 14, 2012
Love comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether you have a sweetheart or not, embrace the wonders of nature and share your love and compassion this Valentine’s Day with a lonely neighbor, a retired veteran, a homeless person, or a shelter pet.
Volunteer your time at an old-age home, wash someone’s car or bring their trash cans in, deliver some cookies, write a letter to a service man or woman, give a hug, share a good cry, smile at a stranger … but most of all, take a deep breath and breathe in life!!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
January 16, 2012
Many in the United States take today off of work in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had he lived, yesterday, January 15, 2012, would have been the U.S. civil rights leader’s 83rd birthday – and thus, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King has become one of the most respected figures of the 20th Century — if not of all time. He is credited with bringing equal rights to African Americans, and tangentially, many other minority groups. Even after his assassination in 1968, his legacy as well as his moving speeches have inspired people to follow in Dr. King’s path.
“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving!” — MLK Jr.
December 10, 2011
SANTA will be making a special appearance at 3943 Chapman Place (the house with the train) this Saturday, December 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Santa’s helpers will be serving hot chocolate, cookies and cupcakes for children and adults! If you forget your camera, we’ll take photos for you.
The train will be
spouting off real smoke, and the wheels actually turn ’round and ’round, with real train sounds too! Kids, young and old, can sit inside the train for photo opportunities.
Many people are
curious as to when
the Chapman Place Christmas decoration tradition began. One
of our neighbors did some research and found a 1966 Press-Enterprise newspaper article. The
tradition of decorating the street was proposed in 1950 by Chapman Place resident Charles M. Wilson.
In 1950, the west end of the street was still an orange grove, yet the homeowners gathered in Charlie’s garage to make 8-foot tall Christmas trees out of aluminum foil. The 1966 newspaper photo showcased
life-sized lit candlesticks that lined the street, which the current residents reproduced and put in place this year for the whole neighborhood to enjoy!
Take a stroll down Chapman Place tonight….
August 21, 2011
Please tune in tonight at 8 pm ET, as CNN will air “The Last Heart Attack”, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s one-hour special on former President Bill Clinton’s gastronomic journey from omnivore to vegan.
The interview and report will discuss Clinton’s health while in office, which included struggles with a poor diet and weight gain. Under the guidance of doctors Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Clinton decided to adopt a vegan diet to regain his health after undergoing two heart surgeries, and has since lost more than 20 pounds. Clinton consumes no meat, no dairy, no eggs, almost no oil, in an effort to avoid damaging his blood vessels.
Bet your LIFE on eating better! Some surgeons believe that once you start eating this way, you make yourself heart attack proof. Heart disease is completely preventable, simply by eating right. Heart disease is a food-bourne illness and we won’t end the epidemic with stints, bypasses and drugs, because those don’t treat the causation of this illness.
Please consider eating healthier in an attempt to squash heart disease once and for all!
March 17, 2011
Nowadays, the world is all about ‘going green’ in our actions by recycling, using less water, etc. With a million messages coming at us from all areas (news, politics, fashion, and even technology), it’s easy to get caught up in the big picture without realizing how your actions stack up.
The truth is, that everything we do every day has an impact on the planet — good or bad. The good news is that as an individual you have the power to control most of your choices and, therefore, the impact you create. By embracing a greener lifestyle, you can also improve your health, pad your bank account, and ultimately, improve your overall quality of life.
We always make an effort to go green whenever possible: our newsletters that we distribute to our neighborhood (the historic “Wood Streets” in Riverside, California) are printed on recycled and recyclable paper, we ride our bicycles whenever possible, we use CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs, use off-peak electricity, wash laundry in cold water, pay bills online, shop with reusable bags, drink from stainless steel reusable water bottles, and shop at farmer’s markets.
We wish everyone a HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY – whether you swig a green drink, wear a green shirt, or perform a green deed like recycling plastic bottles!
March 11, 2011
It’s that time again! Time to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2011 (before you go to sleep Saturday night).
This is usually the time of year most people change the batteries in their smoke detectors. It may be a good idea to buy a carbon monoxide detector this year, if you don’t already have one.
Remember, “fall back” and “spring forward.”