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Happy Thanksgiving!

Let us all be grateful for our loved ones, a roof over our head, the food with which we satisfy our hunger, and the ability to be consciously grateful for all that we have.  We wish you a most grateful Thanksgiving, and leave you with three thoughts of gratitude:  Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; …

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Happy Halloween

  No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 5 Safety Tips for Pet Parents Attention, animal lovers, the ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet(s) safe. 1)  No tricks, no treats:  That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy.  Chocolate in all forms —…

Happy Labor Day

  Celebrated by the government as a day to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day was conceptualized in the late 1800s when labor unions formed.  Today, Labor Day signifies a day without labor where government entities and many private employers allow their workforces to take a day off with pay. …

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FREE Movie Night!

Tonight, Thursday, August 25th, is the last night for “Movies and Music on Main”.  Join us for fantastic and FREE family fun on Main Street (between University and Mission Inn Avenue)!  Bring your chairs and blankets and join us downtown at 7 p.m. to enjoy live musical entertainment.  This week’s movie, “Tangled”, begins at 8…

Happy Father’s Day!

Wanted to take a moment to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  Click here to read our online color version of our May/June 2011 Chit Chat newsletter. I wrote an article about our dad on the front page of the Chit Chat.  Tara and I were fortunate to have a wonderful father who cared…

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Happy Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America!  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.”  During…

Happy Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that commemorates United States soldiers who died while in the military service.  First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.  During this long weekend, we should all be…