It's time for Michael Berger and Diana Cusumano to switch their license plate holders. The two have been bestowed with the coveted title of Man & Woman of the Year, complete with fancy-schmancy license plate holders declaring their new positions to all traffic passerby.
Teri and Chuck Maier's relocation from Louisiana to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2004 proved to be far more challenging than they ever could have imagined. One month after moving to Valencia, MacKenzie, the middle of their three daughters, was stricken with severe left hip and leg pain and had difficulty walking.
The City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual Arbor Day festivities at Central Park on May 6. The event is meant to educate residents about the benefits of trees as part of the world-recognized Arbor Day holiday. Mayor Laurene Weste accepted the Tree City USA award on behalf of the city, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Arbor Day Foundation given to cities that consistently have a viable tree management plan and program.
Revolution. Colossus. X. Viper. Scream. And now, Tatsu. Sometimes it only takes one word to describe a thrill of a lifetime and for Santa Clarita residents that thrill has come from Six Flags Magic Mountain. For the past 35 years, the theme park is much more than a place to take weekend visitors. Six Flags Magic Mountain employs our youth and has given the Santa Clarita Valley its mark on the map.
Some of you asked nicely. Others offered bribes, and a few of you even threatened bodily harm - all in the name of a good time. So here it is - the holy grail of fun in the SCV. Use it to amaze out-of-towners, ease first-date jitters, cure couple boredom or calm the storm otherwise known as your twins. You know the rules: Prices quoted here are, unless otherwise noted, for one adult, and can change at the whim of the powers that be (also known as "not us").
May/June Singles Nights
May 18, 2006
Join other fun singles at All Corked Up's Singles Night starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy great food and wine, plus make friends and possibly meet Mr./Mrs. Right! All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place in Santa Clarita. 799-7979
June 22, 2006
What could be better than fine wine, appetizers and the company of other fun singles? Join SCV singles at All Corked Up starting at 6 p.m. for a memorable evening. All Corked Up is located at 26340 Diamond Place in Santa Clarita. 799-7979
If you are fortunate enough to receive an invitation to dinner at David and Susan Cheney's home, don't dare turn it down. Upon walking into their warm Bridgeport home, the Cheneys will more than likely pop the cork off one of the many bottles of wine they have collected over the years. The built-in wine cabinet tucked inside the office holds over 250 bottles of chardonnays and cabernets they have collected on their several trips to the wine country.
There's nothing like a good fashion show to inspire local divas to dust off their push-up bras, schedule hair extensions, snatch the credit card and gossip with friends - all in the name of charity. In March, the Soroptimists drew 260 dolled-up SCVians to "Fusion," a new twist in the nonprofit's annual show.
Forty representatives traveled to our state capitol. It was a formidable cross section of our Valley, a who's-who of Santa Clarita. Representatives from College of the Canyons, the Hart School Board, the Saugus Elementary School superintendent, our city manager, Newhall Land, the Boys & Girls Club, the Child & Family Center, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, Valley Industrial Association, Providence Holy Cross Hospital, and many local business owners participated.
Whether you're looking for unique ways to spend time with family and friends or the perfect chance to do a little something nice for those less fortunate, Santa Clarita organizations are ready to entertain you and move you to action.
They say that when it comes to selecting Santa Clarita's Man & Woman of the Year, it comes down to one thing: sweat. Yes, the sweat-factor, along with the proverbial blood and tears, plays a big role in who will walk away with the often-coveted title. While writing a big check doesn't exclude you from the running (those organizations do need hearty cash infusions!), the past men and women who've been bestowed with the honorable award are looking for folks that have expended more than a little elbow grease to make their home town, and the nonprofit organizations at the heart of their community, better for the effort.
Local restaurants, caterers and wine purveyors have joined to offer a wide variety of tantalizing fare at the 18th Annual Taste of the Town. On Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests will celebrate Child and Family Center's 30th birthday while sampling dishes representing the best of Santa Clarita.
Trade in the bouquet-and-brunch tradition on Mother's Day and try some of these fresh ideas to give that special mom some unique attention. Restaurants aren't the only venues open on Mother's Day!
Just as I imagined, the March Inside SCV Singles Night was another smashing success. I couldn't believe my eyes as I walked around All Corked Up to see the place packed with over 200 singles mingling! I had a blast and could tell that everyone did as well. I must say it was so enjoyable to be able to venture through the crowd and have an idea of what the turnout may be. The last event I only anticipated me and 40 other singles at best! Well... you know how that turned out!
This year's Day at the Races event, to be held on April 23, is all the more special, as it marks Carousel Ranch's first fundraising event to be held on their own property in Agua Dulce. For those who have not had a chance to visit the new ranch, this is a perfect opportunity to bring family and friends for a fun-filled event, featuring the excitement of horseracing along with the fun of a country fair.
Mr. Fancy Pants (and here we are referring to Don... Seriously, check out his duds - a sharp dresser, that one) later wined and dined with it-man William Petersen of "CSI," who was the guest of Valencia Acura at the Celebrity Waiter Dinner. Unsurprisingly, guests at the Acura table, including, of course, Cheri Fleming (who was deliciously serenaded by the never-aging if-she-wasn't-so-nice-we'd-hate-her Ingrid Boydston) dressed as CSI cast members for the event.
Now in its fifth year, the world's craziest dog show will again feature dozens of pups vying for the title of "Mutt of the Year," or, at least, an opportunity to kiss host Kim Basinger. New Leash on Life, the organization that calls the SCV home and the presenter of Nuts for Mutts, is a no-kill shelter that provides the community with more than puppies to love.
Enjoy a day on the greens while supporting your local hospital's emergency and trauma services. Chris Luechtefeld will serve as co-chair of the tournament along with Don Fleming, owner of Valencia Acura. Through his generosity and strong support of the hospital, Joe Caso of Frontier Toyota, is the long-time title sponsor of the tournament.
Santa Clarita Valley Realtor Frank Ball is a long way from his hometown of Houma, La. But the 175 students at his alma mater, Dularge Elementary School, have been on his mind lately. Hurricane Rita pounded the community of Houma, including Dularge Elementary and other local schools. Although students are back in class, they still lack a number of key learning resources. Chief among them: library books.
In today's world of computers, instant messaging, video games and reality television, arts and culture are almost a forgotten treasure. This month's Great Find, College of the Canyon's Center for the Performing Arts, is bringing the arts to the forefront with something to offer for all ages and interests.