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Boat Parade Coming– NOTE Altered Schedule!

Boat Parade by Randy Seton

It’s time for the 109th Christmas Boat Parade!  Starting on Wednesday, December 13th through Sunday, December 17th. With fireworks on the first and last days. PLEASE TAKE NOTE for those who throw Boat Parade Parties, this year will have significant changes to the schedule, and in some cases could delay your viewing time by hours.  Instead of beginning at Bay Island as has been …

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CdM Christmas Walk Sunday!

Sunday is the 39th Annual Christmas Walk in Corona del Mar!  It is FREE to the public and offers live entertainment, food, prizes and games in the true holiday spirit! Festivities include: Corona del Mar merchant promotions throughout Corona del Mar’s Business District Live Entertainment with signature bands in strategic locations The popular Fireman’s Grill BBQ provided by the NB …

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King Tides Start Friday, and Peak Sunday/Monday

Photo of a King Tide by Matthew Zamiska

King Tides are coming to Newport Beach, bringing the highest tides of the entire year. So far, our largest tides have measured 6ft 9.6inchess (above 0.0ft — standard sealevel).  This coming Sunday and Monday, they will be 6feet, 8 inches.  While less than our historical highs, this could breach some areas of our seawall, causing flooding, or send docks floating off of …

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Time to Toss That Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is always great, and the leftovers leave us stuffed for days afterwards, but Thanksgiving can’t last forever, and unless you enjoy food poisoning, any leftovers in your fridge from Thanksgiving should probably be thrown out now.  According to StillTasty, a website dedicated to cataloging shelf-life for foods, that leftover turkey has got to go!  Here’s a handy chart to …

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Country Club to Open At Location of old Pierce Street Annex

For the last several months, the Country Club (think “golf club”, not “country music”), has been testing out its kitchens, bar staff, and meals in relentless private events to ensure a solid opening.  As the much-loved Pierce Street Annex closed earlier this year due being in dire need of renovations, the new Country Club has answered that calling in spades, offering up an …

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Who is Open for Thanksgiving?

For those who don’t have family out here or are simply unable to join them, here are a list of establishments to get yo turkey on today: Blackies.  Their annual “Gettin Wasted While Your Turkey is Basted” is fun for the single people out there, and they usually have quite the spread available for patrons as well. Dory Deli is open 7am to …

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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!!!

[A story below, but first, a secret hint: The Country Club on 17th is open for “Friendsgiving” today, starting at 3pm!  It won’t be open to the public again until its official Grand Opening in December– so get your sneak peak in with your friends today– it should be a blast!] A young man named John received a parrot as a …

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Lighting of the Bay: Friday from 3pm to 6pm

Lighting of the Bay

Join us for a unforgettable day of Holiday entertainment! Just a day after the rush of Thanksgiving comes to an end, the Back Bay will be adorned with unique Christmas decorations! Lighting of the Bay Program (5:30pm) The Back Bay will be starting off this years program live performances by OC Children’s Song Group, Newport Harbor and Corona Del Mar High School Choirs …

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Tupelo Junction Opens in the Old “The Porch” Location

For those who frequent Santa Barbara, you have doubtlessly tried the famous Tupelo Junction Cafe there.  Known for its kitchen and their dog-friendly environment, the prime location in Santa Barbara closed exactly one week ago today, presumably so that the owner could focus on her shop in Newport, as she is a Corona del Mar resident. The kitchen and bus staff are going …

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Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight!

Meteor Shower

The morning of November 18th (night of the 17th) will begin the peak night to watch the Leonids meteor shower, which officially started on the 6th and lasts until the 30th of November.  The new moon will be out at noon and will set at about 6pm, giving this meteor shower prime visibility. Maximum meteors: around 20 meteors per hour. Velocity: 44.1 miles/sec When: As usual: The best …

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