Monday, June 30, 2008

Party, Party, Party!

4th of July Parties
Realtor Meghan Shigo is again hosting the Colony Clementine Street Party on Friday, July 4th from 5 pm to 8 pm. North Clementine Street will be closed (with permits) from Pearson Park to Alberta Street. The event includes a Bounce House and Art Tables for the kids, a Bike Parade at 7 pm, and a Food Contest for Best Appetizer, Best Main Dish, and Best Dessert. A live band and BBQ grills (bring your own meat) are provided. Bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage, all are welcome. For more info contact Meghan at (714) 273-1381.
In East Anaheim, the Canyon Hills Community Council is hosting their annual 4th of July party at Peralta Canyon Park from 12:30 to 8:45 pm. A parade starts at 6 pm at Canyon High School. and fireworks at 6 pm. Peralta Canyon Park is located at 115 N. Pinney Drive, (Santa Ana Canyon Road just west of Imperial Highway) the 21 acre park was named for Juan Pablo Peralta, an early landowner and ranchero. The Canyon Hills Community Council is a non-political group of citizens, businesses, and other organizations, joined together for the betterment of the community. They are a 501c3 non-profit. For more info check out their website at
Evening in the Colony a Huge Success!
The Anaheim Neighborhood Association's Evening in the Colony Progressive Dinner sold out, with a guest list of the Who's Who of Orange County's community leader types. Check out photos of the event at their website

Thursday, June 26, 2008

City Council, Potluck, Taste of Anaheim

It appears the Ciy Council campaign of Gail Eastman is coming out strong, no wonder, she has the backing of the "Who's Who of Anaheim". Her campaign headquarters officially opens this weekend with a Grand Opening Party on Friday June 27th, from 5:30 pm to 9. Donations of $35 per person and $50 per couple support Gail's campaign. Jerry's Dogs will be serving up hot dogs, and a no host beer and wine bar will be offered. Campaign Headquarters are at 301 N. Anaheim Blvd Suite C. RSVP to (714) 768-2925.

The Anaheim Colony Historic District is also hosting the monthly potluck Thursday, June 26th. This month's festivities are at the "Castle House", owned by Helen and Carol Garner. The Garner sisters recently won the Anaheim Historical Society's coveted Margaret Atkins Award for Historic Preservation, for their lifestyle of serial restoration. The ladies are obsessive about every detail of their projects, and a visit to one of their homes is not to be missed. The potluck is at 727 N. Harbor, beginning at 7 pm. Bring a dish to share, and your favorite beverage. NOTE: there is NO PARKING on Harbor Blvd.

Sadly, one must choose between a visit to the Castle House and the Taste of Anaheim, hosted at the Grove tonight. The event features Orange County's finest restaurants sharing their best food, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's Happening in West Anaheim

Today's image is an old aerial photo of what became West Anaheim. Notice the communities of Claire, Hansen, etc.

Covering the development of West Anaheim is the job of WAND, or the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council. Their next meeting is Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 7 pm in the Mutli-purpose room of Maxwell School, 2613 W. Orange Avenue. For more information contact Esther Wallace at (714) 828-5526.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Last Chance for Dinner!

I understand that the Anaheim Neighborhood Association's "Evening in the Colony" is nearly sold out. For the last few seats, contact event chair Meghan Shigo at (714) 273-1381. This is a progressive dinner, held in three of the Colony's finest historic homes. Cost is $150 per person, $225 per couple, and a table of 8 is $900. But move fast, those tickets are moving in a hurry!