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National Night Out — Tuesday 8/1!

National Night Out is observed the first Tuesday evening in August annually. This year's NNO is Tuesday, August 1st. A national tradition celebrated across the US and Canada since 1984, National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities by the National Association of Town Watch.  Events can range from small back yard BBQs to block parties and to full-scale festivals. The National Night Out website says, "Together we are making our communities safer, more caring places to live." On the peninsula we are lucky to have several National Night Out Celebrations. Here are the details of a few local events: White Oaks, San Carlos Sunnydale Avenue...

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Holiday Happenings

The holiday season is a busy one here on the peninsula with a plethora of fun activities. I've compiled a list of some of my favorites for you to enjoy! Friday 12/2 - San Carlos - Night of Holiday Lights Two blocks along Laurel Street are closed down for music, holiday lights, family fun and rides. They do a special lighting ceremony at 6:30PM and snow will fall at the intersection of Laurel Street and Cherry Street. In fact, myself and Horticare are this year's snow sponsors! We will have a tent and table next to Peet's  -- look for the Dwell orange pop-up tent and come by and say...

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“How Did You Find San Carlos” Blog Contest Winner!

Many thanks for the submissions to my "How Did You Find San Carlos" Blog Contest. It was fun reading the stories of native San Carlans along with folks like myself who heard about "The City of Good Living" from friends or family. The contest winner is Gail Langkusch, who has lived in San Carlos since she was 1 year old! Here is Gail's story: My parents moved me here in 1952 when I was one-year-old! Bought new house on Brittan Avenue between Tamarack and Cordilleras. Sidewalks were not yet put in, and Brittan Avenue ended at Alameda de las Pulgas. Once we had sidewalks and lawns, the neighborhood kids would...

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Contest – How Did You Find San Carlos?

In my last blog post I told you how I found San Carlos. I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and hear how you found San Carlos via a contest! Everyone likes a background story so here is your chance to share your story AND win a $50 gift card. Submit your story of how you found San Carlos in 250 words or less to by Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00PM. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the San Carlos restaurant of their choice. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 6th at 5:00PM. I can't wait to read your stories!...

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Upcoming Fun Events on the Peninsula!

Fall is a busy time along the San Francisco peninsula. I've compiled a list of fun events ranging from San Mateo to Redwood City -- so many excellent choices! Dwell Realtors is a Beverage Sponsor for the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire Saturday 10/8 and Sunday 10/9. Come find me pouring wine on Sunday 12:30 to 3:30PM and I'll give you a wine/beer token. Cheers! Click here for my list: Fun Upcoming Events!...

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How I Found San Carlos

In my last post, I had a comment challenge for my first responder to pick my next blog post subject. The winner suggested that I write about how my family & I ended up in San Carlos. You may need a little more background to get the full story. I was born and raised in a beautiful suburb of Los Angeles, Palos Verdes. I stretched my southern California roots a few hours north to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for college. Several of my college roommates were from the bay area and treated me to northern California visits to acquaint myself. I loved the bay area for its...

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