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August Movie Marathon: Last blast of summer

Posted August 1, 2014 by Katie

It’s now August – the season is winding down, school is almost upon us, and it’s just about our last chance to get in some summer fun before the inevitable grind of autumn returns. So grab a big bowl of popcorn, sprawl on the couch, and enjoy these ten suggested movies to watch with family […]

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Field of runners at start of 2013 Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk. Courtesy photo.
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33rd Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk this Saturday, July 26

Posted July 20, 2014 by cehwiedel

Editor’s note: while the race marks its thirty-third run, the Cypress Community Festival will mark its thirty-fourth appearance the same day. Come down for pancakes flipped just for you by the Cypress Kiwanis Club — and much, much more — at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year […]

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Luis and Lois Hernandez’s Mr Schnitzel of Newbury Park. Courtesy photo.
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Mr Schnitzel wins wiener crazy eights at Los Alamitos Race Course

Posted July 20, 2014 by courtesy

It was a night of crazy eights during the 19th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals, as four of the 10 trial winners on the night won from starting post number eight on Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. The winning wiener in the championship race also started from post number eight; as Luis and […]

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Summer Thoroughbred Festival riding title won by apprentice jockey

Posted July 13, 2014 by courtesy

Apprentice jockey Drayden VanDyke wrapped up the riding title at the inaugural Summer Thoroughbred Festival with a pair of victories Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Kentucky-born and Arkansas-raised VanDyke, who will turn 20 in September, finished with 12 victories, four more than runner-up Joe Talamo. It was the first riding title for an apprentice in […]

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Karen Caplan of Frieda's Specialty Produce.
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Posting a restaurant review on Yelp

Posted July 13, 2014 by courtesy

Most of us have certain apps on our smart phones that we use regularly. For example, I oftentimes check in on Facebook when I am at interesting places, and I use my airline app to check on the status of my flight times and departure gates. But it’s not very often that I post a […]

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Planning your “What I did on my summer vacation” essay

Posted July 13, 2014 by courtesy

Do you remember each year as you returned to school in the fall, your teacher said, “Take out a sheet of paper and write an essay about what you did on your summer vacation!”? What if, as in the comic Frazz the week of June 16, 2014, on the last day of school in June, […]

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Margene Walz, Quest College Counseling. Courtesy photo.
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College-bound students plump applications with summer internships and jobs

Posted July 13, 2014 by Margene Walz

Parents, remember the old days when you spent the summer doing nothing? This was a time for sitting on the beach, driving around or hanging with friends. Those days are long gone. Today, college admissions officers see meaningful summer activities as a demonstration of commitment and responsibility. They want their incoming freshman class to have […]

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Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris. Courtesy photo.
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Dance your way to fitness at the Cypress Community Festival

Posted July 12, 2014 by courtesy

Zumba Fitness instructor Lettie Morris will be showing Cypress Community Festival visitors how to dance their way to fitness. Her interactive demonstration will be at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress on Saturday, July 26th. Ms. Morris has been dancing to Latin rhythms ever since she could walk. She took her first Zumba class about ten […]

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Rossmoor-Los Alamitos RWF at the 2013 Cypress Family Festival: l-r: Rosemary Trez, Robin Itzler, MaryAnn Mills, Margene Walz
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Visit RLA RWF booth at Cypress Festival to find out about presidents and their pets!

Posted July 11, 2014 by courtesy

The Rossmoor-Los Alamitos Republican Women Federated, which also serves Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach and other surrounding cities, will once again have a booth at the Cypress Family Festival. In addition to registering voters and sharing information about conservative values, there will be a “Presidents & Their Pets” display. Beginning with George Washington through Barack […]

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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM will broadcast live from the Cypress Community Festival.
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Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 returning to emcee Cypress Festival

Posted July 8, 2014 by courtesy

Cypress Community Festival guests will be in for a real treat when country radio personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM takes the stage as emcee. Harman hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. On Festival Day, she will be making introductions for country artist Peter Brandon, the bluegrass band Creekwood […]

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Magician “Abbit the Average” who performed at last Wednesdays “Dog Gone Good Wednesdays” program is shown in the cage, along with volunteers Janielle Torregosa, Danielle & Justin Kim.
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Take the tiger by the tail at Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library this summer

Posted July 5, 2014 by courtesy

The Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library invites kids, teens and adults to join their Summer Reading Program, “Paws to Read.” Win exciting prizes while reading great books —hat could be better? Also, be sure to check out the large tiger’s cage that the Library’s resident volunteer, Joseph Mannix, created out of cardboard voting booths. Caged teen volunteers […]

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The first fire truck for Lomita, California, entered in the 2012 Cypress Community Festival Car Show. A 1917 Model T Ford, American Lafrance Type A, with a double-tank chemical cap. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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Dozens of stunning vehicles to grace the 19th Annual Cypress Car Show at the 2014 Cypress Festival

Posted July 4, 2014 by courtesy

The 19th Annual Cypress Car Show will be held on Saturday July 26 as part of the Cypress Community Festival. According to Car Show Chairman Gary Hudson there were more than 75 classic cars and street rods for Festival visitors to admire at last year’s show. Festival visitors will be able to walk right up […]

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