Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting Carmel-by-the-Sea and Cannery Row

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Hundreds turned out at Steinbeck Plaza,
Cannery Row November 25, 2016 



and Devendorf Park, Carmel-by-the-Sea
December 2, 2016 for the annual
Christmas Tree Lighting.  


Santa was on hand, 


so was Mayor Dallas, 


 as well as Spencer Washburn
and Amanda Gomez of KION.


Here are the countdowns!

Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Get Ready for the 18th Annual Carmel Heritage Society Inns of Distinction - December 4th, 2016

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On Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 2 to 5 pm, Carmel Heritage Society will hold its 18th annual Inns of Distinction.  This event is one of the best tickets of the holiday season!  Purchase on line $35 for Carmel Heritage members, and $40 for non-members.  


On the day of the event, pick up your ticket and commemorative wine glass at First Murphy House on Lincoln and Sixth.  Day of tickets may also be purchased at First Murphy for $45.  Then head out for your Carmel adventure.

Tour guests may choose to drive this tour.  If so plan on circling blocks over and over again to find parking.  I suggest walking this tour.  The entire tour route is 1.5 miles (starting at First Murphy House and ending at Lamp Lighter Inn). Walking distance between each inn is about five minutes. If you walk, use this map and follow my plan as to the order you visit inns.  

But first a word about parking.  You may park in the downtown area for two hours at a time.  This tour takes longer to really enjoy.  You may park outside downtown in the residential district for the entire duration of the tour.  There are also free parking lots at Junipero and Third (Vista Lobos Parking Lot) and Mission and Eighth (Sunset Parking Lot).

Walking Tour - Carmel Inns of Distinction 


From First Murphy House, head north on Lincoln to turn right on Fifth and left on San Carlos to Candle Light Inn and enjoy your tasting of the artisan wines of Cima Collina pared with a tasteful creation by Chef Mario Luevano of The Grill on Ocean by the outdoor firepit.   


Next walk one block north on San Carlos to the newly renovated Hotel Carmel.  Here Brophy's Tavern will provide light pub fare to accompany your wine tasting from Albatross Ridge


To continue walk south on San Carlos to Fourth Avenue and turn left then left again on Junipero to Horizon Inn where you will enjoy wine tasting from J. Lohr Vineyards along with some country French cuisine prepared by chef-owner Kerry Loutas of L'Escargot


One half mile south on Junipero brings tour visitors to the next two inns. First, Carriage House with wine tasting from Manzoni and a light bite from Bruno's Market and next door 


The Hideaway where Shale Canyon Wines are poured and crab cakes from Flaherty's are served.  


At the corner of Junipero and Eighth turn right and then right again on Lincoln.  Walk one block north to the corner of Seventh and Lincoln and you arrive at the legendary Cypress Inn. Delectable treats from Terry's Lounge Restaurant will be served as well as wines from Heller Estate


Finally, one more short 5 minute walk brings tour guests to the last inn, the historic Lamp Lighter located on the south east corner of Ocean Avenue and Camino Real. Relax by one of their two charming fire pits while enjoying Spanish tapas from Mundaka and wine from Scheid Vineyards.  

I hope you check out this years Carmel Heritage Society Inns of Distinction.  Tickets are still available and may be purchased on line!  

Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Photography by LA Momboisse 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Calendar of Upcoming Events November 24 to December 9, 2016

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A quick rundown of events for the next two weeks as the Holiday Season kicks off in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Thanksgiving 1

If you plan on going out for Thanksgiving Dinner November 24, 2016, here are a few places to check out: 

Anton & Michel (Carmel Court of the Fountains) In addition to their regular dinner menu a three-course Thanksgiving dinner is served from 1pm to 8pm, $42 for adults, $21 for children 12 and under.  (831-624-2406)

The Grill on Ocean Avenue (Ocean between Lincoln and Dolores) serves up their regular dinner as well as a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 12pm to 8pm, $36 for adults, $18 for children under 12. (831-624-2569)

Pacific's Edge Restaurant (Hyatt Carmel Highlands, 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel) serves a prix fixe menu from 4pm to 8pm, $95 for adults, $45 for children 5 to 12, children under 5 dine free. (831-622-5445)

Peter B's Brewpub (2 Portola Plaza, Monterey)
Turkey dinner is served from 4pm to 6:30pm, $14.99 per plate! (831-649-2699)


Old Fisherman's Grotto (39 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey 831-375-4604) and The Fish Hopper (700 Cannery Row, Monterey 831-372-8543) Traditional Thanksgiving from 11am, $26.95 for adults and $14.96 for children.    

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November 25, 2016 kick off Black Friday at Carmel Plaza with holiday sales, then relax in the festively decorated patio and enjoy live music from 12:30 to 2:30pm by Monterey County POPS! Youth Soloists. 

November 26, 2016 Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Pilgram's Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden! (Dolores between Sixth and Fifth, Carmel) Open from 10am to 6pm, Pilgrim's Way will feature local authors all day on hand to sign books.  Kathryn Gualtieri author of the Nora Finnegan Carmel Mystery series will be on hand from 1:30 to 2:15pm and Lynn Momboisse co-author of Historic Homes & Inns of Carmel by the Sea will be there from 2:30 to 3:15pm. 



Ice Skating by the Bay 2016 starts Monday, November 28, 2016.  Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. The ice skating rink will be located at Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel & Spa until January 8, 2017. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for children 12 and under, skate rental fee is $3.  Hours Monday - Saturday 11am to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 8pm. 


 
December 2, 2016,  Carmel-by-the-Sea annual City Holiday Tree Lighting at Ocean Avenue and Juniper.  Santa Claus will arrive at 3:30pm and Mayor Steve Dallas will light our tree around 5:45pm.  Following this event Carmel Plaza will host their annual open house until 7pm.  FREE


December 2, 2016 annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn (570 Pacific Street, Monterey) carols, candles, cookies, cider, and music 5pm to 6pm. FREE

December 4, 2016 Carmel Heritage Society hosts their 18th annual Inns of Distinction Tour 2 to 5pm.  Purchase tickets on line $35 for Carmel Heritage members, and $40 for non-members. Ticket price includes tours of historic hotels, light bites from some of Carmel's great restaurants, and wine tasting.  

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December 9, 2016 Carmel by the Glass Winter Holiday Party at La Playa Hotel (Camino Real and Eighth, Carmel) 5 to 8pm, $75 includes all access to wine tasting and appetizers.  


Lot's to keep us all busy!  Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas - Carmel Plaza - Carmel by the Sea, California

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At Carmel Plaza the poinsettias have been planted, Christmas trees adorn the patio and the 2016 Pre-Holiday Kick Off Party is behind us.  It may only be the middle of November, but in Carmel-by-the-Sea it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. 



After checking out some of the 40 plus specialty shops and restaurants at Carmel Plaza make sure to stop by the Carmel Visitors Center at their new location on the second floor and pick up a copy of A Village in the Pine Forest: Carmel-by-the-Sea.

This 20-page Centennial commemorative brochure summarizes the unique history of Carmel by decade, in text and photos and makes a great holiday gift at $5.  All proceeds on this item benefit the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. 
 

Until next time Happy Adventures! 


Photos and video by LA Momboisse
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day November 11, 2016 - Dedication of the War Memorial Centennial Bell - Carmel by the Sea

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Every year on November 11th in the United States we observe Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, this day, historically marked the end of World War I.

(left to right) Bill Nye, Bernie McDermit (Post 512 Commander), Hazel Rodriguez (Ladies Auxiliary Unit 512, President), Greg Hinton, Paul Rodriguez (Area 2 S.A.L. Commissioner - holding flag) Councilman Bobby Richards (at podium) 


Monterey JNROTC Cadets



Though World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, actual fighting had ceased between the Allied nations and Germany seven months earlier when a temporary cessation of fighting, or armistice, went into effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.



John Tomkinson (Logistics Coordinator Monterey Stand Down)


Placing of the Wreaths at War Memorials

For this reason November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In 1938, Congress made the 11th day of the 11th month a legal holiday known as Armistice Day, a day to honor veterans of World War I.


 The Sounding of Taps



(left to right) Melania Barney (Ladies Auxiliary Unit, 512 Treasurer), Robin Falkenberg (Lady Auxiliary Unit 512, 1st Vice President)


RLS School Chorus

Time passed and America found herself in another war and then another. Clearly, World War I, was not “the war to end all wars,” and Armistice Day was in need of a name change.


Vietnam War Memorial, dedicated to the memory of Carmel's servicemen "Whose Blood was shed that we might live." Memorial lists 21 names of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War during the period 1965 to 1970.


Korean War Memorial  - Remember “The Forgotten War” Korea 
"To honor those brave Americans who under trying circumstances fought and gave their lives to defend their country and the cause of freedom…
May God bless them all."
 

World War II Memorial - "In memory of Carmel Servicemen who gave their lives during WW II." Lists the names of 20 Carmel servicemen who lost their lives in World War II during the period 1942 through 1945, including one, Gordon Bain, who was killed while serving in England's Royal Air Force (RAF).


In 1954 after World War II, and Korea, the 83rd Congress, amended the 1938 Act by changing the word Armistice to Veterans and November 11th became a day to honor all American veterans of all wars.

Today and everyday is a time to thank our veterans for their service; those who have passed, those who are still with us (including my dad who will be 101 on November 24, 2016),


John M. Filippi (743rd Army Anti-Aircraft Battalion
New Guinea and the Philippines)

and those of the future. The freedom and opportunity we have as a citizen of this country, came at a price. It was won and continues to be protected, by the veterans of our Armed Forces.

Thank you to all who served our country - for your duty, honor, and service. May God mightily bless you all.

Here is a video of Carmel by the Sea's Veterans Day celebration and the dedication of the Centennial Bell by American Legion Post 512 Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Photography and video taken 2016 Veterans Day honoring those who served, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California at Devendorf Park -  by LA  Momboisse  and RM Momboisse 



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Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Carmel-by-the-Sea California - A Village in a Pine Forest

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A big thank you to Mr. Eastwood, the Centennial Committee, and all those who had a hand in last weekends birthday bash, parade, luncheon, and street dance.


Our centennial parade weekend may be history, but there is still time to pick up the 20 page one-hundred year condensed history of Carmel, A Village in a Pine Forest: Carmel-by-the-Sea
  

This professionally produced brochure compiled by local authors Kathryn Gualtieri and Lynn A. Momboisse for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea summarizes Carmel's unique history in text and photos. It is a perfect keepsake and sure to be treasured by Carmelites and visitors alike. 

It is available for $5 at the Carmel Visitors Center daily 10am to 6pm (new location on the second floor in the Carmel Plaza ), Carmel City Hall Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm (Monte Verde between Ocean and Seventh), Carmel Farmers Market on Sixth behind Devendorf every Thursday from 10am to 1pm, the Centennial Web store, and First Murphy House home to Carmel Heritage Society Tuesday - Saturday 12pm to 3pm.  

Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Photography by LA  Momboisse  and RM Momboisse 

Video by Visit Carmel  
 

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday Carmel-by-the-Sea, California - October 29, 2016

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After years of preparation, the day was finally upon us.  We were up before light to stake our claim on the


 SW Corner of San Carlos and Ocean

and watch as all finally comes together!

Our spot fills with friends 
and family. 


Last minute instructions from Tom Brocato.


Now time for the show! 


Until next time Happy Adventures!

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Photography and video by LA  Momboisse  and RM Momboisse  

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