December 2017 Around Town 1

Hospice of North Coast’s Remodeled Pacifica House is Blessed to Serve

Hospice of the North Coast (HNC’s) Pacifica House is a sanctuary for the terminally ill and a blessing for the entire North County community. Newly reconstructed to better serve the needs of end-of life patients receiving symptom management care and their families, Pacifica House welcomed dozens of guests to a Blessing followed by tours.

Led by the convivial Reverend Doran Stambaugh, an HNC Board member and Priest-in-Charge at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, the Blessing was both spiritual and spirited. Father Doran confided, “I typically perform blessings for people’s homes. But this Pacifica House sacred space is in fact a home. It is a gift to people when they need it; beautifully remodeled to be more purposeful and family-friendly.”

Located on a tranquil street in “Olde” Carlsbad, the six-suite Pacifica House now offers not only homey amenities such as a full kitchen and dining room, but a variety of gracious indoor and outdoor spaces where families can share their experiences and emotions with other families or in quiet seclusion. To date, more than 750 patients and families have been welcomed.

La Costa Glen Residents, Staff, Go The Extra Mile To Fight Alzheimer’s

La Costa Glen retirement community and the adjacent health center, GlenBrook, fielded a team of 30 residents and staff members at this year’s Walk4ALZ in Balboa Park. The “La Costa Glen/GlenBrook Friends and Family” team from Carlsbad, walked the 2.75-mile course through Balboa Park to fight Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This year’s Walk4ALZ attracted 3,000 participants with all proceeds supporting Alzheimer’s San Diego.

Assistance League North Coast’s Autumn Fantasy Luncheon

Assistance League North Coast’s 23rd Autumn Fantasy luncheon offered 300 guests the opportunity to support ALNC’s twelve Philanthropic Programs with silent and live auctions and fabulous opportunity baskets. Dan Cohen, of CBS Morning News served as Master of Ceremonies. Mike Watson called the live auction and entertainment was by Wendy and Rik.

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Names Volunteer of the Year

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation held its annual membership meeting on October 21 at the Discovery Center during which Anne Shute was named Volunteer of the year.  Shute was cited for her dedicated work at the center eight hours a day, five days a week.

Carlsbad Ed Foundation Fundraiser at Fortis Fitness

Fortis Fitness and Strength Training & YOGALUX celebrated their 4th Anniversary on October 14th in style with free fitness and Yoga classes all day and a cocktail party in the afternoon. Over 300 participants helped to raise $500 during the event to benefit the Carlsbad Educational Foundation.

Mitchell Thorp 9th Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk Registration is Open

The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) is proud to announce their 9th annual “Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Poinsettia Park. The theme is “Bring out your Warrior Spirit to help a Warrior Child”. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants of all ages and will feature music, fun, interactive activities, vendor booths, prizes, food and an inspirational opening ceremony. Vendor packets also available now!

Bluewater Grill Carlsbad Now Open!

Bluewater Grill is now open in Carlsbad! Drop in and enjoy pristine quality, sustainably caught seafood prepared classically or with a modern twist. They also have a full service seafood market with quarts of their award winning clam chowder, ready to eat side dishes and house made sauces to complement your meal!  Located at 417 Carlsbad Village Dr., they pride themselves on having built a team of professional, caring and fun staff that will do what it takes to provide a great dining experience.